On Wednesday 16 May I'm heading up north to the Lake District and my home town for a little holiday to catch up with people and places which are very special to me. I've written about the coming trip on my blog "From a Chrysalis to Beautiful Butterfly." Here is a short excerpt from it.
This coming week I’m heading back North for the first time in five years. It was July 2007 when I was last in the Lake District. During that trip I went to Keswick for the Keswick Convention and had a lovely week. It is even longer, ten years, since I was in my home town, as it was August 2002 I last went there. I’ve stayed away for my own safety. But I feel that I’ve stayed away too long and now I’m ready to go back for a short visit. Plus my friends have been saying to me for a while “when are you coming to see us?” So it’s a long overdue trip.The Criminal Injuries Compensation I received is paying for this trip. Although the compensation was not awarded to me for positive reasons but because of the trauma and abuse in my childhood I have worked hard to use it as a positive force in my life. I’m done this through paying off virtually all my debt and through treating myself to things I’ve always wanted to experience but have never had the money to do.That includes holidays, and this trip north is the first one.It’s going to be quite a trip. So there’s lots of stuff to look forward to and to feel excited about as well as some aspects to feel a little anxious about too. It’s going to be exciting and relaxing in parts. It will also be possibly challenging and emotional in other parts. But overall I’m sure I’m going to have a great time and it’s going to turn out far better than I could hope for. I just need to be very gentle with myself, pace myself and look after myself and all my child parts.
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