Thursday, January 25, 2007


One of my closest friends thinks I'm literally mad believing I can get overseas. I think I'm mad if I don't keep believing I can. My mother always says to keep hopeful....a person should always keep hope. Sometimes I lose hope. I get very caught up in the now of feeling down and get convinced the feelings will last forever. They don't. I'm glad the spirit moves me to being bright and hopeful once again.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New York NY

Some challenges in life aren't easy. I have a mental illness that makes a lot of life quite challenging. I realise we all have our challenges so I accept mine.....some of the time!!!!
So what is this blog about. I want to go to New York to visit the Metropolitan Museum of art and to catch a yellow taxi and to go to Japan, Britain and Europe....a bit of a world tour.
I've checked the travel agent and I have the money. I am retired due to ill health so I have the time. So what's the problem? ....a few.....I get disorientated in strange places, I find it difficult dealing with crowds, I get very low moods that make it difficult to manage my day to day life. I can keep going with the list but you get the idea.
A few people, including friends say I won't be able to go but I think who knows ....there is hope and I like challenges.
That's the reason for the blog. I want to use this blog as a springboard for getting me overseas. It could take me 10 years or more, I may die trying but I want to give it every effort I can.
The other day I went to a crowded cinema and went to the movies. The crowds were scary but I did it and survived. I plan to do more of these peopled challenges. Today I went along a busy street full of workers and took my camera and took photos...practising being a tourist. I only lasted about half an hour but I did it.
Today I went to the psychiatrist and I'm starting a new lot of mood stabilisers. Who knows they may help get me on my travels.
I'll keep you posted.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia
One day I'm going to write
Lots of love from Susan in New York