How are you all doing?
Am I the only one that can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by?! I vividly remember exactly how I started this year and I’m amazed at how much has gone on. I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a long time ago because as you know, they don’t count for toffee. Thankfully, I have achieved a few of the things I was quietly hoping to and even though I’m not quite the person I hoped I would be, I’ve made progress.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the abortion series? I’ve had quite a few messages on twitter and via email and I thank you all for your kind words, constructive criticisms and encouragement. I’ve got one more story to publish to wrap up the series and then it’s on to the next challenge. Heaven knows what that one will be but I’m looking forward to it. If you have any ideas about what you’d like to read about, please send me a message and I’ll do my best to tackle as many as I can.
I’ll be setting up a Facebook page in the next few days so if you are on Facebook, please look out for the Waila Caan page and like it! I’m also on Twitter and my twitter handle is @WailaCaan. It has taken a while but I’ve finally managed to maintain some level of consistency with my tweets. All things are indeed possible. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org so please, however you choose, send in your ideas. I could do with inspiration.
In other news, I have a flu and it’s doing my head in. I’ve had a constant headache for the last 48hours, my nose is blocked, the sneezes are epic and this chesty cough is the stuff of dying men. I look a hot mess. I find blowing my nose a pointless exercise (the more you blow, the more it clogs up) so I’m one of those annoying snifflers. I must have really irritated the woman sitting next to me on the train this morning because she dug in her bag, pulled out a pack of tissues and offered me one. I say offered but really, it was an order. Her eyes said “girl if you don’t take this tissue and blow your nose I will slap you silent.” I couldn’t tell her I had tissues in my bag and pockets so I cheesed like she was offering me a scarce commodity and thanked her.
In other news, something has been bugging me lately. I’m really worried about the power of celebrity as fuelled the media. They have become gods and goddesses, idols, to our generation, propagating and reinforcing warped morals and ideals. I wonder what the Church is doing while all this is going on. We need to get out there and give people, young kids and the youth in particular, an alternative. They need to know that there is another way and that there is more to life than nudity, sex, alcohol, drugs and materialism. I fear that I might have to lock my children up in a room and only let them out to play in the snow when it falls. If this is the world they will be born into, only God can help them.
Anyway, back to work I must go. Please don’t forget to send in your ideas.