It is many years since I thought I could make a difference to this world. The very idea has not even been a tucked away kernel. But a chat with an old friend, who happened to be celebrating his 80th birthday and who I was helping with his website (cos that’s what I do), reminded me that I could be Keanu, the One.
And why not, indeed. I still have so very much to give, there is a lot I can do, and these days, thanks to the community I work within and good friends who are also business buddies, I know others who can do what I cannot. And yes, I still need time and energy for my children, but perhaps I can start to get used to the idea that they need me less now, and that my energy is actually returning after a couple of years of long covid, and yes, george hurts more all the time. But there is still much to give and much that I can do.
And I know so much more about myself now. While talking with Nick I found myself reacting a little strangely but now I know that this is okay, this is not something I have to hide or change, it is a part of who I am, my own wonderful neurodiversity.
So thank you, Nick. You have energised me, inspired me, and reminded me that I can use my superpowers for good still, again, and more.