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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Jungle
This week I’ve been glued to watching the antics in the Jungle in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. I’ve not always been a big fan. In the past I may have caught one or two episodes and watched the final, but this year I’m strangely addicted. I think putting Matt Hancock in there was a really good move. They always need someone the public will hate, but it’s so hard to not see this bloke as the one who caused so much misery during Covid, I know he’s not the only person to blame and he says he’s looking for forgiveness, but really ITV have just stumbled on a fantastic chance for PR. It’s quite obsessive. The other characters seemed to fade into the background apart from Boy George and Chris Moyles who refuse to be overshadowed. But, we are now beginning to see the other’s in the limelight too. I already have my winner but I’m not revealing them yet. Just to say, it’s not anyone I’ve already mentioned. 😉
Last week I left you at the end of a slow moving week. It ended with my having the migraine from hell, talk about a bear with a sore head, I belonged in the jungle! (Little Lesson; there are bears that have adapted to live in the jungle, including the panda bear, but most live in the forests, deserts and grasslands.)
Over the weekend I recovered, and I’ve been fairly well this week. I’m still suffering some rib/stomach pain but rather than getting rid of it I’ve found ways of managing it. I will be making another trip to my GP though, because it’s not actually getting better. I’ve had another fairly slow moving week but I’ve managed some (online) Christmas shopping which has helped me feel a little more festive (just a little mind.)
Life can be hard sometimes and we’ve been having a real tough time lately. I have been inspired by this quote I found from Fearless Motivation
The world is a jungle… you either FIGHT AND DOMINATE… or hide and evaporate. When life challenges you – if you’re not ready to FIGHT for your DREAM… you’ll never have it! If you don’t STAND UP to your toughest challenges… you’ll DIE INSIDE… Don’t allow regret and disappointment into your life!
Of course, the quote doesn’t mean physically fighting, but you do need to fight the negative voices inside and push for what you want. Whether it’s a dream of finding your best career or getting the best help from the medical professionals. These are the things we are faced with right now. It seems like Boo is starting to fight for what she wants and has started to stand up to life’s challenges as she forges out her career path. The rest of us are fighting for the right medical help. I may be old, but I’m determined to get through the next 20 years as best as I can. But Star is still so very young, and I will fight like a jungle animal to get her the help she needs to live a normal life free from pain. We are both in the situation where we need to stand up to our toughest challenges or could literally die or live a life where we will be dead inside.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?