I have finally, sort of, figured out the basics of WordPress… I’ve been a Blogger-user for over 15 years, but as a life-long learner, I knew I needed to branch out and tackle a new platform. (Here’s the Blogger version of the same name, if you’re interested.)
The title is quite deliberate…It’s a take on a favourite song from a favourite musician – Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woman of Heart and Mind’ – which reflects a lot of who I am.
Art, in all its forms, is VERY important to me and speaks to the deep parts of me. But also, I’m pretty cerebral and thinking/pondering/deliberating is just what I do – even now as a stroke survivor.
The months after the stroke (which hit 9 May 2007) were SO difficult because I couldn’t speak, read or write. I struggled to sit up, to swallow, as every part my right side was paralyzed. But with regular therapies (speech therapy, physiotherapy, and more recently, hydrotherapy), I can now do most things left-handed (although zips still flummox me). I can sit, stand up, walk short distances with a stick. My speech has returned, and I finally sound like me – I was mistaken for being Swedish for a number of years, as I experienced FAS.
I have also learned again to read and write, draw and paint. They are still challenging, but the more I do them, the better I get 🙂