For the last few months I have been overseas racing and training and I had a fairly successful season with many lessons learned along the way.  But after the racing was done I decided to take a month off for the first time ever!  I always take some time off at the end of the race season but usually only about a week to 10 days, but this time as my last races were in Quebec, Canada I decided it was time to visit family and friends throughout the rest of Canada.

As I met up with family (most of my family…mother, sister, nephew, aunties, cousins and their partners and their kids) and friends from a past life, it was drilled home to me how lucky I am and I will always rejoice in the friendships that I have made along this journey they call life.

It was a month of celebrating, not anything in particular, but celebrating life, love and friendship.  I have realised that true friendships can always stand the test of time, it is like we just pick up from where we left off.  I have realised that I have a rich and diversified group of friendships that fill every part of my life.

The month was a time of reconnecting, finding out what life had brought to each and everyone of them since the last time we had met.  Unfortunately there is never enough time to see everyone (I’d probably need 6 months to do that!), but the people I did see had me appreciating that our friendships were based on mutual respect, love and the sharing of interests.  We also did an enormous amount of laughing!

To all of those I got to see or speak to – a huge THANK YOU, for being a part of my life, for your love and for your friendship.  To those friends I didn’t get a chance to catch up to…hopefully next time.

Until we meet again!