There have been a few unexplained pauses on LedByLucy. Here’s why: A “one off” heart problem that I suffered from began to return regularly. In early May it got quite scary, and I had to get operated on.
Luckily the hospital closest to me at the time specialised in hearts and the care I received was exemplary. Technology is so advanced and doctors are so skilled, it is unbelievable what can be done. Plus, the body has an amazing ability to heal, we are like real life X-men!
The operation was a success, but it’s taking me a good while while to find my feet again and heal. I just haven’t felt like blogging.
I haven’t been able to make up my mind whether to share this news here, because it’s so personal and I don’t want it to define my life in any way. But after much consideration I decided that I should, because life isn’t always sunny. I may always pick only my favourite photos to share on the blog, but at the end of the day this is real life, and shit like this happens.
One thing that has come out of the experience is that it’s opened my eyes to the fact that I need to fully commit to making Berlin my home. Rather than it being somewhere I stay for long periods of time, because my partner works here. So my goal is to make a really good go of integrating myself in Berlin and committing to it.
So that’s where I have been. My family and friends have been a huge support, particularly my Mum and boyfriend. Here’s to real life, the curveballs it throws and the resilience of the human body. X