When I was asked to write a wrap-up blog my first thought was: Well that's just silly. It's still aaaages till the end of the year. That clearly shows just how out of touch with time (and maybe a little bit of reality) I have drifted. I returned to South Africa nearly three months ago and it almost feels like I never left. My travels, the experiences and wonderfulnesses I experienced feel a little like a beautiful but distant dream to me now.
It has been a long time since my last entry. I won't apologise, because the past few months have been life-changing, mind-blowing, horizon-expanding and at times refreshingly mundane, but I will try and share with you some of the reasons for my hiatus from this blog and contact in general.
Since my first blog post went out a few weeks ago lots of people have got in touch with me and within the space of 48 hours I literally went from feeling isolated and alone to feeling like one of many who potentially felt the same way. It was such a relief!
A few weeks ago I departed from South Africa and with it left behind (albeit temporarily) my job, my husband and the life I'd been accustomed to over the last 5 years. The reason for this is that I was disembarking for a journey. A trip around the world spanning 10 countries over the period of six months in search of ... well, I still haven't figured that one out for sure.
Ok, so this is me, Magnetic Mama, welcome to my blog! I am very excited to join the list of TheBody.com bloggers, and I think I might bring a slightly different perspective to the amazing bunch of people already out there. I am the negative i.e. uninfected half of a HIV magnetic couple. In my eyes (err...ears) 'magnetic' sounds so much more positive than serodiscordant because it implies attraction rather than some kind of clash (that's not to say I don't have any of those with my hubby...)