It was my 36th birthday a few days back and my wonderful, caring and understanding girlfriend got me my very own special Māori greenstone. This greenstone represents Strength and Courage, something I need to remind myself often that I have.

For it hasn’t been a smooth journey these 36 years. I have made some great achievements, such as:

  • Having two wonderful children
  • Getting my degree in teaching
  • Emigrating to New Zealand
  • Working for the Emergency Services
  • Meeting my current partner, she is amazing.

I mean there is probably more, I just can’t remember them.

Now it’s time for the magic of the greenstone to help me gain mental equilibrium.