My name is Gillian Manyama.
My life got turned upside down when my mother died from cancer in 2017 I watched my mom go into a coma for 2 weeks and I was the one who noticed she was struggling to take her last breath and I heard her heart slow to a stop while I cried on her chest.
I sank into depression and insomnia after I lost the love my life, my best friend. I stopped living becoming a recluse only doing what I can to keep my family a roof over me and my father's heads food on the table and stressing about bills.
I was diagnosed with kidney issues last December and I decided that in 2020 while I go for more tests and stuff I am going to create a bucket list to get me out of my sadness bubble do the things me and mom had planned to do before she lost her fight with cancer and few new things to get out make new friends and live a full life.
This list includes
*donating food, toys and my time to my local dog shelter (dogs are my passion my dogs have kept me going through last few years.)
*go on a holiday to the beach ( my mom wanted to take us to Durban where she had visited in her teens but got the chance plus I've never been to a beach in my 29 years of life.)
*go for massage ( something my mom always wanted to try.)
*visit friends in the UK( made a few friends in UK over a dog group on Facebook their support during my darkest days kept me from going crazy.)
* start a hobby like candle making or something fun
That's just a few.
I like to honor my mother by kick starting my 30s with kicking depression's butt and getting my kidney back in working order.
Thank you so much.