I’ve never been a patient person – but in January, I had to get comfortable with waiting

Faced with a health scare, I couldn’t believe how angry I felt at being powerless.

Patience is a virtue I have never possessed. From the second I entered the world I was a manic, anxious ball of energy – labelled “bossy” as a child and a “control freak” in my early teens. The unknown, living with the unknown and accepting the unknown were all worst-case scenarios – outcomes that I could simply avoid by carefully planning every aspect of my life. For me, there has never been a hell quite like waiting. Why sit on your hands and let things happen to you, when...
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