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An interesting word for Linda’s Just Jot it January challenge today. Although it has several meanings, the one that I most associate with this word is strong, resilient and hard-wearing.

I think that this actually pretty much sums me up, even down to my physical build. I have been described in the past as ‘stocky’ which did not impress me at all, but I am quite solidly built and pretty strong, so robust would fit the bill much better.

I have never thought of myself as a strong woman in personality. In fact, I can be very emotional, a worrier, and take things very personally. That coupled with anxiety and depression made me consider myself extremely weak.

However, in a conversation with my younger sister this week when I was feeling pretty rotten, she told me that I could get through as I was a strong person. I disagreed, but then she reminded me of some pretty awful times in my past where I have had to drag myself back up, and carry on. I stand corrected. I suppose I am strong after all and despite being a bit bashed from life’s knocks, pretty hard-wearing to boot!