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What do you think about when you hear the words “long term”?

Long Term Relationship? I’ve got a few of those, the most important of which is with Simon, we’ve been together since April 2005. I’m lucky to have such an interesting and strong relationship and the “long term” part never fazed me or frightened me.

Long Term Illness? I’ve got a few of those too! Diabetes I am hoping to put into remission this time next year when I have bariatric surgery which should also normalise my blood pressure. For the Transverse Myelitis I just have to hope it doesn’t get changed to an MS diagnosis. With this “long term” was something I deeply feared and sometimes still do. It’s hard imagining growing old with these illnesses.

Long Term Loan? And yes, you’ve guessed it, I’ve got one of these too! Well, if you count the mobile phone then it’s 2 and if you count student loans then it’s… many more! And I’ll probably be adding a PhD loan to this soon as well and maybe a mortgage in the not too distant future. Who knows?

Long Term Forecast? For the weather, finances, health, we all tend to have these in our lives if only to try and plan our schedules, right?

So, what do you think of when you hear the words, “long term”?