Gillian Colhoun in conversation with
Suzy is Gillian’s friend who lives over the hedge. She’s a Respiratory Consultant in Belfast’s Mater Hospital, and mum to five kids. She took part in a TV campaign that changed public attitudes to social distancing in Northern Ireland.
What have I learned?
I rarely start a sentence with I.
I use the word shit-show a lot.
I run out of ways to explain the world to my children and elderly parent.
I struggle with balance; either all work or all indolence.
I am not built for domestic labour.
I am built for productivity.
I look for peace on a hill.
I feel sad after dreaming about my mum.
I am a better listener than I used to be.
I enjoy the company of unreasonable people.
I may be an artist.
I may be a bullshit artist.
I often feel stuck; do you?
I have no compulsion to control things.
I have no visibility on what will happen next.
I am in the eye of the storm.
The storm is in the I of me.