Wanting To Hibernate

I am most certainly in the dreaded post-Christmas Slump whilst the rest of the world seems to be full of ambition, energy and vigour in getting life sorted. I hate this time of year as my health is pants there is always a million things going on and pressure lots of pressure. I turn into … Continue reading Wanting To Hibernate

Making Changes In January

Settling into January after Christmas and New Year can be quite the process. There are the inevitable crashes and the picking up your life once again. I don't know about you but I have lots to get my head around and a lot to organise. Add in the ambitions of looking after oneself and wanting … Continue reading Making Changes In January

Needing To Escape

I am a homebody by nature and for me, there is nothing like being in your own quiet oasis. When you have a chronic illness the feeling of choosing to be in your home isn't always there. You can end up with cabin fever, even if it takes months to build up. What do you … Continue reading Needing To Escape

See Me Before M.E

"Don't forget, I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." When I watched Notting Hill for the first time, the quote above didn't really impact me. It started to resonate when I got ill. I wanted to have that moment where I became just a girl looking for … Continue reading See Me Before M.E

I Feel Pretty Oh So Pretty

Today I had my hair cut and I was sat there whilst my hairdresser was snipping away thinking how lucky I am to have people around me who help make me feel pretty and maintain some of what makes me 'me'. I have a wonderful hairdresser who I've known for 10+ years and she comes … Continue reading I Feel Pretty Oh So Pretty

I Hated Exercise And Now I Miss It

If anyone has run when they are out of shape, you must know the physical sensations of that exertion. Your lungs feel on fire, you get a stitch in your side that stabs with every movement and breathing is an impossible task. Your legs are leaden and you feel every impact on the ground through … Continue reading I Hated Exercise And Now I Miss It

Having Faith In Times Of Fear

Faith (Oxford Dictionaries) NOUN mass noun 1-Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. I am keeping this about having faith in times of fear. Interpret that how you wish but my meaning of faith is to trust that even in the worst situations, there is always hope and trusting that it will work out … Continue reading Having Faith In Times Of Fear

Peace In Dawn

I wrote a blog post once about how dark it can get in between sunset and dawn and how lonely it can be, the worries of your world become loud and with no distractions, you give them your full attention. I didn't publish it because it well, seemed dark. I might need to add I … Continue reading Peace In Dawn

I Struggle With My Body

Trigger warning - this blog contains talking about body image confidence and how your body looks. I also mention self worth and embracing imperfections. I've been debating on whether to write about this topic for a few months. I try to keep my blog real without being super depressing or heavy even though I cover … Continue reading I Struggle With My Body

This is ME

I am embarrassingly late to jump on the bandwagon but I managed to watch The Greatest Showman, it was released on DVD here in the UK recently. Baloo and I sat down to watch it, which was a big deal as Baloo is beyond allergic to musicals. I haven't been to the cinema in such … Continue reading This is ME