Monday, 18 July 2016

Life's Journey

My life is far from perfect.  In fact, everyone's is.  It is so easy to look at other people and think that they have it all, that picture perfect life.  But of course, that is only what they allow you to see.  Now I know I am not the first person to say this, nor will I be the last.  But is is so easy to take a look at other people's blogs, Instagram feeds, the mum's in the playground, that person at work and feel a teeny, tiny bit jealous of the fantastic life that we assume they have.  However, this is just the snippet that we see, the bits they allow us to see, the bits that are public.  We are all totally unaware of exactly what goes on behind closed doors.  

I've been struggling a lot lately with some demons and I'll be honest with you, it's been really hard.  The past month has been by far the worst of my life and I'm not entirely sure that I'm over the worst of it yet.  Life is tough and growing up we all face challenges in life, some that are not very nice.  But we have to get on with it.  Face every day with a brave face and attempt to conquer whatever is thrown at us.  Some days are harder than others.  Some days you feel like giving up.  But other days there is that glimmer of something in the distance that makes you just keep going.

Life is what you make of it.  There are things that will happen that will be completely out of your control.  There will be things that you may not know how to handle and times you may think that you can't cope.  But you will and you do, because what doesn't kill you can only make you stronger, I am a firm believer in this

I'm not going to go into any details as to why I've taken some time out from this space as it's private, and I'm sure you can all appreciate that.  I feel that at the time it was the right thing for me to do and I do feel better for having taken some time out.  I'm not sure whether I will be sticking with my old routine of blogging between 3 and 4 times a week, I shall try, no promises though.  I'm just going to see how it goes and take it from there really.  I may well be returning prematurely but until I try it I'm not going to know.

The one thing that I would really like to say though is thank you for all the support I have received over the past month.  For the comments on my previous blog entry, the emails and even letters I've received in the post.  To all my friends and family who read my blog who have continued to support me with endless phone calls, text messages and love and support over countless cups of tea. It really does mean the world to me and I will be forever grateful, thank you.

~ Gem x


  1. I am sorry to hear you've been on a downer.
    Indeed, no one's life is perfect. Life gives us a rough deal from time to time and we wrestle through it as good as we can.
    Generally speaking, life is what you make of it. What your expectations are.
    Be contented with what you achieve for you.
    If people in blogger world would be writing about all of their misfortunes they would be labeled as 'moaning minnies'.
    I can write on my blog about the mink that caught our chickens and it is a story that I can tell to the perfect stranger in the street as it were.
    There are always things you wouldn't tell that 'perfect stranger' so why would you put it out on the www .
    In effect what you read on other people's blogs is just a snippet of their lives. It doesn't mean they want to come across as having the perfect life.
    Try not to measure yourself to others, it is not fair to you.
    Keep strong ! xxx...x

    1. Thank you for your kind words Patricia. I know not to measure myself up against others, we are all individuals after all and everyone is different.
      I'm sorry to hear about your chickens, mink are evil little creatures.
      I hope you have a lovely weekend x x

  2. So sorry to hear things aren't great still Gem. You are so right, no ones life is perfect. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors (or the camera lense!) I've felt all these feelings before, it just niggles away at me and I'm never proud of it.

    I hope things start looking up soon Gem. If you get time I emailed you a week or so ago

    Lots of Love

    Gemma x

    1. Thanks Gem, really appreciate it. I've emailed you back my dear x x

  3. So sorry to hear you've had a rough time Gem. I hope that whatever it was is improved or sorted or at least made tolerable soon. Am here, not far away if you need a friend, a cup of tea or cake- I can get a bus to Chelmsford!!x