I am a very optimistic happy individual, the glass is always full to the top, never mind half full & there are no problems, only solutions, so after a rather tough 3/4 of 2016, I felt that that was that... I was tired due to an ailing father & I gave myself permission to chill out..within days of course I was sick with stomach bugs & flu (as far as I am concerned if you become sick & lose your health you have nothing - money can seldom buy health, so without my health I felt awful). I still managed to be positive that my body was letting go of stress & so forth. But then 2016 really went pear shape. I lost a very good friend, another very close girl friend lost her one day old baby & another friend lost her husband within 2 weeks..So to put it mildly I lost my JOY.
We all go through stuff in life & we may support one another & move on, YES, IT IS LIFE... but that certainly does not make it easier.... so I lost my energy & creativity. Three close women in my life have also had breast cancer, so within 4 month, the SHIT, literally hit the fan. I am an empathetic person, so when people feel pain, I struggle to separate myself. I know so many who had loses in 2016 or suffered hard tough fates! The worst thing to deal with is that all of this loss is life & the way life goes. It literally took me November & December to find a way to deal with it all & realise that we move on but don't forget...I have managed to dive head first into ceramics & I am loving it..
It is my way of expressing & I have finally found my niche...that is not going to of course stop me from trying loads of other mediums, but I feel so excited.. I also spend a lot of time praying... praying for strength, praying to keep positive & praying for those who have lost or who are struggling. That makes me feel as though I am helping. Some of us go through heavy things & experience horrible things...don't underestimate your experience, it's yours, own it & with help find the strength to move on...you deserve to move on & be happy, it is your right!
I know that this is all very heavy, but I feel as though I needed to share how I have felt. As women we so often keep things to ourselves, but that is not brave & strong. Women need to support one another & give each other a shoulder to cry on & a good glass of wine...Life is difficult enough without gossip & nastiness...I am reading a book by Constance Hall (she is fabulous) called Like A Queen! We women are all queens & we need to remember that always! We need to stop bashing each other & competing with one another. What a waste of energy. Spend a day complimenting other women...& smiling at each & everyone of them, young & old...it is wonderful...
|Constance calls a spade a spade.....be warned!!!|
Whoever is out there & does read my blog, I appreciate it! I am not always very disciplined & certainly not always very creative & artistic, but I do love beautiful, interesting things...so thank you for supporting my little cause, that of finding small joys amongst the big things in this crazy world.
Wishing you a wonderful happy & healthy 2017
I don't claim to know it all, I just know that it helps to know that you have support & we are all watching out for one another...it's important!
I find Pinterest pretty damn cool & here are some incredible words to inspire you for 2017!
|My Favourite Picture Like Ever...so Beautiful!|
Enjoy & love 2017