Thursday, 22 November 2012

My Imperfect Life

I’ve always loved quotes. When I was younger I used to painstakingly write them all out in my neatest handwriting and blue tak them to my bedroom walls, much to my Mother’s delight! I was sorting out some paperwork a few days ago and I came across one of my favourite quotes, from the film A Message In A Bottle…

“If some lives form a perfect circle, others take shape in ways we cannot predict or always understand.”

My life has definitely never taken the shape of a perfect circle – from getting pregnant at 19, becoming a single mother at 20, meeting Liam two years later and having another child together, and then getting married…it's been quite the rollercoaster! Ten days ago my life took another twist when Liam and I decided to separate and he moved out. It’s been a while coming, hence the lack of posting on the blog these past few months. I don’t want to go into detail about it here, but I just wanted to mention it, say that we’re all as ok as we can be, and start trying to move on.

I'm not promising that I'll suddenly start writing daily again (did I ever do that??) as sleep and long chats with friends are definitely still taking priority, but I do really miss writing here! Weather permitting, me, the children, and my little sister are off to Bath for the Christmas market this weekend; and I received the most amazing foodie penpal parcel this month; so I definitely have some things I want to share with you in the near future, it's just finding the time and energy to share them. After Liam & I told Izzy last Friday about our decision, she had a few nights of not going to sleep until 10pm, and then when she settled back down Toby got ill and for the last two mornings he has been coming into me wide awake at 5.30am! And of course I am having to deal with it all on my own now, so not much sleep around here! I am very lucky to have supportive family and friends, it makes such a difference.

One of my friends has also been having a difficult couple of weeks so we have been spending lots of time together trying to put the world to rights! Another quote we like is…

ok in the end


This definitely isn’t the end of my story, but maybe it can be (yet another!) new beginning.

What are your favourite quotes? Any positive or inspiring ones to share with me??

Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers, and I hope everyone in the UK is keeping safe with the current weather. We had quite bad flooding locally yesterday, and Izzy’s school was closed, but things seem to be back to normal – for now at least – I’m keeping my fingers firmly crossed that we don’t get anymore heavy rain!

25 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you have been having a difficult time: a break up of a relationship is never easy. Time is a huge help though, although I'm sure you're sick of hearing that! My sister has recently split from her boyfriend of six years, so I know how painful it can be. If you need anything, I'm sure I speak for all your readers in saying that we are here to help, if only to listen. Chin up, keep busy, and all the best to you and your little ones.

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    1. Thanks Ffion :) You are right, time definitely helps, especially with little ones, you really have no choice but to get on with things and keep going! xx

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  2. Sorry to hear your having a rough time! I always liked the quote "this too shall pass" It got me through some rough points, and like Ffion said above time is a great healer. Hope you get to the Christmas markets, I love Bath at this time of year.

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    1. Thanks Lauren. Yes I like that quote too :) Made it to Bath but it was super super wet unfortunately, still better than not going at all! xx

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  3. Sorry to hear about the difficult time you have been having- ending a relationship is never easy, and when children are involved it must make it so much harder.
    I don't know any quotes, but if I am having a hard time I just think to myself that that the time will pass- even if things are hard in the present moment, the time keeps on going and move towards better things. I love that last quote you put up- really lovely.
    Have a lovely time in Bath (if you get there)- I hope you put some pictures on here so I have an idea of what to look at when I go in a couple of weeks.
    Take care xx

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    1. Thanks Maria. I am just about to write my post on Bath so hope you see it before you go this weekend...fingers crossed you had better weather than we had!! xx

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  4. Oh Lucy,

    You have been going through a lot, poor dear. I've been looking here every few days and wondering if you are OK, so now I understand. I wouldn't have been looking on here if I didn't care, and I know I am not alone. I hope that whatever is the best outcome for you all, is what happens next; whether you and Liam get back together or go in your separate directions, things always happen for a reason, so stay strong and have faith. My favourite quote is this:

    "Fall down seven times, stand up eight"

    I find that very empowering and hope you will too.

    Hugs and love x

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    1. Thank you, that means so much that someone has been looking out for me/wondering how I am, I really appreciate it :) Love that quote too, I'd never heard that one before! xx

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  5. So sorry to hear your news. The ok in the end quote is one I've thought of a lot during hard times. Nothing hugely inspirational to share just give yourself the time you need to get over this and take care of yourself.

    Oh and don't forget that chocolate is mood enhancer ;-) xxx

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    1. Haha, I have definitely been eating plenty of chocolate!! ;) Thanks xx

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  6. Oh hun, sorry to hear your sad news. If you ever need a chat or a change of scenery, remember i am only in Honiton x

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    1. Thank you, I might take you up on that soon! Hope you & R are doing ok xx

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    2. R is great thank you, he's getting BIG and just started taking a few steps! Please do take me up on it, lets try and meet up in the new year with our little men xxx

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  7. Goodness Lucy, I cannot bear to think of how hard that must be. Sending you loads of hugs & strength xx

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been going through a difficult time Lucy. I have absolutely no doubt that you'll come out the other side (whenever and wherever that might be) as a stronger, brighter and even more beautiful women. You have two wonderful kids to keep you busy and it sounds like your family and friends are also being really supportive. I really love that last quote... "Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK then it's not the end". That sums up a lot of stuff I've been going through these past few months too. Anyway, keep yourself as busy as possible (and treat yourself to lots of goregous Essie polishes!) and look after yourself xxx

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    1. Thanks Bronagh :) Hope things are beginning to get closer to an "OK end" for you. Essie (and Barry M, and Nails Inc...) will definitely be purchased lots, haha, I love them as no matter how much chocolate I eat I know my nails can always look good!! ;) xx

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  9. I'm so sorry to heat this...stay strong. ***hugs***

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