List 9: Advice to my teenage self

source you are beautiful you are not fat he will never change, he may promise you he will… but seriously he won’t. Never let your guard down and think the worst has passed.. be ready you are as good as every one else, no matter what you’ve been told step outside your head, don’t think about things so much. just be take that place at drama school… you’ll regret the fact that you didn’t go be kind to yourself… seriously kid, you are beautiful run away…. crazy maybe, but those dreams you’ve had of leaving it all behind? go for it… follow your heart

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Affirmation Cards

 One of the things on my 29 Things list was to make my own affirmation cards, and I mentioned it again on last weeks list of self care. I have occasionally written something down and stuck it somewhere I can see it regularly, to help me get positive thoughts into my mind. So I’ve created my own set of affirmation cards, and I thought I’d share them on here so everyone can benefit. Whenever you feel the need to use the cards, you can either pick the one that speaks to you, or shuffle them up and pick one at random and see what the universe has given you to think about… Here are the links to the cards, which you can download as a PDF: Affirmation cards   I had so much fun making them, and using them, that I’m going to do some more with my favourite quotes on soon!

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Words of Wisdom

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I’m telling lies.I say,It’s in the reach of my armsThe span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me. I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,And to a man,The fellows stand orFall down on their knees.Then they swarm around me,A hive of honey bees.I say,It’s the fire in my eyes,And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist,And the joy in my feet.I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me. Men themselves have wonderedWhat they see in me.They try so muchBut they can’t touchMy inner mystery.When I try to show themThey say they still can’t see.I say,It’s in the arch of my back,The sun of my smile,The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.I’m a woman Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me. Now you understandJust why my head’s not bowed.I don’t shout or jump aboutOr have to talk real loud.When you see me passingIt ought to make you proud.I say,It’s in the click of my heels,The bend of my hair,the palm of my hand,The need…

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parties, fun and one to cross of the list!

Number 21 on my list of 29 things to do before I’m 30 was to have more parties! There was a time when we’d have people round several times a week… while I don’t want to go back to those days I do miss having folk around. The last years been a tough one, and I’ve isolated myself somewhat.  It was our 8th wedding anniversary at the end of August, we decided to have a bbq party. We had around 40/50 people in the garden, and had  a fantastic time! It was great to catch up with people I hadn’t seen for a while, and remind myself of all the lovely friends we have. After having had so much fun, we decided to have another (smaller) bbq this weekend. A couple of friends hadn’t been able to make the last one, and we’re trying to make the most of the nice weather before winter sets in! It was a tamer affair this time, and we didn’t sit up half the night… but I had a fantastic time again. I’ll definetaly be throwing more parties very soon! In fact…. I’m thinking of throwing a big fancy dress party for my 30th…

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