Pour a cup of tea and sit down. Won’t you stay a while? I’m so glad you are here.
Polly Jemima is my little corner of the internet where I can explore my own feelings, where I an write what’s in my heart, where I can delve deep and try to fathom out this crazy world we live in.
I’ve been blogging here for the last ten years, sharing my life as I raise my family in North Wales. It’s follewed the highs and lows of life, sharing births, day to day happenings, holidays, homeschooling, my divorce, single parenting, and so much more.
Over the last little while, it’s moved away from being a ‘mommy blog’ and into a space where I can write, where I can explore all aspects of my life, not just me being a Mum.
I have found that through writing, I’ve rediscovered who I am. I found that in being open and honest, I was connecting with so many other women. Women who have been through similar to myself, who are going through it now, who are juggling single parenting, who have anxiety or depression.
My honesty has opened a whole new world. So many messages of thanks for speaking out so plainly. I began to see that this was what I was meant to do. That while I was going through a hard time, being so open was helping others.
So much more water has gone under the bridge since I first wrote here. I have learned so many more lessons, and have grown even stronger. As has my desire to help others.
For too long I lived small, lived quiet. Trying to not take up too much space. Never quite feeling like I was ‘enough’, never feeling like I fit in. I had the victim card and I didn’t know how to get rid of it.
No more. No more being small, or quiet, or caring what others think. I don’t care about fitting in, or worrying about whether I am enough.
I want to encourage and support other women to live their best lives. To quit people-pleasing. To stop doing what they think they ‘should do’ and start doing what they want to.