Thanks Jen

It’s been a while since I last put anything on here.

Partly because I want to write only when my writing is perfect. (yet I don’t write often)

Partly because this space is meant to be a positive space that provides an “oxygen like” effect for the readers journey. (and some days I’m a little dry on positive)

Partly because I always think I have tomorrow or next week.

But today, I received an email from a lady I follow on Instagram, I signed up for her weekly newsletter a while back…  she wrote about how she was looking for a hobby and after a few options were considered, she was drawn to rowing. She loves it and her email beamed with positivity. I could hear it in her tone.

I read it, sat at my computer and had tears in my eyes. I was thrilled for her, yet sad for me.

Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m not looking at doing any rowing or sport of the sort – lets keep it real here, I’m on oxygen full-time and walking on the treadmill makes me tired.

Its not about a hobby. Its about doing something that makes me happy. As happy as Jen.

What the email asked were some really good questions that drew out the truth from me.

These are her questions –

What are you waiting to do? 

Do you know if you like to do things alone or with other people? 

Do you stop at the first obstacle? 

Is it time to try something intentionally new? FOR YOU?

The questions had me teary and confronted with reality.

There are things I want to do and don’t. I allow obstacles to stop me, I don’t take the time alone that I crave and want so badly.

Then Jens email proceeded with this –

I challenge you to do the thing. One little thing. Google it. Email someone. And take a little step.

You’re going to be dead soon and life will just go on without you, so, may as well make the most of your opportunity. NOW.

Until next we meet, keep being brave, keep showing up and keep sharing beautiful you.

That was the cherry on top with the emotions department.

Lets do things NOW!

Even Jen’s Quote of the weeks was on point…

“When a problem is disturbing you, don’t ask, “What should I do about it?” Ask, “What part of me is being disturbed by this?”.
Michael Singer

So here I am, checking in with who ever is reading this.

I love to write, I have a message to get out there and I’m starting again NOW!

Sending you some strength, courage, some positive vibes and the urge to get into something that brings you joy. Something that when you do it, you cant help but to smile and recharge yourself.

This is Jens website if you want to connect  Jens Website

Until next time

Ange x

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Why I deleted 150 blog posts

Well hello there! It’s been a while! I’ve missed the writing and keeping up with my readers also. I hope this blog finds you all well.

After almost 6 months (maybe more) of being inactive….A few weeks ago, I logged in and deleted approx 150 blogs. Years and years of writing. Moments shared, experiences, quotes, stories, links to all sorts of things, I think I even put my Pesto recipe on here at some point.

All…. gone……

I sat there for a good hour deleting each post and reminding myself that I was doing the right thing.

They weren’t backed up, not saved somewhere else just in case I was having a “WTF” moment and would regret it. Nope. All Deleted.

Why?!

Why the hell would someone do such a thing? Why would you delete years of master pieces that were edited and written with love? Slaved over and vulnerably posted – feeding the fear of rejection with each kind comment recieved from other writers.

Why would someone waste all that hard work? All that energy? All that TIME?!

It’s Simple really.

I’ve grown up. I’ve changed. I didn’t feel that the voice of “her” my 2015/2016 version of myself was like the 2018 version.

I’ve learnt so much more, I’ve read so much more.

My mission changed.

My goals changed.

It’s time to take a crisp white piece of paper and start new. Let me reintroduce myself as I begin blogging again.

If you’ve come across my blog for the first time, subscribe – it will be worth your while.

If you know me from before, I send you a big hello and look forward to sharing again.

Let me leave with a quote I love so much by Albert Einstein…..

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE”

Until next time… Make it a GREAT day!

Angela xo

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