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Hi Everyone,
I want to create a directory for my subscribers to connect with eachother. I usually don’t allow self-promotion on my site, but this is different. If you would like to share your blog, please leave a brief description about what readers might find if they visit your site. Hopefully this will create some positive synergy for our blogging community. Don’t forget to reblog this post so we can get more people involved!

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Just some of my favourite blogs I like to read

This list, in no particular, is some of the blogs I like to read. My list of blogs I read is a long one and so if yours is not on here, then please don’t take offence. It doesn’t mean I don’t like it, I am just keeping my list short.

Quote challenge – Day 3

I have been challenged by Mark recently, at Coloring Outside the Lines. The challenge is a ‘3 day quote challenge.’ Today being the last day of the challenge, which I have enjoyed.

Thank you Mark, for nominating me this challenge.

Rules for the challenge:

Post one of your favourite quotes, (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favourite book, author, or your own.
Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

My chosen quote for day 3:

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly…” – Unknown.

This is a quote quite close to my heart, because not long after I came across this quote via Facebook, I also received a sterling silver butterfly pendant with those words too.

Now my choices for nominees. This is optional but can be fun project, if you’d like to join in.

Broken heart

I am not broken-hearted now, as the title of this post says, but at the time I broke up, I was. Now, my heart is taken still, by the man I once loved. This guy, after over 6 years together, although I broken up with him, did not mean it was easy. For nearly the last three years of that relationship, I waited for the day we would move in together. He promised me he would move in with me, in a particular month of the year. It did not happen. He promised he would next year. Next year came and he failed to keep that promise. That year, it seemed like I was repeating the previous year as the same conversation flowed. It was like watching myself. He promised again that next year it would happen. But this time, I wasn’t going to wait. For the first time in our 6 year relationship, I did not believe him. He destroyed all the trust I had of him.

The 6 years I had been with him, during all that time, it felt our relationship was part-time. If I was unwell, I would tell him, or anything else. I would share my life with him, on the days we did not see each other. But when he wasn’t well, he never shared that.

Although I split up with him, which during that time we had a year break to think things through, he asked would I get back after that year and unlike him, I wasn’t going to promise something like that. All I could promise was that in our year break, I would not get back any sooner. In the end, I decided after our year break, I wasn’t getting back with him.

I still love him, but not as in love to get back, as he created doubts in our relationship for not being honest about the moving in part and not having answers to other questions I had, from what else he did. Looking back, as much as he said he loved me, did he really in the end?

As well as the love I still have for him of a different kind, he took my heart and all I feel is disappointment towards him. We were going to remain friends, something he said first he’d like to do, but once again, what he said and did were different.

After I split up with him, I went on to have bad depression. I wasn’t an alcoholic, but I wasn’t treating alcohol nicely. When I was able to treat it nicely, I found I would feel low afterwards, so in the end, I chose to stop drinking altogether. I have not drunk for nearly 2 years now.

I am not interested in getting with anyone else as I am happy to be single and just be me. I am enjoying do more now, than I have ever done and I want to keep that up. With the new volunteering work in mental health I am trying out, I can see after today, that I could be even more busy. This volunteer work is very early days for me, but at the moment, it still feels right. 🙂

Quote challenge – Day 2

I have been challenged by Mark recently, at Coloring Outside the Lines. The challenge is a ‘3 day quote challenge.’

Thank you Mark, for nominating me this challenge.

Rules for the challenge:

Post one of your favourite quotes, (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favourite book, author, or your own.
Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

My chosen quote for day 2:

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go,
just remember how far you have come.
Remember everything you have faced,
all the battles you have won
and all the fears you have over come.” – Unknown

Doubts can creep in and when they do self-esteem can drop. These words are a reminder to myself of how far I have come, after my struggles. I am still here and I have dreams to pursue. I remind myself to enjoy now.

The dreams may take a while and in the meantime I could face future battles. But if I do, I can get through them.

Now my choices for nominees. This is optional but can be fun project, if you’d like to join in.

 

Quote challenge – Day 1

I am not new to blogging, but this blog I currently write is quite new, with me only writing it since February.

I have been challenged by Mark recently, at Coloring Outside the Lines. The challenge is a ‘3 day quote challenge’ and I know it will be a challenge for me, but a fun challenge all the same.

Thank you Mark, for nominating me this challenge.

Rules for the challenge:

Post one of your favourite quotes, (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favourite book, author, or your own.
Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

My chosen quote for day 1:

“Everything changes, and what was perfect for you once, may not be anymore… to keep changing and growing, you keep going within and listening for that which is right for you in the here and now.” – Louise Hay

My friend Sarah gave me this quote in a comment on my post called, ‘Priorities.’  This post I talked about how my priorities were changing and something that I owned, I decided to sell, as my view about that item had changed. So this was a good quote given to me from Sarah, to remind me that something I once had that seemed perfect then, may not be for me now.

Now my choices for nominees. This is optional but can be fun project, if you’d like to join in.

Misconceptions About Antidepressants 

A post I thought I’d share from blogger, Megan. Megan clears up some misconceptions about antidepressants, which I think is a great post to read. Some of the things I use to hear myself when I first was on them.

Sail Through My Thoughts


I was scared to take antidepressants because of all of the negative things I have heard. Antidepressants won’t work for everyone, but you shouldn’t be scared to try them. Recovery is a trial and error process, and all options should be considered. Here is a list of common misconceptions about antidepressants:

1. Antidepressants cause a false sense of happiness: This is not accurate. Antidepressants cause serotonin levels to rise. Serotonin is the chemical responsible for happiness, but it does not directly cause happiness. Antidepressants make it possible to feel happy, but they won’t cause you to feel happy for no reason.

2. Antidepressants cause you to act robotic: This isn’t true in every case. In fact, pretending not to have emotions is a common defense mechanism, and that might be coming into play. Also, the recovery from depression is not a straight uphill slope. Recovery will fluctuate and that will…

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