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  • Monday Motivation – This One is for Me

    Hi Everyone,

    Well I have to admit I am glad it’s Monday. I am glad to see a new week and draw a line under last week. If you’ve read my round-up of last week you’ll know it wasn’t a particularly easy one for me. But I am welcoming this new week with welcome arms; fresh week, fresh Fi! I’m under strict instructions to get plenty of rest and I have some of my wonderful friends coming to see me to keep me and Josh company which will be nice. And who knows what else this week may hold…. a MAD Blog award maybe?! I know, I know, it’s a long shot and I’ll be resting as instructed so sadly won’t be at the awards, but you never know.

    In fact you know what I’ll make a deal with myself now; if I win I’ll treat myself to a new camera! There… hopefully that won’t jinx it!

    Anyway in keeping with my Monday Motivation I love this quote. And this week I really am speaking to myself. It’s been a rough few days but now is the time to draw a line under it, gather strength and move forward


    What I am telling myself (and you, if it helps) is that life is beautiful. Yes it can be shit sometimes, it can be a complete dick. But the challenges and testing times it throws your way are all part of the journey. And I’m grateful for the journey. Life isn’t perfect – we can all vouch for that.  But it is beautiful and somehow I have to try and take positives from negative situations. One thing that I’ve found positive from this absolute shit fit of a situation is that I’ve had an overwhelming amount of kindness and support. It’s funny in our little blogging community you have people who you have never met, but that you speak to every day and whole heartedly count as friends. I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends both inside and outside of the blogging world and the support I’ve had has really helped me more than people will ever realise this week.

    img_1257Life can be messy. But sometimes messiness can almost be a comfort; look at it this way – sometimes you go to peoples houses that are immaculate; not an item out of place, and you feel almost on edge for fear of missing the coaster when you put a drink down. Other peoples houses are messy – I’m not talking shit tip (that’s just lazy) but that cosy, lived in, familiar family chaos messy – and it’s almost a relief! You can relax, you can make yourself a cuppa in your friends kitchen whilst they make lunch, the messiness is a comfort. And that’s how I look at life. Yeah it’s messy, but you can tidy it. You can make it your own.

    You can find comfort.

    I find it in you guys.

    Love you




    1. September 12, 2016 / 6:38 am

      I adore what you ahed written here, I feel exactly like this, I like things tidy, but not so called perfect! I can’t relax when everything is pristine and the same if it is filthy it is about balance

    2. September 12, 2016 / 6:54 am

      Ah lovely I hope you have a better week – last week was pretty shocking for me too. I am starting Monday with a positive approach. Good luck at MADS! #mg

    3. September 12, 2016 / 6:59 am

      Beautiful post. It’s so easy to forget to take a minute and see the beauty and feel postive. Life has a way of creating stress and fear and anxiety but you’re right we need to find the beautiful #mg

    4. September 13, 2016 / 8:51 am

      What a great and timely post. I had a bit of a pity party in my head yesterday for all the shit that has been thrown our way in the past few years. Relentless. I’m mostly quite the happy person, but yesterday I was covered and overwhelmed. I walked our pooch, Gatsby last night and said hi to a gentleman walking by. How are you? i naively asked. He said, I’m just another day closer to death. Oy vey — not a mood elevator by any means. Thanks for helping me shift mindsets today. It was just what I needed as I enjoy my cuppa! M’wah <3 <3 <3 #mg

      • beautybabyandme
        September 14, 2016 / 7:35 pm

        So glad it helped lovely xxx #mg

    5. September 14, 2016 / 1:19 pm

      Hope you have a better week. I’m sure if you keep remembering your wise words from this post you will have a lovely week. Keep resting. Xx #BloggerClubUK

      • beautybabyandme
        September 14, 2016 / 7:32 pm

        Thank you so much honey xx #BloggerClubUK

    6. September 14, 2016 / 5:26 pm

      Totally agree hun. Life is no way perfect, I like things to be comfortable rather than pristine too. Hope you’re resting up and good luck in the MADS xx #BloggerClubUK
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      • beautybabyandme
        September 14, 2016 / 7:32 pm

        Thank you honey – fingers crossed xx #BloggerClubUK

    7. September 14, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Rest well this week. I love the quotes and hope you’ve put this. Yes life is messy and filled with a bit too much rubbish sometimes but once you’ve tidied up it is great

      • beautybabyandme
        September 17, 2016 / 8:38 am

        Thank you so much lovely xx

    8. September 15, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Well said, tomorrow is always a new day! #BloggerClubUK

    9. March 27, 2017 / 3:29 am

      Great post, perfect timing. I have relaxed a lot since having kids now when someone pops over unannounced and there is toys in the living room and I haven’t had to chance to do the morning dishes as long as the house is like healthy clean then I dont stress.

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