The thought of failing in something is enough to scare anybody.
Failure isn’t just about not doing well in exams or not passing your driving test; Failing has a variety of different meanings.
I couldn’t help but feel like I had failed today – failed myself, failed my boss and failed my clients – all because I had to call in sick after being up and down all night with food poisoning. I felt really guilty like I was letting everybody (including myself) down, but why? Everybody gets poorly every now and then, right? I physically and mentally couldn’t go to work today, so why do I feel so guilty?
One thing I never understand is why some people are so surprised when you tell them that you “don’t drink alcohol”.
Why is it such a big deal?
Before I was put on the medication I am currently on I would socially drink. Sure, sometimes it got a bit wild and I would wake up with a massive hangover the next day but that was part of being young and wreckless.
However, I have noticed these days that when I say to somebody that “I’m not drinking” or “I don’t drink alcohol” they suddenly have to speak up and ask a gazillion questions. Same when somebody says “what are you drinking?” when we are out and my reply is “lemonade” – I get the most shocked responses questioning me how and why I am out when I’m not even drinking. Continue reading →
I was really lucky to win a signed copy of A Jersey Affair by Georgina Troy on Jenny in Neverland’s blog, and I am so thankful that I did. I absolutely loved reading this book. So thank you very much to both Georgina and Jenny! 🙂
Paige Bingham, a shoe designer in Jersey, decides to go on her honeymoon to Sorrento alone after getting jilted at her wedding by her husband to be. Whilst on the honeymoon alone, Paige meets Sebastian Fielding – A handsome, successful entrepreneur who is also visiting Sorrento. After spending so much time together there, Paige and Sebastian become extremely close, but it was soon time for them to head home.
When Paige arrives back home in Jersey, she finds out that Sebastians company is taking over De Grays; the store where her shoe business is located. Confused why Sebastian never bothered to tell her this, considering how close they had become, Paige feels as though she has been deceived, so tries to ignore her feelings for him as much as possible. Paige has no choice but to put her professional life as her main priority and try to save her shoe business from falling apart. However, can she forgive the handsome Sebastian after he lied to her?
First of all, I absolutely adore the cover of this book. The silhouettes against the lovely deep blue sky completely drew me in immediately. It reminds me of warm summer evenings where you go for a romantic walk along the beach, which I think is so beautiful.
Today, I am honoured to be sharing with you a very inspirational guest post written by Jenny from ‘Jenny In Neverland’. Jenny is a fantastic book blogger and has even set up her own blog touring business. I hope you enjoy this post, and please head over to Jenny’s blog afterwards here! 🙂
I started blogging in March 2013 and the reason? I was bored. That’s right, there’s no deep, meaningful reason why I started up my blog. I wasn’t overly concerned if anyone read it or if I was going to gain a following. In fact, I didn’t understand where followers came from! I simply came across another book blog, thought it was a good idea and started up my own out of pure boredom. I had previously quit my college course and my job – I was training to be a teaching assistant in a Primary school and was going to college one night a week to learn the theory side of it and then working voluntarily in a school 3 mornings a week to gain experience. I was on my course for a few months and every day I went into work I realised more and more that it wasn’t for me. I just simply was not cut out to deal with 30 odd school children every day. One day I went into work and I snapped at this boy. I can’t remember what he done but it wasn’t anything bad but I really shouted at him and that was the moment I realised it was time to go. I was also suffering from bad anxiety at the time and being stuck doing something I hated only made it worse.
Sometimes, the thought of letting go seems impossible. You’ve held on to something for so long, so what’s the harm in holding on that little bit longer?
Whether it is a person you’re holding on to, a memory, or an object, it is never an easy move to make.
Have you ever held on to somebody, knowing that you are better off letting them go? So many relationships end up this way, especially first loves. I’ve been there, and I am guilty of holding on when I shouldn’t. Even when you know that it is for the best, you still cannot bring yourself to do it, no matter how hard you try.
How about an object? Something you feel close to. Something you have grown up with, that it is part of you. Perhaps the object is broken, or you have no use to it anymore – Why do we feel so guilty and alone when we try and part with it?
Today I have a wonderful feature post by Sophie-Jane to share with you. I absolutely love her blog and I urge you to check it out straight away! Here Sophie is talking about her future, her hopes and her dreams! Im sure you will enjoy reading it as much as I have , and please head over to her blog after 🙂
My hopes and dreams for the future…
The future. You’re told to live in the present, not the present or the future either. The present. But as a society are we able to achieve that? My heart beats this second, in the present but my head trails to the future.