Those of you who follow me on twitter (@ymummyreally) and on facebook may have noticed that I've been feeling a little down in the dumps since Wednesday night, when the cold/virus/joint aching/sore throat/high temperature thing that my children both enjoyed over the bank holiday weekend was lovingly passed on to me.
I fell to sleep at 7.30pm on the sofa on Wednesday night. That's right! 7.30! Boy, am I a wuss! And yes I expect lots of sympathetic comments and virtual biscuits sent over. (pretty please - bottom lip comes out)
The advantage of feeling rubbish for the last 24 hours has been plenty of time to think. Oh no! Think? That's not good is it? My parents always tell me I over-think everything. Over analyse it all. Feel like I need to have mapped out all the possibilities, internally debated all the arguments, considered all the outcomes, before doing ANYTHING.
|Tea always makes things better|
I'm sure you can see where this is going can't you? On a normal, healthy day that plan would be fine. I'd have a read, enjoy the fantastic blogs that they are (they really are, click on the Mad Blog link above and check them out - but please do come back... whimpers) and use the lessons to build the joy here. What actually happened was that I got over-emotional, over-awed at these other writers, many of whom have been doing this for years, and felt completely not worthy. There were even tears.
It was stupid, stupid, stupid.
And so I sat down to write. Though this post doesn't particularly stick to the main theme of this blog (tips to help us be yummy, even when a mummy) it is to remind me that we are ALL yummy in our own ways. We have our own skills, our own talents, and, maybe more importantly, our own joys.
I've been writing this blog for 3 years now (has it really been that long) and this will be my 165th published post. I didn't write it to make money (though if offered that would obviously be nice). I started it because I've always wanted to be a writer. I wanted to write. I wanted to hopefully create something that someone somewhere would find useful or mildly amusing, and I will keep doing that regardless of potential awards, because it is here, with you, that I find my moments of joy.
So thank you for stopping by. Please stay for biscuits. Comments and feedback are definitely welcome (I always reply). Above all, stay yummy - it's not just a looks thing; it's a state of mind.*
*good job really - failing at the looks thing!