Sunday, 14 August 2016

The girl behind the blog ~


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 A little about me ... 


Just recently I have had some lovely comments from some very kind people, and it left me thinking ... should I share a little bit more about myself on these little blog pages of mine...so if anyone does decide they want to flick through my thoughts and adventures - they can at least get to know the girl behind the blog a little better! 

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I've touched on a few things as I've typed away these last 8 months - Golly how time flies! - but only just scratching the surface. So...maybe a little more calm and a little more writing on the matter of 'me' is called for here. 

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When I started to blog and write ~

In the recent, wonderful adaptation of 'Cinderella' - beautiful Lily James steps out of the carriage and is overwhelmed by the radiant castle before her. 'I am only a girl...not a princess,' she whispers to her enchanted carriage footman. The thought of actually pursuing her dream is quite terrifying at that moment when opportunity lies before her. There is that tiny niggle of self doubt which appears in us all at moments. Believing in yourself is such a tough thing to do. We so easily believe the negative as if it's nearer the truth than being positive....I do wonder why that is sometimes. Anyway....like Cinderella I had a bit of a helping hand to get me started and on my way....My Mum. 

She saw me when I was breaking, my emotions fractured and frayed, too much pressure and overflowing anxiety levels engulfing me, making normal functioning extremely difficult. She saw me. And she saved me. She helped remind me that my life was not about serving others to the point of exhaustion, but rather to be helpful to others whilst creating a life that worked for me...and that I whole-heartily loved. 

I started blogging straight after leaving my job of four years, due to clinical anxiety and depression. My mum saw me. And she believed in me at a time when, like Cinderella, I could not believe in myself. She gave me a chance at steering my life again. And I am becoming a better driver day by day!

Now, Keep Calm and Start Writing and Mindfulness with Horses are out in the big wide world.

My blog writing and I are happy to stay on the shore and just happily watch from a distance, whilst all the other incredible writers jump into the big sea of bloggerdom!

We like where we are ... and are happiest simply admiring the wonderful world of writers and writing which has opened up before us.


Me and my two beautiful ponies


Fun facts !! ~  
* I am a big sister but also a little one - meaning - I am only 4ft 11 ~ 

* I have two beautiful ponies and have ridden since I was 11 years old. I also have
two cats - An angelic kitty cat and a not so angelic kitty cat! But they're precious to me ... 

* I am a Pisces.

* I am an Auntie to a gorgeous nephew.   

* I was home-schooled for my senior school years after completing year 7

* It was from reading an article about Zoella that I discovered the world
of blogging. I remained a spectator for some time and felt very inspired by this
incredible writing world - and Zoella herself!
* I suffer with (and have since a little girl) OCD. GAD and Social Anxiety
this has also evolved into Panic Disorder .... Quite a combo I know! It got worse when I was 17, but
it wasn't so widely accepted and talked about back then (nearly ten years ago - ahh!)
 so I did my best to manage it alone - this year I truly needed some help as the weight of the mental struggles we're becoming extremely heavy, so my family, a very lovely close friend and my excellent doctor stepped in with some much needed support.

* I love Self Help books! (Not so good at applying it to myself...yet!)
* I've only just mastered the courage to put pics of myself on my blog.
Fear, Oh Fear!

* I have Faith.

* I am a country girl.
Meaning I am most at
home when I am surrounded by
 fields of green and
gold - and horses!

* I am a family girl .
Meaning I like being home with my family.
I am not a 'going out' type lady! Unless
it's to the stables!

* I love the song 'There you'll be' by Faith Hill
It's the soundtrack to my beautiful old pony's
farewell video which my dearest friend made for me. Memories
to cherish and keep for always.

* I often dip in and out of  the novel Little Women for inspiration and life advice.
 Their Marmee is like my Mummy.

* I always loved to write since a little girl. I wrote a short children's
story just for family about a naughty pony - My nephew now listens
to his adventures!

* Well, I'll leave it there just now - it's simply a few about me fun facts! 

I hope you enjoyed this ...


' Thank you '



In the meadow in summer time walking my little horse



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~ With love ~





2 comments:

  1. Your ponies are beautiful! I love posts where you get to know the author more! They're more personal and fun to read! x

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you ever so much for such a lovely message. Very best wishes to you. Xx


      Milly Xx

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