Friday, 3 January 2014

2014 Blogger Challenge: New Years Inspiration

The first post of the 2014 blogger challenge (as I mentioned here) is on the topic of New Years Inspiration, so this is like a resolution, but better, as it's inspiration for the whole year instead of just for the first few weeks of January before it's forgotten about or broken!

After much searching, this is the quote I want to remember for my 2014, and I hope it will be inspirational to others as well.

Source found on Pinterest
I've never seen Les Mis, but it's on my Love Film list and I'll hopefully get to watch that one day soon! The quote just seems to sum up my thoughts and feeling at the moment.

As I discussed here and here Rich is away in Afghanistan at the moment on deployment. He's been gone for a little over a month now and it's not been as easy as I expected it to be! I thought that because I'm not naturally a soppy person, I was mentally well prepared, and the fact that I lived alone for 2 years before moving in with Rich meant that I would cope without him relatively well. I was wrong. I have cried more in this past month and a bit than I have in the past 5 years combined! I wasn't prepared for how much I'd miss him, and I didn't realise how much I relied on him for emotional support on a daily basis. 

However, through all of these hard times, made far worse by other external factors beyond my control, I have become a stronger person. No matter how bad things looked some evenings, the sun would always rise and things would always look brighter in the morning. This is why I thought this quote was particularly relevant, and as I am now through the worst of missing Rich, and getting into the swing of not having him around, the quote is something I want to remember for any other sad times that I may have this deployment, or this year in general. It is a version of my life philosophy that no matter how bad things get, they will always get better in the end. If it isn't better then it isn't the end. 

I am thankful for the past month, it has proved to me how deep and perfect the love that myself and Rich share is, and how much I can cope with on my own. It has made me a stronger person and us a stronger couple, which can only be a good thing!

Sorry for such a serious post! I'll try and make the next one a bit more light-hearted! This is something which I just wanted to get off my chest, and by writing about it I feel as though I have processed all my thoughts and have a clear head ready for 2014. Does anybody else feel that way about blogging or is it just me?


  1. I feel that way as well! I think sharing things on the blog makes it easier to cope with - I've mentioned quite a few times that I'm having IVF next month and it makes the whole thing seem a lot easier sharing it. :-) x

  2. Hi Dear! I have tagged you for the "My First Time" tag! I would love if you answered to it, but feel free to refuse of course ;)

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