After recent discussions in the office surrounding suicide within youth, I've decided to create a page which hopefully illustrates how ordinary lives aren't always happiness and glamour by showing through hard work and perseverance, wonderful memories can be constructed and joy can found in the simplest of things.
The discussion led to how social media had a lot to answer for in regards to high suicide rates within youths and how life could seem so much harder at this difficult age with the presence of this platform when compared to previous generations. The majority of people will only post positive messages on their account, which I believe should be celebrated, however this can be misleading as it may portray their life to be perfect, which young adults will compare against and possibly feel dissatisfied with their own life or unimportant.
I thought it may be an idea to post how ordinary my personal life can be, through collations of everyday photographs, and describe how I manage to find inspiration and enjoyment from the simplest of things as well as posting about the repetitive aspect of life and activities that maybe aren't as enjoyable.
Today is Wednesday, which is the middle of an ordinary working week for me. I am satisfied now going to bed knowing that the first half of the week is over and that the weekend is one day closer. I don't particularly love the work that I do but it can be interesting and I seem to be progressing gradually which keeps me motivated to work hard and potentially earn more. At lunch I had a large bowl of savoury pasta which definitely satisfied my hunger cravings and it was delicious.
After work I had dinner at my grans; every Wednesday is mince 'n' tatties which always goes down a treat. I then went to the gym and worked on legs; I hate a leg workout and tend to avoid it but I've missed the last couple of weeks so it was a necessity today.
I then went to my friends straight after and played magic the gathering, trading card game with 2 of my friends. I won 2 out of 3 which is surprising considering how unlucky I tend to be. I guess we make our own luck.
💛| N O R M A L I T Y |💛 We finally had some form of normality restored today as Noah's feeling better & starting to shift his horrible cold! The house has a faint aroma of vaporub but it's looking a little more like organised chaos as opposed to just chaos 🤦🏼♀️
It's awful when our little ones are unwell & little man seems to power through most of the time but he's been fighting his sleep on top of his cold so we've had a few mammoth tantrums over the past few days. Bless him, he's had a snotty nose, his eyes have been streaming & his ears have been irritating him to no end 😔 But his sleep seems to have returned to normal today & he's had 2 naps (actually we've both had 2 naps!) & we've been for a walk to Grandma's ♡
Looks like we will be going to toddler group tomorrow after all as long as he sleeps well tonight & I've been really slack at the November play along while he's been poorly so back on it tomorrow for the theme word CRACKLE .
All I can say using so glad to be back in the motherland... breakfast was bchoice of porridge oats..with almond milk. I haven't had lunch yet...will be another while....have had a long few days and looking forward to having my normal food again I've definitely over indulged in the cooked breakfasts and convenience foods whilst travelling... normality ensues!! #normality#elected#foodoptimising#bchoice#almondmilk
Monday #gratitude30 @positivelypresent day 12, grateful for the wisdom to be myself however quirky that may be!
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Day 60 - Another day, another shopping centre and day of work for me whilst Len chilled at home, before a great evening of playing cards with friends for him and an awful headache and a couple hours of sitting in the dark for me. Now it's bedtime as we both have long days at work tomorrow.