I’ve long since lost count of the number of books I’ve read. I’m an absolutely voracious reader… it’s where I go to escape. My happy place.
One of my favourites (for all its trashiness and life lessons simultaneously) is Jacqueline Susann’s ‘Valley of the Dolls’. Some days my life is just like that – up and down all at once… like someone pulling each of my arms in opposite directions, trying to be everything to everyone… whilst also dealing with ‘me’, in all my glory. Anne was always my favourite character – I admired her inner steeliness in the face of adversity and her ability to always make the best out of a bad situation. And always so polite and well-mannered. She never let the bastards see her cry and she never gave up… not ‘giving up’ as I would define it, anyway!
So basically, today left me very flat… for no reason at all that I can think of. It is just one of ‘those’ days for me. Sometimes that happens and you just have to deal… and today I’m coping with it by posting some inspirational things I found… things that resonated 🙂
Writing is bringing me a lot of comfort of late. It’s a chance to filter what’s running through my head… The fear, the worry, the happiness, the confusion, the excited energy, the hope for the future… it’s exhausting and exhilarating.
Those who read this blog know that I rarely post this type of stuff – but today I’m just going to. No, I’m not going soft on you all!! Just needed an injection of positivity 🙂