basic principles of life..........work hard, be honest, treat people as you wish to be treated, manage with what you have, love always and never give up!
These were values that I learnt growing up, not from those people that should have been important but from the few people that were and still are. I grew up having dreams and ambitions as any little girl or boy should, but they were either shot down in flames...("you can't be a hairdresser, get a real job!") or were put way too far out of my reach that they were just impossible. This blog is not in any way a 'woe is me' type blog but rather this is what I got given and how I have dealt with it.
I lost my father to a Brain Tumour when I was eight years old, and it caused my world to implode! No longer was I the centre of anyone's universe and the one person who had always encouraged me be whoever I wanted to was not there any more. So life was going to be what I made it, good bad or ugly!
I am and have never been a snob, I like to see everyone's point of view but sometimes just sometimes I have to have my say! For years I was the quiet young lady to wouldn't say boo to a goose, who would say nothing to being walked over, then a few years ago I was told something that I will never forget "if people don't like you, that's their problem not yours!" and they were right, ever since I have tried where possible to stand up for myself and can finally breathe as I no longer tie myself in knots trying to be someone I'm not. I know I'm not everyone's cup of tea and have lost people in my life due to no longer doing as I was told or just going along with things, but you know what ? I am so much happier for it!
Social networking sites, media and general gossip have been alive with talk about certain groups of people recently, and I tend to try and not get into debates with anyone other than my friends and family as conversations in text can and usually will be taken out of context and I really can't be bothered with the drama. So why not blog about it ? I mean I am the only one talking so no interruptions, and any comments that are too nasty can be deleted!