A few weeks ago, as I drifted about my kitchen making myself a quick bite to eat and preparing to chill out on my sofa for a lazy night in, I just so happened to glance over towards a particular spot on my kitchen floor. Within an instant I felt the atmosphere change around me … Continue reading Valley Walking: The Ache Of Abandonment
“Dad don’t cry! You’re gonna make me cry! Oh no, my make up!” I flapped my hands in front of my mascara drenched eyelashes. I took one final glance in the mirror. I looked like a bride. I looked exactly how I had pictured I would look, ethereal and glowing. My bridesmaids had gone ahead with … Continue reading Strange New World: The First Wedding Anniversary
Divorce can feel like being on a sinking ship. My husband abandoned the ship before I was even aware there was a gaping gouge in it's hull. When the damage was revealed to me, I started frantically trying to save it, keep it from going under, keep us afloat. As our ship began it’s certain … Continue reading Valley Walking: The Life Raft
Inspiration Station - A weekly quote, song or video to inspire you. I've been listening to this song a lot lately. I am working so hard to rebuild my life. I can relate to this song, because rebuilding and living without the person you love can feel like drowning. This is a song about hope, … Continue reading Inspiration Station: Song Of The Week
As I sat in the garden, the sun warming my face, I noticed something I hadn't seen before. It was beautiful. It was rare and in a place I simply didn't expect to see it. Amongst a prickly, jagged cactus plant, a single flower had sprouted. It was the most delicate and stunning flower I … Continue reading Valley Walking: Beauty From Pain
What do you do when everything that you held dear to is ripped away from you? In an instant, I felt the world around me fall away. The world I had loved and created and the person who stood at the very centre of that world, gone. I was violently yanked back to the starting … Continue reading Valley Walking: To Reboot Or Rebuild
Inspiration Station - A weekly quote, song or video to inspire you.