Today was a prime opportunity to be selfless

It was my partner’s birthday; so today was about him

And that was OK.

It’s sometimes too easy to be selfish and just think of yourself.

But today it was different

I could’ve bought something just for me; that would’ve been easy

But I stopped myself in my tracks

and thought…

today is not about me

I would like to have a day for me

But today was not that day

I was more than content with that sentiment

Happy Birthday to the love of my life; with whom i share every crazy moment with

and hope to share many many more xxxxx

A Parenting Life is NOT easy….

Parenting is a tough gig

Anyone can put up a front, but most people hide behind that front.

Pretending that all is well and good, but in reality; it’s anything but

Children that refuse to listen; defiant to the max

You wonder how you’re going to get through the day

without losing your sanity

But other days

all the trouble and the stress

is very much worth it

when they say “I LOVE YOU”


They say that to truly live life, things have to be different and totally random.

But is that really true? Can you live a true life, with having at least one constant presence in your life? that steadying force, that carries you through. Your support line?

Of course, you can!

There are plenty of constants in my life; ones that give me a sense of support and direction. Without it, I would be lost and confused, I would have no direction.

Just need a little guidance and inspiration








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Where Do I Go?

Feeling a little lost. Like I’m losing direction.

It feels like I’m putting more emphasis on certain aspects of my life, and not focussing on others.

It’s like walking a tightrope, and one foul step and it’s all going to fall apart. I think some priortising is needed. Deciding what is important, and what becomes secondary. Definitely not less important or significant, but make life a little more manageable and feel like that my life; my families life, has a direction and a goal.

Even just writing this, I feel like I can go forward and just nail it 🙂

Knock it out of the ballpark, as they say

Loyalty in life and love

I think to be loyal is an important trait to possess. To know that you can be relied upon in times of need; it’s an amazing feeling.

In my working life, I have been with my current employer for 11 years. That is the longest time I have been working in one place. Of course, like any job I have had my ups and downs. I like to believe that I have given a lot of my time to this company. I know that flexibility is an attractive trait when it comes to any employee, and I believe that I have been. I have always done what has been asked of me, within reason. This place has been very good to me, and I also believe that I have been very loyal, and will continue to be as long as I work with the company. I know that there is a big difference between being loyal and being a pushover. I like to think that I am more loyal, as I will not be pushed into anything that I am not comfortable with.

When it comes to loyalty in friendships, I believe it goes both ways. It is hard to find friends that have your back when you have theirs as well. I can count on one hand how many friends I have that fit this description. I didn’t meet them until I was about 17/18 so that now equates to half my lifetime ago. We have been through so many tough and testing times, but they have always been there to listen and give wise advice (even if I didn’t always heed the advice!). I am very grateful to have such wonderful and simply awesome people in my life. I don’t always communicate this to them as often as I should, but I love them all and my life would not be what is without them. Thank you for being there, and even if we don’t see each other as often we would like; we always seem to pick up where we left off. You know who you are. I will always be as loyal to you, as you are to me

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My Exceptional Mum

I would like to talk about the exceptional role models in my life. The people that I aspire to be like. The ones that fight against adversity, illness; whatever the case may be. There are a lot of people like that in my life, but there’s one person I would like to write about today.

My mum.

She has lived an extraordinary life. Has had to make some very difficult decisions,  but that’s the way life goes. My mum had me when she was 19 and my father was 30. I was what you’d call a surprise baby; not planned at all. Not usually a preferred situation, but it was what it was. I was also meant to be a boy (named picked out and all: Jermaine. Not a bad name at all 🙂 ). But she has always done what was best for me. Always worked so that we would have what we needed. Never asked for any handouts. She instilled in me how important it is to work for what you want. Don’t ever expect things to be handed to you. I have always appreciated that she always told me things as they were. No sugar coating. No hype required.

Life hasn’t always been easy for us; especially those wonderfully difficult teenage years. Those years that I put my mother through a lot of anguish and frustration. But we somehow made it through the wilderness. We haven’t always agreed on everything, but I have always known that she has my back. Always been my biggest support, and there have been some really difficult situations in my life. But I know that I can talk to her about anything. Sometimes we don’t even need to speak; she just knows.

If I become even half the woman that my mum is, then I have done well. I don’t know if she knows how I appreciate her for all that she has done for me since the day I was born. The decisions she has made, have lead us to this moment.

Mum, if you’re reading this; thank you for being an exceptional role model. For me, your grandchildren and everyone you meet. Thank you for making me the person I am today; I owe you so much. I love you




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