It’s not all bad this week

It took some strength to write that blog title today. I am still not in a good place but therapy is booked for Friday and I am trying to get better. I listen to the amazing Emma Kenny when I can as that always helps. I played a happiness hypnotherapy CD yesterday. I forced myself out of the house today even though it felt like a superhuman effort.

So although I still have so much sadness and feel lost a lot of the time, I thought I would blog about how today is different to this time last year.

  1. I am back in the UK so I understand what people say. I had good French but communicating in a different language brings its own challenges.
  2. I am in the same country as all 3 of my children. I live with 2 of them.
  3. I am not shouted at or sworn at.  I don’t have to try desperately not to look at computer or phone screens in case dating sites or pornography pop up reminding me I am fundamentally not up to scratch.
  4. I am sleeping on a sofa bed but by choice and not because my husband did not want to sleep with me.
  5. I am with my brother who tells me over and over that he loves me and just wants me to be happy.
  6. There is hope of a positive future. I need to learn to be patient.
  7. I got some important correspondence sent off.
  8. I bought a gift and a card for someone who had done me a huge favour. That really cheered me up. I love to give.
  9. I am back to healthy eating having slipped and piled on a few pounds.
  10. People reached out to me when I vented on Twitter. I also saw a course with the incredible Katy Hill that might be worth investing in.
  11. I got back into my email after 2 months without it when I signed out and could not remember the password.
  12. I cleaned over the weekend in a good way and sorted out my daughter’s bedroom. We were sharing but I am letting her have it now.
  13. Lucky 13 – I ordered 2 new toilet brushes and they arrived today. I even put them together all by myself. Hey, it’s the little things.
  14. I have a job.
  15. The future may yet be amazing. I shouldn’t jinx it by expecting bad things.

Now that is quite a positive post for me these days. I have a favour to ask. If anyone who has read my posts would like to say what they think holds me back in life and getting happy, please leave a comment or pop me an email to

I really want to hit the ground running now and ensure that when the restrictions lift I can attack life again with some sort of gusto. Your feedback will help. Be kind or brutal – it will all help!

Thanks for sticking with such a Misery Knickers!

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  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    Yay Kate! So good to hear that you are feeling more positive. Hang on in there. I’m not really sure what the answer is, but hold onto the things you love to do, and do them… for you, and not because you think it’s expected of you. And, the saying that I really like is – to remember that everything keeps moving, including your feelings, they will pass. This will pass. Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories xx

  • loopyloulaura

    Lots of little things that will hopefully add up to a big smile. The change in weather and a warmth in the air has definitely improved my mood over the last week. Sending virtual hugs as always, Lx. Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories

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