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When Life Gives You Lemons…

30th June 2017

it’s been sour

Ok, pre-warning, this post is for sure going to be one of those I-haven’t-sat-down-to-type-in-ages sorta posts, where I ramble about what’s been going on and what’s been happening in my life. To be honest, I love reading these sort of posts. And I love the idea of having a little catch-up with all you lovely people; letting you know where I’ve been and how life has been treating me recently. I’ve been attempting this post for a good couple of weeks now, changing the title, typing and re-typing, just to not upload it. I don’t even know why. I think it has something to do with not feeling like my head’s in the game and it seems as if every time I sit down to type it, it just doesn’t really happen. Let’s put it this way, lemons just seem to be rolling into my life at the minute. It’s been pretty sour at points. But what do you do when life gives you lemons? You roll with them and make some damn sweet lemonade.

grab some biscuits

Let’s have a catch-up. Grab a tea and a biscuit – or six – and let’s have a catch-up. So, how have you been? Been busy? Been enjoying the warm weather? Yeah, me too. Work been busy? Oh YES. Same here. So. Freaking. Busy. It seems to be the only thing I’m actually doing at the minute. Am I right?! And does the time seem to be flying by quicker than ever for you, too?! *Stares wide-eyed and starts to sweat*. So yes, this is what’s been going on in my life as of recent. Work. Work. And more work. It’s definitely safe to say, I’ve been caught up in life. I’ve been waking up in the morning with aims to go to work, go to the gym, come home and be productive (as in write a blog post), eat a healthy dinner and then sleep a good nights sleep, just to do it again the next day. This, however, has definitely not been the case. It’s been more; get up, go to work, drink way too much coffee, go to the gym, come home aching and sore, close my eyes for “oh, just a minute”, wake up the following morning, just to do it all over again. I’ve completely lost control and with it, lost confidence, too. So yes, I’ve been grabbing a few too many biscuits along the way and not tapping my keyboard enough. It’s been kinda disheartening.

the pigeon that couldn’t fly

Here’s a quick story for you. Today at work, in the morning, I was cleaning tables. As I was, I looked out of the window. There was a big, old and scruffy pigeon just strolling across the car park. It looked lost. It looked like it just stumbled out of a hypersleep having consumed way too many seeds along the way. I grinned and carried on my daily duties. Fast forward to lunchtime – the lunch rush had just gone and everyone was fed; I was cleaning tables once again. Then I noticed the receptionist walking hurriedly towards me – I heard the word, “pigeon”. You never guess what had happened, the pigeon was in reception. It was stood in front of the main desk, not moving a muscle. Not even a delivery man seemed to faze it. It was at this point I knew for sure something was going on with this little (well, big) pigeon. I walked over to it and ushered it back out of the front door, but it tripped on the way and spread out its wings. I figured then it couldn’t fly. It really was lost. It was broken and lost – I felt really sorry for it. But anyway, fast forward again to the very end of the day and after visiting me once again, the pigeon disappeared. I have no idea where it went, but it went somewhere. I realised then that I felt like that pigeon. I have wings, but I’m unable to fly. It’s a perfect representation of how I’m feeling at the minute. When it comes to blogging and writing, even YouTube, I’m waddling around, unable to leave the ground. This blog post is me leaving the ground. If you’re in the same boat – if you’re unable to fly like my little pigeon friend, let’s fly together.

ok… so now what?

I guess now I do all that it takes to spread my wings. And you totally should, too. But Pat, hold up. What the hell has this got to do with lemons? Urmmmm, well, not that much. I guess what I meant by that is when you feel like life is sending sourness your way, roll with it. Roll with it until you have the sweetest lemonade. Or don’t even wait. Make some lemonade. When you feel like everything is against you and you can’t find time to accomplish your dream, you take that sourness and turn it into something sweet. I guess that’s what I meant by the title of this blog post. I hope that makes sense.

let’s wrap it up

Ok. I hope that wasn’t too much of a ramble for you. I totally needed to get that out of my system, though. I think the main point of this post is when you feel like everything is against you, turn that around and channel it into something amazing. I think this blog post is that for me. Make it work! No matter what it takes. Anyway, if I don’t stop now, I doubt I ever will, so that’s it for this post! I’ve got some really exciting ideas for the near future, so keep an eye out! Thank you ever so for paying my blog a little visit – I really do appreciate it. Ok, my loves. I shall see you soon! Pat xx