Monday, 15 December 2014

#MicroblogMondays: It's not all roses

I've been conscious that my blog the last few months has very much focused on what I've gained from my infertility/no kids status. With my Gifts of Infertility series (now at #18, and still with a number to go!), and all those inspirational quotes, I know I've risked driving everyone mad with these positive points of view.

I feel a bit of a cheat, because I've been writing these posts knowing that my life is not all roses. But show me the lifestyle that is. I don't have time now - I'm writing this when I should be frantically cleaning the house for visitors who arrive tomorrow - but I will write more in due course. I've struggled this December to get any enthusiasm for Christmas, and I look back on a 2014 that was, for a number of reasons, pretty tough.

The weather today though is good (check out my #MicroblogMondays post on A Separate Life), and I'm feeling a bit more positive. So I hope things are looking up.

And now I'm off to clean.

8 comments:

  1. It's been a rough year for me too. You're your right that with all paths in life, there are ups as well as downs (though the downs seem to be affected so many at the moment).

    May your visitors bring many happy moments.

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  2. Wishing you a peaceful end of the year and hope that the visitors' visit will go smoothly! I don't think you need to feel like a cheat by writing the series and the inspirational quotes as I'm pretty sure they are useful and inspiring.

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  3. 2014 has been really rough for me too. And I've been struggling to get into the holiday spirit, but it seems my sadness is overtaking and making it very hard to enjoy things. Also, I love the series - keep at it. We all need those positive reinforcements in our lives.

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  4. I love your comment "show me a lifestyle that is." thank you for that. sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who DOESN'T have the "coming up roses" life.

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  5. It's not cheating at all. Think of it as reminding yourself, as well as all of us. Have a great visit with your friends, and I hope 2015 is a better year for you.

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  6. I'm one person who hasn't been close to driven mad with your Gifts of Infertility series! In fact, you started the series at a time when I really needed it. But I don't think you're a cheat, not by a long shot. I'm sorry that 2014 hasn't been a banner year and I hope that 2015 is much better to you!

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  7. I don't know -- there can be something to be said for some lightness and positivity, especially when the world is the way that it is. I like the series.

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  8. Nobody's life is all roses. But I think it's valuable for you (and the rest of us!) to look back on the trials and the benefits you've gained from them. It helps boost your self-confidence when you can say "I dealt with this crap situation and from it I still gained."

    I hope things are looking up too...

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