Why the small things are sometimes the most important

Yay! A blog post that’s not being written months after my previous one – I’m happy with that 🙂

So, the last couple of weeks have been interesting. It’s been busy, a bit stressful and at times, not the easiest! But I made it, so that’s worth celebrating. One thing I can say is that even on the most stressful days, the little things can just be the most wonderful surprise.

They have the ability to completely make your day, when you thought it might not actually be possible. And I kind of love how they can just be something so simple and kind but they make such a huge difference. Whether it’s a small gift (you don’t have to spend a lot), a thoughtful message in a card or just a chat at lunchtime, these moments can turn someone’s day around for the better. How lovely is that?

So, just keep that in your mind. I have been so heavily rewarded by some absolutely adorable people in real times of need these past couple of weeks. The gratefulness and love I have for those people is huge because they showed me a selfless act when I couldn’t give them anything in return. Think about how you could truly show someone how much they mean to you (note: they don’t have to be in a time of need for you to treat them).

A special thank you to those who have shown me true kindness recently; you know who you are! I only hope that one day I can show you the same thing.

Thank you for reading 🙂

Clare xx

Gain confidence and show them you’re not the weak one

When I first started this blog in July last year, I was so determined to not be one of those people who only wrote a few blog posts and then disappeared off the face of the Earth… Continue reading “Gain confidence and show them you’re not the weak one”

Caring for yourself is NOT selfish.

I just want to start by saying thank you so much to all of you who have  given me such a positive response to my most recent post (and to the whole of the blog in general!) – it has honestly made me feel like this is something I should carry on doing and the support is really lovely to have. Thank you very much 🙂

Secondly, I am SO sorry it has taken such a long time for me to get this post out – the last week or so has been sooooo hectic.

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Giving yourself the credit you deserve

If I’m going to be honest, I kind of thought I had been talking to myself with my previous two posts… Only to have a look at my stats this morning and see that people are actually reading what I have to say. So, a special hi to those people who seem to be interested in what I’m writing and thank you – you glorious people are really encouraging me to carry on with this. I am a bit overwhelmed as I’m pretty sure most of you are strangers considering I haven’t quite been brave enough to tell many people about this, so that is even more crazy. Thank you!

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Not the greatest of starts…

Hello again!

So, whilst I said I wasn’t going to stick to a strict schedule with my blogging, I was hoping I could achieve a post more than once every 2 weeks – sorry! These past couple of weeks have been quite hectic (in a good way) and I have had to take some much needed time out for myself this weekend.

… Which actually brings me very nicely onto today’s blog theme. Continue reading “Not the greatest of starts…”


Hello there! So, this is new. Admittedly, this is something I’ve wanted to do for about 18 months, but like always, life got a bit in the way! I’m not complaining – I started a new job in August last year which I love. It has brought me new challenges and I have found a real passion. For that, I feel incredibly lucky. Saying this, I have decided to move on to a new company which is going to be an amazing opportunity, starting end of August. I will always be grateful to my current company for giving me the confidence and the skills to be able to do what I need to. This is what’s right for me and my career at this time and I’m excited to start a new chapter.

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