Well how did your weekend go?
Mine was a bit of a wash out in many ways....
My old friend fibromyalgia decided that I was not going to be playing ball with anyone this weekend...
no, no, no....staying on the sofa was as far as I was able to go.
As anyone who reads my blog regularly will know,
I tussle with Fibro every day in everything I do and we constantly clash but every now and then it takes charge and doesn't allow me to do anything and this weekend was one of those battles.
So what's a girl to do when she can't face doing much......well blogging came to my mind instantly.
I actually started my blog back in 2009 for a place to record
some of the positives in my life even though a lot of my days at the time were negative.
My Fibromyalgia was really demanding and was impacting on my life big time.
Blogging calmed my soul.
I never know whether anyone reads my rambles but I just write away
and send it into the unknown and hope for the best....
Sometimes good ramblings and other posts trying to be good ramblings!
It is my own form of creative therapy and helps keep me sane on days when I can't move through exhaustion and pain but then on good days helps me shout from the roof tops!
When I started blogging I found so many lovely blogs and couldn't wait for all
the posts to be read at the end of my day.
I looked forward to the comments, all the competitions and swaps I joined
and got to know so many lovely new peeps from places far and wide...
With being so absent from the blogging world of late I thought I should really get back up to speed with all the latest as they say.
So yesterday I thought I had better get to grips with updating my list of blogs
that I follow as it has been so long since I wrote regularly myself.
But I was so shocked with the results...
The first thing is the varying options of blogging these days....
I feel so ancient not knowing what all the technology means anymore!
Tumbler, Bloglovin, Google Friends to name but a few.
Blogs that I thought I was connected to I seemed to have to re-connect and others had disappeared into oblivion not being recognised?
The second thing I was shocked with is that
so many of my bloggy friends have decided to call it a day from blogging
due to the pressures of every day life and I can no longer reach them in their little bloggy world
many felt stressed having to perform and write regularly...
many felt they had nothing left to give to blogging...
and many had got fed up with photographing and posting so regularly.
I am so very sad to see them disappear from blogging but do understand their thoughts.
We live in such a demanding world of stress, high expectations and constant demands on our time
in everything we do...from starting work, taking our children to school to
attending a business meeting even when you have flu and know you should be at home tucked up in bed
...you get the idea....
Why is that?
Why do we strive to have a perfect lifestyle and end up nearly killing ourselves in the process?
Who piles on the pressure?
The pressure to look good, have a perfect tidy home, hold down a full time high powered career,
look like a Paris catwalk model, be the perfect home maker baking and making everything in sight perfectly of course.....the list just keeps on going....
As I read some of these blogs they all highlighted the same theme...exhaustion of
trying to be all of the above and much more with the added pressure of feeling they needed
to produce the perfect blog post to show everyone they have a beautiful perfect life....
Mmmmm...something is soooo NOT right don't you think?
Fibromyalgia prevents me from doing so many things that I would love to do
and over the years has highlighted to me that in order to survive Fibro you have to make changes to your lifestyle whether you want to or not...
You have to learn to live with a slightly untidy home,
You have to learn to live with some of your clothes not being perfectly ironed and looking pristine
You have to learn to live with taking a back step with your work and look at your priorities
You even have to take a look at your 'me' time
It has really made me look at what is important in my life
and despite being a crap condition to live with it is a very good philosophy to live with....
For me blogging has been my saviour at times so I will
continue to ramble on not knowing whether it is the correct thing to be doing....
but for now it feels ok.
I love being a part of a world of gorgeous pics and inspiration.
I will still keep checking in on all those lovely bloggers who have decided
to keep writing and will look forward to finding newbies.
I do hope they find me too!
I guess what I am saying is that blogging is still out there for those of us who use
it as a form of enjoyable therapy either to record our daily memories
or for those of us who just love writing and photographing our life quilt...
Everything has it's day and blogging has obviously moved on from just being trendy
but I do hope some of you will still continue to join me now and then and enjoy my Tilly rambles...
Do say hello if you have a couple of mins....I always try to respond if
In the meantime ladies....
Enjoy your day folks....
Toodle ooh for now!
x x x