Tuesday, April 15, 2014


That's my plan.

The lovely Kat McNally is hosting a reflective writing challenge called April Moon over the next fortnight, in honour of this glorious blood moon. As well as needing something to get the creative juices flowing I've had this really strong sense of April being the start of something for me. I feel an ending and a beginning taking place.

Here's a few things that came to mind when I considered the word courage today:
  • Loving {peeps and fur peeps} in spite of the risks, the loss and the grief.
  • Standing up to bullies and fighting an unfair dismissal from my former employer. Leaving a legacy for the treatment of other staff.
  • Revisiting the past.
  • Forgiving, myself and others.
  • Stopping smoking for the umpteenth time {2 days free today}.
  • Deciding to be ambitious this year.
  • Getting up, and up again, no matter how many times I get knocked down.
  • Choosing happy, choosing dreams, choosing to follow my bliss.

You can grab all the details on how to join in, and the gorgeous blog button, over here. Hope to see you there.


  1. I love item #2 on your list - standing up for what you think is right is NOT always an wasy action to take, but now you've left a legacy of fair treatment for others who will follow in your wake and THAT is something to be proud of!

  2. The mere fact that we get up is courageous.... Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  3. Congratulations on the stopping smoking! It matters not how many times you stop - it's that you keep trying ;)

    I think that the forgiving ourselves is so very important, and it is something that I struggle with on what feels like a continual basis. I get stuck in this loop where every bad decision I've ever made or every terrible thing I've ever said replays in my head. It takes an incredible force of will to make it stop and to say to myself, it's OK. Let that go. You can't go back and change it now - you'll do better tomorrow. Choosing to be kind to myself. A great act of courage.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Jen - Pierced Wonderings

  4. I love this blog post !
    It does take courage to love, beautifully put.
    I'm sure that new moon and April is bringing sunnier days, clarity and peace. I'm sure of it.
    Happy Wednesday lovely, Dee x

  5. Yup. That's pure courage. Right there.
    You got this, tinniegirl.