Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happiness is a Journey, not a Destination!

All is well here at Dollytub Cottage.

I have many more humorous tales to tell, but I am giving my chuckle muscle a little rest today.

My next blogpost will be my 100th posting, so I would like to take a moment to reflect on my life since first starting my blog in April 2009.

I had been following YOUR blogs for a few months, and thought I would like to give it a try myself.

At that time , I was in a very scary place emotionally. I had lost my life partner Liam to cancer five months earlier. I must admit that I felt as though I had slid into an alternative universe where my life no longer made any sense. I found that using my brain to create my tales very therapeutic, and gave me something else to think about.

However, distraction from our problems can only be a temporary solution, and after about a dozen posts, my mood took an even worse nose dive. The true reality of my situation at being without my soulmate hit me.

I gave up my blogging for several months, and needed oodles of support from friends and family whilst coming to terms with my changed circumstances. In particular, my BFF Carol, my sister Mandy, and my sons were all so instrumental in my recovery.

I began to feel a little better after Christmas, so I started my blogging again.

Since then, I continue to improve. You, my dear bloggeroos have also had your part to play in my return to normality.

I would like to thank you for all the comments and emails you have sent me. I really do appreciate them.

As my next post is my 100th one. I have written a very special story for you, so don't forget to pop back, will you?


Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

I can't wait! Thank you for all you're lovely, funny and very entertaining posts. 'Sharing' your Liam with us, I hope, helps so please don't stop, I love it.


Sandi said...

I so agree with your heading to this post, and everything we experience is like a thread in the tapesty of our life. Am looking forward to your story, you have a wonderful, funny way of expressing yourself which brings joy to many.
Sandi xx

Kelly said...

I'll be back tomorrow! I know exactly what you mean about happiness being a journey! Its being brave enough to make the journey in the first place that is the real challenge! You have already started on yours armed with fabulous memories, love and a great ability to laugh and make others laugh!!

KC'sCourt! said...

I'm a follower of you blog and when yours pops up you are one of the first I go to for reading. I love every story, and look forward to to the next.
Julie xxxxx

ted and bunny said...

Thankyou for sharing.
My mum always used to say "don't forget, THIS is heaven" although as we know, sometimes thats not really seemed so.
Onwards and upwards!

Tilly Rose said...

Hi hun.....
We're all here with you my lovely.
Glad blogging has helped you over time.
Karen x x x

Autumn Mist said...

I didn't fully realise the whole Liam situation. I'm so glad you've kept going with the blog, you bring joy and laughter to so many people, we all look forward to your posts so much. Chin up, gal!

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Your tales never fail to make me chuckle Sue and it is great to think that blogland has helped you through tough times. Your blog is unique and blogland just wouldn't be the same without it xx

Jille said...

I, like all the others, look forward to your next tale. Please don't thank us, we need to thank you, for sharing and brightening our lives with laughter.
Jille x