Friday, 26 May 2017

Sun, sun, sun!


This is just going to be a real quickie, but I thought it would be worthwhile sitting down and explaining what's going on at the moment. At present, it's Friday night, which means that half term has officially begun! I'm really excited because where I live we're experiencing a bit of a heatwave and the temperature hit twenty seven degrees earlier!

I'm using this break as a time to focus on my own happiness and to do the things that make me smile. That's why I've set myself a few small goals to reach over half term. These include: going out on my skates, meditating, doing yoga, reading, taking pretty pictures, drinking lots of water and writing in the sun!

I'm also going to try and avoid Facebook as I don't believe it is having a positive effect on my happiness and is probably the biggest tool for procrastinating. I have however started to use Instagram and Pinterest again for posting and sharing pictures. Make sure to drop your account names in the comments so that I can follow you! :)

What are your half term plans?

Forever health and happiness,
Marti xxx

Friday, 19 May 2017

Do you want the truth or something beautiful?


I felt very sceptical about posting this piece of writing, yet I wanted to bring forth the fact that life isn't always sugar sweet and iced with pink icing. There are times where life will chew you up and spit you back out again- it happens to everybody and you just have to live through it. It's those times that I try not to document, for better or for worse. I've never endorsed spreading negativity on the internet but I think it's important to be honest and not sugar coat reality. 

Now that brings me to my main point: what I'm sharing with you. There's a certain individual in my life who's caused me a great deal of pain. I'm not going to explain what has happened, mostly because that's a line I don't feel comfortable crossing, but also to protect the identity of said individual. The best way I've found to deal with difficult situations is creative expression- whether that be music, drawing or writing, I always feel more in contact with my feelings afterwards.

I've decided to include a small paragraph of one of the lengthy letters I've written yet never sent to this person. It was really difficult deciding whether or not to publish this, but I trusted it would bring home how strongly your actions can hurt others. 
You’ve changed me. You’ve left a bruise on my body that will drag me down far more than any I gain smacking the ground on roller skates. They’re the kind of injury that motivates you to keep trying, to beat your personal best and greatest of all, to not give up. The bruise you’ve given me is so deep, so swollen and so painful; it brings tears to my eyes. You’ve humiliated me. Made me look weak and needy in an environment I felt safe.   

Health and happiness,
Marti xxx

Friday, 5 May 2017

Tiny plants growing out of sidewalk cracks

Rosie shared this on her wall and it melted my heart :)
Dear friend,

The chances are, if you're reading this, I've never met you. I've never been able to tell you that you're loved, that you're appreciated and that somebody out there is dying for you to love and appreciate them. You may not believe me, but you're a truly amazing human being. 


You're beautiful and have qualities that make you shine like the twinkling star that you are. Anybody that tells you differently obviously doesn't know their constellations. You have the kind of personality that's brimming with love and warmth-the kind that needs to be shared in a society that thrives on negativity!

You've done some mean things and hurt the people you love. You've done this because you're only human and your natural response to pain is inflicting more pain on other people. 

Wlive in a world where hate is thrown around like confetti and nobody talks about their feelings. If people were to only consider others for a moment before hurting them, maybe the world would be a better place.

My advice to you old friend would be to carry around a spare change of happiness with you wherever you go. You never know who may need it most.

Lots of love,
Marti xxx