Hello whoever you are reading this, and welcome to my first blog post.
What is the reason for starting this blog? Well it’s something I have been thinking about for a long time, but have to admit have been scared to start, and never really been able to pin down what exactly I want to talk about. So finally I have plucked up the courage to start, and after some brainstorming I came up with the name Sweet Pea’s Scribbles – (Sweet Pea is my hubby’s pet name for me) and that way I don’t have to talk about just one thing!
One subject I was considering blogging about was living with long term pain. Unfortunately I suffer from Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis, and the daily pain often wears me down leading to episodes of depression. I am so glad that mental health is now being talked about more in the UK, as for many years I felt the need to hide this illness, something that is nearly impossible to do.
But I didn’t want to just blog about illness, as I want so much more from life, and feel it has taken up too much of it already. Going back 20 years I was an active 20-something, working full time in a very boring insurance office job, but running my very own part time balloon decorating business which I absolutely loved, and training as a florist. Then accidents, leading to the illness followed and years of doctors/hospitals appointments, feeling lost, not good enough.
Don’t get me wrong there were happy times too during the last 20 years. I met and married the most wonderful man in the world, and we had our handsome son (not that I’m biased:))
And now at 40-something I feel at a real crossroads in my life – I would love to run my own business again from home, but at the moment I don’t know what that would be. I still have to learn to live within my physical limitations, but feel ready to do more. Maybe writing this blog may guide me in the right direct?
Finally, I want to share with the world my beautiful puppy, Peggy. She has made such a difference in mine and my families life since she arrived. It took some persuading to get my hubby and son to agree to getting a dog, but now, as I predicted, they are totally in love with her!
So thanks for reading, and hope you will join me in my journey into the blogging world and getting my mojo back!