So you know how WitWitWoo is predominantly a cheery, fun, kinda frivolous place to be? Well it’s specifically designed that way because there is enough misery in the world in my humble opinion, and I want my blog to be a place where you can come and have fun. Smile. Nod along a bit. Basically, just somewhere lighthearted to visit.
Having said that, what my blog also is is a true life account of me and, occasionally, my boys – what my life is like, the things I get up to, my dating woes, my occasional jaunts abroad – I want it to be a true(ish) reflection of me. But sometimes, blog/vlog subjects pop into my head that I need to deal with head on … and they’re not always pretty.
Trust me, I look FAR from pretty in this video. (Below.)
Just as a little background before you watch this video, I start out talking about how sad I was to hear about Lynda Bellingham’s passing but the video unexpectedly took a turn fairly early on and, well, I cried. A LOT. It’s not pretty. But that’s OK, because real life ISN’T pretty is it? Real life is about loss as well as laughter and I hope that by posting this today, people who are perhaps in a similar position to me will realise that all that crap you hold on to day-to-day, those feelings that bubble under the surface because you’re too ‘brave’ to let them out, or you feel it’s a sign of weakness …. it’s not. It’s OK to cry. Crying is nature’s way of letting all the shit out and I think we, especially as strong women, need to recognise that it’s not good to hold onto that stuff.
I’m the world’s worst person for asking for help, or for telling a friend I’m sad and would they mind awfully if I just cried a bit. I never do that (it would be kinda weird), but I wish we did do it more. You know, just took time to be sad, to miss someone, to recognise that life is never the same – because we, as adults, understand that life goes on, but it’s OK to miss how life once was.
I’m rambling, probably still got mascara in my eyes, so I’ll just finish this post by saying how much I love my Mum. She was awesome and I miss her every single day. If you still have your Mum in your life, give her a hug from me.
PS – As for the photo above, you might be able to tell, but Mum is the gorgeous blonde lady standing up, her Mum is sitting down on the left and there’s an Aunt, an Uncle, a brother and even me in this picture too – fab isn’t it?