I dropped out of social media a bit, when I had some 'issues'. This included not linking up with some of my favourite prompts.
Including Reasons to be Cheerful (which I did this week) and Striking Mums:
I hate that I did that, but I must not dwell on that, I must look at positives! If you don't blog, please don't think you can't join in, Kate has done this for all Striking Mums and has a facebook page, so you can.
So here I am, answering the lovely Kate's questions this week.
1. Are you different, and if so, how?
Yes, I am. I am talkative, my husband reckons I can get a persons life story within 2 minutes of meeting them! Yet I shut myself away, with no one to talk to?!
I find it incredibly difficult to make new 'real' friends. People with the same interests as me. I don't because I don't believe people genuinely like me, I think they are just being polite.
2. Do you celebrate your uniqueness or strive to fit in?
I try to fit in, but encourage others to be individual. Really not sure why this is, but it's a question that has made me think!
3. Are you ever judgemental of other mothers, who are different from you?
Oh goodness, Kate!!!
Yes, I am.
But only the ones that claim to be perfect, when you know that no one is..........or are they?
I never do it out loud though, I would never talk about another mothers capabilities. How we parent our children is our own business, as long as a child isn't being harmed.
4. What would you like to be different about you?
Physically: I want to be slimmer, healthier etc etc
Other ways: where do I start??? I want to be more confident in my abilities. I want to see myself as others say I am. I want to change so much.
But then, I have a great marriage, to a man that loves me as I am. So maybe I want to stay the same.
5. Have you ever been attacked or bullied for being different? How did that affect you?
I had the usual name calling, growing up, because of my size. It was never bullying though, it was never too bad, and it stopped as I grew up.
I was bullied as an adult, in a job I did. That was jealousy though.
It all affected me, I still see the fat person in the mirror, never a beautiful woman. The reason I take selfies is because I hate pictures that others take of me.
6. If you had to write an advert for yourself as limited edition, what would you say to make people think you're great?
I cook a mean roast dinner and I love cuddles!
So that's me. Wow, that was tough this week.
Am I a striking mum? I don't know, but I love this link, because so many join in that are not perfect, just trying our best.