Mama OWL Blog: @BritMums Blog Prompts : Self Portrait

@BritMums Blog Prompts : Self Portrait

Monday, 28 May 2012


I spend so much time thinking about my children that I rarely focus on myself. I don't think it is just me that does this, I am sure lots of mums (and dads, guardians etc) do the same thing. It's so easy to do, it's natural.

My world revolves around theirs, and so this blog prompt is a good way of taking a look at me for a change. To give anyone who is interested a little insight in to the world of me.

I've been lots of things to lots of people.

A daughter.

A sister.

A Granddaughter.

A schoolfriend.

A wife, and of course...

A mother.

Sometimes I forget to just be me. The rigmarole of daily life consumes me so entirely that I find myself getting to the end of the day and realising that I haven't even managed to go to the bathroom alone that day never mind give a second thought to anything else, particularly myself. A prime example being that last Friday morning I realised I had mixed up my Cardiology appointment time with one of Logan's numerous hospital appointments, and had missed my own check-up (which I now need to rebook through my GP - hurrah).

So let's take a look shall we...

I'm Julie. I like coffee, chocolate and cake. Also wine. I hate spiders, and wasps, birds, moths... generally anything with wings or that is creepy crawly-ish is a massive no-no. I am always tired and sometimes grumpy no matter how much sleep I get. I can be short tempered, unreasonable, stubborn, lazy, argumentative, sarcastic and impatient. I make mistakes, I have hurt peoples feelings (generally unintentionally although admittedly sometimes not), I have judged others. I am far from perfect. FARRRR. I have said and done things that I shouldn't have.

But I am also passionate, intelligent, open, caring, friendly, silly, funny (well, I have my moments), loving, fun, and a generally nice person. I can't please everyone all the time, or even some people some of the time. But for the people in my life that I care about and who care about me, I would move Heaven and Earth for. I have reached a time in my life where I know that I don't need to impress anyone. I am who I am, and if you like me then great, if not, then that's fine too. If you have time for me, then I have time for you.

My favourite quote is "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind" - Dr Seuss. I won't pretend to be someone I am not for the benefit of others. What you see is what you get.





My name is Julie. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is me.

9 comments:

  1. Love love love your post! Absolutely brilliant! And the last picture of you is fab! Well done!

    Karin @ Cafe Bebe & BritMums

    (PS- I feel the same about spiders!)

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  2. Love love love your post! Well done you...and really love your last picture as well. Pleasure to meet you Julie!

    Karin @ Cafe Bebe & BritMums

    PS- I feel the same way about spiders!

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  3. Loved this post Julie!
    I'm the same - hate anything with wings/creepy crawlies.

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  4. Great pictures and I love how you are so self aware. Oh and I'm always tired too...

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  5. What a great post! A feast for the eyes with all those photos! Love it. x

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  6. I adore your honesty, and have become such a big fan of your insights that I now feel like a stalker!!
    One day we will come visit, but you'll have to forgive me becoming tongue tied when I meet you, superwoman x

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  7. What a great post, I love your honesty. The pictures are fab too!

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  8. Brillint post! One to which I am sure many of us Mums can relate, I know I can. :)

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