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.


  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!)

  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!

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

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

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

  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

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

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


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