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Nothing in life is meant to be easy the first time you do it. Learning to walk as a baby, you fall countless times and recovery is just the same. No one gets angry, upset or laughs at a baby falling but applauds them for trying and that’s how we should treat ourselves. Getting out there and recovering is just like learning to walk again and finding your feet isn’t always easy. You’re doing amazingly for trying, when everything in you feels like you can’t.

At first I would say “you’re fine” and “you can do this” and after trying over and over nothing will ever be as bad as it seems. But those few times it might be as bad, don’t deter because you’re a strong and there is hope for better – because you deserve better. 

I still get anxious every time but now I say “there’s no reason to be afraid” and try my best to believe it. It’s a process but every journey starts with one step. Whatever comes your way you can handle it, just like you have handled all the struggles so far – that experience will only make you stronger not weaker.

Being exhausted (as we tend to get with chronic illness) I don’t know about you but I start losing some logic because my brain’s so exhausted it’s hardly working. So be aware that when you’re exhausted and feel shitty don’t get carried away with your thoughts. Acknowledge them and simply let them pass. You’re tired and don’t have to deal with all your worries right then and there.

How prediction and thinking ahead can hurt us…


In life we have preconceived ideas of what people are like, how a day will turn out or what we will do in an emergency. But as I’m sure you’re all aware, nothing ever goes quite as planned. Nothing I’ve ever dreamt or expected is exactly as it’s happened and one things I’ve learnt is to just take life as it comes.

Don’t form an idea or think too far ahead. By doing this we often limit ourselves by not being open or ‘mentally prepared’ for new ideas or plans.

Life is unexpected, unpredictable and unanticipated by opening myself up to this it’s allowed me to see more beauty in the world and take on more opportunities.

So make the most of today, take a leap. Have some hope and faith. Because it is one day or day one.

In case you missed it – I did an instagram post on being BRAVE
Last year I made this bracelet to remind myself that I am brave. 


I think it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come, what we have struggled through and that we are still here fighting today. 


Everyday we face life and all the struggles it brings = this is being brave 


Everyday I battle the way I feel and fight my mind = this is being brave 


Getting up today = this is being brave 


You are still here, you’ve been through it all and you’re still putting up a fight. YOU ARE BRAVE ❤❤❤❤


Find Your Own Hope




  • Georgia.

    Such a lovely post. It can be so easy to held back by what we expect of our day or even our life, so much so that we neglect to see what's right there in front of us.

    // xx

  • Susie

    Thank you! <3 I totally agree xx

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  • Thinking too far ahead is something that definitely leads to me losing opportunities and missing out on experiences. It leads to more overthinking and anxiety. I want to start focusing on living in the moment and not thinking about the future so early.
    Aleeha xXx

  • Susie

    I know the feeling all too well! Same here 🙂

  • Mica T

    This is such a good post! It's easy to get caught up in the worries and what ifs sometimes, it's good to take a step back and remind ourselves we have no reason to fear or worry, but not always easy to do in the thick of it.

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week and you had a good weekend! We had a quiet one here.

    Away From The Blue Blog


    Such a lovely post! 🙂
    Have a good day!

  • Missy May

    Taking it easy and living in the moment. Over thinking and thinking too far ahead will definitely make one depress and cause anxiety. I was at this place last year and learnt from it. Great post here!!

  • Susie

    Thank you so much <3 So true xx you too

  • Susie

    Thanks 🙂

  • Susie

    Thanks so much! Yes I totally agree, glad you are doing better for it 🙂

  • Heather Rowland

    This is such a beautfiul post and so powerful to read. Thank you for sharing.

    Heather xoxo

  • M Towers

    The part about planning what to do in an emergency… Oh my gosh. That is my worst habit. Always planning out ridiculous scenarios in my head of everything that could possibly go wrong and what I would do…. And what a waste of time!
    "Nothing I've ever dreamt or expected is exactly as it's happened" perfectly said. I've learned it is impossible to predict ANYTHING accurately. And eventually we've just got to let go and just take the leap.
    I have a new favourite post. Thank you for writing it. 😊😊😊

  • Susie

    Thank you so much xxx

  • Susie

    I was told at first, to plan ahead. But it just made catastrophising so much worse and I would focus on what COULD go wrong. Let it go and take a leap – AMEN <3 Thank you so much 🙂

  • TwoWeeksPaidVacation

    It's so important to not get carried away in our thoughts when thinking negatively about things that *could* happen in the future – I've been working so hard on this and finally can now sort of catch myself doing that and saying "okay… that hasn't even happened… so stop dwelling on it!"

  • Susie

    So true! Yes! Totally agree 🙂

  • Anya Dryagina

    Beautiful photos! very interesting! Thanks a lot for the post)
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  • Heather Noire

    Beautiful photos! This was such a personal post and I want to thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  • Susie

    Thanks so much!

  • Susie

    Thank you <3

  • Jen Cabildo

    I was missing readind you babe! Loved your post, big hugs! ♥

  • Tania Franco

    I love your attitude towards life. It is extremely helpful and inspiring for me and many other who are going through a hard time or chronic illness. You are a blessing, keep doing the work that you're doing!


  • Susie

    Aw thank you xx

  • Susie

    Thank you so much <3 Truly means the world

  • She Was a Day Tripper

    This is a great post Susie! I'm so guilty of overthinking, and projecting into the future. Between thinking about the future, and the past too, I hardly ever spend time in the NOW! And that's where happiness lies… in the present moment. It's a work in progress to try and stay 'in the now'. But we'll get there! 🙂

    Sarah x

  • Velvet Blush

    This is such a great post, I think you worded it perfectly. Sometimes I feel like you just have to go with what life throws at you, and try to make the most of it, and like you said see the opportunity in it x

    Velvet Blush

  • Susannah

    I love this! What beautiful inspiration! <3

  • Freeoversea

    This is an inspiring writing, love your thoughts 🙂
    Sending love and good vibes only,

    Patricia & Miguel

  • Susie

    The present moment is so important! I totally agree! <3

  • Susie

    Thanks so much! You really do – just take it as it comes and make the most of it 🙂

  • Susie

    Thanks lovely!

  • Susie

    Thanks so much!

  • Lennae Stubbs

    I love this! I hate when I get tired, I start to feel low and doubt everything and I do get carried away with negative thoughts. It took me awhile to realise I was doing this. Thanks for sharing this lovely.

    P.S: Are those photos taken in Milford Sound?

    Lennae xxx

  • Susie

    Yes! It can be so difficult and easy to not realise! I'm so glad I'm not the only one!! And yes they are from Milford 🙂

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