Everything I write in my Diary, pays homage to my emotional wellbeing, in one way or another. There are many aspects to our emotional that are linked and that will need a different thought process from us.
I love to write about the things that mean something to all of us, like the values placed upon us as individuals and how those values play out in our lives. The old-fashioned values of caring and making a difference is what I care about and is always something I will continue to do.
When I was a little girl, I lived in a modest house, my parents weren’t rich and as far as I knew they weren’t poor either, but I always had it instilled in me that to buy something, I had to earn it first. I never asked for anything, probably because I knew better, but that wasn’t altogether a bad thing, because it taught me about values and rather than value materialistic things, I had to find my happiness elsewhere.
I never understood fully what my parents’ individual values were. I’m not sure you do as a child. It’s also not something that’s spoken about. But I knew family was important to mum, but that she didn’t know how to nurture them. Family need to be nurtured, through a mutual understanding and respect without infringing on each other’s privacy.
I did take my own values very seriously and dealing with Cerebral Palsy meant I saw the world from a completely different angle. From an early age, I began to hone in on the importance of people and reaching out, in the hope that I would find some support. In the end it was obvious to me that I needed to become my own emotional support.
Given that I was dealing with a disability I always aimed to please, aimed to find an acceptance that was never forthcoming. Sadly, my emotional problems were constantly being overlooked, although some effort was made to help me physically. On the back of my experiences, each of my blogs carry a value and a message.
Moving forward, looking after and making sure my own family grow with confidence and are happy and content is massively important to me that they make a difference in their lives, however they choose to make a difference.