Your mission if you choose to accept it


I started this blog because I had a lot to say and consequently I found myself saying a lot on here - I have written about guilt, identity and expectations. But after a wee while I realised I was writing the same thing over and over again - accept yourself. When someone asked me how they would get their child to sleep in their own room, I told them to go as slow as they needed to and when someone asked me if they should take their little one on a long car journey, I told them not if they darn well didn't want to.

Basically in a light-hearted, meandering way I was saying, get down with who you are and be honest about your circumstances because what is the point of complaining that your dairy farm isn't making money when you've got a field of horses? I'm a lot of things - an underground One Direction fan, an ardent cheese lover but a faker I am not. Towards the end of last year I realised that if I'm gonna keep talking the talk I've gotta put on my big girl pants and walk the walk.

Over the coming weeks I'm going to set myself challenges that will help me to learn to live with my story, my identity, my beautiful flaws. I would love you to join me and share with me your story, your identity and your oh so beautiful flaws. Check back on Sunday to see how I'm getting on or sign up  to stay updated and to find out a week in advance what the challenge is (and please feel free to join in). I'll be on social media sharing my experience under #missionacceptance. So if you're following me on Twitter, jump in. 


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  1. This is such a lovely idea, I look forward to seeing what challenges you set yourself! Will try to join in wherever I can xx

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  2. I'm in! Looking forward to the first challenge...

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  3. This sounds like a fantastic mission. I am also someone who would always advise people to be kinder to themselves when I am often my own worst critic, so I am looking forward to seeing what challenges you set, and if I can do them too.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Tracey xx #abitofeverything xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It is far easier to do it for someone else. I wish we could all treat ourselves as kindly as we treat those we love.

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  4. I can certainly relate with you. At the moment, I'm currently battling with my 5-year-old who refuses to sleep in her own room and as you probably guess, it is a slow and difficult battle :( #abitofeverything.

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    1. Well it sounds like you know to be kind to yourself and take little steps :)

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  5. I would love to join you on this and I look forward to following you and joining in when I can. I'll follow you on twitter now (@frazzledmumblog) so I can catch up with how you're getting on #abitofeverything

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  6. The older I get the more I realise that many things which I thought were important actually aren't important at all. I guess that I'm becoming somewhat of a philosophical mature man which I actually don't mind at all. I'm farily at peace with myself now as opposed to when I was younger. I hope that this adventure gives you fresh insights MM.

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    1. That's good to know! I've definitely been moving in the right direction over the last few years x

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  7. love it - you walk that walk girl!

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  8. What an interesting mission you have set for yourself. As for my flaws, where do I start?? I think I would have to start an entirely new blog. #BrillaintBlogPosts

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    1. Ha ha! I'm sure that's not true, anyway there's a fine line between flaws and flair!

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  9. Sounds fab! I'll be popping back on Sunday x #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  10. I'll try and remember to pop back tomorrow and see what you are up to! #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  11. What a great idea. I look forward to reading more about your challenges for yourself. Lovely blog. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me blog hop. #sharewithme

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