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.