We are all inspirational

I have been so busy as of late and I am really not sure I can keep up the pace! From day trips to London for Mumsnet Blogfest to revision for my college course exams, appointments to get my C.V up to date, taking part in being an audience member at the Bedford TEDx conference to simply catching up with the housework. I’m shattered. I fear that my brain might explode from information overload. I haven’t been able to prioritise things well and many a project have sat on the backburner while I try to sort out long term plans and commitments. I have met so many new people over the last few months and learnt so much about the world around us but also I have learnt so much about myself.

** I have learnt that I really can not keep up with the pace that I have previously set myself and that it’s okay to give myself a break.

Blogfest 2014

** I learnt to write what I want and not give a shit about how my posts are perceived or to simply just expect the debates and backlash once I’ve hit publish on a post and not be overly worried about opinions of others.

The lovely Francesca Martinez

** Being normal what ever that is anyway  is over rated. I met Francesca Martinez at Blogfest and we had a short discussion on how people with disabilities are judged and what is seen to be normal these days. I was in such awe of the woman!

** Simplicity really is the key to so many things in life.

Directional Set

** I can achieve when I put my mind to something. I have not failed a single college exam since starting in September and I’m excelling in my practical lessons too.

** So many people do so much for me but I feel I really need to do my part to show others how much I care for them and how much I care about the world around me. I want to do more for charities and help others in any small or big way I can.

TEDx Bedford 2014

** We can not expect change to happen overnight but together we can achieve local and global change. Individually we are awesome but collectively we are epic!!!

** Human beings are so resilient, way more than we allow to admit to being. It’s almost as if we feel that we are never as strong as we believe we are.

Me with the lovely Kate & Jane

** I have met some amazing humans as of late and it has helped me to find out more about the false ideology that the general population are selfish & ignorant. The general consensus is that we aren’t as bad as the media makes out to be, this gives me hope for our future generations.

Me with Leigh, Hugo’s Mumma, before Blogfest


** People actually like me. Don’t laugh but…there appears to other actual human beings that are interested in my opinions and what I have to say!


Not sure where this little lady gets her looks from?!

** But most of all I have learnt that I am loved and adored and that’s not too shabby a feeling.

…Yes, he allowed me to pop some perm rollers in his hair to practise with



I have come away from the last few months feeling so inspired by other people having felt rather helpless in my many life situations. I found my self drawn to inspirational quotes on Pinterest whilst allowing myself to tell myself that I am worth it. I asked some friends and fellow bloggers which quotes help them feel inspired when the going gets tough and I was so pleased to find such happiness reaching my inbox’s on my twitter, facebook and email!


Here are some of my favourites:

I should, but I’m not going to. Claire

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. Ffion

Make an effort not an excuse! Hannah

 You have more strength than you realise, or give yourself credit for! Leigh

Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Izabel

There’s a lot that can happen between now and never.  Sara

Some times good things fall apart, so better things can fall together. Frances

Small beautiful events are what life is all about. Sabrina

When things are tough it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel and difficult to find the motivation to get on and do your day to day things but I urge you to try to remember we are all inspiring in one way or another, we have all helped others at one point. Someone looks up to you.

You are inspirational.

And I will leave you with this quote I particularly love from the awesome TV show Doctor Who:

”But times change, and so must I… we all change. When you think about it, we are all different people, all through our lives and that’s okay, that’s good! You’ve gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”


Mami 2 Five

14 thoughts on “We are all inspirational

  1. Lovely photo of you & Leigh! Was so nice to meet you at Blogfest and I totally know what you mean by not being able to keep up with the pace. Something I’m struggling with at the moment but I know my problem is more not being able to say no to anything! X x

    1. Thank you Emma. I’m just sorry I wasn’t so talkative at Blogfest; was just a bit overwhelmed! There’s just so much to do at the minute! X

  2. I love this, Carla! I’m jealous you got to go to TedX. No wonder you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, with Blogfest and your course too! Well done on doing so well btw. I love your little points about what we’ve learnt, it’s so important to reflect on those things. I love the photo of you with Francesca Martinez, and the photo of us together, too. I love an inspirational quote, and you’ve got a fab collection there (thanks for including mine!). I think we’re all pretty hard on ourselves, and it can take a lot of effort to realise we’re worth it, that people like us, and there are good people out there too. You’re certainly one of the good people – you’re inspirational, and you’re definitely worth it xxx

  3. Love it Carla! Enjoyed your post. Sometimes we need to think about where we have been and where we want to be. Figure out things we need to change or adjust in our lives. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

  4. Hello! I am so new to blogging I still move around searching for the comment sections but here it is! – I really like your blog and this post is exactly what I needed right now in my life on so many levels!

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