Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rational vs irrational

Conversing with those in ignorance is like talking to a styrofoam cup... all it's capable of holding is hot water. 

Yet part of me thinks "they'll get it" "they'll employ empathy" "they'll see judgment and scorn" have no place. 
I'm passionate about issues related to mental health and addictions and I have 0 tolerance for those who don't. 
I'm at a phase where I'm trying to be tolerant and walk away from situations, conversations and articles that are cruel. 
However it's hard, it's hard when what's being said is so negative and I have fact based knowledge.... to say nothing. 
I was reminded tonight that it's not possible to have a rational conversation with those coming from an irrational belief. 
At a base level life could appear to be simple when we have our basic needs met; food, housing,  love. Sadly we don't all have that... Add in illness both mental and physical, socio economic concerns, addictions, abuse... Needless to say it's not very simple. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

It's my birthday and my kids are camping

It's my birthday and my kids will be camping and I'm OK with it. It's the first time in 10 years I've had a birthday and not had ANY of my babies with me. 

I'm not sad I'm happy! I'm happy because my kids are with their auntie and uncle and cousins camping on Miracle Beach, I'm happy because I'll be at work earning money to pay for activities, housing, food, clothes, braces, glasses and opportunities. 

I'm OK being "alone" as society would like to peg it because I'm more than being a single mum, I'm more than being a nurse... I'm Chelsea! And spending an evening with me, moi, Chelsea is a good thing. 

Too often we have a role either chosen for us, fallen into or what we think we are and the notion of being "alone" or engaging in self care is somehow selfish. News flash it's healthy, it's healthy to love oneself enough to be with oneself without guilt and prejudice. 

Happy 32 to me:) 
Incase your lacking inspiration spring like a 6 year old boy and pinch your butt cheeks and jump !!! Worst case scenario is a little belly flop rash!