Friday, 2 October 2015

Reflection and Celebration

This has not been the easiest of weeks. I have been struggling to cope with a few issues that have left me emotionally drained. Some old memories have been stirred and they have not been easy to revisit. I love happy memories, those wonderful moments you can dip into and enjoy all over again, but those that are filled with heartache are not so welcome companions. Therefore my post this week is more one of reflection than outward celebration. I am reflecting on my ability to cope, to try and see the positives and the good as much as possible and I am thankful for having my writing as an outlet to help me channel some of that emotion.

I am looking forward to spending a few hours this weekend enjoying something I love and pushing ahead with my WIP. I am also planning a trip to buy new books tomorrow and hopefully meet a couple of authors doing some signings in the process.  So I shall celebrate a reading and writing end to the week.






Thanks to Lexa and her lovely co-hosts
 L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge 
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Happy weekend

32 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne - sorry about the hassles ... I know I've been there and just getting through is good. I hope you have a lovely peaceful weekend with friends, family and those lovely authors - celebrating books together .. take care and I hope the Cornish weather is as good as it is here! Cheers and all will be well - Hilary

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    1. The weather this last week has been lovely, Hilary. And today looks like being the same . . . although I believe it is changing next week. Let us enjoy it while it is here. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. I;m sorry for your difficult times, but I love the way you turned it around to find things to be grateful for.
    Sending positive light your way.

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    1. I am a believer in positivity and remembering the good things. Thanks, Karla.

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  3. Oh Suzanne, so sorry you are having a hard time. Sending virtual hugs and prayers that you move through it quickly and come out stronger on the other side. And yes, thank God for writing.

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    1. Thank you, Karen, I appreciate the support.

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  4. I can relate to your memories that are hard to cope with especially this month.
    Have a wonderful weeek-end and also I send you a virual hug (as I need one also)
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Yvonne. All the best to you too.

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  5. So sorry you're not having an easy time of it - I hope things get better for you soon. I also hope you'll get the chance to report back on the Cornish YA event - those writers are all lovely on Twitter, so it should be great fun xxx

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    1. I am looking forward to it, Helen. Will let you know how it goes. xx

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  6. Reflection can be good. I hope your pain heals soon. Enjoy meeting the authors :-)

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  7. I hope your weekend is better than your week has been, think of all the happy memories :)

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  8. Hang in there, life can sometimes be difficult. Hope you have a happy time doing the things you mentioned. Greetings!

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    1. I do already feel much better, thank you.

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  9. Hi Suzanne.
    I applaud your courage to step up and acknowledge that stuff bothers you. That's the first step. I hope the remainder of the weekend helps produce more peaceful thoughts. Sometimes all it takes is one happy distraction, and life returns to a state of acceptance.

    Wishing you hope when you may not feel you have any today! (smile)

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    1. Life can be a rollercoaster ride sometimes :)

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  10. If only life were always easy to celebrate, but there are simply times where it gets rough. But holding in there and the ability to remember that there are happier moments as well is a blessing in itself. Hope this weekend gives you some time to regenerate. And here's wishing you a wonderful next week!

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    1. I do feel better. I think I needed a few days of reflection to sort things out in my head.

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  11. Hopefully things turn around this week coming and yeah, focusing on positives help

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  12. Wishing you strength to make it through this rough patch, and good books too.

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    1. Oh yes good books always help! Thank you.

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  13. Aw, sorry to hear about your struggles this past week. Having less-than-pleasant memories stirred up is never fun, for sure! :/

    Glad writing has been a good outlet for you, though, at the very least! Hope you have fun with that and reading this weekend!

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    1. I believe life experiences are the building blocks that make you who you are. Writing has always been a great tonic for me. Long may that continue :)

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  14. Prayers your pain will ease. There are things we don't ever want to remember.
    Hope today is enjoyable for you!

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    1. It was a lovely day that lifted my spirits.

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  15. Sorry to hear you're feeling blue this week. I hope you have a lovely trip. New books are a great cure for what ails you!

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    1. Wandering around a book store is a great experience and usually puts a smile on my face :)

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  16. Yes, reading allows you space to let your brain wander away from your worries - hopefully this weekend will give you some peace and quiet and you will feel better :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. I think being able to 'switch off' is occasionally what we all need to do. Thanks for stopping by.

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