Inspirational Ladies

Sunday, 10 January 2016
I'm one of those people who finds it very easy to lose their way when life gets difficult. I get all fuzzy-headed, my irrational thoughts take over and I pretty much give up on everything.

Sound familiar? I'd have thought a lot of you have had at least one moment where you've felt this way. Luckily, I have a handful of lovely ladies who I really look up to, and can draw inspiration from when I'm feeling less than optimistic, whether it's about uni, blogging, my mental health, or just general life!

For today's post, I thought I'd spread the love! I'm going to tell you a little bit about my inspirational ladies and what they mean to me. Then I challenge you to think about the women who inspire and support you, and share the love with them!


I couldn't even consider putting this post up without mentioning my mum first. (Spoiler alert, I'm a real mummy's girl!) My mum's been my absolute rock for almost 22 years, and she's become my best friend in the world. Her support has been unwavering, even when I've made mistakes. When I first told her that I was suffering from depression and anxiety, not a bit of her emotion was anger or disappointment, just pure love and support. Even though she's been through some really dark times herself, her first priority has always been her children, and even now I know that she has done everything that she could for us. I don't think enough people can say that about their mothers, so I count myself extremely lucky. If I'm even half as good a mum as she is, I'll be happy.


I've known Sarah since I was five years old, and she's been stuck with me ever since! She's basically like a godmother, big sister and auntie all rolled into one. She's probably the most selfless person I've ever met, she provides so much support to so many, even if it means forgoing her own needs. (I have told her to think of herself more. She doesn't listen.) Sarah has been through a lot, she's waited so long to have a baby, and now she's got Eloise, it makes me so happy to see her life completed by her little girl. Finally, something for herself! 


Rae is one of the wisest ladies you could ever meet. She's in her mid-90s, and has so much life experience that whatever you're struggling with, she'll have a story to uplift you and help you to remember that everything will always be okay in the end. I could sit and talk to her for hours, and you can't help but come away from a conversation with Rae with a smile on your face!


Well, I couldn't not mention a few bloggers! I'm lucky enough to have Fii as one of my closest friends outside the blogosphere, she's the one who gave me the kick up the bum that I needed to start my own blog! I'm always going to be so grateful to her for that. She's come so far in the last year, and I'm so proud that she's back in a place where she's her happy, adorable little self again! She's one of my biggest examples of coming out the other side of a dark time and still being awesome! 


Jemma from Dorkface probably gets mentioned in this kind of post daily, purely because she's the coolest person ever, despite being a self-confessed dork! But to me, she's particularly inspirational because she's a hugely popular blogger, but doesn't even know it. She was so lovely to me when I first started and is nothing but supportive to each and every person that she comes across. And when she created #TheGirlGang, that just proved further what a wonderful, selfless person she is. If I could spend my days uplifting people like she does, I'd be a happy girl!


Amie is just an absolute sweetheart. I don't think I've ever come across a more genuine lady, ever. She's another who has been through some pretty turbulent times, but is finally in a place where she's happy, with a husband and a home and basically, she's got her life together! She's such a lovely person to chat to, and the perfect reminder that no matter how difficult life can get, you can be happy!

Who are the inspirational people in your life?

Sian Kathrine xo