Relating to Fables

We are taught fables in school, through our family stories and many other sources. Are they always relatable?

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Hi. Pleased to meet you. This is me sharing my own life leap journey as an Ambassador for Psychologies Magazine. 

I finally clicked the right button on Facebook and joined the many other subscribers who have chosen to be part of the Life Leap closed group (the readers and participants by choice) are being encouraged to let go of pre-judgement, find connection, declutter and maybe, just maybe, change the world.

Today I have too much to say, so I will try to keep it brief:

1.    I've let a lot go already, so I'm not afraid to continue. Let's see where the participation with others takes me.  I've already many connections. However, I am always open to new ones. 

2.    I've been decluttering all my life, it's quite the life of Cinderella, so why not highlight my findings on the internet?

4.    I've changed my world on several occasions, have you ever heard the tale of Mother Snow? I thrive on change, a bit of hard work and choices. Why not? Always with kindness in mind. 

If I just left it there, this doesn’t quite reveal anything does it? Or does it? So many questions. 

Personally, I like referring to real-life activities as a story-teller, comparing life to fables already written and future stories yet to be told. 

I also think every day is for some, a life leap, just getting out of bed and starting the day can be a bind. 

Me! I've always liked getting out of bed, eventually. I don’t jump up like a rabbit, I roll out like an elephant. I don't pray, or say thank you when my feet touch ground. Although, I am often consciously thankful that my feet are the first to touch base and not my head. Every time my feet hit the ground I appreciate that I did it, it took a while to self-motivate and get up, but I did it.

I had never been one to talk about what I think about until recent years. In truth I still don't always talk about these moments. Although, I often try to write about them. 

Sometimes, not always, I wonder why I don’t want to get up, am I just lazy? Today, I realise, I really like my bed. It's so comfy.  I like getting into it and say, 'how I love my bed', and I reluctantly climb out of it, because I love it. Random thoughts remind me, I am not bedbound and I am sure if I was, I would jump at the chance to get out of it. Still! I roll like an elephant. I have a choice. I can get up at four, five, six, and I choose seven.

When I was younger, I would push my time in bed until eight o’clock. I could get ready quite fast and still look respectable for work. Today, I don’t have only myself to take care of. I have children and pets and myself. This takes at least an additional hour of co-ordination. 

Seven, it suits for now. 

When the children were tiny and toddlers I would sometimes be up at four and five in the morning and think, when they are older I will still get up at this time. I can laugh at my past self. The difference, when children were smaller, I went to bed even earlier, sometimes it was as early as eight-thirty. I was always shattered, mentally and physically pushed to my limit. People had said how exhausting parenting was, and with experience I learned it's not just physically and mentally, it's also emotionally draining. Having children in our lives is a huge responsibility.  

Time has shifted and as the children grow up, they begin to see the evening as an adventure, no place for sleep. In life I've had to adapt and let go, change and level up daily, monthly and annually. I'd never noticed this within my past careers, but as a parent, wow! How time truly flies and how I have had to adapt and evolve.

I choose, for now, to get up eventually at seven. My alarm rings from six-forty, I say seven. I have to say seven because I like a good eight hours sleep or I feel terribly run-down the next day. For the life leaps this year (2018), I need to be focused and switched on. 

1.    Let's see where the participation as Ambassador and Life Leaping takes me. 

2.    Where will the new connections begin?

3.    What will I be decluttering first?

4.    What part of the world will I change

For as long as I can, I will do my best to keep you up to date with my real-life findings and on occasions I may default to talking about a story rather than myself, because this can make the sharing of information far easier. Sharing information on the internet, it can be a void of risk. A scary place. It's taken me three years of practise and commitment to become confident in sharing online. I often wish I was as relaxed as the millennials with information sharing, however that's a story for the future. 

I often compare my life to the very old fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. Can you recall a fable that best represents your own mode of life at present? 

I started creative writing back in 2012 and set up a website to share my creations in 2013. Just for fun. If you would like to read some of my poetry and prose, click on the word website.

Tortoise signing off…

Photos: 1. A Pexels Photo - Lady in Pink - 

Poster Image 2. Decluttering  and Personal Pic. 

Julie Spencer

Ambassador and Learning Support Assistant, Psychologies Magazine

Proud Ambassador for Psychologies Magazine. The magazine encapsulates many of my core values: being kind, have compassion, look after your health and wellbeing, be professional and be supportive of others. A little self belief can go a long way. I have studied as a mature student. I went into a writing frenzy and spent 3 years writing in solitude. I was a stay at home mum, too. What I learned: being alone for long periods of time is bad for your health and wellbeing. Thanks to a little nudge from Psychologies Magazine I am reconnecting and rebuilding my C.V. I'm a creative. I have lots of ideas and I need to constantly realign my focus onto one project at a time. Until recently I had a real fear for public speaking, but after reading a book that suggested I acknowledge my fears and challenge them anyway; with the support of the Psychologies community and more I'm working through my fears one blog at a time.

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Go to the profile of Haulwen Nicholas
about 3 years ago

Great post