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Sometimes it just ain’t happenin’

So this morning I woke up with grand plans for this weeks blog post, and the message I wanted to share.

But it didn’t feel right.

I love writing this (I love it even more when I realise people are actually reading it!). I love sharing my own experiences in life to some small way support someone else with theirs. I want to remind mums that they are good enough, nobodies perfect, and we are doing the best we can.

And that’s the thing, we are all doing the best we can in any given moment.

And my best is getting through each day this week and doing what I need to do

Because at the end of this week it will be a year since my beautiful, courageous friend lost her 6 year battle with cancer.

I and the huge number of people who knew and loved her had to finally say goodbye to one of the most generous spirited and loving people I have known in my life.

So this week I am giving myself a break, I know I am not going to be on top form at times and I have a habit of crying at the most inopportune moments. That’s okay, because I need to support myself and be supported to move through this. I know others will be feeling exactly the same way.

I think about my beautiful friend every single day. She is the inspiration for me doing what I do, and the determination for living the life I want to lead with my family, and in my business.

She has a beautiful 10 year old daughter who has the same spirit and determination that her mum did, and I am so grateful that her, and her dad are still a cherished part of our lives.

So this is me, this is my week. There will be highs, and lows and I will be revisiting memories and reflecting over what has happened in the recent past.

For yourself, just know that if you are not having the best time, things are not going as great as our ‘Facebook lives’, that you are one of a majority, not a minority and chances are that mum walking behind you on the school run is facing her own demons and challenges in her own life but can’t quite find the words to express it.

These are my words and I truly want you to have a great week.

I am going to do the best I can, and it will be good enough.

Love Clare x

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