Tuesday, 6 March 2018


I don't care what I'm gonna lose
I don't care what I gotta prove
Now matters
Now is the only time we have
This moment wanna make it last
Now is the time to stand

Don't give in to time wasters
Be the game changer
Cos there are lots of things in this life
But how you ever meant to see the light?
If you keep hiding away
Under a rock is where you'll stay
So come out of the shadows
Cos now is the time you know
(Repeat Chorus)
Now is the time that counts
Don't let anything no no one bring you down
Cos you deserve much better than this and learn
Make a change when you don't where to turn
It might change perception
And it may not but you'll have the lesson
So be completely who you are
Cos you're a guiding star
(Repeat Chorus)
Now is what matters
Do something to make your future brighter
Cos if not now then when?
If you don't know phone a friend
And they'll say
Now is the time to act
Cos now is the time we have.

© 2018 S. Carfrae

This is a lyric which I just finished. But it talks about this moment that we all have. Now. If you want to make a change then go for it now. Don't think that can wait. If you can do something about it, do it now before it's too late. Not that it necessarily will be, but wouldn't you rather have done it than be wondering what if?



Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Taking Things For Granted Curb

Sorry I've been away for so long! I'm a nightmare, honestly . . .

I am aware that I take things for granted. I always believe everything will carry on as before - just as the day before. When I sit down and think about it - this really scares me. Am I really so small that it's going to take something drastic to change my way of thinking?

I do acknowledge that I should take some time out every day to appreciate even the simple things I take for granted every day - like having a warm home & bed, having food & water on hand any time I want.

Then there are the bigger things I take for granted like being healthy (most of the time) and having a loving, close family who take care of me and most importantly love me unconditionally.

So I am going to take a few minutes out of every day to think about everything I take for granted and write them down so I can remember. Then I hope to be more grateful for what I have.

When nothing is going on in your life - I think it's easy to feel like this. If it's not happening now - you are not busy - it's very easy to get caught in a whirlwind of why does this always happen to me? Just remember the world is getting ready for your arrival. It sometimes takes a long time and you're held up at the gate.

Take my analogy. Life is like an airport. It can take so long to get through security that you think it's never going to happen. The best bit is you get to shop at duty free! It can be the never-ending airport and the great thing is all of the gates are things that have happened in your life - personal victories that have meant something to you.

Just like - I made a list of things I was proud of by the time I turned 21 - now they'll mean nothing to any one else but they meant something to me.

I hope to go back to  posting weekly - perhaps on a Monday or Tuesday? Wish me luck with that,



Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Hello 2018!

Hey I apologise that I'm writing this 23 days into 2018! I've had the flu and stuff has been happening but I'm here now!

So happy 2018! I hope this will be a good year for you.

It's Ok to be in the middle. Most people are. 

I used to believe that people who knew what they wanted to do with their lives were the game makers of life. But then I realised that life was unpredictable for them too. 

By in the middle I mean unknowing about the future. 

Like not having a plan. 

It's a good idea to have a plan for most things but don't ever forget that one can't control everything. 

There will always be something changing. 

Constantly changing. 

You have to make the best of the situation you find yourself in. 



Wednesday, 20 December 2017

'Sky' & Merry Christmas!

Now, first off let me apologise for the lack of Motivational Monday's lately. They will be running again in the New Year, I hope you can bear with me!

Here is a short piece of writing I'm working on called 'Sky' and I hope you enjoy it.

'Now. Now. Now!' Tabitha cried in delight.
'Oh you win Tab,' Tabitha's older brother Thomas replied.
She'd been bugging him all day to see the fireworks.
'But if they go into the sky, then where do they go?' It had been hard for Tab to understand. She's only little, was the excuse Thomas gave. But it was a real problem to Tab's mind. They can't just go anywhere, she supposed. She wondered if there was a big net set up for these occasions to catch the 'dead' fireworks in. She guessed there must be.
Thomas took her hand and walked her over to the park. He was wearing gloves, a scarf and his big black jacket to keep the winds at bay. He kept looking up as if expecting something so Tab did too. Then there was a count down. '5...4...3...2....1!'
The sounds of the fireworks ripped into the air. There were loud bangs, a few low teaser sparklers and some that just coloured the air without sound at all. 'But where do they go? After all this, where do the fireworks go?' Tab asked loudly, still unable to wrap her head around the idea.
'They're magic. And the fact that we walk around all day outside or inside means we share that magic! So just be sure you're doing what you should be and I'm sure the magic from the fireworks will keep working!' Mr Bayliss told Tab. Mr Bayliss was Thomas's teacher from school.

Have an amazing Christmas and a really good start to 2018! Wow, see you there!



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Book Review: Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

It was a terrific read!

'When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you?

Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since their first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. 

Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiance and no future. 

Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's ideal 'better half'. 

But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him?

Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before, and, in the meantime, have a little fun...'

It was just fabulous. I love Giovanna's style! You were at one with the character, feeling everything with her. Moving on can be the hardest thing in life, especially if you're holding onto those things that made it special.

Just letting go is easier said than done but realising that you don't have to put up with the stress that holding on entails is what it's taught me. Yes, it might suck right now, but things can only get better the more you move forward with your life.



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Life Goes On

When a catastrophe has hit your life it is hard to remember that the world is still spinning outside your little bubble.

You can get caught up in  the small things that you forget or lose sight of the bigger picture.

'The sea still moves, its waves crashing into shore. The mosquitoes still hum, the air still breathes.' (Pg 47, Some Kind  Of Wonderful, Giovanna Fletcher.)

This idea that life still goes on without you. I think this is or can be a hard idea to fathom.

But I also look at it as a refreshing idea.

Life doesn't just stop because you're going through a hard time.

Though I'm sure many people wish it could or would, I can assure you that when things return to normal (as they often do) you'll be so glad that you didn't give up.

There's so much life yet to live.

Thank you for reading and I hope it's helped.



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Make A Wish: My First Day

It was incredible.

A really kind genuine vibe they have in the office!

The team make everything so warm and easily accessible to me so I had no worries.

They were so welcoming.

They couldn't do enough for me, checking that I was OK and that I was good with the tasks they set me.

So at first I was putting badges into bags and then in the afternoon I got to do admin stuff which I am very familiar with.

It really is a fun, inspiring place to work and I can't wait for more!