Sunday, 12 August 2012

Just a little ramble

I've loved the Olympics, every second of it. It has been inspiring, emotional, a true rollercoaster of highs and lows that nothing will ever be able to duplicate.


For me this last day has got me thinking. Have I been using The Olympics as a crutch? Pouring myself into someone elses hopes and dreams and living THEIR lives instead of my own?

Have I used this Olympics to take my mind off my troubles and issues (which quite frankly are too many to list) and instead of dealing with issues that I have I have simply put them off.

I know that I have been an emotional wreck these last couple of weeks. Crying when people win and achieve their life long ambitions and crying when they don't.

But am I crying for them?

Or crying for me?

I really couldn't say.

My apologies for the ramble but would love your opinions on this. Or if it has struck a cord of recognition.

Let me know

Big Fashionista x x


  1. I think I understand what you mean. This is the reason I've stayed away from the majority of them. I'm bursting into tears just reading about the results on twitter. Ie, when everyone erupted about wee Katie I was in BITS!!!
    But I don't think I'm any more of a mess than usual to be fair. I think the build up for the Olympics, whether we realise it or not, did very much amp the nation. And the opening ceremony really did what it was meant to. People had goosebumps, were crying, were proud. The fact that has carried on throughout the Games themselves is brilliant. Brilliant marketing, brilliant athletes and brilliant games being played.

    Though I do really want you to follow your dreams (GO FOR IT!) I don't think you're using the Olympics as a crutch ;) xx

  2. Yes, yes you have. But it's okay becaue the footbal is back soon. More of the same - I kick every ball with my teams, suffer the pain of every defeat and the highs of every small victory, no matter how seemingly insignificant. Yet I wouldn't last 5 minutes in any form of sporting arena or event.

    Vicarious sporting succeess FTW!

  3. I know what you mean. It's so easy to watch and feel like you've not achieved much (in a sporting, and general sense I suppose) but at the same time it's great to celebrate someone else's achievements and I've really enjoyed watching it too.

    Loved your post earlier in the week on Vanish by the way, a great example of a sponsored post! x

  4. At least you can admit that you loved the Olympics after all the ranting you did about them in the first place.

    And who cares whether you cry for them or for you or for both?! Most importantly it moved you, it got you thinking, it will stay with you forever

  5. I do sometimes think, we maybe watching other people achieve their dreams while we wasting time achieving our own dreams, but you know what they say, rejoice with those who rejoice.

  6. Just wanted to say I know exactly how you feel & I've been wondering the same thing myself.

  7. I tend to take a different view - I actually find it very inspiring to see how hard work can get you places. After all it's never too late to get up and make a go of things. I'm never going to run a marathon, but if I keep trying I can get where I want to be... whether it's in my career, with my health or in relationships - or atleast get closer than I would otherwise! x

  8. I think for the first time in years this country is suffering from the feel good factor and we don't know how to handle it. I was initially quite cynical about us hosting the olympic games, we can't afford it, our athletes have not had the funding to ensure they did well etc. How wrong I was, I have loved every second of these games, I have gone through every emotion known to man. The country has never looked more beautiful, the kingdom has been united and the 'great' is back in great Britain. The majority of bad news from around the world has been buried under the olympics and we have been shown only good news of dreams being achieved. I am dreading the moment the olympic flame goes out, I think the feel good factor with go with it. Our televisions will be filled once more with shocking news stories, images of death and destruction, the failing economy, depressing soap operas and reality TV shows. I really hope that I am wrong about this and that somehow the olympic legacy will keep this momentum going and keep the nation inspired in whatever their dreams are. Jude x @jadlgw

  9. I've been crying over men I don't know winning events I don't understand, but then again I find the Olympics really draws me in - it's a combination of the build up, the commentary - I've sat here with my heart pounding and I don't even watch much sport apart from rugby. The games are really emotional - it's the final step of years of training for people and I don't think there's anything wrong with getting caught up in that. I was literally shaking when Katie Taylor won her gold, I cried again watching the replay. I think it was just an enormous sense of pride for me, it's so nice to see your country doing well and celebrating something positive. I actually agree with the comment above, I haven't experienced as much positivity in the last two years as I have in the last two weeks. I'll be really, really sad to see them end. x

  10. Seeing people achieve their dreams backed by the support of the whole nation is undoubtedly emotional. I have no interest whatsoever in sport so I've surprised myself at just how emotional I've been over some of the events.

    I guess it also gets you thinking about your own life, ambitions, successes and failures. It is inspirational but it's a little overwhelming too. I definitely understand where you're coming from x

  11. I know where you're coming from and recently I've felt a bit lost, like I hadn't acheived anything but then I had a re-think.

    I don't work outside the home, I'm not career minded and never have been. When I had my kids it was a joint decision with my ex, that I didn't return to work.

    My kids are now 13 and 9, I could get a job, I could put them into childcare every day, but I won't. I like being around when my kids come home, I like being around through the holidays for them. I have a choice to do that. Bringing up my kids and being there for them every day is what I have acheived in my life. It's not a great acheviement in the grand scheme of things but it's mine and I'll be forever grateful that I did it! And hopefully so will my kids when they are older.

    I may not have acheived much in my 41 years so far but what I have achieved is bringing 2 wonderful kids into the world and being a damned good Mum to them. Many women don't even get that chance!

  12. I think ur crying out of relief. We all thought it was gonna be a bloody shambles and it was just truely immense. Awesome xxx

  13. I think ur crying out of relief. We all thought it was gonna be a bloody shambles and it was just truely immense. Awesome xxx


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