Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Today when I was upset I sat in town on my own to gather my thoughts and a random lady came and sat next to me. There were plenty of other tables available for her to sit at but she asked to sit with me and I let her. You see I'd just been told by my university lecturer that I wasn't good enough to be an illustrator, which is what I've always wanted to be. Anyway...

This woman started talking to me and it turns out she studied the same thing when she was my age - how weird is that? But then she said that she ended up having a car accident and was permanently disabled - she had to give up design for good.

She talked to me for ages about how it's important to always have a plan b, and that life is not over just because it's gone a different way to your original plan. We talked about all sorts of things, like travelling abroad and even living abroad. She'd lived in Germany and Italy and done all sorts of things and all of this was after she had been disabled.

After what seemed like 3 hours she had to leave because her husband was picking her up and taking her home. I realized I'd not asked her what her name was so I asked and she told me she was called Valerie. In turn, she asked me my name and I said "Angi". She then said "Angela means angel, do you know that?".

What she didn't know is my name is not Angela, but my Mam's is. The thing is just before Valerie came and sat with me I was thinking how I wish my Mam was here to comfort me and guide me. Valerie reminded me that my Mam is still with me somehow. Valerie looked back at me before she left and said "I hope you make some really good decisions in life love", and that was it - she was gone. So although she will never see this, and will probably never see me again I just want to say thank you Valerie for being so kind to me and for reminding me that things aren't always as bad as they seem - God really does lead us to the right people at the right time.

I just want to end this post by saying, even if there are 1000's of people telling you , you aren't good enough don't EVER give up on your dreams. Prove them wrong! And remember, if life doesn't turn out the way you want it to there is always a plan B ;)
Thank you for reading,



  1. I love what you wrote. def. was touch by it and yes never give and never let others bring you down. Use their words as motivation! Good luck :)


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