Chapter 5 ~ Darling May ~

It seems that May has begun with a wonderful quote to encourage, inspire and simply say
 ' yes it's okay, take some time.' 

When the bluebells light up every woodland, leaves radiate green, blossom's sparkle their soft pinky pastel shades as the sunlight sprays them with warmth . . .  what better time could there be for gathering a few precious moments of peace, than in Darling May when the buds are blooming. 

Although self care is widely chatted about, deeply essential to our well being, and wholeheartedly necessary from time to time, I wonder why there is still an element of 'guilt' or ' disgruntled attitude felt' towards anyone trying to save a little time for themselves?

I can only assume it's unhappiness on their part. Which is a shame, it really is,  because to function well for others, we must firstly function well for ourselves.

I am 'Mum' to three ponies and a dear friends horse - four beautiful equines relying on me for every one of their individual needs. It's a responsibility I never tire of, it's a commitment I am unshakably connected to. But as a rather small in stature person I have to ensure I don't over do it when tackling field chores in all weathers, putting up fencing in the pouring rain, and generally living the outdoorsy life of a horsy girl. 

Sometimes it's very healthy to check in with yourself and really get to the root of what it is your body needs to not just live, but thrive on. 

 As horses and family are the center of my world, I want to selflessly and honestly care for them all in the very best way I possibly can. If that means prioritising a few moments to some self care, I'm going to take note and give it a very good try. 

Beside the meadow river
Blue bell strewn pathways

I hope May offers you some peaceful chances for relaxing and re invigoration ~ 
 It's a positive chance to get well and rested ready for our summer just around the corner . . .

With love


  1. Another lovely post, Amelia! Yes, self care is so important and I love the idea of making that my focus in May. Wishing you a relaxing month too!

    Monica x

    1. So very kind of you Monica. Thank you ever so much for your lovely message. I hope you get a chance to enjoy a relaxed month too. Take good care. Xxx

  2. Back when I was in college, I would feel a pang of guilt whenever I'd choose to sleep over doing my assignments. I would think that I wasted time sleeping when I could have been more productive. But then looking back at those times now, I have no regrets because it's true that we need to take good care of ourselves in order to do better in our tasks. I hope May will be wonderful for you!

    1. Thank you Anna, yes I do agree. It's so hard when guilt creeps in and we have to trust it's okay to save some time for ourselves! Thank you for sharing your own experience and stopping by here. Lovely to hear from you once more! Xx very best wishes!

  3. I too feel a bit of guilt when I focus on myself for a while without putting others first. In the end, it's a service to others when we work on ourselves. The better we feel about ourselves, the better we treat those around us. Thank you for the lovely post, and photos!

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

    1. Thank you too Diana Marie for your lovely words. So kind of you and I do of course very much agree with your thoughts! It's a tough one guilt isn't it! Thank you ever so much. Best wishes. Xxx

  4. Lovely post! <3

    1. Thank you ever so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your kind message! Xx


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