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Here’s A Thing …

August 13, 2018
Woolly things Pip made

I posted this on my Facebook page last week, but some nice/hello-ish types aren’t on Facebook so I am popping it here too. Just in case. Ignore if if you read it already or if you just don’t want to read it. I AM FINE WITH THAT!

Overshare warning! Here’s a thing. It’s a bit embarrassing, but we’re all humans and it’s good to talk about the tough times in case someone else is feeling a bit this way.?? We’re in this together, right?!

So, if you have contacted me about something over the last 18 24 months, and I have not replied. I am really sorry. ??I don’t know how to explain it, except that my life took such a difficult turn for a whole bunch of reasons, and I was unable to do much more than put one foot in front of the other.

I am so lucky to have people get in touch about things and to be given opportunities, but during this very long and awful period it really felt like dipping back into a bigger life would bring so many more pressures / conversations – when I was already feeling really overwhelmed by circumstances.

So, if you have been in touch with me and I didn’t reply. I am sorry. ??Please know that it was RUDE but also felt like the only way forward … a way to put my energy into making things better for my wee family. I really was unable to gather my strength any other way. ??Thank you for getting in touch and I truly do appreciate it … if you did do that! Sorry if anyone was upset my my quietness and my ignoring. ??My total bad.

Also – if someone in your life who is not me behaves like this, don’t assume they don’t like you/care about you/your thing. Maybe they are just dog paddling slowly through some really swampy and crap stuff that might even be out of their control.

x pip

PS: I AM okay. Love youse. x


  • Reply Lisa Smallridge August 18, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    What you said, and what Janet said too. Ditto. You’ve just described my life for the past 8 month, after a catastrophic injury . Even spending the small amount of energy to let friends and clients know what’s going on, can feel too hard.. You’re just trying to get through one day at a time, and you can’t give progress reports when its feels like you aren’t making any. Thanks for normalising this. It probably happens to other people we know more often than we realise. Good advice, to reach out to someone gone “silent”, even if they don’t or can’t respond. We DO appreciate it! Lisa in Melbourne

  • Reply Sophie August 15, 2018 at 2:20 PM

    Pip! You’ve done so well to doggie paddle through that swampy stuff! And I think the way you bravely share these things honestly- the giggles and struggles- helps other people too. I hope you find some sparkly, crystal clear water to float in soon! Xx

  • Reply Fiona August 14, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    I love your friendly blog. Glad you are feels nh better.

  • Reply Kate August 14, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    I sure hope things are getting a little easier/better for you Pip. I miss you when you are quiet.
    Cheers Kate

  • Reply janet velez August 13, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    Thank you for sharing the real and hard facts of life that you experience. What you just said, I need to copy and paste into a languishing FB account for myself. Coming out the other end, I had just realized that putting one foot in front of the other is a little less difficult. But The New Beginning is just getting started so I am patient that the rest will follow. Blessings to you, Pip. You are a delight and I enjoy your blog even though I don’t comment much.

  • Reply Reannon August 13, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    I am one of those non-FB types who like to say hello/have a chat & I am always happy to hear you are doing OK Pip. Big Love to you my friend xx

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