Well, hello there,
I’ll be honest with you… I have no idea how to a blog. Probably not the best sentence to inspire confidence but it’s a start! I feel introductions are always a safe bet, so…
My name’s Sophie, I’m 19 and I’m from Nottingham (did you hear the distant cheers in the background?) I’m a great believer that sometimes in life, the smallest things make the biggest impact. It is a lesson I learnt through a long period of illness, suffering with a sleeping disorder (Chronic Insomnia), Anxiety, Depression, Asperger’s Syndrome and a chronic pain syndrome (which means I’m in pain all the time) – quite the list, ay?
Though my sleeping disorder is in the past, I still struggle with bouts of anxiety and depression intermittently but struggle with Asperger’s Syndrome and my pain syndrome on a daily basis. Not to yack on about my own problems here, just want to provide some background knowledge. I would hate to give the impression that I’m one of those people that tells someone with Clinical Depression to ‘just smile’ – it isn’t that bloody simple!
When you’re going through a rough patch, people will often tell you to make the grand changes ‘exercise every day and eat your veg to keep that immune system going!’ and I agree that these things are important; but sometimes, you just want to put your joggers on and watch the world go by. I found that sometimes it was the littlest things that helped me the most.
After much deliberating, I’m talking two years of ‘ummhing’ and ‘ahhing’ here abput starting a blog, I’ve created Life of Little Things: a place to share some of the tiny snippets of joy hidden in everyday life, helpful stuff I’ve learnt along the way, and stories of bloody inspiring, every day champions.
I hope you stick with me along the way, if not – it was nice chatting to you,
Stacks of love,