Always Be Yourself

Because no-one else can be…

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I’ve posted a lot about personal issues since I started this blog; about things like my health, both physical and psychological.

What I haven’t posted about is how I have extremely low confidence. I struggle a lot with this. I doubt myself, and question what I am doing constantly.

I am getting better with this, though. I am in the process of trying to learn to accept myself, with all of my faults (however many there are).

The thing is that I was made to be intrinsically ‘me’. Nobody else has the exact same blend of qualities that I do. No one else can bring what I can to this life, just like I can’t bring what any of you can.

We are all created to be completely different, whether this is in looks, abilities, emotions, personalities and talents.

We must all accept this, and learn to accept ourselves, with all the good (and bad) things that we bring with us.

We need to see that while we may be different, that doesn’t mean that we are wrong.

have to be me. And you have to be you, because in the end, when it comes down to it, no-one else can be.


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Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.


Mental Health Days

Mental Health Days

When you need to practice self care…

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Last weekend was not a good weekend for me. My anxiety and depression came crashing in, and I really struggled to even get out of bed in the morning.

I struggled through part of my morning routine, before finally admitting defeat and taking to the sofa with my dogs and a blanket.

I didn’t get much done that weekend. At first I felt like beating myself up because of it, but as I allowed myself to relax, it made me realise that it was okay to take a couple of days to myself. It wasn’t going to make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things.

So, I took that time, and I relaxed, and I looked after my own wellbeing and mental health for those few days.

I am glad to say that I am feeling stronger now, and although I am well aware that there will probably be other days like these, I have learned that it is okay to admit my weaknesses and to look after myself first and foremost.

What sorts of things do you do to look after yourself when you’re having a down day?

Let me know in the comments.


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.