Life happens, coffee helps. Handle it.

And oh man, have I needed my coffee over the last few weeks. I feel exhausted. Like in a constant state of tiredness that will just not shift. Although, to be fair to myself, I've had a pretty tough few weeks, so maybe I need to stop being so hard on myself and give my body a proper break and treat it to a little pampering instead of just going around and exclaiming how tired I am to every poor soul that I talk to.

Anyway. I mentioned very briefly at the end of my last post about how life is all about choices. And it is. While I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, I also believe that everything is linked. A small decision one day could lead you to something huge the next. And if we had made any decision that we've made in our lives differently... well, our lives might be totally different today. 

However, life just happens, sometimes. Doesn't it?

Things happen that are outside of our control, things that we weren't expecting or prepared for but things that we have to handle all the same. I have a new lightbox in my room, and instead of some fancy quote or cute saying, I've literally just written 'handle it.', as a little reminder that;

a) I can.
b) that sometimes you just have to and get on with it.

My first two weeks in London were great, I loved it. But they also threw up so many challenges that I had to overcome that I hadn't in a million years planned for. And when things are thrown at you like they were with me, you realise a couple of things. You realise who your friends are and who really cares about you, and you realise that you're stronger and a lot more capable than you think. 

If you don't already know, I'm a little worry-pot. I worry about everything and the smallest of things can throw me off and leave me in a mild (huge) panic. The last few weeks though, I've just tried to take everything in my stride. I've had wobbles and I've had moments of feeling like there's no way I can do what I'm doing and considered giving up and going home. BUT, I've also tried my best to just take a minute, grab a coffee, and handle it. And if I'm honest? I am a little proud of myself for this.

So, this is going to be my new mantra in life; Life happens. Coffee helps. Because we can't control everything that happens, but we can control how we react to it and all that. That's the saying, right? Oh, and I love coffee. So that's always been my go-to anyway.



  1. Love this post - I'm feeling the same way at the moment so I can definitely relate! So many things I thought I could control and life is just doing its own thing and I'm having to go along with it haha! Hope London gets easier and you love it :) xxx

    1. Ahh thank you so much, Maeve! I'm kinda glad that I'm not the only one feeling like this at the mo, and thank you! I do too haha xx

  2. You are so right Soph. I also believe that everything happens for a reason and that every single thing is connected. It is so interesting to look back on decisions you made and how it could have all worked out so differently! Handling the situ with a coffee in hand always helps >:) Immy x

    1. Sometimes believing that everything happens for a reason is the only thing that gets me throughmy days! Oh, definitely - I'm not sure I could survive without my coffee! x

  3. This is so true! Things are soooo out of our control sometimes. - lovely post Soph xxx