Carrie Cotton

Just a Girl In The World Sharing The Ups and Downs of a Messy Life

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” I don’t know who said it, but I keep those words close to my heart. I used to live with high expectations of those around me.  I would expect the impossible, and I think I did it to avoid the disappointment before it happened.  In my mind nothing would ever …

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It’s National Siblings Day. I’ve seen it plastered all over my social media all day long. Earlier this morning I shared my own pictures on my own Facebook page. That’s me. On the far left. Leaning against the tree.  My brothers and sister around me.  Just hanging out.  In the tree.  A nice reminder of …

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I’m having one of “those” days.  The ones you can’t seem to escape from. Despite every effort – everything that happens seemed destined to defeat you. One of those days when even your wardrobe seems out to get you.  Everything in my closet giving off this “tone” that screams “fashion disaster”, reminding me how little …

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The girl in the picture is me. Three years ago. When I first jumped into health and fitness for myself.  After struggling for years with low self esteem, lacking confidence in myself. I jumped in.  I worked out. Watched what I ate.  Now I look at that picture and wonder what happened to that girl …

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“You finally found all your courage to let it all go” It’s one of my favourite lines from one of my favourite bands – The Cure.  From the song Pictures of You.  Listening to the song on repeat tonight, amazed by how  that song has taken on a completely different meaning for me now then …

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