Day 9 #BlurtSelfCareathon : Lemons

Lemons. They leave a sour taste in your mouth, but can also make your food taste better. There is something to be said for a fruit that can be both pleasant and unpleasant because it’s almost too human in the sense that we have both negative and positive emotions in us. And sometimes the unpleasant things are what we need to give ourselves a better life, much like lemons sometimes give food a better taste. My point is that lemons aren’t all bad, and neither are we.

So someone has said something that leaves a sour taste in your mouth, what do you do? Well you surround yourself with people who don’t leave that horrid taste in your mouth, instead get yourself around the people who lift you up instead of drag you down. Use your lemons to enhance, not sour. Look at yourself as the main meal, you need accompanying foods that compliment you rather than leave a strange taste in the mouth. So pick your lemons carefully you don’t want to end up soaked in a pool of sour lemon juice drowning, unable to get out of the sour pool of negativity.

The famous saying goes “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. I interpret that as making the best of a bad situation, which is hard to learn. I’ve spent years focusing on the negative of a situation instead of turning it to be to my advantage. I’m in the habit of giving up instead of trying again, or trying something different and this is a habit I am trying to break because it’s leaving me at a huge disadvantage and making me feel really really low. So instead of giving up the minute something doesn’t go my way, I am trying to keep on going, or find new ways of doing things.

This whole project is hopefully going to be completed in May, but by the looks of things I may even spill over in to June, I don’t want to stop because I am loving the prompts so I will be back with more soon!

Author: Jodie Paterson

I'm Jodie Paterson, a 24 year old Edinburgh based blogger! Born and raised in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, I quickly grew a passion for writing, photography and many other creative ventures due to the beautiful Scottish landscapes that surrounded me, and I'm now 5 years in to my blogging journey and still absolutely loving it!

Leave a Reply