Believing in myself is something that hasn't always come naturally. I'm a born worrier, I always have been and I am also a perfectionist which isn't the best combination! Add in chronic illnesses and more often than not you have a recipe for a big batch of lack of confidence.
I've been living with illness since my late teens. I'm now almost twenty seven. So unlike my friends and healthy peers I'm not progressing at life in the usual way someone my age should and sometimes that causes me to not have much faith in myself.
I'm learning though, learning to believe in myself and my own strengths of which I now realise I have many. Especially in my ability to deal with what life has given me in a positive way. To find beauty in even the darkest of days. In my determination to get the help I need and to do whatever it takes to get better. I know deep down that if I can do this I can do anything but every now and then I worry that I can't cope, my belief in myself slides so it's lovely to have a gentle reminder that I am doing the best I can.
This mug from the new JillyJilly range is a great little reminder. I'm often reaching for tea to make me feel better. So now I can do so and remind myself that I'm doing ok, and that I can believe in myself. I also happen to adore the foliage and beautiful greens. It's safe to say this is my new favourite mug!
JillyJilly have recently turned three. For this anniversary they have released some really lovely positive and motivational new designs - this one included. I can't recommend them enough, and I'm not just saying that because I was privileged to be sent this package to post about. I have also purchased gifts from JillyJilly in the past, I love how unique the designs are and how by buying from them I can support a small UK business.
If you fancy anything from JillyJilly online shop you can use the code EMMA15 to get 15% off until the end of June.
Sticky Chai Tea c/o Bluebird Tea Co