Living Life To The Full, With A Sugar Free Werther’s Original.

So today is the first day where I sat down with absolutely no idea what I was going to write.

I figure that’s okay, it’s bound to happen, but I still wanted to write anyway. I wanted to write because it makes me happy.

So I had a think. And I realised this is actually pretty exciting! This could go just about anywhere, and get all kinds of super crazy in the process! (Then I remembered I’m Claire, and deep down I’m actually quite boring, so it probably won’t be all that crazy after all) but either way, whether crazy or not, I’m still going to write something.

So I started looking around for some inspiration. I thought I could perhaps try to spin a tale about the guy in Tesco buying sushi as part of his meal deal, and how I inherently knew his afternoon would be ruined by such an insubordinate choice. He could have had the lunch hour of his life if he’d picked up the BLT on the next shelf over, but with the sushi? Not so much. But then maybe he’s only made this choice because it’s his New Year’s Resolution to lose weight by giving up yummy food. Maybe he’s just favouring it on this occasion because he’s still a little conscious of his festive podge (hey – it happens to the best of us) and it means his diet has become a sad stream of celery, green juice and sushi. Or maybe – scary thought – maybe, he’s one of those pretentious people who eats sushi purely to make the grand metaphorical statement that he’s far more culturally well-rounded than the rest of us (because nobody could seriously choose sushi for the taste. Especially the pre-packed Tesco kind.) If that’s the case, and he really is trying that hard to be pretentious, I certainly can’t make him the primary subject of one of my stories. So yeah, I should probably move on to find new inspiration…

So then I thought I could perhaps write about something topical, like, I don’t know, the new pound coin (is there really any point?), or Celebrity Big Brother (again, is there really any point?) but I figured that since I don’t really keep up to date with the news these days (a deliberate choice which I’m sure I’ll share with you at some point) I’m not all that qualified to sit here and comment on current affairs. Maybe I could be a complete renegade and write about politics- but, yeah, that’s kind of a globally sore subject at the moment. So, yeah. Erm. Yeah. Back to the drawing board…

So then I thought I could just keep it simple and tell you about my day… Then I laughed out loud and figured that would probably lose more readers than if I went with the political propaganda idea. Because the truth is my day wasn’t particularly interesting. The truth is the happiest part of my day was eating a sugar free Werther’s Original.
It was in that moment that I finally got my epiphany, and I suddenly realised exactly how to provide deeper meaning to what started out as quite a nonsensical post. I had to make a real example of my uninteresting day to illustrate that sometimes life can be pretty dull. That’s okay. Not every day is a going to be a fabulous whirlwind, and if I sat here and pretended that it was it would kind of go against what – I guess – is my impromptu overall message here. Having a space on the internet, even a teeny tiny space like mine, can be quite powerful. If you use that space to try and pretend that life is like a non-stop holiday (when in reality there are many days when the only exciting thing you’ll do is eat a sugar free Werther’s Original) you’ll be doing that annoying thing of only showing the edited highlights of your life. You’ll trick people into thinking you’re more exciting than you are, and you might just make some people feel pretty rubbish about their own lives in the process. That’s not okay.

So yeah, it might be a bit of a stretch, but that’s my message and I’m sticking to it. It probably definitely won’t be the most profound thing you’ll ever read, but I’m ultimately happy to have found a moral (albeit quite a flimsy one) to a story which I didn’t think would even have a clear ending – nevermind a moral. Surely I deserve points for that? But then maybe I don’t. Maybe I should have just stayed silent on the blogging front until I knew I had something useful to say – rather than wittering on and ending up with something that is perhaps the written equivalent of small talk? But I want to small talk with you. In fact, I really want to small talk with you.  And – since I now have a great idea for another good post, but fear that I’ve already waffled on too much in this one – I’ll leave it until tomorrow to tell you why…

P.s. If you made it all the way to end of this (well done, and thank you for bearing with me) you might have noticed that I started every paragraph with the word ‘So.’ I didn’t do it because I don’t know any other words (I promise I do!) I did it because if somebody starts a conversation by saying ‘So…’ it’s supposed to signify that while they don’t necessarily have anything useful to say, they subconsciously want to keep talking to you anyway. Pretty neat, right?
(Oh, and now I’ve pointed that out to you, you’ll notice how ridiculously often people do it.)



  One thought on “Living Life To The Full, With A Sugar Free Werther’s Original.

  1. January 6, 2017 at 5:32 am

    So true Claire. Not everyday is rainbows and butterflies. My day consisted of making a delicious breakfast… but thats about it. Love the read though
    – Stell xxxx

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  2. January 6, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I love your blog!! Check out mine?

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  3. January 6, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I love that you wrote about this. I feel the same! I tell myself that i want to vlog everyday but then I think to myself that I am not fortunate enough to have an interesting day everyday. But that is just it! Not every day is going to be interesting. Heck I go to work Monday through Friday 8 am to 5pm every week… Pretty boring. Thanks for sharing your dull day♥

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    • January 6, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Thank you so much for reading!! I’m glad I’m not on my own on this on. I’m going to go check out your vlogs now 😊

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  4. January 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Great & Inspirational Post! Very well-written! I love your blogging style! I totally agree with you! Not everyday is interesting & life can be pretty boring at times. Still tho, it was an enjoyable read! Keep It Up! ❤️❤️😊

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  5. LyfWithEm
    January 6, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I do that all the time, using so!! I often write blog posts and have to edit out the word and find other words to start sentences with! How strange it almost comes naturally! I love how this blog post turned out – meaningful. And yes I do think you deserve points for this profound post. It’s the best thing when you just sit down and write whatever comes out, because even when it’s load of rubbish, it often ends up with a decent ending and meaning. Thank you for telling me about the man in Tesco, it made me laugh! 🙂

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    • January 7, 2017 at 12:31 am

      Aww this comment means a lot to me 😊❤ thanks so much for reading (and making it all the way through!) and then taking the time to write such a lovely comment 😊 (and I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has this trouble with the word ‘so’!!) xxxx

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      • LyfWithEm
        January 7, 2017 at 9:35 am

        Aha it’s okay!!x

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  6. fromdreamtoplan
    January 7, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Hi Claire! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa |

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    • January 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Thank you so much! This means the absolute world to me 😊 I’ve just checked out yours, and I love it! (The post about organising goals is incredible!) I’ve tried to follow you but I can’t seem to find the prompt…am I right in thinking that you’ve moved from WordPress? Xx


      • fromdreamtoplan
        January 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

        My pleasure! 🙂
        Oh that’s strange, there should be the follow buttom on the right before in between the facebook link and the pictures :/


  7. January 12, 2017 at 2:17 am

    This post is so relatable, I always have a fear of missing out because some of my days are honestly just plain boring. Love your whole blog by the way!

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  8. morethanjustaprettyfacesite
    July 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Does anyone else use ‘like’ in like, every sentence?I know, I’m not the only one.

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    • July 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I say ‘like’ far too much! 🙈 (sorry, not sorry, right?) 😆😆😆

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      • morethanjustaprettyfacesite
        July 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm


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