Take Back What's Yours!

Take Back What's Yours!


I was invited by Chloe's Concept to take part in her #TakeBackWhatsYours Campaign. Chloe tweeted to me on twitter asking if I'd take a look at it and as soon as I read it I knew this was something I wanted to do. I know for me personally I feel that 2015 will be a year that I'm going to work my hardest but I've had something that stopped me and reading this inspired me to stop feeling stuck and get my 'I can do anything' attitude back! This Campaign encourages you to take back pieces of your life back, encourages you to have the strength to get your self esteem back. We all have something we need or would like to get back. SO instead of having a New Years resolution to stick at for 2015, why not Take Back What's Yours!  

I've written this a number of times, changed it and took bits out but in order to tell you what I'm taking back, I have to keep it all. 2014 started off as a brilliant year for me, I had so many hopes and dreams that I was going to make happen. Some did, others didn't and along the way I lost my confidence to write. I wanted to be an Author and write children's stories and do nothing but make children laugh with my silly rhymes and poems. And I did, I released a Book that can be found on Amazon called The Hunt for the Bad Fairy. And I had made it, I was an Author or an Ebook Author but not a paper backed Author. And that's when it hit me, I had made it on Amazon but not in Waterstones or WHSmiths. I had what I call my crazy moment and looking back things I did during this time wasn't me. I cut off all my hair (I wanted to try having short hair but feeling like you have no control over anything, it makes you find something you can control. In my case it was my hair!) I stopped writing, I was worried about everything, I doubted myself and other things that I wouldn't do. And as days turned into months I realised that I wasn't happy with who I was at that moment in time and now I'm still not happy. I became scared to write, I felt like I had failed when I had only just begun, I felt like I would never make a single child laugh with my rhymes. I had other stuff going on in my life too, things that just piled on top of me and made me feel as low as I could possibly feel. I had that feeling where I would end everything and it seemed so much easier. I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders and I couldn't do anything about it. That was the lowest point I've ever gotten to. I felt so heavy and depressed that I couldn't see past this moment. I thought did I really want to do this? Then there came a voice that reminded me of words I had written several months ago. 'Don't Give Up Kayleigh.' And I sat and cried and realised that I would make it to 2015 and then I could have a fresh start.

So when I saw this Campaign I knew what I was going to take back. I'm taking back MY LIFE! NO more worries, NO more doubting myself, NO more feeling like I can't do things. I can do anything and 2015 I am going to. I'm moving forward, I'm going to sit and write that novel i had an idea for, I'm going to live like each day is my last. I'm fed up with being down or depressed, life is too short. I want to be that happy, positive person again! 

 If you want to get involved, all you have to do is this:
  • Write a blog post talking about this campaign, the message it contains and why you are taking part
  • What Take Back What’s Yours – New Year Resolution you are going to set yourself
  • Tag 10 bloggers to take part
  • Let (Chloe) know if you’re taking part by using the hashtag on Twitter #TakeBackWhatsYours – Also tag either @ChloesConcept or @TBWYCampaign so she can retweet!!
  • If you can – include a photo of yourself with a handmade poster (doesn’t have to be artistic!) with the words:



In 2015, I’m taking back: *i.e., “my confidence” 

Kayleigh xx

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