Posted in Random Ramblings.

Change Of Scenery.

You know what? Sometimes I think…”right Debbie give the Anosmia a rest for a bit”. Even though I am a lot better these days, I feel the need to write something more than about my condition all the time.

Hence the new category ‘Random Ramblings’. On here I am going to write about whatever I want and I hope you will consider it worth a read!

So I’m going to talk about journaling, or writing a diary as they say in the UK. For a start I’m rubbish at it. A couple of days in and I’ve forgotten to write in it so there are these huge gaps, and instead of starting from the day I’ve actually remembered to dig it out,  I try and think back to the last date I should have written in it and go from there.

Bad move, I have a memory like a sieve at the best of times so inevitably I end up making half of it up…as near as I can to the truth mind! diary-picPretty diary isn’t it, what a shame its gathering dust!

I’m sure a lot of you are great at….mm should I call it journaling or writing a diary? How about we call it ‘journdiaring’. Actually saying that out loud doesn’t sound so good does it!

I am actually trying really hard to keep a ‘journdiary’ and when I sit down and focus, some of the things that come out of my brain and onto the paper are a revelation.

Like I’d like to fly away with geese….considering I cant fly and the geese probably wouldn’t enjoy my company anyway that could be a bit of an ask. But to clarify we have a field behind our garden, and in Autumn Greylag Geese gather in readiness to migrate.geese-2 Its an amazing site to see so many of them in the field and then watch them all leaving in one honking bird feathering take off. Yes I know I have a way with words!goose-1But in all seriousness sometimes as I watch them disappear over the tree tops, I get this mad yearning that I want to go with them. Fly off to a different country and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Only for a bit of course I’d come back eventuallygeese-4(These pictures may not be a photographers dream but considering I took them first thing in the morning still in my fluffy slippers and pygamas….no I’m not showing you a picture of that….they are acceptable to my eye anyway.)

It made me wonder as I looked at what I’d written did I want to fly away because I wanted to run away from something. That got me writing even more and I realised I wanted to flying to something, not away. To a better life, a better job, a more fulfilling existence.

The fact is as I sat there I knew only I could make that happen. I am truly lacking in self belief at the moment and this made me really sit up and take notice. I have to push on, start working on my future, a good future, and follow my dreams. Not away from them but to them, chase after them as fast as I can, catch them up and overtake them or even take them over.

Now that’s worth keep a ‘journdiary’ about!

Do you have dreams you are chasing, are you catching them up? Let me know in the comments below , (if you follow this blog). Otherwise please leave me a message on the ‘Contact’ page. I’d love to hear from you.





I’m a UK girl and have been writing for approximately two years. I also love to sing and did that as a profession for 15 years. However even though I still enjoy singing, now my real passion in life is writing. After suffering a head injury, which caused me to lose my sense of smell and taste, (Anosmia), writing became a way of venting my frustration and anger from this life changing condition. It became a way of escaping form the reality of it too. I started to love writing especially when I discovered how much satisfaction I got from it. This led me to the realisation that I wanted to become a writer. At the moment I enjoy writing short stories and have finished writing a children’s storybook of prose. I have an obsession with dragons, collect dragon paraphernalia, and am planning on having a dragon tattoo to cover up my old tatty faded one, when I feel brave enough that is. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my writing, please keep coming back for more.

9 thoughts on “Change Of Scenery.

  1. Yes I know that feeling watching someone or something leave. It’s a right breathy feeling in your chest. We often yearn for a different, better life and I have to remind myself to enjoy what I have now. Sometimes relatively small things like an early sunrise, spotting a wood pecker at the bird table again or finishing that difficult crossword! I do not have the added burden of anosmia but love someone dearly who has and have seen them struggle. I have also seen their strength of character come through and the new and surprising talents that have come to light as a result of this awful condition. Sometimes we have to change our old dreams and embrace the new talents unearthed. So I would encourage you to be proud of your achievements and enjoy what is yet to come. X


  2. Nature is the best inspiration for dream chasing because it’s glorious and messy all at the same time – just like our journeys to fulfillment. I think that instinctual nudges from our spirits are the wind beneath our wings that we need to take flight, and they enable us to fly to a place where we better understand ourselves and our next steps. Great piece on following your instincts and expanding your dreams!


  3. I love your writing and looking at that field looks so peaceful! I wish I can just fly away to places like that, excaping the busy life in the city and all stress and pressure that everyone have to deal with.



  4. Yes, I do have a dream that I am chasing. I wanted to be a good writer. I wanted to be a freelancer too so I can travel while working. I am getting inspired with your write-ups. I think I can see myself in you a lot.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s