I Must Confess…I Feel…

Welcome to the weekly I Must Confess link up where we come clean with our truths, share by linking up and support each other by commenting on each other’s posts. New confessors are always welcome!

As always, you can share a confession, revelation or truth of your own or you can write to a weekly prompt. This week’s prompt is how you feel about yourself right now.


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So here goes. I must confess, right now I feel:

  • Conflicted.  On the one hand I am feeling positive and happy and good about myself. But on the other I’m worried and stressed and busy and anxious.
  • Excited. We are off to New Zealand in 42 days!
  • Worried. About my boy. He is very stressed and anxious at the moment. He is not coping with the change in routines as we head to the end of the year and is needing lots of extra support and understanding.
  • Unprepared. I have nothing ready for Christmas. No presents at all. Plus we are hosting this year and I guess will need to start thinking about that sooner rather than later too…
  • Proud. I’m proud of how I got through my depression and anxiety this year. I am still not completely 100% back to normal again but the fact I am looking forward to things again, that shows the progress I have made.
  • Positive about my appearance. I’m finally happy with how I look. I regularly get compliments about my appearance and yes, it’s shallow, but I get a kick out of looking good. It wasn’t always that way!
  • Lucky. I have pretty much everything I have ever wanted. A loving husband who’s my best friend. Beautiful kids. The house of my dreams. A satisfying job. Supportive friends and family. What more do I need?
  • Frustrated. Why won’t anyone buy my Commodore? It’s a great buy – c’mon – someone, somewhere? (Except if you are on an oil rig or out of the country – I don’t want to hear from scammers 😉 )
  • Uninspired. For some reason, blogging is not coming easily to me at the moment. I think it’s the busyness of life that’s leaving me exhausted at the end of the day. But I really would love to blog more than once a week!
  • Inadequate. I feel I’m being pulled here there and everywhere with the kids and work and everything else. The house is a shambles. It seems that one of those sucky balls that I’m supposed to be juggling are always falling down…
  • Tired. Yep, I’m tired. Going to bed late and getting up early will do that to you!
  • At peace. Amidst all the busy, I now have a haven here at home and it is peaceful. I love it here. I know I can always soak up the beauty of the bush and it will help centre me again.

How do you feel about yourself and your life right now? Are you conflicted like me? Feel free to share and find comfort in the awesome community that comes together every week to confess!

The Rules…

My Home Truths

– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!


Next week’s prompt – share a post about time. It can be about a good or bad time, about being on time (or not!) or about the passing of time. Anything to do with time!

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22 Responses

  1. Zita says:

    You certainly have had and continue to have a busy year! So much to look forward to! Glad that you are feeling better. For some reason I felt that I couldn’t be completely honest in my post, prying eyes and all, but I am totally conflicted like you and have absolutely no idea how I feel about myself if I am really honest…just plodding through life feeling ‘blerg’ most of the time! Have a great week!
    Zita recently posted..to make another confession

    • Kirsty says:

      I totally understand not being able to come completely clean about how you are feeling right now – I know I could have written more but decided to pull back instead. I hope you feel more positive and less berg soon Zita!

  2. Good for you on proud and lucky. That’s great news. Don’t worry about Xmas, it’s only November. (denial, denial) and I think with so much going on, it’s okay to feel uninspired re bloging – the best posts are always when you are riled up or feeling strongly about something, and NEED to write it down. That doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, the words flow effortlessly. Hang in there – count down to that holiday!
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..What I learnt from The Butler

    • Kirsty says:

      I totally agree with you there Lydia. My best posts are definitely those I write in the midst of deep feeling, especially when upset, sad or angry. Rather exhausting though, I have to admit!

  3. Lani says:

    Great post! We’ll said. I feel very lucky too though I wish j had a great job and wasn’t stressed about money.

    The other day I bought a whole bunch of gifts on credit card rewards – hugely satisfying!

    • Kirsty says:

      That would have been hugely satisfying Lani! My credit card is looking sad at the moment and with Christmas and our holiday coming up I do have to confess that money is more and more on my mind. Thankfully I’m an eternal optimist and I keep hoping and trusting that it will all work out in the end – it’s better than worrying x

  4. I’m still rather over Christmas and it’s not even December and I’m not even hosting. Well I am for my own little family but not a crowd of extras.

    I have very little control over most of what is going on at the moment which has me (the control freak) rather out of my depth and over controlling the little that I can. With my mother in law about to arrive, even my cleaning products are back in abc order. This time next week, I may need to release a distress flare.

    Nothing wrong with blogging once a week, if that is all you can manage. Have you thought about getting people in to guest blog, or will that just create more work and pressure for you?
    Mystery Case recently posted..Mirror, mirror on the wall I have the biggest confession of them all…

    • Kirsty says:

      Good luck with your visit – I hope there is no need for the distress flare! I’ve never seriously considered guest posters but maybe I should…I shall definitely think about that further, thanks for the suggestion Raych x

  5. Yep with you on pretty much all that: add “sore” as well, my bursitis is acting up so my right arm/shoulder ache all the time, stupid cortisone injection did nothing (after costing about $500 in doctor’s visits, ultrasounds etc). Grrr.
    Janet @ Redland City Living recently posted..Living with Phone Phobia

    • Kirsty says:

      Bursitis is insidious, isn’t it? My father in law suffers from it in his knee and it can be agonising when it flares us. Hope it calm down for you again sooner rather than later Janet x

  6. Aroha says:

    Amazing how conflicting our feelings and emotions can be all at the same time, isn’t it? I hear you on the ‘uninspired’ thing. blogging is feeling like a chore at the moment. :/
    Aroha recently posted..More Than A Feeling

    • Kirsty says:

      I must say I read your post and found myself nodding along, being similarly conflicted! I hope a rest over the Christmas/New Year period will reinvigorate me and the blog – fingers crossed it will have the desired effect on both of us!

  7. lisa says:

    Wow-Kirsty you have so much going on at the moment-no wonder you feel the way you do.We have had success with selling 2 of our cars on carsales.com.au (#not sponsored)but we are in WA so there might be more competition in the East. Why don’t you ask the “I must Confess regular crew” to blog for you like Mystery Case suggested? I am sure we can all help you out with 1 or 2 posts until you feel a bit better. xx
    lisa recently posted..Post-birth Body Image and Me

    • Kirsty says:

      I have just posted the car on the cars guide and car sales sites so we’ll see whether we’ll have any success there. It is a good idea about guest posters – I’ve never had one on here, maybe I should approach my ‘crew’ (I love that there is a crew now!) and see what you guys can do. Maybe we can do a reciprocal guest blogging arrangement…that’s definitely something to consider…

  8. Mumabulous says:

    I can relate to all of the above except for the bit about looking good and the bit about having a satisfying job. On the positive both these things can change.
    Mumabulous recently posted..Twitter Bomb

  9. Tegan says:

    I don’t even know what we are doing for Christmas! Feeling very bah humbug this year.
    Tegan recently posted..Mental Illness is Selfish

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m feeling a bit that way myself but that’s mainly because I’m disorganised and have no idea where to begin! BTW I loved your post – it really said a lot of things that I have thought myself over the years. Very well said x

  10. Jules says:

    I’m conflicted to. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going these days.
    Jules recently posted..I Must Confess…I Feel…

    • Kirsty says:

      Jules, thanks for being honest and sharing how you are really feeling now in your post. I’m serious, get in touch if you need to talk or vent x

  11. Rhonda says:

    I feel so tired from a busy month. My day job has been so busy plus I’ve been trying to build my writing portfolio. So I’m now starting to feel the effect of all that! My muscles ache and I need a good spa!

    I can’t wait for December because I’m taking every Thursday and Friday off for ME time. Woohooooooooooooooo! Hehe!
    Rhonda recently posted..Super trends of the future: popular Pins on brands’ websites

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