‘I will not be defeated by a bad man and an American stick insect…’

I love this line from Bridget Jones Diary – her attitude towards a total kick in the teeth is what is inspiring me this evening. I am down but I am no way out. My problem is not man related like Bridget’s. Mr Pud is such a good egg, I am a lucky girl. But as Bridget also says


This is the final straw, the one that has broken this Mama’s back. It is time to stop being a victim. Time to stand up and flick a V sign. I am sick and tired of being kicked like a puppy. I am not a puppy, I am a bloody lioness.

Yes today was; as is so eloquently put by Rachel in Friends:

You see today was the culmination of everything I have worked towards being stuck in a blender. Never have I been more demoralised. I can’t give you the details here – I wish I could. Just know that at this point I have to believe that everything happens for a reason.

Tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow I am standing up and saying STOP. No more meek acceptance of things that are fundamentally wrong. A life that is damaging my family. To hell with this.

A monster was created today. Granted she is a wounded, slightly beat up monster, but that is what makes her more dangerous. A flicker of burning passion, currently fuelled by a cold hard rage is coursing through my veins. This time I won’t be put off, this time I will strive to achieve my potential.

In a time of rising discontent in so many. In a world where racists and fascists are starting to impact on our very civilisation I can no longer sit back and let the injustices lie. If I can’t fight for myself, how can I fight for my children and for those who are unable to fight for themselves.

This Mama bear has a plan, a goal and by hook or by crook this time I will succeed. Even if I do need to channel my inner Bridget Jones!

7 thoughts on “‘I will not be defeated by a bad man and an American stick insect…’”

  1. Omg serious mama! Hope it all works out! Go have a glass of wine and a lot of chocolate or a lot of wine and a chocolate- whatever you feel is more appropriate 😉 xx #EatSleepBlogRT

  2. I’m in a like minded place and declared today, I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR. I hope all goes well for you, and do let us know if we can help. I am roaring, but I need a chorus to make the sound heard round the world! I am here for you and in full support! #EatSleepBlogRT xo

  3. Yes, yes and some more yes. Love this. It really resonated with me, I made decisions nearly 2 years ago along these lines. It’s been major unpopular with many people but I honestly couldn’t give a flying fig. #eatSleepBlogRT

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