Friday, 2 October 2015

Dear Danielle [part 2]

Way back when we were living in hell (I'm not even jesting, it was so bad) I wrote a little letter to myself planning to look back on it in a years time. Well, inevitably I forgot all about it until last month! Re-reading it made me smile and it made me cry. You can see the original by clicking here and read the reply below :)




Dear Danielle, 
Can you believe I completely forgot about this letter to myself malarky? I can. What with my procrastination and memory, you're lucky I'm even getting around to a part 2.I know the whole point of the letter was to look back on and see how things had changed but I really hadn't considered how much it would change...goodness knows where we'll be in another year and a half.

So apparently when I wrote that first letter is was '22.04 on the 19th of February 2014' so seeing as I'm still big into pre writing and scheduling posts in advance I guess I'll tell you the same info for today. It's 11.23am on the 23rd of September 2015 and I'm sat on the sofa in the back room, Baker sleeping on my knee and I'm watching YouTube on the Xbox :)
It makes me laugh that in February we had no idea that by June we'd be back living in Berwick and this month marks 1 year in our own house. Yep, house! Not flat. Although obviously it is still rented, at least it is more permanent.  Obviously that being said the job has indeed changed too...but the less we say on that the better eh ;)

This is where I'm going to cry. I am still so incredibly heartbroken that only 2 months after that letter was written our family lost a member. Bunny wasn't just a rabbit, he had the personality of a dog and has left a gigantic hole that can never be filled. Baker is good though, thankfully. We just celebrated his 3rd birthday - it's crazy how time flies. We also haven't added to the family yet, despite my wishes to (haha) as I know we are not in the financial position to spoil another animal as much as Baker is. We've been talking about it though and hope that once he has turned 5 we'll look to rescue a little brother for him.

How about Disneyland?? Well we have indeed set a date to return and I'm extra excited as a special blogging friend is hopefully planned to meet me there! At this point in time while I write this it's 432 days until we go but it's still exciting to be able to know an actual date of return. And goodness, my dog walk? That was SO long ago. It went okay thanks :P


I actually managed to get through this one a lot quicker than it took me to write the last but I reckon I need to leave a few more questions, words of wisdom etc for myself...hmmm.

How are you? What are you looking forward to soon? What was the last thing you had to eat? haha
Okay, I'll just end by saying that I know the last couple of weeks have not been the best for you but as always you will have gotten through your little sad phase so I hope more than anything you keep up the positivity, appreciation and kindness - remember you are in control of your own happiness if you just choose it. 


Love, Danielle xo





16 comments:

  1. After reading this I read the post you wrote a year ago. Wow Bunny was a beautiful creature, I'm so sorry that you lost him. My house rabbit Duke looks a lot like Bunny but with lop ears. He also has the personality of a Dog haha, always begging to be fussed over and he always nudges his food bowl when he's hungry (which is ALWAYS).

    Great idea for a post Danielle xx

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    1. He really was awesome. A big miss! Thank you :)
      Duke - what an awesome name! I'm glad you can relate to me with owning a bun, such great pets.

      Thank you very much!!

      xo

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  2. This is such a neat idea! Although I'd feel a bit corny writing a little to myself, I'm still tempted to give it a go!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it was super awkward to do. But meh, I'm already an embarrassment :P
      Do it! Yours would be hilarious I'm sure.

      xo

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  3. I love this and I'm so sorry to hear about your bunny :( Definitely stay positive, sad times only last for a short while and when you look back you'll only remember the happy times!
    This was a lovely post to read by the way :) xxxx

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  4. Awww, Danielle this is such a sweet idea! I will admit, I actually teared up a bit reading this as I can imagine it must have been very emotional to look back over it and remember those memories. It's always heart-breaking when you lose anyone you consider to be in your family, pet or not. They always leave a hole that can't be filled because they all have personalities but I am glad that you have Baker too. Such a lovely post! - Tasha

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    1. Thank you :)
      Aw I'm sorry! I was crying while writing it haha. I'm glad you understand <3

      xo

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  5. This is such a great idea, I find that these are my favourite sort of posts to write and read as they're just so personal. I went through and read the post from last year, I'm so sorry to hear you lost Bunny not long after - it's never easy losing a pet, and I totally know what you mean about bunnies having the personality of dogs - although for me it's my cat! haha.
    Sarah @ hereyoume

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I didn't think anyone would be that bothered by it and that it'd just be something for me, so it's cool that others have enjoyed it too. No matter what animal and what size (I've lost hamsters and been just as upset) they all hold just as big a place in our lives eh? :)

      xo

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  6. Aw Danielle what a great idea this is. I just read your part 1 and I loved it too. I'm so sorry and sad to hear about your bunny though, it's incredibly hard to lose a family member, human or pet. I'm glad that you are living somewhere you prefer now :)
    It'sMyLife

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    1. Thanks so much Miriam! Ah I miss him so much - Baker misses him too when you ask him about Bunny bless him. Thank you! It's a lot safer here :)

      xo

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  7. This is SUCH a cool idea!!!! Poor bunny though! I always feel sad about losing my Sophie cat.x

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    1. Thank you!! Yeah :( always awful losing any pet. No matter how long it's been we always miss them

      xo

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  8. I love the idea of doing this! Sorry you lost Bunny though :(

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

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    1. Thanks so much! :) I'd love to read it if you do one. Thank you <3

      xo

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