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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Take some time...

I don't know what has been with me lately, I am feeling rather deflated. My blog is normally a place where I come to share what has been going on in my life, the ups, the downs, the Instagram's you catch my drift. Lately days have been emulsifying into weeks. I couldn't tell you what I was doing last Wednesday but I know sure as hell that I was busy. My emails have piled up ( I sound like a twat saying that I know) my life has just been on high speed. But last night I received some really sad news, something that made me stop and be quiet and calm.

 Last night I found out that a friend of mine had passed away. It was a shock to my inner core. Dan and I had met our friend Richard whilst on holiday in Turkey, we spent our entire time with him and his GF and we remained friends even after the holiday. We were lucky that Rich and Stef lived not so far away from us in South East London and Rich just worked around the corner from where I work. We maintained a great friendship, which included dinners at Wagamama's, Chinese and film night and lunch time meet ups laughing about the good times on holiday. Richard was such a good guy, a kind soul with a passion for life. Always smiling or making someone laugh. Last night when I received the call with the bad news I felt sick. Richard had passed away on the 4th of May, I hadn't spoken to him in a while and I hadn't even been on is Facebook as I just always assumed he was there, smiling away. How terrible is that.. my friend had died and I didn't even know. I have this huge block of guilt, how did I not notice that someone I considered a friend has tragically lost his life? Am I so swept up in my own life that I didn't notice my friends around me? I know that sounds crazy but we really don't know how lucky we are to have the opportunity to wake up and go on with our days. That we have the chance to moan about the commute, or the weather, or how busy we are. Richard won't get to do that anymore and it made me think how lucky I really am to have ever had the chance to meet him. He blessed mine and Dan's lives for a short time, but we will never forget him. 



Take some time today to tell someone that you love them. x





12 comments:

  1. :( I'm sorry to hear your news hun. It takes moments tho like this to sit back . I was in the same position a few years back and it hits a place inside that you didn't think was there. Take care hun xxxx

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. it definitely puts things in perspective. You're right, we all need to take more time out to connect with friends and tell them we love them xx

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. xxxx

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    1. So sorry to hear of your news, your friend looks like a lovely fun person to be around xxx

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  4. Callie, I'm so sorry to read this. It's so sad when things like this happen, it really does make you appreciate the life you have and certainly puts things into perspective xx

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  5. I'm sorry for your loss, sweetpea :( He sounds and looks like he was one of those souls that touches everyone.
    You are precious and I love you lots xxx

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  6. I've just stumbled across your blog and I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lost a couple of people and I promise that it does it get better even if it doesn't seem like it will now. It's true, it really does put your life into perspective and makes you appreciate it more, take care xxx

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lost two close friends in the last few years long before their time should've been up. It hurts and you have to remember them however you can, and celebrate their lives. Hugs. x x

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  8. Oh Callie, I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you and your friend's loved ones.

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  9. Im not going to be "original" but sorry for your loss Callie ! I know how death hurts and i must say that im totally afraid of that. Sometimes, thinking about it makes me so anxious that i can barely breathe or sleep. At least, i can say that i understand pretty well your "thought" about love your friends and family !
    Be brave and keep on going for him :)

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  10. I'm so so sorry for your loss love. It's always horrible when a person loses their life so young.

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