Fighting Fire With Fire

Looking back at my life it feels as if I’ve spent the majority of my time living in a never-ending soap opera. Theres always been kind of drama taking place, it’s certainly never been plain sailing nor I guess has it ever been a bore.

Thinking back I have been through some incredibly difficult and challenging times, god knows how I got through some of them yet here I am today. I’ve had my heart stamped upon, twisted, rocked, shocked and broken yet it has continued to grow.

I wear my heart upon my sleeve and have never been one to bottle things up or to hide from the truth. I have always been open, expressive and honest with my thoughts and feelings. Whilst I have lived through some seriously dark times I have never kept anybody in the dark about anything.

I am fierce and massively protective of my family and friends, I am fiery and wild never afraid to step in to support and to defend those that I love and care for. I have been wounded time and time again yet continue to get up and to fight for the things that matter.

Fighting Fire With Fire

Being human I have made countless mistakes over the years for I have been foolish, selfish and naive. I have worked hard to learn from my mistakes and despite putting endless pressure on myself to do better it seems that I will never quite be good enough.

I am like marmite, people either love or hate me. There is no in-between, it is either one extreme or the other. I am handed constant criticism which I have learnt to accept and has as times become a catalyst for change.

I am incredibly lucky to have a supportive and loving husband, he is my rock and without him I simply wouldn’t be where I am now.  We have a beautiful family which I am hugely proud of, they are my entire World, my unit and together we are a team.

Over the years I have learnt to control my fire, to hold my tongue and to allow others to walk upon me much like a doormat simply to keep the peace. For I may fight fire with fire but I would never wish for my family to get caught in the cross fire.

One day things will be fair, things will be right, things will make sense. I may be a Mother and a Wife but I am still Rachel, I am still that fiery, fierce girl who fights for whats right, who wants the very best and no less.



  1. April 11, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Better to be Marmite than something bland and fake (and bad for your health) like Margarine !! #tuesdaytreasure

  2. April 11, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    haha … Marmite. Love it. Such a lovely post. x
    It’s so important to remember who we are.

  3. April 11, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Good for you…nothing wrong with speaking your mind! I am known among my friends as the one to give an honest opinion if they really want one! I love to give advice and tell people what I think but I too have had to learn when to keep my mouth shut and keep my opinions to myself. Whatever happens remember to be true to yourself #tuesdaytreasures

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