Wishing I Was A Somebody

You know you’ve really arrived when your employers present you with your own nameplate. I sat on an interview panel yesterday and was also provided with this lovely lunch. It was much appreciated as I’ve been feeling a little under the weather of late, both physically and mentally. It also made me appreciate the well-paid, secure job I have and the important, fascinating work I am involved in. We all moan a little from time to time about our employers but I am grateful.

I have many interests but at the end of the day it all boils down to family and work. The latter allows me to provide for the former but 2020 has been such a stop-start year that I’ve found it hard to focus and get sufficiently motivated to get my teeth fully into the 9-5. I’m off work now for three weeks so am determined to return in the New Year in a better frame of mind to tackle the role and its many responsibilities. It’s my bread and butter and, while I dream of a career as a full-time author, this pays the bills.

I’ve always been a dreamer and it’s not the worst character trait in the world to possess. Dreamers have hopes, plans and aspirations to better themselves and others. We are nothing without hope and it is fuelled by faith and belief. Without these attributes, life would be a pretty grim existence. Dreaming is good but only so long as it is rooted in reality. Unattainable pipe dreams can end in frustration, resentment and despair. Setting the bar too high can be as counterproductive as setting it too low.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

12 thoughts on “Wishing I Was A Somebody

  1. Sometimes I forget that I have the right to dream, or that my dreams are valid. I often feel so alone, and useless, because I know that I can’t make my dreams a reality, and it feels stupid even thinking about them. But, I will continue to tuck them away into a little corner of my heart, and maybe one day they will be able to become my reality. ❤️❤️


  2. Reading your caring responses to those who take the time to comment here always fills my heart with joy Stephen. Thank you for sharing this, acknowledging the victories in our lives is important. Especially the little ones which we can sometimes overlook.


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