When Life Gives ya Lemons

Immy May London Kensington
… Whip up a viccy sponge, obvs.

When sh*t happens, keeping your chin up is tough. Of course, we need time to feel emotion, have a few tears and realise that we are human. Bad news is rubbish, but there is always a way to put a positive spin on things. A way to create a silver lining, a way to open up new and exciting opportunities.

I am a big believer of the saying ‘everything happens for a reason’. Soz for getting all spiritual ‘ere, but we weren’t meant to just walk down one path. We have to go off piste sometimes to learn, refresh our focus, re-set our perspective and y’know, keep things interesting.

Erry body goes through times feeling totally unsure, a teeeny bit scared and maybe slightly pissed at the way things have unfolded. This is all normal, it is actually a good ting. Imagine how boring life would be if things were plain sailing the whole time?


I am sat ere with mi cuppa T mulling over the past few weeks. About the people closest to me and their roller-coasters of set backs and frustration. It really, really sucked. like all the hard work was for nuttin’. But then all of a sudden the situation turned on it’s head and a much better opportunity offered itself up.

Positivity is an odd one. Radiating sunshine from within and passing it on to others is magic. Even a glimpse of a smile has the ability to alter your mood and someone else’s, isn’t that amazing? Keeping up ‘dem positive vibes after a huge knock back is hard, but not impossible.

Immy May Kensington

Approaching the situ with ya held held high, keeping your cool and trying your V best to see the silver lining can completely switch things up. These moments of strength are perhaps the most important. Rolling with the punches and learning how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and strive for something bigger ‘n’ better.

I guess I just wanted to tell ya that it’s all gonna be fine, bloody amazing even. Surround yourself with people ya love, give yourself some TLC and remind yourself how friggin’ badass you are. Determination, passion and kindness to everyone around you will pay off, always.


  • Aww just the post I needed to read, i’ve been through a tough time recently and it’s knocked me but we have to look for the silver lining :)

    Hope you’re enjoying your travels hun!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Sorry to hear you have been having a tough time recently Hanh :( I hope things are looking a little brighter now? Aaaah the travels were amazing, I am currently suffering a bad case of the holiday blues! Immy x

      • Aww thanks hun, feel much more positive now :) Ahh can’t wait to read all about your travels! xx

  • Laura Torninoja

    Aww yes, this! I’m always trying to see the silver lining in everything even though it gets super hard at times. But you’ve got to try at least!

    Hope you’re enjoying your travels :) x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Thank you Laura :) It is so important to try and focus on the positives and rise above what is making you feel rubbish. I hope you are well lovely lady :) Immy x

  • Charlotte

    Even if things seem horrible and not nice to start off with I always tend to move on with the same thought of everything happens for a reason! It’s a great way to stay motivated even if something goes wrong. Great post!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • I definitely think that, I know it is cliche, but it is so true! You have gotta experience these let downs / disappointments to realise what it is you really want. Thank you for stopping by my love :) Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Oh girl i always adore your positivity! I’m the same and always try to see everything in it’s best light, completely agree sometimes things can get too much but like you said, more often than not it makes way for something better! Hope you’re having the BEST time in Thailand! <3

    Hayley xo

    • Oooo thank you lass! I try, although it can be hard to see the positives sometimes! Thank you lady, can’t believe I’m home already :( :( :( Immy x

  • Ah I wish I had read this earlier in the week when I felt like I could barely stand up from stress! Very true words, we could all do with being reminded of this from time to time! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Oh my love, I’m glad you are feeling better now? We really do, it can be so easy to get overwhelmed by it all! Immy x

  • Just the little gem I need when I’ve been so depressed to the point of destroying things. Okay that sounded dramatic but it has stopped me from reaching my full potential, that’s how depressed I’ve been. But on the bright side, I can smile, kiss the sunshine, make a viccy cake or even The Londoner’s Lemon Drizzle Cake (either of the two!) and reflect over a nice pot of tea…
    feel better, noone wants to be robbed by depression. Ugh.