I started Life In A Break Down when I decided I wanted to stop blogging about the bad sides of my illness and the bad things in my life and focus on the good. It may feel like everything is against me sometimes but here I am, alive and kicking and sometimes having a great time – so as you can see, LIABD is a total play on words.
Over the years, LIABD has progressed into far more than I could ever imagine but in essence, it is still exactly as it was when I started – I’m still blogging because I want to, not because I have to. I love it and it helps me. I will occasionally rant or talk about things I don’t find great and say things that just need to be said but you will mostly find this blog to be a positive place.
I’ve been lucky to work with some incredible people and some amazing brands over the last seven years and am totally blessed that I can count some of them as my friends now. Every day brings something new, a new challenge, a new friend, a new adventure.
Since its 2010 inception, LIABD has helped me to branch out in a number of different ways. For instance, the Facebook group Official UK Bloggers was started in 2013 as a safe space for UK Bloggers to talk about all things blogging or even non-blogging related, regardless of genre. I found that most other Facebook groups were niche specific so wanted to create something all UK Bloggers could join. That too has grown over the years – we have a website, a Twitter account where we help to promote your content and even an Instagram account, all dedicated to enabling the fabulous bloggers of the UK to come together.
But who am I, the blogger behind the screen, the person behind the words?
I’m Sarah, a 30 something from the Midlands in the UK. I live with my amazing partner Ash, our crazy dog Sal and my two cute and cuddly guinea pigs Dobby and Sock. I suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypermobility syndrome, keratoconus and a number of mental health issues which I have previously discussed on the blog. Please do check those posts out.
Ash is Morphman after this crazy review. You’ll never see his real face on the blog.
Sally came to me as a rescue dog. She loved me from the start but I was a little more wary but she soon won me over. She is my doggy soul mate, my shadow and has seen me through some of the toughest times in my life, saving it on multiple occasions. She is a complete mixed breed, has been in my life for 10 years and is around 15 years old.
Dobby and Sock came from the rescue centre at Pets At Home – Sock, the brown and white one, is the more dominant pig whilst Dobby is more confident with humans and is more dominant when it comes to time for food!
Gone but not forgotten are Robbie – he was in the rescue space at the local Pets At Home for weeks and we often stood and talked to him whilst picking up supplies. We soon gave in and went and got him – he was a crazy hamster, head diving off of his platform or spinning off his flying saucer. He sadly passed away on 23rd April 2013 and is running free on Rainbow Bridge, I’m sure.
Artie was the only hamster in the pet shop one day. The guy in the shop came over to me and my mum and talked about how he was cute and slightly deformed. I knew he had to be mine and soon he was. He was the interior designer of the flat and often gave his Artie mansion a daily makeover. He sadly passed away on the 23rd of June 2013 and is also running free at Rainbow Bridge.
I've been featured:
Bromford – Living on your own with depression.
Bromford – Tips on feeling safer at Halloween.
Bromford – Life in Social Housing
House of Fraser
Monster Pet Supplies – Featured Blogger.
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