The Happy Me Project

The Happy Me Project meets @carasuthers

Meet Cara @carasuthers

I am lucky enough to call this one ‘pal’ nowadays after meeting her on a few occasions over the past couple of years. Cara actually lives less than 2 minutes drive from my old house in Cheltenham. On Instagram, she is a sarcastic, close to the wire joke teller. Always brutally honest and tells the truth about what we think of our kids sh*t creations sometimes. She’s funny. So bloody funny. Her blunt approach to life has me in stitches regularly. I don’t want you to think I’m saying she’s any different off screen, she’ll one hundred percent still tell you if you’re being a tw*t, but she is SO warm and kind. Cara has been one of the most supportive people during my time on Instagram and underneath that sarcastic exterior is a content home bird who loves nothing more than kicking back at 7pm with a can of coke, donning fancy pjs and settling down for the latest crime drama! haha I love her anyway. That is all. Here’s her happy…

Life In A Snapshot

Struggled with my identity after having children, started a blog, Dick about on Instagram stories and move house every two years. Unhealthy obsession with crime dramas, Ant Middleton and leopard print. I am kinda known for my blunt, spikey ‘tell it like it is’ personality. (But I mean well. )

What makes you the happiest?

Being alone. I am such a loner.

Who is your happy person?

Would I sound like the worlds biggest dick if I said i’m my own happy person. My husband and children are a close second but honestly I tell the better jokes.

How do you reset on a bad day?

Get outdoors. I am actually not an outdoors person. But when things get too much or if I am having a bad day all I need to do to gain perspective is get outside. Whether it’s walk the dogs, head to the park or just stand in my garden with a cup of tea!

When it is time to stop and take check?

I normally take a social media break.Take time to think about how I used to dream about what I have now. I am forever moving my goal posts. So a reality check of where I was last year and where I am now is often enough to help me get a grip.

How do you nourish your mind and body? What does ‘nourishment’ mean to you?

I take days off. Days where I am happy to achieve nothing. I am pretty military in my approach to life. (House is spring cleaned before I allow myself to eat breakfast for example) but every now and then I just allow myself to not be pressured by my own schedule. That and I take very fancy pants baths.

Reflecting on the hardest time in your own life, what practical steps did you take to get you back on a happier pathway?

I find the funny in everything. I have had some really awful times (abusive stepdad, estranged biological dad, miscarriages) but I deal with everything by finding the funny. It probably isn’t the best coping mechanism but it works for me. Life is tough for everyone. Talk about the shit times with people you trust and believe that there are better days to come.

What is ‘happiness’ defined by you?

The days where my children laugh until they cant stand up and the days where I do the same.

Mantra you live by

At least I have good hair.

Quickfire

Favourite place in the world– Home

Instagrammer who makes you feel good–  @jengotch

If you could have any super power? I would like to be able to fly

Biggest addiction? Diet Coke

Biggest strength? Resilient

Biggest weakness? The need to be liked

Nicknames? Taylor

Guilty pleasure?  Crime dramas

Song of the moment? Jessie Ware – Thinking about you

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