Overwhelmed? Me Too Sometimes…..

Hey there APJ,

I am writing to you from the weekend of my move, knowing I have to travel on Thursday. It’s Sunday afternoon and I can’t find my drag stockings or shoes and I have to work tonight. Life feels too big and I am engulfed. So I stopped in the middle of a melt down and thought I’d come share my distress with you.

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By now (when you are reading this) I will have flown away to the USA and will be having the time of my life. I do know that this feeling is for right now and that there will be less dramatic moments in the near future. I even know that the club will not mind particularly that I go to work in Man Drag, and that the crew there will be so fine with it. Still, the feeling that I’ve let myself and the team down is inescapable.

So, I thought I’d go looking through my pictures to level me out.

Here’s a series that have been particularly useful today. Especially number 2 which reminds me that I choose to live at 10,000 m/h and that every great upheaval brings renewal and growth. I can sleep when I’m dead but life is too short.

What did I spray today to keep me fragrant while FREAKING OUT? LouLou by Cacharel earlier in the day and Voile d’Ambre by Yves Rocher, smells like a MILLION dollars.

Thanks for reading my silly, self obsessed rant. Fingers crossed you all are happy and well and that life is smiling gently over your lives, friends and families.

Hugging you in cyber.

Portia xx






24 thoughts on “Overwhelmed? Me Too Sometimes…..

  1. Hi Portia,

    Your post is very timely because here in Brisbane we had a dreadful storm with huge hailstones yesterday afternoon. They are estimating that over 100 million dollars worth of damage was done, and they called in the army overnight to help with the cleanup. It was the worst storm that we’ve had since 1985.

    I got off lightly in that only my bathroom window was broken. Others had rooves blown off, many more windows smashed, cars damaged and so on. So it’s good to be reminded to keep smiling!

    My fragrance today is Après L’Ondée, for the calm after the storm.


    • Hey there Tourmaline,
      What a terrible thing. I bet the storm was terrifying.
      Thank goodness you got off so lightly,
      Portia xx


  2. How lucky is the world, and especially APJ, to have You, Portia. Thanks for sharing the challenging times with your readers. My favourite uplift scents are Givenchy III in winter, Caleche anytime.


    • Hiya Bernadette Winfield-Gray,
      What a sensational name.
      Caleche!! Love it to bits.
      So glad to that you enjoy the off topic bits.
      Portia xx


  3. Yes, indeed…Everyone needs a reminder like this in the hectic world…Thanks! I hope you are much better at this moment – already in Australian surroundings? You will be just dazzzzzzling, Portia! 🙂


    • Thanks Lyubov,
      All sorted now. well, the house is still in turmoil but that’s what a move is all about right?
      Portia xxx


  4. Thanks, Portia- you are a blessing to so many. I like #2 also. Feelings change, one is never stuck for long, yay! I like Amouage Lyric Woman to lift my mood.
    Much aloha,


    • Amouage Lyric woman is a wonderful choice for mood change. So elegant and dreamy Fifi.
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Portia xx


  5. I’m just a lil’ stay at home mom in Minnesota and I love you and APJ! Your posts are always so positive and full of light Portia!


    • What’s this “just” business? You must know how valuable your role is, and how much your children will treasure the memories of you “being there” for them.

      Yes, Portia is wonderful!


    • Suffragette!
      I don’t know how you do it? How many kids? Do you like the role? Good luck with the next generation.
      I’m glad we reach you in Minnesota and that you like our stuff. We come from all over to APJ, glad to have you in the family.
      Portia xx


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