What’s made me cry in 2019

What’s made me cry in 2019

I have to start this blog post by saying that although the title may suggest the contrary, you’re absolutely not about to read a 700 word sob story about my sad life so far in 2019.

This light hearted little post was inspired by the fantastic Hannah Gale. I was having a good old scroll right back into her archives when I came across this post, Things That Made Me Cry This Month. 

The post basically explains how having a baby has “played absolute fucking havoc” with her emotions. As always the post is honest and relatable and it really got me thinking about, well…crying.

Even without experiencing childbirth and motherhood, my emotions play havoc on me monthly. Actually you know what, daily!

I’ve always been an emotional person, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I feel other peoples emotions to the full extent as if they were my own. It’s a blessing and a curse.

Sometimes I feel I can conquer the world, other times I might cry over a crumb on my bedside table (probably too many bourbons).

I often have hilarious chats with the girls at work about what we’ve unreasonably cried about the night before so I thought it would be great fun to share some of the things that have set me off this year so far.

I hope this list gives you a little giggle and reminds you that sometimes, all you need is a good cry – no matter how silly it feels!


  • An old, scruffy looking cat walking across the courtyard. Honestly just thinking about this poor little thing is almost making me tear up again. Admittedly I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to cats.


  • The Gillette advert. If you haven’t seen it, it’s here. The messaging in this advert hit me SO hard and despite the backlash some people threw at it, I felt it hit the mark perfectly.


  • Spilling cake batter on my new green jumper. But then I ate some of the said batter which made things a bit better. God that was a tongue twister…maybe I’ll cry about that?


  • We’d just got home from doing the food shop and Chris turned to me as we were unpacking it and said ‘did you want a hot drink by the way?’ I thought it was a little bit random so I replied and he pulled out a mug he’d bought for me which said ‘Olive You’ on the front. SO CUTE.


  • Finding mould in our flat. Enough said.


  • Feeling overwhelmed with work, my blog, my health, Instagram, exercise, keeping the flat tidy, having a social life, saving money, texting people back, all that stuff that is seemingly impossible to do in 24 hours.


  • Watching a video back of my gorgeous little cousin Robin putting one of her cat toys to bed saying in the cutest voice ever ‘cat cat I love the cat’. It honestly is too much to handle.


  • Being ill. Like so many other people at this time of year I was completely knocked out by an absolute monster of a virus. The guilt of taking two days off work, putting everything on hold and feeling really really really crap. And then running out of Olbas Oil.


You’re either thinking about unfollowing me because I’m clearly a very unstable person OR you’re feeling relieved that you’re not the only one who gets set off by a limping animal. I hope it’s the latter.

I want to share more of this kinda content on my blog, I think it’s so important for us to be able to share how we’re feeling and realise that actually, fluctuating emotions is totally natural.

Crying pinterest graphic

Sometimes you just gotta let it all out!

What’s the last thing you cried about?




  1. February 5, 2019 / 10:49 am

    Honestly I was so shocked at the reaction to the Gilette ad! To me it was like…how on earth can anyone be opposed to that message?

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • estherruthwyse
      February 6, 2019 / 7:30 am

      I completely agree!! I thought the idea of it was just great, such a strong message.

  2. February 5, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    This is such a fun little post and I totally related to so many of these. I always cry at any mother – daughter moment on a show I’m watching, or when Belle does something super adorable. I feel like I’m almost always crying at something random haha. 😋

    I totally relate to getting batter on new clothing and any and all cat situations! 🙈

    • estherruthwyse
      February 6, 2019 / 7:31 am

      HAHA! Me too! I can’t imagine what it’s like having a child, I’m bad enough now! It’s good to know that we’re not alone though right?! xxx

  3. February 5, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    Haha I can so relate – I’m such an emotional person! I cried so much watching that Gillette advert too… xx

    • estherruthwyse
      February 6, 2019 / 7:31 am

      Me too!! It was just such a powerful one wasn’t it?? xx

  4. February 6, 2019 / 6:39 am

    OMG I LOVE THIS! I’m just like you, I’m very very emotional and the funniest things set me off! I cried watching The Little Mermaid at the weekend!

    Simon sometimes tells me off because sometimes I can be ridiculous! Once we were driving along the road and we stopped at some traffic lights by a church, there was a burial happening so a load of people dressed in black were gathered round a grave – a little girl was stood there crying, I only saw her for about 40 seconds but she set me off and made me cry! I’d never met her before, I had no idea who she was saying goodbye to but it really really got me! Simon was like “what the hell?!!’

    I may pinch this idea if you’re OK with that? I have a lot of stories to share too – lol!

    • estherruthwyse
      February 6, 2019 / 7:34 am

      The Little Mermaid is one of my favourites! I can totally get that, the bit when she’s in her little cave singing <3 OH WOW. That would have totally set me off too! Things with children or men being upset are a bit of a killer for me hahaha. Of course you can I would LOVE to read some others! xxx

  5. February 7, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    I have to say, whilst the title had me worried for a moment, this post really made me chuckle, and you are absolutely not the only one!! I cry about the silliest of things, and as you say, feeling the emotions of others can be both a blessing and a curse.

    Em x


    • estherruthwyse
      February 7, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      I think we all do it! Thank you for reading and for the lovely comment xxx

  6. March 8, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    I love this post, sometimes you just have to get it out, adverts always get me, and I had a meltdown because a top didn’t fit x

    • estherruthwyse
      March 12, 2019 / 4:06 pm

      Hahah! I definitely know the feeling! Thank you!

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