Share Your Beautiful: The S word Blog

As a child you imagine the relationship you will have with your parents as you grow up. Your parents are the people you never want to live without even on the days when you really don’t want to be bothered. Ultimately, our parents inspire us in different ways to grow into the adults we are today.


Meet Sam, Sports blogger over on TheSWordBlog:

This is his beautiful:
Hi, I’m Sam (The S Word), a 21-year-old studying Business & Media in my final year at university, however my journey hasn’t been an easy one…

Sports are my passion and I play lots of cricket.


In my life, like everyone, I have had my fair share of ups and downs. However I still try to be the happy man shown in the picture above as much as I possibly can. Fairly recently I had to go through some of the most challenging times of my life. Yes I’ve lost grandparents at an early age, yes I’ve gone through stressful times. Despite this none compare to what I recently had to cope with in the year of 2016, the loss of the most important person in my life, my Mum.


It started in 2014, when I was sat down at the kitchen table with my Mum & Dad, where they told me the news that no one ever wants to hear. It’s quite hard to put into words just how devastating it is hearing that one of your parents has a life threatening illness and my sympathies are with anyone who has gone through similar tough times.


My Mum went on to battle Breast Cancer 3 separate times over the next 2 years, fighting so hard and this is something I always, always use as inspiration in my own life.

On the 21st February 2016, my Mum’s strong fight came to an end. I feared for many things at this point, how was I going to carry on with my studies? How was I going to help my Dad cope without his wife of 31 years? Will I ever get over it?. It was such an upsetting however scary time for me. So many different emotions, sadness, anger, frustration, in some ways relief that I didn’t have to watch my poor Mum go through so much pain any longer. My Mum was the closest person in my life and I knew that from then on my life was going to be very different and tough at times as I tried to grieve her loss. Sometimes it does get on top of me, the odd days where I struggle and shed some tears, not a single day goes by without thinking of her. However with the help of my closest family, friends and amazing girlfriend Olivia who is so important to me, I still try to be the Sam shown in the picture everyday.


I learned many things dealing with this event. Firstly I learned that it is important to never take life for granted, you truly have to live each day as if it is your last.


You want to go and travel? Do it! You want to start a new hobby that you’re not too sure about? Do it! Because you never know what may be around the corner in life.

I also feel like I am a much stronger person after going through these things in my life! I feel ready to deal with anything else thrown at me, using my Mums amazing fight and strength to help me. The blogging community has also been really amazing to me so far and I have met nothing but nice people since starting my blog only 2 weeks ago.

Thanks to Grand Fash Life, for letting me share my story with you and hopefully you can take some inspiration from it.


Sam (The S Word)

Where to find Sam:

Blog –

Twitter –

Instagram –


Thank you for sharing such a personal moment in your life and showing us that although it may not be easy, we all need to continue to move forward in the toughest part of our lives.

Your strength is incredible! Keep going!

Want to share your beautiful? Contact me via social media or email.

Loved reading Sam’s story and want to get to know more amazing bloggers like him? Check out past posts:

Share Your Beautiful: ALJ

Share Your Beautiful: Livs Little Blog

Until next time my darlings,

Erica Raquel

5 thoughts on “Share Your Beautiful: The S word Blog

  1. I love these so so much! You are so awesome for sharing other’s stories. So so supportive and I am so happy to have someone as awesome as you in our community. Can’t wait to keep reading!!!xxx

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    1. Thank you for all of your kind words darling. It’s such an honor to be in this insanely kind community. You are so amazing 💜💜


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