I Am Back V25.1

Sunflowers in bloom

I am back. Mentally, physically and emotionally I feel like I have sprung back to life and am ready to take on the world and hit the keyboard for the blog once more. Okay, I’m not ready to take on the world but you get the idea. How many times have I said that though? […]

What I’ve Discovered Recently

Motivational quote print

I’ve had a lot of time to think recently. Thinking used to be something I largely avoided. It came close to terrifying me as much as stepping outside did. At one point in time thinking used to mean simply dwelling. Dwelling on all the bad things of the past, the maybes, the what could have […]

Let Us Talk About… Glorifying Being Busy

Soup of the day in a cafe on Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon

Everywhere I look people are claiming being busy and having a dabble with every single pot is the way to being successful and a “girl boss”. Some have said to me that keeping busy helps to ease mental health issues whilst others have openly declared being busy as a sign of strength. In fact for […]

My Goals For 2017

For me at least 2017 is the year of achievable goals and being able to feel proud at the end of them. Here are some things I’m planning to gove my all during the year ahead.

My future. Want kids? Where to live? What job? Who matters most? And more.

We need to talk. But this is not some rubbish about the birds and the bees or overcoming your first heartbreak. This is about me, understanding what I say and what I want from my life. So often I am told these views will change or it is just how I feel now but I […]

Taking Steps To Happiness

Recently I have made steps towards happiness. Getting rid of the baggage of guilt that people had put on me. Setting aside the unrealistic expectations. Remembering how important it is to love in the now not the past (or in some ways even the future). Things happen. People say things. Unexpected situations come along. I […]

Stumbling Around The Kitchen

Moving into a new property is always exciting but it also means getting used to new things, different layouts and finding storage solutions. And whilst I’m not a rookie in the kitchen and can do a variety of dishes and styles with a sense of confidence entering a new one to cook is still a […]

Taking Those Small Steps

No matter what our aims and plans are in life we all generally have to take small steps to get there. Whether it be getting a dream job, a house to spend our lives in or finding the perfect person to have a relationship with. I decided this year that having a big plan or […]

It’s Christmas Time

Every year I’ve been told and reminded how a good Christmas is about who we spend it with and not what we get given. There are a few exceptions, such as plane tickets for the man to see his aging mother for the first time in ten years, but many of them are about the […]

A Change in Mood

I’ve gone from hating the idea of Christmas to being fairly excited in the space of 24 hours. Alright fairly excited by my standards is basically just not being completely opposed to something but that is actually a pretty rare thing so it seems like a big deal to me. For the first time in […]