• Questions to ask myself!

    As I mentioned in a post I wrote recently I want to consider all the options regarding my future, focusing on what really matters to me and what would be too big a compromise. You’d think this would be fairly straightforward, after all, how many options do I really have?! But the thing I’m finding most difficult is not focussing too much on the future that it affects my ability to enjoy today! You might be thinking, ‘what are earth is she talking about’, well I’ll give you an example……..Someone recently said to me that they didn’t connect with women that say after having a baby that they didn’t feel complete…

  • Body Confidence!

    In the past, I’ve talked quite a bit about the pressures we all put on ourselves by comparing our lives to those around us, which usually only ever ends up making you feel frustrated. Previously I’ve referred to my own situation of where I am in life, rather than the many other comparisons that we live with daily. However, on a recent holiday with some of my best friends, it reminded me that making comparisons affect us in so many different ways. Stripping down to swimwear on a holiday certainly puts your own body hang ups out there with nowhere to hide, which makes most of us compare what we have/don’t have with…

  • What Next?

    What next?….. well, that’s a massive question and one that I have to work out sooner rather than later, but I’m trying not to make any knee-jerk reactions, which is easier said than done! I have already given this so much thought and my theory is to gain as much insight into the various options available before making any more decisions and in the meantime just enjoy life! Part of this next stage of my journey is to ask questions of myself, one of them being, what kind of parent would I want to be. For all of you that are already parents, this may be something that you’ve never had to consider.…

  • Lives cut short…..

    I was ready to post about my next steps but woke up to the awful news of the terrorist attack in Manchester, and my little life suddenly seems so insignificant! To write about decisions about my next steps seems so wrong, when those caught up in the awful events last night, now have no next steps to take. It reminds us to be thankful for what we have, to love every minute of life, even the tough bits, as someone out there whatever their circumstances might not have those opportunities. As I said at my 40th party, some people might ask why would I bother celebrating birthdays when I get to…

  • Time is a Healer!

    Almost a year on from freezing my eggs so much has changed for me. Turning 40 last week, certainly made me think about the decade I said a fond farewell to. One thing I have learnt throughout my 30’s is that I’m definitely made of tough stuff, and with the amazing support of my friends and family I know in time everything becomes clearer again! I feel like I’ve come to terms with disappointments in the past and have made peace with the decisions that have partly led to where I am right now.  After celebrating my birthday, I’m surprised to say I feel very positive and hopeful about being 40.…