• Acceptance New Year

    Acceptance…..A New Year’s resolution?!

    Letting go can mean a lot of different things to people for various reasons, but for me, it’s meant letting go of what could have been in order to focus on the possibilities of the future. The future can be a scary thing when everything seems so uncertain, but when the fog lifts it’s amazing how things which once seem daunting can start to seem exciting. As someone wise once said to me, you sometimes have to shut the door behind you in order to pave a new way forward, a sentiment that sits with me as I start this year. I believe part of letting go comes down to acceptance, something which I…

  • Do opposites attract?

    Do Opposites Really Attract? I’ve always wondered whether this is, as people say the winning formula for a successful relationship, or does it cause more problems than actually producing happy long-term relationships? When I was in my 20’s I thought the guy I was meant to be with was someone with a similar personality and possibly background, but as I look around at the majority of my friends and family’s relationships I realise my thoughts have shifted so much since then. Most of my friends’ partners have opposite strengths and weaknesses, either in terms of practical abilities or personality traits. This seems to make them stronger as individuals and certainly gives the impression…

  • 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.…

  • Lets talk about men!

    It seems to me there’s so much focus in the media about women putting off becoming a parent till much later in life, but what about men, do they also fall into this same pattern? (just for the record I’m not a fan of the assumption that women are ‘putting off’ having children, as personally, I don’t feel I’ve been intentionally delaying motherhood, it’s just things haven’t worked out for me yet). The more I speak to women that have had their eggs frozen, the more I notice that many of them have one thing in common, they simply haven’t met the right guy yet. So even with the increase of…