Let your heart be light

The end of the year is finally here and I cannot be more happy! 2021 has been a difficult year, probably one of the hardest I have faced. It has been a year of constant lessons, battles and growth. This year forced me to neglect my creativity (unfortunately there was no room to write or

Habits

During the months of September and October, I felt I had been given the opportunity to reflect and reset. I was drawn to establish new habits, creating more space for my family, writing and wellbeing. I was extra diligent with my personal routines of journaling, meditating and exercising. As [...]

Create

August was an uplifting month. In terms of my creativity, the positives of the last few weeks of July (see previous blog post) inspired me to reprioritise and make space for my writing projects. I spent a lot of August refining my work in progress and reaching out to others for feedback to [...]

Transformation

My favourite saying is “after every storm if you look hard enough a rainbow appears,” it could be because I am an eternal optimist, or it could be my love for Mariah Carey – this is one of her quotes. June and July were stormy, stormy months. I was caught in a downpour of unpleasant

The Juggle

A colleague of mine once said, ‘you can have it all, just not all at the same time.’ The highly impatient individual I am took these words as a challenge and decided to have a baby, write a series of books and complete a Masters degree, all at the same time. As much as I

The year that was…

Time to sum up the year that was 2020….. The last three months felt like a whirlwind. There was a flurry of activity, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed. In October we celebrated Book Week and despite it being delayed this year, it was truly heartening to see it marked across the country in its

Dream, Magic, Gratitude

In keeping with the 2020 theme, I have combined my blog posts for August and September. The month of August conjured up many of the same emotions that I described in my very first blog post back in 2016. It was a month where another dream came true for me. Possibly one of the biggest

Own it

July is my birthday month! Yes, I give myself an entire month to celebrate. Through all we have experienced this year, I’ve realised celebrating and relishing in simple joys is important. This month I gave myself permission to do more of what brings me happiness and I actively encouraged those [...]

Stillness

As these unusual times continue, I’ve decided to combine my blog posts for May and June. The month of May was rather stagnant. Not much changed from April to May. Days rolled into weeks, with little variation. The month did bring reasons to celebrate including Mother’s Day and my son’s first [...]