Taking stock of 2020

It’s nearly midnight, and I should be in bed but I just finished completing my 10,000 steps for the night after working late. Whoops. Self inflicted of course. The 10,000 steps thing is a streak that I’m on (37 days now!) and this month I’m raising money for Breast Cancer for it (click here if you want to donate).

While I was finishing my steps for the evening I was reading a blog post on Handbag Mafia. The post was about taking stock of things mid-2020, and I thought that was a great idea! At the moment my posts are so sporadic and there’s so much to tell that at least this way it’ll be easier to recap!  [...]  read more

Coming out of isolation

Coming out of my cage and I’ve been doing just fine…

By the time you read this, I’ll be back working from the office for the first time since March. Or you’re reading this late at night, in which case I’m hopefully in bed asleep.

The COVID-19 home isolation is over for now, at least the first round if we should be unlucky enough to experience a resurgence.

It’s been an intense few months. Before I update you all on what’s been happening, I want to be clear. I know there are people that have it much worse than I do. I know there are people that have lost their jobs, suffered with their health, been the subject of racial injustice, or many, many other things that I am lucky enough to have avoided. I get that. I’m not discounting their struggles. But I also want to share with you all my own personal journey, albeit without a full essay. [...]  read more

Recent happenings…

It’s all happening at the moment! There’s a lot that’s been changing behind the scenes that I haven’t had time to write about. I can’t believe it’s almost been a month between posts – oops!

Sleep Deprived

Recently we went through a period of about 3 weeks where Luca wasn’t sleeping through the night. I was up about 3-4 times every night, and I was exhausted. The first week we thought it was growing pains – he was waking saying “owwy” and pointing to his knee. He’s a tall boy, so it makes sense.  [...]  read more

I won’t quit, but I will swear (January in review)

At the end of 2019 I was super excited raring to go for 2020. At the end of January, only one month into the new year and decade, I’m feeling flatter than ever. Where did all that positivity go?

I’ve been trying to figure out what’s causing it, but I don’t really have much of an idea. So I’m going back to basics, and hopefully that will get me out of the funk. Starting tomorrow I’m determined to be more positive.

January seemed like a pretty decent month though. I didn’t get a chance to write much because I had some things going on that meant I had barely any free time.  [...]  read more

10 events from the past 10 years

With the start of a new decade everyone has been reminiscing about where they were 10 years ago, which got me thinking about my own journey. Where was I 10 years ago? What have I done since? What lessons have I learned?

Here they are, in no apparent order:

1: 25 about to turn 26

10 years ago I was 25 and about to turn 26. I was with the same guy I had been with since I was 15, and we were engaged. The relationship was over except by name, and it would continue that way for one more year. It was more housemates than a relationship. Perhaps even friends, although we barely did anything together. The end of that relationship was like a weight off my shoulders.  [...]  read more