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

60mins is all I get…

We’ve been back from Japan for a fortnight already – how the heck did that happen?! I’m still working through trying to produce the rest of the videos, but now that I’m back in the land of reality it’s much harder to find time to spend on them.

It’s kinda crazy right? Just how much goes on in my life…and how I’ve forever got 15 things that require my attention.

Let’s take a typical work day for example.

If I wake up at 4.30:

  • I’ve got anywhere from 30 seconds to 60mins before my son wakes up (if he sleeps in past 5.30 then something is seriously wrong)
  • I’ve got 75mins before my husband goes to work
  • There’s 2.5hrs between waking up and before I have to leave the house (drop my son at daycare and head into the office). That time is completely filled with feeding my son, myself, dressing the both of us and cleaning up the house so it’s in a presentable state. If my husband’s lucky I might find time to reply to one of his text messages.
  • At the office I get about an hour for a lunch break, during which time I’ll try to go for a walk, or something to at least move around (today I swam laps for the first time in about 2 years). I’m trying to get back into the routine of exercising in the morning before my husband goes to work.
  • Once the workday is over and I get home, it’s usually about 6.30pm
  • I’ve got anywhere from 30 seconds to 60mins before my son goes to bed (I just realised it’s a bit of de ja vu from the morning). My husband picks him up from daycare during the week, so by the time I get home he’s already been at home for about 2+ hours.
  • I’ve got 2 hours until I try to get to bed myself (I’ve been aiming to be in bed by 8.30 so that I can get in some quality sleep).
  • In that 2 hours I need to cook my dinner, and find some time to unwind. Let’s say it takes me about an hour to make my dinner, eat and clean up, so that leaves me with 60mins of “do whatever” time.
  • In that 60mins I can either spend time with my husband, write a blog post, do some exercise, video editing, read a book, play a game on my ipad, mindlessly surf the internet, study, or watch a movie. I’ve also got a ton of projects waiting on me – sewing my first ever piece of clothing (it’s been waiting on me for over a year) and a ton of maintenance/improvement work on my blog.
  • Also requiring attention is to either clean the house, fold clothes, clean up the toys scattered around the house.

I’m slowly starting to get back into a routine of doing little bits of cleaning the house each day so it’s never a ton of stuff waiting for me. Room-by-room, a different room a week, a couple of items ticked off each day. The idea is so that I don’t have to spend a lot of time on the weekend doing a mountain of housework, and the house is always in a clean, maintained state.  [...]  read more

Plot twist (looking to 2020)

Stolen from my friend’s instagram account – thanks Rou

It’s probably a bit early to start writing this year off, but hey, if people can put up Christmas decorations then I can start thinking about the new year. Right?

I was so keen to just consider 2019 a bit of a crap year, but there are definitely some highlights. There’s also some lows for the year, and I’m trying to not let them overshadow the highs. But on a whole, I’m ending this year in a bit of a negative mood.

So – plot twist! I’m looking towards 2020.

The highs

There were a few already, and I’m sure there’s a few left to come for the year.  [...]  read more

I’m alive…I promise!

Oh, hi world! I’m alive, I promise!

I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since my last post – that feels like forever!! I’ve got two posts half written at the moment, that I’ll get around to finishing…eventually.

I’ve had such a crazy busy few months, it’s been sheer mayhem. I’ll do a quick summary:

  • I completed my first half marathon (video recap coming…one day)
  • I swore off running after that
  • It lasted only a couple of weeks
  • I restarted running to participate in another event for my run club, and over the space of 10 days walked/ran just over 190km.
  • I also managed to injure my knee in the process
  • I then swore off running again for a bit to recover
  • I’m already picking out my next training program and events
  • Luca turned two!!!
  • We had a party for him, which I then realised I had invited nearly 90 people
  • I swore off birthday parties for Luca ever again
  • I don’t know how many actually came but we had a great time and it was so wonderful to see everyone (he is so loved and we are grateful!!)
  • I then wondered what we’d be doing for his birthday party next year (will I ever learn)
  • I managed 30 something…..(35 maybe?) days without binge eating
  • I relapsed from sheer fatigue and overdoing things
  • I’m struggling to get my mindset back into the game again….that ol’ battle
  • I’m also getting over another cold…urgh

They’re the big ticket items from the last few months anyway. It’s been quite an exciting time for sure.

My free time at night is limited, so I’m not making excuses but it’s just been hard to put my blog above everything else.  [...]  read more

Reading watching writing listening

For something different I thought I’d share what I’m reading, watching, writing and listening to. And if you have anything you want to share, why don’t you post a comment about it? I love to hear what everyone is up to!


At the moment I’m just starting on a brand new book, inspired by an evening out with family. It’s called Trace: who killed Maria James? It was written by Rachael Brown, a notable Australian journalist. We saw her during her book tour where she talked about the crime, and all the aspects involved. [...]  read more