April update for the 2018 52-in-52 list

I had a cracker of a month when it comes to my 52 in 52! I started the month with 35 items remaining, and as it stands right now I only have 26. That’s 9 in one month, hells yeah!

Let’s go through them.

Join a mother’s group

When I was pregnant my hubby and I did an antenatal class to prepare ourselves for the birth. After that, all of the girls in the class stayed in touch. We were all first time mothers, and it was helpful to chat with others going through the same process.

Well, just recently we’ve gone from more of an online discussion group with the odd catch up to becoming more of a mother’s group., starting with organised a fortnightly catch up taking turns hosting at our houses. The babies play, the mother’s debrief, and we all enjoy ourselves. [...]  read more

52 in 52: do something special to celebrate our first wedding anniversary

On Saturday we celebrated our first wedding anniversary, quite a milestone for any couple. When I look back at what we’ve accomplished together in the past year, its quite a lot (with the help of friends and family too).

When we fell pregnant and calculated the due date we realised that we would have a newborn on our first anniversary. That limited our options somewhat, in that weekends away or camping were out of the picture (I’m sure they’re possible for some people, but not something we wanted to do). We would be staying home, but we wanted to make it special nonetheless. [...]  read more

Banishing my botherations (pre-wedding anxiety and stress)


I’ve been reading a book over the past few weeks, which is all about breaking out of my robotic way of dealing with life, and learning the embrace and appreciate the moment I’m in. For the past 12 months my life has been a continuous replay of wake, exercise, work, eat, sleep, rinse and repeat. It wasn’t until the last week or so that I made a conscious effort to change that. I started to embrace the moment, and “smell the roses” so to speak. I finished work last week, and started on the holidays this week. Suddenly the replay had ended, and I was left to wallow in my thoughts. That’s when the anxiety kicked in. [...]  read more

5 days to the wedding: fighting off tingly lips and fatigue

A crazy bride on the wedding day if I don't stop feeling worn out

I can’t believe how quickly this wedding has snuck up on us. I mean, we’re mostly prepared but it’s just 5 days away. Oh my god!

I’m feeling a lot of anxiety about the day, largely stemming around the fact that I’m not good at having the spotlight on me. I can handle doing presentations for work, and speaking in crowds when it’s business or factual. But when I’m having nice things said about me, or I have to speak about an emotional topic, I completely lose it. My throat closes up, I can’t breathe, I certainly can’t talk, and I cry. [...]  read more

I’m ba-ack!

It's been quite a busy year, and admittedly my blog hasn't got much love. It wasn't until a friend of mine decided to start a blog that it sparked my interest in my blog again, and I realised just how much I've been missing it. Once she's got hers up and running and she's given me the all clear to post a link to it on my blog I'll be sure to share it all with you - she's doing great already!

So, what's been going on in Kelly's world? Let's sum it up: