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    100 Happy Days wrap up.

    Yep. It’s me again. Talking about happy stuff. As usual. Geez. Give the corny gratitude shit a rest, you psychopath! Is what I imagine people think when they see yet another “happy” blog post title from me. The thing is, I am not always happy. I get anxious, flat, sad and angry. And I don’t think it’s realistic to make yourself believe you can be happy 100% of the time. That’s a lot of pressure and a lot of inevitable disappointment, right? But I look for the ‘happy’ I can find, whenever I can. I work really hard at focusing on the positives – sometimes I succeed and other times I…

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    The Happy List #16

    It’s that time of the week again! I’ve really been lucky enough to make it a week that included some decent self care. Here are the things that have made me happy in the last week… I got my hair cut I was starting to feel a bit shaggy and tired with my hair long. I hadn’t had an appointment since October 2014. I don’t know how that happened! It was mostly by choice (I didn’t feel the need and didn’t mind growing it longer), but to be honest, it was also a logistical thing. I kept choosing other stuff to do with my precious alone time. I didn’t want…

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    The Happy List #13

      A lot of people are superstitious about the number 13 being unlucky, but around these parts it’s a number we quite like. For me, it’s kind of a rebellious thing. Also, I love any numbers made up of 1s and 3s. So, I can’t believe this is the 13th Happy List that I’ve written! I’ve stuck at it – yay! This week has been a little difficult online. At times it can be really hard to see the positives, when our politicians are so awful (I lack better words right now) and the treatment of asylum seekers both here and around the world is so…well, you’ve seen the devastating imagery.…

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    The Happy List #9

      The time has come to think about the stuff that made me happy in the past week. Things are getting slightly better around here. I had a week where I fought off my old frenemy anxiety (haaaave you met Patrice?), but I think I’m starting to come out the other side. The Little Mister hasn’t been sick all week (probably jinxing it yet again but what the hell). It’s August. I’m starting to see light at the end of this wintery tunnel. A Saturday sleep in This never happens. In fact, I technically didn’t sleep in, but I love having the ability to get up on my own terms…

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    The happy list #2

    Here’s what’s been making me happy lately… Staying cosy inside when it’s raining outside. While I’m not really a winter person, I do love the occasional excuse to stay in all warm and cosy, when the weather isn’t particularly friendly outside. There’s something really comforting about having a roof over your head where you feel safe and snug while the rain beats down and the wind rages around you. It’s time for movies and warm food and having absolutely nowhere to go. I really feel lucky to be able to take my shelter for granted. Re-living great memories of last year’s overseas trip. I’ve been enjoying the ‘On This Day’…

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    The happy list.

    Look, I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t have a great day yesterday. Nothing bad really happened except for my mood. I had all of these dreams about being horribly angry and when I woke up… (you guessed it) I was horribly angry. Well, not right away (first I woke up too excited about sleeping in to actually sleep in – even though it was my sleep in day), but it was obviously there, just under the surface. I am sure my awful mood was caused by some super deep, subconscious, unresolved soul shit (in fact I know so) but we won’t go there right now! I hadn’t felt this disgusting…