Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m your regular ‘plain Jane’. All my life, I’ve been as average as they come. Average in clothing and shoe size, always 3rd in competitions at school and sports, and average at school, too. My grades were never amazing. Heck, even my name is as plain and as average as it can get: Sarah Smith. When I decided it was time to become my own superhero and step in the pro
You look at me as though I have all the answers. Like I’m some kind of saviour here to fix all of your problems. You look at me with eyes of despair that tear me up inside because I cannot read your mind, but I can feel the pain in your eyes. You tell me I don’t say the right things. You tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about and yet you come
I was recently asked to write a story about my goals for 2020. Being the obliging person that I am to your requests, I’ve started out to write a little blog post detailing what I hope to achieve this year. Firstly, though, I want to start with a brief note that this is in no way a “new year, new me” kind of post. It’s also not a list of “people I want to wrestle
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. I was caught up for the past year in wanting to make the most of an opportunity I was given. I dedicated my time to it. So much so, I stopped writing, stopped wrestling and stopped progress on plans I had. Something definitely hasn’t been right over the past 12months. As I came back to this space to take a look at what I’d written previously,
If anyone is wanting a challenge with breath-taking views (quite literally! The forceful nature of the wind when it hits your face in just the wrong angle in some parts will literally take your breath away!) I fully recommend the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. After coming out of emergency abdominal surgery to remove my gallbladder just 2 months earlier and having not really gotten back into physical activity until 2-3 weeks prior to our trip due
Get out of here with your opinion. It’s unwelcome and was never asked for. Too many times, people share with you how they think you should do something. How you should look a certain way, act a certain way or even think a certain way. Do you know why I’m not acting the way you want me to? It’s because that’s not who I am. I think you are great the way you are. You
Building up the courage, I did it. I made the call. I was nervous. I was terrified. But I did it. It was the best thing I ever did. Did I feel it at the time? Not so much. In fact, the reaction I got from the other end still shocks me to this day. Where did their reaction come from? Why did they say what they did? Were they right to say that? What
“OH you are SO lucky!” *insert eye roll* oh, piss off! Quit it with this “luck” business. It ain’t luck, sweetheart. It’s called hard work. How’d I get to where I am? I worked for it. How do I have the things I have? I, and my partner, worked hard and continue to work hard for what we have. It doesn’t come easy. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t get easier. When you’ve worked
The moment I locked eyes on him, I knew. I knew I would do everything in my power to give him the best of me and nothing was going to stop me. When Tatum made me a Mumma something in me clicked, a love I could never have described before experiencing it. He was everything and all the pain and exhaustion from the past few days faded as I marvelled at our son and just
You know when you meet someone who has absolutely no filter but you’re so glad you met them because they enlightened to a new way forward? I met a person like that this week. She was amazing. No filter. Not afraid to start a conversation. Not afraid to tell me everything she thought I needed to know. In that 5 minutes we spent together, she helped me and prevented what could have been an awful