I’m my own Superhero

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 ...

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You

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 ...

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Most people said I was crazy

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 ...

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When you aren’t enough

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 ...

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When It’s Time to Let Go

                     Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash Not sure what I’ve done right lately, but it feels like my boogie men are starting to disappear. I used to be so afraid of so many people… Somehow they look less scary, from this new perspective. I saw something online the other day that read: “People aren’t ignoring you they’re busy living their lives and the best way for you to get over ...

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What Marriage Didn’t Do For Me

"What a treacherous thing, to believe that a person is more than a person" -John Green, Paper Towns I had reserved part of my brain for believing in fairy tales... I believed that marriage was suddenly going to take this girl with a lifetime of self esteem issues and make her confident and effortlessly happy. Truth is - a ring didn't make me a better person Truth is - I still have my own issues Truth ...

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Personal Office

I Quit My Job to Live My Life

I had a job. It was an ok job, As far as jobs go. I made decent money. It was near my house. No one hit me, yelled at me or spat at me. What more could I ask for?! I could ask for just one more thing. A life which I didn’t dread 90% of. I could ask for anything but this place, This job, this lifestyle, Because it was killing me. You’ll think I mean figuratively, But I mean that ...

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Married… But Dating

On your wedding day, it is very easy to see the world through those lovey dovey rose tinted glasses. You’re going to be in love forever, you’re going to be blissfully happy and nothing and no one is going to rock the boat and take away the solid footing that you have built your relationship on….. WRONG! Well… maybe. You may be in a unicorn marriage where there has never ...

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Homemade Wedding Decorations

That Time We Planned a Wedding in a Month

I couldn't have been more excited to be getting married to Ben... he and I knew that being together was the only future for either of us... but my mum's health and the upcoming surgery was never far from our minds. My stepdad was the only dad I'd known, his death hit hard- and now it felt like mum was about to leave us too. We knew that we wanted to get married ...

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