On 31st December 2019 at 08:04 our lives changed completely. Our baby girl made her amazing, messy, extraordinary entrance into the world. I recall sitting on the toilet on the morning of Wednesday 1st May 2019, looking at the positive pregnancy test, shaking my head and saying, "fuuuuck…" for a good 20 minutes. My husband … Continue reading Oh, baby! (Not for the faint hearted)
My body now: A good measure of time, but more clock shaped than hourglass
So my husband and I have spent the last six months, navigating the unpredictable waters of pregnancy. Acne, back-ne, flatulence, back ache, swelling, bleeding gums, leaking nipples, constant hunger... and that's just my husband. To be honest, despite the usual slightly unpleasant but more impractical symptoms, it has been fairly smooth sailing thus far and … Continue reading My body now: A good measure of time, but more clock shaped than hourglass
Trying to put the ‘organ’ back, in ‘organisation’
GIPHY Studios Originals When you work for a big organisation, it's easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond. You get lost in a sea of faces, most of whom you've never met. I affectionately refer to people according to their approximate occupation, e.g. "that guy from IT", or the group of … Continue reading Trying to put the ‘organ’ back, in ‘organisation’
“It’s life, Kim, but not as we know it…”
Hello again! You may have noticed I've been off the scene for a little while. I'm not the best when it comes to coping with change and so, I've spent this time away trying to adjust to the monumental changes that have befallen us and those that await us on the horizon... You see, on … Continue reading “It’s life, Kim, but not as we know it…”
First off, why not have a watch of my latest video to get up to date: https://choosetransformation.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/win_20190520_14_11_56_pro.mp4 As I said, I'm now in the middle of quite a heavy stint at work- three, 12.5 hour days on the trot, three days off and then three days back on... so six days out of nine. I … Continue reading Knackered.com
Well, shit in my flower pot and call me a spectator!
This post has no meaningful, reflective discussion to it, though I'm sure it could be considered metaphorical in some ways...! I thought I'd share a random little incident that happened to me the other day, because my family found it amusing. So, when I'm home I like to sit in my big round arm chair … Continue reading Well, shit in my flower pot and call me a spectator!
Here I stand- Tall. Strong. Steady. Stretching towards those Cumulus, effortlessly. This exposed skeleton, hidden beneath an impressive display of greens and reds. These leaves, an ecosystem of their own, nurturing others. The thick bark preventing any intrusion of what I hold dear to me inside; a barrier which has taken many years to create. … Continue reading Roots
NOTE: I talk about walking bare foot on grass- but not my own, it's artificial!! We're a couple months in! I thought it'd be useful to have a look back at my progress thus far, so I've just watched all of my videos back. Here's todays video (nothing too dramatic!): https://choosetransformation.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/070519.mp4 The first thing I … Continue reading Progress Point
I get so consumed by my own struggles sometimes, that I forget the impact it has on my husband. Sometimes, I can be a real pain in the arse to live with! (I know we all have our moments.) I decided to make an effort for him a few nights ago and make things a … Continue reading He Tries
“I’m not here to be your friend…”
Today I had one of those days where I felt like public enemy number one! Do you know the days I mean? Don't get me wrong, I did some work that made me feel good and got some nice feedback from patients. But, most of the day was spent giving unwelcome news, making decisions to … Continue reading “I’m not here to be your friend…”