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)
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
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
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…”
Lavender from the allotment at work Here's my latest video, which I'll go into a bit more underneath: https://choosetransformation.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/vid_20190423_163005.mp4 I usually look forward to the consistency of my working day routine and the general predictability of the day's activities, but lately it's felt like more of a task. Yesterday at work, I felt the familiar … Continue reading “It’s either Perfection or Failure”
Firstly, Happy Easter! It's a beautiful sunny day here in the South of England. In about an hour I'm heading to my parent's house to host an egg hunt. I like to interpret the Easter Bunny in a slightly unconventional manner, in that it is actually a fiend who steals the eggs from children, as … Continue reading A sketch for the soul