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I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while now but for some reason, I keep putting it off. I think it’s the idea of putting labels on myself that sends me running. You see, for most of my life, I called myself shy. I was shy when I needed to approach someone, shy when it came to making friends, shy when it came to pretty much everything. As I got older, more and more people would react with surprise to me calling myself shy. So slowly, after many

Previously, I’ve talked about passion and love is passion isn’t it? I find myself silently singing What is love in my head (yes, I’m weird like that). Sometimes we let ourselves get so swept up in our passion that we stop thinking sensibly. In fact, we throw caution to the wind and we just leap. Sometimes, without realising it, we miss the ledge on the other side and we just start free-falling. Problem is, we don’t realise just what happened until we hit the bottom. By then, it’s too late. Wayyyyy

I was recently involved in a discussion on Facebook about the dilemma of what to do with your surname when you get married. As a man, this is usually a no brainer, you just carry on as normal. As a woman however, we are faced with all kinds of options. Should we, as tradition dictates take his surname or do you just keep your own because that’s who you are or do you do something completely new and make up a whole new surname. As the discussion went on one

I love travelling! Nothing refreshes the soul and inspires the mind like being utterly and completely submerged in a culture that is completely not your own. I will drop everything for a chance to go exploring around the world and it is my mission to get to North America so that I can say I’ve been to every continent except Antarctica (one day I’ll go there too). Everywhere you go has something to make the trip worth it and you really have to be open to new experiences. When I

When I was growing up, the only way you could get me out of bed from age 6 was by shouting loudly that I’m missing the morning cartoon. With the sound of “carttttooooooon” screaming through the house I would leap out of bed and race to the TV where I would spend the next 15 minutes absolutely glued to Tom and Jerry while eating my Strawberry pops before getting ready for school. Age 12 and it was a whole new ball game. Suddenly the cartoon had little impact on my

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” I love this quote, I love how much it explains about the way we feel about embracing change. We don’t always understand what’s happening but when it happens, it’s an incredible thing. We have to learn to grow and adapt and embrace the changes instead of living in fear. Change is inevitable I think that’s what a lot of things come down to. We don’t always mean to change but as life happens to us, as we make

As today marks the 9 year anniversary of my father’s death, this post is to honour his memory. This is a list of things I learnt from him. It would be impossible to truly write a comprehensive list of things he taught me, this list is just a tiny representative. He also taught me how to ride a horse like a cowboy, how to water ski, that travelling is everything and I should take every chance I get to get out there. He taught me how to drive, how to stand up for

 To end off the week of “passion” inspiring posts, I thought I’d share some of my favourite quotes about living your best life and truly following your passion. Let me know what you think of these and if any of them speak to you. Quotes that inspire “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” Bishop T.D. Jakes “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of

Sometimes people will try and break you down because it’s the only way they know how to build themselves up. Those are the kinds of people you need to do your absolute best to get away from. You don’t need everyone in your life who ever walked in.  Some doors you can close when they leave and rest assured knowing it was the right decision. Sometimes it’s a friend who made everything about them even when it really should have been about you. Sometimes it’s a romantic partner who couldn’t

The Sunscreen Song

Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen) Oh how I love the Sunscreen song   This post is a little strange for me, it’s not what I normally post but I realise that not everyone knows the sunscreen song and it has had such an impact on me over the course of my life. The words are so relevant to whatever you’re going through and it’s just really good advice. I often look at photos of myself when I was a teenager and wonder what I was so worried about.

“You know those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.” There are so many things that we could do to give our lives more meaning. So many of us just spend our days between work and home and we don’t really make the most of our lives. As a result, we have no energy and don’t feel like we’re really living and reaching our full potential. One way to ensure that we beat the boredom and make the most of our lives is to create a

 “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” Jon Bon Jovi Find your passion and you find your purpose,  was about living your life in a way that is true to your passion but we might not always know what our passions are. Until recently, my passion had nothing to do with blogging, or at least I had no idea that it did. Our passions make us who we are and it’s important that we identify what they are even if we

I’ve often asked myself if my life could be more passionate. In general, I’m an extremely passionate person and tend to be quite emotional about the things I believe in. When it comes to my career path however, I find that with so much of what I’ve done in the past, I’ve felt unfulfilled. I am a completely creative person but creativity isn’t really a career is it? (Or at least that’s what I’ve always been told). So instead, I’ve spent my life searching for something to do with myself career-wise

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” Charles Schwab I’ve been blogging for a little under two months now. I can’t believe how fast time has flown by already. When I started blogging my blog was called Losing it and Letting go, it was started on a whim while I was on road trip with my husband.  That blog was just a way to track our journey and the emotions I was experiencing since quitting my full-time job. Losing it and letting

This post is one that has been quite challenging for me to write. How do you begin to talk about love as if you have all the answers. I certainly don’t pretend to. All I know about love, I have learnt in my own journey to be loved and to love to the best of my ability. It took me a long time to come to the realisation that in order to be loved, you have to first love yourself. I don’t mean in the arrogant way where you get

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