Want a different result? Do something different.

I used to work in a really big office and there was always someone who was on a diet.

They’d tell people about the weight they wanted to lose and what diet they were now on (having already tried a dozen others already).

They were ALWAYS hopeful at the start and yet a few short weeks in - or sometimes days - saying how they’d ‘cheated’ or it wasn’t working and how they were now looking at the next diet or juice cleanse (or whatever) next.

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You are not a tree. If you don’t like where you are, move.

The first year after my guy came out of hospital things we REALLY tough.

Along with not being able to walk anymore he was also in so. much. pain. every. single. day. - and that was on top of a whole bunch of other pretty shitty stuff he was already dealing with (that’s not mine to share).

I guess it was the naivety of not knowing, of not having been in such a situation before, that I didn’t realise just how much would end up falling on my shoulders.

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I wish I could go back and tell you…

You know what, if I could go back six or seven years and share just one piece of advice to the woman just about to start her fledgling new business (that’s me by the way) I’d...

Well ok, I’d actually give her several pieces of advice, like listen to your gut more because it’ll guide you in far better ways than any ‘five second expert’ will, rest when you need it and OMG please stop undercharging for your work…

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10 Years

Ten years ago (today) I had my first date with this cute one.

I think we can all pretty fairly say it's been a ride (understatement much?!) with more ups and downs than I'd ever have expected in a whole lifetime, and yet…

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The side you don’t see…

When I write stories I’ll often share that for my guy it’s not the non walking part that’s the toughest, that it’s actually the pain and ‘other stuff’ that comes with it.

I don’t write/talk about the ‘other stuff’ as often it’s personal and not mine to share - yet here is one of those ‘other stuff’ times, the side you don’t get to see…

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Asking impossible questions…

The hardest thing (for me) when my guy has one of his pain episodes/attacks is knowing what to do - with myself.

The first year or two especially I felt like I was walking around on eggshells just waiting for another episode/attack to reek it’s havoc (something we never usually had to wait long for).

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When you just have to know…

If you asked me now what I was looking to achieve, or even hoping, I'm not sure I could honestly tell you.

I mean, I *knew* my guy couldn't walk, and did I think overnight 'oh wait, I'll try this and everything will be ok and he'll just all of a sudden start wiggling his toes again...'? No.

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4 Years on...

I look like an idiot in this photo (the first one), and I only share it because today is 'today', and it's the only photo I can find of us both standing together.

The other day me and my guy were going for a walk (me walking, him rolling), and we were saying how today was almost here.

Today being four years to the day of the accident that changed everything.

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