So if someone could see you now, let them see you.

Life is hard these days isn’t it? Striving for this perfection that everyone else seems to have and get so easily is tiring. It feels super hard to get to where you want to be and super hard to get the things you want in life, doesn’t it? But does it? On my regular visits … Continue reading So if someone could see you now, let them see you.

“What other people think is none of your business…”

...so why do I care so much about what others think? I want to stop worrying. Worrying about things that won't ever change. Worrying about things that won't change my life. Worrying about things that no one else worries about!   Worrying about things that are out of my control. A lot of my decisions … Continue reading “What other people think is none of your business…”

Life After Teaching

Grab a cuppa readers – this one’s a biggy! Please excuse the length but there’s no cutting corners here, you need to know the truth and the truth comes with a hefty story! Since I posted my blog about leaving teaching (Live life in the moment; why I left teaching.) I have had a lot … Continue reading Life After Teaching

Money vs Happiness

A common question when I made the decision to give up teaching was “…but won’t you miss the money?” There have been several questions along the way; “Are you sure this is what you want?” “ What will you do instead?” “Is it really that bad?” but that one question “…but won’t you miss the … Continue reading Money vs Happiness

‘I do…’ not have a clue what I’m doing! The Bridesmaids.

Up until now, things had been taking me by surprise; the proposal, the registrar, the dress but choosing bridesmaids was easy; there was never any doubt in my mind who I would have by my side! In fact, that was the most straightforward decision I made and I made it long ago! It was NO … Continue reading ‘I do…’ not have a clue what I’m doing! The Bridesmaids.

Live life in the moment; why I left teaching.

So, this blog has been a long time coming! I am feeling nervous and excited to be finally doing it, writing it and putting it out there! I’ve gone to write it a few times but it hasn’t felt right; it feels right now. I am 100% content with my decision so now is the … Continue reading Live life in the moment; why I left teaching.

‘I do’…not have a clue what I’m doing! THE dress!

My next lesson to learn was just around the corner (literally – you’ll see why later on)! Ever since I had thought about our wedding (way, way before he even proposed) I pictured what kind of dress I would have. “I just want simple” I’d say “I don’t want to spend much” I’d say. I … Continue reading ‘I do’…not have a clue what I’m doing! THE dress!

‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Legalities.

So, the next step? After the proposal? Lap up all the attention, enjoy celebrating with the ones you love and look forward to the planning. This, would you believe, went well, without a glitch and I loved every second of it. So much so, that returning to reality was difficult, that is until I realised … Continue reading ‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Legalities.

‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Proposal.

For those of you who don’t already know, I recently got engaged. It was the most perfect proposal; on the beach (my favourite place) with some of my favourite people close by! Perfect! Those of you who know me well will know that I’ve been ready for this (engagement, wedding and marriage) for a little … Continue reading ‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Proposal.

“Leave a little sparkle, wherever you go.”

Dear Nia, Wow, well three months ey? You’ve been gone three months. That’s crazy! When you were getting ready to set off to New Zealand, I said to you I’d become your pen pal via the internet and write a Dear Nia to you once in a while. Well, I must admit, when I said … Continue reading “Leave a little sparkle, wherever you go.”