i’ve never been one to share too much of myself online
No duck-face selfies. No excessive photos of what I had for lunch. And no moaning about how so-and-so is pissing me off and I wish they would just stop.
Those types of shares don’t interest me. They’re too shallow and don’t show me. The real me. The one who is shit-scared of frogs, won’t tolerate energy-vampires in her life and believes in ghosts.
So instead, inspired by a photographer I really admire, I’m sharing bits of me that matter.
a glimpse into what makes my life tick
How do you take care of yourself so that you’re physically and mentally prepared to be your best self every day?
My morning yoga session helps me to start my day in a positive way. And if the day has been particularly taxing, and I’m having trouble turning my brain off, a guided meditation to fall asleep to sets me up for a good nights rest.
What’s your favourite beauty secret?
Charcoal soap, water and my home-blended-essential-oil Dew Drops moisturiser. Plus a good nights sleep and plenty of water throughout the day.
What’s your favourite outfit?
I’m a jeans girl, through-and-through. Paired with my Birkenstock Gizehs and my current favourite zombie t-shirt in summer; or hiking boots with wool socks, a men’s woollen jumper and a beanie for winter. Comfort is key, and not giving a shit if you don’t like my t-shirt comes a close second.
What’s your favourite quick-prep dinner?
Cinnamon-roasted vegetables with couscous and grilled halloumi. Yum!
What routine is important to you?
Routines have been a part of my life since the kids were little. It was the only way to get through a day unscathed when they were growing through their terrible twos, truly terrible threes and fucking awful fours. And it’s a habit that’s stuck. Helps me to get shit done.
What’s in your purse?
Money, cards and my Husband’s business card. The one time I really needed his mobile phone number (in the ambulance on the way to have the Little Man’s broken arm surgically reducted) I drew a blank. Not cool.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Books. I read. A lot.
How do you balance all of your work responsibilities along with your home life?
I’m lucky that all of my family knows how to pull their weight around the house. If there’s something pressing I need to get done, they give me space and time to do it.
The most important practice for balancing work and home that I’ve found has honestly been switching off devices (for all of us) and dancing around the kitchen singing at the top of our lungs or hanging on the couch dissing a movie. As long as we’re all together, then the world is in balance.
What’s your favourite place to be on a Saturday night?
On the couch with my Little Man, watching whatever chick flick is on the television. We love those couple of hours together. And he’ll be pissed at me that I’ve told the world he enjoys chick flicks….
What’s the best thing you’ve learned from your children?
To appreciate modern music. Music is such a big part of our every day, and while I’ve introduced the kids to everything from Nina Simone and Billy Holiday, to Cold Chisel and ’80’s music, Mozart and movie soundtracks, it’s their turn now. And I’m having fun with it.
If I could change one thing it would be….
Religious intolerance. We don’t need to think alike to love alike.
In the comments, I’d love it if…
You answered one of the above questions about yourself! Let me get to know you xo