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Sabbatical

July 15, 2017

Busy… A word I heard thrown around a lot between adults & as a kid. “How was your week?” to which they would answer, “Busy”. Seemed like a popular response? But now, that I myself am a grown up (most of the time), I find myself answering the very same thing when asked the same question – “BUSY!” And now having had a baby? WOW! How I do ponder what I was so busy doing back when I had all that spare time prior…

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Pondering Thoughts

Calm Among The Chaos

July 8, 2017

‘Different’ Society today usually associates this words with other words like ‘weird’, ‘abnormal’, ‘outcast’. But in my opinion, it should be associated with words like ‘unique’, ‘exciting’, ‘interesting’ and ‘accepted’. (that’s a whole other conversation for another day right?) But when it comes to our life stages ‘changing’ or becoming ‘different’ the emotions we face as people are usually along the lines of fear, anxiety, worry, nervousness and so on. So why do we angst over the thought of things being different?…

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Pondering Thoughts

It’s All About Community

April 29, 2017

When I was in school one of the things I used to hate was ‘clicks’. I’m sure we’re all familiar with them. Groups of people (girls & boys alike) sitting in concentric circles gabbing about the same stuff everyday, because they were all the same kinds of people. I used to be that kid who wanted to just be friends with everyone, to sit with different people everyday & get to befriend people who were deemed not ‘cool’ enough by the…

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Celebration Thoughts

Hip Hip Hooray: 1st Year

April 18, 2017

Happy birthday to you.. Happy birthday to you.. Happy birthday to my lovely little bloooogggg… Happy birthday to you! Hip Hip?… Well you know how it goes. This week marks 1 whole year of Finding Joy. I can honestly say that I have loved writing every single piece that has been published to the blog & my heart and soul has gone into every hour spent in my office, at the coffee shop or while sitting in the car waiting…

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Pondering Thoughts

Behind The Duck

March 25, 2017

On my morning walk around the lake, I get to witness what feels like heaven. The fresh crisp Autumn air, the sun beaming to symbolise a brand new day, the cool breeze blowing through the trees & the long chats with my baby girl, gabbing about all the wonderful things she will do in life. The other morning I was caught in a moment by something totally random, but it stopped me in my tracks & took me on a new…

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Pondering Thoughts

New Car Smell

March 4, 2017

It really does wear off… You buy a new outfit, a new phone, a new car and for those first few days or weeks, the feeling is sweet. You feel fresh, ignited & treat it with the upmost care. 2 weeks later you’re on the hunt for an upgrade. I recently purchased an iPhone 7+ & while using it the first day I couldn’t believe how much bigger it was in comparison to my now minuscule iPhone 6.  I was…

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Pondering Thoughts

Do Not Panic

February 18, 2017

Panic attacks… Anxiety… Depression.. You may have experienced one, you may have experienced them all. You may have a loved one who is in the thick of the battle. Or, you may be one of the lucky ones who has avoided them completely. Whichever category you are in, we should all be willing & open to talking about them. Why? There is power in communication & creating community.   There is no shame in transparency You do not have to feel…

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Celebration Pondering Thoughts

26

February 11, 2017

Sounds so grown up? It’s like I turned 25, thinking how far away from 30 it is, then I blinked (note to self, no more blinking) & I’m 26! Which now just seems so close to 30! Cue the quarter life crisis… This weekend I am turning 26. Gone is the feeling of being that 17 year old girl, running in circles around her own insecurities, not trusting in her own heart’s strength, listening to Chris Brown & dreaming of the day…

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Baby Lifestyle Motherhood Thoughts

The Hamster Wheel

January 28, 2017

Monotony Definition: a lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine. ‘You can become resigned to the monotony of captivity’ Some of us thrive off it, yet others cringe at the thought. Some day’s for me, the sheer volume of everyday chores I find myself tangled up in is enough to send me to the looney bin. The image that pops into mind is one of myself as a flat out little hamster. Running full speed ahead on my wheel, not realising that really,…

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Lifestyle Thoughts

Is That Really Your Story?

January 7, 2017

The Social Media Highlight Reel The morning sun streaming in through our window, fresh hot coffee in hand, hearing our beautiful baby daughter chatting away to her toys – I am thankful. I am grateful. I am present. Yet amongst it all, a thought pops into my head… This would be a great Instagram moment. Immediately I am removed from my content moment of quiet, finding myself reach for my iPhone in attempt to capture the moment for my next post to…

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