Sometimes life is hard. Bad things happen that are out of your control and you have to deal with the fallout and consequences arising from it, whether it was your bad decision making that got you to that point or not. I’m in a particularly difficult stage of my life right now, and while I’m dealing with that I’ve found that most social media is just *~too damn much~*. Especially with the panic of Trump, a snap election, terror attacks – my brain can’t deal with…Continue Reading “An Admission”

(This is a polite, no shaming note.  Absolutely no shade to anyone who has done this to me. I’ve certainly done it in the past! You live and you learn, right?) Please, please let’s make 2016 the year we stop asking people (women and men!) “When are you going to have kids?”  Or telling them “Oh, when you have kids you’ll get it.”  (often accompanied with one of those smug head nods, just for extra funsies). I’m a 32 year old married woman so I hear…Continue Reading “Why We Should Stop Asking “When Are You Going to Have Kids?””

It’s my birthday! Yay! Hopefully as you read this I will be eating a large Belgian waffle in Brussels, exploring and enjoying the break. Contrary to my last couple of birthdays, I’ve decided not to write a 32 for 32 this year. My 31 for 31 was fun, but not quite as fun as my 30 for 30 and I definitely don’t want to get caught in a loop of doing things just because I have to rather than because I want to. Instead, I’ve decided to…Continue Reading “Happy 32nd Birthday To Me”

I’m doing a monthly round-up of how my resolutions are going, as a way to encourage me to stay on track and plan goals, rather than leaving everything to the last minute! Here’s my May round-up.  Progress Made – May 200 sugar free days: 25 (102/200) I passed the halfway mark in my sugar free goal this month – it’s continuing to get easier altho finding snacks still proves to be problematic when I’m out of the house. I’m finding that if I binge on sugar now I actually feel…Continue Reading “2015 Goals: May Round-Up”

When we last spoke about my hair it was two months after I shaved it off for charity and it was kinda fluffy, kinda cute. I carried on taking gratuitous photos of myself (hey, why change the habit of a lifetime right?) so here’s a quick update on the last six months of hair growth! 🙂 + 2 months Just long enough to make me permanently look like a damp baby duck. +3 months Brief faux hawk time! +4 months Bedhead reached critical levels of ridiculousness….Continue Reading “#BuzzCutChong – Eight Months On”

Need another round of Cheer Up Monday? Well okay then. Six things to make you smile, coming up. First of all, let’s all collectively ‘aww’ at this tiny horse! Amazing. Like Li’l Sebastian (spoilers under that link, beware!), only li’ller. (H/T: @hayles) Second: My friend Amy took this pretty photo of some blossom, which was a nice reminder that Spring is here. Yay! Third: Sleeping Totoro is my new spirit animal. (Also, if Totoro is your jam check out this super cute tutorial for making a Totoro bag)…Continue Reading “Cheer Up Monday”

In the most first world of problems, we’ve moved all our bedroom furniture around and now I don’t know what to use as my bedside table. My previous bedside table was a set of drawers/shelf unit that is firmly affixed to the wall, so I need an alternative now we’ve moved our bed. Woe is me, etc. We’ve been selling a lot of our old furniture – we had a lot of black-brown items from our previous place that just don’t fit with the style…Continue Reading “Bedside Table Decisions”

We’re off to Tunisia for two weeks – sans laptop! Crazy times. I’ve scheduled a couple of my regular posts, but for the majority of the time Falling Forward will be quiet until we get back to the UK. I’m actually really looking forward to the digital detox – we’re not really going to have a lot of access to Wi-Fi so I’m going to spend my time reading, doing crosswords, swimming and hanging out with my beautiful husband, all of which sounds pretty awesome to me….Continue Reading “Holiday: Activate”

2014 was my first proper year of freelancing. Booking clients, invoicing people, submitting a tax return – all fun stuff. I thought it’d be a fun exercise to share a little bit about what I learnt in my first year as a freelancer, in case any of you are considering taking the plunge! First up, some background. How I ended up as a freelancer in the first place I actually fell into it by accident, to be honest. A combination of being unable to find a…Continue Reading “My First Year As A Freelancer”