Social Media… People tend to have fairly strong opinions on it. There isn’t a huge amount of ambivalence. It generally seems like you love it or you really hate it (and all it stands for) Recently, I had two conversations with people where they were very keen to let me know just how irrelevant and… Continue reading The Wild Wild Web – Social Media
I have a question. Why is self deprecation a 'thing'? Seriously. It's not a nice thing. There is this very 'Irish' thing though of calling Notions when somebody has a self assured attitude - whether it be in accepting a compliment or admitting that they did a great job on something. You could post a selfie… Continue reading I Have a Question…
Hello! It's been a while and I have two reasons! I had forgotten that the bigger the little people get, the more interaction and attention they need! All of a sudden my tiny little sleeper came out of hibernation and was all about having the chats, sitting up like a proper human and trying to… Continue reading A life in Two Worlds?
Bodies, our bods, our homes, our engines Never in history have our bodies been subject to such scrutiny and judgement. The fashion industry, the beauty industry, mainstream media, reality TV... ad infinitum. It's exhausting, you'd need a lie down if you actually listed all the ways people are judged based on physical appearance. For the… Continue reading Weight Loss, Body Positivity and Me
So, in the spirit of honesty... I'll tell you that I had to take a little break from writing after publishing my last post on Postnatal Depression. It's hard to explain but it felt very strange, opening and exposing my life in such a brutally honest way. I obsessively stressed pondered what people who know me… Continue reading Take a Sad Song and Make it Better
I suppose, looking back - the blueprints for getting post natal depression were all there. I was just refusing to accept that it could happen to me. Sure look! Hadn't I gotten though all the other stuff? Why would it happen now that I had my beautiful baby boy? Everything was fine now! Totally fine!… Continue reading Hall of Mirrors
Part Two We arrived at the Mater Hospital on a dull, cold Tuesday morning - the first Tuesday of November. I arrived wearing slippers and a short dress. I sat in the Dermatology clinic with my head down, my head was down because I had to take my slippers off. I sat there in my… Continue reading Fay’s Anatomy
Part One So why a blog? Why now? Early 2014, I thought I had myself sorted in life - newlywed, a good home, a good job, a good social life. Lots of love in my life. A fairly decent lot by most standards. I was sailing though it. I was in a good place. When… Continue reading The Whys and Whatnots
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