Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again – Lalah Delia xx
On Friday, there was an attack. In the haven that welcomed my family with open arms when ours was no longer safe enough to keep calling home. Read More
Let it go. Don’t let it get to you so much. Move on. Forgive.
Ok. BUT HOW?! Read More
Mostly though, it’s not as extreme as murderous frustration. I’d just really like to push him that little bit so that he steps in that dog poop that still hasn’t been cleaned off the footpath on our street.. Read More
I had to chronologically lay out the very hardest years of my life, from start until finish.
I was open, I was honest, but most importantly, I was factual in a way I have never been able to before. Read More
The summer holidays seem endless. They’re hot and without much structure or routine. That’s tough on most kids, but it’s especially tough on Alex. The child who thrives on knowing exactly what to expect from every minute of the day. Read More
At the very beginning of our relationship, we had an argument. Read More
This is not Dee…. She left her site unlocked while away on her business trip, so I thought it would be fun (slightly stalker-ish – but in a cute way) if I left her a little post from the outside of her mind looking back at her. I’m not at all wordy, I’m not terribly… Read More
I didn’t know that this man would become the one human on the planet that could make me the absolute angriest I’ve ever been.
I didn’t know how far my eyes could truly roll into the back of my head with annoyance at another god damn dad joke at the wrong time. Read More
Writing changed everything for me. Thank you for being here! Read More
Today is my anniversary, and although it’s Motivational Monday and I would usually be here sharing some words of motivation to get the week started, I’d like to take a break from the regularly scheduled programming for this week to take a second (or twenty minutes) to gush about the beautiful man I share my life with. Read More
I used to get nervous when it felt like everything was going my way. Read More
There is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, but haven’t been able to find the right words because it’s something that upsets me so much. Despite being a self confessed emotional writer, there are some things so emotional, everything gets all clogged up. Read More
Sometimes, no matter how much you love each other, the stresses of life, of kids, of broken down cars or leaky ceilings get a little too much and the distance between you seems to grow and grow until you’re at a point where you’re not sure you’re on the same page any more, let alone in the same book. Read More
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” Read More
I have stumbled across a few posts in a few different places lately, all with a similar theme – easy love isn’t real love. I let it go after the first but after the third, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I disagree. Read More
The transition from structureless, easy, fun days, to being told what to do constantly, forced to sit quietly and still for extended periods and attempt things far outside of his comfort zone, didn’t come naturally to my little free spirit. Read More
I was out at a cafe a little over a year and a half ago, and a lady stopped out of the blue to tell me that she thought I had a beautiful smile. I remember it like it was yesterday.
That morning, I had been reluctant to leave the house. Read More
Somewhere along the way, I’ve fallen off the ‘let life happen/everything will work out exactly the way it’s meant to’ wagon. Read More
Everyone behaves based on their life experiences up until that point, what they’ve been taught, what they’ve been through, what they know and something happens when you make the effort to see things from other people’s perspective. Read More
I’m an emotional writer. That means that no matter what I have planned, it’s my feelings that come out when I sit down to write. Read More
Let’s stop excusing bad, hateful, bullying behaviour with “everyone is entitled to their opinion”. Read More
It’s been a while huh. Almost 4 years since I left your city? Even longer since we said goodbye. Read More
Then one day, suddenly, I’ve woken up to find that I’m not just taking one breath at a time anymore, I’m breathing without having to force it. Read More
She is an incredible reminder that we only live once, that carrying around anger and resentment and focussing on other peoples why’s or approval will never bring happiness. Read More
It’s Thursday, List Day! A day dedicated to one of the main loves of my life. Lists!
In honour of my one of my favourite quotes ever, here is this weeks list – Read More
Here I was starting out and I was already doing it wrong! I didn’t have a niche – I wasn’t writing about fashion, or the latest bachelor, I didn’t have expert advice on how to anything. I read those blogs – I follow hundreds, and I love them so much, but what I had written was my story, my life, my feelings, my experiences. Read More
I know the power that a negative inner voice can have and I want so desperately for his inner voices to be so loudly positive that he has no choice but to keep going because he believes so strongly in the amazing little being that he is. Read More
He had a difficult life. He saw things that he should never have seen, he went through things he should never have gone through and he felt things he should never have had to feel. Read More
I know what you’re thinking. “But Dee. This doesn’t really seem to fit with your whole ‘life, lessons, love’ theme.” Hear me out though. Read More
To the ‘not so close’ friends that bring little rays of sunshine to our lives, each in their own special way. Read More
We shouldn’t striving for happiness 100% of the time, we should be striving for wholeness. Read More
Sometimes you’re not very good at fighting in your own corner. Read More
I am more than a flat tummy and unflappy arms… Read More
I had no point of reference for “normal” or “healthy” relationships – my mum and dads was one filled with abuse and terror and so many of my friends parents were separated…