Archive of ‘Progress’ category

Preparation

This week has all been about preparation. It’s the Butterfly Awards tomorrow; I’m honoured to have been shortlisted in the blogger/author category. I was pleased to put the finishing touches to my outfit earlier in the week: I finally found a shrug in the right shade of purple to go with my dress. It’s a […] Read more…

The mistakes we make

If Albert Einstein can say that making mistakes is ok, then he must be right. Einstein was a clever man, much cleverer than me and, (probably) you. All of us make mistakes. It’s ok to make mistakes – they are a part of learning. It’s nearly impossible for the average mortal human to do something new […] Read more…

Overwhelmed

I feel overwhelmed when I look at my photos of Hugo. Overwhelmed with love, and by loss. Overwhelmed that I helped make such a perfect human being. Those perfectly-formed fingers, those feet. That handsome face, that well-formed nose. Hugo was such a gorgeous baby. I have been overwhelmed by the love and support I have […] Read more…

The worst storm you can imagine

I wore a look like thunder on my face. The anger of ‘why me, why my baby’? In the midst of the storm of grief The wind howled around me. The rain lashed down. It was the worst storm you can imagine. Off the scale. Off the chart. Like a hurricane, typhoon and tornado rolled […] Read more…

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

We are taught to conform to a norm from a young age. At school, we usually wear uniforms – and they have to be just so. Obeying rules, behaving yourself, doing as you’re told. Then there’s the peer pressure – from having the right pencil case to the right haircut, from being in the right crowd to fancying […] Read more…

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