Author: Lauren

32 Things I Have Googled Since Having A Baby

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As you may know, on Friday 17th November I gave birth to my daughter. It still feels strange to say that, my daughter, as having her in my life still feels completely alien to me and my SO. However, we are learning everyday and doing the very best that we can.

Ambition When You Have Depression

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One of my favourite movies is Forgetting Sarah Marshall. What I love about it is Peter (played by Jason Segel, who also wrote the movie). It wasn’t the break-up between himself and Sarah that made me empathise or connect with the character, but instead it was his behaviours. His mental health.

An Old Journal Entry

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Note: Not only do I have a hand-written diary that sits on my bedside table, but I also have a Word document that acts as a second journal. It’s something that has helped me get some writing done when I thought it was impossible, something that has helped me express myself without having to publish …

Motherhood and Motivation

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I can’t help but be jealous of almost everyone. Jealous of the other bloggers that I really enjoy reading. Jealous of people I consider an inspiration. Jealous of those getting new jobs that they seem so excited about. My jealousy is so much that I end up having to mute these wonderful people from my …

A History Of BFFs

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BFF #1 – E E was my best friend during most of primary school. We shared something so sacred, so amazing, that we just had to be best friends – we both had the same surname. We spent most of our time together, and I distinctly remember being asked whether we were cousins because of …