Friday, April 1, 2016

Anybody there?

It has been the longest time since I posted on here! I just wondered if there is anybody still reading - If you are, please post a comment so I can say hi!

Life has changed a lot since I last posted - I'm a mummy now to a beautiful little boy named Isaac.

I'm also blogging elsewhere, so I hope you can come over and follow me.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I've moved!

Hello everyone, remember me?!

Logging into this blog this morning I was absolutely stoked to see that, even though I haven't posted anything since January, I'm still getting views and comments, so thank you!

I know in January I said I would be back to blogging here, but life has sped up and changed so much that I have had to focus my attention on other things.

So what's been going on? Well, since I promised a comeback that never happened, I think I owe it to you all to tell you why...

I started a business

It all began with "I am what I eat". This experience started me on the most amazing journey to great health and inspired me to start studying nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have since started a health coaching business, where I help people achieve their health goals through proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices. It is so rewarding and I couldn't imagine doing anything else now!
After years of flailing about not knowing what to do with myself, and lots of false starts, I know what I'm doing and I have created a life I am extremely passionate about.
So if you would like to follow my healthy adventures, head to my Facebook page and hit me with some likes, then head to my website and check out what I'm actually doing!

I became an Army Wife

You may remember this post... well, I've now been married for nearly eight months and my husband joined the army in January - we were married five weeks before he took off on a Hercules plane to start his training! He's training to become an officer, so that means we don't actually live together at the moment. He's spending this entire year living on the army barracks three hours drive away from me, while I'm still in Wellington flatting with my brother. It's been tough, but it's also been so good for him. We're both chasing our dreams, which is pretty amazing. I started writing about it on a blog called Diary of a New Zealand Army Wife, and I'm thinking of starting up again, as the real intention of it is to give other potential army wives out there an idea of what they're in for.

I'm still writing

Yes, I'm still going! Missing Since Tuesday is coming along fabulously! It's really starting to come together and yes, I'm blogging about it at here - only every now and then though.
I've started this awesome thing with my friend... she's writing a novel too and we would always talk about our novels, so we decided to do an email swap. I'll send her a page, then she'll send me a page. It's so motivating because when she sends me a page she expects one back, so I have to write something, and something good so I'm not embarrassed to send it to her! It's been brilliant and it's great getting feedback and encouragement that way.

So yes, I do have a lot going on, but I have a very clear direction in mind and I am so focussed these days. But I owe a lot of it to this blog right here, because it allowed me to explore lots of different topics and ideas. So I won't delete this blog because I'm quite proud of it and there's always something here I end up going back to, but I won't be writing here anymore.

I really hope you lovely readers will accompany me on my journey as I have loved having you all on board this one. Thank you all, again, for your amazing support, and I hope to see you around the web somewhere!

Much love,
Sarah xo

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy new year!

Well, I'm back at work today so I thought it would be a good time to come back to blogging too! I am so damn excited to be back sharing my quaint little world with you all, and I'm so damn pumped for this year! There is so much going on! I'm starting a nutrition course a week from now, in my quest to become a health coach and I've already become (Facebook) friends with some of my Kiwi classmates, so I'm so looking forward to meeting them in person sometime this year - hooray for new friends! I've got the writing bug back, and I'm so determined to finish something this year, although I haven't decided which project it's going to be. And well, it's summer here, so it's always an exciting time - I've got beach days on the brain!

Hope you all had an amazing silly season and a raring to go for the year. What are your plans? Is 2014 going to be your year? Comment!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy holidays!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, happy new year, and a happy summer if you're down here in the southern hemisphere with me! Hope you're all loved up, full of good food, with smiles on your faces. See you next year! :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

New "About" page and blog design!

Change is in the air again! I've simplified the blog and changed my "About" page. Does this mean I'm back? Maybe...


Well, November has zoomed by in a haze of wedding planning, moving house, welcoming a new addition to our family - the cutest little maniac of a kitten who we call Jinx. Amongst all of this, two weekends ago before we moved, instead of packing (which I should have... most disorganised move ever) I had the sudden urge to write. Josh was out, and the place was quiet, so after watching a movie (The Mask! Oh man that was a blast from the past) I switched on my laptop and started furiously writing in the dark. I got about 3,000 words written and man did it feel good! So now I'm up to a total of 6,377 words with two days left of the month. Can I do it? Will the kitty let me or will she insist on chasing my fingers around the keyboard? I really don't know, but I'm going to try. I know 10,000 words is a tiny goal in the scheme of things, but it's a goal nonetheless, and it's good to have goals! How is everyone else going out there? Made it to 50,000 yet?

And here's a picture of the cuteness/procrastination tool that is Jinx...

Monday, November 11, 2013


I said from the very beginning that I wasn't expecting to finish NaNoWriMo this year, so it probably comes as no surprise to you all that I've decided  to downsize my expectations. While I don't want to give up completely because there is still a story in my head to be written, I know there's no way I can get to 50,000 words by the end of the month. There's the time thing, but there's also the mental energy that writing a novel requires that I just don't have at the moment. There has been a crazy amount of stuff going on in my life lately that has used up most of my mental energy to the point that, last week I spent most of the week with my brain partially switched off and just trucked along doing the bare minimum. I think that was my brain's way of saying, "ENOUGH! I can't think anymore, I'm out."

So I'm not giving up! But I'm only at about 3,000 words and I should be at nearly 20,000 by now, so I'm downsizing my goal to 10,000 words by the end of the month. It's not ideal, as there's a great story to be told, but it's something, and the rest of the story is going to have to wait until life slows down and my brain wakes up.

I'll still be doing updates though, so don't go anywhere! :)