maternity leave having the balls to do your own thing hollygoeslightly
in Motherhood, Parenting

Maternity Leave – having the balls to do your own thing

This is something very relevant to me at the moment and to a lot of other women I’ve met over this last 10 months.

When I went off on maternity leave for the first time, I was so utterly excited to be embarking on the next chapter of my life and to meet out baby and become a mum. That’s all I wanted to focus on, think about and work towards. It’s such a privilege to be a mother that I didn’t want to miss a single second of it. So I vowed that work would take a backseat temporarily and I’d concentrate on myself and my family.

That’s exactly what I did.Continue reading

countdown to 30 hollygoeslightly
in Lifestyle

Countdown to 30

That’s right people, hard to believe isn’t it? I’m nearly about to exit my twenties and officially enter my thirties. In 7 weeks time, this will no longer be the lifestyle blog of a twenty-something. Instead it’ll be a lifestyle blog of a thirty-something (sobs quietly into my t-shirt).

Actually, I’m not upset about this notion at all. I’m ready to be thirty! I feel like I’ve been in my twenties for bloody ages. A lot has happened in my twenties. I did a lot of growing and became the woman I wanted to be. So roll on thirties, I’m gonna have a lot of fun with you!Continue reading