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December 10, 2016

What’s going on? I thought you quit blogging! Where’s the flipping nail polish?!

The last twelve months, at least, of my life has been filled with the horrible dread and doom of anxiety that caused me to not be able to function, starting off not-too-bad, ending up debilitating and awful to say the least. I was also diagnosed with mild depression, although at times, that was super bad too. Why? Well I’ll be getting into it more as we get to know each other better. Turns out, after lots of investigation by my doctor, I have a medical issue that caused it, but my life caused me to not do anything about it. I am now learning how to live again and love again. That’s why I’m here.

Part of my love has always been writing, and very, very recently I decided to make a more personal blog which also covered various lifestyle type information. Recently my website host renewals all came up, and being a stay at home mum, needing to cut costs, I thought, why pay hosting for a new site when I can just use this one I already own which, by the way, I love. Lots of people had let me know they wanted the older ‘Serenity Nails’ content to stay around, and so here we are. You can still, and always will, see my older work here. Occasionally I might share a thing or two that’s relevant to nails. Sadly, my frame of mind the last year caused me to write off that part of my life, but I was good at it, I loved it, and when the time came to decide whether or not to delete the site, well, I just couldn’t do it. This website has been a HUGE part of my life now for so long and who knows? Maybe I’ll decide to share nails more frequently again. I’m not putting any pressure on myself though. Worst comes to it, you’ll at least get to see my weekly manicures. They’re always fun though right?!

Before I go on, I would like to apologise to my readers and people who visit here for the utter chaos this website has been this past year. Trust me, being in my mind has been no better either. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt though, it’s to no longer be so rough on myself, boy oh boy can I be hard on me. Apologies over, let’s get down!

When I was young my parents always told me I had verbal diarrhoea (thanks Mum & Dad) and so it comes to pass that I decided writing will is a good idea. Here I can have any content I want and, first and foremost, I can get my thoughts out of my head. So onward I go, exposing myself online for the world to judge. LOL.

No, really though. I am a fortunate girl who has been lucky in this life to have learned many things and maybe I can help one of you (or at least show you what not to do). Maybe you can find something to relate to in here, maybe my family will be the only ones reading this. Who knows? Not appeased with becoming yet another mummy blogger or lifestyle blogger, nope, I’ve got all kinds of psycho to unleash but certainly in the ‘Lifestyle’ manner. Check out my ‘About‘ page to find out more about where I’m going on here.

Keen for more?

Captain Redbeard, he’s married to me, he’s the lucky one. Just ask him how lucky he is, he’ll tell you…..

The menagerie, ok I’m kidding, the bird, the cat and the Guinea pig, they live here, they contribute, they have things to say. Meow. Pretty boy. Many. Words.

Finally, the trip of goats. Collectively, a bunch of goats is called a tribe or trip. I prefer trip since that’s what it feels like I’m on majority of the time with my three… Ahem, children.

These guys are my world.

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I have two boys and a girl, and they are the ones who do the teaching in ALL kinds of ways. Yes, parent the parent. It’s totally a win-win situation.

The eldest, flies under the radar. Our ‘test subject’. The one we tried to learn from our mistakes with. The over-achiever, compassionate, emotional and kind. He is my moon. A constant light, reliable and bright.

My sun, the middle child is always vivacious, dramatic and put here to teach us things we never could have imagined. Olivia was born male and is gender dysphoric, meaning she is in fact, without a whisper of a doubt, female. She helps me grow more just through having known her. She guides me when my day is cloudy and fills me with warmth.

My youngest, is the ‘stunt dude’, confident, go-getter, guy who thinks he has no rules. In my galaxy, he is a star. This little man keeps me busier than I could have imagined, yet at the same time he is filled with so much love and sweetness, when he breaks the rules (which, let’s admit it, is an average of every five minutes) he is forgiven in an instant.

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Me, I am a 38yr old, medium sized person with an over-active brain, procrastinating, grasping at the frayed ends of my sanity, trying to find peace and serenity in my world.

If you’re joining me, well you made me smile today, so thankyou!

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