That’s my story, not yours

I was walking out of the bathroom on the 2nd day of my new job – and squinting because without my glasses, I couldn’t distinguish which office was mine from the row of identical doors along the hallway. Then I heard it. “Janet?!?” my name said in part disbelief, part surprise but mostly in question.Continue reading “That’s my story, not yours”

An imperfect Christian

August 23, 2018 My friend Jack said to me the other day that he’s amused with me calling myself a Christian because I’m one of the cheekiest people he knows. “You’re not very religious, Janet” I know. So I thought I’d address that in today’s blog. Lucky you, eh? I am in Christian in theContinue reading “An imperfect Christian”

Doing great

December 20, 2017 I get scared to say it, you know. I get scared to say “Actually, I’m doing great” because I feel like ‘life’ will overhear me and think to itself “is that right?” and give me a terrible illness or put me through a really hard time just to prove me wrong. It’sContinue reading “Doing great”

The balance

December 13, 2017 The other side of my messy blogs of late…is that I’m doing great. I love my job. I earn a small fortune every week ($800 – probably not loads to you, but to me, omg I feel like a millionaire) and I’m continuing to lose weight. I love my PT sessions. I loveContinue reading “The balance”

This is the last time

I found a book of poetry I wrote in my late teens/twenties. One poem really stood out to me and as I read the words, I remember who it was about and how I felt when I wrote it. Heartbroken. Friend-zoned and gutted about it. Here’s my poem – written when I was 27. “ThisContinue reading “This is the last time”

For you, Jonathan.

January 29, 2011 ** a letter to my ex husband I wrote years and years ago…enjoy ** Hi Jonathan, How are you? Im writing to you on my blog because whenever we have spoken over the last year and a half, we are both too full of emotion to think clearly and calmly. Im alsoContinue reading “For you, Jonathan.”

Divorce and Remarriage

Hey, I have nothing to do at work. I’ve re-filled the printers with paper, tidied the stationery cupboard, loaded the dishwasher, tidied the kitchen and both meeting rooms are being used, or I would have tidied them, too. I’ve checked work emails and responded to everything – which left me with an hour to goContinue reading “Divorce and Remarriage”