Hi, I’m Mel.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! Everything you see here has come from my real life experience. I believe in sharing it all in order for others to feel less alone in their lives and struggles. I am unapologetically myself, and I hope that very soon you will be too.
I’m a wife, mother, daughter, business owner and friend who has experienced life’s ups and downs along the way. I’m just like you. You are not alone, you never have been.
I want to use my last eight years of life experience to help motivate and inspire you to find your confidence and live out your life on your terms.
I look forward to watching your journey unfold.
Married at just eighteen, I’ve been a wife for over half of my life. My husband and I have known each other since we were little. At the age of ten my husband and his family moved overseas. When I was fifteen we visited his family while we were holidaying in the UK. I can still remember sitting in his living room chatting to his family when he returned from his paper round. As he walked into the room wearing a grey Nike t-shirt (this is the part in the movies when he starts walking in slow motion with fans blowing his hair back and the music starts playing) my heart started racing. He came over and shook my hand and said hello in his english accent and I had to control myself from falling on the floor. Yep that was the moment my heart knew I’d found my husband. We wrote to each other for two years after that until he came to Australia when I was seventeen, we were married less than a year later.
I’ve always loved to read, write & share stories. I started blogging four years ago and love it. It’s an outlet for me to download and process my thoughts, feelings and life lessons. We can learn so much from each other when we share our experiences. There’s something so comforting about reading or hearing another’s story and realising that you’re not alone in your experience, that others have gone before you and can show you the way, or you can be that guide or inspiration for someone else.
At the age of twenty I gave birth to our son who sadly passed away twenty minutes later. It was not the motherhood journey I ever expected to go on or would wish on anyone. I am very open about my experience of loss and survival since, it’s a huge part of who I am today. I consider myself privileged to have gone on to have another four healthy, happy children. They are forever teaching me patience and watching how rapidly they grow constantly reminds me that time waits for nobody
It’s crazy how much we all have in common, yet we can often find ourselves feeling so alone. This is why I feel so passionate about sharing, it reminds us all that I’m just like you, and you’re just like me.