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Long Time, No See

Well, third time’s the charm as they say. This is the third time I’ve tried to write this post. If you’re not a fan of lifestyle/ personal update posts please feel free to click away. Regularly scheduled programming will be up and running soon!

Where have I been?

I contemplated writing this post or just trying to dive back into regular green beauty and lifestyle posts… I just couldn’t. I’ve been hit with a horrible writer’s block and the best therapy is to just write – unedited, unscripted and open. So here we are.

April started off well for me! I received a nice cheque from income tax and I was nominated as Beauty Blogger of the Month for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers. It was going so well and ended up somehow taking a nosedive for the worst.

On April 14 I received the call that my Mother passed away. Although in the back of my mind I had always kind of expected it, it was never really something that I thought about. Turns out Good Friday wasn’t so good and my whole weekend just somehow vanished into a wave of sorrow.

Of course, due to the news I didn’t really have any motivation to do much of anything but wallow and sleep. This past month has been really difficult and although the pain is still here I’ve been getting better at dealing with it.

I’ve organized a memorial for my Mother at the end of May which will hopefully help to end that chapter of my life so that I can start a new one…

Bump For Joy

I’m Expecting

On April 13 I found out I was pregnant (April certainly was a crazy month.) With the mix of emotions and the overall fatigue that comes with the first trimester I’ve been the human version of a sloth.

It wasn’t planned by any means, but my boyfriend and our families are very excited to welcome the new addition in December. I’ve been very lucky to have a wide support system and the unconditional love from my boyfriend to help get through this past month.

May

May has been… another month. With Mother’s day landing on the exact day a month after my Mother passed it was exceptionally hard and I’ve received a notice that I now owe $300 to Mr.Taxman.😩 It feels like the days drag by and yet they pass so quickly all the same.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Holistic Beauty Expo by Andrea Ashley on May 12 which features natural and green beauty as well as self-care. It was an amazing event and I am so glad that I was invited to attend. I plan to write a post on it this week!

Justin and I are looking to buy a home now so we’ve been calling Mortgage Brokers and banks too see what prices we can be approved for as well as searching for a home to call our own. It’s been hella busy over here…


Hopefully after all of this I can get back into the swing of things again because I’ve got piles of products that I need to review and use, plus I miss just sitting down and writing. If you’ve stuck through reading this post, thank you! I appreciate your support and can’t wait to get back to normal (whatever that is!)

** No, there was not an Ingredient of the Month email for May and there will not be one for June. Ingredient of the Month will resume in July. I just haven’t had the time or motivation to research…

  • *virtual hug* I’m glad you’re back!

  • Oh dear, that was a rollercoaster! And most likely still is. To be honest, I was a little worried about not hearing from you in such a long time, but I didn´t want to pry and maybe ask when you were not ready to share. I am so, so sorry about your loss, especially now that you are pregnant. For me that was a time where I turned to my mother for advice and help more than I ever did after moving out. On the other hand, congrats! Having a baby, even if it was not planned at this time of life, is such a blessing. The fatigue will get better in the second trimester, at least until they are born. I am so happy whenever I look at my two kids, they are among the best things that happened to me in my whole life and I could not imagine living without them.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Haha, yes.. rollercoaster is a good word for it! It’s definitely been hard and it’s something I really wish I could go through with my Mother while she was still here – that’s for sure! Glad to hear, everyone keeps telling me that .. but I’m not sure I’ll believe it until I see their tiny little face!

      • If you wouldn´t live them as much, you´d throw them out of the window within two weeks.

  • I was worried about you, wondering what happened but like Anne, I didn’t want to intrude so I asked the last time you hopped over to my blog. I am so sorry for your loss, Lindsey, your life has been such a huge rollercoaster. On the other hand, congratulations!!!! I wish I could give you a huge hug!

  • Wow, that is so much to process in such a short amount of time. I don’t blame you for taking a break – you deserve the time to yourself with all that has happened. I’m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ I hope that the memorial gives you closure and helps you continue to move forward. The first few months after loss are so difficult but it sounds like you have a wonderful support system in place to help you get through it all.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes! Life has a funny way sometimes, doesn’t it?

  • I’m really glad you’re doing well Lindsey, and although it’s been a tough while for you, you have so much to look forward to. You’re on your way to getting a new house and have a baby on the way, those are things to be proud of! I know you didn’t want it but I still wish my deepest condolences. But seriously you have so much to look forward to and it’s only going to get better from here! xoxo

  • Oh my, Lindsey. You had such a tough and hard month. I’m sending all the love your way. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. I do hope that you’re doing better now. Also, a huge congrats on your pregnancy! I hope that it will bring you a lot of love and light in your life 🙂 x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • SamanthaSeries

    Happy that you’re back and ok. You’re a tough cookie. I was wondering about how you were, ever since you said your mother passed… It’s a bit strange, but I notice in many cases where someone becomes pregnant around the same time they lose a parent… when a soul leaves, another one is created. Congratulations on the pregnancy, and wishing you the best of luck with all the preparations and house searching. Big hug. xox Sam

  • Oh my goodness. Life is taking you in sincerely unexpected directions Lindsey. But don’t give up– you seriously have the strength to handle it all– I know you do. Congratulations Lindsey!!! Thats Beautiful news!!!!! I can’t wait to hear more about your journey and growth as you and SO experience this for the first time. sending oodles of love. <3 X100000

    http://cynicalduchess.com

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