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My first week freelancing

A few months ago an amazing opportunity fell in my lap. Two of my best buddies needed a developer to help them out with some projects and asked if I could lend a hand.  Super honoured and excited to work with these gals again, I naturally said yes. It went well for the first few weeks but soon I started to burn out.

Working full time and freelancing quickly turned into “all work and no play make Gennah something something”. I had to make a decision. Would I say no, no, no to another freelancing gig and continue a steady pay check at a great company with a fantastic team (I gush!)? Or have a go at my all time dream of working in my pyjamas, choosing my hours and have constant puppy in my lap? Well… I chose to dive in to the unknown.  This is my first week freelancing…

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Things I Learnt When I Was 25

I turned 26 a little while ago, a milestone I was dreading since it was going to thoroughly push me out of the hedonistic bowl of ‘early twenties’ and into my ‘late twenties’; a period where I should surely have my shit figured out and start thinking about things like My Career. Once 26 hit

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What makes Christmas Magic

making christmas magic

This year will be my little family’s first Christmas as a threesome! Anybody who knows me, knows I am completely gaga-barf-insanolove Christmas time so needless to say, I am PUMPED! Being a full time mum and part time designer means, I don’t have heaps of time to plan and make things perfect… but I want

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Why oh why is little girls fashion so BORING?!

You know what, I wrote out this HUGE article for this topic, got so steamed about it and left it for a night in the “draft” pile because I wanted to reread it with a level head. Now that it’s the next day, I kinda feel like it’s all been said before. I’m SICK of

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Growing up.

growing up: chapter 2

I’m not sure how to start this post off. There’s something I want to talk about but I cant seem to find the right way to start it off… so I’m just going to dive and hope it all comes together in the end.

I never wanted to be a mother.

In my head, being a mum and feeling maternal made me feel like i was letting my gender down somehow, or selling out. I spent almost my entire life fighting the “girly” gender stuff… wanting to be seen as just one of the guys, no skirts for me thanks YUK. I wore my lack of makeup and hair-do skills on my chest like a badge of honor. It was so stupid. I wish I had a time machine so I could slap past-Sarah in the face for being a moron.

So what was I missing? What didn’t I get?

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Living with hypothyroidism in my 20s

The best way I’ve learned to describe hypothyroidism is: you know sometimes when you wake up, before you’re completely lucid, and maybe you had some crazy deep sleep, and you feel foggy and groggy and you’re not quite sure if you’re still sleeping or not? Like that, except every day and all the time.

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New Parent Alert! My first 3 months.

new parent

As of this writing I have been a mum for exactly 14 weeks and 3 days. It’s insane how much my life has changed in this small amount of time, sometimes I don’t even remember what it was like before she came into our lives.

Before my daughter was born, I was scared to death of becoming a Mother.

Some nights I would wake up in a panic and fret because I didn’t know how to change a nappy or because I had no idea about how to properly hold a baby. Everyone would say “that stuff comes naturally once your kid’s born, you have nothing to worry about!” and I would get even more upset because I thought there’s no way a magical switch flicks and suddenly you know how to do that stuff!

For the record, there is no magical switch…

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Shit you don’t really need as a new parent.

shit you don't need

Becoming a new parent is pretty dang terrifying when you first find out. There is SO much to consider… and for me the thing at the top of the list was “can I even afford to BE a parent!?”. Welp, I’m here to tell you today that yes, you probably can.

When I first found out I was prego, I started stressing out over needing every little piece of baby furniture, clothing, toys, hygiene supplies, food stuff… the list went on and on! I wanted her nursery to be perfect for when she arrived. We painted, sorted, bought all kinds of furniture, organised changing stations and set up comfy places to feed and cuddle our little bub-to-be.

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Falling in love with me: Chapter One

sarah love

Kind of a heavy topic to kickstart this bitch with but HEY…
I think this is going to be an ongoing topic as it’s an ongoing process and I am learning more and more every day. I thought I would start this first article up by sharing some resources I have found over the years that have really helped me change my mindset… but before we go there I want to share a little of where my head space is at right now.

I don’t want to start this with sharing a list of my physical attributes. You will never know how much I weigh or what my height is because I don’t believe them things have anything to do with understanding your self worth and having confidence.

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