Life has got pretty hectic the last few months and the blog has most definitely taken a back seat. I read an article in the Summer about blogging with tips on how to be better and there was one quote that really stuck. Elsie Larson, founder of uber blog, A Beautiful Mess said that

“It was never about not having enough time, but just not planning well enough”. She’s definitely right.

All the other elements in my life have been completely overwhelming the past few weeks and months that most of the time I’ve felt that I haven’t had any more capacity to think about something else. Because having my own business and two children is a whole new lifestyle change for me, I’ve also spent time getting used to how this is all going to work.

It has been an incredible experience and I wouldn’t change one tiny bit of it but there are times when I feel like I’m keeping several different plates spinning. Some of the time they’re all spinning but there are times when one will fall or have a wobble and I can just about get it back it again and other times when I feel like half of them have fallen off the stick. But that’s life I suppose, everyone’s busy and everyone has their own priorities.

It’s not my intention to make this post one long excuse but it’s probably more a cathartic exercise to get some focus back on the blog and feel like I can still do it! It seem easy for me to lose confidence in what I’m doing if I don’t do it for a while. But the blog is where it all started and it’s an amazing world to be a part of.



As for Hero, it has been amazing. So much more, so much better than I could ever have anticipated. But it would be great to make time for blogging again. I’ve learned so much about my own style since starting Hero that it seems right to get back to the blog. So this this my first step to doing it!

In other news, although it pains me to say it, I’ve also been feeling so much healthier after undertaking a detox. Details coming later in the week….

Any tips on how to juggle work/life would be gratefully received!

L x

Maya Angelou

For those who check into the blog regularly, you may have noticed pockets of silence recently. This has not been sitting well with me so I thought it was only right and honest of me to give you an explanation.

I’m currently working on a project that could see My Pollyanna turn into a very real, tangible entity. It’s still very, very early days and I don’t want to tempt fate (or if I’m honest I don’t want to look silly if it doesn’t happen!) by saying exactly what it is but needless to say, it’s taking up a lot of my time and something has had to give. And that thing has been the blog.

I love writing the blog but I also like things to be right. If I’m not able to produce something that I’m pleased with, I haven’t produced anything at all. I’m not sure if this is the right thing or not, I’m no expert but I do believe that the essence of a blog is that it’s personal and honest.

As a result I just get riddled with guilt so in some ways, perhaps this post is more of an outlet for me to release some of that guilt but either way I just wanted to explain.

My Pollyanna on holiday

It was when I was on holiday that I started planning My Pollyanna. That was a year ago and if someone had told me then what the past year was going to entail I wouldn’t have believed them. I’ve had brilliant experiences and met some great people. Some contacts and more importantly, some really great friends. Who knew this cyber world could be such a friendly, inspiring and comforting place?

I want this to continue but for the time being it’s going to be a juggling act between blogging and getting the business up and running.

Thank you for reading and all the lovely comments now and over the past year.

L x

My Pollyanna Home Sweet Home

It feels like ages since I’ve been sat at my desk blogging and I’ve missed it. In fact, being sat at a different desk in a different workspace has taken a little getting used to. I don’t think that moving home should ever be underestimated. It certainly took a lot more out of me than I had anticipated.

Moving Home

I’ve always considered myself a rebel against routine, preferring to have flexibility and spontaneity over rules and order. However, with age (and mostly the existence of two small people who rely on me for pretty much everything) and maturity I have had the overwhelming desire for order. My own set of rules that I know work for me. But it’s not something that comes naturally to me – I really have to work at it to perfect it. And I say ‘perfect’ in the loosest of terms, rarely is it perfect.

My Pollyanna outside

My Pollyanna workspace shelf

I can’t seem to function (or at least not effectively) without knowing where things are and having a sense of clarity. One of the biggest advantages of moving home is that it gives you a reason to de-clutter and reorganise your life. In recent years this is probably up there with one of my favourite things to do. Knowing exactly where things are and that everything has a place gives me a bit of a sad sense of satisfaction.

What I’m trying to say is that I decided to take the short break from blogging because I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it well. It would be a half-copped attempt at throwing something out there that I wouldn’t be proud of. Similarly if I’d spent time blogging the house/family would have suffered.

My Pollyanna Workspace

So this is my crawl back to full-time blogging. I’m pretty much there with sorting the house, I have the sunniest spot in the house as my workspace and we’re slowly finding our new routine. Not only that, Spring is in the air and I have a house full of fresh flowers so things are looking up!

My Pollyanna spring flowers