Growing Up.

As a kid growing up I thought I would be in danger of a rouge shark attack, being eaten by an alligator, or being bitten by a poisonous spider. Turns out the only thing I needed to be aware of was the snakes that you greet in the hallway. People are the biggest hazard I’ve […]

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Staying Single

Early 2018 I started dating a boy I absolutely shouldn’t have. Every possible red flag was there but what can you do when that’s your favourite flag colour? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I fell for this joker like I’d never fell before. Rookie mistake. Unsurprisingly it wasn’t a great relationship from the beginning. There were amazing times spent […]

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My Weight Gain

Its no huge surprise to learn that I have gained 20kgs over the last three years. In fact people that have known me for less than 3 years struggle to imagine me ever being smaller. To them this is Shawny, this is how she always has and always will look. Between the ages of 20-22 […]

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Gluten, Mental Health, Broken Bones.

Just over four years ago I was diagnosed as coeliac, which meant from that moment forward I couldn’t eat gluten containing food. The first three years of eating gluten free were incredibly hard, but I’d gotten myself into a great routine and only cheated on the diet several times. Then I turned 23 and my […]

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10 Years.

This particular blog post has been on my mind for at least the last year. Even more so the last several months. I had intended to have it written and published on the 20th of June, but life got in the way. 10 years ago on the 20th of June I was sitting in my […]

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I F*cked Up.

Last night I broke my own heart into a million tiny pieces. I did something I knew I should not have done, I read Pearse’s facebook messages. He had left it logged on before we broke up and I couldn’t bring myself to log him out. I’d justified reading his messages, because if anyone were […]

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Expectations.

From the moment we are born we are told how beautiful we are even though we resemble a potato with a mouth. As soon as we make a noise we are told how brilliant and clever we are. While these comments are said in a loving manner, are they doing more harm than good? Growing […]

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Becoming Shawnyย 

The last six months have been a great journey of self discovery. I had become so lost, my anxiety was taking over my body, I had no control. Everyday was a flurry of being so upset that my life was flashing before my eyes, but being too anxious to change any part of my routine. […]

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I have news!ย 

It is outstanding how quickly news travels! Luckily this time it’s good news, and the only reason I haven’t yelled it from rooftops is because I am in denial. I can count on two hands the exact amount of people that I have told. Yet at least quadruple that amount of people know. So it […]

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Blonde? Blue? Brown?

For as long as I remember I have been blonde, or been wishing I was blonde. Having my Mum as a hairdresser for the first thirteen years of my life certainly came in handy. If I wanted more blonde foils put through my hair all I had to do was smile nicely in her direction. […]

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