Blogging about thing’s that make me happy.

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If you are new to my blog site A Work in Progress then welcome, it’s great to have you!!  If you’re not new then thank you for your continued support through my blogging journey I truly appreciate you all old and new!

For those of you who are new and maybe don’t know anything about me, for the last year my focus when it comes to my writing has been all about my personal journey with my Mental Health, specifically Anxiety and Depression.  It was during my darkest days that I began writing, it started out more of a diary/journal, just a way for me to get out all my worries and anger in order for me to better deal with them.  I have always loved to write but up until that point I had lost the motivation to pick up my pen, nothing in life had given me any inspiration or the want to do so.

To cut a long story short after keeping my mental health diary to myself for many months I decided to share it in the form of a blog in the hope to help, inspire and reassure others that although struggling with a mental health illness, there is always hope and that’s its 100% possible to find that light at the end of the tunnel.

To read more go to the Mental Health section on my home page or take a look at the about me link.

Now that we are done with the introduction let’s get into the post.

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Most bloggers have their niche subjects that they focus on, something that they feel confident and comfortable talking about. My niche I thought when going in to blogging was Mental Health. But after a year of writing only on that subject I have decided that I would like to expand my horizons (cheesy I know, but I like it) and talk about other subjects, ones that allow you an insight into the person beneath the illness. I am not at all ashamed of the journey I’ve been on with my Mental Health and I am in no way giving up on the mental health blogs, in fact a new mini-series has just started this week on the subject of Curative Hypnotherapy feel free to check it out (shameless self- promo).  I just feel it’s very easy for people to be labelled or identified by their illness and not the the person beneath it. Yes, I have struggled terribly with Anxiety and Depression but those illnesses do not define me!

I am a wife, mum of 2 beautiful girls and a doggy mum to my gorgeous Dachshund Winston.

I love all things make up and skin care and have quite the collection when it comes to both.

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I am always trying new styles with my hair despite not being able to mange much more than a French braid.

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I love clothes and have thoroughly enjoyed and embraced all the new lounge wear that I have clearly needed to buy to get myself through quarantine. 

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There are so many other sides to me and my personality that I would really love to share with you, which is why I have created The Friday Blog.

Every Friday I will post a new post on anything I desire or ideas suggested by yourselves, subjects from hair and beauty to being a mum to both children and a dog the possibilities are endless!!

I have so many ideas for this blog and it’s giving me so much motivation that I can’t wait for you to learn a little more about Natalie.

If you haven’t already please click the follow button at the bottom of this page to be the first to know when I upload a new blog post.

Thank you for your support and I can’t wait to take you all along on this new and exciting journey.

Share a smile not a judgement


Lead with kindness


Q. What subjects do love to read about the most? Skincare, hair care, family, book/film reviews, recipes and cooking or something else? Let me know in the comments.

Published by A Work In Progress

My name is Natalie, I am a 30 something year old wife and mum of two children and one cheeky dachshund called Winston. I am a Mental Health Blogger and aspiring motivational speaker. It was May of 2019 that I decided to set up my website A Work in Progress, to create a blog based primarily on the subject of Mental Health. I chose to call myself and my website A work in Progress because after so many years of trying to seek perfection, living with extreme Anxiety and Depression has really helped me to realise that the something I was looking for simply didn’t exist. No one is perfect nor will they ever be, we continuously evolve and grow through the different experiences we have and the hurdles we encounter, thus making perfect versions of exactly who we are at that time in our lives. The intention with my blog is to inspire other’s and help them through the tough times, whilst drawing awareness to a subject that still does not get enough attention. Over the last few years I myself have struggled with Mental Health illnesses, specifically Anxiety and Depression. I first began writing as a way of helping myself to deal with my illness. It allowed me to express how I felt in detail and in turn allowed me to process my thoughts and figure out how best to manage and deal with them. I hope to spread a little more kindness into a world that doesn’t always feel very kind. I believe it is so important to recognise the colossal impact kind words can have and remove the perception that we should aspire to be like someone else rather than be happy with who we are. I want to share my experiences with others, to show that although tough and a journey that takes time, it is possible to reach the lowest point in your life and come out the other side.

9 thoughts on “Blogging about thing’s that make me happy.

  1. Aw Winston is such a cutie! I’ve always wanted a Dachshund! I, too, have struggled a lot with depression and anxiety over the years. I look forward to seeing where you take your blog! Also, I love reading about skincare and baking 😀

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    1. Thank you so much! Dachshunds are wonderful dogs I love Winston soo much he was definitely the missing piece to our family ❤️ Thank you for your comment and support, skincare is one of my favourites too so that will definitely be something I will be writing about! 😊

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  2. That’s great!!! So I’m a new mommy and love to read other mom’s experiences, especially those with older kids. I also want to get a dog so would love to read about that… skin care is another… geez ok, let’s just say write whatever is happening in your life and make your blog a lifestyle blog? We’ll read 😉

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and support 😊 A huge congratulations on becoming a new mummy❤️
      I will be writing about all of the above and honestly can’t wait to share all my stories and experiences 😊

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