5 things not to say to someone who had a breast reduction

4 weeks ago today, I walked into a hospital and walked out a kilo lighter. If you’ve read anything else I’ve posted, you’ll know that I have wanted to do this for an insanely long time, and that the road getting here was far from easy. Along the way, there have just been a few…

My (not so) Lovely Lady Lump: The Update

For obvious reasons, I don’t have a lot of photos that relate to this topic. So here’s a tentative visual link for ya. Hello there! If you’re familiar with me then perhaps you know that around a month ago, a lump was discovered in my right breast. If this is news to you then click…

Finding a breast lump at 22

I hope you’re comfortable, because this is a long one. At 22, most people are living their lives in the comforting knowledge that generally, things aren’t going to go wrong. We tend to have this bubble of youth protecting us from the evils of the world – mortgages, taxes, arthritis, peeing multiple times in the…

Date night through the seasons

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I am in the mood for romance! But I love my boyfriend all year round, so this year I am granting him 20 dates for the whole year that he can cash in anytime. It’s a great way of reminding each other that we matter, and that there is no…

HDL Does Christmas

Despite my role amongst my friends being a year-round scrooge, I actually quite like Christmas in all its glittering, materialistic glory. I am not even slightly Christian, and while the key message of the Christmas season is not lost on me, I don’t feel particularly bad about celebrating a holiday that doesn’t quite belong to…

HDL Turns 22

So this is a little belated because it’s been over a week since my birthday, but I think it’s worth giving a quick mention to the occasion. I have now been living for 22 years of my life. I fit securely into the category of ‘twenty-somethings’. All my ‘big’ birthdays are over now; it’s just…

The top 10 holidays I want to have

1. Stupidly indulgent luxury island holidayI guess this is what all of us want, really. I have been guilty of watching reality shows where the stars go to these incredible resorts in the middle of a crystal clear ocean and thinking ‘one day I will spend a ridiculous amount of money doing this’. So kicking…

My Interracial Relationship

This wasn’t really a post I planned to write, but after having some thoughts about my life plan and some very very preemptive research on wedding ceremonies that led me to some crazy stories about interracial relationships, I thought I’d post my own story (so far) and how I plan to tackle any struggles we…