• Life

    On Conquering Fears and Passing my Learners Test

    You know how some people are deadly afraid of heights? Or spiders? Or flying? Or germs? (these are amongst the top ten most common fears by the way) Well, my biggest fear is driving. I panic, I want to vomit and cry at the same time, I feel like I can’t focus enough, I get overwhelmed and scared and I just freak out to the point of wanting to take my hands and feet off of everything in the car and just stop. I sort of know how to drive and I am sort of okay on a field but put me on the road and near another car and…

  • Body,  Life

    Our Bodies and the Bedroom

    Most of us, if not all of us, have at some point, felt self conscious about our bodies in the bedroom. What’s meant to be something pleasurable and often special between two people can very quickly become your nightmare because you hate your body and therefore think your partner hates your body too. So you dim the lights or even switch them off, you don’t buy the sexy lingerie, you dive under the covers before you can be seen and you don’t enjoy it as much as you should and could because you’re too worried about your body. It ends up with you focusing on everything but the task at hand.…

  • Body,  Life

    Being A Plus Size Bride

    The husband and I celebrate our three year anniversary today and I am currently floating in a bubble filled with love, gratitude and memories. Walking down the aisle with both of my parents at my side, entering the hall after the ceremony and being announced as Mr and Mrs Sharper, our awkward first dance and the very emotional dance with my dad. It was beautiful, more special than I ever could have imagined and nothing, absolutely nothing mattered on the day, not even that we forgot to put salt and pepper on the tables. I wish I had known that leading up to the wedding because planning a wedding is…

  • Body,  Life

    3 Books Every Bopo Babe Should Read Right Now

    We all know that body positivity and finding genuine self-love is a journey and I have found a good way to keep my journey going is to discover fellow travelers. So I follow loads of accounts on Instagram, I read tons of different articles, I re-pin affirmations on Pinterest, I try and surround myself with positivity as much as I can and I read books. I have found books to be a life line on bad days. Not only do they distract me and take me out of my own bubble but they constantly teach me something. As I have always said, it helps just a bit to know you’re…

  • Life

    Why I’m doing a shopping ban

    I am not even going to lie and say that this sudden ban was a choice because it wasn’t. Most of us are struggling to make ends meet and in my case I just kept trying to make it all work while still splurging too often. The more I thought about doing it though, the more I decided to make it something more than just a stop-shopping-or-you-might-literally-start-dropping situation and more of a personal challenge for myself. To understand why this will be a challenge you need to know that I have a serious fashion shopping problem. I am literally the girl from Confessions of a Shopaholic. I have always preferred…

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