Welcome to The Happy Plan.

My plan to find happiness in the everyday and the future.

Poise instead of panic in the face of adversity

It’s been a hectic few months in the life of The Happy Plan. I’m still in the process of moving house, things at work are busier than ever and I’m experiencing a lot of personal changes at the moment too. If you asked my husband, I’m sure he’d tell you that I haven’t been managing my stress levels all that well, and I’d probably have to… Continue Reading →

Dear autumn, are you my favourite season?

It’s no secret that I’ve missed my dose of sunshine this year. When I think back to the bright blue days we were blessed with in Croatia last September I can’t believe a whole year has passed. We’d planned a proper two week summer holiday in 2020 but the world had other plans.  So I’ve… Continue Reading →

Always missing you

This week just gone marked thirteen whole, entire, full, long years without my wonderful mum. Thirteen missed birthdays and Christmas’, countless forgotten shopping trips, hundreds of absent Sunday brunches, thousands of lost cuddles, kisses and I love you’s. And an infinite number of vanished conversations that should have contained wisdom, advice and reassurance.  In some ways… Continue Reading →

Is your ego getting in the way of true happiness?

Last year my boss nominated me for a ‘Top 30 Under 30’ professional award, and the journey I have been on since then has been (*warning*: cheesy) life changing. The award recognises young people doing really well in business and it was an absolute honour just to be recognised in the shortlist alone, let alone to… Continue Reading →

Growing up in the garden

People often chuckle at me when I tell them one of my hobbies is gardening. At 31, it’s not really regarded as cool or modern, rather something that is only done once you have achieved grandparent status. But without me really realising it, I was brought up on gardening. My dad owned a pet and… Continue Reading →

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