SARAH AND THE BLOG

HELLO THERE, I'M SARAH!

Hello, I'm Sarah and I'm the face behind the blog. I'm nearly 30, and I live with my family in Leicestershire, although I am originally from Kent, and my husband is from Wales. I live with my husband, our daughter Elise, and pet greyhound Chloe in our own home in a small town in Leicestershire. My husband works as a Motorcycle Design Engineer at Triumph, and I stay home with our daughter, whilst running a small design business, and running my blog. 

In November 2015 I gave birth to our daughter Elise, via C-section, 6 weeks early due to pre-eclampsia. She spent 3 weeks in the hospital whilst she learnt to feed and it was one of the hardest times of our lives. It was horrible leaving the hospital without her, but she is now thriving and such a little character. We don't plan on having any more children, so she is our one and only perfect little girl.



When I'm not blogging, you can find me reading a good young adult novel, playing The Sims or the PS4, or binge watching some sort of reality television show (much to my husband's disgust!). I also enjoy music, and this is something that we enjoy as a family. Trips to Ikea and the supermarket make me excited!

Epilepsy and Me

When I was 19, I was a passenger in a car accident and shortly after I started having seizures. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2009, and although my seizures are controlled by medication, it affects my life every single day. Epilepsy doesn't simply disappear, and although it can be controlled by medication, there are plenty of symptoms that I experience on a daily basis due to the medication. I also have anxiety, which is common amongst people with Epilepsy, and at one point I barely left my house for over two years. I'm hoping to share my story on this blog, and help raise awareness of this hidden disability. My husband also has Epilepsy.


A MUNDANE LIFE?

Ask any blogger and they will tell you that finding a blog name is a bit of a challenge. You want to find a name that will grow with your blog, but that is personal to you as well. I knew that I wanted my blog to be a lifestyle blog, and not completely about parenting, so I didn't want to have anything to do with parenting in the title. I also didn't want my blog name to pigeon hole myself into a certain category. I had a discussion with my husband about a name, and that is where A MUNDANE LIFE was born. Here is the story behind the blog name:

My husband and I love music, and one of the bands we really like are OK Go. They have a song called "C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips", and some of the lyrics are:

"Some day (one day) you'll miss me. Mundane Sundays, when I'm gone."
This is where the inspiration for my blog name came. I was Mundane Sundays for a while, but this soon changed to A Mundane Life. I feel that everyone leads a pretty normal, or mundane life, and I thought it would be an amazing idea to challenge ourselves to step outside our comfort zone and make like a little bit less mundane. I wanted to start saying YES more, instead of assuming that I cannot do anything due to my Epilepsy  This blog is all about the little things that make life less mundane, and helps me to remember all the adventures we have already been on, and the future adventures that are waiting for us.