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11.11.2019

As much as I like to think I’m a rebel, lately I’m actually a bit of a people pleaser. A rubbish one as it turns out, but one nonetheless. The growing self-doubt, isolation, and loss of self that seems to have come along since getting married, moving to the Middle East...

4.11.2019

I thought I was good at making friends. Even as an awkward, overweight child and teenager I always had plenty of friends, and really felt like they were true relationships that would stand the test of time – we had history, we grew up with each other, we created life e...

28.10.2019

Depression. Oh that word. Oh that diagnosis. It’s a shitter isn’t it? 

With all the mental health/illness talk, all the social media outpourings, all the acts of solidarity, all the rising awareness…it still sucks and it still feels absolutely personal, absolutely uniqu...

16.10.2019

Hello, hello! Your absent blogger here, checking in with that semi-annual post I know everyone is desperately waiting for!

Ok, I’ve been rubbish. My son is now 2 and a half years old and my second child is due on the 1stJanuary….so yeah, it’s been a while…again.

Sorry.

Bu...

11.6.2018

Wow, it's been a while huh? I am now the proud parent of a 13 month old - time flies!

After having my son in April last year I was inevitably swept up into the newborn whirlwind, and it really never let up until a few months ago. The one word I always use when people as...

10.4.2017

April is here, and so is the final pregnancy stretch!

At 37 weeks, I have just over 2 weeks until my due date...and I am so ready to meet this little guy. 

In the last week or so I have gone from enjoying a pretty breezy pregnancy, to feeling like I am carrying a large b...

12.3.2017

So, I'm freaking out.  

No, not about labour, looking after a newborn, being a new parent, or any of that important stuff.

What I am panicking about is so selfish I'm almost too ashamed to write about it...I am worried about me, and, more specifically, my stuff.

As I wind...

19.2.2017

Hello, third trimester!

And hello searing back pain, the inability to pick things up from the floor, raging hunger followed shortly by overwhelming fullness, unpredictable hot flashes, and face-numbing tiredness.

It's all happening!

I am so happy to be on the final stretc...

5.2.2017

I don't know why it has taken me so long to fully realise, but I am definitely a misfit.

Maybe it has just become more pronounced as I have gotten older, maybe I have become less able to adapt to certain situations (or just less willing), or perhaps I have just become m...

12.1.2017

It really is a minefield being a woman.

I bang on about these things a lot, I know, but I won't apologise.

I believe these issues should be at the very least acknowledged, hopefully addressed, and, in the long run, behaviour actually adjusted accordingly. 

And a change in...

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