Choose Happy || Choose The Rainbow Life

Choose Happy || Choose The Rainbow Life

WARNING this post contains motivational quotes from Pinterest that some readers may find motivational! 

Who doesn’t love a good motivational quote hey?! I have a bloody Pinterest board filled with them.

When I have a lack-of-sleep-feel-shit-need-gin-kinda-day they pick me right back up!

  • Let’s t̶r̶y̶ not try to figure everything out at once
  • Be proud of yourself for how hard you’re trying
  • Sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn
  • Wake up and do all you can
  • Remember when you wanted what you currently have
  • You are limitless

…are some of my favourite quotes. I’m an over-thinker and a worrier and I share wayyyyy to many feelings on social media but hey its better to be ‘out there’ than to bottle it up.

At the moment I’m all about the rainbow life… I don’t define my life in black and white. Sometimes all you need is a little splash of colour.

That rainbow life

The other day after being repeatedly poked in the head by Sebastian, I pretend to cry. He stopped, grabbed a towel, wiped my face, kissed my cheek and said ‘all better’. My heart burst. I wanted to cry actual tears because I was so moved by my sons actions. He’s 2 & 1/2.

The rainbow life

There were dark days when he was born. Days that pretty much every new mother goes through. The days when you sob, uncontrollably. For me it was every day at 5pm. Like clockwork.

There are days when I feel like a shit mother.

Days when I regret only having 6 months maternity leave.

Tremendous ‘Mum guilt’ days when he’s sobbing as I walk out of the nursery gates because he wants this mummy. I usually sit in my car and sob myself.

…BUT him. Doing that kind, caring gesture made me realise that I must be doing something right.

He’s a true gentleman and I’m a good mother.

It’s taken me many many years to get into the mindset of not to worry about things that don’t matter. I have days when I have completely made up scenarios in my head that I’m stressing about for absolutely no logical reason. Telling someone not to worry about things isn’t as easy as 1,2,3. It may be for you but it isn’t for me. I wanted to write this post last week to coincide with World Mental Health Day but I didn’t. I don’t know why. Embarrassment maybe? I’m no longer bothered what other people think. No one is perfect.

The dark days are lifting now that I am a mother and I can honestly say that at the age of 34 I choose happy.

I choose the Rainbow Life.

That rainbow life

If you too are really into motivational get-your-shit-together quotes then check out my Pinterest board below…

Sebastian’s rainbow coat of dreams was kindly gifted by JoJo Maman Bébé and hey, life’s too short to have a boring coat! 


  1. October 23, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    That was such a lovely post to read Helen. You’re doing an amazing job! And you’ve raised a true gent!

    • ohsolovelyhelen
      October 23, 2018 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks so much Mirlah! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! xxxx

  2. Erlin
    October 24, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I was very moved reading your blog Helen, it was from the heart ❤ xxx much love

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