I know it’s been a while…

Have I abandoned my first child? Perhaps. So, I guess I have some explaining to do, Happies.

As many of you know I’m due to give birth pretty much any day now, and while I consider The Happiness Cocktail my ‘first’ child, the reality is that my real, human first child is taking up all my headspace. Something has changed in me in the past month, something where I’ve gone insular, nesty, homey and most definitely focussed on the impeding arrival of my little man. Things like blogging and twitter and instagram have suddenly fallen out of my realm, as I single-mindedly do everything I can to mentally, physically, emotionally and literally prepare for not only the baby but the labour as well. I’m meditating, yoga-ing, cleaning, washing, resting… but not blogging. I’m taking some time for me, I guess.


Which is wonderful and everything The Happiness Cocktail is all about, right? It’s about living your life in an honest way and tuning in, listening and not buckling under the pressure of other people. But the timing isn’t great, as I’ve just found out I’m a finalist in the coveted Bupa Health Influencer Blog Awards, an amazing achievement and something I’m really proud of. It’s so nice to be recognised among other like-minded, extraordinarily inspiring people and have people nominate me in the first place. WOW! So there’s a part of me that wants to earn a win and blog and blog and blog and scream from all my social media platforms that I am a finalist! But the reality is, my priorities have shifted.

And this is all a part of the journey. I’ve come to realise over the past 9 months that there will always be timing mismatches, pushes and pulls, shifts, movements and changes in life, and the best way to deal with them is to be OK with where you’re at, stay focussed on your end goal and know that when you follow your heart and your gut, there is no right or wrong. There just is.

So with that in mind I’m going to be honest and say that I’m not sure when my next post will be. I might get the urge to write in between night time feeds or I might not. I won’t know until I’m in the midst of it all. But until then, I’ll still be uploading things to instagram and Facebook and keeping you up-to-date with all things Happiness Cocktail related. But do know this, I’ll be back on a more regular basis really soon, armed with an entire new chapter of lessons to discuss and share and learn from. So keep in touch!

Stay Happy,

Yaz xxx



  1. Evalyn Legried · July 8, 2013

    Congratulations on your nomination and of course for the upcoming arrival of your little guy! I can totally relate to this post. I had a little boy 8 months ago and I had a lot of prioritising to do. I feel both blessed and cursed to be a freelancer, so many freedoms and opportunities to design my ultimate lifestyle (especially with a little baby to care for) yet so many balls to juggle to maintain it. If I had it all to do again (fingers crossed we do someday), I would have waited just a little longer before dipping my toes back into work. I felt so obliged to do just one performance or teach just one student (I’m a cellist) that my first appointment was 3 weeks after birth! It CAN wait and any opportunities lost can easily be gained again. Good luck and I hope your birth experience and transition into mother hood are everything you want them to be ❤

  2. Joanie · July 8, 2013

    Sending oodles of love, and happy-healthy vibrations your way Yaz!! ❤

  3. smoonjuice · July 8, 2013

    Good for you – seems to me you have your priorities straight 🙂

  4. Sindhu · July 8, 2013

    Wishing you the best on the arrival of your little one. 🙂

  5. Me my best and I · July 8, 2013

    Congrats on the nomination and best of luck with the little fella, enjoy every, thrilling, beautiful moment. It is such a special time 🙂

  6. Winterlust · July 8, 2013

    Good luck with everything Yaz xxx

  7. Yaz Trollope · July 15, 2013

    Thank you all so much for your gorgeous words of support. I’ll be back soon! Yxxx

  8. Jessica · July 17, 2013

    Congratulations and wishing you and your little man all the best! Will eagerly anticipate your return!

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