Is It Normal To Have A Midlife Crisis Following Childbirth?

Is it normal to have a mid-life crisis following childbirth? Well, not quite mid-life because hopefully I'll live longer than 60, but maybe a third life crisis?

Since giving birth to Aria I have really been making the most of being off work, I've worked in the same place since 2001, a place that doesn't allow tattoos, piercings or anything too 'out there'. That is a long time for someone who fantasises about wacky hair colours, piercings and tattoos. 

I have recently decided to make the most of my maternity leave and do some of the things that I have been yearning for for some time, starting with a nose piercing. This is something that I have wanted done for a long time, I figure having it done now it has time to heal and can be taken out and put back in on evenings/weekends when I return to work. 

Tattoos are out of the question as they can't be removed so easily once I return to work, saying that I do plan to have something tattooed on me for Aria but it will be in an easily hidden away place.

My greys have been coming through a lot lately so I nipped into the shop to buy some dark brown hair dye and came out with Schwarzkopf XXL Live Ultra Violet, I was quite disappointed with how subtle the colour is so am now toying with something a little more extreme!  

Along with the amendments to my physical self I am halfway through a major wardrobe clear out, I have already had £10.20 from Cash For Clothes, those of you that have traded clothes in those places will know that to get that amount of money you need to get rid of a lot of clothes.

Is this the beginning of a new me...

Purple hair, nose piercings mid-life crisis following childbirth.


  1. Haha I can totally relate to this post! I got my nose pierced recently at the ripe old age of 33 and I'm considering more tattoos (even a half sleeve if you don't mind!) ... I feel like my youth is slipping away and I need to hold on to it somehow ..that or cram everything in before I'm "too old" lol... Who said kids keep you young?!? ... Off to give you a follow on twitter now if you're on there(?) xx


  2. Love the piercing. The purple is good. I love more vibrant. I'm always dying my hair. Definitely make the most of it :). M xx

  3. I love the purple hair! Hope you enjoy making the most of your maternity leave :)

  4. I think it's perfectly normal and why not make the most of this newly found freedom - you only live once!

    Laura x

  5. I think all these rules places set about tattoos and hair color can be stupid. All that should matter is how good people are at the job. Its whats inside that matters x

  6. Not sure why it would be a 'crisis' - you look beautiful! The hair and piercing are brilliant xx

  7. I love that you are doing all of this! Good on you. I think I had the opposite when I became a mum in that I accidentally started becoming more 'mumsy' with flat shoes, a mummy bag, a practical coat. I think I need to take a leaf out of your book! x


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