[blinks into the digital daylight] Hello world. It’s been a while, hey?
I’ve been on a rather long hiatus. There was a pretty perfect storm of Things that led to an extensive period of complete zone-out. The pandemic, the lockdown, work stresses and strains, my diabetes, the general trash-fire state of the world, and some very difficult and ongoing therapy work around my childhood and trauma and other stuff. My mood hasn’t been too great. In fact, it was pretty bleak for a while, but I knew I needed that long period of isolation and retreat to recharge a bit. I’m not quite feeling the best at the moment, but I now feel able to DO things beyond basic maintenance of my human form. I don’t know about you, but when I’m under my glumbrella, I lose interest in almost every non-essential activity. There is eating, sleeping, bathing, cleaning (an untidy home is DOOM to me), and dog walks. And that’s about it. No reading, no sewing, no painting, no gaming, no journaling……hiding from the whole world as much as possible. I have mindlessly consumed enormous quantities of true crime documentaries on the telly.
But here we are; it’s September, and the world is turning nice colours and making me think cosy thoughts. I’m already gearing up for Halloween and Christmas because I love both and they make me feel happy and actually want to Do Things. I thought I’d take advantage of this rare moment of creativity/productivity and share a few photos from the last few months.
I made and ate some nice foods, had some nice walkies and pulled silly faces, enjoyed some leaves, bought myself a nice book, and rescued a hedgehog (!!)
There’s really not much else to report…. My bike was also stolen (boo) but then replaced with a lovely new model (hurrah) though claiming on the insurance is a bummer. I’m still struggling with lockdown and therapy and food and health, but I’m as always I’m trying to muddle through. I am so very ready for the winter months, dark nights, chilly weather, and autumn baking, and my Pinterest boards and bullet journal reflect that. I hope that you are all safe and well and coping as well as you can given the semi-apocalyptic circumstances. 🙏🏻
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