I'm back! I'm sorry it's been a while I've been hit with writers block over the last couple of months...for the blog anyway but the book is finally starting to be put down on paper, or laptop at least. Today I got home from work and had a surge of creativity and an impulse to… Continue reading Fate, Chance and Orchestrated Happenstance
So about a year ago I wrote a post on self-esteem, body confidence and the media. I looked at how the current age of social media and unrealistic perfectionism infects us into striving to be something which is unobtainable. It's annoying but something I've never personally felt too pressured by. Interestingly when I wrote that… Continue reading Health, Weight and Feeling Yourself.
So that was it, 30 days of blogging every day throughout June all done! And what a month. I started off with the purpose of each post being meaningful, albeit with the awareness that some would have to be shorter. That didn't really happen now did it! Although I've felt much more connected to my… Continue reading The End
Today's word prompt was ‘knot.’ What. A. Day. My stomach has been knots. I've been on a new level of on edge today. I collected my giant bag of medication from the hospital, took it and it literally knocked me out. Dot was back at the vets and got the all clear which is incredible… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 29 – Knot
I'm home! Doctors weren't over the moon but I feel ready to be treated in the comfort of my own house instead of a sticky germ filled ward! Just sunk into bed with my creature comforts and it feels amazing. I'm a bit all over the place and a little overwhelmed by everything that's happened… Continue reading Home
Today's word prompt is ‘peace.’ How do we find inner peace? I used to believe I'd only feel this when everything in life had slotted into place, but I'm realising that through 99% of life there's always something we would change. It's rare we're ever completely happy with our lot. I found that the secret… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 22 – Peace
Today's word prompt is ‘Rose.’ I wake up every day at 5:15am. I'm lucky that I'm surrounded by fields and the sun absolutely pours through my window uninterrupted at the crack of dawn. Today I had a bit of a lie in, I rose from my pit at around 7 and I needed it! I… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 21 – Rose
Today's word prompt is ‘Farm.’ Ahhhh what a day! For those of you that are new here I've mentioned before that I have a erm...colourful mental health history. After I came off meds there was a definite shift in not only my coping strategies but also in how I feel. When I'm not in a… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 20 – Farm
Today's word prompt is ‘droplet.’ I am exhausted. I feel like I could sleep for days. I'm burnt out, nodding off in work, driving with my windows wide open and singing really loud to keep me alert. I'm forever yawning, hiding under-eye bags, sleepy, losing concentration, moody. I sleep like a baby! No waking up.… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 18 – Droplet
Today's word prompt is ‘breeze.’ I got back in the gym today after a couple of weeks off and I can't believe the impact a bit of exercise can have on my mood! The effects of exercise on mental health are well documented; with some literature and research finding that it is as effective in… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 17 – Breeze
Today's word prompt is ‘night.’ In my life night time has provided me with two very contrasting experiences. Party. Drink flowing, music blaring, friends aplenty, stupid dancing, heel wearing, dress flaunting, memory making, new beginnings, headache inducing, lipstick smudging, belly laughing, all the eating and most of all, possibilities. Anticipation of what will come and… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 15 – Night
There's no word prompt for today, it didn't feel right after today. So instead, meet Dot. She's my giant rabbit, I've had her nearly 4 years and she's my best mate. Today I found out she's losing her fight, she's coming home from the hospital tomorrow to spend one more weekend at home and then… Continue reading Saying Goodbye.
Today's word prompt is ‘directional.’ I have absolutely no idea what direction anything in my life is heading in. Where I'll live, what I'm doing with it, who's in it. And uncertainty is difficult to accept for most people. As humans we like predictability. Way back when we were cavemen life was harsh and short… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 7 – Directional #BledJ
Today's word prompt was 'nurture.’ It also won't be my usual style, in all honesty I'm absolutely exhausted and a bit burnt out given everything that is going on in my life right now. It's a busy, stressful time. I was planning on delving into the nature vs nurture debate in this post but instead… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 6 – Nurture #BledJ
Today's word prompt is '‘exchange.’ I recently keep finding myself wanting to completely switch things up in my life. In today's age of social media it really is hard to not compare yourself and your current situation to everyone around you. The problem with that is, as we all know, people only tend to post… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 5 – Exchange #BledJ