Why hello there!
I have been away for some time (I believe it was early August when I last posted) and I feel a though I owe some sort of explanation for my absence. I had a bit of a blip in terms of my mental health and packing on the extra responsibility of the blog and everything that comes with it was just weighing me down.
I think I just get frustrated because I feel I need to be writing more, making better graphics, engaging more and being more present on social media. It’s always more, and I don’t have much more to give. I work a full-time job plus commute on public transport, and my job is draining when it comes to my anxiety, especially my social anxiety. On top of that, I am now the sole income of my household so when I do get home my last scraps of energy go into making more money which comes in the form of surveys. That’s my week, rinse and repeat. I’ve been very stressed, anxious and depressed.
I have spent the last month willing myself to come back and blog, and to focus on eating good food and exercising, reading and doing things I enjoy. I’m going to start posting again this month, I’ve given the blog a little makeover and I’m working on posts and photos (which require more work now Picmonkey is no longer free). Hopefully I won’t have to take another break, I’m being gentle with myself for now and I’ll see where it takes me.
Thanks to everyone who kept reading my blog while I was away, and to those who didn’t unfollow me on social media.