Saturday 5 November 2022

9th Blog Birthday & Life Update

Hi everyone, well, it's been a while hasn't it, apologies for that!  Unfortunately, life as usual, has not gone to plan at all again this year and it's been a very difficult one in many ways.

In the middle of February this year my father was taken into hospital after feeling quite ill for several days.  Little did we know that over the course of the next 8 months, he would become even iller and be in and out of hospital, mostly in.
All while myself and my mum were trying to manage at home, coping with problems that he would usually have dealt with.  Coping with doing daily jobs that he would usually have done, as both my mum and I have ill health (as some of you may know from reading my older posts).  To say it's been a struggle and exhausting and stressful, is an extreme understatement.  I have also had another round of counselling during this time, but I will write about that separately.  If you want to read about my counselling experiences from my last round of sessions, you can do that

After everything my father had been through while in hospital, (I won't go into details), we fully expected him to be on the mend as much as possible and even come home or at least go into a care home, as his health was never going to be very good again.  But sadly, after suddenly going downhill over a couple of days, on the 11th of October he passed away..

As you can imagine, this has been a massive blow and extremely hard to deal with.  It's been just over 3 weeks as I post this but feels like only a few days.  It's a real shock to the system.  Some days I feel I'm coping, other days I feel like I'm drowning in tears.  Thankfully I have some amazing friends around that have really been a great support and my mum and I are doing our best to help each other through this terrible time.

Today is my blogs 9th birthday and I would usually always do a giveaway, but hopefully this year you will understand why I have decided not to.  I will try and do one for you all just before Christmas instead.
Once again, thank you so much for staying with me over the years and I hope to write and get back into more of a routine soon, as I do have several posts in mind.

Bye for now

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Sunday 2 January 2022

Life Update & New Year Changes

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a good Christmas, or break from work/school etc, or had fun celebrating in whatever way you do.  I'm sad to say that I have very much neglected my little corner of the internet this past year and I do hope to write more in the future.  My excuse is that I have had an extremely busy year, working on my business, which I will tell you all about very soon.

I am glad to say, that I've had a very productive year and for the most part I've enjoyed the whole process.  On the down side; if you read my posts all about the counselling I had last year, you will know that I suffer with bad bouts of depression and despite the counselling helping a great deal in many ways and feeling a lot better afterwards - this year I took a massive step backwards and my depression has been very difficult, to the point of being too anxious to leave my house for the past 21 months, yes really!  I may write more about that at some point.  So this is definitely something I want to work on and try and improve this coming year.

However this post, as well as being a mini life-update, is about the whole expectations of a 'new year'.

People say, "new year, new start or "new year, new me"".  New year is the perfect time to start that diet, or start exercising more, start reading or flossing more.  Why not take up a new hobby or learn a new skill.  Be more productive or finally quite a bad habit.

My questions is - !!WHY WAIT!!

Why wait for that clock to strike midnight to change bad habits or be more positive.  Why not start now!  Start when you as an individual feel ready.  You could get up next Wednesday morning or even suddenly in an evening, and decide to start reading books, or cycling, etc!  Whatever you want to do, for YOU.

In 2020 right in the middle of June, I decided to chance two massive life choices, and I am SO glad I did as it paved the way for my fresh start!

Why make these type of changes on this one specific day just because it's traditional and expected!  Be You.  Change if and when YOU want to, whenever YOU want to.

Ok rant over :-)
Until Next Time Stay Happy

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