Weekend Update

Hi! I’m still here.

Firstly, thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for the kind comments, words of encouragement and love left on my recent posts. At some point I will sit down and reply to them, but at the moment I just wanted to say thank you, they mean so much.

So it’s been two weeks since my last post. I’m tired, with the attention span of a gnat, and moderate levels of frustration due to not having the energy / stability / capacity to do all of the things I want to do on my list. Sadly, the majority of these are rather large and I’m learning to accept I might not be able to do them for a while. And that’s okay. I’ve got time, and right now I need to take things a little more slowly. So instead, and in the interests of positivity, I’m focusing on the things I can do. I therefore thought I’d share little update on what I’ve been up to recently:

Taking some time to relax.

Listening to Upcetera by Jim Moray. A beautifully crafted album, specifically the track Sounds of Earth. One that made me have a little ugly cry in my car the first time I heard it.

Watching Stranger Things. Late to the bandwagon I guess, but I’m a wuss, and just don’t do scary movies. After reading so many rave reviews, I attempted episode one, and before I knew it had binge-watched to the end and now can’t wait for Halloween. It’s got jumpy bits and plenty of suspense, but heartwarming characters and such an interesting and exciting storyline that makes any scary bits totally worthwhile. Would recommend, even if you’re also a wuss.

Reading about Mindfulness. Very slowly, but reading nonetheless. Also reading about Waffles.

Drinking coffee with friends.

Taking a little extra time to do my makeup in the mornings and feeling a little brighter for it. It’s nice to leave the house looking pretty, and taking the time to concentrate rather than rushing is a nice way to start the day.

Eating dairy free millionaires shortbread and Rocky Road. Keep an eye out for Lazy Day Foods, I found mine in Sainsburys and Waitrose.

And not all that much else. When you’re used to doing a thousand things at once, it’s hard to switch off, and is taking time to get rid of the worry that you should be doing something when you’re resting. I’m getting there slowly though. What have you been up to?

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