Where to start… firstly I’m sorry I’ve not been keeping up with my blogging there were a few reasons really;
- I didn’t feel like I had anything worth sharing and points that I did want to share I was unable to articulate properly
- I was busy being a student and a wife and a friend. As much as I love my followers and online friends sometimes you just need to spend some time with real people
- I needed some time to work on myself before I shared everything with the world again. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in what you think people want you to be online rather than just being yourself.
Still, life goes on and there’s a lot I can share with you (although you may not find it all interesting). The biggest achievement for me since we last spoke is by far the fact that I have finished my first year of uni. Where the hell did that time go?! I’ll write a separate post about my experiences as a mature student and go into a bit more depth but essentially I LOVE being on placement and find the taught lectures a bit slow. Still I’m excited to find out what second year has in store and get moving with actually putting in practice my OT skills now I’ve learned the basics.
G and I had a lovely little trip to Crete just before I went on placement. It was just what I needed; sun, sand and relaxation before I jumped head first into the vocational aspect of my learning. It’s also a great way to ensure you don’t overthink things and let anxiety get the better of you – I’d definitely recommend it before a big change.
Being away and eating lots of yummy but healthy food (tzatziki and salad anyone?) also kick started a health change for me. I’d completed a round of Fit Girls Guide before going to shed a bit of weight before the holiday but I realised that I actually missed exercising. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve started my second round which I’m detailing on my fitness insta account, set myself some achievable goals and made some healthy changes for my body, diet and mental health.
So, like I said lots to chat with you about. Still no change on the therapy front as of yet but lots of changes to mindset and general mental health which has been heartening – especially as G has noticed them too. Hope you’re all well and able to enjoy the sunshine (I’m sat on a sun lounger in my yard as I type this) and I’ll try and update more regularly now I have some more time.