I realise it’s been a little while since I’ve last posted, truth is I’m struggling a little bit for ideas at the moment. I have tons of mind maps and lists of ideas, but none that I’ve fleshed out into full blog posts just yet. So, I thought today would be a good chance to have a good old catch up with you guys as to how life’s been lately.
Life lately has been pretty good overall, you know I said in a previous post that I’m planning to ditch the comfort zone after lockdown? Well, I’m getting there. I’m feeling good, most of the time, I’m feeling grateful for what I have and optimistic and excited about the future, most of the time.
Recently I did a huge social media declutter. I’d had the same facebook account since I was about thirteen and so I deleted it and made a new one. I’ve also archived most of my Instagram posts on both my poetry and main accounts, so I’ve really got that fresh start feeling.
I’ve been reading a lot lately, mostly non-fiction self-help books but I’ve been meaning to get back into reading fiction lately and have purchased a few new fiction books off Amazon.
I’ve also been meaning to purchase an online/distance course to keep myself busy and keep myself looking forward towards the future, as well as just for the enjoyment of learning in the here and now, but it’s difficult finding a day where I’m going to be in for it to be delivered. I’ve found one in creative writing and another in social media marketing and I plan on doing both at some point in the near future.
I’m really working on my personal growth lately, I realised agoraphobia had been running my life for far too long and I’m slowly making progress at working on this anxiety I have. Sure, there’s still times when I’m in the shop and I can feel an anxiety attack coming, or I feel faint, but I’m getting there. I’ve had enough of taking small steps forwards, and big steps back so I’m tempted just to dive in and live my life regardless of any anxiety I might feel, but then again I don’t want to put myself off of going out places in case I do end up having a anxiety attack so I’m still taking it step by step.
I’m really happy though because it feels like my world is slowly expanding again after being funnelled down for so long. It’s about five years now since I first began avoiding going out due to my anxiety levels, and I’m finally making progress and I’m so proud of myself for coming this far.
It’s important though with anxiety to take things at your own pace and to expect to have ‘off’ days, especially now since we’re coming out of lockdown and things are going to be returning to being busy again, it’s important to take things at our own pace and do whatever works best for ourselves.
Anyway, other than that, I’ve not been up to much, just treating myself to new jeans, new books and soon some new pots and pans. I want to change my kitchen’s colour scheme from rose gold and copper to mint green and lilac.
Blogging is going really well, each month I build on the success of the previous month and it’s really motivating thing for my statistics to increase each month. Sure, my blog’s growth is slow, but I’m getting so much more engagement on my content now compared to my previous blog, Quirks and Queries, and reading the comments sections on each blog post is really motivating too.
So, that’s how my life has been lately. I’m planning on starting an online/distance learning course soon, I’m working on my anxiety and planning on buying some bits and bobs for my kitchen. I really want to get back into baking sometime soon, something I haven’t really done since my mid teens and I mean I’ve got the cupboard space now.
That’s all for this blog post,
Until next time,