So for a while, Jack and I have been trying to save for a house. We’ve seen 2 different mortgage advisers, we’ve opened our own Help To Buy ISAs and we’ve researched every possible Government Scheme for first time buyers available. We’ve saved and saved and finally feel like we could be getting somewhere! However, there are downsides to all the saving. Saving £200 into a Help to Buy ISA each month is great, and it realistically sets a precedent for the future of my saving habits, even though it has obviously had a big impact on how we live our lives!
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So I feel recently like my structure (physical, metal and social) is getting weaker. There is something about the burst and I’m not sure what. I can’t work out if I’m putting too much pressure on myself or if I’m just being weak. Sometimes life just gets to you, you know?
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So it’s September, and it seems summer has been and gone. Soon it’ll be October and my personal favourite time of the year. Yes, it’s my birthday, but it’s also an amazing time of year where the leaves change colour, soup for every meal becomes acceptable and I get to wear giant jumpers again. Autumn is a beautiful time of year and I love everything about it.
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So I know I’ve been a bit distant recently (well, these past few months!) but I felt that I needed to take some space and sort myself out as it were. To cut a long story short, since starting my menopausal treatment, I have been all over the place. The positive though is that I’m now on a new HRT and I’m feeling positive, well and a little bit more ‘with it’! But lets not concentrate on that, I’ll be publishing a whole post about my experiences soon, once I know how to put it all into words…
What I do want to talk about though, is MAKING!
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So I’m 27. I’ve got a great boyfriend. I’ve got a cat. I’ve got a great job. But..I’ve got Endometriosis. I’ve got anxiety. I’ve got depression.
And I’m going through the menopause.
Yes, you read that right. I’m going through the menopause. Induced, not natural. Its temporary, but man is it tough. I never expected this to happen but after 2 years of no Read More »
So two weeks ago, it was our anniversary. Thats right, Jack and I have been together for a full 6 years. Time flies right? Well now, I don’t know if I could imagine life without him. All his funny little quirks, the way he accepts mine, the way he looks after me when I’m sick and the way he breathes so weird when he sleeps (it annoys the hell out of me but when he’s not there I miss it – what can you do?).
So I started to notice articles recently which discuss and list reasons why their relationship or marriage has been successful. Most of them list the same or similar things. Respect, loving each other, accepting each other – they were the main themes that each article ran Read More »
So 2017 has started, and what’s happened so far..? Well, luckily, there hasn’t been any major celebrity deaths (something I’m sure 2016 will be remembered for, for a very long time). Trump has be inaugurated to The White House, and Obama and Michelle are out *sobs heavily*. Woman’s March took place on Saturday (the day after Trump’s inauguration). Theresa May has taken a trade gamble with the EU and the single market. And its only the 23rd of the month.
In my reality, things are a little less imposing, but none the less, they’ve happened. Black Milk are now charging postage, which will mean customs will be a definite. Jack has gone Read More »
So, if you’re anything like me, Halloween is a lot more fun than Christmas. I’ll admit it, there are aspects of Christmas I can’t stand. Aspects I full on loath. And aspects I just have a minor dislike for. Altogether, Christmas is rubbish. Yes the drinking is really fun, the eating too, and some of the socializing is good (some of it mandatory), but other than that, I just don’t get the Christmas hype. So I thought I’d do a how to for those who have a similar out look on the festivities, and how you can make the holiday more bearable for you, and yourself more bearable for those around you!
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So I wanted to talk to you about all the things you can do to make yourself feel awesome! More often than not, when you’re feeling down, having a bad mental health day, not feeling 100% and all in all are in a bad place, then your doctors, magazines, friends, family will give you tips on self care. Number 1 tip – EXERCISE. Now if you can exercise, do it, it honestly will make you feel heaps better. But, if like me, you have episodes where something gets in the way that you have zero control over i.e. a chronic illness, then there are plenty of other things you can do to improve your mood. Its just finding the right balance!
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Ok so now its time for me to write a post I really don’t want to write, but think I better had. Its more of a pledge, if you will! In the recent months, I’ve discovered my hangovers are getting worse (2 day long at best), my endometriosis has been playing up and my mental health has been all over the place. I’ve also recently started passing out when I’ve drunk ‘too much’, but ‘too much’ is no where near the amount I could drink when I was 18 or 21. I am also constantly fueled by ‘the beer fear’ – that irrational fear you get the day after a heavy night out when you are unsure of who you saw or what you said to people, although its normally nothing at all.
Now I love a good wine, a pint of cider or a bottle of beer. I’m not too keen on spirits but a cocktail is always good. But for November, I’m deciding to give it all a miss. The intention is to have a completely clean month, and take a long hard look at the amount I can and should consume. Its not that I have a problem, I don’t drink every day or anything, and I could quite easily have a night out without booze. But I just feel for my own personal well-being, it’d be a really interesting experiment. Who knows? I might end up straight edge!
Any non-alcoholic drinks you can recommend me, send them my way!