Well, hello! I feel like I owe some kind of explanation as to why I disappeared from this little blog for
what feels like forever the past two months.
Back at the end of June when I headed off the Greece I had a couple of posts scheduled to go up while I was away and fully intended to finish off a draft blog post when I was out there to keep to the blogging “schedule” I’d set myself. After managed to destroy my phone two days into the trip that never happened. When I returned, I ended up missing my ususal Friday post and then things kind of snowballed: I got a spider bite at the end of the holiday that made me pretty ill, then a whole bunch of things in the house seemed to decide to stop working simultaneously, I got sick again, some additional work commitments popped up and, you know, life got in the way. I’m currently typing this in bed after managing to pull some muscles in my back so it’s fair to say the last couple of months haven’t been awesome!
After a few weeks of not posting I really wanted to get back into it but it felt a little bit like when you have a friend and you haven’t called them for a while and then you start to think you’ve left it so long it would be almost embarrassing to call and the next thing you know months have passed and you still haven’t just picked up the phone? That. Plus, I felt really annoyed and frustrated with myself for missing posting – I had got to a point where I was feeling pretty proud of this little blog, had started to get some pretty decent stats (NOT the be all and end all of blogging I realise but still, it’s nice to feel like you’re not just talking to yourself!), had been emailed about a couple of really awesome opportunities thanks to the blog and just generally felt like there was starting to be a nice little community building with some awesome regular readers so not posting for so long made the idea of coming back feel a little awkward. Does that even make any sense? Hopefully it does!
Now, enough of the negativity – let’s catch up and focus on some of the positives that have happened over the last couple of months…
Greece was awesome, if we ignore the spider bite incident and we had the most amazing room with a pool all to ourselves and fantastic weather, I spent a weekend in gorgeous Northumberland for a friends hen-do, finally had a wood burner installed in the living room (just in time for summer!) which has been at the top of my wish list for ages now, had some lovely catch ups with family and friends over the summer and have a holiday booked for later in the year to the Caribbean which I’m super excited about.
So really, life is good. There are lots of lovely things happening and even though I’ve always been terrible at heaping pressure and negativity on myself if I think I’ve let someone down or not fulfilled something I have perceived as a commitment it’s time to just get on with things. I realised that I’ve actually really missed blogging, it’s something I enjoy doing so… I have some catching up to do but I’m ready to get back to regular, scheduled programming as they say. In short, I’m back.