I’ve not written a post in a long time and I am now hoping to return a little more regularly; providing I can think of enough interesting and informative things to say and of course if my health plays ball. I have a few ideas in the pipeline, so we shall see how we go.
Where have I been? Nowhere really, I’ve been settling into my new home, which I moved into last year and trying to get to grips with both my physical and mental health. I had a brief spell of doing a bit better and started doing some volunteering again, which was great while it lasted. Then my physical health and energy levels dropped off again.
It’s a cruel hand to be dealt with, but sadly all too common with chronic illness. You get a period of doing a bit better, having a little more energy, so obviously you want to make the most of it and do a little bit more. Then, just as you get a taste of what a road towards recovery might feel like, BAM! it’s gone, you’re back to where you started, or maybe even further back. It’s like a real life, never ending, game of snakes and ladders!
There are some positives from the last year, gosh has it really been that long? “A” and I managed to get a few days away on the coast, for some much needed sea air and days of doing nothing. A lovely opportunity to meet new people and make some new friends popped up. And I’ve had quite a journey in getting a better understanding of my mental health. All too often physical health issues and mental health issues come hand in hand, they’re like two inseparable friends. Commonly one can cause the other, sometimes they arrive independently of each other, but either way, they always have an influence on each other, whether we realise it or not.
In a future post I will talk more about my mental health, when I am ready. And I will certainly share with you my joy of meeting new people that I not only share a hobby with, but also feel I connect with on other levels.
Later this year I will also share with you my charity fundraising plan for next year, for many years now I have tried to do something to raise money for charity each year. Thinking of ideas has been more challenging since I’ve been ill, but I have come up with my hardest challenge yet for next year which hopefully shouldn’t affect my physical health.
Until next time…take care.