I’ve not been feeling myself lately. I was struck down two weeks ago with a stomach bug which left my poorly tummy and IBS all over the place for well over a week. I felt tired all of the time and was completely disinterested in updating my blog. Instead I chose to spend all my weekends consumed with family to make me feel like myself again.
From wedding shopping with my mum, to a surprise birthday meal with my big sis and ending the bank holiday with three barbecues with different parts of mine and Al’s family, I threw myself into family time because that’s what I love the most.
And do you know what, not thinking about blogging, or planning posts or arranging outfit pics left me feeling refreshed and motivated again.
In all honesty, I think I just needed a break. And, as I keep having to tell myself, that’s ok.
Every now and then you’re going to need time out.
With my IBS I’m aware that I’ll have good days and bad days. I’m pretty good at listening to my body and what it needs. I know that I need at least one evening mid-week and one day at the weekend carved out, just for me, to do whatever I please.
I also know that there’s nothing that makes me feel better than a day spent with family. I feel relaxed and care free, like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders. I can play with the kids, cuddle all the babies, laugh until I cry, eat all the food, drink all the Prosecco and relax. Being with my family is good for my soul. It’s comforting. And it always allows me to recharge my batteries, making me feel like myself again.
While I try to juggle work, wedmin (I don’t know if I love or hate that term), blogging, decorating the house and me time, blogging might be sporadic. I can’t promise I’ll post often and I’m fine with that, because one day you have to stop beating yourself up.
I’m an all or nothing girl, and if my heart isn’t in something then I can’t do it to the best of my ability and for me that isn’t good enough for my blog.
I didn’t intend for this post to be so deep but do you know what, it feels good to share. I can already feel the weight lifting.