It has been a little while since I posted anything here. I guess you could say I had a touch of bloggers block. Or have just been
Truth is both really. And a touch of self-doubt, my life isn’t interesting enough blah blah.
I have never believed that winter blues was such a thing. We don’t need sunshine to make us happy do we? But this winter feels like it’s been going on FOREVER. Since Christmas which was full of packed days, visits to friends and family, trips away, life feels like it’s been on hold for months. Stuck in the relentless cycle of work, home, teatime, bedtime. Day after day. And because of this I seem to have lost all enthusiam for anything and now it’s starting to bloody annoy me.
Obviously I, or we as a family are in no way the only ones to feel caught in this trap but just how do you combat the mundane when your options are limited? Not only limited by funds, lifestyle, location but limited by choice and the ability to try and make any changes. And if these last few months have taught me anything it’s that devouring house porn on Rightmove, holidays to Disney and Gucci handbags, whilst enjoyable at the time does not give you any real satisfaction. A bit like eating a dirty great big burger after a night out….
But the last few months this has really got to me. Don’t get me wrong I know there are far worse things going on for other families and life could be a hell of a lot worse. But in a time where we are reminded so much about looking after ourselves, physically and mentally how do you set about doing that when you feel stuck in the same cycle every day? Am I hoping that once it feels like we are properly out of winter my mood will improve? For the first time ever yes I bloody well am. I think my family certainly need me to be far less grumpy and irritable. (I’m sorry).
So today as I sit here typing this and the words of a million positive Pinterest quotes floating around my head I have decided to take action.
I’m gonna turn that frown upside down. (And maybe reduce the online imaginary luxury holiday and handbag shopping and use my time more efficiently).