After a super long hiatus, I’m finally returning to blogging! My absence has largely been due to my maternity leave ending in September last year and finding it hard to juggle hobbies like blogging and reading alongside the demands of full-time work and looking after my daughter.
I have really missed sharing my book reviews and artwork on Creative Therapy and engaging with my book blogging family. The time now feels right to get back into regular posting again, so stay tuned for the announcement of a new blogging schedule!
So, what have I been up to all these months? Here’s an update below:
As you would expect, since going back to work I’ve been tired with a capital T and I had several months of being really run-down and catching every virus going. Work has been stressful at times and I was suffering from bad mood swings and headaches. I thought perhaps it was a hormonal problem or maybe another bout of depression and anxiety, but it turned out to be an extreme vitamin D deficiency combined with lifestyle issues (lack of sleep, poor diet, little exercise and no relaxation time).
My daughter is almost 18 months old now, and I know all parents say that the early days fly by, but it’s really true! In what feels like no time at all she has transformed from a helpless, squishy little potato to a proper little girl with a full personality, boundless energy and the beginnings of language. She is a very cheeky little girl who makes me laugh daily.
My husband Matt continues to be my rock and best friend. We’ve been through a lot together and recently we’ve had to deal with the challenges of working full time, raising our daughter, looking after the house, maintaining some semblance of a social life and still trying to make time for each other. It’s not always easy, but there’s no one I’d rather go through it all with.
I’m looking forward to getting back in my blogging stride again. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you soon.