Okay, so I don’t particularly the evenings getting dark super early and I really don’t do well with cold weather, there are still some things I absolutely love about this time of year; here’s my list of my favourite things about autumn!
September was a really quiet month for me as I didn’t really get up to much, although I did start getting out some of my jumpers as the weather suddenly turned really cold!!
I’ll admit I’m not very consistent when it comes to shaving my legs and other bits, because it’s a bit of a bloody chore. I hate having to clean the razor afterwards and I hate how quickly the hair grows back and gets to that itchy stage along the bikini line. I used to buy cheap disposable razors which probably didn’t help the issue either.
Then along came Estrid.
August is always a good month for me as there’s usually loads of warm sunny days, I take a couple of weeks off at the end of the month to relax and it’s also my birthday month!!
It’s been two years since I first started collecting enamel pins and I think it’s fair to say that my collection has grown massively in that time!!
July was a pretty good month overall 🙂 I’m still working from home, which has been lovely 🙂 Although the lockdown restrictions have now eased, J and I haven’t started venturing out anywhere, apart from the supermarket for our weekly click and collect. I’m not really in a hurry to go anywhere, although I am missing IKEA!!
*content warning – this blog post talks about anxiety, anxiety symptoms and medication side effects*
I’ve always been a fairly anxious person. I went to Brownie camp when I was younger and someone told a “scary” story about a vampire rabbit coming through the cat flap and killing people. I slept with my duvet around my neck for years afterwards, even when it was super hot. Just in case 😬😬
Now I worry about all sorts of things; what if someone breaks into my house in the night, what if a plane falls out of the sky onto my house, what if my car randomly rolls down the driveway and hits the house over the road, what if I don’t hang clothes up using the same coloured pegs and something bad happens?
I’ve now been working at home for the past three months, which is longer than I was working in the office for!! It’s kind of become the new norm but it’s still been a bit of a struggle. I’ve now been referred for CBT therapy to help with my anxiety and I really hope it helps!! June hasn’t been all bad though; I’ve started going out for walks again and had loads of chats with my mum and dad which has really helped!!
The end of April/beginning of May didn’t exactly go particularly well for me. I was really struggling with anxiety so I ended up having to phone my GP and got put on Sertraline. The side effects made me feel pretty sick for the first week but luckily I started taking them over the bank holiday weekend (and I’d taken the Monday off which I was super grateful for) so I mostly sat on the sofa watching Murder, She Wrote! Thankfully I’m now starting to feel less sick and less anxious all the time.
I’ve never really been one for loungewear if I’m being honest. I’m that weird person who can wear jeans inside the house all day 😬 But then lockdown happened and my jeans suddenly became obsolete. I didn’t want to be sitting working all day in jeans and the only thing I had close to comfortable clothes were pyjama bottoms.