Sunday, 27 February 2011

Back to Life

Things I cannot get enough of this week:

  • Spending time at my parents' house, with my gorgeous dogs.
  • Walks by the canal 
  • Olives. SO GOOD
  • Blue skies. Spring is on its way!

2011 has been a funny old year so far. I just haven't felt like myself, at all. I've been stressed (which I very rarely am), have been worrying about things a lot and I felt like I'd lost a part of myself. Posts here have been few and far between and I think that's been indicative of my state of mind. I just felt like hiding. The last few days though, I'm starting to feel more like myself. I'm laughing more, I'm not going to bed at 9pm (which I always do if I'm feeling rubbish about things) and I finally feel like I'm getting my sparkle back.

Getting my hair cut has definitely helped as I feel like a weight's been lifted. Ridiculous I know but I feel like my head's a lot lighter of troubles now that the hair has gone! Next on my list is getting rid of the thing I hate most about myself. My belly.

I don't suffer from as many body confidence issues as I used to, when I was so much heavier, but I truly hate my belly. So it shall be banished. And soon. I've got a holiday to look forward to and I refuse to appear on the beach in a bikini with anything less than a flat stomach.

How's Sunday treating you, cherubs?


frilly-lace-knickers said...

I am very much with you on the belly issues, heres to banishing the overhang :) x

Cat said...

Three years back I went through a period of feeling generally lost, partly to a move to a new job where I was - initially - really struggling. I had my hair lopped off into a pixie crop, and totally felt like it lightened me overall.

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

It's official, 2011 is rubbish so far.

Which means it can only get better x

Hello Bee said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling a bit floaty and flat. I honestly think the everlasting winter and cold snap after cold snaps doesn't help. Really hope you feel better soon cutie! The new hair is absolutely beautiful.

Helen said...

Frilly - Yes! Let's DO IT! x

Cat - I've been really struggling at work too, which has definitely been part of it. I feel like a new woman this week though! x


Bee - Thankyou sweetheart! The sun is shining today and it really does make ALL the difference! x

Filipa said...

Helen!! I only now say you cut your hair off! And I got a sudden urge to cut mine too, but that's just because I'm ill and I have a constant headache at the moment, so I conviced myself that if I cut my hair it will pass hah! I'm glad you're getting your spark, and here's to the sparkling rest of 2011 :)

em said...

Yay to getting your self back.

A change is amazing to lift that funk. And your hair looks really good - so fingers crossed it carries on helping.

Raisa Kabir said...

Hey Helen,

I feel like I need to chop off my hair (it grows too fast and gets unruly) but I'm too scared of hairdressers too, and utterly hate paying over £40 or something for a "good" one. But I really need to get my hair sorted out though! Where do you get yours cut in Manchester? I'm back up in a couple of weekends and could do with a recommendation, as your hair looks really lovely I must say... cheers for the comment you put my way too :) xx

Helen said...

Raisa - Hello! Thankyou! I got it cut by Simon at Headmasters. It cost £39. However, I have some half price vouchers! If you drop me an email with your address I'd be happy to post you one! x

Sarah said...

The word bikini makes me involuntarily gag. Sorry you've had a bad start to the year, but I'm glad to hear you're starting to feel more like yourself. I've felt a bit blue so far this year too, the weather doesn't help! As soon as it's light in the evenings again, that does a LOT.