Sunday, 21 April 2013

Starting over, once again

Over the last few months, or longer if I'm being totally honest, I've lost my way with this whole blogging thing. I've been massively overthinking it and, as a result, I've just ended up writing nothing at all. I first started this blog after a very bad break up. It was my outlet for how I was feeling and it helped me to find my way through a very bleak time. Then I lost a lot of weight and this blog became a place where I posted about my outfits and other frivolous things.

And now? Well, I think it's time for a bit of an update. For reasons unknown to me, I stopped writing about personal things here and, whilst I don't want to go back to the heady and ridiculously emotional over-sharing days of 2008/2009 (there be monsters), I do want to start sharing a bit more here. My favourite blogs to read are those where you get a sense of who the person is and what their life is really like. I'd like this place to become more like that again.

So, here goes... I'm 31. A whole five years older than I was when I began CYH. I'm in a long distance relationship that is soon to become non-long distance. The Soldier is moving in with me in July and he will be The Ex-Soldier by then. Yikes! I am two stone heavier than I was at the end of 2010 and not pleased about it all. I have a job that sucks the life out of me and leaves me completely exhausted, but I'm thankful for it all the same. According to the Sunday Times, I live in the 8th most hip and upcoming place in the country. Whilst I would never describe Levenshulme as hip, I do love living here, very very much. I currently have an unhealthy obsession with Miista shoes, Masterchef, homemade coleslaw, counting down the days until the weekend, iced americanos with sugar free hazelnut syrup, expensive candles, planning dream holidays and Bonobo's new album. I am very, very happy most of the time but just occasionally I am filled with crippling self-doubt. I never get enough sleep.

So, that's me. What's new with you?


P said...

He's moving in??? It's not going to be long distance anymore??? That's amazing!!! I'm so happy for you! :-) x

Abi said...

yay I am so glad you are back blogging again... I am making more of an effort to do so myself so we shall see how we go.

I am due to pay you a visit I think!


Abi xxx

Jennifer Sanders said...

Ooh yay! I missed your blog posts. I've always loved the pictures but I definitely missed hearing about you and what you're up to. :)

Also, wonderful news about the relationship shifting up a gear and him leaving soldierdom behind. Very happy for you! x

char said...

Well what lovely news to come back with! I'm glad you are in a good relationship place.

smidge said...

Ooh the debate of oversharing / bloggin your life. I tread this line all the time. There is so much I could write about (and want to) but I don't.

Ace news about Soldier and welcome back, please stay!

MsXpat said...

Hiya! Nice to meet you again, lol. Exciting times ahead for you eh. Some times we all have to stop and take note and re-group blogger or not. So here's hoping this new phase will gives you much blogger joy and happiness in your life circumstance :0) I look forward to reading your posts.

laurielizabeth said...

Yes! This is awesome, as are you my lovely! So glad the long distanceness shall be no more :D x