So last year I successfully completed the Blog Every Day in May challenge by Rosalilium, This year I tried to do it but ran out of steam as I was so busy and stressed. When Beth from Plastic Rosaries (one of the fab friends I made from the BEDM in 2014) asked me if I was going to do the Blog Every Day in November challenge, I was in half minds. There's been a lot of changes in my life recently and I've just been so over the place, stressed and anxious that I didn't think it would be a good idea. On the other hand, I want to get back into blogging regularly, I've missed it and this could be a good way to get back into the swing of things. I've decided to give it a go, I don't know if I'll get through every day but that's ok! Hopefully I can get back on track.
Today's themed post for the challenge (while you can write whatever you want for every post, Elizabeth provides a post idea for every day to give some inspiration) is Something New About Yourself. So what's new with me? New location, new hair (no longer any green in it!), new nail polishes to try out, new winter leggings, new cousin on the way, new friends to make in this city, new change in my attitude towards life. Or at least I hope a new change. I spoke briefly about my feelings in my last post, the book review for Furiously Happy, and I feel like things are on the up. I want to grab on and work on feeling better. It's not going to be easy at times but it's time to focus on myself for a while. Being the eldest of a large family, I'm a natural worrier and carer. I was always the 'mammy' of my group of friends, I always minded people's purses and money on a night out! I gave up time 2 years ago to help my family when my parents were sick and even still when I go home I pick up slack by making dinners and chores to help my parents. And while I don't mind all that, I don't often give myself the care I need. I'll skip meals or else just eat rubbish, I've neglected exercise and other things good for me, I'll often not assert what I'd like to do when asked and just go with the flow. Before the move I was in a really good place and I felt good. For the first time in years I felt GOOD! I want to get back to that. Wish me luck!