Shh! Audrey is sleeping…

Dear Diary….

Well I am slightly late in this weeks post. I gave myself the goal that I would make a new blog post at least once a week, as then I might actually begin posting consistently. But honestly this week has been very up and down.

I started the week with some fun tie dying with a friend. I’ll have to take some photographs for the next blog post as right now I am not suitable for photographs to be taken. But it was definitely fun and a wonderfully needed break away from the house for an evening. The only downside was that we didn’t get to order the Chinese we wanted (Out of delivery range) and I may have accidentally stained the garden patio….oops.

Earlier in the week I got in contact with an amazing woman called Victoria who works as a type of life couch. (Link at the bottom of the blog) She was lovely to talk to and believes that her skills in hypnotherapy and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) will massively help my mental health when it comes to my illness. I explained to her that it’s not a case of not wanting to feel pain, because sometimes we do need to feel it…. it is my feelings of helplessness, uselessness and guilt that need to be addressed. I shouldn’t have to feel guilty for taking a day here and there for myself, but similarly I shouldn’t feel like I can’t do anything. I need to learn when it’s okay to push myself that little bit more and get things done, and when to say ‘no’ to people and activities.

I also said goodbye to my trusted, noble steed that was Henry, my car. Also known as ‘The Pope Mobile’ by many friends and family. He was passed onto my mum from my grandparents after they gave up driving, who then passed the car onto me when I first passed my test. The old man has done me well on many trips around the UK so I think he was definitely deserved of his retirement, after some strange (and expensive) sounds were coming from him.

However I did unfortunately pick up a small stomach bug this week as well, which is why the blog post is late. It just reaffirmed that what only knocks back an abled person, like my dad, for a day knocks me back for much longer. Thankfully at the moment I don’t have a job or other out of home commitments so I could take the few days needed to get some rest.

I’ve started making sourdough!

Meet Audrey, my sourdough starter. My mumma bought me a ‘Naturally gluten free sourdough starter’ course from Udemy at the beginning at the lockdown in the UK. Unfortunately my habit of procrastination and sheer forgetfulness has meant that I’ve not started it until now. It seems simple enough but we’ll see how it goes. So not only will you be following my journey, you’ll get to follow that of Audrey!

That’s it for this week!

Stay happy. Stay healthy. Stay Beautiful.

And Remember:

Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, then it’s not the end.

Victoria Maskell (Hypnotherpay/BWRT) :