Sunday, 27 October 2013

Life Lately

Life has been somewhat of a blur for me lately. I am not a person to wallow in pity but the storm I am riding is not an easy one. In saying that there have been many positives that have happened in my life and i have plenty to look forward to too!

1) Nicola and Robbie's wedding

It was just a very special day and I loved being Nicola's bridesmaid. Nicola looked beautiful and Robbie looked so smart. I am so pleased they got the wedding they wanted. They got married in Cyprus and this weekend they had a wedding reception for all family and friends who could not attend. It's safe to say they are so tired! But they had a great time and said they would do it all over if again if they could.

2) Cyprus

The wedding was just one day and the other 4 days I had in Cyprus were lovely. It was the first time I had a chance to get away from this mess and really think. It was so so good to read, relax and just be calm without any stresses. Cyprus itself was beautiful and the harbour had a really pretty promenade to walk along. I miss it.

3) Mental health

Therapy has ended and it's something I am in two minds about. It became routine every Tuesday evening to go and it was my chance to really focus my mind and get a bit more of a grip. On my bad days during the treatment I could just focus on my next session to get me through. However, I now have lots of new tools to help me. I have a HUGE understanding now of what I can do and I am slowly changing my way of thinking to be less destructive. This is a long road, much longer than I anticipated but I am determined. It's all I can really say on the matter.

4) Girly weekend

Last month one of my good friends said we should have a girly weekend away and I jumped on the bandwagon! This weekend we are going to stay in a converted barn, attend a bonfire night and have girly time. I know you shouldn't wish your life away but I would rather like next weekend to hurry up. I am so so so looking forward to it!

5) Tackling the bucket list

I am not sure if I have mentioned this on the blog but I have booked a trip for next year!!! I am finishing off America by going to Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls and Toronto. I know I have been to NYC but I didn't get to do Empire State as it was closed. So I will be able to say I have fully finished NYC after this trip!!!

6) Christmas

Last year I did 'Airmail Christmas' - where you send a card to an anonymous person you don't know. This way your'e spreading Christmas spirit intentionally to all areas of the globe. Anyone interested in taking part again this year?


Holly said...

I hope you have an awesome weekend away wit your friends - it sounds like it will be lots of fun. :)

As for the end of your counselling, just remember that therapy is supposed to end. It's not supposed to go on forever, and if you do feel like it has taught you skills to chance your way of thinking, then you should look at it like it's been successful, if that makes sense. :) said...

I'd echo Holly's thoughts on therapy - but also know that there are other things that might help. I've always done follow-up 4 weeks after just to see how my clients are getting on (the work I do with my longer-term clients is a little like CBT, and usually see them for about 10 weeks).

And I"m SOOOO jealous you're going to the USA! There's so much I want to see, and realise that next year is the last summer I'll have if I do my Masters which will mean in 2015 I'll be at uni full-time from Feburary-August.

And yes, I'd be up for some Airmail Christmas!

Mary said...

I'm in again this year with the Airmail Christmas!
Sounds like you are staying busy, which helps. Hang in there!
Too bad you're not coming farther south than DC, but if you're coming in the summer, it's probably a good idea! :)

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