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Mental health, food, life update.

October 11, 2017

Yesterday was World Mental Health day, and there couldn’t be a better time for me to sit down and try to have a chat with you. Don’t freak out, I’m actually not going through too much of a rough patch, lately I’ve just felt a bit stuck.Β It feels like there’s a nugget full of thoughts and feelings that stuck deep in my throat, and I’ve been unable to spit it out for the past month. Have you ever felt like that? By nature, I’m a writer. You’ll usually find me blogging, journaling, or just jotting thoughts down on napkins in local coffee shops. Lately though, I’ve hit the biggest writing dry spell of my life. I wake up and blankly stare at my journal. My blog, as you can see, has had tumbleweeds flowing through it. It’s kind of a miracle that I somehow found the inspiration to sit down and write this. I’m 100% planning on treating myself to a cup of tea if this ends up being a blog post.

While I haven’t been writing, one thing that I have been lonely working on is bettering my relationship with food and my body. I’ve lost so much weight in my lifetime, and I’ve gained about a third of it back, and that’s okay. I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that this really is alright. I’ve taken steps to liberate my mind from its obsession with body image. Body acceptance has always been such a big deal to me, and it’s finally time that I got around to accepting my own body. As this is something I’m really just starting to work on, I won’t elaborate in this post. There are some amazing resources online based on Body Positivity and Body Acceptance. I urge you to either message me and ask where to start, or do a bit of your own research.

On the upside, Autumn is finally here. Dylan and I have been riding our bikes during the last few warmer days, we’ve filled the house with yummy-smelling autumnal candles, and we spend our nights cozied up on the couch. On the weekends we go into town for a cup of hot caramel apple cider, and we often spend our days with friends. Nothing in my life is bad, I’m just itching for a big project. This will all change once I’m able to get a job, but for now I would really like to get back into writing and / or art.

This is honestly all I’ve got for you at the moment. I’m hopeful that I’ll snap right back into writing as soon as possible.

Until next time, stay woke

Srna

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5 Comments

  • Reply Bethany Jane October 13, 2017 at 2:45 am

    I really relate to this post! I’ve felt so lost recently – not that there’s anything actually wrong but that there’s nothing I feel fully passionate about going on in my life lately. I am sure that it’ll change for us both though, and I look forward to you re-finding your writing mojo.
    Also you’re so right about your body positivity comments, freeing yourself from constantly thinking and worrying about it sounds fantastic – I need to try it!
    Hope that you and Dylan are having a lovely start to marriage! x
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    • Reply acrushonlife October 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much Beth!! I really do hope that it changes for us both, and soon. Hope all is well <3

  • Reply louisechatters October 13, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I’m so happy you’ve started accepting your body you beautiful human! You’re such an inspiration! X

  • Reply Anna October 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Your post here has resonated with me, as I am going through similar things. I’ve been struggling with writing for the past months and I feel somewhat dissatisfied with the way things are going. And yes, I’ve been wanting to start some side (passion) projects, too. Good to hear you’re enjoying autumn there. πŸ™‚ The scented candles sound wonderful! I also hope you get back to writing. Hang in there and keep enjoying things in life. πŸ™‚

    • Reply acrushonlife October 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment, girlie! I hope writing finds its way back to us soon! xo

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