Hello, again! It’s been quite a while, hasn’t it?
Over a month, to be exact. Which is an awful lot longer away than I intended to be…
In all honesty, I’ve written and re-written an update post like this many, many times in recent days and weeks. And they’ve all been weird. Stilted. False.
I’ve desperately been attempting to tread that fine line between being brutally honest, and trying not to bring everyone down.
Anyway, as I’m sure you might have guessed by now – things have been a little iffy lately. Without going into too much detail there’s been: a family bereavement, funeral plans, lots more family illness, and finding out I have a cyberstalker who’s started to try and follow me in real life – to name but a few of the crappy (and scary) things that’ve greeted my family and I in 2018 so far!
(You see what I mean about ending up becoming a Debbie Downer?)
To say that February gave us a good kicking is an understatement.
It became an unnavigable minefield of insurmountable stress, extreme anxiety, and sheer misery to wade through.*
As I’m sure you can imagine, because of all of the above, blogging and social media haven’t exactly been at the forefront of my mind lately. Neither has checking my emails, or switching my phone on, or doing anything other than trying to keep afloat.
I hope that you understand that after feeling so frazzled, it’s taking me a while to get back to ‘normal’ – whatever that is.
I am feeling much more ready to start getting on with things again now though!
There are a few posts in the pipeline that I’ve been chipping away at a little of late, and they’ll be going up ASAP. No, really.
Thanks so much for your patience.
(This is starting to sound like an overly polite email now, isn’t it?)