28 years older and wiser-ish

Curled up on the sofa wondering how it’s been a whole week since my birthday already.

My anxiety didn’t impact negatively on the day at all. In fact, it was absolutely lovely. And of course it was. I was surrounded by family, I woke up to cuddles with the cats and then got me some puppy cuddles too. I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier day.

And now here I am. I’m feelin’ 28! And life is madder than ever. It’s no wonder life seems to fly by the older we get. There’s definitely truth in the saying ‘Life is what happens when you’re making other plans’. It seems we spend all of our time planning nowadays.

In fact, right now I’m fighting the urge to spend the next hour or so planning the next week out and instead, I’m trying to remember to pause and enjoy the lazy Sunday evening we’ve got planned. I’ve just started reading ‘Grown-ups’ by Marian Keyes and hope that will keep me occupied enough to keep my mind off the Monday fear. We’ve got a ‘fakeaway’ at the ready in the form of microwave curries and all the trimmings.

Just three hectic working days this week until the bank holiday weekend! And I won’t be typing away Pimms in hand from a Jubilee themed street party this time next week. This time next week, I’ll be in sunny Italy! So watch this space for holiday snaps from Padua, Turin, Verona and Venice. How exciting!

Lessons learned this week – mental health blips are totally normal and manageable and can’t be avoided just because it’s a special occasion, but that’s okay. Enjoy the moment because before you know it, it’ll be nearly June and Christmas will feel like it was a lifetime ago.

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