Monday, 18 November 2013

Whoosh!

Whoosh is the best word to describe what happened to me last week. All of a sudden the last few months of busyness, change and stress washed over me in a big wave and left me feeling like limp lettuce. I was in floods of tears as overwhelming amounts of emotion poured into my consciousness. I guess my period of living on adrenaline is over and I'm not super human after all.

I'm notoriously terrible at resting. Self-care isn't something I prioritise very well and it's a real effort to just stop and take a break.  I like to be efficient at all times but my body has given me no choice this week, which I suppose is a good thing - there is so much to process, it's been a crazy year.

flowers, hot chocolate, traditional gingerbread from the german christmas market

People keep consoling me with the knowledge that it'll soon be time for festivities but I'm not there yet - not ready to even let it properly enter my thoughts.  This weekend we popped over to the German Christmas Market in Leeds. I thought it would cheer me up and get me in the mood but the Saturday crowds were a bit much for me in this fragile state (although we did have a nice time and brought back some goodies).

As if all of that wasn't enough of a sign that I need to stop, my computer is behaving oddly which means I'm struggling even to read and comment on blogs let alone get anything properly done.

So, message received - I'm taking a break, doing things that make my heart sing and being very strict with my over-active creativity. One thing at a time, please.

Things may be a bit more quiet than usual on this page while I recuperate. I hope you don't mind.

24 comments:

  1. Oh course I don't mind. You take a break and recharge and it will lovely to have you back when you are ready. Take you time, lots of self care and doing what you need to do to recharge and we will all be here to welcome you back :)

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  2. A lovely relaxing "holiday", you've earned it xx

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  3. Self love and care, relaxation and a slow pace....Take all the time you need and I look forward to you posting here again when you are ready :) xxxx<3

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  4. Enjoy your break, it sounds like you need it!

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  5. have a good break! I hate when computers act ill.....have a cup of tea and grab your knitting and rest!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I still have no idea how to fix it :o(

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  6. You certainly deserve a well earned rest after the massive amount of work and effort you put into Yarndale and, on top of all that moving house and all that entails. You're making your new house into a lovely home for you and Cameron. Enjoy some time to yourselves relaxing, and reading, crafting and baking, we'll still be here when you come back to your blog. Liz x

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Missing you already xx

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  7. Recharging now and again is necessary! Enjoy your break and take good care of yourself.

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  8. My dear girl, you must take care of yourself. We shall all look forward to seeing you when you are rested. It certainly sounds like you need to take a break with all that has gone on for you this year.
    Sending you good and positive thoughts to speed you on your recovery.
    Big hugs x

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  9. (((hugs))) hope you get some good rest. x

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  10. Take all the time you need, we'll be here when you get back :-)

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  11. These things do catch up with us, I feel like it has been a blurr since september, put your feet up let Cameron make you a cup of tea and just be.

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  12. Hello Hannah, I hope you get plenty of time to recharge your batteries. It something we all need to do. Moving house is a big event along with everything else you do. Take care of yourself your blog will be here when your ready to come back.
    Ali x

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