This post isn’t the post I had hoped to be writing, but I feel it’s a necessary step forward, and I hope a positive one at that. Like all of my ‘update’ posts, I’ll be rambling and making excuses as to why I haven’t written/published a blog post and, of course, fill you in on my life by perhaps oversharing just a little.
I’m not sure where this will lead me, but I hope that it’s enough to inspire me to get back into writing for the fun of it – to write with freedom and joy.
The thing is, I’m not sure where things will go from here. So, we’ll start with my ramblings to update you all.
So, life? What’s been happening?
I’ve been a little bit all over the shop, to be completely honest. Things have been up and down, and I’ve been trying to focus on uni work and my internships. I also went on a hike.
Life has been chaotic, and I’ve tried to roll with it. But loneliness… I’ve been feeling incredibly alone – like I have no one besides me to confide in, no friends, no support etc. It’s been tough. I’m missing the connections and strength in friendships from past years. What I’ve noticed with uni is that I’m not seeing my friends, apart from two, which has been hard.
And life outside of uni has also had its moments. The hike I went on was great, but I came out with some nasty blisters that prevented me from staying active for a while. My ankle injury has also been flaring up, which has made it hard to feel good while swimming/running and the like. It’s just been very busy.
All of these factors have been making things hard, and blogging always seems to come last on my priorities. But I’m going to try and change that. Try being the keyword as I’ve been all talk no action lately. That’s mostly why I wanted to update you all on what’s been going on.
Where to next?
I’ll be working on some blog posts over the next two weeks. I’m hoping to get at least one post published every week. That’s the aim.
Every Sunday I hope to publish a blog post.
I also hope to write more, with every part of life: blogging, internship, uni work and creatively. Writing makes me feel good, and I enjoy doing it. So, why not write more?
IIn terms of other life areas, some things are still out of my control. I’m waiting to move into a unit my brother, and I have been told we’ve got. The landlord is still doing renovations, but hopefully, within the next three weeks, he’s finished. Uni will be a constant, at least until the end of this year. So, I’m going to do everything I can to give it everything I can.
One area that is changing will be how I train/exercise… It hasn’t existed for a long time. I plan on attempting 75 Hard and incorporating my IronMan training into that. But to begin with, I’m going to focus on running, stretching/yoga, ankle and shoulder rehab and strength. The reason being is that swimming currently hurts my ankle, and I’ve noticed my shoulder going backwards in terms of recovery. I need them to be good. So, I need to focus on rehab. Stretching and yoga also need to be a big focus because I am as tight as ever, and I don’t want to be. Running, well, I signed myself up for a virtual marathon during NAIDOC week, and I need to train for that.
I plan on just taking things one step at a time. Figuring out where I’m at and where I want to be is important, because then I can create steps/goals/habits to get to where I want to be.
And that’s pretty much it from me. I can’t think of anything else to add or say in this little update. I just wanted to let you all know where I was at, and hopefully inspire myself to get writing again.