It’s National Writing Day and for the first time in almost a month I actually have the urge to write… I was having a discussion with a bloggy friend a while ago and he talked about needing to get his mojo back. That’s exactly what my problem has been – my mojo up and left without saying goodbye.
I haven’t properly been near the blog for almost a month aside from to share my stuff for my daily checklist – the longest period of time spent away from it since starting Suzie Speaks just over five years ago. It wasn’t necessarily a planned break, I just found that I had nothing to say, the Black Dog stayed around for longer than usual and it did me good to get away from everything involved with it, instead spending some time on the new(ish) project that I have been working on.
With The Bloke almost completing his first month away from full-time work, it has also been a nice opportunity for us to spend some time together too – we went up to Scotland for a week and have been able to go to the cinema during the day – and he has been able to relax a little bit. The difference in his state of mind over the last few weeks is certainly noticeable – he seems to be getting back to his former self… and he sleeps properly at night now too! The weather has been glorious and we have both lost weight – a conscious removal of all things processed from our diet has really started to make a difference.
I’ve also been a little busy with various events including a friend’s hen party, and this weekend I’m visiting my mum and sister and meeting up with some friends from college that I have known for twenty years.
And oh my gosh… Love Island. Seriously. I haven’t missed an episode. I lost interest in things like Big Brother and I’m a Celebrity after the first few series, but I’m completely hooked.
I’ve been able to keep on top of my social media management activities despite all this, but what I have noticed is how out of my usual routine I am and I’m quite surprised at how much this has affected me. I’ve always considered myself to be fairly spontaneous, but without realising I had obviously developed a pattern throughout my day of how and when I work, and I have felt a little anxious at times when I have had to change things around into a different order if I was busy. After this weekend things should be getting back to normal, and now I have a whole bunch of posts to write… I’m looking forward to catching up on all of the posts I’ve missed.
Happy heatwave UK peeps!
What about you guys? What have you been up to?
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