I feel this week has been a real pivotal one, lots of challenges overcome and lessons learnt!
I started a new job, which had been a real goal of mine after being off work due to my anxiety for a while now. And I really enjoyed it and though there were a few tears leading up to it, I not only managed it but I really enjoyed it. It’s a part time position in a local coffee shop, and I noticed the other day I talked down my achievement when talking to a friend, describing that its ‘just a part time position’ and ‘just working at a coffee shop’. But later I questioned my wording, it isn’t ‘just’ anything, it is a huge achievement for me and a job I really enjoyed and could see myself being happy there. I am continuing my freelance photography and side projects such as my macramé and also helping at my friend’s furniture business, but this job felt like a real moment in my recovery – a sociable people facing position in which I have no experience in. All my anxiety thoughts were tapping me on the shoulder telling me I would never be able to do it, but I did and I felt settled and happy! I felt proud of myself, and I shouldn’t shy away from that.
The rest of the week involved furniture restoring, another yoga challenge, electric blanket cosy day with my friend, a meal out to celebrate a birthday, a trip to Birmingham with my brother (more on that in another post), discovering coconut milk tea (my goodness!), an early 6.30am Mysore class, a Chvrches gig, a new baby born in our ‘Yogi Tribe’, new macramé pieces, and a lovely meet up with Amelia of Milk and Moon for life chats and collaborating – watch this space!
Enjoy this week’s snaps!!