Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time for a Shake up!

I am allowing life to kick my ass, at the moment, it can't continue! I love this little corner of the Internet, that I call mine, but I am neglecting it terribly.

It's time to shake things up a little, both here and in life.

During October I have decided to join in with Hexmumblog's Blogtober17 idea. Basically, it's a prompt, every day, for the month of October. I'm hoping it gets my creative juices flowing and gets me back to the routine of writing, which I used to love. I keep using the excuse that I don't have time, but I do! It doesn't take me long to write things down, once the idea is formed, I've just gotten lazy.

I've also found myself a little wary to write what I really want to say. There are so many bloggers now, offering advice or opinion, that I feel a little lost. This is one of the reasons I need to shake myself. I'm not those people! I have my own, valid, opinions, whether others agree with me is up to them, which also opens up discussion.

I can offer my reading habits (I read A LOT), I can take you on my Slimming World journey with me. There is so much I can offer, all of it from MY perspective, and I'm the only one that can do that, right!?

Talking of my Slimming World journey, that's the other area I need a shake. Over the last 3 weeks I have gained 5lb! I'm not going to blame anything other than my own laziness. I have not eaten healthily at all, and it's all down to me.

I know we all get times when we simply can't be assed, but I really didn't have to eat my sons ice cream, last Sunday, did I?! It would of been very easy to say no, seeing as I'd just stuffed a carvery!?

The funny thing is, since last Monday, I've been back on plan. I've meal planned, cooked some delicious meals from scratch and looked up some recipes to try.......and loved every second of it. So why did I slip? I think life just kicked our butts.

The thing about living with children, with autism, is you're never quite sure what's going to happen next. Ajax's stomach has really been playing up, including a 5a.m. shower and bed change, in the last week. RJ has been on edge since going back to school, then his brother moved out, we've honestly been waiting for him to pitch a fit. This week he did! However, that's out of his system now, so we can come out the other side and move on.

So this is me, shaking myself.

I'm not re-inventing, I'm just re-invigorating. I'm going to manage my time better, get more organised and show myself, and this blog, some love.

Anyone else in need of an autumn shake up?


  1. ME! Totally need a shake up. I have got out of blogging because I can’t follow all the advice and make it a successful blog. then I realised, as I read this, that I miss my little corner of the internet too. Time to forget about what I should or shouldn’t be doing and just writing, I love writing. I can do books too, I read loads. Thanks for the kick up the bum.

  2. Good for you! I think if you feel motivated and like you are doing something it makes you feel better in yourself. Yay! I am joining in with Blogtober too! x

  3. I think the blogging world needs a shake up in general, it's changed so much over the years I've been doing so I can't imagine what it's like for bloggers like yourself and my sister (Cupcake Mumma!) have been at it.

    It's hard not to worry sometimes that you'll be lost in a sea of bloggers, but you're so right, your blog is your own and that's what makes it important!

    I hope the shake up works for you, I'm hoping I get my mojo back too!

    Issy | MissIsGoode


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