As I write this, I’m currently off work with a severe case of tonsillitis. I’m far from happy – in fact I couldn’t be grumpier if I tried – and I’m starting to climb the walls. The worst thing is, I’m too sick to even sit up and read! The most I can manage is a half arsed lying/sitting, watching Jezza and falling asleep every 20 minutes. It sucks. However, I finally started to feel semi human tonight and therefore thought I’d write a little post!
I dip in and out of blogging more than the average person changes their socks but, no matter how little I actually publish on here, I’m always keeping up with others’ blog posts and reading away in every little moment I can steal.
Reading other people’s posts is where I get the most inspiration from- whether it’s a new TV show to watch, a new person to follow, a new exercise to try at the gym (when I actually go) or even an idea for a post here. So, I thought why not celebrate them here?
Good. You should be.
#1 The Mental Health Toolkit | Hannah
This is probably one of the most important posts I’ve ever read – period.
Ever wondered what to do when your mental health is running you ragged and you feel like you’ve got nowhere to turn? This one is for you and I am near certain that it will the best damn decision you’ve ever made to read it.
#2 Props You Need to Up Your Photography Game | Rhianna
Way back at the beginning of the year I mentioned that I wanted to up my blog photography game. Well, it’s safe to say that Rhianna has just saved my life.
Her photography is something I always swoon after and now I know how to recreate it.
#3 A Note on Not Being Okay | Hannah Gale
I’m not okay, a lot, and that’s okay.
I loved Hannah’s post because it simply made me feel like I wasn’t alone.
#4 10 Inspiring Quotes About Being Single | Eleanor
I love my single life.
I can do what I want to do, when I want to do it, and never even have to remotely consult someone to check it’s okay with them – most of the time, I don’t have enough time to look after myself, let alone another full-sized human. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes get lonely or wish I had someone around to talk to and to cuddle me when life gets a bit pants.
That’s where Eleanor’s quotes come in (from some pretty cool people *swoons over Drew Barrymore*). They helped me to remember that I don’t care if there’s no one at home to cuddle me after a pants day, because deep down, at the mo, thats the way I like it. No one else’s baggage. No one else’s feelings to deal with. No one to deal with full stop.
Plus, my ex teaching partner used to tell me constantly that the only way I’d meet someone was if I ran over them on the way home from work, so I better get practising at how to live the single life now before I get too old for it.
What’s been your favourite post this week?