February & March 2018 have been a bit of a seesaw. There have been positives and negatives, and I have been trying my best to keep up.

๐Ÿถย Alice

Alice Ava Grace

Alice has been a giant ray of sunshine that has helped me through a tough few months. She has settled into my family so well (except two cats who are not okay with her yet). She is very playful and loves all of her toys, going for walks and having naps with her human. It’s incredible to see how fast she is growing and how much she is learning. I love my little Alice.ย ๐Ÿ’–

๐Ÿ˜ญย Bad News

I received some bad news from a friend, and it has been very hard to process. I want to respect their privacy and won’t provide any details. What I can say is that it started out as shocking news, became worse and developed into a worst-case scenario. I have been trying to be the best support I can and help them in any way possible. I know I would be a complete mess if it wasn’t for my family and best friends.ย ๐Ÿ˜

From the bad news, I fell into a spiral. I kept expecting the worst to happen, and I was caught in anxious loops thinking and overthinking the same things. I found myself crawling into hibernation mode and needing isolation to catch my breath. Little tasks seemed like they were a monumental effort and doing the ‘person’ thing seemed way too hard.

It’s only in the last few days I have started to gain some ground. I realised I had distorted my priorities and I needed to reevaluate and remove the intense pressure I was placing on myself. I have been trying to cling to the positives and restructure. It’s an ongoing process, but I hope over the next month things will get better and I can do the ‘person’ thing.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ˜ย Other News

  • ๐ŸŽ“ย I started my first class at the new Uni. I post updates on my study blog if you want to see what I have been doing.
  • ๐ŸŽ‚ย I turned 31 on the 11th of March.
  • ๐Ÿค”ย Other things probably happened and I forget.. haha.

๐Ÿ’ฌย Questions

  1. What did you do in February & March 2018?
  2. Do you have any plans for April?
  3. Do you have any tips for dealing with difficult news?