Recently, I’ve been struggling. Not just struggling to write or blog or anything like that. Genuinely struggling. I’ve been back at work for a few months now working similar shifts every week so that’s not changed, I still have a toddler to run around after so that hasn’t change either. But I’ve been so tired. And I’ve fallen out of love with things. I don’t find much joy in what I’m doing at the moment, so I haven’t written or blogged. I haven’t read any new books or had any nice relaxing bubble baths & me time. I get up & go to work, come home & go to bed. Or I get up, get into routine with little bear, shower when he’s gone to bed then go to bed myself. I just have no motivation. I’ve lost it. My mind is elsewhere constantly & I’m just feeling so down and sad. Thing is, I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly has triggered this, but when speaking to my counsellor, she told me it was a build up of things.
Something you may not know about me is that I am a huge stationery lover. I love cute notebooks, different styles of pens, craft papers, adorable accessories. You name it, I’ve probably got a secret stash somewhere (remember the gel pen craze of the 00’s?) Something I have never tried before though, is chalk markers. When I was younger, I loved drawing and writing with chalk on the pavements and in the street (we lived in a cul de sac and it was gonna rain and wash it all away anyway) but now, chalk really goes through me. That is until Chalkola contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out their chalk marker pens, and the fun part for you guys, keep reading and you could bag yourself some!
I have been an awful blogger. I can only apologise, most importantly to my guest poster for this post Tilly. This month has met me with some down moods & slight health concerns, along with the non-motivation to do very much. I have struggled. But we’re not here to focus on that. I’m posting my Oh My Blog! Guest post (finally) and even though it’s mother’s day themed, I’m sure a bit of appreciation for our mums can be welcomed any time of the year.
I’ve taken part in different twitter chats for bloggers for a while now and something I noticed, was that even though there were some twitter chat infographics out there, I struggled to keep up with some still. None of them featured parenting chats (or at least, none that I’ve found). So I took it upon myself to create one with all chats I know of whether that be for beauty bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, parenting bloggers, fashion bloggers, book bloggers and more.
Bedtime is my absolute favourite part of the day (as well as any time involving food of course). Sometimes I count down the hours until it’s time for me to settle down and have a snooze (well deserved of course). The lovely Nicola from Mummy to Dex tagged me to complete the Bedtime tag and of course I couldn’t wait to tell you guys all about my favourite time of the day haha!