This post is for everyone who needs to take some time out right now!
Thank you so much to everyone who reached out to me today after I shared how I was feeling on stories! I’m still going through all the messages now and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all the loveliness. 😘
Everything is 100% fine! But today I found it really hard to cope. The last few months just came crashing down on my head and I think for the first time I’ve realised just what I’ve been trying to sail through everyday. My body just went ‘nope, time to rest’ and I’m actually so glad it did.
It has been a very hectic few months dealing with cancer, an unexpected pregnancy, suddenly having no choice but to be the breadwinner, starting new businesses, buying a house... all while being a Mum already and having to act and be normal for my daughter. We may have had an amazing result this last week, finding out that Aitan is cancer free. But in reality we are still in the aftermath of trying to pick up the pieces and start again after such a long time of dealing with that.
I can’t tell you how much cancer has had a knock on affect in every area of our life and I have to say, I’m exhausted...mentally and physically... from having to be that strong ‘held together’ pillar in our family. I have definitely felt the pressure and strain these last 6 months and crashing today was a good reminder that we all do need to take time out sometimes and that THAT’s OK!!
I think it’s so easy to get the impression sometimes, that everyone on social media has these perfect little lives. I also think nowadays we put so much pressure on ourselves to be (or to at least to appear to be) these super human ‘have it all together’ people.
In reality, that’s not possible and it’s 100% ok to have days where you just feel like you can’t do it anymore. 🙂
For those of you that are also feeling a little run down today and for those of you who are feeling a bit crap and all you want to do is put on your pjs and curl up under your duvet away from the world...just do it! Take time out, either alone, or with your families, and just switch off for a bit and look after yourself! It’s so important 💕.