fresh start

It’s been three months since I posted anything. I’ve thought about it sometimes, but mostly my blog has been tucked away at the back of my mind.

The truth is, I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life, not just these three months but for the last year. I bought a house in April which has been a challenge, getting furniture and little bits and bobs. I’m now spending all my money in B&Q rather than Boots, planning a kitchen re-design rather than my next post and learning how to build flat packs rather than the latest hyped products on the market.
I’m quite enjoying it in all honesty. Although it’s infinitely more expensive than a new bottle of foundation, it’s something to make a home, even if I have no idea about the different types of saw when I’m traipsing the aisles.

I now have two cats – Max and Molly. We adopted them about 8 weeks ago now and they’re settling in well. They’re getting on ok as they weren’t related. We are having a few difficulties with Max however in that he IS THE DEVIL. I’ve grown up with cats so I didn’t walk into this blindly, but he has some behavioural issues. He bites a lot and hard. Mostly for attention. He’s drawn blood on me quite a few time. He also likes to chew, well… everything. Wires, the stairs, paper. You name it he’s chewing it. He’s taken to relieving himself in the spare room prompting various trips to Pets at Home to get solution. I’ve also tried bicarb of soda and washing powder with limited success.

Finally I have a new job, which I started today actually. I guess I’d not been truly happy since my manager left last year. He was just awesome and I was gutted that he moved on. I got another manager and he was ok, he wasn’t really cut out for it so he left after six months so we were in a bit of a mess. Then we got my newest manager, who in short pushed me out. It’s a long and complex story, maybe saved for another time, maybe I’ll never share the details I don’t know. So I had been toying with the idea of moving on because of money, career advancement, all the general reasons- but it got to the point where I was so unhappy at work I’d go home and cry and drink wine and I thought I can’t do this anymore.

So I looked for a new job and now I have one – yey!

This post sounds all doom and gloom especially as what’s made the last few months even more difficult is I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression last year, which I was recovering fairly well from until the problems at work, which made me relapse.
I’ve been better since I finished a couple of weeks ago, I’m happier so I’m hoping that I don’t need to go back to the doctors.

Anyway I just thought I’d give a little update and insight to what’s been going on. I’d like to start blogging again properly, but I’m not sure when I’ll get the time. Hopefully soon, bye for now…