A Little Winter Life Update

Long time, no heart to heart. I wanted to put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) and give you a little life update, it feels like it’s been a while since we’ve had just an honest chat about how things are going.

You don’t need to be eagle eyed to have noticed things have been a little sporadic around these parts. Honestly, life has been a lot recently. I started November with a couple of work trips, and quickly succumbed to some horrific tooth pain, which means I spent a larger than I’m okay with portion of the month at the dentists. Lucky old me hey! I’m a big walking advert for why you should be going to the dentists regularly, I’m terrified of going so I put it off for nearly five years and now I’m paying for it.  I ended up having an emergency root canal treatment that took four hours and eleven anaesthetic injections, before they admitted defeat and referred me to a specialist to have the job finished off. I know, I’ve got sweaty palms just thinking about it.

I had the problematic root canal finished off this week though, so hopefully that should stop the pain, and I’ll be on the mend! There’s a lesson to be learned here lads, go to the dentist. I feel like I’ve lost so much time over the last few weeks to dental appointments and wallowing in pain!

Dental woes aside, if I’m honest I’ve been feeling a little lower over the last month. I had a great appointment with a Functional Medical Practitioner a few weeks back to come up with a plan to get me feeling great, but honestly I’ve struggled with a lack of energy this month, as well as feeling like it’s going to be a long ol’ haul to feeling better. I’ve got a treatment plan in place for January, but honestly I’m not looking forward to it, it involves an incredibly restricted diet and some drugs that are very likely to make me feel quite rubbish. It’s a 12 week treatment plan and in the long term I know it’s not that long, but in the short term it feels like forever. I think for that time I won’t be making any plans, and I’ll be having some time off work, so I’m hoping my friends don’t mind me dropping off the map for a while. I know I need this time to rest and recover, my body has been through a lot the last few years, and it’ll be worth it in the long term, but honestly? It sucks. It’s been a bit of a struggle getting my head around it, and honestly, I’m still having some wobbles, but I’ll get there.

And now we appear to be on a downward slope to Christmas! I was hoping for a few days away this Christmas, but things haven’t quite worked out in favour of that, so instead I’ll be taking some time off to just chill at home. Honestly, I think I’m looking forward to some time to just snooze, read books, go for walks and eat great food more than I am actual Christmas, my body is craving it after a long old year!

I’ll admit I’m not feeling super festive yet. I did a wreath making workshop with the ladies of my family last weekend and that definitely helped! I’m trying to get into some Christmas shopping, and I’m in London this weekend to catch up with a friend, hopefully a good dose of festive London will get me in the Christmas mood! We’re holding off getting our tree until we’re back, we like to get a real one and I don’t want to get it too early and have it be dead by Christmas! Decorating the flat always makes me feel more excited for Christmas, so I’m looking forward to it.

I’m aware all this is a bit sad and depressing…sorry about that! Honestly I’m fine it’s just been a long hard month and I need to pull myself out of a funk. I’m super busy over the next couple of weeks, so excited to get shooting some more content, and for some Christmas cheer! I’ve been struggling with shooting photos in this awful dreary, rainy weather, so I’ve been doing a bit of research on some darker moodier photos, and I’m looking forward to spending tomorrow afternoon camera in hand experimenting.

I hope things are well with you all, and you’re feeling the Christmas spirit! Make sure you stay in touch over on Instagram, and let me know what you’ve been up to recently!