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I have been in a bit of a writing slump this year and have found it hard to focus. I think Covid has derailed most of our lives in more ways than one. On top of Covid, we’ve had a couple of family deaths (not Covid related), and a lot of stress.

Sky, as you know, had to have emergency surgery back in April because she ate a scrunchie that lodged in her lower intestine. What you might not know, is that she ate a sock two months later and had to have more surgery. Despite the worry and stress, that turned out to be a blessing in disguise as after the first surgery her intestines were fusing to her bladder, which would have given her endless problems as she got older. They managed to fix this problem.

Sky is now 100% back to her old crazy self and we now live in a very strict house with lockable washing baskets and tubs in our draws to hold all our Sky bite size things.

My parents also moved to a bungalow this year because their mobility has decreased and my mum has gone blind. Moving is always stressful but when you throw two elderly people who aren’t sure they want to move and are quietly hoarders into the mix, moving became a living nightmare that lasted months.

Thankfully, things are all starting to settle down now, but I have to confess to drinking more alcohol than is good for me. I’ve therefore set myself the goal to not have a drink throughout September and to try and look on the bright side of life a little more going forward. One of the things I am doing to help me with this is positive affirmations. I’m hoping they will help drive positive changes to my life, both personally and career wise. I’m starting with just a few I selected from a huffpost article.

I typed them out this morning and laminated them – I cannot tell you how happy I was to have a use for a laminator that has been sat in our house forever for the very first time!!!

I intend to read them every morning when I wake up.

Anyway, here’s to a alcohol-free, positive, and productive September.

Wish me luck 🙂