Life Update: Work, Health and Where I've Been!

So it definitely has been far to long since I have posted but it's been a very busy period of my life and a lot of changes have happened. As much as I wish I could be one of those super organised people who was organised and had their posts planned months in advance, it just hasn't been plausible and a break was needed to get myself sorted! So where have I been and what have I been up too... it's only right you are up to date as much as I am.....

So unfortunately due to being diagnosed with a vestibular disorder, I had to give up my job as a care worker for adults with learning disabilities, which I was devastated about. I knew that working in that role just wouldn't be possible and I would always be anxious of something going wrong. I was determined to get back to some sort of work and finally have a role to go back to... which I start this coming Monday! It is a desk job, however I am looking forward to working with some old colleagues again and getting back to some sort of working routine. As much as I have enjoyed being off, I never intended to be off for this long and I am excited to get back! Yes, I am very nervous, having this condition means I can take a dizzy spell at any time, however I know I can take a break if needs be and make sure I don't overdo it!

It really has been a case of learning my triggers and managing my dizzy symptoms these past few months, and I know that I will have my good and bad days. I know I will continuously learn new way that my symptoms will fare up, however I am getting better at managing my dizziness and I know some things that make it worse! It has been quite hard to accept that might this be a chronic thing and I honestly think that accepting that fact has been for me the most challenging thing, however I am determined to try and live the everyday life as normal as possible!
I am still on a lot of medication for my symptoms as well as being on a course of antidepressants, which also helps with the dizzy spells and migraines. I bought a little pill box for AM & PM to ensure I take my tablets consistently, which has been a great help!

I have been suffering other symptoms as well, such as tinnitus and hearing loss, which has been a challenge definitely, however has been somewhat manageable and does't get in the way of my everyday errands. It can be tough, and I always try and listen to what my body is telling me, so if I am having a day where I feel tired and fatigued, I try not to push myself too much and take it easy.... trust me, if I push myself too much, I get very bad symptoms, that aren't fun! I do feel like I am slacking and being lazy when I feel fatigued, which makes me feel rotten, but I know it is the best thing for me... it is so important to listen to what your body tells you, is what this experience has taught me!

Honestly, not much has happened in my personal life recently. I went on a much needed holiday to Majorca with my mum at the end of August for a much needed relaxing week in the sun and I can truly say it was a brilliant week. I don't think either of us realised just how much we needed it! I came back feeling much more at ease and accepting of everything that has been going on and what I have! Travelling with these symptoms made me very anxious and I was so scared with how well I dealt with them. Don't get me wrong, I did struggle at times and had to push on through, but I made sure I was prepared and when I got to the hotel and could begin to relax I was actually super proud of myself.

I also have been speaking to someone on Facebook through their mentorship programme. This was something I didn't even know Facebook offered until I got a little notification on my phone one day. Basically for those of you who don't know, it is a programme that pairs people who need some support or guidance with a variety of things, with someone who has much more experience and knowledge of the subject so you can communicate with each other through messenger and support each other when it is needed. I have found it extremely beneficial talking to someone who knows what I am going through and who I can vent my feelings too without being judged. It is a great service and something you should really take advantage of if you need some guidance!

I am determined to get back to my blogging as much as I can as we enter to Autumn. Unfortunately because of the symptoms I get when I am dizzy it is super difficult to stick to some sort of routine, however I have some exciting things coming up in the next few months and I am determined to share it all with you, even if it is a little bit late!


A massive thank you to everyone who has stuck with me over these past few months. My life has changed dramatically in a short space of time which has been hard to deal with but I am on a mission to come back stronger than ever! I might not be able to stick with a regular timescale but I will always upload when I can!

Get ready for some Autumn posts and events coming your way.....

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