Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Life Update

Hello!  I feel I should explain my absence this past month.
After Christmas my boyfriend of 5.5 years broke up with me. I haven't taken it well.  I've been to the doctors who has been great and my boss gave me extra hours to keep me occupied.  Everyone at work has been great too. Some of the people there have been the only ones who have made me smile and laugh recently and even eat a little more. Little steps.

Rather than obsessing and crying over my lost future, I've been trying very hard to come up with my own, solo plans. I've signed up to a half-marathon at the end of March. That way I HAVE to eat.  I cannot run if I don't eat. Training has not been going very well as I'm incredibly weak from not eating and losing so much weight and due to my lowered immune system I have a cold. I haven't had a cold in about 2 years!
Training in the mud
I was not a fan of Christmas before my heart got broken and now I really, really do not like it so I've decided to cancel Christmas 2014 and disappear. This Christmas will be spent in Australia. In fact, I think I might stay there for a year and work. I have nothing set in stone so I really need to get my head down and start planning. I was going travelling on my own before I met my boyfriend so I guess it's back to square one except this time I have quite bad social anxiety. Who knows, perhaps this will cure it?

So there we have it.  That is why I have been away from the blogging world.  Sleep, go to work, try to sleep, repeat.  When I am feeling a bit better then hopefully Tea in the Tub will be back up and running as per usual.

Helen x

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12 comments:

  1. Ah, that sucks. But - it's happened. So now it's time to bounce back? Take care of yourself. Enjoy your personal time. Make friends. Laugh, live and you will eventually love. x

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    1. Thank you :)
      Making friends is already a challenge but it is one I look forward to.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your troubles Helen and good for you for taking some positive steps to rebuild your life. I think travelling is an excellent idea, although it may seem a bit scary right now, but your heart will heal and when the time is right, you will love again. Good luck with your half marathon too! Sending you a big hug. Annie x

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    1. Thank you! I just have to shove all the negative thoughts to the back of my head and when they start to move forward, shove them back with thoughts of travelling.

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  3. Sorry to hear how difficult things are for you now. I think you should be proud of yourself for the way you are building a new future for yourself. It may take a while and it may be painful at times, but there are lots of new things for you to look forward to x

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    1. Thanks. Positivity is exactly what I need right now so I'm grabbing every good opportunity that comes my way. My friends and family have been so great.

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  4. So sorry to hear about your break-up Helen. Break-ups can be tough but you'll start feeling better soon :) Good on you for doing a half-marathon - best of luck with it all and I hope we see you back on your blog soon! xx

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    1. Thank you. I'm feeling much better now. I did the run in 2 1/2 hours :)

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  5. Break ups are so hard! It takes a while to remember who "you" are without another person by your side and it feels so strange! You will get there bit by bit. I got some drinks from the chemist once that help keep your strength up once you've been ill or lost a lot of weight fast and they're pretty good, maybe if you don't feel like eating you could try some of those? There's even chocolate ones! xx

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    1. Thanks! A few years ago I had some of those drinks. They were horrible. I make my own protein shakes using flavadrops and pea protein.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your crappy news but go you for making those plans! A year in Australia sounds amazing. I'm going in October, but not for that long! :)

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