Mini Hiatus

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I talk a bit about mental illness in this post so if that’s something you’d prefer not to see then feel free to skip this post! TL;DR – I’m going on a hiatus.Β 

I’ve been putting this post off for a while because I REALLY didn’t want to admit to myself that I was in a blogging and reading slump, but I can’t deny it any longer.

Things haven’t been great for me mental health wise or at home. I may not work or study, but I have a very demanding sibling with health issues who I’m almost a parent to. So.

I am trying really hard to pull myself out of this rut I’m in because I’m probably at one of my lowest points. I’ve taken some steps in the right direction by signing back up for my benefits and applying for some courses (and even a job!). Of course this also means that I’m extra drained. To get my benefits I have to attend appointments and look for work (because the Australian government doesn’t care about agoraphobia or mental illness in general really) and that is so so stressful and draining for me. I had one appointment yesterday and all I wanted to do was sleep for a week. I do really want to work. I just wish I could do it at my own pace and not be forced into situations that I know will set me back. However, I need money so I unfortunately don’t have a choice.

I’m also hoping to start seeing a doctor and psychologist about my mental health again. I’ve been off my meds for almost a year (I have a really bad habit of stopping them when I shouldn’t) and I think it’s time I go back on them.

I’m hoping this hiatus won’t be for too long, but it’ll probably be for most of September at least. I may occasionally pop in to blog hop or make the rare post because I love blogging SO MUCH and I’m going to miss all of you way too much.

Of course, I’ll be spamming my Twitter constantly so feel free to follow me there!

Sorry for the overload of personal information in this post. I just wanted to let you all know where I’m at. I know you’ll all understand why I need to take a break, but still I’m sorry for being so bad at replying to comments and everything lately.

Anyway, enough rambling! I hope to be back really soon. Make sure to take care of yourselves πŸ’–!!!!

P.S They Both Die at the End is out in the wild and I really encourage you all to pick up a copy. This book is a huge part of what pushed me to start trying to pick myself back up. I loved it more than words can say πŸ’™

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29 thoughts on “Mini Hiatus

  1. Lauren. I am so so proud of you for everything you are doing. I think going back on your medication, starting to apply for things whilst it all might be draining, you are pushing yourself more and more. You should be proud of yourself for the amount you do for your sister and being like another parent for her. I myself am so proud and will be here for you whenever you need. I’m going to miss you of course when your on your hiatus but keep strong I believe in you lovely. I will probably start badgering your DM’s as well…
    ily xxx

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  2. Oh Lauren I’m really sorry to hear your feeling like this but I hope you feel better soon. Obviously your health comes first so take all the time you need to feel like yourself again. We’ll definitely miss you on WordPress but we’ll still be here when you’re ready to come back. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. Take care of yourself, you and your health come first ❀️ Blogging is fun, but we’ll all still be here when you come back, so don’t worry about that πŸ™‚ Good luck and hope you’ll feel better soon ❀️

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  4. Sending lots of love and good thoughts your way, Lauren! Take all the time you need – your health is far more important than anything else. πŸ’•And I think that’s so touching that TBDATE encouraged you this way 😊

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  5. Awww Lauren, thank you so much for being so open and honest as always – I’m really glad you’re taking some time away for yourself and it sounds like there’s a lot going on in your life at the moment so you take all the time you need to settle everything! Sending you lots of hugs & positive energy! ❀

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  6. Take as much time as you need. Your health should always come first. It definitely sounds like you’ve got a lot on your plate and I can understand how demanding it can be to juggle everything. Focus on you. We’ll be right here when you come back and if you need a place to vent or just chat I’m always available. πŸ˜€

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  7. I’m so sorry to hear how overwhelmed you’re feeling Lauren, we give so much of ourselves to others that we need to step away and take better care of ourselves. It’s such bullshit when it comes to recognising mental heath issues in Australia, even paid insurance for some health funds refuse to acknowledge mental health. For them it’s a case of, if we can’t see it then how are you really sick? Bastards. There needs to be sweeping reform.changes here for mental illness. Although we don’t interact much, I really enjoy your Tweets Lauren so will keep up to date with how you’re going on Twitter. Please take care of yourself sweetheart and if you ever need to talk or just need a friendly ear to listen, please don’t hesitate ❀

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  8. Sending you all the good vibes Lauren! I’ll definitely miss you around the blogging community but of course your health and family come first! Hope you’ll feel better soon, take care and know I’m always here to chat if you need to ❀
    (I also just bought They Both Die At The End and I can't wait to read it though I need to stock up on tissues first…)

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