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.
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 💖!!!!
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 💙