Welcome back. 

The title may be a little misleading. I often say I’m coming back to blogging, and then I disappear again. this time, I’m making a solid effort to blog daily. In fact, I think it may be the most helpful thing I can do for myself. 

The last few months have been difficult. Wedding planning, family drama, qualifying and starting a new job and passing my driving test have resulted in an increased amount of anxiety that’s been looming. 

I’ve always been more on the anxious side than my wonderful relaxed husband to be, but recently it’s been getting the better of me. Thankfully, his calmness is really helpful at times, he knows exactly how to make things better. 

What I have realised though, is that I need a network. Living in London means that I’m away from my family and most of my friends, and I’m really quite lonely. I had started to try and build friendships here but then I disappeared. So I’m setting myself a challenge. I’m going to blog everyday for the rest of the month and see if it helps me get back into it. 

To remind me, I’m setting an alarm on my phone for a time I know I shouldn’t be busy. 

Hope to reconnect with you all soon.

C.x

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A reminder…

It’s nice to remember why you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with someone.

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m marrying my best friend, and every day, in little ways I’m reminded just why I call him that.

We have mini arguments in public to see how people react. We were in Boots once paying for something, pretending to argue and the poor checkout guy didn’t have a clue what to do, who to look at or what to say. We were in Asda – and for the life of us we cannot remember what we said – and we got the biggest chuckle from an old lady behind us. There are more, but probably not appropriate for the internet world.

We genuinely have the same thoughts. At the football game the other night, Joe was talking about the ball boys, and how if it was him he’d mess around a little bit if he got the ball. Without even looking at each other, we both started singing the “want it, can’t have it” song, then burst into laughter. Earlier today, Megan Traynor was on the TV, and when she sang “from the bottom to the top”, we both did actions for top to bottom, then realised we’d messed up. We do it all the time, we think the same things at the same time. It’s mad!

Name Calling. Everywhere I look, someone is saying that name calling shouldn’t be part of a relationship. Rubbish. As long as both people know it’s in jest and out of love, who cares? I’m constantly being called Bakes, Pork Chop, Piglet, etc, – my surname is Bacon – and I call Joe Podgey or Joseph. It’s all out of fun, and if one of us ever got upset over it, we’d stop.

We’re antisocial together. Neither of us are social butterflies. We’d both rather a night in front of the TV rather than going out into town. Half the time, even when we’re in, he’s on the playstation and I’m on the laptop, or we’re watching two completely different things while sat next to each other.

We don’t want the world. We just want each other. So many couples nowadays need presents and parties and masses of compliments about how amazing their relationship is. We’re quite happy with a takeaway and a cuppa, the occasional little gift thrown in. 

I genuinely wouldn’t be without him. He’s been by my side for a long time, even before we were in a relationship. In our opinion, a relationship should be based on friendship. It provides a stronger base.

Who wants a relationship that’s boring? How did you meet your partner? Do you think relationships should be based on a friendship, or just jump right in?

C.x

Appreciate who, not what, you’ve got.

Remember the people in your life who are there when you lose everything else.

The world is so focused on the materialistic things in life. I’m guilty of it just as much as anyone – see my last post for example, but I am aware that the people in my life are the ones who mean more than any amount of money ever could. When was the last time you looked around and appreciated just how much love you have around you?

Your parents.

Your parents created and raised you. Continue reading “Appreciate who, not what, you’ve got.”