The Weekend Blog | Burnout

9th April 2016

The Weekend Blog | Burnout

I’ve been suffering with a bit of burnout recently.

On top of my usual 37.5 hour working week I have been publishing three blog posts a week, which has been particularly difficult over the last few weeks as I have been lacking inspiration and motivation.

I’ve also been doing lots of bits and bobs for my legal case. Most of the time it’s just talking to my solicitor and various experts but it’s incredibly draining talking about my hip dysplasia story and learning about my future. It’s actually been making me feel quite down this week and I’ve found myself in Tyrone’s comforting arms more often that usual.

I love being busy, don’t get me wrong, and I’d soon complain if I had nothing to do, but sometimes I forget to make time to take care of myself. I’ve been eating crap and neglecting my health; particularly my need for another steroid injection.

Next week I am determined to make more time for me. In fact, I have zero plans for tomorrow (not even writing blog posts) and I can’t wait! I’m going to eat better, do more yoga, book a steroid injection and maybe have a bit of a break from social media.

I want to be feeling my very best for when I go down south to work the week after next so I can get the most out of the experience.

Moving on…

I guess the big news this week is I FINALLY BOOKED A DRIVING LESSON!

It was much tougher to find an automatic instructor than I thought it would be. A lot of driving school websites that stated they offered automatic lessons didn’t actually serve my specific area, but eventually I found an instructor and I booked a lesson for next Thursday.

I’m nervous of course, but I am so excited to get started! I’ve already started revising and practicing for my theory test because I will want to get that under my belt as quickly as possible. I’m still determined to pass my practical test by the end of the year.

In other news I finally paid a visit to Birkenhead yesterday. When ever I need to go shopping I just stay on the train and hop off in Liverpool rather than going into Birkenhead, which is much closer to where I live. I just love Liverpool too much.

There was definitely more there than I was expecting and I managed to pick up some more stuff for my house (including light shades – how exciting!), but it was like stepping back in time. They have shops and restaurants that I thought no longer existed. like Wimpy and Ethel Austin. It was a little bit weird!

I hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. Joy

    Sorry that you’ve been a bit burned out lately. I think it’s good that you’re going to slow down some and worry about your wellbeing. That’s always super important!

    You’re sort of inspiring me to get my drivers license. I’m from NYC and never felt the need to have a car but now that I live in PA, it’s more of a necessity. Horray for booking your first lesson! You’ll be driving in no time.

    • Holly

      Oh wow! You should definitely do it. I’m annoyed at myself for not doing it sooner but I guess the circumstances were just not right in the past.

  2. Thank you for finding the time in your busy schedule to help me Holly, I really appreciate it. I learnt to drive in an automatic due to my arthritis. Good luck with your lessons, having a car has improved my health enormously, I’m sure it will benefit you. x

    • Holly

      No problem. :) I’ve really enjoyed working on your blog.

      I hope it helps with my health too. It will be nice not to have to take two trains to work every day!