So, I took a break. I guess that the break ended up being longer than I had originally thought it was going to be. But I think that in life one must be able to break away from the normal just to get back to the roots. The last time that I had posted was talking about coming back from a low mood… which ended up being April 5th. It’s now mid – July and almost 3 months went by. I feel like I am more refreshed now more than ever.
What have I been up to so far?
In April, Travis and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. Both not wanting to do anything too big, we ended up just going out to eat with a few friends and then later booking appointments for glasses. Because, the 3rd-anniversary gift was either leather or glass – glasses – get it?
May and June really held nothing for me, other than the fact that my anxiety spiked heavy during these months. I had too many episodes of tears, and crying during social events that Travis was seriously wondering about my mental health.
In May we took on another dog to add to our happy little family. We spent a while looking for just the right fit and we found her in a Spanish Podenco – then called Snow. She was a rescue all the way from Spain and had only been in the country for a few weeks. (A post all about her will come at a later time.) After a two week trail we decided that we were going to keep her – so we adopted and renamed her Lady, because of how dainty she is at times.
Through June was a bit hard for me this year. Couple the stress of getting the school year finished in once piece, the fact that it was rolling into my birthday was a bit tough. I talked briefly about this in my post: Living without a Mother. Couple the fact that I haven’t seen my family for a little over two years, I was just sad… Yes, even dealing with around about tide of both anxiety and depression. I spent far too many hours wasted away in gaming and pushing my feelings down.
What’s been happening in July
I’m pleased to say that I got to spend a few days down in the States last week. I enjoyed seeing my siblings and my father tremendously. I even got to pick up my nephew from his school. It was amazing to do that because he was super excited to see me.
I spent a lot of time with my brother and my younger sister – whom I haven’t seen since I moved to Canada – 3 years ago. Though the gathering was to remember our Grandfather, it was still nice to see them all.
What can you expect from Oh Chel?
I am back from my break and hope to have more content for you in the coming weeks. I’m slowly going to start back up with my blog, complete with a fresh new coat of paint – as well as slowly starting to integrate my social media again.
I have Twitter chats planned, new posts are written, special segments that will be going monthly as well as fixing up the layout a bit.
What’s been going on with you?