Letting go

The past few weeks have been difficult to say the least. Following my flu jab, I was ill for 2 weeks which ended up becoming a chest infection and requiring anti-biotics. I have also been suffering with fatigue which has seen me, quite often, falling asleep on the sofa either mid afternoon or in the evening. It has also meant that I’ve been a little short with my babies.

From this, I have started to think about the future and how much I am putting on myself. 

With this I have had to make some difficult decisions. The first being to reduce my shifts at work from 4 to 3 a week and secondly, to only work towards a diploma as opposed to a degree. My degree has been the most difficult decision to make as I enjoy it and really wanted to get a degree, however I am finding myself falling further and further behind which, in turn, pushes my finishing date back (and to be honest I don’t want to spend the rest of my life working towards it). I love learning and discovering new things about photography and art but it is getting to the point where I’m too busy to even take photos and very free minute I have is spent doing coursework. 

I still have plenty of years in me but I would rather spend them with my family and friends. A degree would be great and so would more money but the effect it is having on my health is too great and it really isn’t worth it. 

Having made these decisions, I found that last night I slept a lot better last night and feel a lot more confident. It has been difficult to “let go” of these things but I think it is the best decision in the long run. 

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#breastaware campaigns

As a lot of you may know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Over the past week or so I have seen a number of breast cancer campaigns such as #showyourstrap #nobraday however none of these really raise awareness (which is supposed to be the idea behind them). 

This got me thinking, what is the best way to raise awareness & make people notice? 

So here is my #breastawarechallenge (for both women & men), what are the 8 things you should be checking on a regular basis? 

I’ll post the answer for you all tomorrow morning ­čśÇ