I’m trying to make up for having a few days off blogging, you know it’s like waiting for a bus: you wait for hours then three come along at once!
So I thought I’d do a general update on my life.
As you know if you read last week, I officially lost my job on Friday. I had a suspicion it was coming so it wasn’t completely out of the blue. Schools here are struggling financially and they just can’t afford to have someone off sick. I can’t write too much about the situation here as I’m still deciding if I should appeal the decision or not. In some ways it is a relief but I am worried about the financial implications.
I am still attending my groups: Tuesday is managing emotions and Wednesday is action for happiness. At least it means I get out of the house and am with people. I am going to put Mondays aside to work on my counselling course and a business idea I have. Thursdays are going to become weight management group and Fridays are a day of self care and reflection. The weekend is all about my daughter.
So, yes I went to my doctor to ask for help with my weight as I’ve put so much on with the olanzapine. She referred me to a weight management group which begins tomorrow. I’m anxious because it is new but it is a positive step I think.
The other big event which I feel like I need to talk about is the Manchester bombing. I live about 30-miles from where it happened and have been to a few shows at that arena. Also having a daughter the same age as some of those involved makes it hit home even harder. I can’t understand what goes through someone’s mind to make someone commit something like that, especially to children. No-one should fear having fun at a concert. It is unbelievable.
I’m sorry I haven’t read and commented on many blogs, that is my next job so feel free to leave me links to read 🙂