Hey Strangers…

So it’s been a while since I’ve written which is unforgivable really as I’ve had nothing but time on my hands. It’s been over a month since I was let out of hospital and back into my own lovely house (which I had missed terribly). Day to day life isn’t always the easiest, but I have to attest to the truth in the saying ‘there’s no place like home’. Of course I am beyond grateful for all the help and support I received in the ward, but being at home has done wonders for my stress levels. In hospital I would find myself descending into panic mode for no apparent reason – it would just come out of nowhere. Obviously I still have my moments where I feel vulnerable and helpless but they are soon overridden by the sense of safety I have being in my own environment and most importantly, being with my family.

You may wonder what I’ve been doing with myself if I haven’t been putting pen to paper. Well, I’ve had some lovely visitors from university as well as family members; my auntie arrived from New Zealand yesterday which is just the best. I have also rediscovered my love for Neopets; the best way to kill time online (like, a ridiculous amount of time), AND I got The Sims 4 for my birthday last week… Oh how I cannot wait to get back into that addiction again. As well as all this time wasting however, I have been trying to read more. I’m currently on My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, but I’m finding it’s taking me ages to get through, so I’ve decided to move on to something else. My good pal Matthew sent me The Love Object, a collection of short stories by Edna O’Brien, so I think I’ll tackle that next – I’ll let you know how it goes.

Otherwise there hasn’t been much else going on, things are good and stable at the moment which is a step up from last week. I don’t actually remember an awful lot of my birthday on Wednesday as I was on some medication that made me drowsy beyond belief, so it’s a bit of a blur. Thank you so much though to everyone for the messages and cards, I really appreciate it – I am one blessed girl.

Here’s a few of my cards decorating my bedroom wall, along with an amazing collage made by my very talented auntie Rosalind!

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I hope everyone reading this has had a lovely Monday and enjoys the rest of their week – stay fabulous guys!

Leona E
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