I'm sorry I've not been around lately - as you can probably tell from my last post, I haven't really been having the greatest year, and it's been going from bad to worse since then too. I thought it would be better to kick things off again with a blog explaining why I've been away, rather than just chucking up a blog about something else as my first post back.
First things first, I'm really sorry I've been away - I've still been blogging pretty much every week over on Birds, but even that's been a bit of a struggle sometimes, and there were a few weeks when I literally only scheduled a post about 5 minutes before it was supposed to be live - although luckily that hasn't been the case for a while now.
It also hasn't helped that my internet hasn't been working properly for a while - I've had my phone, sure, but I find it a lot harder to post from there, plus my data allowance isn't that high anyway - but luckily, I've got that sorted now, and while the signal isn't the most amazing thing in the world, it's definitely better than no internet, so I should be able to post fairly regularly again now.
Not long after my ex boyfriend died, my dog got ill. He had been ill for a while, but he wasn't getting any better, and unfortunately after one particularly horrible night (where we were up all night with him) we had to make the heartbreaking decision to have him put to sleep. So, that really hit me hard - one death is bad enough when it's someone you loved, but it's even worse when you have another death and it's a pet you'd had for ages who was basically a member of the family. On top of that, my internet wasn't working, and I also had some other personal issues going on (that I don't feel particularly comfortable discussing) so I decided that it would be for the best if I took a break from blogging until I was feeling better and life had calmed down enough that blogging wouldn't feel overwhelming.
I feel like now is that time.
It'll take me a while to get back into a routine, but I'm going to aim to post at least once a week from now - this will give me time to come up with content that will hopefully be interesting to everyone, as well as thinking of things that I actually want to blog about and will enjoy writing about.
So, here's to a new beginning.