MY TRIUMPHANT RETURN (a Q&A)

Ok, so maybe that’s a little bit optimistic. But I’m feeling good today, and I’m going to embrace that. Let’s do a little Q&A, shall we?

Where have you been?: Basically, I moved from London back to Coventry to live with my boyfriend permanently. This has been a massive relief, as I really wasn’t coping with living on my own in a HUGE-ASS CITY. I couldn’t finish my publishing internship at Faber and Faber because of my anxiety and depression, but now that I’m in a less hectic environment now that I’ve actually got a PROPER JOB. WHAT. (More on that in another post, I think!)

What have you been doing?: Other than working, I’ve actually been pretty busy! I’ve started on a little freelance writing journey, which has been super fun. I’ve been published by The Unedit twice, and by Fictionist Magazine, as well as Bookshelf Magazine. I’ve been really enjoying branching out with my writing and talking about other things that are important to me.

How have you been doing?: Lol. Things have been up and down, to say the least. If you want to know more about my mental health, I wrote a small update on my Patreon about anxiety, new medications, and starting therapy. (I’m planning on writing a series about my experiences with CBT, so if you’re interested, you can subscribe!)

On top of the mental health stuff, my boyfriend got a really bad infection a couple of weeks ago, and for ages we thought that I had it too. (It is super contagious.) But amazingly, I am fine! I hope he gets better soon, though. It was our two year anniversary a couple of weeks ago, and we weren’t able to do anything because we were in quarantine.

Are you returning to blogging?: I’m not sure. I have read SO MANY BOOKS this past week since I’ve been in quarantine, but I’m not sure whether I have enough thoughts to write full reviews of them. Maybe a mini review post is in order.

What will the future hold?: I’m really hoping to return to blogging properly. For now, I’m going to try to post one post a week, just to slowly ease myself back in. I’m going to try to start blog hopping again too. I didn’t mean to take such a long hiatus, and for that I apologise. Thank you for sticking with me through this weird break.

As I haven’t blog hopped in such a long time, please update me with what you’ve been doing! Read anything good? LINK ME!!

9 thoughts on “MY TRIUMPHANT RETURN (a Q&A)

  1. Avery @ RedRocketPanda says:

    Whether you’re “back or not” it’s so nice to hear from you again and see what you’ve been up to! I know you were having a really tough time so I’m glad that things have settled down a little bit for you. Also, super proud of you putting yourself out there with the writing stuff! It can be super scary and daunting at first, so well done for doing it and getting some stuff published – that’s awesome!

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  2. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Welcome back! I’m so glad to hear that things are improving for you. There’s nothing worse than feeling overwhelmed and alone. Well, except feeling overwhelmed, SICK, and alone, I think. 😉 It sounds like things are tucking along well. 🙂

    I’m so glad that you found a job– and I assume that you’re enjoying it, based on your lack of critical commentary? I’d love to hear more about what you’re doing and about your freelance writing!

    Things were crazy on my blog during your hiatus. I lost all most posts between April and August and had to MANUALLY repost them. O_o WORST. But we’re trucking along now and things feel good. 🙂

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    1. whatthelog says:

      Thanks Jackie! I think things are getting better – I’m trying to make more of an effort to get out and socialise which has been helping.

      I actually start my job on Monday! I am ridiculously excited as it’s remote, so I don’t have to move out of my boyfriend’s flat. Once I’m back to doing monthly wrap-ups I’m thinking about linking to my freelance writing 🙂

      Oh noooooooo!! That sounds like the absolute worst! I’m glad it got sorted in the end 🙂

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      1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        Socializing can be challenging if you aren’t in the right mood for it. I’m glad you’re trying to push yourself. I know how easy it is to just get in a slump and never leave the house! XD

        Good luck with the first day on your job today. I hope it’s everything you dreamed it would be. And yes! Please link out to your freelance writing once you’re back to regular monthly wrap ups. I’d love to read it!

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  3. Sarah says:

    I’m sorry things have been so up and down for you, but I’m glad to see you around again! 🙂 Definitely take care of yourself transitioning back, and don’t be afraid to back out again if you need to. (Obviously this comment is… a very late reply, but that’s because I’m wildly behind on everyone’s blogs, oops.)

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