ON A SHORT BREAK

Hello everyone, I’ve been offline for a bit and might be for a little longer.

I’ve been through some difficult situations of late. Last week I experienced a panic attack for the second time this year. Most likely COVID triggered. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest and I couldn’t catch a breath. I hyperventilated as a result and got the shakes and dizziness. It wasn’t a great experience.

A few days, while my seven-year-old daughter and I were walking down a street, two burly men walking in the opposite direction loomed over me as they passed and racially abused me for being Asian. I had to explain to my distraught but angry daughter why random people would tell in my face “Take it home!” and what the phrase meant. I was shaken to my core from that experience.

On a positive note, my study units for the teaching course I’m doing is released today. So my learning as a mature aged student begins! Wish me luck folks cos I’ll need it!

I’ll be back soon with funny tales…

Keep safe everyone.

GROCERY STORE ANXIETY

A racing pulse
Many stolen breaths
Heavy weight upon my chest

A dizzy spell
Shredded nerves alight
A mental state of unrest

My eyes they seek
An invisible threat
That causes panic from within

A simple task
Once taken for granted
Now sends me into a spin

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought destruction to our economy, disarray to our lives and death to our doorsteps. The mental health impacts of this crisis will be profound and long-lasting. I know that my mental health has suffered from the isolation, the fear for my family and friends, and the disruption to our routines. It isn’t so surprising that I experienced a panic attack while doing a grocery run.

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THAT’S IT FROM ME FOLKS

Hello everyone, today marks one year since the inception of this blog. It’s been a journey of self-reflection, discipline and creativity. I’ve met loads of inspiring, supportive and talented writers. And I’m richer in spirit and mind from being a part of this blogging world.

This post is to let you know that I’m taking some time away from blogging. I’m struggling with lack of sleep (3yo poor sleeper), which is wreaking havoc on my mental and physical health.

I would rather write nothing than submit posts that are half-arsed and uninspiring. And because I am suffering from major writer’s block and lack of sleep, it’s better for me to take a break.

I don’t know when I’ll be back but I’ll still be lurking about, reading other people’s posts on the odd occasion.

See you all on the flip side 🤗