The difference worry can make

So I’ve been kinda quiet on here lately!  I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been happily cooking up new and exciting recipes in the kitchen for you, but that would be a lie. The truth is, I’ve been totally and utterly stressed!

A few things have been going on. Towards the end of last year I ditched the commute and switched jobs to something local, which is great, but man changing jobs is stressful! There’s so much to learn, and so many new people to meet, and of course I constantly worry about whether I’m doing a good job and making a good impression! Thankfully, three months in, I’m feeling a little more settled, but of course a job change in itself hasn’t been stopping me from blogging…

For over a year now, Mr Rinroad and I have been vainly trying to buy a house. Not just any house – our first house! Now, obviously buying a house is stressful for most people. But for me, dealing with constant worry about everything that could possibly go wrong when we a. buy and b. actually live in a house of our own took its toll. Couple my anxiety with countless offers rejected, two places falling through, and paying someone to go round somewhere you’re spending that much money on specifically to point out all the little things that could possibly go wrong, and healthy living just went straight out the window!

I guess I didn’t want to use this blog to rant at you about how stressed I was feeling, and I felt embarrassed to be posting about healthy living when I haven’t been healthy at all(!), so I just kind of stopped writing. And I’m sorry for doing that, because if I feel anxious about major life changes, then chances are other people do too. And isn’t that the point of blogging in the first place? To share thoughts and feelings that others might relate to, to offer empathy and support?

So, I’m sorry. I want to blog more, and I will blog more. And if you’re still with me, as always, thanks for reading.

Rinroad x

Ps. In case you’re wondering, today we finally got the keys to our first place! And yes, I’ve spent the whole day freaking out about everything that might possibly go wrong!!!

  • Dad

    Lovely house. You needn’t have worried! Prayer works!

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