I briefly touched upon being a bit of a recluse in Monday's outfit post. I've felt incredibly lethargic (a combination of not eating properly, low iron stores and negative feelings) and to be totally honest, scared of the outside world.
It got to the point where I broke down in tears, terrified that I was slipping back into my previous, more poorly ways. Doug's lovely solution was to take me out for an afternoon, to show me that the world wasn't such a scary place.
We walked down to one of my favourite local cafes, Grounded, and had lunch and shared a brownie. I treated myself to my favourite Fentimans drink - rose lemonade - yum!
On the walk back, we snooped around every charity shop, and I bought some lovely striped things (including a Laura Ashley dress, score!) and a nice plain black bag. We also took silly photos with some old cheesy records in the YMCA shop. We took a quick detour through the new play park, and laughed our heads off on the swing.
When I got home I felt proud of myself for spending a couple of hours out and about, happy with my charity shop purchases, and just an all-round sense of contentment. It also gave me the drive to go to a vintage fair and the confidence to go to a blogger meet over the weekend!
It can be so easy to hide inside your safe place when everything feels a bit scary, but it just doesn't help. At all. The fears of what might happen outside are generally hypothetical things. There are lots of lovely things & people out there, and I need to do things like this more often to remind myself.
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