Firstly thank you for all the comments regarding this week. I feel very humbled and lucky to have made such lovely connections in such a short time. I am really touched.
Tomorrow I’ll be 5 weeks sober. I still can’t believe it, if I’m honest it feels like yesterday and years ago at the same time. I can’t believe how hard this week has been and it’s not something I take for granted.
I was confiding in another friend the struggle of sobriety and I came home today to this lovely olive plant. The note inside said I struggled to know what to get you now wine and gin are off the table 😂. What a wake up call in one sentence, but also I’m thrilled to bits with my olive plant and plan to plant it with kazbars ashes.
Today I had my first hair appointment in 8 months. I’ve decided to take better care with myself and have invested in a new night face creme and now this. Now I’ve been blonde for the last 10 years and before that experimented with reds, brunettes, black and loved them all but I really loved being blonde. However, with Covid and being a new mum, trips every 6 weeks to the hairdressers have fallen to the way side and my zebra roots were reaching my ears.
I’ve hummed and ahhed about going back to brunette for the last 2 years. Financially it made sense as it was cheaper to maintain and I always loved the glossiness of brown hair I could never achieve when being blonde.
So today I decided to take the plunge (more about plunging later) and I am now showcasing bronzed balayage (brown with blonde bits to none hairdressing folk like myself). And you know what?! I love it. I feel like a shorter, plumper Mandy Moore in this is us and so far have enjoyed swishing my hair around in front of a bemused hubster and a nonplussed BB.
Remember how I said I was also going to find a hobby, something to spring forth the vest (just typing that feels ridiculous).
Well I’d signed up to take the (cold) plunge into wild swimming at a life guarded lake about an hour away. At the time I was on a waiting list so pushed it to the back of my mind, pleased I’d considered trying something new, however, not thinking it would come into fruitation.
Well my friends, at 7:30am tomorrow I will be dipping my toes into new waters. Not only 5 weeks sober, but also the cold, murky variety of a lake. 5 weeks ago at 7:30am I had a raging headache after all day drinking with my friends in the garden the day before.
How fast the world can change if you let it.
Have a great Saturday everyone.
Lots of Love