Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Rollercoaster of Life

If you follow me on Twitter then you'll know just how difficult a month October was, life has completely changed for me. My blog fell far down on my list of priorities, to my sadness, but with everything going on I just didn't have energy left to give to it. Usually I'd feel guilty for not blogging but for once, I've just accepted that sometimes life happens.


You all know that I moved to Hull last year to be with my partner but after a year of living together we split up, just a few weeks ago. Cue me packing up my whole life and moving back to St Albans, to live with my family and share a room with my Mum. None of this has been easy, there's been bad days and then there's been very bad days. Even though splitting up was the best thing for me it didn't make the process that followed any easier. I've been down south for just over a week now, finally unpacked and starting to settle into a new environment. Going from a whole house and my own space to sharing a room with my Mum and most of my belongings being in boxes under my bed has been an adjustment that's for sure. I'm making it work though, and I'm hopeful that I'll be able to find my own place after Christmas, a nice little accessible bungalow. That all depends on whether I'm moved over to the governments new benefit's system, Universal Credit, that's a story for another day though.

Obviously everything else in my life has taken a step back because of this, including fundraising. Donations have really slowed down, I knew they would eventually but it triggers a feeling of hopelessness. Things were going so well, we raised so much in month 1 so it's a horrible feeling when the momentum is lost and with that, your hope as well. I really felt like we would be able to raise most of the money before Christmas, I'm not so sure anymore. Sharing my GoFundMe link on Twitter and Facebook only gets you so far, but any other fundraising activities are energy draining. I don't have any friends who can do sponsored activities for me either. I know that things will pick up again eventually, but moving into an inaccessible home in an area with poor public transport has just highlighted my need for a new powerchair even more and thus made me feel even worse about donations slowing down. For now, it would be great if you could keep retweeting my tweets, sharing the link, as much as you can and of course, I'd be so grateful if you could spare even £5. (My GoFundMe page).

As I said, I am starting to settle in down here, but living in an inaccessible home with stairs is taking it's toll on my health. I really hope to get back to regularly blogging soon though, for now if you want to keep up to date with everything then it's best to follow me on Twitter. I'm confident that by the end of the month things should be back to normal on here though!
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