All being well by the time this post goes live, we’ll be waking up at Heathrow before heading to the terminal for our flight to Malaysia. If you follow me on Instagram I have been talking NON-STOP about this. It’s to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary which happened last July and we never quite got away. But also, it’s just because like everyone else, we deserve a holiday, a break, time away with each other.
Normally we snatch a long weekend here or there. A week in the UK always with Maddie in the autumn too. But a proper HOT holiday, with a good part of that on the beach? It’s been 7 years since we last had one of those. And it’s so important to have that time away so we’re bound for a few days in Kuala Lumpur followed by a week in Langkawi and I CAN’T WAIT.
When we booked the holiday in January, I fully intended to have my normal schedule of posts going live whilst we were away. Planning and writing lots of content in advance. I love the blog so much and it’s the perfect antidote for my job in the IT industry. Lately though I’ve really struggled to find the motivation because of some huge changes at work that I never imagined would create the impact they have.
When you’ve been at a company for 15 years like I have, of course you see change and people coming and going, it’s very normal. But we’re a small office with a lot of incredibly close-knit friendships and the last six weeks have been very difficult. Some days we feel closer than ever, other days it’s like our very own version of The Hunger Games with each person acknowledging that only a few may be left standing.
Normally I leave work at the office every evening without fail. It’s allowed me to blog to my heart’s content but I can’t get to any events at all during the day anymore and have had to cancel a lot of evening events too. Weekday evenings for the most part I’ve been sitting exhausted on the sofa like a zombie or going to bed early. Going to work, coming home. Going to work, coming home. Exactly the boring life I swore I’d never live.
So there are no posts ready to go for the next two weeks. I’m going to switch off from everything apart from Instagram where everyone has been so supportive. Time for rest and relaxation, to find myself again and work out how to get a work-life balance back post holiday. It’s easily been the most stressful time I’ve ever had at work with so much uncertainty but self-care awaits on the other side of the world. Hopefully the me that comes back will be happy, healthy and raring to go.
See you after Easter X