IT’S never easy saying goodbye.
Alas, I must, because life is hectic and OMG.
Being able to speak to you in this space every week has been absolutely incredible, and the feedback I have received has been awesome.
From buying Christmas gifts to homelessness, to treating yourself and exercise, to being an adult to dressing fab, we have certainly been on a journey.
Every time I have sat down to write this space to you, I have thought long and hard about what to say.
I have never wanted to disappoint you nor bore you to death, so I hope over the past few months I have made you laugh, smile, ponder and maybe shed a tear, because that’s what life is all about.
But don’t panic, I’m not disappearing all together; just from this space on page 2.
Who knows, I might make a comeback, I might not; let’s see what the future holds.
So today, I thought we could look back on how much of my personal life I have publicly displayed to the world, and give you an update on how things are going in Ash World.
*Cue Wayne’s World spirit fingers and tongue- rolling noises*
#1: Oh, what a feeling
Well, newsflash, I’ve decided I do actually love my car and want to keep it for a couple more years, at least.
I know my brother is still trying to wangle his way into convincing my parents he needs a V8 and I’m still whinging about my car never looking clean despite regular washes, so yeah, cars.
#2: Moving on out
I hope to move out soon with a very lovely person who makes a mean fish and chips and gives great massages, so that future is certainly looking bright.
As long as that person realises there will definitely be pink mugs and pink pillows in the house, we should be fine.
#3: Reignite the spark
I’m learning to love Albany again and stop whinging about everything, because we really do live in a beautiful part of the world and the beaches here are pretty.
Having to only drive 10 minutes for a cheeky nug run is also a great bonus of Albany’s smallness.
I hope you are still loving this little part of the world too.
#4: Get your sleep on
I’m still waking up like a zombie each day, but I’m aware of stuff I can do to ‘get in the sleep zone’.
Reminder: #dimthatscreen if you insist on carrying on your late-night text seshs until 2am.
#5: Dress to be the best
I still unconsciously dress to the nines everywhere I go, but I have learned to turn it down in casual settings.
You’ll be proud of me – I wore leggings and a cardigan to a mate’s place the other day, without a high heel in sight, so go me.
#6: Heartbreak Hotel
I have well and truly vacated from this joint and am now incredibly happy with a handsome fisherman.
He makes me feel the happiest I have ever felt in my life, so I hope you all find someone who makes you feel as special as he makes me feel.
#7: These battle scars
As I said the other day, I’m still hanging in there with my anxiety.
I am more determined than ever to not let it stop me from doing stuff, and I am super, super proud of myself for my progress.
So now, my dear friends, our time together is over, for the time being.
I hope my little babble each week has given you at least a snippet of the joy that it has brought me.
Ciao for now. xo