Phew! It’s been one hell of a past few months!

Where do I begin?

Firstly, thank you to everyone who reached out to me since—for checking in, making sure I was doing okay, and for continuing to be so supportive. It’s amazing how many great friends I’ve made through blogging, and it’s even more amazing that you guys took the time to message and check in—I truly appreciate it.

So, as you all may know—based on my last post—I’ve been going through a difficult period in my life. What you don’t know is that shortly after that post, things got even worse and I was all over the place emotionally and mentally.  I started to snap at everything and everyone, and got worked up at the drop of a hat. Everything that I learned and practised over the past few years, flew out the window and I felt like I was back to square one.  

I decided to take some time off to regain my composure and somehow get back on track. Although I’m only like 75% there, I felt like it was time to resume doing one of the things I enjoy—blogging. At this point my posts will centre on me getting back to that place I was a few months ago. 

Despite my situation, a lot was celebrated with the people I love during my time off—I had my first international journal publication, my best friend got married, I celebrated my birthday, another friend migrated to study abroad and I started a brand new job. Yep, a lot of glasses were clinking over the past few months. 

As for now, I’m just grateful for life and happy to be back… 

How have you been since? Comment below and share.

Smile! Life is better when you’re laughing!

18 Replies to “Guess Who’s Back?”

  1. Glad you’re back my dear. I went through something similar to you these past couple of months. I think we all go through the waves of life: riding high or down in the trough. The good thing is that by living an authentic life, there is more balance
    And so the highs aren’t as manic and the lows aren’t as depressive as they would have been in the past. As well, we recognize where we are and know a way to get back to the equilibrium we seek.
    I look forward to your insights

    1. Hey Tim, i hope you’re doing better lately.
      Yep, the waves of life indeed!
      You hit the nail on the head: “recognising where we are and know a way to get back to the equilibrium we seek.”– it’s all I have been trying to do over the past few months. I must admit, it’s much easier said that done. I’ve been working on one aspect at a time.
      Thanks for sharing..

  2. Nice to see you’re back Candice, but don’t forget, like everyone else your also human, and we all go through these emotional slums from time to time. However it shows your strength in character to fight your way out of it, and I to believe that life will always be a work-in-progress for us humans, lol. Like I always say in most of my responses to you, thanks for the reminder, that in spite of whatever progress is made in life, we can all fall down, its just part of life. Thanks again for the nugget of wisdom Candice, may you continue to grow from strength to strength.

    Best Regards

    1. Thanks so much Peter for those words of wisdom.
      You’re so right, as much as we don’t like to fall, it’s inevitable for us as humans–after all, we can’t stay up forever right?! The important thing is that we know how to get back up when we’re down.
      Thank you for keeping in touch and for sharing your thoughts 😀

  3. Welcome back hun! I’m sorry that you have been going through a rough time but I am also glad to hear that you’re on the mend and feeling better. Sometimes, just disconnecting and taking time away from it all is the best thing to do for yourself in order to reset, refocus, and ultimately feel rejuvenated. 🙂

  4. Dear Candace, I haven’t blogged much this year but I have posted a few times about my summer and fall. I want to repeat welcome back because you are a positive light and you were missed. Never worry about stepping back because real life has called you away, take care of yourself first and if that means absence from internet that\s all good. I believe like you that balance is important. You need to stimulate your body and your brain, be creative, meditative walks, and listening to others. I hope you are feeling refreshed and renewed.

    1. Hey David,
      Your last sentence makes me feel so relaxed. I have done those, but I need to incorporate it some more in my daily routine.
      It’s good to be back, thank you for your wise and encouraging words 😀

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