The Mother Hen Blog A Day Challenge: Ten Interesting Facts About Myself

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So I had this amazing blog relaunch planned, I was gonna come back at the start of April with three or four banging posts, scheduled social media posts, the whole shebang. 

And that was one hundred per cent my intention. Then I saw Kathryn aka The Mother Hen's Blog A Day Challenge. More specifically I saw the responses to her challenge and had a completely organic urge to write, which I haven't had in a long time so the fancy blog relaunch went out the window and here I am.

I do have some amazing content planned for this blog but it started out as an online space to write my thoughts down and I'd like to keep some essence of that even as I move forward content-wise. 

The first prompt was "10 Interesting Facts About Yourself." I can't promise they're interesting but they are about me so they fill that remit!

  1. I used to be terrified of heights. I still go a bit wobbly in high places sometimes but I’m definitely not as terrified as I used to be.
  2. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Except for a few phases in childhood when I wanted to become a nun and then a popstar.
  3. I’m enjoying my late twenties a thousand times more than I did my teens/early twenties. I finally feel like I’ve grown into who I’m supposed to be and that excites me.
  4. I’m on antidepressants. I’ve been on them on and off since I was sixteen. I have depression and severe anxiety. Some days I cope well, some days I don’t.
  5. I’m soft-hearted. I like to pretend I’m tough but really I’m a soft soul. I don’t know if I like this particular quality about myself because I feel like it makes me too gullible when it comes to trusting people.
  6. I hated broken biscuits as a kid. If my parents gave me a biscuit when I was young, I would throw the most epic of tantrums. Thankfully I’ve grown out of that.
  7. I have double jointed thumbs.
  8. When I was a student in university I developed severe insomnia. For a couple of years I only got between two and three hours sleep a night for maybe two weeks in a row then I’d crash for twenty-four hours and the whole cycle would start again.
  9. I had an imaginary friend when I was about six. Her name was Ally and she was a purple alien, like those blow-up Aliens you used to get at the funfair.
  10. I’m adopted. I have no ardent desire to meet my birth parents or find out where I came from and I worry sometimes that not feeling that urge makes me a bad person.

Did you know any of these facts about me?

If you want to join in on the blogging challenge you can find the info here.

This isn't the triumphant return to blogging that I planned but maybe planning isn't everything. I'm trying to be more intuitive with aspects of my life, perhaps I should extend that to blogging as well! There's still a lot of housekeeping to be done like fixing links, adding pinnable graphics, changing my bios etc but that will all come in time. For now, let's just call this a soft relaunch, to see if I've still got some blogging mojo left in me.

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