Well, hello there! You may have noticed that I have been unusually absent across my blogging platforms for the duration of February. I have hated being out of touch with my writing and blogging friends but I can assure you it was all for good reason. I won’t go into too much detail but I went through a big life changing break up and had to give myself some space to adjust and re-focus. However, I am now back on track!
I was deliberating what to do with my new found freedom and very quickly I settled on a trip to Newcastle. My best friend of ten years moved from Scotland to Newcastle six years ago and I had only seen her once or twice in that time. I gave her a call and booked my tickets. I was at a time where I needed to be somewhere new with someone supportive even if it was just for four days.
I arrived at her house on Thursday night at almost midnight and was relieved that I had managed to make my way down alone.
My friend is vegetarian so I tried a few new things including a sundried tomato, mozzarella and rocket panini which was delicious and some new pasta dishes that I have made since.
My trip was short and last minute so it wasn’t filled with lots of activities and was mostly spent talking and catching up with a dear friend. We had a chance to reconnect after only talking over the phone for six whole years. We did have a wander around the town one day and I loved listening to the Geordie accent as we did. I also tried a Strawberry Bubble Tea which I was very hesitant about but ended up loving!
I was so glad to finally be old enough and have enough money to travel down to Newcastle. It was a trip that pushed my anxiety to the limits in more ways than one. I didn’t feel any anxiety symptoms until the very last day when I was travelling back home and I pushed past it. I want 2016 to carry on like this with me having the opportunity to visit new places whether it is alone or with a friend. I have plans to go back down to Newcastle at the end of March if my friend isn’t able to make it up to Scotland for a visit. This trip allowed me to have a long think and set straight where I want to be and what I want to be doing in the near future. I hope February treated you all well.