Where I Want To Be

Where I Want To Be

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet on here recently. 

Not just on here, but I’ve also practically ignored my twitter feed and completely neglected my poor Facebook page.

And, I don’t really want to talk about why.

I’m sorry, I hope you understand. 

The good news is that I am ready to move on and start blogging regularly again. 

You never know, I may even start returning tweets, texts, emails and phone calls soon too… but one step at a time. 

I’m not a dweller.  I like to push on.  I believe things happen for a reason.

I like to feel happy. 

Happy is my happy place.

I’m not there yet, but I want to be.

So, I’m putting a plan in place. 

I need to focus on something positive. 

I need to do something good for myself… and whereas usually I would just head straight for the Mulberry concession at Selfridges, I feel I need more than a quick fix this time.

Healthy body, healthy mind.  I’ve gained weight again.  Too much.  I need to cut out the crisps and chocolate and I need to do some exercise. 

As I cancelled my gym membership a few months ago, and until I can persuade the Greek God(zilla) that by signing up again I will attend more than twice, you will find me walking/jogging/limping around one of our many beautiful local parks. 

The NHS website recommends a fitness programme which aims to get you from couch to 5k in 9-weeks, so the Greek God(zilla) and I are going to both give it a go.

My roots can be seen from the moon.  I need a complete cut, colour and blowdry and I am booked in this weekend to see the miracle workers that are Jackie and Emily at Jo Partridge in East Dulwich.

Next week I’m having a pedicure, eyebrow threading and a bit of waxing.  I might be gone for some time…

Booked a holiday – we are off to Crete with Yiayia and Papou.  A couple of weeks in the sun with my favourite boys will be complete bliss. 

Get my blogging mojo back. 

This post is a start.

Like I said, I’m not there yet.

But I really want to be.

How do you get yourself out of a slump?

You can also find me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @Smudgerella

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    • Grenglish
      August 8, 2012 / 1:42 PM

      thank you x

  1. August 8, 2012 / 11:52 AM

    Hope you are okay, lovely. Your absence has been noticed, I’ve been really missing your posts pinging into my inbox. Your loyal readers will still be here when the creative juices start flowing again.

    If it’s any consolation, my mojo has also gone missing. Don’t think there’s any point pushing yourself to write when you don’t feel like it. My action plan similar to yours though – holiday next week, haircut tomorrow, have started running again.

    See you on Twitter, September 1st, ready to kick some blogging ass again?


    • Grenglish
      August 8, 2012 / 1:45 PM

      You bet!

      Heading over to twitter now xx

  2. August 8, 2012 / 1:00 PM

    Welcome back my favourite blogger. Sounds like a brilliant plan. Here for you. Big far Greek hugs xxx

    • Grenglish
      August 8, 2012 / 1:47 PM

      Want to say thank you for everything, but am momentarily distracted by your new smoking hot pic!! Gorgeous!
      p.s. thank you for your kind words these last few weeks, really appreciate it xx

  3. August 8, 2012 / 2:07 PM

    So pleased to see you back. I hope you’re on the road to Happy now. x

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:19 AM

      thanks Ellen x

  4. HPMcQ
    August 8, 2012 / 3:05 PM

    hey gorge why don’t you come to zumba with me? i go to push studios just behind william rose on lordship lane. i go on a wednesday night and saturday morning. it’s hilarious and hard work all at the same time really helped me shift some lard. just over 3 stone of lard to be precise!! come on you know you want to x

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:21 AM

      haha, I have no rhythm but can give it a go!! Weds not good for me as do WI things but Sat mornings could work – why not?! When I get back from hols, I’ll be in.
      Now – 3 STONE???! What the heck???! You look fab xx

  5. August 8, 2012 / 6:09 PM

    Oh my lovely girl I have missed you lots and I’m so pleased to see that you’re on the road to happiness. Sending lots of love and big fat kisses xxxxxxxxx

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:21 AM

      thank you lovely xxx

  6. August 8, 2012 / 6:14 PM

    Hello lovely! Glad to have you back in my inbox again! I’ve had a hard time of late writing too – I intend to have a break at some point this Summer, ditto all of your above plan – I need to put in a healthier living action plan for me too! X

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:22 AM

      It is good to have a focus and hopefully exercise will be all it takes to unwind and unblock xx

  7. August 8, 2012 / 10:56 PM

    Hope all is OK lovely! Your posts have been missed.

    I’ve been in a huge slump (a spend-all-day-in-pjs kind of slump) and actually exercise has helped me no end! It put the zing back in my step and so hope it’ll do the same for you xx

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:25 AM

      Oh no Alice, sorry you have been in a slump too. I am hoping exercise is the answer… although not loving it quite so much yet 😉 Still feels quite hard and I have to really push myself to get out and do it at the moment xx

  8. Thomo
    August 9, 2012 / 1:00 AM

    Missed you. Love you. Xxxx

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:25 AM

      back atcha xx

  9. August 9, 2012 / 9:17 AM

    Hiya . Had missed you. Sorry you’re going through it. Life is full of surprises, isnt it? Lots of us struggling in the holidays – so you’re not alone. Your plans sound just right. Nothing like a change of scene – particularly a bit of sun and sea and sand etc to boost your mojo. We all need a rest sometimes and time to contemplate. Your blog is your own – to do or not do what you like with it! Big hugs XXX

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:26 AM

      Life certainly is full of surprises but am pleased to be on the other side now. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, really appreciate it xx

  10. jenn
    August 9, 2012 / 10:46 PM

    big hugs..thinking of you xxx

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:26 AM

      thanks lovely xx

  11. Palmie
    August 10, 2012 / 10:00 AM

    Glad you’re back! I have missed your blog. I hope all is ok xxx

    • Grenglish
      August 10, 2012 / 10:27 AM

      Thanks Palmerama xx

  12. Noo
    August 10, 2012 / 9:34 PM

    You are fab. Love you gorgeous lady xxxxx

  13. August 13, 2012 / 12:19 AM

    So glad to see you back in business, have missed you and your blog hugely, sending you immense hugs and lots of love xxx

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