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Remember to Breathe-Day 17 to 19 Of #365daysofselfcare.

This Blog is part of the #365daysofselfcare challenge

Self-care is remembering to breathe

2018-05-18_23.39.22-01I have slipped behind with my posts as I have been rather distracted by my new dating adventures! Sometimes life gets in the way, and that’s OK, as long as we remember to come back home to ourselves as soon as we notice our attention has slipped.

I have still been practising good self care. Doing this challenge is helping me to stay aware which is a really great thing. On day 17 my self-care was in reminding myself to take breaks throughout a long day of writing. Day 18 was being firm with myself and not cancelling my driving lesson even though my anxiety was screaming at me to pick up the phone and do so.

Today, day 19, has been calming myself down after last night’s amazing date! I gave myself permission to have a quiet duvet day, just doing a little writing in between grinning lots! It’s important l enjoy this lovely feeling but stay grounded in looking after myself.

Day 11 of #365daysofselfcare

This Blog is part of the #365daysofselfcare challenge

2018-05-10_23.35.24-01For the last 7 months since moving to Eastbourne, with all that’s been going on with my mum and with my own mental and physical health, my life has been somewhat on hold. Recently, I decided it was time to pick up where I left off last year and get back out dating.

I have been single for a while, its not easy to date when you are transgender. To be honest, its often felt like it would be easier to just not bother and get a cat instead! Self-care is in realising I am worthwhile and lovable and that I owe it to myself to be brave and date!

Today, I had a wonderful date with a cisgender male for whom my being trans was a complete non issue. He is such a breath of fresh air! We spent 8 hours together and almost kissed at the station! I have been on a high since, and I have discovered he feels the same! We have arranged a second date!


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