Monday, 14 April 2014

Life lately.

Hello April. I know I'm rather late, as in two weeks late, but that's just me. I've been super busy over the past few weeks and not only have neglected my blog, I've neglected people and my Twitter account too. I decided to take a bit of a break as I've been unwell and had a lot of stress on my plate. 

In the middle of a night at the beginning of the month, I decided I wanted to go to University full time rather than continuing my Open University course of which I have three years left, the same time it would take to start a new full time course, so I did just that. Fashion has been something I have always been passionate about from a young age, and through blogging I've found my rekindled love of fashion. Especially design and styling. I can't draw to save my life, and it really irritates me if I get something wrong and have to keep rubbing it out, plus I can't draw on used paper, it really boils my blood. So anyway after applying for a few courses I started panicking I wouldn't get accepted on any, so decided to apply for Access to Higher Education courses and foundation degrees to get me back in. And that's when I hit a 'mania stage'. I have no idea what you call it but I was so energetic and I didn't sleep for a while whilst creating my portfolio. And then life hit me, and I went into a massive stage of depression where I basically wasn't fit to do anything. And that's when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which I've had since I was a teenager basically. 

But, I was given an interview for an Access to HE course, and I was over the moon. Until I found out that I was given an unconditional place for my first choice course at Huddersfield University. YAY. I'm just a little excited about the whole thing right now. I still have three Uni's to hear back from so we shall see, but yep, I'm going to Uni full time in September. So since then I've been sorting out a nursery placement for Dexter and going crazy with student finance. Let me tell you having a husband in another country with German income tax forms and wage slips isn't the easiest thing to work out. 

So I've just started new tablets for bipolar disorder which have taken over my antidepressants, and I'm feeling a bit rough and out of sorts at the moment, so mainly planning on staying at home, taking it easy with my family and spending as much time with Dexter as I can. 

Things are certainly looking up for me right now!

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6 comments:

  1. The university news is brilliant, an unconditional place at your 1st choice is fantastic. Hope your meds smooth out soon and you can feel more balanced. Good luck with full-time. I'm planning to go full-time for my MA but not until next year. :-)

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    1. Thanks lovely, things are looking up. Which MA are you planning on doing? x

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  2. Ooh congrats! My sister went to Huddersfield and really enjoyed her time there. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  3. Wow Michelle, good for you taking a hold of your life and reframing it to a positive. Ill be honest, this post does read slightly like you're talking non stop without taking a breath (I hope that doesn't offend you), but it also sounds like you're now on a path to stability and recovery. I think it's important not to be too hard on yourself about your emotions etc;you've not long had a baby for a start, your husband is in another country and everything else that goes with life! I think you are doing amazingly. xx

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    1. Haha don't worry, I wasn't offended at all. I actually realised after re-reading this post that it really was written without taking a breath, and my thought process was the same. I just felt I had so many thoughts to get down I didn't want to miss any x

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