Graduate life is interesting. Graduate life while being super sick is not so interesting. Simultaneously taking on more responsibilites (being no longer a student) and trying to reduce my stressful activities has been really difficult.
One thing that was getting in my way, and had to change, was my hair. I have really thick hair. It gets easily tangled and is very hard to manage. I just couldn't keep it up as it was taking ALL my energy just to wash it and half the time I had to get someone to help me brush it out. Yes, it was beautiful. Yes, there were lots of fun things I could do with it. But, only about 10% of the time was it even in a decent enough state to attempt anything other than a side braid (and I don't really have the energy to 'style' it anyway). And it was pretty much always in a big crazy bun during the summer. It was more of a pain than anything, and not something that I wanted to hinder my recovery.
So. It got the chop!
My hairs are happy and way more healthy. And it's super super easy to style. Thank goodness.For those that don't know- I'm taking a year off of school and work to focus on my health. The aim is to say 'good-bye' to CFS/M.E. It's a big goal, but I went straight into university after my A-levels, and pushed myself way too hard at the beginning. My body has not had a chance to recover since 2008 when I first got sick.
I've gritted my teeth and taken too many pain killers and made everything else my top priority. Now it's time to change that. With any luck I will feel rested, revived and maybe even get back to my happy weight. It's going to be a very long, tedious and slow process. I know this. I know I might not get better- but my body needs this. I need this.
It's been quiet around here, I know. I've been finding it harder to keep up with my photo editing and social media activities in general. This is probably down to how much I over did it with my final show project and exhibitions. They were really really awesome and I have no regrets, but it is kind of sad how much of my health I've had to sacrifice for college. Silly, really.
So, I will be posting here when I can (aiming for once or twice a week starting now!) and updating the shop as I go. There are a ton of fun things I want to share with you, including Tour De Fleece! But I think we'll both just need to be a little patient.
I've got so much to give and so much I want to do. I feel like saying 'you haven't seen the last of me!' but that feels a little dramatic. Just because I can't keep up to the same speed doesn't mean anything has really changed. I'm still here. I'm still making. I'm still Kim. :]
See you very soon,
p.s. I'm still doing daily updates on my instagram!!!