So, here it goes. My first ever blog post, a blog about me and my life.
I am really hoping that I can encourage others to open up, firstly about anxiety and other types of mental health but also inspire others on my new venture which is my journey through Motherhood too. I am a bargain queen, always searching for good quality, cheap bargains and so I am hoping I can also include some of my money saving hacks and tips in to this blog too.
My name is Cath, I am nearly 26 years old and I live with my wonderful Husband Ryan. We have been married for 3 years and have been together since I was 15 years old. He is my best friend. This year I gave birth to my gorgeous 8 month old boy Harry (I’ll dedicate a post to him soon) and our lovely black cat Wilson who we rescued 4 years ago from the RSPCA.
Wilson is of course named after Tom Hank’s volleyball in Castaway but we generally call him Mr Wilson. We had a list of names we liked, our favorites were Mr Meowtington and Romeow but I couldn’t quite put my Husband through the fact he might have to sit in the vets on his own and answer to Mr Meowington, although I’m sure that would have made someone’s day! He lost half of his tail in an accident so when we saw the fresh stitches and those ‘take me home eyes’ we just could not resist him. We have a lovely relationship and he truly loves us. Did you know that black cats are the cats that find it most hardest to be adopted?
I am currently on maternity leave and loving every moment. I will be returning to work soon but only part time. Before maternity leave I was a Health Care Assistant at a lovely private Hospital, I loved my job and have been there for 6 years. I will be returning there as member of bank staff but I have a new job as my main part time role which is very flexible with childcare, very local and something completely new. I will be starting there on the 1st December so I can keep you up to date!
We have a wonderful support group of family and friends, we are very lucky.
One main reason I have decided to open up about my life is my battle and struggle with anxiety. I have suffered with this condition for a very long time, I’m sure it’s always been there but as I grew older it became more evident. I have now accepted it as a quality of mine, not always positive but it makes me who I am and why be ashamed of that?
Those closest to me have known for a long time and if they can accept me for it and treat me the same way than there really is nothing to be embarrassed about. I will write a post dedicated to anxiety soon but I really do feel that opening up and talking about it has got me through it.
Please keep an eye out for future posts, I welcome back any feedback on this blog and I hope you’ll support my new hobby.