Happy New Year! Where have I been?

Hello you lovely people! Firstly a very Happy New Year to you all and I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. 2017 was a very stressful, challenging, busy and upsetting year. A lot happened but I will cover the main things below.
It’s not far off a year since I last posted on here. So, why have I been away so long? Well, last year so much happened and everything changed very quickly. The last post I did was about a tea party I attended and on the evening of that event my Dad went in to hospital and never made it home again. He’d been ill for a few months and had only just come out of hospital before having to go in again. It had taken forever for doctors to decide what was making him ill and eventually we were told he had cancer. He only lived for a week after the diagnosis. It came as a massive shock and I still don’t think it’s really hit me.

The second huge change of the year came at exactly the same time. I’d been living at home due to struggling to find an affordable way to move out on my own. My Dad came across a housing scheme the year before that would help me and typically that coincided when all this was happening. The house viewing actually took place the day after my Dad died. He was really excited about the whole thing but sadly never even managed to see the photos of it. I had to delay it by a month because I couldn’t cope with all the stress. Those few months just after his passing were unbelievably stressful and there was so much to do and it was all so sad that I just couldn’t face posting here about anything. In fact I pretty much became a recluse altogether.
I did attend one meet-up a little while after but it just reminded me of the last meet I’d been to and what happened that evening so I haven’t been to one since. Therefore I didn’t post about it and eventually I decided to leave lolita and this blog alone for the rest of the year. It’s now a new year though and I want to make more of it and of life in general. I therefore hope to get back to posting and to wearing fun fashions again. Last year was awful and everything changed so much but it made me realise that I needed to live more now because you really never know what will happen.

I’ve had notifications come through from new people following my blog and posting things and that’s really lifted my spirits during this time. It’s partly why I haven’t decided to leave blogging for good. I really enjoy blogging about different fashions and sharing tips and info with you all. I’m sorry this is a depressing post but I just feel I need to voice it and start to move on. Here’s to 2018 and thanks for sticking around and continuing to follow my blog ❤