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Blog Post 7

Hello all! Once again, as we creep into the second month of this exciting new year, your friendly green haired autistic has returned for the 7thtime, for yet another witty blogpost full of questionable repartee, extreme deprecation, and bountifulls of unnecessary sarcasm. We are only a couple of blogs away from hitting a special ‘10 blog milestone’, as I’ve chosen to call it. I still can’t believe we’ve made it this far! But as those who follow me on social media know by now, I simply cannot survive for more then a day without talking about myself. Heh, now that I think about it, I guess the same rule could apply for real life too.

Where to start... It’s been quite an interesting month where my weight loss is concerned. I don’t think I have ever thought about chocolate and cake this much in my entire life! And don’t even get me started on the big golden M.. even so much as passing it in a car makes my heart whimper. But regardless of the consistent temptations and overly exaggerated famine, my efforts to stray as far away as physically possible from fried foods and icing coated pastries have proven to be extremely successful so far despite the challenges, with a grand total of 15lbs lost since my last post. I still cannot believe I have managed to lose so much weight in such a short amount of time! I already feel so much lighter in myself, especially around my face! People have already started noting my weight loss in person which is great too. It’s always nice when people appreciate something you have been working hard on, whatever that may be.

In celebration of my weight loss, I decided to treat myself to a few little things to make myself feel rather special, and even more motivated then before. What are those things you may be wondering? Nothing much, just a brand-new television and a PlayStation 4. Who’s to say I can’t enjoy myself too!?

I got to visit Teasledown just over a week ago which was absolutely lovely. I always look forward to that monthly visit, and getting to see all the people that helped shape who I am today, and who continue to support me and the decisions I make despite having left now. Teasledown and the wonderful people that work there will always hold a special place in my heart. No matter what happens in my life and where I end up in the world, I will never stray far from the old Sugar Loaves pub in Sible Hedingham.

As of writing, I finally pulled myself together and ended up getting another tattoo. It’s been on my mind for ages now, ever since I got my first one done at least, and I am so incredibly overwhelmed with happiness at the outcome. I was fortunate enough to come across the design during one of my late-night Instagram surfs, and I just knew I had to have it.. Before I knew It I was deep in conversation with the artist behind the design and was quick to place a deposit. The tattoo is of a Sphynx cat wearing a pearl necklace, with a little half-moon floating above its head, and boy, does it look amazing. As someone who has been around Sphynx cats for near enough their entire life, and who just so happens to own two still, I knew this was the next tattoo for me. The clingfilm wrap is driving me crazy, and the pain was just extortionate, but I do not regret a thing at all. Plus, I found that this time around I was a lot braver. I knew what I was getting into, and I braced it all the way. At least I got to watch Jeremy Kyle while it was happening!

Last, but certainly not least, lets have a little chat about work. I never thought I would make it this far where employment is concerned. I always saw myself as the kind of person to give up at the slightest wrong doing, yet despite all of the obstacles and challenges I’ve faced, and still continue to face, I remain strong and determined every single time I go in, and every single time I leave. Don’t get me wrong, I quite often find myself lost in a big cloud of doubt and self-loathing, but against all the odds I manage to pull through each time. I am much stronger then I perceive myself to be sometimes, and if working has taught me anything, its that I am more then capable of facing almost everything life throws at me. With my wit in one hand and sarcasm in the other, I am not someone to be messed with.

Will I remain in retail forever? Certainty not. I still have so much I want to do with my life, and so many goals and aspirations I desire to achieve, but for now, I am more then happy with how my life is turning out, and with the huge list of achievements I have made in these last few months.

Thank you all once again for reading about my goofy little adventures, sorry for such a short post this time around!

Until next time, Shannon 😊


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