Welcome back! I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog again after my long hiatus. It means the world to me.
Since my last post, a lot has happened. I moved into my Lake house in mid-March of 2022 and haven’t documented my journey as much as I would have liked. However, I’ve been keeping my followers updated with snippets of my life on Instagram stories.
To be honest, I’ve been telling myself that all the thoughts I’ve written in my stories would add up to a good quantity of blog posts. I hope I haven’t given up on writing just yet.
My time at the Lake house has been nothing short of amazing. Waking up every morning to a stunning lakefront view is an experience I’ll never forget. My backyard was the lake itself! Watching swans and ducks glide effortlessly across the water as the sun rises was magical. It felt like I was living in a movie.
During the summer, the Lake house was filled with laughter and great memories. We had countless barbecues, took pontoon rides around Consecon Lake, lounged on the dock listening to music, and enjoyed the sun with a good book. Watching Mr Tyberious play in the lake was a sight to behold.
We also made sure to have bonfires almost every night when Papa was home, because I’m hopeless at starting a fire. The sunsets were breathtaking and turned the skies into cotton candy colors, as my niece’s son so eloquently put it.
In the fall, the county was transformed by the stunning fall foliage. Everywhere I looked, the trees were a bright yellow, orangey red, or a mix of colors that took my breath away. Living in Prince Edward County meant we were surrounded by wineries. So, when in Rome…
Some of my favorite wineries at The Pec are The Black Prince, Closson Chase Winery, Huff Estates Winery, The Grange, and The Miller House & The Inn – Lake on the Mountain Resort. Each one is unique in its own way, and I could spend hours enjoying their delicious wines.
Aside from wineries, my absolute favorite place to be is at Wellington Beach. It’s only a 20-minute drive from the Lake house, and I could spend all day curled up with a good book on a rock, soaking in the water and enjoying the sunshine.
Unfortunately, September brought the end of summer and with it, the onset of seasonal depression. It’s a type of depression related to changes in the seasons that typically begins in fall and continues through winter. Symptoms include feeling sad, anxious, low energy, difficulty sleeping, changes in appetite and weight, and loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed.
As someone who has a history of depression, I felt it creeping in. I tried to fight it, but I eventually succumbed to it. I couldn’t see my friends anymore, and I don’t like driving at night, especially when it’s pitch black in the county. I felt isolated and alone.
Before I spiraled, my loved ones and I made the decision to take action. As someone who knows what it’s like to spiral into a dark hole and feel like you’re losing control, I knew I had to act fast. I recognized what was happening and was able to stop myself from going down that dark hole. It wasn’t easy, but I knew I was fully capable of getting back up and allowing myself to rise again. To breathe. To catch myself. And to tell myself that everything is going to be okay.
When you are capable of assessing the status of your own mental health and seek help and voice what you need, it is the most precious thing you can give yourself.
So now we are back in the city, and I do admit I am a city girl.
I’m back out and being with my friends. Going out to events and supporting charities I’m passionate about; which is shelters for abused women & children. I believe that ” a life without violence, is the only life to live” which I’m quoting from Dr. Roz Roach who is the founder of Dr. Roz Healing Place.
More about this in my upcoming posts 🙂
I’m out exploring new foodie places in my new neighbourhood and I’m working towards my new goal opening a cafe I always wanted. Or perhaps a flower shop. Towards that goal, I am taking a Floral Design course starting in a couple of weeks and will be rewarded with a diploma, so I’m so excited!
This is just the beginning.
Life is beautiful and I’m feeling good.
When we visit the Lake house I still love the view of the lake and relish in the comforts of the birds happily chirping and the swans gliding on the lake, it is truly so beautiful.
Thank you for reading my update. I hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to sharing more with you in the future.
Bon-fires were beautiful
Thanks for coming by.
Stay safe always.