So a very quick couple of promotion bits, then onto a quick update!
Firstly, I posted a survey a while ago to do with my dissertation, Unfortunately I’ve had to change the survey, and would very much appreciate it if any UK people could fill this one in for me! https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/RewildingsurveyEJH < I’m studying BSc Wildlife and Conservation, you don’t need to know anything about the subject to take part 🙂
Secondly, I have created a Facebook group for anyone living in Suffolk, UK. The purpose of the group is the share ideas, places to shop, things you’ve done that you’re proud of, etc etc, to inspire and encourage each other to cut out waste. The main aim is plastics, but the less waste we create overall, the better. If you’d like to join, please send a request! 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ZeroWasteSuffolk/.
Now that’s done, I am doing so well and I am so proud of myself right now! Prozac has really helped me be able to focus things like my fitness and learning to cook – two things I never made time for before. Vegetarianism has also helped. I cooked a soup for the first time the other day. I’ve cooked leek – something I never bought before in my life. I love adding lentils and pearl barley to everything and glad I’ve found ways to incorporate beans into meals I couldn’t even cook before!
The only downside to being veggie is the gas/bowel movements. It turns out that vegetarians and vegans usually poop between 2-4 times a day, in general. Even twice a day is a lot more regularly than I used to go! Sorry for the info! Gas is an unfortunate side affect but can be eased if you transition slowly, apparently – and possibly use probiotics too. I went from having turkey and various other meats for 3 days in a row over Christmas to cutting it out completely, so it’s not too surprising that I’m currently suffering a little! It’s not debilitating though – the health benefits outweigh the negatives.
I have been exercising and doing yoga! I never thought I’d do yoga. I tried it once a year ago with a friend, and couldn’t stop laughing. Now I’m finding that apart from being a fantastic way to stretch after things like squats, it’s also genuinely hard work, which is a good thing! I’m following the ‘Yoga with Adriene’ videos on Youtube, and it’s so good! I saw it’s hard work – she constantly reassures you to only do what you are comfortable with. My friend has a bad back (she broke it a couple of years ago) so sits out and drinks tea when it gets too much for her, and only takes part in the things she can manage. Honestly, if you’re interested in yoga but don’t want to go to a class, try the videos!
I passed my statistics exam, woop! I’m also finally making moves with my dissertation, hence the request to do the survey.
One prozac downside right now is I’m having CRAZY dreams. All incredibly realistic and seem to reflect any thoughts I feel bad about – e.g. if it flickers into my mind that my boyfriend might cheap on me (he won’t, I know he won’t, I trust him, but that’s my ‘old’ way of thinking), then bam – I dream about it.
In general though, everything is good! I’m making my own oat milk, pushing ahead with uni work…OH AND THE BEST NEWS!
Okay, second best news. I HAVE ATTENDED A JOB INTERVIEW AND HAD A TRIAL! It’ll be the best news if I get the job, but I’m ecstatic! No panic attacks, no fear about failing, nothing – just went in, like a normal happy confident person, had a good time, and that’s that. I find out on Saturday – I’d really, really like to work at this place, the people are lovely, it’s working with animals and I really feel like I’d fit in. I do have another interview lined up this week just in case, but given the choice, I would 100% choose the first place! Fingers crossed! 😀 😀 😀 😀