Hello insomnia

Yes I’m awake at a stupid hour. Back to this craic again. I did try to go back to sleep and not look at my phone but after 2 hours of nothingness I decided to blog.

It’s two weeks since my mum died. It’s a strange feeling. Part of me feels quite alone in the world now. I know I have my family but I suppose now that the older generation belonging to me are gone it feels different. Am I meant to feel like an adult now?

I’ve been looking up yoga classes. Blimey there are a lot of yoga practitioners in Sligo. I was toying with the idea of trying yoga, it might help my dodgy knee. I feel a bit intimidated though. Every photo I see from local yoga classes all feature thin people in lycra. I’d feel like an elephant joining them. I also have flashbacks to spraining my neck in a plates class… Yes really. So for the moment the thought of yoga is on hold.

I’m also toying with the idea of visiting Tory Island. I really want to see puffins but I might have left it too late for this year and the weather is cat. It’d be nice to have a day in the sun… Or a seaweed bath… Or go dancing. You see my thoughts are all over the place!

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

4 Responses

  1. sitting around at water’s edge watching puffins sounds like a good way to rest. sorry to hear about your loss. it has been about a year since my father passed…i sympathize with you.

  2. Take care Val. Losing a parent whatever the relationship is tough. They say on average the grieving process takes two years when it is not complex grief. Be gentle on yourself.

  3. Cindy Rawlings

    I felt the same when my parents died within 6 months of one another – like I stepped up to the top rung of the ladder, especially being the oldest of 4 children. Not exactly feeling more “adult”, just feeling more responsible for everyone else. And having thoughts all over the place means that you have so many options. Make a list and just do what you feel like each day, Life offers SO many choices! Re yoga: maybe try chair yoga as an intro? Possibly not so intimidating – lycra not required! 🙂

  4. Bert

    I still suffer insomnia fragmented sleep Val. I think it’s an age thing doc said its pretty common in 50s along with arthritis and other age related ailments .. I don’t know anyone my age (53) that isn’t wrestling with either a physical or mental ailment some have it worse than others … if anything iv definitely developed more compassion for my fellow men and women making there way along there life journey … ageing ain’t for wimps they say..

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