On the 10th March 2020, my blog, Raindrops of Sapphire, turned 10 years old! I’ve had a lot going on in the last couple of months, so it actually completely slipped my mind and I didn’t have any content planned that I had thought about doing. It’s crazy to think that 10 years have gone by since I started this website, that’s a third of my life! It’s been a whole mix of ups and downs, exciting opportunities and a lot of hard work, but I couldn’t be happier with the business that I created.
If you follow me on Instagram though (@LornaRaindrops) you will know that I announced on my stories something very important a week ago. Quite a few of you had been asking where Adam was and various things, and why I had been so quiet over the last 2 months, so I thought I would share it here too. After 11 years together, and being engaged, Adam and I are not romantically together anymore. This happened in January and it’s been an extremely tough time for the both of us, so that’s the reason for me taking a lot of time off and being a little more quiet in general. It’s been hard trying to balance personal struggles with a full time business that you run alone, there’s been many bad days, but I am not beating myself up for it. I’m allowing myself to take the time and focus on myself because my health has struggled.
Adam and I are now very friendly and we decided that we work really well as friends and business partners, so we are still shooting each others photos a couple of times a month and we are actually getting on a lot better now, which is fantastic. Time really is a healer and so much changes in the shortest amount of time as well, so 2020 has been hectic for me so far. I’m still waiting for my life to calm down. I’m not taking any questions on this subject though as it is my personal life, but since you all follow me here and are following my life at the same time, I know I owe you guys that much information to keep you updated, so I’m going to leave that subject here now. There’s no hard feelings or hate between Adam or myself, so nobody is taking any sides.
Since my health has been struggling a lot, I did have a pretty bad episode on Monday where I collapsed 3 times and I had a nose bleed that wouldn’t stop for over an hour. Since I was on the floor passed out, I was swallowing a lot of blood too. It’s taken me a few days to recover from that. I’ve gained a lot of weight, as I’m sure you can see, it’s around 10 pounds. My hormones are acting crazy too and my anxiety has been through the roof, I even started therapy. Since I’m honest though, I don’t mind sharing this stuff with you. It’s actually kind of liberating to finally speak out about it all, so now you know why I’ve been quiet and taking time to focus on myself as much as I can. I’m pretty sure I was close to a break down last month and it wasn’t good at all.
I decided to include this info in an outfit post, just so you had something else to focus on if the text is too heavy and you come here just for my photos. This is the longest I’ve ever taken off my blog as time seems to be getting away from me. I can’t believe it’s mid March already! Anyway, I’m hoping that I will be back on track sometime soon, feeling like myself again. I just want to say that I love you all and I’m extremely grateful to have you all in my life and following me here. Lorna xx.