My Blog’s 10 Year Birthday & A Life Update

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.

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  1. March 14, 2020 / 5:32 pm

    Hi Lorna. I’m sorry about you and Adam breaking off, it’s a difficult thing to do. Been there. My mouth popped open when reading about your falling down and bleeding, I hope you are feeling much better now. I love your photos here, you look so beautiful! Here’s a big hug for you from across the pond! πŸ₯°

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 14, 2020 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you very much, John. I really appreciate that and I thank you for your support over all these years!

      • March 14, 2020 / 6:51 pm

        Your so welcome my friend! If I ever visit Bath, I’ll give you a call, lets do lunch! πŸ˜¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  2. Ian
    March 14, 2020 / 6:45 pm

    Hi Lorna thoughts are with you , sorry to hear about you and Adam at least you can still work together
    .Still looking fine that ten pounds must have gone in your purse . take care and stay strong Ian

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 1:44 am

      Ha ha, thank you so much, Ian! I could do with 10 pounds in my purse!

  3. David
    March 15, 2020 / 3:03 am

    Congrats to your blog! Hope you feel better now ❀️ You know were you can find me lovely Lorna and I still only come here for the photos! πŸ˜‰β˜ΊοΈ

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 1:45 am

      Thank you!

  4. March 15, 2020 / 8:49 pm

    Such a cute skirt but I’m so sorry to hear about the breakup – that must have been so hard for you, you were together so long! I hope that your health gets better with time, it’s good you can still post but don’t push yourself to do things until you are feeling better!

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 1:46 am

      Thank you so much, Mica! I really appreciate your kind words. I’m hoping to get back to commenting on everyone else’s blogs soon, including yours. I have a lot of catching up to do!

  5. Michael
    March 16, 2020 / 12:59 am

    Sorry to hear about your break-up, Lorna.
    Do be careful in the next few months as COVID-19 is shutting down countries as well as putting lives at risk…!

    Keep well!

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 1:57 am

      Thanks, Michael! I’m definitely being cautious, but not over exaggerated like the media make out.

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 1:55 am

      Thank you!

  6. March 18, 2020 / 12:53 am

    I was wondering what happened too, sad to know what you’ve been through. I hope you will recover fully physically and emotionally. Hang in there, your blog has inspired a lot of people. Tc!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 1:56 am

      Thank you so much, Tc! I really appreciate that!

  7. Jodie
    March 18, 2020 / 1:28 am

    Oh, Lorna. I’m so sorry. Life is so full of ups and downs. Here’s a huge, virtual hug.
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 1:59 am

      Thank you so much, Jodie!

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 2:00 am

      Thank you, Amy!

  8. March 18, 2020 / 10:05 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Sorry to hear you are going through difficult life stuff, but glad to see that you’re looking towards a positive future. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 20, 2020 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  9. Saba
    March 18, 2020 / 11:54 pm

    Lorna I was sorry to hear of your health struggles, and that you and Adam aren’t together romantically anymore. It’s understandable that this would be a tough time for you. It must have been scary passing out and having a nose bleed that wasn’t subsiding. I sincerely hope you’re OK now, and getting the right support. Please continue to look after yourself. I’m glad you have given yourself permission to deal with your feelings in your own time.

    On a positive note, congratulations on your ten year blog birthday! It’s a major accomplishment and shows all your hard work has paid off.

    Lots of love Saba xx

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 20, 2020 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you so much, Saba! I really appreciate that so much! It’s nice to hear from you xx.

  10. March 20, 2020 / 1:59 pm

    So sorry to hear about your breakup dear. I wish you all the strength and courage. Also, stay safe.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      March 20, 2020 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much!

  11. March 25, 2020 / 5:55 pm

    Hi Lorna, wow that’s pretty heavy to read. I hope you are doing well and I wish you all the best. On the other hand, congratulations with your anniversary. How are you holding during the crisis? Are you staying safe and strong? I wish you all the best.

    • Lorna
      Author
      April 3, 2020 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate that!

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