Lorna Burford’s Diary & Status Page

2nd January 2017 – Sorry I missed updating for an entire month, but truthfully I was so busy, then ill with a cold, a cold sore, hives etc, then busy again, I never felt like the right time to update this page. I never wanted it to be a place where I moan, but more of a place where I gather my thoughts and as I’m better now, feeling good about myself, and we have finally reached 2017, I’m good to post.

Now that it is 2017 though, it seems insane to me to think that next year is the year that I turn 30! 30! I can’t believe it. There were so many things I always imagined I would have by the time I was 30 and I haven’t actually achieved any of them, but I come to realise that time goes by fast and it doesn’t mean anything. Age is but a number and things happen when they need to happen, not because of a deadline.

I’m grateful for the things that I do have and I’ve done a lot of reflecting on things the past couple of weeks, changing as a person inside again and feeling more positive. I’m interested in seeing where things lead and the new things that come along, but I’m being a lot more thoughtful now with materialistic things. I’m trying not to buy too many things unless I really do want them, and I’m trying to really stick to being strict with my food because of the pain it causes me if I slip up. Happy new year everyone! I hope you’re well. Lorna xx.

28th November 2016 – I had planned to post an outfit post today, but unfortunately I became really ill yesterday and spent most of the day, and most of today, in bed. I haven’t caught a virus or anything like that, it’s women’s trouble and for some reason this month it’s been horrendous. The pain and exhaustion has been too much to handle which is why I have been in bed, and as I can’t take any tablets because of my stomach issues, trying to manage it naturally with raw carrots (they help cramping) has only helped a bit instead of a lot this time. I’ve got this new stuff called Moringa powder which is made from dried leaves of the Moringa tree and it’s supposed to help a lot with that kind of thing, so I’m taking that now and seeing what happens. It also has a lot of other benefits to it as well apparently, so I will keep you updated.

I’ve had a lot of stress and anxiety this week too which hasn’t done my health any good at all, most of which are personal reasons, but it’s been extremely worrisome and when things are beyond my own control and I can’t fix them myself, it causes me a lot of anxiety and I get extremely stressed out which then impacts my body. So I can’t say this week has been great all around really. That’s the reason I’ve not been on social media very much at all with proper updates, so please bear with me on that. I will however have a new outfit post up for you tomorrow and I think you will like it. It’s very Christmassy! In the meantime I’m trying to relax by watching movies (Ghost Town) and TV series (Jane The Virgin, The Big Bang Theory or The Goldbergs). Lorna xx.

18th November 2016 – Things have been going ok for me lately. I’ve been working extremely hard all week on getting the forum set up for The Jeans Blog and also working on a brand new layout for the actual blog of it too, which is coming along nicely! I’m really proud of it. There’s just a few more things that I need to do in order to launch the forum, which I’m hoping to do this Monday! It’s looking good so far and since it’s my first forum I’ve ever built, it’s definitely been a learning process and a lot harder than I thought. It’s entirely different to WordPress which I know like the back of my hand and can sort out a new layout on a new theme within a couple of hours. But Monday is my day of launch, I hope!

Because I’ve been so busy with all of this I’ve been slacking on getting around to responding to comments here, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate them. I always do! I managed to find time last night to check out everyone’s blogs and see what you’re up to as well, so I’m sort of getting that balance right. Since Monday though my head has been in my laptop from morning until night and two nights in a row I haven’t been able to sleep until around 4am as my heads too busy with ideas and design stuff, so I hope I can sleep better tonight. I really do. I seem to get so excited when I’m creating something as it feeds my brain, but it means I live off an adrenaline rush which isn’t ideal for long periods of time as it’s exhausting. I am enjoying it all so much though, I love to learn new things. I have major OCD with neatness of lines and symmetry etc though, so creating a new layout with coding that’s unfamiliar is tough!

Regarding my health, it’s actually been ok this week. I’ve decided to take up some type of fitness and because I love country music, I’m really into line dancing at the moment. I’m looking for a local class to attend, but currently I’m doing it at home at my own pace. I’m also making sure my diet is a lot better because I’m going to see if I can shift this weight gain by eating healthy and moving more, the old fashioned way, then if this doesn’t work, I will know that something isn’t quite right and might need to go back to the doctors to figure out why I’m gaining. I’ve been keeping track of everything in an app and I’m hoping to build up my strength so I can be a lot fitter. It’s tough with barriers and health issues, but I’m determined to try and make it happen! How has your week been? Lorna xx.

13th November 2016 – I wanted to say thank you to all of you for the overwhelming support you gave me in my latest blog post ‘finding my way back home‘ as that meant so much to me. Knowing that all of you care so much to leave me heartfelt comments was beautiful. I’m starting up this diary page or status page as you all thought it would be a good idea too, and I suppose in a way, it’s like you get to know me better as a person as well, which is always good.

For the layout, I’m thinking I will put the date next to each entry and each entry will be above the previous one, so you don’t have to scroll down to read any of them and find where a new one starts, they will always be at the top. I hope it really helps and adds another element to my blog, as well as helps some of you as well – to know that others are going through thoughts and feelings just like you are. I’m not saying this page is going to be all negative, not at all. There’s loads of positives and negatives in my life, so all will be included. Not everything will be shared though, as obviously some things are completely private, but the things that I feel I can share with you, definitely will be shared.

As this is also a status page as well, you will be able to find this page in my menu at the top of my blog under the word ‘personal’ and then it’s under ‘diary’ so it’s easy to navigate. That’s the only place it will appear on my blog, or you can of course bookmark it if you want to as there wont be email notifications of a new update, but I might tweet them if I feel like it’s right. Otherwise, keep checking back! I will of course love for you to comment here as well as I think sharing and chatting to each other is a great way to help!

I’m excited to tell you all as well that starting on Monday, I’m going to be working on a brand new layout for The Jeans Blog and also adding in a professional forum, so I’m very excited to start work on that as it’s something different and something I’m finding inspiration for. I can’t wait! It’s also Adam’s birthday today so we made a raspberry and lime cheesecake last night and went to lunch in the day, watched a movie at night (Central Intelligence – it’s absolutely hilarious) and today it’s going to be quiet. I love birthdays! Lorna xx.


  1. November 13, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    I’m sure this will be a great addition to your site. 🙂 I’ve bookmarked it.

    Cheesecake is my absolute favourite dessert! 😀 It sounds like you and Adam had a wonderful day – and it’s always a bonus when a birthday falls on the weekend isn’t it? 🙂

    • Lorna
      November 14, 2016 / 12:53 am

      Thank you, Steven! Yes, it’s always great when a birthday falls on the weekend, that’s for sure 🙂

  2. January 3, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I completely agree with you that age is but a number. 🙂 Each passing year reinforces that point, and I might say it fractionally more forcefully to myself each year, but it’s certainly a basic truth. Indeed I’m wondering at what age I might start to feel old! 😀

    • Lorna
      January 3, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Ha ha, yeah feeling old is not something I have gotten to yet, but then I am classed as still young!

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