Unexpected Hiatus

Hey everyone, how are we all doing?

It feels odd writing again after nearly 2 months away. I wasn’t planning on taking a break but it just kind of happened.

I’m sorry I’ve not been active, I’ve been adjusting to something and it’s still taking a while for it to sink in.

I’ve had no motivation at all, which I’m sure you all can relate to. I’m not mentioning the C word, however that’s partly why I’ve been avoiding social media because it was way too overwhelming seeing constant updates.

What week of lockdown are we on now? 5? 6? I don’t know, I’ve lost track.

Ewan has been in isolation with me because I’m ‘high risk’ and it’s actually been lovely having him home everyday, he will say different as he is getting cabin fever but he does go for walks some days.

I’ve been out twice since lockdown began, but I had to attend 2 appointments, I couldn’t not attend them. It is frustrating coming home and having to change clothes everytime but I know it lowers the risk.

I miss physio, well, my rehab family more. I haven’t seen any of them since late February, bloody hell I didn’t realise it had been that long. Can’t wait to see them and have a bit of banter.

I know I’m way overdue for my March Round Up but I thought it would be best to combine March and April together because, in all honesty, bugger all has happened! Well, it has but I will explain at a later date.

So, yeah, shit hit the turbo fan pretty quickly didn’t it?

– Ami

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Hey fellow superheroes! I'm Ami, I'm 24 and I live in Norfolk, UK. On my blog, UndercoverSuperhero, I openly talk about my recovery journey which stemmed from being in hospital and a specialist neurological rehabilitation centre for 9 months. I talk about how I maintain a positive mindset whilst coming to terms with my disability. I love superheroes, so much so that my partner and I are having a superhero themed wedding! I generally like to talk about anything and everything on my blog, I also have an ongoing series called "The Reality of..." which allows readers and bloggers to raise awareness of the disabilities, mental illnesses, chronic illnesses, impairments, that they live with as it is so important to raise awareness! Everybody has a voice! πŸ’š

25 thoughts on “Unexpected Hiatus

  1. Welcome back! I feel like bugger all has happened, yet a lot has happened. It seems like the days are disappearing and I can’t put my finger on what I’ve been doing or how the time is being sucked away. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I really, really hope you’re okay… Whatever you’re adjusting to, you are one tough cookie & I know you’ll be okay. I’m always around if ever you want to chat. Sending oodles of hugs xxxx

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  2. Don’t beat yourself up about it. We’re all feeling pretty flat. Plus, it’s a good time to take a blogging break. The scene is pretty dead atm. Feel like I’m writing my best content, ever, at the minute and I am getting no engagement. Likes, comments, calls to action are all down. So take it easy, put yourself first. We’ll all still be here when you get back πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t get many comments but I get likes. The important thing is writing. I am sticking to my blogging, as well as anything word-related. I’ll check your blog out. Don’t lose heart.

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      1. Thank you for your kind words. Thankfully, views are higher than ever, just engagement that is down. Writing is a real distraction for me at the moment, I’m shielded so can’t even leave my front door so regardless, I’m still writing. Funny how a 5min update can get a greater response than something you’ve poured hours and your heart and soul into though! I’ll take a look at your blog too 😊

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      2. Thanks Joel. Yeah, I find my views are high too. I’m just at home, too. Extremely restrictive here in Madrid, Spain.

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      3. Btw are you aware your link from your wordpress profile is dead? Might want to update that in case people are trying to view your site and not finding it. I found it via Google πŸ˜‰

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      4. I can access it via the app but not the site- Thanks Joel. Having problems now which I’m waiting for the WordPress team to sort. Hope everything is working again ASAP.

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  3. Hi Ami.

    I get you, I’m in week 7 and to be quite honest if it weren’t for my iPad calendar, I wouldn’t know. Routines are messed up. But, I did a writing challenge and ebooks/ blogging are helping me keep a semi-structure to my day. So glad Ewan is there. Glad you’re as OK as possible. Thanks again for the blgging opportunity on your blog- one of my best moments recently. Stay safe!

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    1. I know what you mean, to begin with I lost track but I’m starting to remember what day it is again now. Hope you and Alfredo are well πŸ’š


  4. Hi Ami. I’m so sorry to hear about all the problems you’re having. I would offer a hike for you but I’m in self-isolation also. You know with my brain stuff they kind of worry about me getting sick and not recovering. So I stay home most of the time and if I do have to venture to the grocery store or something, I wear a mask. But since I can’t hike for you I will definitely be praying for you πŸ™‚

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      1. so far I’m doing okay. I isolate as much as possible and when I’m out I wear a face covering if I’m anywhere near anyone and that includes more than 6 feet. The only time I take it off is if there is absolutely nobody around. But for me a face covering serves another purpose. It’s not just to protect me from people’s germs. It’s to protect me from the pollution coming from vehicles when I’m walking in town, from other people’s cigarette smoke which I’m highly allergic to, and dust and pollen is flying around in the air because I had a nasty sinus infection 2 years ago that nearly prevented me from climbing Mount Washington, and as you know that was like the highlight of my life LOL! So I don’t want to get another sinus infection that fat again, because that one could have easily turned into meningitis it was so far up in there that my eyes were covered in yellow goo also. I hope you’re doing okay now. I know it’s been a depressing time for everyone. And I haven’t been outside walking or hiking very much at all. I’ve been doing most of my walking in my apartment. It was good to get out today.


  5. Hello Ami .. it was good to have you arrive in my mailbox .. I love Dennis’s analogy ‘lather, rinse and repeat’ .. that says it all really. The stress of trying to book a delivery slot for online Supermarket which on reflection really isnt that bad but just week by week.
    I have been very brave today and let my husband, Ken cut my hair. He wouldnt listen and did it his own way but I used my heated hair brush to tidy it up .. you know what I mean!
    Stay safe and dont forget to smile. what a blessing you were able to have your wedding before lockdown. love to all xx

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    1. Hi Patsy, I lost count the amount of times I tried to book a delivery slot, my Mum has been the only one to be able to go out, well shes had to as there was no other way of us getting food. Hope you and Ken are well πŸ’š


  6. Hi Ami – I have felt exactly the same way. Unmotivated to write despite having lots of time available to do so. Bored with the lather, rinse and repeat of each day. I don’t really have answers for you other than to say I understand and I’m hoping for safety for you and an end to this for everyone’s sake.

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