Sometimes I just need to get out of the house. I can admit I was a bit anti-social last week due to the whole ME thing. I'd been feeling ill for a while and on Tuesday I just crashed and had to cancel my Halloween movie night as I really wasn't up to hosting a big sleepover for my back from uni friends.
I guess it's hard for some of my friends to really understand ME or feel sympathetic as it just seems to them like I'm tired all the time and after a little spat within the friendship group I avoided socialising for the remainder of last week.
It's not a bad thing, I feel loads better and I think sometimes the stress just gets the better of me. I was really lucky last week as I have some of the best friends in the world and had a lovely visit (despite the cancellation) from two of my friends in the evening and it was lovely to have a cuddle and watch DVDs, especially as I don't get to see these friends very often.
That's the one thing about ME that I've really noticed over the past few months, how I have to psych myself up for a big social event, as I just know it will knock me out. I find it so much easier spending time with people on their own, which is nice as I've become a lot closer to a some people due to lots of lazy evenings watching telly and eating snacks. I'm lucky as one of my best friends Mum had ME so the whole family kind of know what I'm going through and are so patient with my sleepiness and are always on hand to give me tips and things. He works full time, so on week nights, sometimes it's just the perfect thing to just hang around with someone as tired as I am, as well as having someone around who understands when I'm too tired or sore to talk or go out.
Anyway, as it's the start of a new week (Oxford Fashion Week to be precise) I wanted to clear my head and get some fresh air to give myself a good start for a busy week. It was such a beautiful morning and I thought a run would be perfect when I woke up relatively early today.
Great Coxwell is such a pretty village and sometimes I just don't appreciate it, so after I had a jog round the field I took some photos with my camera that I always carry in my pocket whenever I head out.