That one time I actually asked for help

If you've read this blog for a while - or know me in person - you will know that I am notoriously bad at asking for help, and notoriously bad at resting. As a result, I get sick a lot.

This is quite stupid, really.

But entrenched habits take a long time to break, especially if they are born of trauma, as mine are. 

I'm working on it.

Case in point. I got sick just days before my wedding. Of course I did! 

So...wait for it...I asked for help. Also, I rested. Progress! 

The day ended up being the happiest of my life, and tiring yes, but not stressful. SO many people helped, but most of all, Karen helped. She helped me make the fox masks (found here) for the kids (and the kidults), she gave me a massage on the morning, and she took our photos! 

woodland wedding

How lucky am I to have such good people to lean on?

If you are the kind of person who always does the organising, what do you do to take care of yourself? How do you ask for help?

I hope you are practicing getting support, as I am! Self care, it's a Thing.

PS - if you want to be taken care of, we will  organise everything for you at our November retreat!