It’s been a little while hasn’t it?! I thought it was about time I gave you an over due life update as it’s safe to say that I have truly neglected this little space of the internet over the last 18 months. Truth be told I’d been struggling to find the passion I once I had for my little blog for quite some time prior my last post. Having said that I’ve always kept my blog going, I guess at some point I knew I’d make a comeback (not that I’m calling this my comeback) but having worked so hard over the last 10 years, I couldn’t just say goodbye.
Let’s have an overdue catch up and give you all a life update!
With the above being said, a lot has happened and changed in my life over the last eighteen months, all of which have massively contributed to essentially me not having the time to keep my little blog going nor having the desire to put in said time. Anywho, here is a very much over due life update and some thoughts on the future of blogging in general.
I’m Enjoying Making Content Elsewhere
Truth be told blogging has completely changed from when I first started blogging and the creation of content is forever evolving. Given that I am now 30 (yes you read that correct), I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d enjoy creating content on TikTok but over the last couple of months I’ve really enjoyed the content I’ve been putting out. There’s no pressure for me in terms of uploading content, it’s super easy to edit and it doesn’t require the same amount of time or effort that blogging takes. I’m essentially posting the content that I myself want to watch which includes hauls, new in seasonal homeware, plant tiktok, aldi hauls etc and if this sounds up your street, then head on over to my TikTok.
I’ve Moved (again)!
Just after lockdown I moved out of my family home for the first time at the age of 26 and this for me is where my love for blogging returned. I was living in Cheltenham, soaking up being a stunning city and the drive I had to create content was second to none. Fast forward ten months, I moved again but this time back to Worcester as I’d started a new job and the commute from Cheltenham to where my new job was located was exhausting, truth be told. Similarly to Cheltenham I was living in a house share, but this time with people I made genuine friendships with and wanted to spend time with, whereas in Cheltenham I didn’t really have many friends, meaning I had the time to actually create content.
Fast forward a year on from moving back to Worcester, I viewed a stunning flat and I took the plunge to finally have my own space and a place I could truly call home. It’s been almost a year since I waved goodbye (gladly) to the house share life and got the keys to my first ever flat, albeit I am still renting but let’s be honest, who is actually buying a house with the current state of the housing market?! With all of the above being said, this has played a massive part in why I’ve not had the time to put my heart and soul into this blog. I’m now essentially running a home (for one), but also being back in Worcester means I’m around my friends and family so much more and truth be told I’d rather make memories with those around me, than sitting endlessly in front of a computer screen. I know I sound low key selfish, but sometimes you have to be and that’s okay!
Working Full Time & Blogging Don’t Mix Well
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you may have seen I mentioned in my goals for 2021 that I was starting a new job and it’s now been well over two and a half years since I started in this role. Truth be told, blogging whilst also working full time isn’t exactly do-able and is something I always struggled with here and there, but with my current role I am a lot more senior in my position in comparison to my previous roles and with that comes more pressure and stress. By the time I’m home from work, have been to the gym and eaten, I selfishly don’t have the energy to work on blog posts like I did previously. It’s a shame, but I also found that I wasn’t getting any down time once the evenings rolled around, which in turn made me low key hate the thought of having to type up a blog post or post on socials. With all that being said, if I do decide to make a comeback to my blog this is something I’m going to have to figure out and I guess we’ll see if I do!
I’ve Found My Love for The Gym (again)!
I feel like a massive broken record with this one, but I think we’re all guilty of going through times where fitness is a massive part of lives and then other times it isn’t. Since moving back to Worcester I’ve really invested into fitness, both financially and physically as I knew it was something I wanted to dedicate more time to, given that it has always worked wonders for my mental health. For just over a year now I’ve been a member at the amazing TSC Centre and I’ve also made some incredible friendships for life (I hope) through the amazing community of people who also attend. TSC is a small group PT gym, so it’s completely different to your bog standard commercial gym and you essentially get a PT in every session that you’re in, meaning you’re able to learn and improve with every session you attend. With my drive and motivation for the gym being at an all time high, I typically spend most of my evenings in the gym, again meaning I don’t have the free time I once had during the evenings.
So that in a nutshell is my over due life update and although nothing major has happened in my life, my life is just generally different in how I spend my free time. One thing I’ve definitely learnt over the last few years is that you have to be selfish and when something isn’t serving it’s purpose, you often have to step back to see if it’s something that you want in your life or not.
As for this little space on the internet, of course it isn’t going anywhere but am I going to get back into blogging? I doubt it, but I do want to make an effort to at least post on here once every couple of months. I don’t exactly know content wise what that will entail but I still want to keep on the same lifestyle vibe that I always have.