I set up my blog in September of last year as an outlet for me to be creative and share my love for makeup and go back to writing, something I used to love many years ago. For me I don’t aspire for this blog to be my job (probably for the best!) but it’s a hobby and a way to connect with likeminded others online. However, this year blogging has taken a definite backseat in my life.
I didn’t have the best start to 2019. Nothing bad happened, I just wasn’t feeling myself. I’ve been struggling with self-confidence and self-belief a lot this year, both in the way I look, and my abilities at work. I might delve into these feelings a little more in a separate post, but basically, I’ve been feeling pretty shitty these last few months and just really unhappy the majority of the time.
With that being said a lot of amazing things have happened too. At the start of the year me and Rich decided we wanted to make sure we spent money on experiences and memories rather than more materials things likes clothes etc. So at the start of the year we booked a few exciting things for throughout the year, some of which we’ve already done, with a lot left to look forward to. So far, we had a fantastic break away with my family to Berlin which was great spending quality time with family (photos on my Instagram!) We then revisited the Warner Bro’s Harry Potter Studios following the opening of Gringotts Bank, a truly fantastic experience. It was my third visit and each new addition just makes it better and better, a must do for any Harry Potter movie fan! Then just recently we had a trip to the theatre to see Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, such talented dancers and a really interesting take on a classic. I then also had a weekend down in Cheltenham catching up with a couple of friends from uni; eating, drinking and exploring the countryside.
As well as all these fun things that we’ve been up to, we are also buying our very first home! It’s been such a whirlwind and something I did not expect to happen at all this year! There’s no denying it’s added to my stress a little, but we are SO excited. It’s a new build so we are eagerly awaiting construction updates and should hopefully move in over summer. I feel so ready to be in my own home; I’ve been living in rented places since starting university at 18 and I’m so ready for this next adventure.
I am also in planning mode for some super exciting upcoming trips. In September we’re off to Disneyland Paris for the very first time! Something we booked back in January to try and alleviate some of our Disney blues, and thinking money wise going back to Disney World wasn’t really an option this year. We’re staying onsite at Newport Bay with the dining plan and cannot wait to experience another Disney Park and another castle!
Then, through a crazy turn of events…just a month after Paris I’m also heading back to Disney World!! Rich is out in Orlando for a conference with work…so I thought WHY NOT GO ALONG!? I’m only there for a week but I’m super excited to go solo in the Disney Parks…and just maybe get a peak of Galaxy’s Edge! It’s something I totally didn’t expect to happen this year and I’m so bloody excited to go back, I can’t quite believe it.
With all of this going on, as well as a full-time job I haven’t really been dedicating any time at all for blogging, but I do want that to change. Blogging is something I do for me, no one else, and not as something I want to be my job. But it genuinely brings me joy so I do want to continue. I’ve glossed over it a little in this post, but writing more about how I feel might help me deal with things a little bit, so my content may change a little to accommodate this, even if no one reads it I think it will be really cathartic to write my feelings!
Talk soon (hopefully I mean that this time!) x