Where do I bloody begin?
First of all, how the heck is it November already? I genuinely feel like the days are whizzing past in the blink of an eye. Its basically Christmas and I haven't even started my Christmas shopping lol. (I'm laughing but screaming inside)
Anyway. Life has been crazy busy. I feel like I always say this so I'm starting to realise that maybe this isn't a phase anymore and this is just how thing are gonna be? This is my life haha. Although I'm tired, so tired, literally exhausted, I am also very VERY excited.
2016 has been a weird one for me, I'll probably go into more detail in my OH MY FUCK ITS NOW 2017 post that myself and every other blogger does, but its just so necessary. I like looking back and seeing what I've achieved, what I haven't and what I hope to in the next 12 months or so.
But for now, I guess this is a little life update? A quickish catch up on where I'm at right now..
I Need To Get Out More
Getting the work life balance right is hard enough, but when you're a blogger, I think its slightly harder. Work and life often overlap and it can be difficult to differentiate between the two. I made a promise to myself early on in the year that I'd see my friends more and make time for stuff other than work and I think I'm only really implementing that now.
Better late than never ey?
Last weekend I went to Pasta Remoli for a complimentary meal. Free food is definitely one of the best blogger perks. And I have to say, I had such a lovely evening. The atmosphere was super chilled and the decor was industrial, cool and extremely Pinterest worthy. The food was also AMAZING - proper authentic Italian. The bruschetta was literally the best thing I've ever tasted. It was covered in pesto which is my favourite and drizzled in balsamic and crumbled feta. All the love heart eye emojis.
Dreams Can Become Reality
I apologise for being so cryptic because I'm not allowed to talk about my two final projects for the year but I needed to make a quick point. I just wanted to share that if you work hard, focus and believe in yourself, your biggest, wildest, craziest dreams really can come true. I've worked hard all year to do the things I've recently had confirmed and I am honestly SO SO SO excited.
I Miss Sleep
Although I've been away a lot this year, I never really relax until Christmas break. Its the only time that everyone is with family and not bothering with work and I am longing for some proper time off. I tend to reply to emails or be in contact with my manager even when I'm lying on a beach, but over Christmas and New Year, I get to really switch off. For the past two weeks I've been waking up at 4/5am to work on one of my secret projects, so boy oh boy do I miss sleep.
Boundaries Are Important
Im not completely ready to talk about it yet but I'm back in therapy. Although its my 3rd stint, its the stint where I'm learning and discovering the most and at the moment, its important to me to just get healthy again and not discuss whats been happening with the world wide web. Of course I will do in due time but one of the things I'm learning to do is to put in boundaries. I didn't realise before how many people were treating me less than I deserve and using me for their own selfish gain. I've definitely had a few awakenings over the last few months and I hope to one day share my experiences and life lessons with you all.
So thats a little chat about where I'm at and whats being gone. I 100% need to sit down and make a video about everything in more depth - but I just haven't had the time to.
Whats been going on with you guys? Who's excited for Christmas already? I AM haha!