I haven’t blogged for a while, a year in fact, which seems like a long time considering I was writing content for my blog about twice a week for four years! I’ve had this blog for a long time now and I’ve had a love hate relationship for it. I love it, for the pure fact it’s full of my own work and creative thoughts, and love that I have my own corner of the internet, which is the reason I started this. However, I hate that my content has had no direction and towards the end I was producing work that was half hearted. For the past two months I have had a pep talk with myself, telling myself that I can write whatever I want to write about and who actually cares if no one reads it?
I have a new job
At the time I stopped blogging I started a new job in magazine production which has been a real turning point for me. Three years ago I sat in my careers meeting at university and she asked me what I wanted to do when I graduate and I said I wanted to work at Bauer Media. I remember her looking at me funny as I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to work for that publishers, whether that be a tea lady or a cleaner, I really didn’t care! I’m really chuffed that I’m doing something I enjoy.
I’ve passed my exams
By exams, I mean only two, and I’ve still got a long way to go, 4 more exams to be precise. Studying has been hard and trying to manage studying and working full time is a minefield and I don’t know how anyone does it. Leading up to my exams I was waking up at 6 reading through notes, going to work at 9, coming back at 5:30 and back to studying until 11pm, it was ridiculous and I swear I was a walking zombie for weeks. I did it though!
I’ve lost weight
This is a massive deal for me, I’m not going to reveal too much as I want to write a new post about this, so watch this space.
I’ve officially been discharged from the hospital
Just after Christmas I was told I no longer have to have regular check ups about my Coeliac and now have ‘normal’ levels! No more blood tests and sitting in hospital waiting rooms, yay! It’s been really tough and I had a relapse on holiday last year, my own fault. I was really drunk and thought getting a Burger King was a good idea, it wasn’t. I was in agony for days, I couldn’t do anything. Sitting on the toilet in 40 degree heat was not pleasurable experience. Since then I vowed never to slip up again, it really taught me something that my body is just not cut out for the bad stuff.
Saving for a mortgage
It finally looks likely that me and Adam will be moving out this year! We’ve been buying lots of house bits and bobs and I can’t wait to make it all look pretty and cozy. I can’t wait to move out and have my own space that I can call mine.
So that’s a snippet of what I’ve been up to. I can’t wait to see what this year brings and also excited to build this space of the internet back to where I want it to be.