I hope you all had a lovely weekend last weekend and managed to grab yourself some bargains in the Black Friday sales! This week’s been a bit of a crazy one with the amount of uni work i’ve had get done before i head off to London this weekend with my girls for my 21st birthday trip! My to do list has been a mile long and i’ve only just ticked everything off, so i thought i’d do a little blog post with an update of my week and the bargains i got during last weekends black Friday sales.
First on my to do list this week was to finish off the first of my 4 essays. I’ve been trying to write this for the last few weeks and i just haven’t been able to concentrate on it due to trying to finish the draft of my literature review that was also due in.
However, i’ve finally got it done and 1500 words later i can relax a tiny bit. It feels like a lifetime since i last wrote an essay this short for uni but it was nice for it to be shorter and to not be stressing over a 3000 word essay for a change. University so far has been a struggle. Third year has definitely been kicking my ass but i’m getting there.
I’m finally back after taking an unannounced social media break..
The past few months have been a little bit hard. I began my third year of university and since then it has been a whirlwind. Starting a dissertation, taking on a placement and working nearly 30 hours a week has been a struggle to say the least. Life got stressful and in all honesty blogging became something i just put aside for a while. All social media was put aside, I took a break from both twitter and Instagram, as well as anything that became a distraction.
I think in some ways I fell out of love with my blog. When i started this blog I got so wrapped up in the idea of my blog having to be perfect and exactly like other peoples, that I found myself not being me. I was forcing idea’s that I wasn’t even sure of just in order to keep posting regularly and it just wasn’t me. I have so many ideas and thoughts that I want to share, even if that means there is no definitive theme to my blog but I’ve been scared because everyone seems to have their shit together if I’m honest. Although the blogging community is one of the most supportive communities I’ve ever been involved in, its still scary to go off and do your own thing, especially when you rely on those within that community to read and share your blog.
Taking this break from all social media has really been something I needed and it’s given me time to reflect on who I am, which is crucial when trying to figure out what it is that I want to be posting about and really allowing my blog to be a reflection of me, without being fearful of what people may think.