It’s been a while since I’ve done a stripped back, grab a cuppa, here’s what’s going on and how I’m feeling right now post. I’ve said before how they’re my favourite type of posts to write. For me, they’re a little bit like writing my own diary and I love just pouring out in words whats taking up valuable brain space. So grab a cuppa, whether you like it or not, I’m going to share my current life situ.
I’m a few months in at my new job now, and although it’s hard working there 4 days a week and making up my hours at Tesco 2 days a week, I’m enjoying it. When I first started this 6-day working week stuff I was worried I’d soon burn out, but right now I’m enjoying both my jobs, it’s bringing in the money I want and I’m happy. I miss having the weekend to spend with Jamie, but I am seeing him more in the week seeing as I’m back at home and in Ipswich. It’s been hard at times, and I’ve been exhausted but I keep reminding myself this is only temporary. My new role is on a temporary 12 month contract, the intention being to stay on permanently afterwards and hopefully go full time, but even if it doesn’t turn out that way, I know once the 12 months are up I’ll leave with some experience and knowledge to hopefully go into a full-time role and a normal 5 day working week!
I’ve settled into a lovely little routine of the gym 3 times a week and sometimes will pop in for a swim with my mum too which is always nice, especially as we have a good old chinwag while we do our lengths! I’m currently debating joining netball again now I’m home, it was practically my life at university but I’m worried adding netball into my week is going to throw me off completely. I’m settled and I’m not sure how another hobby will fit into the mix, but at the same time, I know Netball will do wonders for my fitness and mental health. It’s a decision I’ll have to make my mind up on soon!
In terms of blogging, I am feeling a bit worn out. Since work I’ve decided I need to be shooting a few outfits every few Sunday’s to give me the content. Doing this in bulk also means not every Sunday needs to be about taking photos – now it’s my only full day with Jamie I don’t want to put the pressure on to take shots every week. With this current heatwave taking outfit photo’s has been the last thing on my mind, and thanks to the lack of photo’s, I’m struggling. Having beautiful, new and exciting shots definitely motivates me to sit down and write some words to accompany it. I’ve got enough content ideas for the rest of the month, but ideas and actual written posts are completely different things and I’m lacking both the motivation and inspiration to get that content out there. Perhaps a week or two off is needed in the near future.
In other news, as this post goes live I’ll be in London with Jamie on a top-secret weekend away I organised for his 21st Birthday. I bought him and I tickets for School of Rock The Musical and am treating him to some fun, food and some good cocktails! There’s nothing I love better than making new memories with him.
Next month we head off to the big apple together and boy am I excited. Despite going to New York with my family a few years ago, I feel like this trip with Jamie will be completely different. I’ve already done so much research on things to do and the best instagram spots in the city. If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them!
And that’s everything that’ my brain-dump for today. There’s not a lot going on right now but at the same time I feel like so much has happened in the last few months, especially since gradauting. This is a new chapter of my life and so far, so good! Hopefully this good mood hangs around for a while…