Monday, 30 November 2015

Feeling Overwhelmed.

Remember me? 

It's been a long while since I've posted on here; for someone who used to post so regularly anyway. I kinda fell out of love with blogging, eventually.

I was doing the best id ever done at this whole blogging thing, posts were going up often, I was proud of what I'd created, and I really enjoyed what I was doing, and then things suddenly changed, so I stopped posting, stopped reading other peoples posts, stopped being obsessed with instagram, now thats when you know something is wrong - I LOVE instagram haha. I pretty much fell out of love with everything, and I don't even have a reason, not really. 

Initially, I think at the time I had so much work I needed to be doing alongside blogging. I work full time as a nursery nurse, and I don't just work at work if you get me - often work comes home with me, whether thats written work, or planning in my head things I need to do for certain children etcetc. So because of that I stepped away from blogging for a bit, and by the time I was ready to come back, I felt so overwhelmed by everything, so I just avoided it. The thought of logging onto bloglovin to read hundreds of posts id missed out on was actually quite intimidating, I know I don't have to read them all, but I used to before I let them all pile up. I still haven't logged on yet. 

The thought of writing a new post just didn't feel right, it was an effort to do so, and it shouldn't be an effort. I know everyone feels like this sometimes, because its bloody difficult balancing work, life, and this all at the same time. Ive also been quite poorly recently, so that helped, haha. 

Im not one to feel sorry for myself though, so moping around and doing nothing (blogging wise) isn't my thing - id rather get straight back into it because I loved doing it so much, so you can imagine how annoying it was, not being able to do it because my heart wasn't really in it anymore. Writing this has actually helped though, it's reminded me why I started this in the first place, I've achieved a lot though blogging and I'm proud of myself. :)

I can't promise regular posts, or 100% dedication all the time, but I've got to be realistic really - things will happen, life happens and things get in the way, and thats normal. Shit happens. 

So yeah, that should hopefully explain all. I'm back, and I'm very happy about it! 


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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

October Instagram Roundup.

October went by so quickly didn't it?! It really doesn't feel like its been a month since I wrote the September roundup, I've had a pretty busy October - meaning it practically whizzed by, and lots of new photos!

It was my birthday in October, which was a good excuse for cake; how amazing is this cake though?! Mac and me found it in Asda, I really didn't want to cut it! Its white chocolate.

For the first time ever, I broke my beloved iPhone 6! :( I was pretending it was a microphone, and flung it down the toilet haha. It was completely dead,  I spoke to apple, who said it would cost me £260 to repair, so I went to Carphone Warehouse hoping to pay off my contract, and start a new one with a new phone. To find I was due an upgrade months ago, wuhay! :)

Not gunna lie I'm so impressed that I managed to do these myself.. *grins*

I received a fair few gifts for my birthday, all of which I'm really grateful for. My mum bought me the Soap and Glory eyeliner, and the Glad Hair Day. I do love a bit of S&G!

I'm so impressed with the bath bomb collection I've got going on haha.. Matt bought me a gift set for my birthday, I loved everything, so I went on the Lush website to find they now have all of their christmas bits in, clearly I couldn't help myself and bought the whole bleddy shop!

I seem to say this every month, I bought another red lipstick, the obsession is forever strong haha. This one looks so pretty, although I have loads of reds I can assure you each one is a different shade, or so I think, everyone thinks they're exactly the same! 

This little beauty is Matt who I'm forever talking about/bigging up. Who I recently described to my friend as being an 11/10 haha, he was very chuffed. He made my birthday the best one yet, he bought me the nicest, most thoughtful gifts and I couldn't be more thankful. You could tell he thought about each one really carefully, he knows me better than I know myself. This was taken outside of the place we went for a Carvery, for my birthday. But how vile does my hair look.. definitely need to get it dyed! 

This little beauty was one of my presents from Matt, if you've never heard of Imperial Candles, go straight to their website now because you'll definitely want one! Its basically a candle with jewellery inside, Matt chose a ring to go inside mine. He also chose to get me a bath bomb too, which had the prettiest necklace inside. Amazing idea!

I took too many photos this month, so Ive only included a few,
how was your October?!


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