Autumn Update || Who are you?

Break from blogging



Who are you? That’s pretty fair question right about now, seeing as I’ve not published a blog post in 6 months. Sorry about that. With a half year hiatus, I reckon it was only fair to give you a bit of an update on why I’ve been a no show in my own space. So deep breathe, and here it goes. 

Everything started about 10 months ago. The changes were quite subtle, so subtle that it took my family another 2 months to start worrying. Although I didn’t realise it then, I’d begun to lose a little bit of my sparkle until I eventually hit breaking point this Spring. In my Mum’s words, I’d turned into a frightened little bird; A far cry from the bubbly, out-going person I’d always been. Not only had my anxiety stopped me from doing everything I enjoyed doing, it prevented me from even functioning.  Now that I’m writing this I think it’s crazy I didn’t do something sooner, but then I didn’t realise how bad things were until I’d hit rock bottom. It was the most scary experience I have ever been through and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Thankfully, with the help of my amazing family, I’ve shaken off the demons and I’m in a really good place. 

And so I’m back. Well technically I’m not. At the time this post goes live, I’ll actually be loving life in Orlando, Florida, bringing to end an epic road trip that rivals my West Coast adventure last year. No need to be tan jealous, I’m basically related to Casper the Ghost. Look out for my travel diaries becoming live in the next couple of weeks! Once I’m back on English soil, I’ve made the decision to go back to University, studying on a MSc Marketing course at Salford University. Say hello to student discount!

4 Things I’m looking forward to this season:

  • At the end of October I’m lucky enough to be attending the #bloggerhalloweenparty in Birmingham! I’ve already got my costume sorted, but I do need suggestions on cool places to go  in the city centre while I’m there for the weekend.
  • Over Summer I started to teach myself how to play the Ukulele and I’m in love. It’s the most relaxing thing ever, and so easy to pick up. Now the nights will be starting to get darker, I’ll be spending some time away from from the computer, and learning new songs on my Uke.
  • I’m super exited to be popping down to London for a day to attend the Blogosphere Christmas Market. At the moment I’m going by myself, so if you are going, let me know and we can meet up!
  • I genuinely can’t wait until all the good A/W telly comes on. I’m thinking Strictly Come Dancing, Ripper Street, Sherlock. There’s nothing better than settling down with a cup of hot chocolate on the sofa watching all the good television. 

What are you looking forward to this Autumn? Any suggestions for where to go in Birmingham or are you going to the Blogosphere Christmas Market? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

J

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