Winter Update

winter update

So enough time has passed for me to say the clich√© of me believing how fast time is flying. And it’s kind of true! I have no idea where this year has gone, but it has and it’s now *nearly* the most wonderful time of the year. Not gonna lie, I’ve already gone into complete festive overdrive. Whilst I’m busy deckin’ the halls and rockin’ around the Christmas Tree (which I’m yet to put up FYI), I thought I’d give you all a bit of an update on how I am and what I’ve been up to.

Life after University

Like most graduates, life after finishing University requires somewhat of an adjustment period. As someone who likes to keep busy, I felt a little bit lost after handing in my final research report and returning from the most incredible Mediterranean cruise. From working a full-term internship and doing research for my degree to nothing takes a lot of adjustment.

Actually, I say nothing, but I’ve been pretty busy and don’t have plans to slow down anytime soon. Apart from attending some pretty exciting interviews, I’ve been caring from my mum and spending some much-needed, very overdue, quality time my family. I owe my ¬†family a hell of a lot, and in the spirit of the festive season, I thought it was about time I show them some appreciation.

It’s actually spending more time with my family in the last couple of weeks that I’ve realised how unhappy I’ve been inside myself lately. Like, I’m super happy with everything around me and know I’m extremely lucky, but, and I think some of you will totally get me, I’m unhappy with myself, if that makes sense at all? A classic case of “its me not you”. So this season I’m taking some time to work on me and get my sparkle back.

Oh and apart from all that, there’s the little thing of me graduating from my MSc course with Distinction in a couple of weeks. No biggy. Who’s betting I fall?

Blogging

Right, every season I say I’m going to focus on my blog, become a blogging machine and then 3 months later, I’m in the same position. You the know the excuse, life gets in the way, blah blah blah. I will say that I think I’m starting to produce content that I’m actually happy with and want people to read, rather than just churning out rubbish to fill a space and tick a box, but I’m still a long way from where I want to be.

Darn my perfectionism and high standards.

Anyway, being more realistic with the craziness that this season brings, I want to focus on blog maintenance and doing all those little jobs that you know you should really do, but put off because they take time, and you honestly cba. Fingers crossed, I’ll finally get my act together, tick all the faffy little things off my blog maintenance list so I can become super blogger in the New Year. Hand up who thinks Oliver would make the perfect sidekick?

So that’s pretty much me this season. Spending time with my loved ones, learning to love myself, and becoming a superhero. Now tell me what YOUR up to this winter and make me jealous of all your exciting lives!

Very quickly, before you click away and get on with your very busy lives, I have a little announcement to make. As you all know, blogging has changed my life. From giving me the courage to travel on my own, to inspiring me to change my career, the last couple of years have been a rollercoaster, and I have loved every single second. I can’t wait to see what other opportunities blogging brings and the first adventure of 2018, has already begun!

I’m currently nominated for UK Blog Awards 2018 in both the “Travel” and “Lifestyle” categories and need your vote to get to the stage. Completely free and very quick, voting for me will help me start 2018 as I mean to go on!

To vote for me, please click here.

A huge thank you to everyone who votes!

xoxo

J

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