Friday 27 April 2018

A Little Life Update

I thought the perfect post today would be a little life update as it's been a long time since I last did one on my blog. That's mainly because there has never been too much to share to be honest, not that there's a massive amount now but I just felt the urge to write a little blog post with a few things that have happened over the last few months and a few things we have planned for this year.
A Little Life Update

Going Self Employed

The biggest thing over the last few months or so is that I've officially gone self employed with my blog! Though I've been treating this as job for quite a while, it's only recently I realised I should technically be registered as self employed and make it official, I'd just been putting it off before. Now it's all sorted and I feel kind of proud that I've took this step with it. Though I've been working hard to earn money from this for a while, now this is officially being classed as my full time job I suppose it's only spurred me on even more to make something of it. I'm really happy that I've still been able to keep up with 5 posts a week the majority of the time, and I love the variety of things I've been writing about recently. I've got a long, long way to go and some months are definitely better than others but I'm really happy with the direction my blog is going in at the moment and how I've been doing with it. I'm not going to lie, it was a bit of a hassle sorting it all out but it was worth it (and kind of legal) so if you've been putting it off for a while, it's so much better to just get it over and done with. 


For the first time kind of ever, we actually have a few holidays planned for this year and I am incredibly excited. We recently went to York for 2 nights which was dreamy. It was a beautiful city and I'd go back in a heartbeat. Next up we have our honeymoon in a few weeks. We finally decided on Paris after being torn between a few options but I think it's the perfect choice. We're going to eat all the croissants we can, do as much sightseeing as possible and hopefully just have an amazing honeymoon. I don't think you can get much more of a romantic place than Paris so hopefully it will exceed any expectations. Aswell as Paris we also have a night in London booked for the week after we get back. We're going to see Kinky Boots which I'm incredibly excited for, I've been wanting to see another west end show ever since we first went to see Wicked. There were so many to choose from but Kinky Boots is more much reasonably priced and it looks like such a feel good show. I'm obsessed with the soundtrack at the moment! Aswell as seeing a show, I just can't wait to be back there seeing all of our favourite places and taking it all in.


I mentioned in a post towards the end of 2017 that I'd finally taken the plunge and started medication for my anxiety which at first worked wonders. I just felt so much calmer and like my head was much clearer, but I'd say once the side effects wore off, so did everything else so I'm kind of back at square one again. One medication that works for one person might not work for another so I just need to find what works for me. I'd definitely say I have up and down days, but I always have and the tablets certainly didn't have a drastic effect. I think having some plans and having stuff to really look forward has really helped actually and sort of made me stay positive. I also think I'm finally getting somewhere with starting councelling too, unfortunately private is the only option as I wasn't getting anywhere any other way, but it will totally be worth it. At the moment some days I can go all day feeling totally fine, have no anxious thoughts, no constant checking for anything that could be wrong with me (health anxiety has been extreme recently) but then others I really struggle. When I'm having a bad day, I just try to take extra care of myself, and if I have a day where I don't accomplish much or venture far out of bed, it doesn't matter. Some days are just better than others but I'm working on it.


I've had mixed feelings about the flat recently. The majority of the time I absolutely love it and will be so happy with what we've done to it and others I just feel like completely changing everything! I do feel like every year it becomes more and more like 'ours' though. It isn't officially but we're pretty free to do what we like to it so I think we've reached a point where we've put our own stamp on it, as much as we can really. A few extra touches have been added to the living room and the bedroom, the spare room is FINALLY becoming an office and should be done soon, and we have plans for the bathroom so I feel like it's all coming together. The spare room has been a work in progress since we moved in, but now we've decided on a desk, we've pretty much bought everything else needed and I just think it's going to be such a good little work space for both of us. When we first moved in I struggled massively and wanted to move out within a few days, it just didn't feel right and I didn't think it ever would but now it's properly our home and whenever we move again, I think it will be very hard to say goodbye to it and the home we've made. That's a few years away yet still I think but hopefully this is the year things start to fall into place in lots of different ways.

Have you got any holidays planned this year? or if you have any tips on Paris, please let me know!


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