Hello everyone! Today I thought I’d do a quick little informal post rounding up what has been going on in my life recently. I feel a little bit out of my comfort zone, as normally I plan posts far in advance and they have some sort of purpose or meaning to them. But I thought it could be quite nice to have a casual little chat, which might allow you all to get to know me a bit better.
So if you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, click here!) then you may know that I have been very busy recently finishing off my dissertation. Life for me is pretty boring at the moment – almost everyday is getting up, going to the library, doing work and then coming home again. It doesn’t make it easy to come up with compelling blog/YouTube content, I’ll tell you that.
I have just over 2 weeks now to finish it all off and I still have quite a lot of work to do. But I am going to be working so hard this week to get it all finished so that I’m a bit less stressed and can actually do some fun things again. I’m doing my dissertation on fashion bloggers on Instagram, so it has been quite interesting to look into that but it now means that I am even more obsessed with Instagram. I’m thinking of doing a little post on what I’ve learned about Instagram from my dissertation – let me know if you’d like to see that!
Next month (the day before my official dissertation hand in, actually) I will be turning 22. I’m looking forward to celebrating my birthday after all of the uni work stress – especially as last year I was in Canada for my birthday and so without all of my friends/family.
Currently, the plans for my birthday are a spa day with my mum and a cosy night in with my boyfriend. Very grandma, I know, but the weekend afterwards I’m going to celebrate with my friends over some cocktails!
I’ve been working very hard on this blog and also my YouTube channel and Instagram recently. I will admit, it has been quite stressful as I am so busy with my university work at the moment, but I do think it has been worth it. I really love creating content for this blog and it has been a way for me to be creative while I am doing so much other boring work at uni.
I do find myself getting caught up in comparisons though and feeling like my blog is just not good enough. I have a lot of moments of “why am I doing this?” before coming to my senses and realising that I’m doing this because I love it. The blogging community can be quite hard to be in sometimes, so I’m trying to stop thinking about what others are doing and just focus on what I’m doing myself.
Thinking about the future.
I am in my final year of university and I am freaking out. To be honest, I am so ready to leave full time education and just get into the real world. But, I will admit that I am pretty terrified of what is going to happen once I leave. Applying to grad jobs has ended disastrously, but I didn’t want to apply to anything that I really didn’t want to do. So now I have to kind of re-evaluate what I want and make a plan for the future.
Ideally, I’d love to find a job in digital/marketing/PR up here in Scotland and keep doing all my blogging things on the side. However, any Northerner will know how hard it is to find those sort of jobs up here. It’s really daunting at the moment to think about it, but I’m trying to come up with some contingency plans. If anyone has any advice on this post-graduation fear, please do throw them my way!
So that was just a little update on what is going on in my life at the moment. I know it isn’t all overwhelmingly positive, but it’s January and it’s a hard month! I’m starting to look forward to Spring for some warmer weather and a bit of a fresh start (and also for all the new clothes coming into stores…). Let me know how your January has been going as well!