Cue the typical ‘oh hey it’s been a while’ – but my god I feel like I haven’t blogged in ages. 2017 seemed to flash by so quickly. 2018 isn’t taking it slow either. Where is time going?! It is safe to say I haven’t blogged in ages, especially as August is right around the corner. So bear with me! Really, I just wanted to have a catch up on everything that has been going on with moi and how I plan on making a comeback to blogging!
Broad word Char, but I didn’t know how else to categorise this as a ‘day to day’ thing. I turned 23 this year & I’m definitely having that ‘what am I doing with my life’ panic recently. I started the year with no expectations or plans and kind of had the view that it would be a fairly quiet one for me, given the past 3 years have been manic. In true Char style though, that kind of goes out the window.
Generally though, things have been great. I’ve done a fair bit of travelling, having gone to California, Dublin and Spain so far this year. I have also really made the conscious effort to switch off from social media when spending time with others. It is scary how much your mental health improves just by switching off from the digital world for short periods of time.
Oh, and I also got myself a new fella. Naturally, they take up a fair bit of your time!
The daily grind
As some of you may know, I got a new job at the UK’s largest tax firm last year. So, when an aspect as large as that in your life changes, your focus shifts a lot. It’s almost sickening to say I’ve been there a year already because it genuinely feels like yesterday.
To say I was thrown in the deep end is an understatement. Although experienced in my field (having done it for 5 years nearly) I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time. A new job was definitely what I needed and I finally feel settled, giving me more time to rekindle my love for my hobbies.
Less is more
Gone are the days where I feel the need to post 50 million times a week, I have decided. I honestly feel like blogging in general has dipped, which is sad because blogs are what I go to for advice on things. That being said, I feel an element of this is arising from the fact that we are remembering that blogging should be fun. It shouldn’t be pressurised, nor should we churn out content for the sake of it.
So what next?
Now that I feel like both my work and personal life is settled after a very interesting year, I plan on driving both my blog and social platform forwards. We all know Instagram is a never ending battle and I have decided to give up on trying to hit that “blogger aesthetic” and sticking to uploading what I want. Nothing too staged or ambiguous, just good old Char & her fairly mundane life.
Realistically, I just want to put out content I like, and give less of a toss about the numbers game. Although, it is a known fact that I will be back to cursing Instagram for not showing my posts (when in reality, it’s probably because the photos are just shit).
As I was writing this, I have minor panic that no one would read this or even care that I am trying to make a comeback to blogging. My head hurts from wondering if I have drafted this nicely. I must admit, all has been I have forgotten what it’s like… so all I can do is hope this is well received!