My last blog post was well over a month ago, it feels like the longest time since I sat down and wrote something but I also don’t feel like I’ve had the space and time I feel I should have had. Life’s been a little bit crazy the last month, it’s had a lotta lows and not enough highs. I often forget that I can write whatever I like in this space, that it doesn’t have to be a structured blog post about something amazing. I get caught up in writing what I think people might want to read or writing popular topics instead of writing what I really want to write about.
I’m in the process of changing jobs, due to being extremely unhappy I decided to cut down my hours and go into a completely different job role. I’ve worked in an office 9-5 job for the last two and half years, I’ve learnt a lot in many different sections of the business and probably wouldn’t have started my blog if I didn’t go into that job but just before Christmas I decided it was time to change for my health and happiness. I knew I didn’t want to be there long term anyway so made the decision to cut my hours, pay and go into a retail job. Cutting pay is never an easy decision to make but I believe happiness is much more important than money. I’m very lucky that I’m in a position to be able to do this; I have savings in the bank, I still live with my parents so I don’t have rent to worry about (only my car which my pay covers) and I have a little extra income from my blog.
So far I’ve done a few shifts and I’m really enjoying it, I’ve only got 1 more day to work at my old/current job and I honestly can’t wait for that to be over with. I’m looking forward to having more time for myself and to be able to put more hours into my blog. Another reason for cutting hours is to get out and shoot a lot more. I’d love to improve my photography skills and experiment with fashion photography. More trips to London are on the cards as well as adventuring to new places. I think its perfect timing because Spring has just started (kinda) and Summer is on the way (hopefully) so my plan is to travel more, a lot of trips around the UK and then hopefully the odd city trip abroad. Rome, Venice, Copenhagen and Stockholm are my top places at the moment.
This period in my life is a lot more about laughing, finding myself and experiencing new things and less about money, saving and working. I’m looking forward to this new chapter and seeing how the rest of the year unfolds.