Saturday, 11 June 2016

A Catch Up in the Glasgow Sunshine



I'm sat here writing this while bathing in the warm 25 degree heat , sipping on an iced latte and nibbling at some freshly chopped fruits. I don't know why but for some reason my creativity is always at its prime in the summer months. I have no idea whether that is due to the fact I have no university and don't need to feel guilty about every blog post I write while I'm procrastinating about my assignments and revision or just because everything seems much more exciting like being able to go on endless road trips, or drinking prossecco outside in the sun.  Up until last month I'd become quite disheartened with my blog as the content and photography wasn't exactly what I wanted and I wasn't receiving as many page views as I used to. I've always been a bit hard on myself...

Anyways, as the sunshine has taken over our normally grey and rainy city I've definitely seen a change in my mood and motivation. I've been inspired over trips to the park with my boyfriend, BBQ's and brunches with friends, new recipes and beautiful holiday pictures I've drooled over on other peoples Instagram accounts. I feel as though its making me want to up my blogging game and get better and better. At the minute I've been getting back into three of my most favourite activities; working out, cooking and reading and its definitely given me some new ideas for content. I always laugh when I think about how when I started this blog I literally thought it would just be a couple of product reviews every week as if that was the only thing I was interested in. Nope blogging has definitely captured much more important parts of my life although beauty products are still up there! 

I'm currently waiting to start a new job. I have accepted one job offer and am currently waiting on my references/disclosure/credit check and all the other usual boring stuff being checked by two perspective employers before I make my final decision, but all I am going to say is that I've been quite picky with choosing which jobs to apply for and such. I'm completely not knocking jobs I've worked in before but normally the hours have sucked. Money really isn't an issue for me as I can live on hardly anything if I have to and spend ridiculous amounts of money when I have it just for the sake of it, but the main thing is being able to spend time with my friends and boyfriend this year. I was quite pleasantly surprised by some of the interviews I was invited to in the last few months as I genuinely never even thought I had a chance, but rather wishful thinking got the better of me and made me apply. 

As the situation stands I'm obviously really trying to make the very most of my time off at the moment as I don't know when I'm going to be swept up into the world of work and end up with a really busy schedule again. I've always been a bit ridiculous when it comes to the amount of things I take on. For around 6 years I have studied, worked part time and kept time aside for my hobbies and social life so its really nice to have some time off just to be able to re-organize my thoughts and try to relax a little bit as being super busy all the time is not great for the old stress levels and  I cannot tell you how nice it feels doing yoga in the back garden, drinking iced tea with my mum and being able to lose myself in a really good book. Peace at last! 

How do you make the most of your time off? Is there anything you do in particular that helps you to relax? 


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  1. Loved this post! Amazingly written :-)
    I love when it rains, then I usually spend my time off at our balcony reading a book, wrapped in the blanket & with a cup of coffee. So relaxing!

    <3: Jasmin N
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  2. Aww thank you so much Jasmin ! That sounds amazing who doesn't love a good book and a cup of coffee :)

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