IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Yep, today I turn the ripe old age of 23 and I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to post today for a good few months. I could’ve done 23 things I’ve learnt, 23 memories, something along the lines of a bucket list, you know, the usual birthday post. But last week it came to me. There are a lot of places in my life I’m looking to improve so I’m sharing 23 tasks I’ve set myself to improve my life. It could be blog life, it could be family life or it could be social life. But there are 23 things I’d like to improve on, and since it’s my blog I’m going to share it even if you don’t care. Also, enjoy the unrelated blog pics, my setup is currently covered in Christmas presents whoops!
Around a month ago I decided that I was going to be writing weekly updates in my life, but I’ve realised my life isn’t exciting enough for that. Sure, I had a wonderful weekend when I headed to the Blogger’s Blog Awards, but apart from that my weekends are pretty dull and my week is spent at work.
As I mentioned in Thursday’s post, I’m scared about asking for a fee to write. Heck, I’m worried because I don’t know where this blog is going. All I know is that I enjoy it, and want to expand. I’ve used Instagram again over the past couple of weeks, when I’ve barely touched it all year. I’m pinning useful images for my planned European adventure. Honestly, I’m falling back in love with social media. But the problem is, I don’t remember falling out of love with it in the first place.
As I got off the phone with Jack on Monday night, I just started crying. For someone who is a regular reacher into a pack of tissues (or loo roll) to wipe away my tears, I realised that I’ve not cried in a really long time. Not properly anyway. After a couple of days of soulsearching, I think I’ve sussed it. Quite simply, I’m feeling overwhelmed.
My life seems to be work, eat, blog, sleep, repeat. All the time. But not anymore, oh no. I said that I want to see more of the world, heck, I just want to see more of the country! Oh, and definitely write about my experiences too. That means that if I rely on my life experiences to fill out my blog I have to keep experiencing things right? Well that’s what I’m here to do on Sundays from here on in if I’ve got anything of note to tell you. And it’s all starting with me joining the gym. Yes, you read that correctly – I joined the gym!
This wasn’t the post I had scheduled for today but I’ve been thinking a lot about this over the past couple of weeks. Next summer I am hopefully going interrailing and as this post goes live I’ll be thinking about heading back from spending a few days in France. In the lead up I’ve been reading a lot of advice for travelling more, because of course it’s something I’d like to do. Everyone wants to travel! However, I don’t follow any of these tips. Not really.