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!
Disclaimer: I wrote this post the day after I found out about the situation and have not read it back. I can’t bring myself to. I’m okay now (considering) and we are starting to plan the funeral so we’re getting there. I’ve been quiet but I’ll be back to my usual self over the next week or so.
A couple of months ago I found myself reading Hannah Gale’s blog (nothing uncommon, it’s a regular occurrence in my weekly goings on) and came across this post. Hannah shared her experience of grieving with someone with dementia, and after finding out that my maternal grandfather had passed away late Saturday night after suffering with the same illness for the past few years, I wanted to share my feelings about losing my grandparent to the disease.
What I Got For Christmas posts are my absolute favourite at this time of year (videos not so much, but I’m all for posts), and since I was a very lucky girl this year, I wanted to share what I got with you. This isn’t to brag or anything, I just know that people are interested.
I was going to wait until the new year to post this, as I am still waiting on seeing a couple of people who I know gifts are coming from, but as I’m doing a brief summary rather than the nitty gritty, I decided to leave them out. And if they’re exciting enough to talk about you’ll spot them on my twitter in a few days time. Disclaimer: This isn’t to brag. If you don’t want to read this then please leave.
Last week was my birthday which passed without too much to note. I worked, I ate Chinese food, watched GBBO and went to bed. I feel like I’m a proper adult now as I have a full time job, I’m in a long term relationship and I’m even starting to save up for the future (although let’s be honest, I want to blow it all on makeup). Adulting hard.
But turning 22 meant that I thought about years passed and whether or not I’m where I want to be. And 5 years ago I thought things were going to be very different.
I’ve been online every day since I was 11. That’s half of my life talking to strangers on the internet. In fact, one of my best friends from the age of 16-19 was a girl I met on twitter! Since starting blogging I’ve spoken to probably hundreds of bloggers, and it’s thanks to them that my blog is where it is today.
There are so many reasons why blogging friendships are so important and this is basically just a rambly post professing my love for some of my fave girls who I could not get through the day without having a chat to.
If you saw my PSA on Tuesday, you’ll know that I graduated this week and I could not be prouder of myself. I had a frickin’ tough three years and I was close to throwing the towel in a few times but I didn’t, and I am a graduate.
My name is Sophie Mills BSc like what on Earth? Don’t worry, I don’t think I’ll ever be referring to myself as that ever again.