Full-Time Work, Turning 21, And Getting Caught Up In The Rat Race.
Well hello there. Long time no speak you say? Over the past months, I have had one too many people ask me where the blog has gone, why I haven't been writing etc. To be brutally honest, there hasn't been just one reason, however, what I put it down to is the rat race.
Since February I have been working full time, trying to save as much money as I can for my upcoming Europe trip in June. I have been living in this endless cycle of working 76 hour fortnights, and I find myself filling every spare moment either socialising, or cutting myself off from the rest of the world and watching Netflix in bed. In the lead-up to my 21st birthday one month ago, every weekend and night was spent organising, decorating, playlist curating, costume creating - you name it. That, combined with a number of other distractions (which I am not complaining about because it has been an awesome year so far), have ultimately meant that my normal everyday life - exercising, eating well, blogging, reading etc., all of the things I enjoy, have ultimately fell by the wayside.
I have been caught up in the rat race that is for sure. My parents are genuinely surprised when I am at home for dinner these days. I can barely remember the last time someone asked me what I had planned on the weekend and I could say 'nothing' and be excited about it. You might be reading this thinking what a spoilt brat I am for complaining about the amount of socialising and generally fun things I have been up to. But I know a lot of you will understand. I feel like I haven't had a moment to breathe in weeks. Even the Easter long weekend was spent running around. And I mean really breathe - not nap, not watching movies, I mean just going for a leisurely walk by myself with no where to be and no one to be meeting.
And for all of these reasons, I felt like I had nothing to share with any of you, and no voice pushing me to do it. There have been many times when I have opened this blog page up and closed it basically immediately after. It seemed anything that was interesting enough to share was ultimately too personal or too emotionally fuelled that it would overshadow the whole point of this blog in the first place - to hopefully share some thoughts that I believe we don't talk about enough and connect with at least one person, to let them know that how they are feeling is normal, and that they are not alone. So, on that note, hi, I'm back, so keep an eye out - I promise upcoming posts aren't going to be all about me... especially with this upcoming election, things are about to get political people.