I’ve decided to stray a little from normal service and put together a monthly diary-style blog post with a few odd musings and snaps. Particularly so I have a place to share the copious amount of photos of my cat that I take (who I miss terribly right now being in New Zealand) and hopefully, a puppy in not too long.
Since the start of the year, things have been incredibly busy and there has been a lot of change in my life, both personally and professionally. Getting away to New Zealand has served as a much-needed break. Although travelling in itself can be hectic and non-stop, it’s refreshing to get a change of scene and I always feel like I return from a good holiday feeling inspired and motivated. I have made two ‘big’ realizations so far this trip…
The first is that I am going to make it more of a ritual to book my bigger, long haul holidays (preferably to warmer climates) for January/February/March to minimise the winter months and stick to domestic/short-haul holidays for the rest of the year. I didn’t go abroad once last summer and thoroughly enjoyed trips to Cornwall and other lovely parts of the UK that I’d not seen. Sometimes it’s nice to keep it a tad local.
My second realisation is that I’ve become a bit of a granny. I’ve always adored travelling however I have noticed a few changes as of late. I long for home and sleeping in my bed a lot more than I used to. This realisation was further crystallised when I noticed how many Ovaltine early nights I’ve had this holiday. Need I say more?
In other news, I suppose the topic of ‘sharing’ is quite the hot potato right now and I wanted to give my two pennyworth. By virtue of writing a blog, you probably share more content than average. I take my hat off to bloggers who share full-frontal, ‘spill-the-tea’ style updates about their lives. There’s a real culture (and perhaps pressure) to ‘share’ these days and I think it’s important to do what feels right for YOU.
Although I like the idea of diversifying into writing more lifestyle-driven content such as this post, I’ve actually become less open about what I share. One of my 2019 new year’s resolutions was to stop sharing photos of loved ones (except Cuddle Cat of course) and less about my personal life in general. Since then I have taken down a lot of content from both my social media and blog (perhaps further testament to the grumpy old lady that I have become). I’ve mustered a few photos of my cat, some contrived photos of shoes and relatively attractive food and lattes that I’ve had this month – that’s about as in-depth as it gets. Hopefully that will suffice for now! Until next month. Kx