Sooo … it’s been a while, hey!
2019 was an absolutely insane year for me. As you guys know, at the end of 2018 I ended my engagement and moved back in with my Dad. That took a few months of adjusting. I also started a new job right around that time, starting off my career in the PR industry after time working in more administrative fields while freelancing as a writer and content creator.
Fast forward a year, and so much has changed!
I discovered within a few months that the job I had wasn’t for me. I was incredibly lucky to get the opportunity, and worked hard and made the most of it – but it wasn’t my passion and what I enjoyed. After I passed my probation, I started looking for other opportunities and stumbled across an advertisement for the job I’ve dreamt of since I was four years old. Of course I applied, but I never thought I had a chance. Little did I know, three weeks later I’d be offered an interview – and the job just two hours later.
I started in early July, and it’s been an absolute whirlwind. I never thought I’d have the opportunity I have, and I am so beyond blessed to say I absolutely love my job and what I do. Working as a television news journalist/reporter has provided me with some amazing opportunities and adventures – and has helped me find some incredible friends.
I’ve found that this job gives me the freedom and the creativity to write and create in a whole new way. I used my blog for so long as that outlet while I was at university, while I was monetising it, and while I was unhappy in previous jobs. But as I learn and grow in my career, I’m finding that I’m having less time to spend outside of work – and I’m choosing to spend that time with my friends, travelling to see my family and looking after myself.
It’s not that I don’t love writing and creating content anymore – I do, I always have and always will. But my priorities have changed along with my life.
This definitely isn’t the end – in fact it’s a promise to myself to keep writing here. But I don’t want to produce content for the sake of it. I know that the posts that do the best are the ones that I write because I want to write them – things like hauls, sharing my favourites and chatty content. That’s what I’ll keep doing, but there won’t be a consistency to them. I’m writing for me – and of course writing for you guys, my readers.
I’ll start posting on Instagram a little more frequently too – but I’m not so caught up in the numbers anymore. I want to share posts I’m happy with and engage with you guys – if I get 10 likes or 1000 I’m not bothered!
I hope that’ll all be okay with you guys! I’m looking forward to writing more, sharing more – getting back to what I love the most. In my own time, and for me.