The last three months have been formative, to say the least. I’ve finished university (the taught part, anyway), started and finished a job, said goodbye to my loyal car and ended my relationship.
Whilst all have had an effect on me, none have changed things more than Caelan and I breaking up. I’m not going to go into details about the breakup, but I’m going to talk a little about where it has now left me.
Following the completion of my dissertation, we were going to move in together at his parent’s house and save to travel together, and once home we were going to get our own place (probably in Bristol).
Now, however, I’m on my own. It’s the first time I’m truly alone and I’m both daunted and excited about the prospect. Before Caelan and I were together I was in a 3 1/2 year relationship, meaning I’ve had very little time to make selfish choices and figure out what I want.
Thankfully, I’ve got an amazing network of people around me who are encouraging me to take this time and really focus on me.
Taking this seriously
Seeing as I’m planning to take some time out before hitting the big old world, I’ve decided to take my blog and my Instagram more seriously, and actually focus on creating content for both of these channels.
While I don’t feel ready to go straight into my career, I do want to keep myself motivated and refine my niche, and I think these are the best places to do so in the meantime.
I’ve recently become acquainted with the Cardiff Bloggers network and met so many lovely people who are already ahead of the curve with all of this.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend a Givenchy event last week and I now have a few more in the calendar.
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Had so much fun meeting all the girls at the @givenchyofficial beauty event tonight! Big thank you to @xmollydickensx for organising it all 💖 And Givenchy Cardiff are generously offering a free colour match and 10 day samples of primers and foundations to anyone who shows this post, just pop along to their station in Debenhams! . . Dress: @fredperry Belt: @asos Shoes: @drmartensofficial 📸: @elizabethmaryj_ . . . . . #cardiffbloggers #swanseabloggers #walesbloggers #beautyblogger #beauty #givenchy #givenchycardiff #fashionbloggers #ootd #altfashion #alternativefashion #fredperry #drmartensstyle #drmartens #alternative
If you don’t already, you can find me on Instagram here to keep up to date.
What do I want in the future?
This is a question that’s been plaguing me for a few weeks now, and honestly, I’m a little unsure, but I know I definitely want to travel and I definitely want to live in London.
I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to travel with a friend, but it’s likely I will be alone for at least a portion, which as an anxious traveller, completely daunts me.
For this reason, I’m reaching out to those of you reading this. I’m looking to go to Australasia for 4-6 months and wondered if there might be a soul out there who can share their wisdom.
I haven’t a clue where to begin with travelling, but I want to be on a plane by February, leaving me six months to plan and save.
If you have any advice on saving, planning, budgeting or working abroad, or travelling alone, then I’d love for you to get in touch.