Well hello there December, you sneaky little devil! It feels like it was only just summer and now the count down to Christmas is on only 25 sleeps to go (gasps). As I sat planning out December it crossed my mind, why not share with you all my goals for December because they are pretty ambitious.
I would like to complete Blogmas this year. Yes I’m aware I’m asking for a lot seen as though I can’t even manage to blog on a weekly basis. But, I more determined than ever to complete my first Blogmas. I’ve spent quite a while planning every post, what I’m writing, what pictures I need to take and most importantly where I will find the time to do this around University and my part time work. Although, the odds are against me, I am more determined than ever to prove myself and others wrong and complete at least 25 continuous days of blogging. (Wish me luck!)
I would like to make more time for my family and friends. The month of November has been super busy for me with assignment deadlines looming and I haven’t had any spare time to catch up with my friends or see my family as much as I would like. Especially in December as Christmas is coming I love spending time with my family, generally just catching up on what has happened and what everyone is wishing for this Christmas. I also like to go out for a meal with my university friends before we break up for Christmas as I don’t see them for over a month. As well, it’s also a little celebration for handing in our assignments and birthdays (as it’s four of my friends birthdays in December).
I’m that kind of person that put my university and part time work before my own health. I often forget the importance of having some ‘me’ time. I’ve learnt that the hard way in November and it’s highlighted to me that if I don’t put myself and my health first how can I do anything else to my full potential. That being said, I’m looking forward to spending the evenings this December watching Christmas Films, blogging and relaxing.
After having some quality time off blogging and Youtube, I’ve missed interacting with other bloggers and Youtubers. Normally I’m very active over on Twitter and there’s nothing I love more then participating in blogger chats and reading/watching others blogs and videos. I can’t wait to watch everyones Vlogmas videos and read all the blogmas posts. If there is one thing to get you into the Christmas spirit, then reading and watching Christmas related things is definitely up there.
My last goal is a practical one, I am aiming to have all of my Christmas shopping completed by December 15th. Last year I was way more organised but I wasn’t balancing a part time job and blogging on top of university and youtube. However, I’m starting to write my list of what I need to get and what shops I will be visiting in the hope that I can get everything I need. I know on the other hand Matt will probably leave his part of the Christmas shopping until December 23rd like last year.
Please let me know what your December goals are? Also welcome to Blogmas 2017, be ready for a new blog post every evening at 7pm until Christmas Day!
The weather is colder, the heating gets turned on, out come the scarves, the trees loose their leaves. What’s not to love about autumn? The weather isn’t as horrendous as winter, it’s a little dreary and rainy but there is them beautiful days which are cold but the sun is still out.
One of my favourite parts of autumn is when the leaves turn orange, brown, dark green. There’s something about the leaves changing colour that excites me. Maybe it’s the fact that we’re closer to Christmas? Maybe, it’s the leaves make a brilliant Instagram background? I’m not sure why the leaves changing excites me so much.
I love the fact that I have an excuse to start layering up! I love wearing scarves and bobble hats and this season welcomes the acceptance of being able to walk down the street in a scarf and hat. There’s something so reassuring about wearing a scarf and hat it makes me feel extra protected for some reason. Which seems silly, but I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way?
In the past month, I’ve been on a hot chocolate craze. I’ve been having one at least every two days if not everyday. It just seems acceptable, like no one will judge me because it’s October. A nice warm drink to warm you up on a dreary day is just the best.
Personally, I think autumn along with spring is one of the most photogenic seasons. I love going out and just taking pictures of trees, leaves, my outfits, my hot drinks. I think autumn is just easy to take pictures as there’s so many beautiful things to capture. Also, I love seeing everyone’s pictures on Instagram of autumn, there outfits, the obligatory photo of your legs down on the autumn leaves.
I’d love to hear if autumn is your favourite season and if not what season is?
This has been an idea in the making for 3 years now. I lost my auntie to cancer just over two years ago. My auntie was not only my auntie but a sister, mother, best friend. We were very close and she was my role model. I always wanted to follow in my auntie’s footsteps, she was a professional dancer which was my entry into the dancing world. When my auntie was diagnosed terminally ill I wanted something that would remind me of her. I’ve always been a superstitious person and always believed that when a white feather appeared it was sign. That led me to the tattoo I wanted…
A feather, I knew immediately I wanted it to be pretty small and on my ankle, as a dancer my ankles supported me and my feet were vital. This then led onto finding the right person to do my tattoo for me. Let’s just say 3 years later I’ve found that person, who I trust which is a massive thing for me. Due to my anxiety, the past three years I’ve struggles to pluck up the courage to go and get this tattoo. I’ve contacted multiple tattooists but never found the right one for me. Well I guess that day has come, I’m writing this section before I go as I’m a big wimp and can’t deal with pain. So I want this bit to reflect my true feelings not the me who’s in pain.
I’m currently filled with anxiety, I’ve panicked so many times about the what if’s. What if it’s too painful, what if I can’t actually go there. But I’ve finally pulled myself together and realised I’m doing this because I want to and after waiting for 3 years I know I’m ready and this is the right time to go through and get this tattoo. I hope that it all goes well and I’m still in one piece after, I mean you will find out in the next sentence so fingers crossed I guess.
I had it done! It wasn’t as painful as I thought. I’m so glad I did it and I’m in love with the tattoo.
I would definitely recommend that you research before getting a tattoo and you feel 100% comfortable and trust the person who will be doing it for you.