Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Where have I been?



Well hello internet world, long time no speak!

This is exactly what I didn't want to happen as soon as I started back at university. Consumed by mountains of reading, classes and general stress, blogging has totally fallen by the wayside. I was so determined at the start of this semester that I was going to keep up my 2017 Goal of blogging once a week but that just has not happened. I've barely had time to read my favourite blogs never mind come up with interesting and fun content for my own platform. Aside from my September Unibox Review I haven't written and posted a single post since classes have started back and don't even get me started on my twitter and scheduling tweets. And you know what, it feels crap. 

Blogging has always been such a creative outlet for me, a way to relax and de-stress and I always want to keep it as that. So when there is (what feels like, I know it is not necessarily true) zero time for relaxing, with one thing after another to do, that part of my life totally falls apart. 

So, if I haven't been blogging, what have I been doing then? 

Studying...
Bit of an obvious one here, but with only 6 contact hours a week I have a hell of a lot of independent study time to do, which, I can proudly say I am actually attempting to do. I am trying really hard to keep on top of my weekly work, even trying to get on to the further readings for some of my tutorials. So when you're in the library from 9-5 every day with extra working hours at home, there really isn't much time to do anything remotely worth blogging about. Quite frankly, the last thing I want to do when I have been sitting staring at my laptop all day is to come home and stare at it some more while I try to frantically type a post about something random, because the most exciting thing that has happened to me all week was getting a double yolker when I was making scrambled eggs. Not quite "bloggable" material despite being quite the thrill. 

Netball!
More exciting than the last one, but I am playing netball this year for one of the university teams which is so so exciting! It's something I have been working towards for the past few years so I am super excited to get the opportunity to do it this year. However this does mean that two evenings a week are taken up with training, another for a fitness session (I've been doing spin and I am such a convert it's great!) and matches on Saturdays with away games sometimes taking up the whole day for travel, netball is definitely a huge part of my uni life. That's not even mentioning socials, fundraising or other aspects that come with being in a uni sports club.

So what next?
I am so determined to get back into blogging. I may not be able to post regularly, but I will still try from now to get at least one post up every week. I go through such phases where I have so many ideas for posts in my head and will write a couple of lines of them, but then will never have the time/drive to finish it.
Lifewise, it's independent learning week at uni next week. So excited. I've booked train tickets to go down to London to see W and my best friend from school Meg. Hopefully going to get to some of the places and museums I've never been to before and I think W might have a couple of ideas planned. Now that I've submitted my first piece of honours coursework I am feeling much more confident about my work balance, so I feel like incorporating some changes that will allow me to blog more is totally manageable!

If you have any posts you want to see on here then please let me know in the comments! If not, I hope you are all having a great week!



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  1. It must be such a busy time with school, I definitely know how it is. I hope you find your balance and find time to get back to blogging, wishing you all the best! xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. Thank you so much Diana! I hope so too, I feel like I have now so we will see! xx

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  2. Zara I've been waiting for you to blog again for soooo long !!!! Praise be that you finally have xx

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