Life Lately -Urgh Can 2019 Slow Down?!

Busy GIF by Leroy Patterson

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I just want to address that I didn’t realise I hadn’t written a life lately post since August 2018!

I didn’t think it had been so long to be honest with you, but it’s obvious that from August until now things haven’t been too bad. Not that things are bad when I do a life lately post, but I usually tend to do them when I want to address some things with you guys – my readers.

I’ve got myself a cup of earl grey tea and I’m binge watching a TV show I’ve come to adore since my Christmas time off work. I think you should grab yourself a lovely drink and get settled down for this blog post. πŸ™‚

To start off this post I’ll be blunt. January hasn’t been shit but it hasn’t been perfect. It’s been exhausting. My jokey wording for January is like a bad shag – yeah it’s good for the time but leaves you unsatisfied and you wonder why you bothered in the first place.

2019 is the year I want to try and have my blog better than ever and I know we’re only into the first month of the year but deep down I already feel like I’ve fucked up somehow.

Computer Falling GIF

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Without going into too much detail (because I’m private in some ways and all that) I got a promotion at work, a very good one at that. It was fab being offered it as finally after working on and off since the age of 14, I’ve finally been recognised and been shown I have some potential. It’s amazing and I love it. However, with responsibility comes the realisation of being an adult… Even though I experience that anyway, but you know what I mean!

Due to this new responsibility I’ve been busier than ever and my blog has been pushed away due to this. This sucks. I love my blog, it’s what I look forward to doing after days at work and over the weekend. I love writing my geeky content, reviews and especially working with companies to promote their amazing products.

I also love chatting to bloggers and followers on my Twitter and Instagram about all sorts and even that I feel like I’m pushed it to the side due to being tired and busy.

I just feel like since the start of the year my blog has taken a MASSIVE step back and this upsets me. It’s my hobby at the end of the day and my main one at that. It upsets me that something I am so passionate about and love is being shoved on a dusty shelf until I get around to looking at it again from afar. It really fucking sucks.

When I have been coming to looking at my blog and doing work on it I feel like the content I write and publish is shite, utter shite. Boring shite at that that no one cares about. I know this isn’t true though. My fabulous friends and followers are commenting on posts still and I love you all to the moon and back for sticking with me.

Busy Chis Sweet Home GIF

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There have been a few tough moments for my blog, the worst being back in 2013/2014 when my blog had really taken off, but so had my anxiety and depression. I used to come home from my job at the time and just lie in bed, with something playing in the background as I mindlessly thought about how shit my life was and whether or not I wanted to carry on.

Alas 5/6 years later I’m in a much better place than I was and I can’t believe how I am now. My younger self would never believe that I could ever be better. Granted I’m not 100%, but I’m in a much better place.

I know this post has been utter waffle, but I just wanted to get it out there that I know my blog content hasn’t been amazing this month and that I’ve been fairly quiet on social media, but it’ll get better.

Throughout February I’m going to try and post my usual sort of content from reviews, beauty, lifestyle, geeky stuff and maybe some fashion too.

Are there any posts you’d love to see on my blog throughout February? πŸ™‚ Make sure to let me know in the comments!

I am rather excited for next month for coffee dates, seeing Sabrepulse play as well as many more things. What plans do you have for February? Make sure to let me know about that in the comments too.

Until next time all, I hope you’re well and have had a fab weekend. πŸ™‚


10 thoughts on “Life Lately -Urgh Can 2019 Slow Down?!

  1. January has flown by and I also feel like I haven’t focussed on my blog enough. My page views have dropped and I’m wondering if it’s because my posts are boring – how wants to read about my favourite snow day activities? – or the bloggers in our little blogosphere have been super busy. I tend to think the latter. Sorry, this comment is a bit of a ramble. I think what I’m trying to say is, sometimes life does get busy and our hobbies do take a back seat! I’ve enjoyed your blog posts and look forward to more. A geeky Valentine’s post would be fab. πŸ˜‰

    • Oh my God tell me about it! That’s exactly how I feel and it really sucks. 😦 Yeah I know what you mean in that sense! I feel like mine were quieter but at the same time I feel like they aren’t that high anyway… I doubt it’s because your content is “boring” sweet pea!

      Aww thank you so much sweetie, I know exactly what you mean though.

      Ooo a geeky Valentine’s post?! Like gifts? πŸ˜€

  2. Haha I loved your analogy for January XD Awww, I love the bunnie gif you used too! Congratulations on the promotion!! I’m proud of you! :3

    We all understand how busy you must be now with more work responsibilities, so don’t stress yourself about blogging. Just post whenever you can ❀ Looking after yourself is more important, and we’ll be here waiting for whenever you can share something *hugs*. Your content definitely isn’t crap, it’s wonderful & I always look forward to having a good catch-up on your posts! We love you too ^.^

    I always enjoy reading anything you post, but especially geeky stuff, oh and wishlists as well! – Sarah x

    • Aww thank you so much sweet! πŸ˜€ I’m thinking of doing it every month now moving forward as I did enjoy having my little life catch up with readers. πŸ™‚ I guess I just worry I ramble too much, you know?

      Aww thank you so much! I was so chuffed when I got it and I think my bank account was too. πŸ˜›

      Thank you cutie for your understanding! ❀ I guess I just stress myself that I'm not going to continue to do as "well" on my blog as I was before the start of 2019. I legit looked at my blog today and thought, "FUCK it's almost been a week since I last posted!" and I didn't feel guilty but more, "Nat what have you been doing?!" and the answer is, having a life. xD

      Aww Sarah your comment has really made my day! It's nice to know that people still really enjoy my content and hang on for it. :')

      I love your posts too, for the same reasons you said as mine. I love the geeky content and the wishlists as well! πŸ˜€

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