Life Lately: Onto the Next Chapter…

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I have a feeling this is going to be one of those rambly “throwing my thoughts out there” posts. As I type, it’s a Sunday morning (Happy Sunday y’all!) and I’m armed with a cup of tea (as all Sunday mornings should be). I’m also armed with a dangerous brain that is trying to suppress that inevitable fear around change.

By the end of this coming week, I will have finished working at my current job. I’ll have packed all my clothes, makeup and a few other bits to move back in with Liam.

With my new job being a short commute from where Liam lives, we decided to take the plunge (again) and live together. A *slight* curveball being that we need to find somewhere else to live because the landlord wants to sell up. It’s going to be a big test for us, and whilst terrifying and stressful, we are both trying to focus on the excitement of a “fresh start”, so to speak.

We’ve seen a couple of properties now, and neither of them really stood out for us as the place to call ours for a year or so whilst we save for a deposit to buy (we also recently saw a mortgage advisor – TOO MUCH ADULTING). We still have a lot of time to find the right property, but we know that our options are going to be limited as time goes on, so the pressure is on a bit.

Thinking about it, with everything going on, I’m not surprised that my blogging schedule has been a bit patchy…

Do you ever feel like there’s too much change going on in your life, so you have to step away from certain things until you feel more settled? I think that’s what has been happening for me lately. I haven’t had time to plan content for the blog, or keep the momentum of my recent Youtube videos going, and other things have slipped too. My ‘to read’ pile next to my bed is now out of control with all the comics I buy and then neglect to keep on top of. I’ve also not had the time to read as many blogs as I would have liked, either.

But to be honest, as much as I’d like to be more in control of this stuff, I am willing to sacrifice it for the sake of my own wellbeing. To be sure that the higher priorities such as finding a nice place to live, and settling in well in my new job, are dealt with above trying to follow a blogging and vlogging schedule that could end up running me into the ground. I find blogging, at times, to be incredibly therapeutic, but at other times to be this necessary thing that if I don’t do it the world is going to end. Which is silly, because I know that regular readers are used to the irregular post schedule here anyway! I told you this post would get rambly…

Aside from all the CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE, there are some consistencies in what I’ve been up to lately. I’m still eating waaaay too much food at the weekend, and still feeding into my current obsession of S&G’s makeup collection. We’ve also been to the cinema a few times recently, having seen Suicide Squad (review here) and David Brent: Life on the Road.

We’re taking a little break from adulting next weekend by having some friends over for a BBQ (although, given it’s a Bank Holiday I can only assume it’s going to rain all weekend!). I then have a week off before starting the new job which will probably consist of trying to book as many property viewings in as possible and also finding a little time to blog, too!

But hey, that’s enough about me…what’s been happening in your life lately?



  1. August 21, 2016 / 10:26 am

    How exciting! Good luck with the move and new job 🙂 I know what you mean about feeling the need to post even when your life is chaotic. I get really pissed at myself when I miss a post – even if no one else notices my self-imposed schedule. The worst thing about moving into a new place is you don’t know how long it’s going to take your Internet to be set up so I’m dreading moving next month and how that’s going to affect the blog. Once our final references go through we’ll phone The Internet People and give them our move in date. A couple of moves ago it was nearly three months!!!

    • Cat
      August 21, 2016 / 10:30 am

      Whoa, speedy comment! Thank you! I am really excited about the job and hope it’s one I’ll be sticking out for a long time 🙂 I get annoyed too, but I have gotten better at being a bit more complacent and just posting when I can. I want the content to be good, so am willing to wait until inspiration strikes (or I need a brain dump, like this post…). I’ve been lucky (so far) that the Internet hasn’t taken too long to set up. Liam needs it for work as he works from home so we tend to get quite pushy to get it sorted quickly! Good luck with your move 🙂 x

  2. Aimee
    August 21, 2016 / 11:46 am

    There’s a lot going on in your life at the moment, it sounds like! Good luck with finding somewhere to live. The right place will come along! And lots of luck for the new job. I’m sure it will all work out for you. X

    • Cat
      August 21, 2016 / 11:51 am

      Thank you poppet! Yeah, some (including me) might say that *too* much is going on, but it’s all about seeing the positives! x

  3. August 21, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Good luck with the move. I hope you find somewhere perfect. When I moved last year I definitely distanced myself from loads of stuff.
    I know exactly what you mean about wanting to stick to a self imposed blogging schedule too. I was ill all last week and, even though I knew it didn’t matter and I really was too ill to go on the computer, I felt like I really needed to get a post written. It’s funny the pressures we put on ourselves.

    • Cat
      August 21, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Yeah moving really does take over your life! I honestly don’t know why we pressure ourselves so much. I don’t make money from my blog so it’s not as if I’m missing out financially! x

  4. Elle
    August 21, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    I wish you all the best for the future and your desire to find a home. I hate missing a post but when life is so crazy, sometimes you just need a break! x

    • Cat
      August 21, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 Yeah I know what you mean – life can definitely get in the way! x

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