I hope you are all well? You may have noticed I have been slightly absent for the last ten days so I thought I would give you a bit of an update, and write more a chatty post. You may already know on 11/03/16 it was my Birthday and I went away with my boyfriend & family for a bit of a break. After we returned I just felt like I needed a week to myself, without having to worry about scheduling posts and replying to comments.
At times I feel the blogging community and being involved in it can be quite intense. I’m sure many of you have witnessed the many Twitter dramas that have occurred recently. It has just started to feel like this community is very competitive, but in a negative way. So this is partly why I gave myself a break. I think it’s healthy to have a break sometimes and I definitely feel much better for it.
In the past month I’ve also had some very exciting news so I wanted to take this opportunity to share that with you. Since October I have been working at my local hospital as a support worker in the Theatre department, for obvious reasons I don’t discuss my job at all really on my blog. I have got to the stage in my life where I really want to get into a great career so I can start to think about building my future with Mark. I decided to apply to go to University to study to be an Operating Department Practitioner, and I recently found out that I have got a place on the course which starts in September.
My course is run by Oxford Brookes University, and I will be based at their healthcare campus which is in Swindon. Despite this I am still going to be living at home in Devon, as the majority of my course will be spent training and gaining experience at my local hospital, just having to travel to Swindon for my lectures. This is a big step in the right direction for me, but I’m very apprehensive and nervous about it. I’ve already been to University once, so I know I can cope with the work etc I think it’s more the fact I won’t have a regular income anymore. I thought it was important to write about this on my blog, as although it’s very personal I want you all to understand just incase I do have to reduce my blog schedule when I start my studies.
Despite my nerves and worries, I’m very excited about starting the course. I’m determined to continue writing my blog as it’s been such a lovely creative place for me. I just think the direction of my blog may change slightly, as I won’t be buying products all the time. I’m contemplating writing about my studies, and also more lifestyle related content so please let me know if this is something you’d like to read.
I would also like to say a quick thank you as this month I finally hit 1000 followers on my Instagram account, and 1250 followers here on WordPress. In around 3 weeks my blog will be turning 1, and I am blown away by the support and response I’ve had in that time, so thank you to all of you for your support and love.