My September Goals.
I feel like I was at home for so little of August that I couldn’t even tell you what the illustration was on my calendar last month!
I’m very much in need of a break from everything at the moment, so it’s lucky that I’ve scheduled in some serious R&R later in the month (more on that below!).
Life for me has been a bit overwhelming lately, and I’m finding it hard to put in to words exactly how I’m feeling – not necessarily in a negative way, just a lot has been happening and I haven’t really had time to stop and take it all in, something I struggle with often at the moment, it seems!
I also think my writing seems a bit disjointed too, so I apologise if this is a bit erratic – please bare with me…
01. My side project finishes up! The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, it’s been such a different experience to anything I’ve done before, and every day I felt so many emotions! It feels wonderful being home, but at the same time I kind of oddly miss being on the move.
I didn’t have the energy to do much else whilst I was gone, so thank you for being patient while I did my thing. I didn’t feel under pressure to post and that helped a lot.
Sadly my grandfather passed away during it all, and of course I couldn’t make it back to New Zealand for the funeral. It was upsetting but not totally unexpected, although I still had a hard time with the news and I wish I could have been home (Glasgow home or New Zealand home!) to help my family a little more. I felt pretty helpless for a couple of days there, I would have loved to have said goodbye to my grandpa one last time.
I’m not sure I can ever do him justice, but he will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.
Once again, thank you for letting me disappear for a bit and being so understanding over the last few weeks! I don’t really share much of the super personal stuff on here all that much, but I know that when I do, you guys totally understand.
02. Honeymoon time. I don’t think I’ve ever needed a break more than I do right now! Long days of travelling and working, alongside some seriously stressful personal issues, have me feeling like a zombie. I know it’s really affected my platforms and I’m having a bit of a creative block because of it, so hopefully a couple of weeks off will have me itching to get back to work!
We’re heading to Bali next week and we’ve planned such an amazing trip. I’m glad we waited for a while between our wedding and honeymoon, it gave us so much time to organise everything! If you have any last minute activities, let me know – we’re only staying on the main Bali island because of issues after the earthquakes, but it’s set to be a very fun vaycay!
03. A vlogging comeback. A lot of you have been asking me about returning to YouTube, and I promise it’s on the cards! I didn’t plan to take such a big break, but once you disappear for a few weeks, it makes it so much harder to get back in to it.
I took a break because I was on the move so much and I didn’t think the travel vlogs were of interest to anyone. I want to do fun ‘at home’ vlogs, but I just wasn’t spending much time at home. I know I just need to organise myself and embrace the chaos, but it never seems to be the right time. Hopefully post-honeymoon I’ll have some time to really commit.
I think that’s my month in a nutshell! I’m really looking forward to having a bit of a reset, I know I need to step back and have some time away from everything to really see where I’m at. Hopefully I’ll come back from my break feeling revived!
What’s coming up for everyone else in September?