4 Sep 2018 31 comments

My September Goals.

Hello September…

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?

  • Beautiful thoughts as always! 🌷👍🏼🌷

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandpa Kate, I’m sending love and virtual hugs your way! On a happier note, I adore your blogs and I can’t wait for their comeback!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

  • Good look with reaching your goals this month

    Candice | Natalya Amour

  • Have an amazing time in Bali!

    Mariya | http://www.brunetteondemand.com

  • Caroline

    Bali sounds wonderful! I’ll be going on a roadtrip for 3 weeks through Nevada and California. It’ll be my first time in America, so I’m quite excited for that and also it’s my birthday tomorrow, so I’ll guess that’s something to look forward to haha

    Have an awesome day! x

  • rachie5048

    Thats really rough, I am so sorry to hear of your grandad’s passing.

    I was in Bali last month, I’d recommend Mama San for dinner and cocktails, Shelter cafe for
    yummy healthy food, a chartered boat for the day is awesome and one of the best things we did! Also Potato Head at sunset is lovely, the bar on the beach at Canggu is a ricketty shack with the best view. Revolver has good coffee, the market in Ubud is great if you want to buy straw bags. Also, download the GoJek app, it’s like Uber and UberEats. You’ll have an amazing time!

  • Lisa Autumn

    Ahhh Bali is exciting Kate!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • I hope you have an amazing honeymoon in Bali, I’m sure it’ll be absolutely incredible!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • My husband and I are also headed to Bali next week for our honeymoon! That’s so funny. We can’t wait – hoping the weather issues don’t impact us too much. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather – losing somebody is always so difficult when you’re far. Wishing you the best. xo

    Deanna | luxandvitae.com

  • bar

    this is an amazing candle so beautiful!!😍

  • Mez

    This resonated with me on so many levels and I’m not even sure why. Thank you for sharing Kate. I’m wishing you the best September; I’m hoping it’s everything you need!

    Mez // mezonthemove.com

  • Rebecca | beautylifebecca

    Im so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love to you and your family xx


  • Sarah

    So sorry to hear about your Grandpa, Kate. Bali is magic and a daily massage/spa treatment is not out of the question as they are two a penny! Enjoy some much-needed and deserved downtime x

  • I’m sorry about your granfathers passing. Death is never easy to handle.

    September is going to be a very busy month for me. Tons of birthdays, one year wedding anniversary, events and jobs. I’m excited for whats to come especially for Autumn and all the fun fall festivites.

    PS. YAY to your vlogging come back!

    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

  • Mybeautysilence

    I’m so sorry for your grandfathers loss, sending you so many positive vibes <3


  • I am so sorry for your loss! I cannot imagine how you are feeling right now!I believe he is very proud of you

    And I hope that September brings you all the positive energies you deserve! Take care of yourself and rest! Although I am super excited about you coming back to vlogging!!

    Wishing you all the best,

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Kate. Sending you lots of positive vibes and love. And hope you have fun in Bali!

  • So sorry to hear about your loss! Send you positive thoughts!
    xoxo Erika

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather, Kate. I just lost my paternal grandfather in December of last year, and it was definitely the hardest week for my life as well as the loss that has hurt the most. I pray that you find strength & comfort; it sounds like you have good memories with him and memories are one gift of God that death cannot destroy<3 hope you have a wonderful trip, and that it leaves you refreshed and feeling so much better xx

  • Natalie Redman

    So sorry to hear about your grandfather, that sucks! Sending lots of love!


  • saaraa Cheerguii

    Sounds like a good month coming up ! Good luck with all your goals ! 🙂


  • I’m sorry about your grandfather and I hope you will have a great honeymoon time in Bali (I’m from Indonesia fyi, I’m very happy for your visit 🙂 I miss your contents and your personality though, so happy you’re back!

  • Have fun on your honeymoon! Bali sounds amazing!

  • can’t wait for your vlogs to come back. have a relaxing time on your honeymoon and enjoy it to the fullest. I’m very sorry about your grandfather.


  • Jenny SR

    So sorry to hear about your grandad. I’m sending you lots of happy and positive thoughts. My mums side of the family all live in New Zealand and I do wish it wasn’t so hard/expensive to get to, especially in times like this. Take all the time off you need x

  • Nicola

    Sorry for your loss Kate. I had to miss my grandmothers funeral last year and it was so hard but ultimately I know she wouldn’t want me to be sad about it. Hope you get the relaxing honeymoon you deserve. Also travel vlogs from you would be brilliant don’t think that they wouldn’t.

  • L J Eliz

    Sorry for your loss, Kate. Grandad’s are always amazing people! Have an amazing time in Bali and I will very much look forward to the return of the vlogs! Lots of love, LJ x


  • Flo la vita

    Bali sounds amazing!! I’d love to go one day xx


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  • Oh Kate, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I know how much your grandfather meant to you (I’ve seen you speak so fondly of him before) and hope you and your family are doing ok.

    Hope you’re both having an incredible honeymoon and the most well-deserved break ever! And thank you for the reminder that I still need to book my honeymoon too!

    Sending lots of love and can’t wait for your bloggy/vloggy comeback!

    Briony xox