I've been thinking and thinking about writing this post for over a month so I'm just going to do it.
The other day I read Lily's post and it more less sums up how I'm feeling at the moment. I by no means want to stop blogging but I'm stumped for ideas and feel demotivated. At the moment, all my energy is taken up by work and I feel like my blog is taken a different direction than it used to. I have very little interaction with my followers anymore and I wonder if I'm even getting anything out of it.
However, in an attempt to regain my blogging head, I'm going to try and clear the air, update you on what I've been doing these last couple of months and where my life is heading. On top of the stress I'm already feeling, I don't need the thought of not blogging hanging over my shoulders and I think I will feel better once I've got this initial post out the way. I used to blog 3,4,5 times a week and it completely consumed my life. It was the only thing that I gained enjoyment from but now I just don't have the time to sit down and plan structured and purposeful posts.
Firstly, this seems like ages away now but how were your Halloweens? I sort of have tradition on this blog that I post about Halloween right after it happens but I guess this year I didn't. As usual, I dressed the house to the nines and bought even more decorations to add to our collection. This year I dressed up as Wednesday Addams - the costume was very basic and things I already had, but I was mistaken for a nun a couple of times.
Early November, I saw Bastille in my home town. They're my favourite band so it was incredible to see them play in a venue so close to home. It was honestly one of the best gigs I have ever been to (even better than seeing them at Reading), they just really know how to put on a brilliant show and their stage presents is just top notch *insert 'OK' hand emoji.* I also went to see King Charles in late November in aid of War Child and again, it was another amazing gig. It was a little further afield at Scala in London but it was the best venue I've ever been to. The view we had was absolutely fantastic, we were practically on the stage with him and the crowd were just great. I think because it was an over 18 gig, the audience were obviously older and less reckless than other gigs. Charles walked past us so many times but it was one of those things where it was too cool to ask for a picture.
I'll keep this brief because the mere sight of the word scares me - university. Yes, I'm int the process of applying to universities and it's stressing me out. I'm doing an art course and that obviously requires a portfolio and interview, as well as the other necessary things like Personal Statements, predictive grades etc. I won't talk too much about where I'm applying in case I don't get in, but I will obviously update you on the situation in the future.
I've started driving! After putting it off for ages, I'm finally learning. When you have a driving lesson at the end of the week, it's crazy how fast the days fly. I thought I'd be a terrible driver but I think I'm doing okay. The only thing I really hate is being put under pressure by other drivers. I know just from being in my parent's car that drivers hate learners but I try to ignore them (obviously not in a reckless way) when I'm on the road.
Since my last post, I've also changed the skin medication that I use, twice - you can read all about my previous skin care here. I'm going to do a more in depth post about this at a later date because I think I have quite a lot of knowledge about acne medication now and it would probably benefit a lot of people. I have tried Zineryt, Duac Daily and am now on antibiotics but I will talk more about this in the upcoming post.
I'm sure you've heard the news as it's every 18 year old's dream but McBusted has risen! It was quite a shock as Busted always said they wouldn't get back together but I guess they didn't object to joining McFly. They were my two favourite childhood bands so I was over the moon when I got tickets for their tour. I was at sixth form at the time and had 3 iPhones on the go, I was online at 9 on the dot but it took my 10 minutes to get just two tickets. I think we're pretty much sitting in the clouds but I guess the demand was so so high!
Sorry for the mammoth post but I'm glad I got it out the way - onward and upward from here! I really don't like it when bloggers leave their readers in the lurch so I'm glad we've had this little update. I will be posting much more regularly from now on, but bear with me as this year is very busy for me. I'm thinking a little change in the way my blog looks may motivate me more, we'll see...