It feels weird saying it, especially when I haven't been a particularly great blogger over the past few months. Managing my time so I can maintain and half-decent blog, job, hobbies and a-levels certainly hasn't been a walk in the park and unforunately it has meant that my blog has taken a bit of a back burner since November time. I have tried to be a good blogger, but I stopped planning, my posts became more random... mostly because I didn't want them to be forced, but maybe my relaxed approach was taken a little too far. Before I start with all of the celebrations of my blog turning two (it was actually yesterday but it has taken me until today to think of what to write) I want to make a promise to you all, a promise that I haven't given up on this blog, a promise to say that I will make more of an effort. Whether that means blogging only once a week, maybe even less, I will still be here. And once my AS exams are over I hope to have more time.
This year I felt as though I was in need of more challenge, a bit like when I first started this blog. Starting to blog was scary for me because it was to show a side of me that many people didn't know: slightly girly and also a little bit random, but I like that, and now, I am glad I have shared that part of my personality. But on the other side of this screen is also a normal 17 year old girl who likes adventure, a girl who likes to take on new challenges.
This year has consisted of a lot, in August I blogged every single day, and much to of my astonishment now, I succeeded. I tried again in December, however that was a bit more of a fail, but that was because at the same time as taking on that challenge I was doing many other things. Firstly, I had just picked up my first part-time job, thus had started to lose some of my spare hours in the day. I actually thoroughly enjoy my job, because the people I work with are great and also I get a little more money then I used to, it does nonetheless mean that I don't have as many free hours throughout the week. I also turned 17 and started to learn to drive, which takes up a few more hours in my week.
Not only that, but I was also continuing with my normal weekly hobbies, Explorer scouts, helping Cub Scouts and playing Hockey, I also became managing director of one of my schools Young Enterprise companies, and started to do the Silver Duke of Edinburgh. To top all of that off I have more recently been appointed one of the school's Head Students.
I wouldn't necessarily say I took on too much either, yes, there have been points that I have felt tired, and that is one of the reasons my blog has taken a bit of a back seat, and my body may have said otherwise as I picked up an overuse injury in my iliotibial band. I would say that I have been learning that it is better to do things now rather then never. Once upon a time I was scared, I was that girl who hated change, that girl who sat in the classroom quietly hoping the teacher didn't chose her to speak, and also that girl that would rather stay inside on her own rather then go out and have a little bit of fun. I have even signed up for a ski trip and I have never been more excited about something in my life, as well as deciding that I do actually want to go to uni.
Yet, I also want my blog to grow, I want to be able to write more for you. I have been blogging for over two years now and I hope that I can continue to keep this going. I would like to bring more lifestyle posts to you... I have one in my mind for you all already. As well as advice posts, and my fashion posts, as that is something I have really gotten into this year.
I hope that you can stick around with me, and persevere which I start to get back into bringing content to this little space on the internet. Although, while you wait for that to happen you can also follow me on twitter and instagram both of which I regularly update with my life happenings.