Where do I want to be?


 I'm back with my little life rambles!

My last personal post (here) took a little bit out of me, I'm not gonna lie. It took a lot for me to write it and then I very nearly didn't even post it, but I'm glad I did. It almost felt like a little bit of a relief to get it down in words, and while talking about my anxiety for one of the first times on the internet was probably a little bit unconventional, it was one of the best things I've done. I don't feel like I need to hide it now, or pretend I'm okay on bad days, or bottle things up anymore and I definitely don't feel as on my own. (Have I ever mentioned I LOVE you guys?)
I did feel like I wanted to take a little break from my usual posts after it though, y'know, the ones where I just go on (...and on normally) about my random thoughts on life, and write stuff a little bit different. And actually, I've loved it!


I've really enjoyed diversifying my content a little, with outfit posts, product reviews and well, venturing into the world of YouTube! I'd love to carry on doing just this and while I've got quite a lot going on at the minute, (hopefully) everything should settle soon and then first up I am definitely gonna crack this baking thing after my last attempt went a lot better than expected... and not just because GBBO starts again this week. (WEDNESDAY, 8PM PEOPLE!)
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I'd love to be able to invest a lot more time into my blog in general. It's one of the things that I love doing the most. It's an extension of me. It lets me get creative, it's an excuse for me to take lots of photo's and it takes my mind off a lot of things and can be extremely therapeutic for me! Like anything that I like to do in my life, I want it to be the best that I can make it, and I feel that it's definitely not quite there yet.

I've got a lot of plans for both my blog and lots of ideas now for my YouTube channel which I'm so so excited about. But it's one of those things that I know what I want to achieve, but the limiting factor? Time. Sound familiar? We're all so freakin' busy now aren't we? I've started to make a list of all the little steps that I could take to free up more time for myself and my blog without sacrificing anything like my health, and I've basically come to the conclusion that to do this, some, okay one, major thing in particular needs to change.


It's the one thing in my life that's making me rather unhappy. A lot of you probably know what I mean, but I don't think I can go into too much detail without possibly getting myself in trouble! And to be honest, changing this is harder than I expected it to be, but I'm definitely not giving up.

I think it takes a lot of things to realise what's important in life, and it's safe to say that this last 6 months has been a bit of a learning curve. A pretty steep one at that. But I think it's been good for me. Okay, yes I still worry a lot, that probably still being the understatement of the century, but there's a lot of stuff that used to bother me, that now doesn't. And if I can keep going like this, maybe one day I'll be the most care-free person ever. Okay, so that's probably a bit far, but you get me. ;)


Do you guys have a short term life plan? Let me know! :)
Soph

12 comments

  1. Lovely post Soph! Time is an issue with me too as I work full-time! However this year I'm taking the plunge (okay maybe it's 2 years late but never mind) and going to university to study something LOVE! Fingers crossed I'll be much happier but also have more time to blog! So I feel your struggles 😘xxx

    Maisie | thoroughlymodernmaisie.com

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    1. Thank you Maisie! That's amazing! And to be honest, it's something I've been considering too! Good luck with it all lovely! xxx

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  2. I love those photos. I work full time and I feel like I'm going no which is scaring me as I graduated two years ago!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. Thank you Jenn! Haha, it'll work out for you in the end girly! x

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  3. I love this so much! I read your last post and you took the words out of my mouth. I've always worried about everything, but I didn't realize it was anxiety until a few months ago. I always feel like I'm bothering everyone I'm talking to, and I know that's not the case, it's just hard for me to think otherwise. Glad to know that I'm not alone :)

    First off, I just want to let you know that your blog is so lovely, and I can't wait to see it continue to grow. I've had this huge overhaul planned for months for my blog, but I haven't been able to finish it yet because I have no time! I'm interning full time, so it's hard to plan a redesign. I used to be a style blogger, but I'd really like to diversify that. I don't know what kind of blogger that makes me, but I get closer to figuring it out every time I post!

    I guess my short term goal is finishing that blog overhaul. I bought the domain, so I'm one step closer, right?

    Emily
    crazy scarf girl

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment Emily! I know completely, 100% what you mean about bothering people, but like you say, you're definitely not alone. :)

      Exactly! Sometimes it just takes little steps for us to get to where we want to be! :) x

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  4. I came across your blog not too long ago and I just want to say how beautiful it is! everything about it just makes me think 'wow' it's lovely! Your photography is amazing, are they taken with your olympus pen-epl7? I am desperate to get my hands on one (fingers crossed 21st birthday) I love these kind of posts, where people are real, if you know what I mean, it's nice to know you're not alone y'know? I worry about absolutely everything and it really brings me down, so hopefully as you say it'd be nice to be so care-free! but it takes a lot of work and it sounds like you're moving so positively :)
    http://elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so so much lovely! I do take all my photos on my olympus pen-epl7 yeah! :)
      I completely get everything you said! Thank you for visiting my blog sweet! :) x

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  5. I know how you feel about writing personal posts, I've only done a couple on my blog and they all took it out of me afterwards so I needed a break just to get back into it. I'm so glad I done them though and don't regret it at all!
    I'm a bit of a worrier too. My plans after school didn't exactly go according to plan so I had to go with plan b which wasn't exactly bad but you know there's always going to be obstacles along the way. I kind of know what I want to do in life but it's figuring out how to get there, if that makes sense haha! And you never know, maybe that care-free Sophie is just around the corner ;)

    Ali :)
    http://alicaitrin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you don't regret posting them Ali! I think there's obstacles down whatever path you take, but like you say, figuring out how we get over them is probably what makes us that little bit stronger each time. Haha, maybe! Although lets not get too carried away too quickly ;) x

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  6. I LOVE a good life ramble :) And let's take a moment of appreciation for the fact today is bake off day, I'm so blooming excited!! Such a lovely post

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. Haha I'm glad you do Sophie! Thanks sweet :) x

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