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A little ‘life lately’ update.

A little ‘life lately’ update.

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A little 'life lately' update.

I can't quite believe it's been nearly two and a half weeks since I posted my last blog post (..again), after I promised myself that I'd start posting regularly on here (...again), and I can only wish that there were more hours in the day to enable me to do everything that I have whizzing around in my brain at the mo.

I'm not sitting here saying that I'm flat out 'busy' all of the hours of the day when I'm not asleep, because I'm not. But, there are times when you just need to take some time out and relax a little. When you need to take time for yourself and give yourself an hour to have a cup of tea and read your book every so often. Or even, take the whole evening off and sit in bed with chocolate and a good TV series to binge-watch.

We can't be our best selves if we don't allow ourselves to re-charge sometimes, right? I've realised that the hard way before - there's always a point when you reach total burnout if you don't give yourself a break, and so that's exactly what I've been doing for the last week or so.

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I recently started a new job, and while the 6am wake up is nothing short of a struggle after 8 weeks of doing whatever I please, I'm loving it. It's been a little manic so far and I'm getting home utterly shattered from having to use my brain so much (again, turns out you don't have to use much brain power while you're on gardening leave), but right now I wouldn't change it for anything.

However, with the new job taking up so much time and energy for now, it's meant a few things have slipped by the wayside a little. This blog, for example, is one of those things I wish I could spend a little more time on. I wish I could spend more time on Girls in Work doing all of the things I wish I could do on that, too.

In years gone by, I would've totally beaten myself up about all of this and wondered why I wasn't capable of doing everything. Now though, I realise that that's just simply impossible at times. Sometimes, you just can't keep the millions of plates spinning all at once and that's 100% okay.

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Right now though, I'm happy. I love my job again, I'm back in my favourite city and I can't even tell you how nice it is to come back to Liverpool and spend my evenings and weekends making lots of plans with some of my favourite humans again. Friends that just make me laugh, smile and and leave me feeling all uplifted and just the best.

And the absolute best thing about my move back to Liverpool? The people who have known me before, during and after the last 18 months telling me how they can just tell I'm happy again. And it may sound strange, but it's literally the best feeling ever.

I know that I'm back to being the old, happy Soph again, but when your friends notice it too, it's just the best.


Soph

10 hours in Paris.

10 hours in Paris.

September; the month of new starts and mild panic.

September; the month of new starts and mild panic.