The dreamy view from the balcony of my new office - spot the Gherkin!
Sometimes I forget that I even have this 'ere blog. When I started it up in my third year of Uni, it became a great form of procrastination, and I immediately took to posting about everything from my favourite Lush products to my desk set-up.
When I moved to London and started my first job last summer, this took a bit of a nose-dive.
I'm definitely a perfectionist when it comes to my writing. This comes as no surprise, seeing as I did my degree in journalism and had a brilliant but mental lecturer who threatened to bludgeon me to death if I dared make a grammatical error. I've always been conscious that what I'm putting out there for the all of the internet to read should always be of the highest quality.
But why should I care so much?
Reading entries back makes me all happy and nostalgic, and I'm sad about the rather large gaps in between posts. If I hadn't been so flustered about producing a piece of writing that would have scored me at least a 2:1 at University, what would I have been posting about? Would it have been more often?
I'm going to try and care less, because at the end of the day, this blog is for me and my memories. I don't blog in an attempt to be successful or to win a large audience. If you are reading and commenting, thank you, it's honestly massively appreciated. But that was never the goal for me, so it's just an added bonus to a hobby I'm going to try and enjoy and indulge in more often.
So, A Little Update for you. What have I been doing?
- I left my last job in Film PR about a month ago, and I now work in social media for a company called We Are Social
- Since joining the team I've filmed some fashion vines for F&F (see picture above), visited Google's London office for a talk on live tweeting and helped plan a social media strategy for Tesco's Christmas campaign, amongst plenty of other exciting things!
- My housemates and I are off to Amsterdam this weekend and I cannot WAIT to venture outside of the UK - the last trip abroad I took was to Berlin in June last year. I'm sure I'll write up a blog post once I've got back and recovered
- I managed to get tickets to Glastonbury for next year and I am BEYOND excited to be returning to my favourite place on the planet.
I'm hoping to bring back my Five Happy Things posts soon, but "as and when" rather than every week so that it feels a little less forced. Other than that, I'll be trying and testing some other post post formats which should be introduced to the mix very soon.
Have a good week!