Do you remember when I used to be pretty regular on the blogging scene? It feels like a lifetime since I have been. It’s funny how life really does get in the way, and how things get pushed to one side. Believe me, when I say, that it isn’t just my blog that’s gone awry. My life seems to have been thrown upside down and I’m just trying to organise the pieces as they fall. I’ve really really missed writing, in fact, as I’m sat writing this, I’m thinking about the rest of September and what content I can bring to you, as well as try and squeeze in some content that I missed due to my absence in the Bloggersphere.
The majority of you who follow me on social will have seen the Instagram Stories that I occasionally push out saying that I’m trying to get back on track and although it may not seem it, I have been working on things behind the scenes as such. It’s taken me a long time to get my love back for Instagram; the failing algorithm, the fact I’m seeing 3 day old pictures every time I log in and having lost my creative juices. I feel like each time I try something new, someone puts an image on similar and it’s driving me mad!
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I have a lot of content to write, and the mental block has been pretty difficult to overcome. As many of you know, I started a new job at the end of July after five months of being off work with my back. I absolutely love my new job and it has been the best decision I have made. It’s made me realise after all the years of flying, although I loved the destinations, that I was truly missing something in my life. Yes, it might be as simple as a regular sleeping pattern, a full fridge and a social life, but I’ve realised that there is so much more to life. I actually feel really at peace with everything at the moment due to my new job. I’ve fit in wonderfully, my team are amazing and I’m really enjoying myself. Plus, I step through my own front door each night and I have finally started to be able to relax during my time to myself.
My health has since improved with the addition of Pregabalin to my medication. It has been like a wonder drug that has changed my life for the better. It’s worked so well, that I rarely have to take pain medication, and just stick to Naproxen and Pregabalin for my daily tablets. The nerve damage has been masked, and I don’t even have to worry about side effects from things which is so amazing. It means that I don’t have to always think about what I’m doing and how I move, however I still won’t lift anything heavy as it always plays on my mind. I will of course always have a slipped disc, but thanks to great meds, and a fantastic support from the NHS, I can get on with my life like before.
Of course, there are still things going on in my personal life and my Grandad is seriously ill. It’s hit me like a ton of bricks as my Grandad is more like a Dad to me and it’s horrible to see him like this so I want to cherish every single moment with him. I think that’s why everything has taken a back step, and because he is so important to me, the other things are so much insignificant in the great scheme of things. It’s been absolutely incredible to have the support of my readers, followers and fellow bloggers. I’ve been overwhelmed by all the beautiful messages I’ve had from people who follow me and I didn’t realise just how much people care. It’s truly heartwarming.
So, to make this into a fashion based post, I’m sharing with you a new clothing brand that I am obsessed with. Look Of The Day, or LOTD as it’s affectionately known, has the latest fashions that are always on offer. I had a huge splurge and got lots of items that have been perfect for work and my days off, in styles that are on trend, and even fit my curves. I’ve been obsessed with this chiffon backed jumper, teamed with jeans and these peep toe Western boots. As I can no longer wear heels, the heel height of these make them super comfortable to walk in as well as having no adverse effect on my back. I also love this Stella style clutch with chain handle. It’s big enough for all my daily essentials and looks great with everything. I love it when an outfit comes together with just a few accessories. If you would like to win your very own bag, head over to my Instagram where I have a little competition for you!
So, that is me bringing you up to date with everything that is going on. I feel so much lighter now I’ve sat down to write. I’ve actually missed it so much. My goal is to try and get back on track, and I will get there even though it may take some time. I must say though, it’s great to be back!
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