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Life // Can We Really Plan Goals for 2018?

When it comes to looking ahead to the next year and planning what I would like to achieve, I’m afraid I’m heading into it as blind as I did 365 days ago. 2017 was an alright year but not one to mark off in the record books. Nothing drastic happened, but we did move house as our old house was put on the market, I think my relationship strengthened making us a better couple and more aligned with eachother and our future, long-term goals and 2017 ended with a job promotion – something I’d worked towards for the last six months and I’m happy to say, finally paid off. But in terms of ‘big stuff’. The last 12 months were pretty plain sailing. So, when I think ahead to 2018, rather than try and align the stars and ‘make shit happen’ I’m ok to float along and see what comes our way. However, that said there are a couple of things I would like to achieve out of next year – Turning the big 30 …

Life // Why Millenials Worry About Pressure & Expectations

I’m currently two days into a week off work and you know what? It’s lovely. We’ve not got any real plans, no day trips out, just lie ins, seeing friends and pottering around the house which we really, really needed. There’s so much pressure to do something when we take annual leave. Go on holiday, home or away, be active, get out the house. But life is so busy with work, weekend jobs and having a dog that needs twice daily walks that it’s nice to take it easy, have no major plans and actually spend time in the house we may a shit tonne in rent for every month. I felt last week like we should be doing stuff and I should feel guilty for wasting a week off. But I don’t. We read articles about millenials (a term I loathe) who strive for more, want to further our careers, travel, see friends and family but also how self care is super important. So this week I’m blending the two. Having a lie in …

Life // The Meaning of Marriage

Marriage. It’s one little word that holds a whole load of meaning. It means something different to everyone. Traditionalists, those who swear they’ll never marry and the optimistic types who are happy to wait and see. My view? I don’t think it’s integral, but it would be quite nice to make everything ‘official’. Both Darren and I come from divorced families so we have mixed views and sadly, have experienced first hand that it doesn’t always work out. Which, is also, sometimes for the best, as Slater Gordon know too well when it comes to separation. But when it comes to what we want, that’s when the opinion differs. I have a boyfriend who is not sold into it at all. He likes the idea of marriage but for other people. He’s not sold on it for himself, which I believe stems from family experiences. It can taint your view, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t committed to our relationship and our future. We absolutely can see our lives together, long-term. Whilst I’d like us …

Life // My Social Media Detox

I’m obsessed with my phone. There, I said it. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, BlogLovin – you name it, I’m refreshing it. I commute around 3 hours a day to and from work and I either stare out of the window or refresh my phone during my journey. In the evening, once I’ve caught up with my boyfriend and cooked dinner, I have one eye on the TV and the other seeing if I’m missing anything on any of the many apps on my phone.      I used to spend my evenings reading magazines. Like, religiously. Every Tuesday on magazine day I’d take a trip to the shop on my way home from work and buy that weeks’ edition of Heat, Closer, New and Now. Despite them all pretty much saying the same thing, I read them regardless and I loved it. But, for whatever reason, I stopped buying weeklies, choosing to save reading time for the monthly mags, Glamour and Cosmo and reading blogs took precedence. I actually love reading blogs and it’s one of my …