Hello! It’s been a while hasn’t it?! I have been very busy at work, then decided to go a week without the blog or blog reading on holiday, and it was kind of just what I needed…
I have totally fallen out with my blog lately. I’ve also fallen out of love with Twitter and Insta. It’s not a numbers thing, it never has been, but I felt like I had been posting for the sake of it with nothing for me. I’m not sure why that’s had an effect on me but it had…
And these feelings just make it feel like hard work.
And I don’t want it to be.
Work, in the run up to the holiday, had been very busy and it was really knocking into my personal life. Pre-holiday I was just desperate for the break. I was hoping the holiday would help me feel better about things, and I suppose it has. I think I’ve realised I definitely want to post when I want too. I also decided my blog planner was actually making my feelings worse. The extra pressure is something I do not need right now.
Coming back from my holiday I feel like I need to start off this new phase of blogging with something positive. So I’m back to my 5 Happy Things, my favourite of all my posts to share.
#1- Sunday’s to myself
Dr W went off on a boys weekend the week before our holiday. This left me with a weekend to myself, the Saturday I spent with friends, but the Sunday was a day for myself. I took myself off for my first 5k of the year (I’m dead chuffed I ran all the way!) I then treated myself to the rest of the day just chilling at home.
I recently discovered I can cheat when it comes to Bubble and Squeak and buy it in M&S. I enjoyed an epic post 5k breakfast that comprised of Bubble and Squeak, sausages and egg. I washed this down with some wonderful coffee from 360 Coffee, I’m not usually a coffee drinker, but their Guatemalan blend is so tasty. This breakfast was the perfect recovery from my run and the coffee perked me up.
As I keep mentioning, I have just returned from the most epic holiday. A week away in Scotland with wonderful friends. We had the perfect cottage, nestled in a very quiet place and there was even a hot tub – this made for perfect hiking recovery. We ate lots (probably too much), drank quite a lot of gin (oops!) and just had a great time. I didn’t want to return!
Most of our holiday was spent on the hills, with 5 days out of 6 hiking. Not every time reaching a summit, but getting out and enjoying the mountains was just what I needed. Fresh air, no phones, my camera and time with friends. It was just great to zero my head, concentrate on the task ahead (some pretty challenging walking may I add) and enjoy the views.
I’ve found it pretty hard leaving Manchester, and many of my friends behind. Spending a week with my favourite people has motivated me to arrange more time with them. We’ve got a few visits booked in already and are starting to plan the next holiday too. I’m pretty sure we will end up in Scotland hiking again! But I also know I need to meet more people down here in Worcester, so I’m going to explore ways to do that and hopefully add to my happiness.
So there we have it, a very happy list. Making me a more happy Emma!
What’s been making you happy lately? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Contains PR samples.