Life lately has been one word: hectic.
In the space of about a month, I’ve started a new job, had a new flatmate move in, my boyfriend moved away and a new car will be arriving in the next few weeks. It’s been a super busy, exciting time but equally exhausting. Anxiety has been pretty high, but I think that’s simply an accumulation of these different things. So what have I been up to?
Yes I kept that under wraps, but yes I landed a new job about a month and a half ago. I wasn’t very vocal about it online for obvious reasons. I’m doing the same job at a different company and it’s so different. I’m shifting the focus from social media on to more paid social, PPC, influencer marketing and SEO as part of my digital marketing career. I’m loving it so far and there’s so much to learn and head straight into. It’s also more fashion and retail focused, which is perfect.
This shouldn’t have been such a big step as it felt, but sorting out a new flatmate and the bills was a minor pain.
I now have a lovely new flatmate and it’s all going well. It’s a lot of stress for me letting someone new into my living space but I’m all good now and he’s not a psychopath.
I find new relationships exciting, but also a little bit stressful at times.
I think the element of ‘everything is changing’ at the moment hasn’t helped the anxiety over it. He’s super lovely and probably won’t make an appearance on the blog if I’m honest, as I’m quite private really. But yeah, it’s going well so that’s good.
I’ve made the decision. I’m getting a car.
I live in the city so it’s not exactly the most necessary thing to add to my life, but jesus christ I am sick of taking more time walking to the train station, when the same amount of time could be spent me just driving to see my parents. Also I passed my test a few months ago, more out of the prospect of it making me more employable, so I’ve been kind of desperate for one.
Never thought I’d ever go to an ordination of deacons, but here I am. I went to my first (probably last) ordination over the weekend in Chester, which was surreal. As an agnostic, it felt a little odd for me but it was lovely to see my family member essentially have a graduation for vicars.
I also felt pretty fab in my dress.
I’ve also eaten so much indulgent food in this stress period. So much ice cream. The relationship weight is real, even though I can’t tell if I’ve actually put on any weight.
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I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.