Okay, so the title is slightly misleading - it should read 'you will know what I did this summer after you read this post' but I thought the one I went with was a little more catchy. So, I've been a tad AWOL on the blog this summer, I wrote out a well thought out 'Get Ready For Summer' series, took a week off - which quickly turned into a couple months. I think once you take your nose off of the grindstone, it's hard to put it back there - I'm not trying to make excuses, I promise! I've definitely been focusing on my YouTube channel over the course of the summer and I'm proud of how far I've come with it, and I would l-o-v-e if you would subscribe - I make genuine squeals when I see the number go up - yes even one singular digit! But enough of the introductions - let's get down to the knitty-gritty and chat about what the bloody hell I've been up to.
Right at the beginning of the summer I went back to the town my boyfriend comes from to celebrate his then heavily pregnant sister's birthday (who has since had a beaut of a baby girl!) and to see his family - we had a bit of downtime and I vlogged the picturesque trip - for Matt I know it's him going home but for me I feel like it's like a little adventure and I think he enjoys showing me where he grew up. Whilst on the subject of our 'thew we celebrated his birthday with a trip to the zoo and then a few days later I had my big 2-1! Rest assured being a fully fledged adult feels no different and I have had many a quarter life crisis and sometimes think that my life is over - it's not, but sometimes it certainly feels that way. After my birthday celebrations - I whisked myself off to Las Vegas, Nevada for a 10 day adventure in the sun with my two oldest pals - I'm not going to harp on too much about this because let's face it, I have 5 vlogs documenting the experience and last Sunday I spoke all about it so sooner or later I will shut up about it I swear... maybe.
After roughly a month at home and catching up with as many people before they fly the metaphorical nest (just pictured above are two dear pals, one of which is living in New Zealand for a year and the other has enrolled in the Navy!) I flew mine too. I packed my things up at my parental home, carted them across to the other side of Bristol and moved in with my fella! It bizarre to think that I'm sat on our bed, in our bedroom typing this, but life is a funny old thing and that is what I'm doing. I now walk to work (and get a killer view of the harbourside), spend the price of an eyeshadow palette on food shopping and budget for awful things like council tax and TV licenses.
So, now we're caught up, I've got a few things to look forward to in the coming months. I want to keep ploughing on with my blog and YT - have a little watch of my updates video to hear a little more about that. I still have a few bits and bobs in boxes, but in the next couple of weeks I want to pick up the final bits for the place and make it a home, there's also a good chance that whilst you're reading this I'm on my way to Falmouth for a couple of days with some friends which I'm going to vlog (...which I'm unsure they know yet) and right at the beginning of January I'm planning a trip to the US to see a great friend of mine who I met whilst she was on exchange in London! It's been two years since we were face to face and I remember that sad last coffee and parting ways like it was yesterday. Before I sign off I just want to give a special shout out to the best of eggs, Mr Mitch Cole. Mitch is the one who inspired me with his daily blogging, yes daily, to get back on the blogging horse and he showed me just how much I missed putting 'tips to keys. I would highly recommend you heading over and checking out his blog - he talks all sorts from music, to daily natterings to more serious chats, it's good read and I'm not just saying that because I'm baised, and plus I crop up from time to time so if you haven't got enough of me quite yet you can nip over there and have a read.
My chest is now officially clear, so tell me about you!