Before I start: I know. It’s been 873 years since I last did a post (and that is no exaggeration).
I was always thiiis close to writing one, but then life got in the way.
I thought I would give you guys an update of what is going on in my life, and then end this with a list of my resolutions for the new decade.
So, last time I spoke to you I was working as an Editor at this teeny tiny online magazine. I gained so many invaluable skills while working there, but unfortunately, I had to leave when term started to focus on my studies.
Since then, I had been doing various freelance writing jobs in order to fund my way through third year, you can view my articles by clicking here.
I also had my first ever article published in a real printed newspaper! In fact, I had two! They were both about the Hong Kong protests, which I hope to write about in my blog later this month.
I have done a seemingly endless amount of assignments and exams for my degree, and have been on the hunt for a graduate job. I am currently waiting to hear back from a leading national newspaper that I had an interview with, I am hoping to hear back tomorrow.
So, what is the point of this post?
Well, I was thinking so hard about what my comeback post would be, and it felt like the longer I didn’t post, the better my comeback needed to be.
And then I stopped.
And then I thought.
And then I remembered.
This is my blog. I can write about whatever the hell I want to. So I wrote this.
And now I am back and have broken the ice, I am ready to get back into writing regular posts.
With that thought in mind, I want to share with you all my 2020 resolutions.
- Be kinder to myself. That means being understanding of myself, patient with myself. I saw a tweet once that essentially said that you should only talk to yourself in the same way you’d talk to a friend. Would you tell a friend that they’re letting people down? Would you tell a friend that they are ___? No, so why tell yourself that?
- Get fit, stay sickening. Now, I have never felt the need to be super skinny. But, I found out recently that I have gained a considerable amount of weight in a year, and I am tired of it. My goal is to lose 2 dress sizes by my graduation (in July).
- Work even harder. I have always been a grafter, and work hard for what I want. But, if I am being totally honest, I could always have spent just a few extra hours revising or job hunting or working on my essays. If I want a good outcome for my life, I need to be more disciplined and stop glorifying being lazy as ‘self-care’!
That’s all I have so far as I don’t want to set myself too much to work at. You have to be honest, and sometimes part of honesty is admitting when you’re doing things… well… right.
I am feeling so anxious about hearing back from this job interview. I felt like it went well, but my nerves got the best of me and caused me to have a bit of verbal diarrhoea, so I am hoping that my (very lovely) interviewer recognises that it was nerves, rather than me being a loud-mouthed prick.
Do let me know down in the comments below what your new year’s resolutions are as I am always so interested to hear what people are working towards!
4. I promise to do more of what I love (which includes writing to you guys!)
Lots of love, from Evie x