29 Feb 2016

Life Happens When You're Making Plans

Life Updates | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

It feels like forever since I sat down and wrote an update post about life in general... I suppose it's because I usually save this sort of thing for outfit posts and I haven't shared one of them in a while now! I do have a couple planned, it's just waiting for the weather to play ball that's the problem. I miss Summer! Anyway, a fair bit has happened since my last general update so I figured I'd share the highlights as a bit of an explanation as to why things have been a little big higgeldy piggeldy around here as of late.

I suppose the biggest thing to mention is that I have a new job! I started a couple of weeks ago and I'm really loving it so far. It's been a very much needed change, and although the role itself isn't that far removed from my past job it's a whole lot more suited to me in more ways than one. Adjusting to a new work schedule after nearly two years has been a fair adjustment and I still feel like I'm constantly chasing my tail, but now that I work more hours I find myself feeling a whole lot more motivated to spend my spare time productively which I can already see making a difference.

So far I think I've done okay at keeping up my usual blog schedule alongside the change in routine, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep it up at this kind of level for much longer and I'm considering cutting down the amount I post per week to try and help me keep on top of things. Or I'll just need to spend a couple of days writing as many posts of possible to try and get ahead of the game, who knows.

It's been all change on the appearance front this past few weeks, with a fresh cut and an updated colour for my hair as well as a spruced up blog to match. My hair is a little bit shorted and a bit lighter, not drastically so but enough to feel like it's new which is nice! The new blog layout came as a result of becoming disheartened with the content I was producing, and as much as I adored my previous header the updated look has been a real motivating force for me. I like to think it's a sleeker version of the blog, but still stays true to me.

In exciting news, I've mentioned before that my best friend moved to New York earlier in the year, and I am very glad to say that I'm officially going out to meet her in May! We're going to be spending five days in the Big Apple and I'm already buzzing with excitement about experiencing it all for the first time. It pains me to think about how much it's costing me, so excuse me if I spend the next few months living like a hermit to save all my pennies for Sephora and Kate Spade...

Finally, I've decided that I'm going to be posting weekly vlogs throughout March! I really enjoy putting together little videos of my week, even if they're not very exciting, and the combination of not being able to finish Vlogmas due to my health and having a new camera has spurred me on to post them throughout March instead. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss them and the other *fantastic* videos I post!

What's been going on in your life lately?

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