Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Opening that Window

Hello lovely readers,

I haven't spent much time here lately, partly because life has gotten in the way and partly because I have been lacking blogging motivation. But after much deliberation I've come to the conclusion that it wasn't that I didn't want to blog, but that I'm changing the direction of my blogging a little and this may not be the place for me anymore.

I have been chatting a little with some of my very wise and more experienced blogger friends and am in the process of starting a new blog. Because this is something I want to be very sure about it may take me some time to figure out, even just things like a new name etc. but when I do get all the logistics sorted I will be sure to let you know so watch this space.

Thank you all so much for all of you finding me and leaving such lovely comments, it has been such a great space and I am looking forward to seeing what my blogging future holds. In the meantime I will just enjoy reading all the great things you are all writing about and seeing the adventures you have been getting up to.

So while this door closes, I'm pretty excited about what opening that window will mean for me... Wish me luck!

Zoe xx

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Chapter 25: A Rocky Start

It’s been over a month since I last blogged. Since then I have turned 25 and become a home owner, bought my first ever fridge, payed my first mortgage payment, even the seasons have changed. I have high hopes for 25, I think it’s going to be a good year. It did not, however, get off to the best start.

My first year of being 25 was one of the most stressful weeks of my life. My house settlement was delayed, I spend every spare moment either chasing solicitors or real estate agents or packing, my long distance relationship which is usually fairly functional was taking its toll. By the end of the week I was well and truly in meltdown mode and had quite the “I hate being 25, 25 sucks, I just want to be 24 again” rant. Oh dear.
But that was month ago now and things all seem to have fallen into place, I think things usually do, but it’s easy to lose perspective sometimes.
My little apartment is perfect for me, it’s cozy and definitely still a work in progress, but it’s MY work in progress and I love coming home at the end of each day. I have been renting or in share housing since I started uni at 17, and while that was an amazing experience and I have met people who will be in my life for a long time, I was so ready to take this step. And quite frankly, I very much enjoy my own company. I appreciate the quiet that I come home to and knowing that I can be naked in any room in my house anytime I want!
I do plan on posting some photos of my place, but like I said, it’s still a work in progress. For those interested here is one of my favourite places, my book shelf…
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My home internet won’t be up and running for another two weeks, and initially I quite liked distancing myself from social media interactions beyond what my phone could provide, but the last two weeks I have really missed blogging, and I can’t wait to get back into it and to catch up on all of my favourite blogs. It’s such a great, supportive community and I am very grateful to be a part of it.

So one month in and 25 has really turned around. I think this might just be my best year yet…
Zoe xx