Life Lately #1

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well!

I have seen these ‘Life Lately’ segments on other blogs and I always think they’re a nice way to round up what’s happening/what’s currently going on. I haven’t abandoned my blog but I’m not blogging regularly. I want to share what’s going on with me in different areas of my life and just have a bit of chat. Who knows, this could even turn into a little series?!

Blogging

I haven’t been blogging as much as I would have liked over the past little while. In November 2016 I wrote this post about motivation which explains the reasons why. These still apply (minus travel) but also there were family related incidents that cropped up in January and February. In March I feel like I got back into more of a routine with blogging and in general and over the next couple of months that will improve. Post ideas haven’t been jumping out at me so I want to make sure I have plenty up my sleeve and don’t run out. I don’t like posting for the sake of it.

Work

As you may know I started my current job in August 2016. I have been there nearly eight months now and in February my hours increased a significant amount. I haven’t had as much time to blog as a result but as I said I am getting into a better, more constant routine and naturally that spark will come back.

Personal

Relationship wise, everything with my boyfriend is good. It’s been seven months since we first met and I love spending time with him now just as much as I did at the beginning. We always make time for each other and I’m always thinking about him. We message each other every day and I love just being able to relax and chill out when I’m at his house.

I’m a person who can get frustrated and stressed very easily. I’m sensitive and can get upset over small, trivial details. A couple of times over the past few weeks I have worked myself into a mood and felt like I’ve been crying more. I don’t know if it’s because I’m tired or if it’s just the fact I’ve never been a go with the flow person and like to have things planned and organised. I’m still working on learning to care less and it’s something I’ve been trying to do for a number of years. Thankfully, I’ve got a lovely boyfriend on hand that I know I can share things with.

Music

I didn’t feel 2016 was a standout music wise but this year is shaping up to be so far! Two members of The Saturdays have released solo material. The styles of music are completely different but I’m a fan of both Una’s folky-country pop and Vanessa’s smooth R&B. I’m pretty sure Shania Twain is releasing new material this year, her first in over 10 years so I can’t wait to hear it! 90s/00s pop super-group Steps are also releasing an album of original tracks on April 21st – less than two weeks away! They released a new single last month and are touring The UK in November and December.

2017 Goals Progress

In my Hello 2017! post I set five goals for myself for the year. I am doing well with the majority of them. I have gotten back into using my Exercycle and I try to ride 10kms three-four times a week. I work weekends and evenings so I try to squeeze it in around that. I don’t mind that that is my main form of exercise. I haven’t done yoga for a long time and I can Exercycle while I’m watching TV and multitask. I haven’t been stressing about blogging, I’ve been getting posts up as often as I can. I have cut down on the amount of time I spend on social media. I check my accounts two or three times a day and if I have notifications I respond. It’s about quality rather than quantity, if I don’t have something worthwhile to share I won’t. I haven’t progressed much with my driving although I did drive my boyfriend’s car (which is a manual) about 5 metres and I didn’t stall it! That was my very first time controlling/moving a car.


At times lately it feels like my life is eat, sleep, work, and repeat. I’m trying to find a balance and get back into what I enjoy.

What’s been happening in your life recently?

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16 thoughts on “Life Lately #1

  1. stashy says:

    Lovely to read about your life updates! That’s great you have more hours at work. πŸ˜€ And it’s fantastic that your relationship is blossoming – coupled with other things, it makes a lot of sense that blogging is taking a back burner, and that’s good!
    I hear you about the social media – I’ve been trying to reduce my time on there too. It’s healthier to have a balance of online vs REAL life. Well done on driving a manual car – that’s not easy.
    Hmm I do feel like life is eat, sleep, work… interspersed with weekends and holidays. Yup, that’s pretty much how it is. πŸ˜‰

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    • Chanelle says:

      My weekend falls on the weekdays lol but I don’t mind πŸ™‚ I try and get on as often as I can but it doesn’t always happen. I read posts and try to comment most days though! Sometimes a social media break is refreshing and it makes you realise how much you actually want to use it and what you use it for! Thanks for reading!

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  2. danniijane says:

    Aaw it’s always nice to read more about what you’ve been up to☺ I get why you blog less. More work and having rest time and time with a partner takes priority. It’s usually late work finishes and holidays that throw my schedule off 😊 xx

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    • Chanelle says:

      When I am on days off I don’t always feel like blogging and I’ve got little jobs to do at home that I need to catch up on. I’ve never had a holiday in my life so I can’t use that excuse lol. I’d love time away and to go somewhere nice as I’ve never even been out of the country xx

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  3. youmustbehighxo says:

    I really like this style of blog post… it’s lovely to get to know more about your life behind the blog. I can completely relate too – weird coincidence, but I started work in August too and I completely understand about feeling like work completely consumes your life. It feels like there’s never enough time. I’m glad everything is going so well for you, though!xx

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