THE LITTLE BRANCHES WEEKLY ROUND-UP OF THE BEST #8

Good morning, friends.

It's Saturday night as I'm writing this. I’m currently sat at my dining table with The Hits radio playing in the background and getting ready to make tonight’s tea with Tom. I’m also very very excited, because we went to our first wedding fayre today, we’re planning our trip to London for the UK Blog Awards ceremony AND I’m prepping for the filming of my first ever YouTube video tomorrow (which is today!) I’m so glad this week has been better, because the full moon made me turn into SUCH a grumpus. Seriously, I’ve needed pep talks from my mamma a hell of a lot recently.

Although let’s be honest, we’re all allowed to have ‘off’ times, right?

As I said, this week has been better, but it’s still hard getting used to not just living in but OWNING your own home. I’ve been much more positive this week, got to do four workouts, made some really great meals, and there were some other lovely highlights which I’ll share below. But I’ve been SO tired, and no matter how much sleep I get, my body’s just like nope, that ain’t enough.

Of course, my emotions are still sky high after the news of our engagement and every time I walk into our living room and see all the cards I do fill up a bit. So maybe I need to take some time to chill, which is what the next couple of weekends are going to consist of.

I’ve also still got the spark of feeling like 2017 is going to be another great year, but I have to admit - it’s been a struggle trying to manage everything now more than ever. And there’s times when I think, YOU’RE DOING YOUTUBE? REALLY?! But I brush past it and promise myself I’ll try my best, because that’s all any of us can do, right?

Now, onto the highlights!

10 THINGS I'D REALLY LIKE TO ACHIEVE IN MY LIFE

10 THINGS I'D REALLY LIKE TO ACHIEVE IN MY LIFE

In about six months, I will turn 26 years old. Writing that out feels strange. And stranger still to think that next year I’ll be 27, which is even closer to the big three zero. 2016 was a complete whirlwind and with all the amazing things that happened over the past few weeks, it’s helped me to stop and think about how I really want my life to be.

Life goes so much more quickly than any of us expect. We think we have time to plan and do all the things we want to do - but we never know if this will be cut short at any point. Moving out of my parents home and into my own and getting engaged to Tom really made me stop and think about the other aspects of my life - what do I want? 

I know your career and achievements are important. But if you’re not feeling passionate or inspired, then it’s just not worth it. That’s a lesson I definitely learnt the hard way. So as I’m starting this brand new chapter, I wanted to make a list of what else I really want out of life.

THE LITTLE BRANCHES WEEKLY ROUND-UP OF THE BEST #7

THE LITTLE BRANCHES WEEKLY ROUND-UP OF THE BEST #7

I'm sat here at my new dining room table and I'm trying to think of the best adjective EVER to describe you all.

Stupendous? Extraordinary? Remarkable? I mean, how about you pick one you like the best and we'll leave it at that.

January is HERE.

After a short hiatus including lots of sleeping, laughing an eating chocolate, the weekly round-up of the best is back. I'm in a good place right now with a wonderful family and we've got so much to look forward to. How about you?

Here's some of the highlights from the first couple of weeks of 2017...

THE BIG REVEAL

THE BIG REVEAL

It’s time of finally tell you my big, huge secret. I kept this quite for a solid four months. And actually, the original plan for this post was to just reveal one thing to you. But so much has happened over the past couple of weeks that I actually have TWO things to reveal to you. 

The reason for my secrecy hasn’t been that I haven’t wanted to tell you. I just couldn’t, because I didn’t want to jinx anything. So after holding it in for far too long, today’s finally the day…unless you’ve seen on social media, of course 😉

 

One…we bought a HOUSE!

Two…we got ENGAGED!!!

 

It feels like it’s taken so long to get to this point with the house - from when we first put in the offer it felt like we were never going to get it. But we officially moved in last week and we’re both so happy.