So, here we are. Now, usually I would take the time to apologise for being MIA (yet again), but to be honest things have been nothing short of mental over the last 6 months and my life has flip flopped all over the shop. It’s crazy to think that a year ago today I found out that I was being made redundant. Honestly, where has time gone? I feel like everything has been on fast forward. Do you ever feel like that? Any who, I thought I’d pop by to say a quick hello and fill you in on what’s been going on in my little world.
Okay, let’s start with every day life. Honestly, I’ve found it hard to keep all of the plates spinning, but for the first time pretty much ever, I haven’t beat myself up about it. Baby steps and all that. I’m just trying to focus on one thing at a time.
At the end of September the Minter clan moved to America and for a while, I really struggled with it. Sure there’s Facetime – which is great and has made this whole process so much easier to adjust to – but it’s just not the same, is it? And no one really talks about being an adult and being away from your family. I don’t know if it was just me overthinking things (standard), but I felt like I was too old to be finding it so hard being away from them. I left home at 18 and only saw them everything few weeks, but leaving the home I grew up in, finding times to talk with the time difference, it was all just a lot. And for a while I felt really lonely, despite knowing that I’m incredibly lucky to have such amazing people in your life.
Usually, I am my own worst enemy – I always seem to find a way of piling the pressure on myself. But this time I was kinder to myself and didn’t try to do it all. And now I feel like I’m finally starting to adjust and find my feet with work, life and everything in between. I just need to finish those 1738284728 jobs that I started in the Minter-Monk abode but never find the time to finish (sorry not sorry Joe).
Okay, so let’s talk all things work. You may have seen from my last post, but on the 2nd September I started my job as the Social Media & Events Editor at Heal’s, which has absolutely flown by and do you know what? I’ve absolutely loved every minute of it.
Call me a cliché, but I can’t even begin to tell you how nice it is to be doing something that I really, really enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been bloody busy, but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a little embarrassing to admit that I still pinch myself and think about how much has changed in a year. Back then, I would never have believed you if you told me it would all work itself out. Not on your nelly. And while I know I haven’t managed to fully go into the details and how I dealt with redundancy, I promise I will do.
Over the past year I have received some really lovely messages from people showing support who have or were going through the same thing and I’m so grateful. My DMs on Instagram are always open.
Truthfully, I simply didn’t feel like I was in the right place to know where to even begin. But what I will say, is if you’re going through it right now or something similar, don’t lose sight of what you want. Keep going. Every cloud has a silver lining. Sometimes you just have to ride out a storm or two to see it.