A Break From Blogging & How My Life Got Flipped, Turned Upside Down

Reach for the stars, so if you fall, you’ll land on a cloud.

As some of my followers may have noticed recently, my Random Tangents have come to a bit of a standstill.  This wasn’t a conscious decision, more I just haven’t found the time to keep up with blogging with everything that has been happening in my personal life.

2018 started with a bang. I set myself some pretty big goals so achieve this year, and I was lucky enough that a lot of these things happened all at once.

Towards the end of last year, I knew I wanted to change jobs. Blogging made me fall back in love with writing, and I wanted to pursue a more creative career. Searching for new employment wasn’t an easy journey though; I constantly lost out to those more experienced than I was, and there were so many times I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere. Fortunately, shortly after the New Year, I was offered a position on a content team, and I happily accepted. (Post to come on my top ten tips for job hunting!)

This move came hand in hand with relocating to the city, which is something I have wanted to do for a long time now. My partner and I decided to move smack bang in the city centre, in a lovely two bedroom one bedroom, one walk in wardrobe flat that has now become our cherished little home. We are both walking distance from work, living seconds away from some of our favourite bars and restaurants, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. Sure, having such a wealth of great food, drink, shopping and entertainment right on our doorstep isn’t great for the wallet or waistline, but we’re still managing to keep fit and saving what we can to eventually buy a place of our own. If you’re considering city living, I definitely encourage you to go for it; I am loving every second.

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Along with my new job, my company decided to fly me out to Paris for a training week. I couldn’t believe my luck when I found out, and, of course, I had to treat myself to a whole new wardrobe to travel with.
Paris was such a beautiful city, filled with fine dining and breathtaking architecture. Working all day and sight seeing all evening was absolutely exhausting, but I am so grateful to have been offered the opportunity to travel for work.

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Now I’m back in the UK I’ve been settling into my new role, meeting and getting to know all kinds of new people, and spending an unhealthy amount of time trawling the aisles of Ikea, looking for the perfect furniture to kit out our new pad. I can’t wait to see what else this year will bring.

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I can’t thank the blogging community enough for the support received whilst I’ve been away. It probably seems like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth, but I’ve been here, lurking, appreciating every follow, like and comment.

I’m really excited to get back into blogging. Watch this space!

Have you made any changes this year too? Link your blog posts below!

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