Life Lately | Where I've Been & What I've Been Up To

What Cat Says - Life Lately | What I've Been Up To
It's only been a week since my last post but I feel like I've been away from this way too long. There's been a ton of things that have happened since then and have prevented me from having free time I can spend blogging, so I thought I could take this Christmas Eve to explain talk about what's been going on in life lately to have blogging being stepped back and my days just jam packed. Thank you for being patient with me if you're a regular reader, and I'm hoping I can use these two weeks off to really get myself back into business for 2017.

So first of all, as most of you know I am currently studying/working for my teaching qualification. I'm doing a school direct course which basically means I spend a lot of my time working/studying for my experience and learning and a day in the week at university. I've said this before, and I will say it again: it's the most important and the best thing to ever happen in my life so it means a lot to me and in turn takes up a lot of my time. But just because I love every minute of it, it doesn't mean that I don't get upset when I can't do the other things that I love too which is why I've got a huge amount of guilt about not having blogged much recently. But it's actually going really well at the moment. I feel confident that I'm doing a good job and I did just hand in another completed essay! I have although started another project as I handed it in the last one, so I've not had a break to breath between them. But it's okay - I'd rather do it all sooner than later.

Being Christmas tomorrow, you can imagine that all those who celebrate it have been busy for the past few weeks. I have been one of those people. For Christmas this year I've done a fair few DIYs. It's really been lovely doing them, and I've rekindled a love for crafts and DIYs during the month of December! I've made Christmas stockings, jumpers and gifts this year and I've loved spending time of them. This is some of the only time I can say and know I've spent well doing something nice and relaxing offline and non-work related. It's kept me sane I'd say!

What Cat Says - Life Lately | What I've Been Up To

Since my last post, I have also turned 27! I didn't make a big deal about it this year and kept it quite quiet, especially since I was at work and I didn't want all the fuss. With all that said, I did enjoyed myself at work, doing lots of Christmassy things and I ended up going out to TGI Friday's with John for a lovely dinner and some dessert. It felt like a nice regular day which is just what I wanted. I do have a little birthday present haul post to write up soon since I got some really lovely things and I want to show them off a little bit.

I've been juggling my time a lot recently. I know that I've squeezed everything that needs to be done in just about and I have had evenings where I've been so burnt out that some evenings I've just sat there binge watching House on Netflix. Actually, I've done that quite a lot because I miss free "nothing" time if that makes sense. I need some time to just be me and I haven't even had time for that. Usually in that me time I can pamper myself, watch whatever I want on Netflix and blog. But I haven't even had that time. I've spent a lot of that time doing round the house things... You know. The boring housework stuff.

Apart from those key things I've just been busy trying to get life together and organised so I can relax a little bit during the holidays and start up fresh in the new year. It's been a hectic few months but I'm so grateful to have a short break before 2017. All this stuff has made it hard to keep up with social media, blogging or anything else in life. I just about managed to squeeze in an evening to relax with my good friend Ana! She came over and we chilled, ate pizza, played cards against humanity and talked for ages. It was exactly what we both needed I think!

Anyway, I'm hoping to be posting lots from now on. I have a ton of post ideas and I want to get blogging back into my schedule properly. Thank you for being patient recently and supporting my little break. I don't think I've ever really had one in the 6 and a half years I've been blogging. There's a first time for everything right? I do apologise though I know I shouldn't have to but I will be back in business within the next week! ♥

Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you all have a beautiful day! x


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