So as you may have noticed, I’ve been pretty much absent from both my blog and social media over the past two weeks. There are a couple of reasons why and I thought I’d take this time to give you all a little life update and explain my absence at the same time. Two birds, one stone.
So first up- I’ve got my theory test coming up next week! I’m absolutely terrified that I won’t pass first time but I’ve passed all of the practice tests I’ve taken for the past 3 weeks so I’m hoping that’s a sign of things to come! I’ll be writing a post about what to expect when taking it and what happens on the day, mainly because when I’ve been looking for one to ease my anxiety I’ve not been able to find one. I can’t be the only one who searches for things like this?
You may also have seen that over the last few months I’ve been super busy creating the Beautiful Minds Magazine! I am so proud of how this has turned out and it’s not only given me more experience as a freelance designer, it’s also given me another piece of portfolio work in the area I’d love to work in: editorial design. Nicole has been lovely to work with and it’s been lovely to be part of her dream and help make it a reality!
I’m also getting ready to start my final year of university. It’s strange to think that this time next year I’ll be out of education and into the real world. I’m still not sure what I want to do: half of me wants the security of working in an office as part of a design team, but the other half of me want the freedom to work for myself as a blogger and a designer. But that isn’t guaranteed income and since me and Chris want to get a place together soon, I need to start thinking like a responsible adult.
Growing up sucks, big time!
On top of all this, I’ve needed to take some time for my mental health. I didn’t really take any after I broke up from university, I just threw myself into my blog and designing things which might not have been the smartest idea looking back. I’ve spent the last two weeks unwinding and relaxing, both with chris and on my own. He’s had two weeks off from work so we’ve been going out on a ton of day trips, which you’ll have seen if you watch my Instastories. I’m really starting to get into using it and hopefully I’ll build up to being able to actually talk on there soon. I’ve just been relaxing as much as I can and taking some time to just sit and read, or to play on the xbox- both things I’ve not had time to do properly for way too long!
So there you go, a bit of a life update and an explanation on why I’ve been missing from action for the last few weeks. I’m going to try and get back into the rhythm of posting regularly on both the blog and social media: I’ve got a ton of post ideas that I can’t wait to write! Until then I’m going to curl up in bed with a coffee and continue reading one of my favourite series from My Must Read Summer Book List!
Thanks for stopping by! I’m a twenty-five-year-old digital media graduate with a passion for writing and a desire to change the way we view mental health and autism. I’ve owned jademarie.co.uk for nearly two years now, and its slowly changed from a place where I would brain dump whatever was going through my head that day, into a place where people can come for help, advice and hopefully a bit of a laugh. I do occasionally come out with a witty sentence or two. Mostly by accident.