Saturday 30 September 2017

Change and life

This is quite a personal post for me but something I've wanted to write about for a while now. 
Change is something I've always hated since being little. It's always made me feel funny and send panic to my brain. Change on many occasions can be a positive thing but its still quite a scary process. 
Recently I found myself going through a lot of changes in my life and its made me reflect on how hard change can be to deal with but also exciting at the same time. So I thought I'd reflect on how I'm dealing and coping so I can look back and be proud of were I am now. 


I recently started my masters degree which is quite a big thing for me! I never thought I would be wanting to go back to university after 3 years but here I am. Its quite a scary process I was quite comfortable in my small little class of 20 people. I've now moved to a much bigger university and my class has 60 people in which is quite daunting since I'm so shy. But I'm excited for the change and the process of bettering myself for the future. Also digital marketing is exactly what I want to do so I'm excited to keep learning.


I've also just started a past time job alongside my masters! I'm happy to be getting money FINALLY basically to spend on clothes because why not? It can be hard going into a new environment were everyone is already comfortable and know each other very well. Everyone so far seems nice though luckily.


I know I'm not alone in this but being so shy can bring its problems, making friends can be quite a hard task for me. I always seem to have the friends for a reason or season in my life rather than long term friendships. I'm hoping with all these changes in my life to try and be brave and not so shy as hard as that can be so I can put myself out there and make friends.

blog, blogger


I don't know if anyone else gets like this but as soon as I'm busy I get really into my blog again. Its like an escape from uni work and stress. This month I'm determined to get back on track with it and stop being so lazy. I'm going to start posting regularly again, scheduling tweets and interacting with more bloggers. 


The older I get the more I feel like this is becoming more important to me. Other than family I don't have many people around me. Dont get me wrong I love my family more than anything. The blogging community is always so welcoming too. I actually hate being on my own. I dread any time I have to be by myself. Being a twin ( which is amazing if your reading twinny) always has meant I've not really had to be alone but as I'm getting older its something I have to get used to. So I'm trying to leave to enjoy being on my own and fill my time doing things I love like walking, reading and blogging.

eczema and allergies

Eczema and allergies

With the change in weather as we move into A/W my skin always like to go a little crazy. The cold weather is awful for my skin and my eczema has already started to flare up and my lips swelling like clown lips. As of next month I'm going to try and change my diet. I eat very little and don't give my skin and body what it needs so I'm going to do my best to change my eating habits in the hope of it helping my skin.

Driving lessons

This is something I've wanted to do for sooo long but I've always been so scared and made excuses to stop myself. But I'm finally going to start my lessons next month, I have my money saved for a car already so I just need to pass. It's a scary but really exciting prospect as I cant wait for the freedom it will bring.

Well done if you got to the end of my ramblings, I don't do personal posts often as I'm never quite sure anyone is interested but I quite enjoyed writing down all my thoughts.



  1. I loved reading this post, you have achieved so much already, it's so nice to read about what you've been up to, keep us updated on your job and degree! xx

  2. sounds like a very positive post. I'm like you, not a big fan of change, but it sounds like you have a very positive way of dealing with it.

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

  3. It mostly sounds like pretty positive change, even if it takes time getting used to it! I found it quite difficult to make friends at university and my modules constantly changed too so every 12 weeks' there were new people in my class, and they were often quite big classes too. I didn't make loads of friends at university, just a very small handful but I'm much happier that way :) I hope everything goes well for you, good luck with the Masters and the part time job!

    Issy | MissIsGoode

  4. This was a really lovely post. Good luck with the driving lessons xx

  5. I love this! I'm also really shy and i find it hard to make friends but there's something about being in the blogging community that helps me escape from it all. I have loads of online friends ha! X

  6. Good luck with your driving lessons! And I’m sure you’ll have a fab time doing yours masters x

  7. Aww Olivia I think this post is amazing and I think you should be super super proud of yourself for being so open and honest on your blog! The fear of change resonates with me so, so much and that can be made 10x harder if you feel shy or unconfident! I've recently embraced being on my own and I have to say I'm LOVING it. It's taken me such a long time to get there, but it has happened and it will for you too seeing as you will be filling your life with all the things you enjoy!

    Amazing post hun and so well written.

    Kate x

  8. Such a great post. I get really shy too and find it difficult to make friends. I also find that as I get old people are always coming and going from my life.

  9. This was a great post!! Thanks for opening up, you'll do great & succeed in all you do xx

    Jamie |

  10. I loved reading this post Olivia, change is definitely a daunting thing, I'm not a fan either! My eczema all flares up at this time too, it's very frustrating! Good luck with the driving lessons!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  11. Loved reading this post. I'm the same with making friends. I find it really hard x

  12. This post is so honest and eye-opening, unfortunately change can always be scary but more often than not, it's for the better x

  13. I’ve never been a big fan of change, I start to get a little freaked out when things start to change. The only reason I hate this weather is because of my eczema. I’m always shy when it comes to making friends

    Tasha x


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