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The Monthly #2: 2019

The past 2 months have easily been the wildest of all the months since i started doing these bi-monthly reviews. I’ve been really excited to write this and just get all my thoughts down in one place so i can start May with a fresh mind.

So, what’s been happening recently?

I bought a MacBook.

This is biiiig for me. I’ve wanted a MacBook for literally the LONGEST time; i was starting to edit my photos a bit more in depth (shooting in RAW, editing on Photoshop and Lightroom) and my old-ass laptop couldn’t handle it.

Because it was such a big purchase, i was really hesitant about it and put it off for about a year. I eventually spoke to my mum about it, and she said i’m in the best position possible to finance it. I have no overheads other than my car, and in a few years i might be renting and not be able to afford it anymore.

So i bought it. The rose gold one that i’ve been lusting over. And i love it just as much as i thought i would.

I got a job.

Maybe something i should’ve mentioned first…oops.

I couldn’t say anything about this in the last monthly update i did because things were still un-official, but i think the day after i posted the monthly #1, i was offered the job and i handed in my notice.

I’m now a Marketing Assistant for a design agency based in Leith, Edinburgh. It’s a lot more my style, a lot more creative and i get insider info on how to deal with clients and basically how an agency works. I won’t be entirely client facing myself, but my role also includes copywriting, which some clients will require.

It’s basically the next step up in my career ladder, and so far i’m enjoying it so much. It’s been almost a month, i feel completely settled in and everyone is so lovely. It was completely the best move for me, and i love the freedom i have to create.

I met baby Grayson.

I definitely consider Rosie to be one of my closest friends at the moment. We met around 2 years ago, or something like that, and we’ve only met a handful of times, but i think we’re so similar and click so well that it’s like we’ve been friends forever.

Rosie had her son at the end of last year, and we’ve been trying to co-ordinate a visit with the other girls in our group chat, Lucy and Yella. In that time, my mum invited my down to Birmingham for a weekend with her and my sister; Rosie happens to live not far so i was able to meet her little baby boy.

It’s quite surreal when one of your close friends has a baby, i kept looking at Grayson and thinking…..i knew you when you were a positive pregnancy test. It’s insane, and i still don’t feel like he’s real so i can’t imagine how Rosie feels. She’s totally slaying motherhood though, and Grayson is thriving. He’s very lucky to have her as his mum, and even luckier to have me, Lucy and Yella as his adoptive mothers.

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I got a new tattoo.

The first of the year! I’m kind of impressed that it took me until April to get a new one. To be honest, i didn’t feel very inspired or have a clear clue of what i wanted as my next one for the first few months.

I read Emilia Clarke’s article about her brain aneurysms. It’s weird, it’s like something clicked and i knew instantly that my next tattoo had to be something to do with her. She’s such a strong woman; reading that article, all i could think about was how much of a badass she is and how much i want to be like her when i’m older.

I am a huge Game of Thrones fan, i think it’s definitely my favourite TV show at the moment and it’s the first show that Max and i really immersed ourselves in as a couple. So, it seemed only right that i get some little dragons. I am obsessed with them, i love them with my whole heart, and i want my whole body covered in itty bitty baby dragons.

I think that’s most of the ‘big’ things that have happened – everything else i have written down isn’t really worthy of a whole section to itself.

  • I spoke about true crime on the radio. This was mega weird – I got a DM on twitter one day asking if i wanted to really quickly chat about true crime on the radio. Obv i said yes, it was weird, also kinda cool. Yeah.
  • I went mad for International Womens Day. This was way back at the start of March, so it feels like ages ago. I posted 3 times a day on Instagram and had one new post every day for the 5 days leading up to IWD – it was a lot of fun and i got to cover a lot of topics that are really important to me.
  • I collaborated with Always, Wagamama and Remington. This months collabs were with some really big names, and it was kind of daunting but also really cool! I didn’t have as much creative control with some of them as i would’ve liked, but i was happy to promote the message and i think that’s important.
  • I went on a countryside break to Loch Tay. In between finishing my old job and starting my new one, my family and Max escaped to the beautiful Loch Tay for a week. It was so relaxing and exactly what i needed before starting my new job; it allowed me to schedule a whole bunch of content and just get myself in the mood for starting a new job.
  • I started #nofoundationfriday with Lucy. We always talk about how we want to see more acne representation on social media, so we thought we’d do it ourselves. Basically, you don’t wear foundation on a Friday but all other makeup is fine. It’s scary, and some weeks are better than others, but so far the response on Instagram has been amazing and i love seeing other people join in!

So i guess that’s it for another few months! At this stage, i genuinely have no idea what the next few months will hold. At the start of the year, i wasn’t even planning to find a new job and here i am. It’s all to play for.

What’s been your highlight of the past few months?

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