Life Lately // October Update & November Goals

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Hello Beauties! I hope you're all well and are excited for this next chapter of 2015. October has been a pretty busy month for me life-wise, so I thought I would take the time to update you all on what's been going on in my life and also share some of my goals for the month of November.

What's been going on

This month life has gotten a little busy. I've been rushed off my feet at work and been spending most of my weekends catching up with friends and family, as we're all spread across the country now. This hasn't left me with a lot of time to blog this month and honestly I've been feeling a little rubbish about my blog in general. I used to have plenty of time to blog to my hearts content, and now I feel like my content is rushed, my photos are rubbish in comparison to almost every blog out there and I can't think of any new and original content ideas - are reviews really good enough in this new blogging landscape? This weekend I seriously considered giving it all up, constantly trying to be good enough and 'fit in' within the blogging community is extremely exhausting and can't be good for me, I don't want to give up blogging as it's been a comfort blanket for me for such a long time now and I'm not really sure what I'd do without it, but it seems like everyone else is progressing on their blogging journey and I've hit a wall.

To try and refresh my blog a little bit and drag me out of my hole of self-doubt, I decided to give my blog a little redesign. I wanted something a little cleaner and I often find that a tidy-up of my layout manages to revive my love for blogging, but this time it doesn't seem to have worked. I'd love to get your thoughts on my new layout though as I'm still in the process of rejigging a few bits and bobs to make it perfect.

During October I also paid a short visit home, back to Dorset. I hadn't been home since I left for London back at the beginning of July so it was nice to go back, especially to see Travis and Bailey (my cats). As much as I love London, it was also really nice to get out of the city for a few days to somewhere that's a bit quieter.

Coming up

November is set to be an exciting month for me. This month I am finally going to graduate Uni, after officially finishing my course back in May. I'm not really too fussed about graduation now as it seems so long ago that I was actually at Uni, but it will still be nice to close off that chapter of my life and finally celebrate something I worked so hard to achieve.

The weekend of my graduation is also my Mum's 50th birthday, so this year we'll be heading back to London to celebrate. My Mum's birthday also falls on Remembrance Sunday and as we will all be in London we're planning on heading down to the official service in Westminster to pay our respects. After that, we have afternoon tea at Brown's planned. I've never been to afternoon tea so I'm excited to go and try it out - although I'm not really a fan of tea, so I'm not sure how that will go down!

This month I'll also be planning a little trip away in early December. Both me and my friend, Amy, have decided to get away for a few days and head to Munich to visit the Christmas Markets and join in the festivities. We're heading away on the first weekend in December so it will be the perfect time to get into the Christmas mood and enjoy the festive atmosphere. If any of you have ever been to Munich in December I'd love to get your advice on what's a 'must see'!

Lots of Love,

Becky xo


  1. Aw hun, I've been feeling exactly the same. I have no time to blog anymore and it's been really getting me down! At least we're both in this together :) I love the little revamp and hope you have a lush graduation and weekend for your mum's birthday! Graduation is seriously the best day - I'm sure you'll have a fab time xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. That's okay and I lost my inspiration after my camera went off to repair shop so I know how you feel right now with blog mojo. I hope you get back with it and don't give up with it all together as I love reading your blog and your one of my faves. It does sound like you have a fun time coming up and graduation sounds fun.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  3. everyone feels like giving up once in a while. But keep persevering ;)

    have fun at graduation and your mum's bday!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Ooh I hope you have a fab graduation and enjoy your Mum's birthday too!!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  5. Travis and Bailey are the cutest names - I am dreading the day when I move away from my cats :o

    Alice -

  6. I'm graduating in November too, it seem like such a long time ago now! I bet that afternoon tea will be absolutely delicious, i have been to quite a few and I absolutely love them! xx

  7. Nice photo :)
    Maria V.

  8. November and December sound fab! Graduation and christmas markets, perf!

    Sophie x


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