S2, Ep2: Eat. Travel. Blog. It’s been a big weekend :)

Eat. Travel. Blog.

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That’s where I’m at right now – cooking and eating good food, travelling the world, and writing about it all. That’s what makes me happy. Also, books and tea and yoga and Marley. But that was a bit too wordy.

It’s been a challenging few weeks for me. I’ve been struggling with some big questions lately, really trying to work out what I’m doing with my life. Same as a lot of other people my age, I guess – it gets to a point that you start to notice what other people are doing with their lives, and you inevitably compare their decisions to yours, and you wonder if the decisions you’ve made are better/worse/smarter/less responsible/selfish/whatever than everyone else’s. Which is completely demented, because there’s no manual for how to live your life. I’ve never had a “plan” before and it’s been working out ok so far, so why bother now?! Instead, I’m trying to go with the theory of if it makes me happy, do more of it, and if it makes me miserable, stop it. With that in mind, I did my best to make this weekend full of stuff that makes me happy:
– I got tattooed with my best friend
– I had a very lovely lunch with the ladies, complete with wine and gossip
– I got busy in the kitchen – cookies, croissants, omlettes, gumbo!
I submitted and had my first ThoughtCatalog article published
– Meat, drinks and more meat with the best group of friends a girl could ask for. And then ice cream. Because what’s a good night without ice cream?!
– Breakfast date. Best kind of date there is.
– Gave the blog a facelift for it’s first birthday, because why not?!

When you’re close to hitting the bottom, the only way to go is up  : )

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14 thoughts on “S2, Ep2: Eat. Travel. Blog. It’s been a big weekend :)

  1. Congratulations on your first though catalog being published! Also I am so with on comparing your decisions with people that you know, it’s so hard to be confident with the decisions that you make and not to compare it with others around you. :-/

    • Thank you so much! I was so excited hehe
      And yes, it is SO hard… but I guess if you don’t back yourself, no one else is going to either! It’s a hard one!

  2. I think it’s a simple but great philosophy to be doing more of the things that you love and enjoy and do less of the things you don’t enjoy! Like you say, there’s no manual and no right wrong so it’s more important that you feel content rather than what anyone else is doing ☺

  3. Lots of congrats — congrats on the blog facelift, on your year of blogging, on the tattoo, on the lovely photos of the lovely food! And especially congrats on feeling like you’re at a lowpoint and working hard to get out of it — I totally know how tough that can be, but it’s great you’re looking for the positives 🙂

  4. Love the blog makeover and your new tatt! And congrats on the article.
    I know exactly how you feel, I’ve recently made the biggest decision of my life to date (to quit my job to travel) and I’ve never felt so insecure about what I’m doing. Is it a big mistake? Will I fall behind in my career (compared to my friends)? Will I never buy a house?!
    All these things come down to comparisons. Which I agree with you are completely demented.
    The only way is up.

    • Thank you so very much x 3 🙂
      To say I’m impressed by your decision is a MASSIVE understatement; I think that it takes enormous courage and confidence to make a decision like that, to do something because you WANT to do it… you’re my hero right now 🙂 I cannot wait to follow your adventures!

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