It’s fair to say that things have been a little hectic recently.
You know the old saying ‘things come in threes‘, well that has definitely happened in the past couple of months. It’s been more than just three things, if I were being absolutely honest but I’d say some were more important. Here’s a little insight into my little Louniverse…
The biggest one I’d probably say would be a change in my working life. Now, I’m definitely not one to gloat by any measure but I feel like I’ve worked really hard to achieve my promotion. No longer just recognised as ‘the girl who does social’, I’m now known as somebody who actually knows a thing or two about content and SEO! All that self-teaching and endless article reading finally came together.
I really couldn’t be happier. It means all the evenings (and daily hours) I’ve worked on to make a positive start at this company have been recognised. I was working myself a little too hard, if truth be told but now it all seems worth it. I’ve never felt as valued as I do in a job up until now and it’s a genuinely lovely feeling. They’re even jetting me off to Abu Dhabi this week on my first Management Conference – eek!
I’ve got great colleagues who know what they’re doing in their own field and are great to work with on a daily basis, and a job that I love to pieces doing exactly what I want to do. It feels like a little family if truth be told. I just hope it continues into the future.
The big ‘W’ is on its way. The only thing left to organise now is the actual legal part of the ceremony with our Sheriff! Joe and I bought our wedding rings this weekend in Brighton and we love them to bits. We got exactly what we wanted and the jewellery store even knocked a little off the price, chuckling about how he’d never come across our engraving before.
Final amounts have all been paid off, itineraries are complete and all those little odds and ends have nearly been collected. It’s starting to feel very real now, not that it didn’t before, but in a way that can only be described as blissful. The feeling you get when you’ve found what you’ve always been looking for and it’s that one person – that one person who makes everything alright.
Before Iceland comes the Hen Do and it’s not going to be anything short of horrific, but in a good way!
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Last one is a little bit complicated. Basically, I’ve gone back to the gym – it shouldn’t sound that complicated but it is. It’s a place I’ve avoided for so long.
Don’t get me wrong, I love having the chance to de-stress from work after a long day, zone out in my own little world and see positive health benefits from it at the end. And in the last month alone, I’m proud to say I’ve lost a stone. But it’s trying to keep my mind focused that I’m struggling with. I can feel myself slipping back into old mental habits, from my previous experiences; the ridiculous urge to over-exercise, cut out meals and endlessly glancing at myself in mirrors. All I can say is, I’m lucky to have support because I know how easy it can be to lose sense of reality sometimes.
I’ve always debated whether to mention things like this on my blog but I always started it primarily as a little journal of thoughts, then it grew into something much more. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve been through in the past – it just sometimes feels a little odd in this very public world of ours. As ever, any advice is always appreciated.
Anyway, that’s me in a nutshell of late!
How are you doing in the run up to Summer? Have you got plans to go to Iceland or have you been before? Have you finally reached a goal at work or life in general?