A Little Life Update: I Need a Pep Talk

Monday, February 16, 2015

Wow. So it's been quite a while since my last blog post, two weeks to be exact. I need to catch you up on a few things and explain my radio silence.

I don't feel like I need to make any excuses, blogging is my hobby. But you still feel bad when you neglect a hobby for a few weeks (like how I feel bad for neglecting my gym membership since Christmas woops).

Things have just been getting on top of me and I've been getting anxious about it.

I've just been getting very very stressed with things piling up, to the point that where I actually have time to sit down and blog, all I want to do is curl up and go to bed or sit and chill with my friends. I've kind of lost my enthusiasm for a lot of things in my life due to becoming a total ostrich and hiding and burying my head in the sand from all the things I need to sort out in my life. I've had 'To-do lists' up to my eyebrows.

Fourth year law is hard. On top of your Senior Honours courses (Delict and Employment law if you were wondering), the seminar reading and the essays you also have to find time to write your Honours dissertation. And I'm going to come out and say it here because if I don't I'm just going to shy away from it until the last minute. It's due in 6 and a half weeks time. Shit.

So on top of all the academic things I've been trying to fit in my Her Campus writing and secretarial duties, my volunteer work for the law project and also trying to have some sort of a social life. And honestly, I haven't been doing a very good job of juggling. I've filled my plate a little too much.

So blogging has taken a backseat. I don't want to churn out mediocre posts, and I haven't been doing anything exciting with my weeks so my weekly round up posts are pretty non-existant at the moment. But I miss just writing. I miss my wee relaxation. I miss sitting reading my Bloglovin' feed in bed at night and I miss commenting on other blogs.

So today is the day where I'm going to get back on top of everything. The filofax is getting used within an inch of its life and my to-do lists are going to get ticked off.

Thanks for sticking with me. I'll be back to myself soon enough! I've also got a fair few draft blog posts just waiting to be spruced up with images and they're ready to fly out to you all!

I'm even fitting in an hour for the gym today - how's that for a turnaround huh?

Have any of you felt like its all getting too much before? How did you get back on track?
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  1. I felt like this around this time last year Laura - I was in the midst of my masters degree with exams, coursework and final projects, and I didn't have a life. I knew I couldn't do everything so I put a post online saying I'd be taking a break for a few weeks. My readers were so supportive and I came back stronger than ever.

    I think what's important it to keep doing what inspires you. But if it gets too much, take a break. We're all allowed to do that.

    Holly | http://abranchofholly.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. Holly your comments always perk me up! Thank you so much for your advice, definitely think its time to prioritise at the moment.

  2. I totally understand how you feel. I'm currently a double major struggling to maintain school work, club work, and life work. I hope everything works out for you. Time management has a major learning curve, so I am sure that you will get the hang of it in no time. Xoxo

    1. Ah wow you are so busy! Thank you, you too! Yes, it's definitely all about time management. I have my productive and not so productive days but trying to minimise the lazy ones! Thanks for commenting x

  3. I totally get you it's so stressful that sometimes you feel consumed, but we need to find balance to not let it get to us. It's ok we all need time to ourselves. I wish you the best of luck with all your work. I'm also studying law & I'm half way through, but everything is worth doing <3 Btw, I nominated you for the Liebster Award in my blog Euphoric Wanderlust I hope you like it & if so to hear about you. Love, Mafer x

    1. Hey! Yes its definitely all about finding a balance. I wonder if I'll ever find the right balance though! Thank you so much, hope your law studies are going well! Ah thats so lovely of you thank you x


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