I genuinely just let out a huge sigh before I started writing this post; two weeks ago I was sitting out in the Cornish sunshine with a glass of wine and here I am back home surrounded by cardboard boxes after a long day of work.. I am having serious holiday blues. I guess it's mainly because now I know that summer is pretty much over and it's time to go back to the boring stuff like work and uni.. ugh, oh well - at least I get to break out the spiced scented candles and winter coats soon! But yes, I really did have an amazing and relaxing week away in the sunshine with my lovely family and I wanted to share a few of the many many pictures I took whilst I was away and give you a little snippet into my week! Also, if you missed my last post and want to know what else I got up to this summer click here - I promise there will be cute kittens... I'm not even kidding, haha! Now if that hasn't gotten you interested I don't know what will!
Sunday, 28 August 2016
I've actually had such a good summer, despite the stress - the weather has been amazing and I've finally got a bit of a tan, woo! I'm definitely starting to get the uni blues again and I'm in denial that I have to go back to referencing and lectures in a few weeks so I thought now would be a good time to reflect; and since I've always loved reading 'my summer in photos' posts I thought I would do one big update post for a few of my favourite things that I got up to this summer! Although I didn't take as many photos as I would've liked to, I had some really beautiful and enjoyable days out in the sunshine and as I promised in my last post there are a fair few pictures of cute kittens.. so that makes up for it right?! Let me know in the comments some of your favourite things that you got up to this summer as I would love to know and I hope you enjoy these cute and also really cringey pictures from my summer!
Friday, 26 August 2016
I've been gone for one entire month and I can't even think of a witty way of starting this, so there you go! In some ways it feels like I've been gone for about a year; I've literally missed blogging so much and I've taken so many pictures and done so many things that I've wanted to share with you lot so that's definitely made this month drag on for ages and ages. But at the same time it genuinely feels like I never left - I have obviously been keeping updated on all you lovely lot's posts in the meantime so that has kept me in the blogging spirit for sure! Oh by the way, if you're sat there with no clue as to whats going on I definitely recommend clicking this link and reading this little post where I explained basically how I had a very stressful month coming up and my laptop broke and blah.. it was a lot. But that stressful month is almost over and I've survived.. so far anyways, I still have to move house so there's still time for my head to explode yet, haha! But yeah, I'm pretty sure that we're back to normal on the blogging front, my laptop is still broken but I now have an SD card reader so I can kindly ask Ethan to let me borrow his PC every now and again for now - so definitely get excited for lots of posts, I have lots of making up to do! I actually have two update posts lined up for the next few days which I am very excited about, I can't wait to share my month with you and all I can say is expect some really cute pictures of kittens...! I will also definitely be keeping you updated on the house move and all the decorating and hauls that come along with that, so if you're interested in that watch this space! Also, as you all know by now the best place to get updates on new posts is definitely my twitter, so if you're not following me already you can click here!
Monday, 25 July 2016
Ugh. I so wanted to be the blogger who could say she never missed a post day. But it was inevitable, the stress was too much and I just needed that day out in the sunshine to revive myself! But I'm back, at least semi back.. my laptop is still broken, but I miss you guys so I'm doing my best! (You can read the broken laptop story and other stresses here if you really want to, haha!)I probably won't fully be back until September, but we'll just see how it goes from now really! Anyway, so if you follow me on twitter (which you should @jemmasimplelife - lets just ignore that shameless promo, haha!) you'll know that I've been asking for questions for my next Q&A and now that I've compiled a fair few I've decided today would be the best day to answer your questions! Thanks so much to everyone who tweeted me, once again your questions were fabulous! (You can read my first Q&A here) And if you missed out do be sure to keep updated with my tweets so that you can have your question answered next time!
Thursday, 21 July 2016
I was once told that our brains are like buckets, when you fill them too much with thoughts and feelings they overflow and that's when you'll really find it difficult to cope. 'Normal' people without anxiety have an empty bucket so they can tackle many different thoughts and feelings and barely even fill their bucket at all. On the other hand the bucket of an anxious mind is already half full or sometimes even closer to overflowing, so even the smallest thought can tip you right over the edge and into full breakdown mode.. lets just say my bucket has been right on that edge recently... I don't know if it's because of my rather hectic to-do list (read more about that here!) or the fact that I barely have any time to just spend time with myself to recover my thoughts but it's once again gotten to the point where I seem to be anxious daily and I can't really cope! I'm just desperately holding onto the fact that I have a week long holiday coming up at the end of August and that is genuinely keeping me going - I think that that is 100% what I need right now, a long tanning session on an empty beach and some lush sunshine! But anyway, for todays post I decided to share a few of the thoughts that come along with my anxiety, to be honest a lot of you out there who also have anxiety (and probably a few of you who don't have anxiety!) will relate to these thoughts too. I've also included a little smidgen of my own advice to each thought, so that we can all remember that we don't need to suffer alone and we can do something about these thoughts; I hope the advice will also remind me to not be such a worry pot lately too! Let me know in the comments if you have also shared some of the same thoughts on your down days and also feel free to share some advice, since we all need a little helping hand every now and again! Also, always remember that if you ever need a chat I'm always around on twitter - you can find me here!