My life is usually a little hectic but right now it feels manic. And not in a good way. In an ‘I’m only sleeping a few hours a night’ sort of way, however it’s all for great reasons, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Here’s what has been going on….
We’re in the process of moving.
We’ve rented a lovely house in Henley on Thames and have started bringing our stuff out there, car load by car load. I’ve lived in the same flat in Chiswick for 10 years and have accrued quite a lot of crap in that time so there is a lot to pack! Luckily my Mum has been a superstar, helping pack, unload and drive in convoy to the new place.
I’ve been wedding planning.
We’ve booked the church and photographer, are in talks with marquee companies and caterers and I’ve started trying on wedding dresses. Turns out my Mum and I have slightly different tastes in style but I’m excited to find something a little different to the more traditional versions. I’ve already found one I love!!
I’ve been getting ready for Kilimanjaro.
With last minute injections, kit purchases, packing, visas etc – there’s a lot more to think about than just whether you’ll make it to the summit. I’ve also been arranging some fun guest bloggers for while I’m on my trek, and I’ll be updating on FB/Instagram whenever I find 3G on Kili (taking plenty of pics of myself after 6 days without a shower to clog up your news feeds with!)
Tom started his new job.
He’s been training in Exeter for the last 3+ weeks without a break which has been tough, but he’s finally home now! He did really well in his exams, so proud of him, and I can’t wait to fly a commercial jet with Tom as the First Officer!
I’ve been working
Now that Uni is over for the Summer I’ve been getting up to date with all of my finances (ish), invoices, assignments etc, however I’m feeling so behind with it all. I have a number of upcoming blog projects, freelance deadlines and pitches to make and it can feel a little overwhelming. For me, the hardest thing about freelancing is balancing my time, making sure I get the right amount of time actually working vs the admin side of things. Not complaining though – I love the flexibility of it!
I’ve been training (a little)
I’ve been working with Brad from BW Commando Fitness on my strength, mobility and stability! It’s been really eye opening, particularly when it comes my ankles – we’ve been working a lot on them, something I’ve never focused on before. I ran home from the gym this morning – 4 miles, and felt great after a fab but intense running specific strength workout.
I’ve been baking
I’ve made the wedding cake for my friend’s wedding this weekend in Essex – it’s actually being held on an island that is only accessible by road for a couple of hours a day. If you see a BMW tearing through Essex today it’s because we are running late – I can’t imagine trying to take all the layers onto the ferry along with my dress etc!
What’s been going on in your life lately?