Doing more of what you love

Doing more of what you love

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Hello again, it’s been a while (again…). I am hopefully back for a little while at least with this blog.

For those that are new here, hello, welcome! It’s nice to have you here. I say that I’m going to get back into writing repeatedly, but never do, so we’ll see how long this lasts! I’ll let you into a secret though, I have actually got a lot more posts lined up already! So that’s all very exciting.

A bit about me, I’m in my late 20s, like gin, country music, rubber ducks, knitting, NFL, history, writing, photography, day trips and being outside. I don’t like octopus, people who are overly pretentious, tea, coffee, overly enthusiastic speed bumps and middle lane drivers. I think that covers the basics.

Anyway, over the past few months I’ve been doing a bit of unintentional soul searching. I needed to make some changes and therefore some things that have been a big part of my life are now taking more of a back seat to make way for other things.

One of those things being given more time is writing. I always say I miss it, but then I always drop it straight off my list of things to do in life, therefore it’s an endless cycle. I’ve decided I need to spend more time doing what I love and therefore writing is going to be higher on my priority list (top things currently: being a brownie leader, writing, eating cake, drinking gin and trying to grow my own veg. Bottom things currently: housework…). This time I have a bit of a longer term goal too. I’d like to work on my writing with the end game of actually doing it professionally. Maybe not as my full time work, but bits and bobs every now and then. I have long term dreams of eventually being a content writer for something like BBC’s Countryfile Magazine or maybe writing for one of the County Rural Life magazines etc. Somewhere where I can combine my love of Day Trips in the UK with writing. Who knows, but one thing’s for sure, I won’t know until I try.

I have to admit it’s thanks to my wonderful husband really that I’m back writing. He has now started his own travel blog. Aidan LOVES planes and trains, so he decided he also needed to spend more time doing what he loved and therefore he too has joined the online writing world, which is his excuse for more flights and train journeys! It was because of this that I’m back; he asked me to help with setting up and writing posts for his social media etc. I realised that I’d missed it far more than I’d let myself believe and after a bit of time, I wrote my first blog post in months (it was about our holiday last year, you can read it herepart 2 is here). You can find Aidan’s blog here, it’s called Flights & Times and is a mix of content, including reviews of train and plane journeys, write ups of previous adventures, destination reports of places we’ve visited etc.

I’m really proud of him because, he will admit it too, he’s not really had a hobby (apart from re-enactment, but that’s not really something to do at home of an evening) since leaving Uni and he’s been really consumed by work. I’m proud of how much he’s got to grips with his site, created his content and how much time and effort he’s putting into it. Overall though, I’m so glad to see him finding such enjoyment in it.

Anyway, thanks to helping him out, it sparked something in me to get this back up and running and really make an effort to keep it up this time. It’s something we can do together too! We try and travel by train on days out where we can, so this will provide content for both of us and although blogging takes a lot of time and effort (often more than people realise!), we’re writing about things that truly make us happy and therefore it feels like a joy and not a job.

I’m actually writing this post wayyyyy in advance of when you’re reading it, but we’ve got a lot coming up (that’s already happened?! I don’t know…) in May that we’ll both be able to write about. We’re off to Devon and Cornwall for 10 days and have an action-packed itinerary. We’re really lucky that we’ve got 10 whole days of things we’ll love to do, and so much of it will relate to content for both of us. I genuinely cannot wait!

So what’s coming up on here? Honestly, whatever I fancy, but I think it will be mostly trips out and about, it’s what I most love to write about and I also feel like I’m writing authentically, about stuff I really love, without just writing about the mundane adventures of my day-to-day, or forcing myself to write about things I’m not really that into.

I guess we’ll just see where the future takes us…

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