Life Update – 07.11.18

life update november 2018 freelance writing writer quit job move to scotland

I didn’t know what kind of post to publish today, and I realised that SO much has happened recently that I felt I should catch you all up with another ‘life update’ post.

This is probably old news to most of you that follow me on Twitter – but I haven’t really talked about it on my blog. I quit my job! If you know me, you’ll know that my 9-5 office job was making me miserable, and I didn’t have the time or energy to be creative or take time out for myself. It was a tough decision to make, as I now have no income, but it means I can fully focus on my blog and pursuing my dream as a writer (please hire me, I’m poor).

I want to talk more in depth about going freelance and the struggles I’ve faced working from home and being self-motivated, so I will definitely cover that topic in another post.

But because I don’t do things in halves – and I had a whole life I wanted to overhaul – I’ve also moved back to Scotland!

Ollie and I are now 400 miles away from our family and friends, and we’re living with my uncle at the moment until we find our own place, and honestly, I’m stressing out all the time. There’s so much uncertainty at the moment – we both quit our jobs to move up here, when will we start earning money? Will we make any new friends? Will we lose touch with people back home? What if we don’t like it here? How will we cope living without our parents help? Will we manage living together or will it all fall apart? I’m not really sleeping well at the moment.

But despite all that, I am a little excited. It’s exciting to be starting again in a whole new place; a place we’ve visited often and always enjoyed, the place where I’m from and really wanted to come back to. This is our first big step into adult life, and we can completely make it our own.

It’s pretty overwhelming, and I’d love to hear from other people who have done the same thing – am I crazy or is this normal? This is all so new to me and I have no idea where to start!

If anything, I feel a lot better just by writing this. Letting my thoughts and feelings out in writing always takes a huge weight off of me, and reminds me why I started this blog in the first place. I feel a bit more hopeful believing I can make this work; and stop wondering ‘what if’.

I’ll get my head together and have a more normal post for you next week.

See you soon!




3 thoughts on “Life Update – 07.11.18

  1. When you’re unsure about things the best thing to do is always to talk about it, whether that be verbally talking to someone or writing it on here. I regularly use my blog to talk things through. I hope all goes well.xx


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