RQ’s Monthly Memo: November

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I feel like I start every single blog post with “So…” and some cliché excuse as to why I haven’t been posting regularly. The reality is this: I’ve been busy. I’ve been overwhelmed with new tasks, change and experiences. They’re what I’ve been focussing my energy on. So my little online space has fallen to the wayside a little (read: a lot) as a result.

And y’know what? That’s okay.

SHOP THE LOOK (or similar)

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I wasn’t put on this planet to just be a creator. It’s a really major part of who I am at the moment (more on that later), but it’s not all that I am. I’m also a daughter, a sister, a friend, a girlfriend. And what comes before all else, a cat mother! I’m also a human being, who needs to take a break and sleep eight hours a night in order to feel functional. In reality, I wish I didn’t need to sleep at all to achieve everything on my daily to-do list, but sadly, that just isn’t feasible.

I’m not going to give you the whole ‘where I’ve been’ spiel that comes out when I disappear from the blogosphere, but I am bringing a little life update to the table. Is that the same thing? Probably, but here goes nonetheless.

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Change: I Moved Away

That’s right, I took a big ol’ leap and moved away from home. I was apprehensive about doing this for a really long time, as I’ve been burned in the past and hated living so far from my family. But when the perfect scenario came into my life like a shining beacon, I had to take the chance. I quit my editor job in Dublin and moved to one of my favourite cities, Belfast. I was essentially living here every other weekend for two years previously, so it hasn’t felt like that much of a change. In fact: it’s been so amazing. I kind of feel like I’ve never been happier than I am right now, so that’s been really nice. Home’s surprisingly easy to visit from here too, so I see my little Bear and my family every second weekend, which is a lovely balance.

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Change: I Got A New Job

After years of determination and effort, I landed the dream job as a social media creative. It’s been a serious hustle since day 1 but I absolutely adore it. I’m excited when I wake up in the morning, the day zooms by, and I don’t go home feeling mentally drained and exhausted. My co-workers are the nicest people and the company overall is amazing. I’m happy as a clam and so so proud for spurring myself on for all these years to chase the dream, it’s finally paid off and I’m so elated! What to take from it is this: don’t give up on your dreams, ’cause you really don’t know what kind of change or curveball life could throw at you!

I think that’s enough for now? It’s funny, I thought about blogging for weeks and dreaded the very thought of it, fearing that the words just wouldn’t come. I’ve been typing this post for twenty minutes and the words are practically flowing out of my fingers. This is why I started blogging, and it’s why I’ll continue. Until next time!

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RECOMMENDED READS:

I’m In My Mid-20s – Should I Be Dressing Like An “Adult”?

On Coping in Italy in the Summer Heat: How Did I Do It?

How I Learned to Drive & Passed My Driving Test in 6 Months

On Being an Anxious Sleeper: How I’m Trying to Sleep Better

I’d Be Writing About Growth on Instagram – If I Knew How to Do It

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