May 2018 Highlights: Travel|Work|Blogging

One of my favourite quotes reads: “Life can be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”. This quote perfectly sums up what I am trying to achieve with the May 2018 Highlights post. It is important to take time to reflect on the past, learn from it and avoid same mistakes.

Last month I shared my first ever monthly highlights post; April 2018 Highlights and covered a couple of topics. These were Travels I went on, my current day job and Blogging – next month I will be celebrating 5 years of blogging. With that being said, let’s dive into the May 2018 highlights and share an overview of the month.

May 2018 Highlights

May 2018 Highlights: Where did I travel to?

When it comes to traveling, I pride myself in finding the most affordable deals on the market. Whilst April was a crazy month of travel, May was equally crazy but much more manageable. I am fortunate to have friends all over the world, one such friend is in South Korea. With my other American friend we went off to Seoul and spent a good ten days there.

As if that wasn’t enough, at the beginning of the month I managed to take my parents abroad. I have a list in my head of places I want them to visit and think they will definitely enjoy. Barcelona was such a city for us and we had such a lovely time. I am excited to find another place abroad to take my parents I know they enjoy the traveling as well.

May 2018 Highlights: How’s Work?

I wish I could say, work is going great and couldn’t be happier but alas it’s not. Don’t get me wrong, I still love and enjoy my work it’s just lots has changed. As many know change is not always welcome even when it is for the best. I miss a lot of my former colleagues but the challenge work is giving me is exactly what I need.

Work for me needs to be challenge to keep me interested and on my tops. If I am not motivated to work, I get bored easily and would rather do something else. It is why I am grateful my current day is super busy and challenging enough. But what comes with challenges is the stress when everything goes tits up, which is always a bummer.

Summer Travel Plans

May 2018 Highlights: Are you still blogging?

I am shocked that come July I will be celebrating 5 years of blogging, where has the time gone. Even as I type this post I am still in shock because I did not honestly think I would still to it. Blogging is challenging and very engaging, maybe this is why I am still at it. I am very fortunate to be able to make money from it this blog and turn it into a small business.

Over the last few weeks I have been asking myself, why did I start blogging? Have I been sticking true to myself or have I lost myself along the way. Blogging for me was always a hobby and part of it will always be such but its a business too. It took me a while to actually accept the business part of it, as it means this is work now. I have variable working hours, aka before work, during lunch, after work and weekends. This is enough to drive anyone insane as it takes away from the free time I actually have.

I am all about personal care and making time for myself, I like to have social media detox days too. This can be hard especially when I have so many commitments to be fulfil. But if there is one thing I have learnt in the last few months, burn out are not attractive.

And there you have it, my May 2018 Highlights, a lot little late but better than never.

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  1. Emily Leary
    July 10, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Glad to hear you and your parents had such a fab time, and congrats on your 5th blog birthday soon!

  2. July 9, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    I’m always jealous of your traveling jaunts. How lovely that you got to go away with your parents too.

  3. July 9, 2018 / 2:53 am

    I bet Seoul was a lovely place to visit. I bet the food in particular would really appeal to me <3

  4. July 8, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    You have visited some lovely places. May sounds like it was super busy for you. It’s good you have slotted in time for media detox _ i need to do this too!!!

  5. Yeah Lifestyle
    July 7, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I love how you’ve taken a trip every month to relax and unwind. Its also nice that you have friends overseas which makes you trip more fun when you visit them.

  6. July 7, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Your trips for May sound awesome! Seoul and Barcelona in the same month, which are on different continents, it’s a great achievement! Congrats on the 5 years of blogging!

  7. July 7, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    Happy Blogaversary for July – you have had some amazing travels

  8. July 7, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Sounds like you went to some amazing places this May! I’d love to visit Seoul. Congrats on your almost five years of blogging!

  9. July 7, 2018 / 11:10 am

    It seems like May was a great month. We loved visiting Barcelona.

  10. July 7, 2018 / 2:16 am

    It’s really important to be able to take time for yourself! I love that you were able to travel and even take your parents to different places. I hope work gets better for you!

  11. July 6, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    That is one busy month! My husband travels to Seoul a lot with work and it looks fascinating. I would love to go with him one day! 🙂

  12. July 6, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Wow what an amazing time you had in May! Those are some great places to go and see and so different as well. I hope your work life gets better for you.

  13. Bryanna Skye
    July 6, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    wow Seoul and Barcelona? sounds amazing! sorry you’re not loving the changes at work – hopefully it gets better!

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