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: 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.
BARCELONETA BEACH| MAY 2018 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Today was such a fun filled day with my parents. I made a secret promise to them in my heart that 2018 i would take them on my trips across #europe and I am glad to slowly be fulfilling that. January 2018: Toulouse, France February 2018: Tuscany, Italy April/May 2018: Barcelona, Spain Whilst I haven’t booked our next adventure together I am excited for it already. As i have grown older I have started to love spending more time with my parents. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ #europeandestinations #barcelona #familyholiday #uktravelblogger #spain #take12trips
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.
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.