Now that I’m finally starting to get to grips with this whole blogging thing, I want to start using this as more of a diary. I love the bloggers who really get personal and talk about their issues or life hang ups (www.hannahgale.co.uk, www.sophierosie.com & www.mojichlo.uk are a few of my faves). I want to put myself out there and want to be more open rather than hiding behind all the reviews.
This last year I have found myself hitting that big red SELF DESTRUCT MODE button. I have been prioritising all the wrong things. I need to start concentrating on myself and getting rid of clothes I don’t wear and cancelling direct debits for things I don’t use and generally just need to work on making myself HAPPIER.
June 2017 marks the beginning of a new Izzy and marks the start of the life detox series.
Over the last year especially, I haven’t really been happy with my home situation. I was living in Golders Green in a house alongside other students from my uni. London is an amazing place but it always felt very lonely being at uni all day, then working in an evening. My schedule was pretty hectic and it made me feel very separate to my other housemates. I’m moving out of central London this year and I’m so looking forward to setting up my new room and starting all over again (and saving on mega expense rent money in the process).
My attitude to money has completely changed this month. I have realised that no M&S meal deal or Uber journey is worth losing out on the beginnings to a deposit for a house or an amazing holiday. My absolute dream would be to be in a position to buy my own home at 25. This month marks the beginning of my saving habits, I’m cutting any unnecessary spending and saving as much as I can each month. I’m also going to have a look at raking in more money through side hustles – I’m wanting to be creative and open up an Etsy shop. I want to start a furniture upcycling extravaganza or organising events!
I have always been fiercely independent and always saw myself as a separate entity to my family in many ways. Over the last month I’ve realised that even though they don’t always show it, my family will always be there and have my back in any situation. I want to make sure I spend a lot more time with my family than I do at the moment and I would like to become a lot closer and more open with them.
I have massively been putting my health on the back burner over the last few years. I have noticed myself my health deteriorating but have always claimed to be too busy to make time to get myself checked out. I’ve realised now it’s so so important to prioritise your health above all else. I’m going to the doctors in the next few days for a full heath MOT to make sure everything is ok and I’m taking any medication I need to be taking. My sister (www.sophiaamyevans.com) and I are also going to be going to the gym together to become fitter and healthier. Fit Sibs.
I’ll be heading into my final year at uni in October and I want to make sure that I do as well as I possibly can. I want to gain a lot more work experience and develop good contacts ready for when I finish. I need to start having more faith in myself and going for it and applying for jobs, even if I don’t think I’ll get them because even the application process is really good experience. The harder I try now, the closer I am to becoming the next Oprah.
Is anybody else having a life detox at the moment? Have any of you got any tips if you’ve already had a life detox?