Lifestyle | Four July Highlights

I can't bloomin' believe we're already on August's doorstep.

I've made a mental note to write monthly roundup posts a little more regularly. They give you a real insight into the real person behind the blog, showing that not everything is glam and photo-perfect. Whilst I've made a conscious effort to try to never put up that false pretense on my blog or social media accounts in anyway, these posts still provide a lovely insight into my life and who I am as a person.

Let's have a look back at the month that was...

Blogging Come Back
This month I popped my blogging hat on again and published my first posts since March. The hiatus was caused by a level of unease I had about blogging and my identity within the blogging community. I took the time to consider whether or not there truly is a place for lifestyle blogging within the blogging community. Whilst there have been a number of hugely successful lifestyle bloggers, the blogs which are really smashing it at the moment are largely beauty and fashion themed. I was torn between the two juxtaposing ideas of ultimately which kind of posts make a successful blogger and the style of blogging that truly holds my heart. But after a period of reflection I've realised that blogging success comes from passionate writing and an enthusiastic online presence, so as long as you're passionate about the topic you're writing about - whether it be lifestyle, beauty, books, fashion or otherwise, the world is your oyster. 

Solo Adventuring
July played host to my first solo adventure around Lincoln, visiting the castle and exploring its shopping delights. Although it was merely a day trip, for someone who battles anxiety daily it was a big deal. I picked a city I had visited plenty of times but an area and attraction that was new. The air of familiarity that came from previous trips definitely helped me to feel at ease and I had a truly lovely day. My inner history geek was well and truly out when I ventured around the castle and its Victorian prison, and the scenic views from the top of the castle wall were truly mesmerising. I'm so excited to embark on more solo adventures around the UK soon. If you have any location recommendations I'd love to hear them. 

Family Times
Summer would't be a summer without the odd family get-together thrown in, would it? My extended family lives here, there and everywhere so getting absolutely everybody in the same place is an occasion that only happens once or twice a year, but it's jolly lovely when it does. It was a day of family, food, frolics and an alcohol beverage or two. The perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday. 

End of First Year
July marked the end of my first year of uni, and I was absolutely blessed to discover I had finished the year with a first overall. The beginning of my university experience was a tricky one on all accounts but despite everything I managed to complete it and have a really solid start to my teacher training. Despite its ups and downs, I do have some lovely memories from my first year and am very excited to begin my second year in October and to see what the rest of my uni experience can offer me.

What was your highlight of the month of July?
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  1. I love these kinda posts! It is really lovely to look back and celebrate your favourite parts of the last month

  2. I absolutely love posts like this! Really makes you think about what as happened in that month, and can even make a bad month slightly better as you realise that wasn’t all that bad. Your day trip to Lincoln sounds lovely. My grandparents live in a small village in Lincolnshire between Lincoln and the coast, I love visiting them on the train for a few nights every summer, it always seems like such a beautiful place to escape to & I always make sure to visit Lincoln when I’m there!❤️

    Soph |

  3. I love these types of monthly update posts! I love how personal they are! I believe lifestyle bloggers actually seem to be doing really and there is always space for more- as you said it’s your passion that matters! Congrats on completing your first year of uni! 💕

  4. These are some lovely monthly updates! Glad to here about your solo adventures and hope that you can have some more. I find that the more I conquered my anxiety by going places alone, the more I began to use it as an escape (which is why I'm alone in Thailand right now!).

    Alice //

  5. I love what said about your 'blogging come back' and having passion for you write! My July highlight was definiatly my Birthday, I spent it with so much family.

    Molly |

  6. My highlight is very similar to yours. I had a massive blogging break & in July I started again. I’ve come back feeling more motivated and organised than ever. I’m managing to balance my personal , work and blog life better than ever.

    I wish you all the best of luck on your blogging journey!