Before I get into the swing of blogging again, I feel like I'd like to update you all on what's been going on. Palindrome Poppet is, after all, a lifestyle blog.
So I took an unexpected break for a series of reasons, and I'm really glad to now have the time to devote to blogging a bit more.
University. I'm in my third year now and although the workload isn't waaay heavier than last year, it just seems a whole lot more intense because it is 75% of my final grade. Whilst I managed to get a 2:1 last year, I want to really push myself and put everything I have into my final essays and exams just so that when I leave, I feel like my grade really represents what I am capable of. Although I'm really loving doing this, it does leave me stressed and run down. I tend to run into a little hole and force myself to work non-stop which doesn't really do wonders for my health.
Health. I've been quite poorly since I've come back to university. Nothing too serious, just a series of chest/throat infections and colds. I know colds don't really seem too bad, but infections leave me feeling so listless and dull that I just want to sleep. When my chest or throat are inflamed I can't eat properly and my sleep gets really badly disrupted. Hannah + infections = walking dead.
Time. I have no time! With uni work, my job and spending time with Matt, I've literally had hardly any time to devote to my blog/youtube. I wanted to take a few weeks out to get my head round all my commitments and just get a big chunk of work done without trying to fit yet another thing into my schedule.
Job. Two weeks ago I handed in my notice and am leaving my job. It was difficult decision to make as I really liked working with the people I did, and the job provided me with quite a bit more finance but I feel like in order to remain sane and do well at uni, I can't justify working a solid six hours on a Saturday. I could use that day to get an essay written. I was offered another, more flexible job this week which is that of an English tutor. I'm going to be tutoring GCSE and A-Level students after my lectures which sounds really exciting. I love English and the opportunity sounds like a lot of fun.
So there you have it - a quick (not so quick) update on what I've been up to since my birthday really. I hope you're all well. What have you been up to recently?