I feel like I have been posting so much recently but I haven’t really given you much of a life update. So much has been going on and its been too much to properly include in my ‘hello’ posts so I thought to just sit down at my laptop and have a bit of a ramble… I think I need it. Get everyone on the same page and update everyone on whats been going on in the world of Tori. Also featuring some photos that I took during a beautiful sunset a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure how to share them but I thought now is a good opportunity.
Trust me this post isn’t going to be all negative… but I do need to get a negative thing or two out the way first so hear me out okay? Honestly I have been struggling. I can’t really complain as it is all self inflicted pain (taking an extra A level, trying to upload on my blog 10 times a month etc) but the last month or so I have just felt the world completely on top of me and it sucks. I feel like I am coming out of it now and getting used to all the things I am doing this year but I do think the quality of my blog has suffered from me being all stressy and under pressure. So this is partly an apology in case you haven’t thought I have been myself in my posts recently… trust me I am trying to balance a fair few plates and its hard! Hopefully I will just learn how to cope as the year goes on but the first month was certainly a reality shock.
One of the biggest things that I have been focusing on the past few weeks is my university application. I am currently writing this on Friday night and about 3 hours ago I put my application through, so it is now completely out of my hands. I can’t believe I am even thinking about university, never mind applying for it! I still feel like a child and yet I have just sent off a document that will determine the rest of my life. I have applied for PPE (politics, philosophy and economics) at 2 universities and just Economics at the other 3 and I’m so glad I made that decision as economics is my academic passion and I cannot wait to study it properly next year.
All the college related things out the way and now onto the fun blogging updates. In one breath I say that I am under pressure from general life, and in the next breath I’m saying that I am doing blogmas. I know, I don’t understand me either. In my 17 things I want to do whilst I am 17 (click here), I said that I wanted to post once a day on my blog for a month so that is exactly what I am doing. December seems like the perfect month to do it as it is almost like an advent calendar in the run up to Christmas and new year, plus the festive period is one of my favourite times of year so I have so many blog ideas. I am going to try my hardest to upload every day and I hope I do achieve it. Please send me requests for posts as I have planned most of my ideas but I do need a few more!
Another really exciting thing that has happened with my blog is the fact that I have the opportunity to host my own event with the body shop. I can’t express just how excited I was when I was contacted about this opportunity, and Im so grateful that they have asked me to do this. Honestly I think it will be my favourite thing to come out of my blog and every day I get more excited about the 15th. This time last year I hadn’t even started my blog and to think that I am now hosting an event in collaboration with such a gorgeous brand is so surreal. My event is on Sunday and of course I will be posting all about it on social media/my blog so if you don’t follow me (Instagram especially) please do before the event. Im also hoping to film parts of the day as well and that will potentially create my first youtube video…. But who knows!
For my event I have created a couple of items with the indigo rosee branding on them, and I have loved doing that as it really shows that my blog is turning into a little business. Creating some notecards and stickers to send to my followers after the event etc made everything seem more ‘real’ (if that makes any sense) and I love that. My aim for 2018 is to make indigorosee more professional and I honestly feel that this was the first step in that process so I wanted to document it.
I apologise for a bit of a random post but Im glad I have written a bit of a life update. I think this will also be quite a good post to look back on in the future to remember everything that is going on in my life at the moment, I’m certainly a busy gal but I don’t think I would have it any other way. As always thank you so much for reading and supporting my blog, so many opportunities wouldn’t happen with my blog if I didn’t have my followers behind me and I am so thankful for that ❤