A quick warning- this is going to be a pretty short post, despite January 2020 seeming like its lasted for about 3 months. I honestly haven’t really done anything this month apart from study, but there has been some nice moments thrown in, so I still wanted to post this and share my unexciting month… its tradition now!
January 2020 brought the start of a new year, a new decade and a new love for Instagram. Towards the end of last year I was falling out of love with Instagram, I struggled to post regularly (because I don’t usually look as good as I do on Instagram!) and I fully abandoned stories. But this month I have really tried to post more on Instagram, be a bit more real on there and I honestly think its worked. I am out of my slump with the platform, I have been posting daily OOTD’s on my stories (regardless of what I look like) and I have gained a lot more followers just from being more me I think. I love more raw authentic accounts, so why don’t I be more like that on my own? Hopefully 2020 is the year where my Instagram is a bigger focus in my social media life.
I can’t believe that it has already been one year of my brand, Indigo Rosee Beauty. It certainly doesn’t feel like a year ago since I launched my products and had my launch party, but on the 11th January it marked 365 days. So much has happened but I won’t go on too much about it because I actually wrote a whole post here on the actual birthday, if you want to read a bit more about my year and what we have achieved, and hope to achieve going forward. On the evening we went for a nice meal in one of my favourite restaurants to celebrate, which was so nice to mark the occasion. I wonder what the next year will bring?
My friend Natasha has started up her photography page and small business in January 2020, so when she offered for people to help her model for her social media… I obviously was going to jump at the chance! She came round to my house and we had a home shoot for the morning, which was so lovely. I have never properly shot photos in my home, but they turned out so well. You will have probably seen most of the photos on my Instagram but they will be popping up in biog posts over the next month or so as well. If you haven’t already checked out Natasha’s work then click here to be redirected to her Instagram page- I’m sure she would appreciate the support.
So now onto what has taken up about 90% of my January 2020… my exams. I can honestly say that despite only having 4 (compared to 12 A level exams), I think these were harder and more tiring. I don’t know how that adds up! I spent the vast majority of my time in the library or sat at the kitchen table, working on my whiteboard or making mindmaps for the whole of January. It has gone by in a blur, and all the days just blur into one. I think it is the hardest I’ve worked in education since my A levels, and I just hope that I have something to show for it when it comes to my results. I will be sure to let you know how I did in the next ‘Hello’ post I think, although I haven’t been told when the results are released!
Honestly, I’m just excited for the workload to go back down to manageable levels for at least the first few weeks of semester 2.
I had a weekend completely free between my exams finishing and semester 2 starting, so although I did sleep for most of it (and I am not ashamed of that!), I did have a day out. We decided to go to The Deep as I haven’t been before, and I think that having a day where the most intense thing I needed to do was stare at fish was very needed. I actually really enjoyed it (despite it being a Saturday so there being really busy), and one ticket meant we now have free access for a year, so we will definitely be back. We then met up with my friend Emily for a little bit, and then on the way home decided to visit the restaurant where we actually had our first date. Such a nice day!
The final week of February was just spent chilling out, going back to second semester of uni and starting all of my readings and work again. So much for a relaxed month! I actually went to Manchester for the first week of semester as I thought it was a good idea to spend some time there whilst I didn’t have heaps of work, as I much prefer spending time in a city when I can actually experience a city.
So overall January 2020 has been a rather stressful month because of exams and revision, but we have had lots of nice moments thrown in there too. I’m so excited for February, my workload will be more chilled, I’m going to Dublin (which if you have read for a while you will know is my favourite place in the world), theres a surprise launch coming and I will also have some valentines day plans. February is always a nice month, and we get an extra day of 2020 too!