Instavixen #7: Life Lately

LOTS of birthday cards, holding hands, birthday money treats, fantastic birthday present, goodies from Bomb Cosmetics,  comparing tans and nails, new outfits, new hair care, doing my nails, energy drink survival, trying new flavours, work related treats, new jewelry, sisters, adorable presents, lavendar baths, birthday girl, trendy sisters 
Goodness, it feels like such a long time since I sat down to do a proper Instavixen post. Although I posted plenty of Instagram photographs yesterday, they weren't exactly things I'd been up to whereas this is a self indulgent "look at how awesome my life is" type post. As much as I love writing this blog and writing posts that get hits from Google because people need to read them, at the end of the day, this blog is mine and I'd like at least one post a week to be mine. I used to document my life in my scrapbook, and this blog has turned into my modern version of that. (Although saying that, I really wotuld like to take up scrapbooking again...)

So, what have I been up to? The past few weeks have definitely been blissful at times. Heaps of irresponsible spending means I've got lots of new goodies featured in the pictures above. Going to be filming a few haul videos in the coming weeks and expect a slew of hair care and skin care reviews over the coming months too. Not to mention my birthday occurring has expanded my ever growing collection of "things."

However, getting new things hasn't even been the best part of my life recently. My birthday brought something even better. My boyfriend finally finished university which meant he finally had time to come and see me. We hadn't seen each other since the very beginning of April when I had enough time off work to hop down to Aberystwyth for a short while. I always thought long distance would get easier as time went on, but in actual fact it's just getting harder and harder every time, therefore his arrival caused fireworks I haven't felt for a long time. We actually separated for the first few months of 2013 and I thought that time too would have helped me come to terms with not seeing him constantly but no, any lessons I learnt there seem to have gone out of the window! Most of what I got up to while he was here was explained in my Chester Zoo post :)

Recently, I've been wanting to make dramatic changes to my lifestyle. First of all, the amount I spent during May was a serious wake up call for how downright irresponsible with my money I am. I've got myself into the habit of seeing my overdraft as free money and I literally have no voice in my head any more that distinguishes want from need. Yeah, ok, I've been refraining from buying makeup but instead I've just found other things to waste my money on. I've decided it's time to change. This isn't the only part of my life I've realised needs a dramatic overhaul though. I've been like this for a while now, but this past week or so, since my boyfriend left, I've been noticing it more than ever. I am exhausted. Much, much, much more than is normal. I'm tired. I lack energy. I'm constantly ill. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to get checked out just in case there's something more sinister going on, but deep down, I know it's the way I live my life making me feel this way. My diet is the main problem; I know full well what I eat is rubbish for me and I get barely any nutrients that I need. The sad thing is though, even my exercise regime is going down the drain. I've been watching my workouts get shorter and shorter and less and less varied. It's making me lazy. I don't do anything besides blog or work anymore. That makes me unhappy. Basically, it's time for change, and I'm hoping that writing about this so publicly will give the kick I finally need to make some much needed changes in my life and propel myself back to the level I know I'm capable of operating at. Starting tomorrow, I'll be doing some posts that reflect my changing attitudes towards my lifestyle.

So, that turned unexpectedly personal. What have you been up to?