Requiem for New York

I know, I know; it’s been a while… again. My life has been so busy all of a sudden, that I’ve had to let something slide in order to prevent it all crumbling on top of me. Unfortunately, it takes me more time to write my blog posts than shoot a pic for Insta or film for YouTube. Blogging takes some of my heart and soul, which I honestly haven’t had the time or ability to give recently. But enough of the past; I’m back with a new dramatic flair and some kick-ass motivation!

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In case you aren’t following me on social media where I’ve been posting like a madman, I took a trip to New York last week to see my best friend who moved back there last year. It was the most amazing experience, and I created so much content that I came back feeling freshly inspired to sit down and write a blog post as well as all of the YouTube videos and Insta posts I’ve been doing.

New York changed a lot for me in terms of what I want to achieve with my blog. I know I say this all the time, but it’s the truth! New York is such a culturally diverse place, with so much life and passion and interest all crammed into one city. I could spend 20 years of my life there and not experience the whole thing properly; every street, every little breakfast nook or private bar. Much like London, New York is just full of things to discover, and it sparked my creative fires from the minute I got there. I bought a new planner dedicated solely to my social media career, and decided to really hit the ground running by doing Vlaugust- videos every day throughout the month of August on my YouTube channel, starting with 10 based around New York.

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It sounds strange to say, but I owe a lot to this trip and this glorious city. New York has inspired me to really get creative and throw myself into my blog, but also to treat myself and relax more often- that can be just as rewarding as working my butt off non-stop! I need more balance in my life between work and play, not just working flat out and feeling low when things aren’t going as expected. I also owe a lot to Bianca’s family who hosted me for the whole week. Their house is absolutely stunning, their hearts are so big and open, and they themselves have inspired me to push on with my language learning which I’ve definitely let slip lately as I’ve wanted to disassociate with my university career so badly.

New York was everything I was expecting and more, as it let me discover sides to myself I wasn’t even sure existed. I can’t wait to go back and see what else my time there brings, but for now just staring longingly at all of my holiday snaps will have to suffice!

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