It’s been a while… but you’ve probably heard that one before many times from many bloggers (including myself once or twice!)
I’m never sure whether or not there is a point in doing a ‘where have I been?’ as if 1000s of people have really been contemplating my existence – but then I think about all of the lovely people who have supported me and hyped me up every time I posted; messaged me on Instagram when I felt down, and really just stuck by me and my little corner of the internet – people I truly cherish in my heart.
The truth is, like everyone in this pandemic, I had gotten myself in a bit of a rut and just lacked all inspiration and motivation to post, especially when my normal source of ‘lightbulb moments’ – travelling, going on day trips, just leaving my bedroom in general – has essentially come to a halt AND on top of that, I’m trying to navigate school from home.
I feel like I’m missing out on my prime teenage years where in a pandemic-less world I’d be going out and having fun, whereas the current reality is that the whole world has been housebound for the past year.
But this is hard for everyone.
I’m so incredibly lucky to not have had anyone extremely close to me face the detrimental effects that this disease brings with it; but I know so many others who have, which is why we should all stay at home as much as possible – although we do now have a vaccine (a spark of light!) it’s still not safe to be going anywhere nonessential.
As a citizen of the UK, I’m sure any other readers from my region can agree that our government has messed up big-time, but that will be a discussion for another day here, which leads me on to my key point I wanted to share with you..
I’m growing up. I began this blog when I was only 14 years old and I will be turning 18 at the end of this year. My interests have changed over the years which is natural, but even the past few months have really caused me to really contemplate what I’m truly passionate about.
I once posted makeup tutorials, clothing hauls, ‘testing Shein’ articles – but that isn’t me.
Now, I have discovered that I still love reading , travelling and cooking as I always have, but I also want to branch out into deeper parts of myself and share my thoughts on politics, how to be sustainable and vegetarianism. Obviously I don’t want to come across as someone extremely controversial and I stand by the value of respecting everyone’s own beliefs; however I want to start meaningful conversations with all of you.
I’m sorry for being so ramble-y, but I hope you’re okay with this change, because I’m so excited for what’s to come! Andd to celebrate coming back and apologise for leaving, I thought that I would share my absolute favourite recipe (that I came up with myself!) to eat for breakfast right now:
Banana Bonanza Breakfast Baked Oats
This recipe is super simple if you want something warm and substantial enough to get you through the morning.
- Mash half a banana in a microwaveable mug.
- Add the oats (I don’t really have a measurement but just whatever you feel is enough to keep the consistency thick but also be able to mix the ingredients)
- Add a dash of milk and honey and mix everything together until combined.
- Put your mixture in the microwave for 60-90 seconds depending on how moist you want your baked oats.
- Slice the other half of the banana to put on top and add a spoonful of Biscoff spread! (Or any other topping of your choice)
I hope that you are doing well – I missed writing and interacting with you so much.
What have you been up to? Are there any posts you want to see? Let me know!
For now, I’ll be posting every Saturday at 11am UK time, so I hope you’ll stick around for all the new content.
See you next week.