09 May 2015

life lately...

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It's been a while since I've posted on here, over the last year I really have stepped back from my blog a little, more so in the last six months. Why? I've just not been feeling that inspired with it - the more I try to focus on my blog the more I compare myself, my photography and writing skills to others, which is unnecessarily bringing me down. And let's be honest, I work Monday - Friday so at the weekend sometimes all I want to do is be lazy and spend time with my boyfriend and family. I absolutely love my blog and what having it has done for me, but right now I'm doing what I can to keep my happiness levels up. And let me tell you, I really am pretty happy...

Life - Things in my life have been going pretty well this year, I've been feeling so content. I've started to get the itch to move out into my own home (hello, endless interior shopping!) and settling down a little, but I'm not in too much of a rush and I know that things will happen at the right time for me. I've reached a milestone on my savings and I've been making the most of the time I spend with my family, which are two of my priorities at the moment. 
Love - If you haven't worked it out from my Twitter and Instagram yet, I've fallen in love for the first time with the most amazin' guy. I never believed it when people would say "you'll meet someone when you least expect it", but in this case it certainly was true. I'm a pretty emotional and sentimental person so I won't ramble on for too long, but being in love and knowing that I'm with someone who loves me for who I am has made me feel so overwhelmed with happiness. Even my manager has said that when she looks at me she can see heart emojis above my head, haha! 
Work - I can't believe that I've been in my new job for five months already! Saying that sometimes it feels like longer. It's all been quite a learning curve for me, but I'm really proud of my career progress over the last 3 years. Going from a sales assistant to a visual merchandiser then the Flagship Marketing and Events Assistant at Cath Kidston, before moving to Tatty Devine to become their Marketing Executive, dabbling as a stylist in between. All of this without going to university shows it is possible, and even better? I have no debts to pay off! 
Well-being -  Since I wrote my 'flaws and all' blog post back in October, things have remained pretty similar. I've been taking little steps to improve my confidence, complexion, health and fitness, and besides two little blips since then (thanks to the pill and anxiety), things have been lookin' good. I've been getting earlier nights, making time to read, eating more fruit and veg, not working from home and generally just trying to keep positive. 

This post is a little bit different for me, but it's something I just had the urge to write, so I do hope you liked it! I don't know how often I'll be blogging in the near future, but you can always find me posting away on Twitter, Instagram and FacebookI'll chat to y'all soon. Love, Jazz.  

24 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are happy Jazmine! You deserve it. And that makes me happy you have done well without student debt. My sister gave up Uni after one term and she managed to get a good, well paid job too, even though it is not as glamorous as CK or Tatty Devine. Oooh, do you wear lots of Tatty jewellery- I keep being tempted to buy a glittery name necklace but then scuttle away at the cost!
    Anyway, your boyfriend also looks very handsome! x

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  2. Love this update! Glad you're happy and that the job's going well! x
    LilyLipstick

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  3. Its brilliant that you're taking some time for yourself, at the end of the day people aren't going to enjoy your blog if you're not enjoying creating it!! I was wondering, how did you move from a sales assistant to a visual merchandiser? Did you just apply for the job, do in house training or a course etc.. I've been a sales assistant at the same company for nearly four years and I want to move on, I just don't know where to go!! xo
    http://www.foreverstyling.co.uk

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  4. Its brilliant that you're taking some time for yourself, at the end of the day people aren't going to enjoy your blog if you're not enjoying creating it!! I was wondering, how did you move from a sales assistant to a visual merchandiser? Did you just apply for the job, do in house training or a course etc.. I've been a sales assistant at the same company for nearly four years and I want to move on, I just don't know where to go!! xo
    http://www.foreverstyling.co.uk

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  5. I haven't visited your blog for a while myself because I've started university but it's always nice to see posts like these because it allows the reader to get to know the blogger better :) I'm glad you've met someone you can be so happy with. I've met someone myself and have been getting to know him over the past few months. I know how it feels to finally meet someone who likes you for who you are. I hope all goes well for you in your love life and your job. It sounds like you're in a really good place in life - lets hope it stays like that!

    Yasmin Qureshi Photography
    www.yasminqureshiphotography.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. So glad you're happy, thanks for this update I've been wondering how you've been! Keep doing you and keep working on your happiness!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  7. LOVED loved reading this post Jaz! It makes me happy that you're happy! I keep seeing snippets on Facebook and Insta and I'm so pleased for you (: wishing you the very best for May little love xx

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  8. Dear Jazmine Rocks,
    I've known you for a very long time; I remember your endless love for the V&A, your amazing competition wins, and those one-off charity shop bargains, and your obsession with all things Mr W Morris! But what I knew from the very beginning was your burning passion deep inside to fall in love.
    As a follower, reader (and friend), I just want to tell you how proud I am of you - of just how far you've come.
    I am so profoundly happy, that you have found your soulmate, lover, and someone who completes you - as a romantic myself, I know just how much it means to say ‘I love you’ and feel it with every inch of your body.
    You should be so very proud.
    Love
    Alice x x x

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  9. Absolutely love this post, so glad you're finally content with life! I will always read your blog no matter how often you post :) xx

    www.rebeccacofie.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Adore this! So happy for you sweetheartMy Sentimental Heart xx

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  11. Glad to see you're feeling content Jazmine. Lovely post x

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  12. Sending you my own heart emojis reading this. So proud & happy for you Jazz. Lots of love from 6,000 miles away! Lucie xx

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  13. Sending you my own heart emojis reading this. So proud & happy for you Jazz. Lots of love from 6,000 miles away! Lucie xx

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  14. Such a lovely read. It truly mad me smile, the happiness and radiance just shined through every word <3 xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  15. I love this, so glad to see you happy and thriving!

    Maria xxx

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  16. Lovely to meet you earlier Hun. I have just realised I have followed your blog for ages and love it lol, getting well forgetful in my old age! ha! Anyway catch you soon xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  17. Never stop blogging Jazmine, you actually inspired me to start my own blog! I love how classic and 'you' your blog is. So lovely to hear how good you're doing too.

    www.charlottelizabeth.com

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  18. I'm sooo happy for you! So great that you met someone special! :)

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  19. I've taken a bit of a blogging break too, and have just returned. It's possible to love your hobby to pieces, but also necessary to just take a step back sometimes!

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

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  20. I am so proud of you Jazz, just saying' your ROCK girl ;)

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  21. Glad life has been very good for you and that you are enjoying your job and found love, very lovely to read :) Lovely photos too :)


    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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  22. Glad things are going well for you, my pretty. It's really important to take time to appreciate all the lovely things in life. xxxxxxx

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  23. Awwh hunni, so glad everything's going well for you. <3 :) x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Its lovely to read someone feeling happy and content and I'm well on my way to that. Its been a tricky year for me but things are looking up. You definitely should be so proud to achieve everything you did without having these darn uni debts. I just messed about in uni as I didnt really want to be there and now I have debts and I'm not exactly where I wanna be. Congrats on all youve achieved :)

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