To you guys, this may seem like a really random topic, and it probably is, but it is something that I have been considering for months on end now and it is causing havoc on my mind. For those of you who are not a blogger, this ramble will have no relevance to you whatsoever. Do you believe there to be more blogging opportunities, in the north or south of the UK?
I am a northern lass at heart, and for the last 18 months, I have been living down south, in the lovely town of Reigate. I love it here and feel really settled. It is close enough to London, so that I can pop in on a weekly basis, but also still away from the hectic city lifestyle that I only like to dip my toes into every now and then. I highly doubt I could live in the city full time. All the hustle and bustle of city life is great and all, but I like my own space, and fresh air to breathe into my lungs.
I am at an age where I have to consider my future. At 26 years old, I find myself panicking that life is flying by and in no time at all I will be 96, in a old folks home regretting my life choices. Gosh, I am being so depressing right now.
On a much more positive note, the age I am at now, for me: It revolves around my career. I have a fantastic job and I absolutely thrive off my blog, which is pretty much a part time job at the moment too. I am so very lucky and so very grateful to be in the position that I am. Always wanting to push myself further, this is where I get to thinking, what is next for me? Where will my blog take me? Do I need to be in London to take things to the next level? What even is the next level?
Or do I move back up north ? The cost of living is cheaper and if I want to buy a house, it definitely seems like the more sensible option. Gosh, I am such an adult already.
With a diary packed full of back to back events and meetings all revolving around my current job and my beauty blog, it scares me to even consider moving back up north. I am too frightened of missing out on anything and see everything as a networking opportunity. Nevertheless, I have been thinking about heading back up to my northern roots more often than not. Hell, I have even been looking into property abroad. A sign that I am definitely unsettled right now?
Even though I feel like my blog and my job are my priorities at the moment, a part of me can’t help but feel that my life should not revolve around these. It feels like the safe option. I used to be such a risk taker and would move here, there and everywhere, and even though to others that does not seem sensible, I had the best time. I am not sure what has happened to that person.
So I ask, northern bloggers, do you feel the pressure to move down south or are you doing just fine and dandy? Do we as bloggers all feel a certain kind of pressure to be in a certain place? Or can we make it work where we want to, no matter the postcode?
There is so much more I want to do and I just kind of feel lost at the moment as to where I should be, or go to next? Do you ever feel this way? Do you ever worry that you are going in the right direction? Or heading full steam along the entirely wrong path?
I have no idea why I thought to write all of this down, or to even consider sharing it here on my blog, but if you have anything, advice or thoughts to share on this, then I would love to hear from you.