First of all, I’ve been writing this blog post since October. OCTOBER. Since when did it ever take 3 months to produce a curated blog post?
Well, this one is pretty beefy and to be fair 2017 was an amazing year for creators. “Are you sure?” I hear you ask, with the fear of algorithm changes in your voice.
Heck yes, I’m sure. Because in the face of the internet’s changing goalposts some incredible creators fought their way to the top.
This week I headed to Radission Blu Manchester to meet up with loads of lovely bloggers over tea & cake.
I try not to overwhelm myself with blogging events anymore, but some community meet ups are unmissable! When fellow bloggers arrange a meet up they are generally much less intimidating in my opinion. It’s just a bunch of like-minded creators sharing their passion for blogging. What could be better!?
Image credit: The wonderful Mink Mingle.
Shine theory is the simple belief that you won’t shine unless your friends do. It’s not a crazy notion. When our friends rise, they lift us with them and the good vibes resonate.
Please indulge me for a moment and let me talk about work. I never talk about work on my blog anymore. It used to be something I mentioned from time-to-time, particularly when I went through the horror of job hopping. However I haven’t posted an update since July 2016 (lol) and things have changed considerably since then.
Today, my partner and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary. We’ve been together since teenagers when he asked me out on Myspace – romantic, I know. I lived in Blackpool at the time, a long hour & half train ride away from him. He’s supported me through my GCSEs, A-Levels, my degree, ill health, grief, friendship breakups and we’re definitely stronger together than apart.
Having said that, we don’t live together, we have no plans of getting married (ever, don’t @ me) and neither of us really know what the future holds.