Hello my lovelies. It's been a seriously long time since I've actually written anything that wasn't a review, tutorial, outfit or something along those lines - so I thought it was about time I got you up to speed with what's been going on with me.
Most of you will know I had a bit of a blog hiatus from around January/February until about April/May. I suffer from anxiety, and while I'm not ready to share my story just yet (though I may one day), it had got to the point at the beginning of the year where I couldn't focus on much more than myself and my studies, and so I practically dropped off the face of the blogosphere. I tried to keep up but I just felt guilty trying so hard to blog and not really enjoying it. I decided to focus on my studies and give myself that last push to finish university after 5 long but wonderful years of hard work.
During that time I attended my first ever wedding (and an Indian one at that), 'DTR'ed' with Bob (love all of the abbreviations Tamara uses in Awkward!), got interviewed and accepted onto a PGCE course and suffered the loss of a friend and classmate. All of which meant lots of impromptu trips home, fitting in my ever mounting pile of assignments and trying to cope with losing a friend who should have graduated at my side.I'll definitely be blogging a whole bunch of things that I got up to over those few months, I didn't stop taking photos!
I graduated at the end of June with a 2.1 - I'm so incredibly proud of myself for this achievement, especially considering some of the awful things that happened right when my final assignments were due. I took part in The Color Run UK in Manchester at the weekend and it was so awesome I'm planning to make a yearly trip. This coming weekend I'll be heading to Hyper Japan as a member of the press which I'm super excited about too! I've got a lot of trips and exciting things in the works that I can't wait to share with you all!
I've been feeling a bit of a disconnect between me and you guys recently. Something definitely feels different about my blogger-reader relationship and I'd love to fix it. So I need to hear from you! :)
I'd also love to say an absolutely huge thank you to all of my amazing followers who have stuck with me, even when I disappeared a while. Also, a massive hello and welcome to all of my new followers. I hope you're enjoying your time on Just Rach.
Mostly, I've missed sharing a little bit of this and that with you all every now and then, so I'll be getting back to doing my update posts on the 1st of every month. In the meantime I've created a poll to get myself up to speed with what you all are and aren't enjoying about my blog. I'd seriously appreciate if you could take a second to pop your answer in. If you have any comments or want to add something I've not included, feel free to get in touch! Your feedback will only help Just Rach become better for you! :)
That's all for now - I'll let you know on August 1st how things are going :)
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