Well, that blogging break got out of hand quickly

Sunset from Calton Hill, Edinburgh

My domain renewal came through a couple of weeks ago, and I realised I hadn’t written a blog post since the middle of January. There was never any question of me not renewing it at all – blogging is something I think I will always do, but it has to take a back seat sometimes. 

I definitely did not intend to take any kind of break. As some of you will have read, I’m currently doing a masters degree. I thought I did pretty well during the first semester of juggling everything but I was not prepared for how hectic the second semester would be. 

Our course secretary emailed us at the start of the year saying as much. Naively, I thought “well, last semester was alright, so one extra module can’t make it that much worse.” WRONG. So, wrong. 

Before I knew it, I was up to my eyeballs in deadlines and trying to figure out how to get those essays done, find times for group meetings (that’s always fun/impossible), work on my dissertation in the background, earn money, and generally live and be happy. 

None of this is one of those apology posts, where I promise not to do it again and that I’ll post three times a week. I miss the personal side of blogging and I want to try and bring some of that back onto Girl In Awe. Now the taught part of my masters is finished, I do have a bit more time and I’m planning to ease back into blogging because I missed it. Definitely not promising any number of posts a week though – we’re gonna roll with the punches here. 

Over the next few weeks, there should be some posts about my recent trip to Morocco and some things about doing a masters course (if you have any questions about that, let me know), and something about a quarter-life crisis – y’know, standard stuff. I am fairly active on the ol’ Instagram though – despite my love-hate relationship with it, so you can keep up to date with me there. 

How have you been?