Working full time and blogging full time for me used to go hand in hand, and I could manage the two without even really thinking about it. But when it eventually came to running more of the business side of things (sorry to take the romance out of Hello October, but I like to think content has never really changed despite this) I starred to really struggle. I was under a lot of pressure at work, and not shutting off on the weekends was really taking it's toll on me both physically and mentally.
My job role isn't really one that most people stay in for very long due to the stressful nature and, after more than two years in that role, I started to become really unhappy. Everyone around me could see I was burning out and it came to the point where I had to choose my job or my blog.
I gave my notice and last Friday was my last day in the office, we built a fort and ordered pizza and decided that every Friday should be that way. I totally vlogged it, so you'll see Day 1 of Vlogmas tomorrow at 6pm (SQUEEEE!) and am looking forward to devoting some serious time to my little internet space that has come so far in three years.
It almost goes without saying, but I hope you'll all understand that I'm not doing this for an easy ride, or to make crazy amounts of money. I'm doing this so that I can spend more time living a healthy lifestyle, spending more time with the people I love and doing a job that I love (that doesn't give me high blood pressure or grey hairs).
A big thank you to all of you for sticking by me through my radio silence. I hope you're excited as I am for the months ahead and for vlogmas! Every other day at 6pm - be there. (Imagine I used the emoji fist there) But seriously, thank you for sticking by me and for all of your support that has allowed me to be in a position where I can make this choice. All the loves for you x