Hello you lovely lot!
I’ve been gone for a while on here, and I must say I’ve missed it, I missed writing and sharing things with you all. 2018 was a whirl wind of emotions for me. Getting through uni was a challenge…I spent summer through to October, juggling my love for Instagram, and a job whilst forcing myself to complete a degree I completely lost interest in. The short version of the story (I won’t go into much detail), is my degree turned out to be very unorganised, which meant I felt extremely unprepared for my whole dissertation, and it was an extremely stressful time. But it’s done now and it’s over!!! I guess the reason for me telling you all that, is because it stopped me from wanting to write on here. I dealt with a lot of negative emotions, mainly stress and anxiety which I still am learning to cope with but I now finally feel like I’m ready to write again and am excited to finally have my little scrap book of thoughts back!
I thought I’d dedicate this post to a little update on the last few months, where I am now, what I’m up to and what I’m excited to share on here through 2019. Firstly, I left Uni and quit my job in retail. Finishing and quitting those two parts of my life was so amazing. I felt like I’d had a huge rock lifted off me. I then decided to take the scary leap into full time Influencing/Blogging, whatever you wanna call it… to be honest I kinda like the term content creator right now? It was a slightly scary jump because being freelance can be daunting and as I’ve learnt is about budgeting and saving the best you can. It was the best decision I’ve made and I pinch myself daily that I can call this my job, because I never thought in a million years I’d be in this position and be so in love with what I do at this stage in my life. So a big shout out to you all that support me, because I wouldn’t be here without you all!
Over November, December it’s been full on work and it’s been so exciting, busy, daunting and amazing all at the same time. I met my bestie and business partner Amelia Taylor (@withameliataylor) and we’ve pushed each other through work and our lives in many different ways, and she made me realise just how important it is to surround yourself only with the people who make you happy and support you. We also both took the leap into creating our own and joint youtube channels and I’m excited to dive into that more over 2019, we have lots of videos coming up soon!
and now it’s January 6th and I can’t believe how quickly the months have gone. 2019 already makes me so excited about new adventures and new things to come. To kick start it all, on January the 2nd, I booked my one way ticket to Australia/ The Gold Coast for April the 29th to go and see my close friend Kirsty (@kirstyeelizabeth) so we can travel, work and content create around the world for four months together!!! I feel extremely excited and nervous about it all, and can’t wait to take you along with me.
Also for me 2019 is about starting to share more of the reality of things on my platforms. When I started sharing on these platform, it was always at the back of my mind that I wanted to make sure I always shared the real, honest sides and be open on my platform about the behind the scenes moments. From many emotional moments struggling with aspects of this platform to being inspired by other peoples raw and honest behind the scenes. Some which have helped me through some difficult times, made me feel more strongly about being conscious about what I share.
Last year I stopped myself from talking about anxiety, insecurities, stresses and everything else going on because I didn’t want to come across negative or offend anyone by what I had to say. I didn’t feel like I was allowed to have those feelings because of how people may see me on this platform. But I’ve decided it’s important to share the real things going on behind the scenes, seeing as I’m such an active user of showing all the best bits (which isn’t a bad thing). Because we all have our own individual insecurities, bad moments and lives going on behind the scenes so for my 2019 I’m making a conscious decision to share those moments on here in a positive way, because I think raising conversation/talking about how we feel is so important. We can help support each other in ways we didn’t think possible.So I hope you all have the most wonderful starts to 2019, remember to look after yourselves and take it easy and try not to don’t compare your stages to anyone else along the way. I’ll be sharing some more honest and personal posts soon. Have a lovely day and know my DM’s and messages are always open to you all!
Love, India Moon.