It’s me, Jazmin. I just wanted to take a moment to say, “Hey! I’m still here!”, and give you guys some updates on this blog, and why I haven’t been posting regularly recently.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this here before, but I’m training to become a Psychotherapist. I am still in the pre-masters phase, and from January 2020 I have been enrolled in a pre-masters course centred around counselling skills (while still teaching English as a foreign language to international students). It has been a super rewarding, fascinating and eye-opening course, but it’s also meant that I’ve been busier than I’ve been for ages.
My course ended over the summer, and then I just… didn’t feel like doing much! But in the best way possible. I stopped writing, barely uploaded to my Instagram and just enjoyed spending time with family, being in the sunshine, eating delicious food, and I was lucky enough to do a Covid-safe holiday with my partner and her family to France. Essentially, I think I was burnt-out before my holiday, and it was so revitalising to spend that time over the summer. I felt so alive.
When returning back to the UK, I immediately attended my grandfather’s funeral. I think that returning to my daily life (and the cold British weather), especially under these circumstances was just a lot for me; I’m a sensitive person at the best of times! I experienced a big dip in my mood and energy levels and it’s taken about two months to get back to normal.
During this time, I started posting again to my Instagram but it’s taken me a while to feel the passion for blog writing again- but it’s back now!
I discovered so much about my skin, what products really work with consistent daily use, and I’ve come across two fantastic sunscreens over the summer. I can’t wait to share all of this with you soon!
Please, let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to lately! Have you had any significant life changes? Or minor life changes? Whatever it is, I’m curious to heat from you guys.
Bye for now,