As I'm writing this to you I am currently tucked up in a cute apartment in Edinburgh, waiting for dinner to cook and have spent the day hanging with friends and watching Netflix and I truly do love this new city I'm based in. If this was a blog entry from 3-4 years ago, that would be all I would tell you. But this time around I want to be more honest. I never lied in the past but my life was also never as pastel & pretty as it probably looked like.
Real talk: I'm happy to be in Edinburgh, I'm excited for this year, but nothing is ever perfect. I don't have a job (working on that), I'm uncertain about the future, and life is a weird mix of not wanting to stay home everyday, but also knowing that going out means spending money and spending money means dipping into our remaining budget that has to last us until we have jobs.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not feeling down on my luck, but now that this blog is up and running again I want to treat it a bit differently to last time around. I'm hopeful we'll both get jobs soon and in the mean time life is a mix of LinkedIn and recruitment agency trawling, constantly refreshing emails, and getting out of the house for walks + fresh air so we don't get cabin fever. Some days are full of positivity and welcome leads, other days you avoid checking your bank account and try to push away self doubt.
I'm not planning to blog as regularly as I once did, but I thought it would be nice to check in here and there with a few posts that aren't just embedded videos x