4 Lifechanging Books to Read in 2018

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Hiya loves! It's 1pm right now, and I'm still in my pajamas and in bed. Last week was my last 'week off' before the uni madness begins again, so I decided to take a couple of days off work to catch up with the blog, and too just chill for once. 

Sources of Inspiration for 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Hello you lovely bunch!

It's been a while since I last posted on here; two months and 14 days to be exact. Despite my very best intentions of keeping up with posting twice a week over the winter period, it just wasn't manageable. In the midst of things in the early weeks of December I was juggling my biggest deadlines of last semester in uni, as well as working full time hours in a very hectic restaurant in the city centre. Those of you who work/have worked in hospitality over the festive season will know my struggle. 

But I'm back now, and I'm so ready to delve right back into the wonderful world of blogging.

I've got a lot to catch up on.

Learning How to Live On My Own

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

I've always considered myself to be pretty extremely extroverted.
When surrounded by people, I become this bright, bubbly, energised version of myself. Since I can remember, even the most basic form of human interaction has both energized and encouraged me. I love spending time with people.
But lately (having moved into my new flat and all) I've been spending more time on my own than ever before...

The Blogging Statistics I Care About

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

 All bloggers care about statistics, fact

The ones who tell you they don't are probably trying to sell you something.

Not to point the finger at anyone, but I have seen so many bloggers recently 'claim' that they don't care about statistics... and I call bullshit. 

Obviously some people care about statistics more than others, but we all get that slight feeling of pride when our daily views surge, or our twitter followings double. I honestly don't see there being any problem with that.

So, here are the blogging statistics that I care about.

November Goals and Bloggers to Watch Out For

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

I've had a bit of a crazy-hectic week.

In the space of seven days, I have managed to lost my phone at least 5 times, lose my student card, spend almost all my money, and break my laptop. Yes, break... as in I'm never going to be able to use it again. Life as a student blogger just got a WHOLE LOT harder. 

And it couldn't have come at a worse time, with my assignments have started building up and slowly starting to resemble a small mountain. Looks like I'm going to be spending a heck of a lot of my time in the university library. Nice.

5 Happy Things

Sunday, 29 October 2017

First up, before I properly start this post, can I just say a huge THANK YOU to the lovely people who commented, tweeted, and messaged me privately in response to my last post (which you can read here). I talked a little bit about my recent struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder, and I was completely taken aback by the response I got... every little message really touched my heart, and it means the world to me that you guys care

Back in the day, my '5 Happy Things' posts were a regular feature on the blog. At least once a month, I would sit down and make a list of all the things that had filled me with that lovely, warm, fuzzy feeling of joy... and then from that I hand picked the 5 that I could talk about. They were my favourite posts to write, my favourite to read back over, and some of my biggest hits on the blog. 

It's been a while since I last reflected on the things that have made me smile, and I feel like after last Wednesday's post it's even more fitting that I do just that. 

I'm (not) Doing Well, Thanks!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

You know that feeling when you don't know how to write the first sentence/paragraph for an essay/email, but you know exactly what you want to say with the rest of it? That's how I've felt about my blog posts lately... I know exactly what I want to write, I just don't know how to start.

To be completely honest, life has been a little bit like that too.

I know exactly what I want to do with my day, but lately I've found getting up in the morning has become a struggle.

20 Blog Posts To Read This Month

Sunday, 22 October 2017

You know that thing that some/all bloggers do towards the end of the year, where they look through all the posts they've published, and list their favourite/top posts? 

Well I decided to do that midway through October, because I just can't wait until the end of December. 

Year on year, I've seen Sara Louisa grow, grow, and grow. I feel like now, I'm at a place where I can look back on the posts I've published in the last 12 months and actually be proud of the content that I have created. So I'm really excited to be sharing my top posts.

I've managed to split the posts into little sub-sections, so that you can delve right into your favourite topic! 

Am I Good Enough To Be A Blogger

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

I've not done a photoshoot in a good few weeks (yeaaah, about that... you might have noticed I've been using more stock photos than usual. I really wish I had taken more photos during the 'good lighting' summer months, but I didn't, and it sucks), so I'm sorry but you're going to have to deal with a crappy Summer-y photo that I took in July and never used. Soz.

If you've been following my posts lately, or read pretty much any of my tweets in the past month or so, you may have noticed that I'm not really feeling super-confident in my identity as a 'blogger'. 

In fact, I've felt a bit like a failure.

People Don't Read Anymore

Sunday, 15 October 2017

My favourite day of this week consisted of me being super productive and getting shit done, going out for a coffee and a walk with a really nice guy, and celebrating my friends birthday at THE loveliest Japanese restaurant in town.

My least favourite day of this week consisted of me finding out that Glamour Mag discontinued, running out of coffee in the flat, and going to one lecture where the lecturer droned on and on and on about how 'nobody really reads anymore', and another where I was told that the future of written content is roboticized.

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