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A Week For Myself

Sunday, 16 July 2017


So... I vented quite a lot in my last post. (Sorry, not sorry) I promise this isn't just going to be another rant.


Last weekend, I was lucky enough to spend three days with my best friend in the whole world, in one of the best places, surrounded by what was certainly then the best atmosphere I had ever been surrounded by.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I went to TRNSMT.

For those of you who aren't in the UK, or perhaps just aren't really into the whole indie/indie-rock music scene, TRNSMT is a three-day music festival that took place in Glasgow Green. It was kind-of known as the replacement for T In The Park, I guess.

I had booked it off as soon as I got my job- it was well and truly the highlight of my life. Check out my instagram (@Saralouisaxo) if you want to snoop and see what I was wearing, who I went to see ect.

I booked the Friday-Sunday off, as well as the Monday so that I would have some time to recover after a busy, tiring, and partly boozy weekend. But when I got my shifts in, I found out that the week after TRNSMT I wasn't due to work until Friday.

Of course, my initial reaction was shit, how am I going to have enough money to survive?!

But I don't move out for another month, so I still have a few more pay-days until I have to pay my first month of rent.

Now it's Thursday and I've almost had a week off of work, and boy am I glad that I have.

Don't get me wrong- this isn't an 'I hate my job' type of post... I really don't; my job isn't anything extraordinary, but I do love it. I work as a waitress in TGI Fridays, and it's honestly the most fun job I've ever had. Everyone there is so, so lovely- and when people say we work like a team, they mean it. Everyone has eachothers back, and they mean it.

But just because I love my job, doesn't go to say I don't love having some down-time.

In the past when I've had time off, I've always ended up spending all my money on going out to town, going on days out, or meeting up with friends- all things which I absolutely LOVE- but this time I just stayed in the house.

On Monday I hung out with my friends before they departed to Hong Kong, and did a bit of housework. On Tuesday I made a home-cooked meal for the first time in forever, and had my friend over to watch Love Island with me. On Wednesday the weather was beautiful so I actually got to spend the day outside sunbathing, and then went on a walk with another friend before we came home to watch Love Island- YES I adore Love Island. And today, I'm just doing some housework and deciding what movie I should watch... I really love movies like Dear John- any suggestions?

It's just been so good for me to be able to do whatever the heck I want- no strings attached.

What do you do when you've got some time for yourself?

Adios, xo

27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a well needed few days with your friend! I'm going away next weekend with one of my best friends and am really looking forward to it!

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    1. It certainly was! I hope you have the best time, lovely

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  2. Sounds great. Watching some actual tele - catching up on GoT would be great!

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  3. Didn't know about this festival, thanks for the info. Hope you enjoyed your getaway!

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    1. This year was the first ever one! I think they're hosting another TRNSMT festival in Glasgow next year, though.

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  4. I don't watch Love Island that's for sure. 😜 Probably meet up with fru BDay or play in the PlayStation or watch a film.

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  5. I would love love to have some me time!!

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  6. That sounds like a cool festival! Would love to spend my couple days on my own in a spa or just, alone. Being a new mum is full of ups & downs and some time for me would not sound bad at the moment :D

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    1. I can imagine! If I were closer I'd offer to babysit ;)

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  7. Sounds like the coachella festival.

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  8. Oh my gosh that sounds so fun! I had ever heard of that before! Also, you sound pure a funny person.

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  9. Lovely post :) xx

    www.meganwesley.com

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  10. Good for you! Carving out "me time" is super important. Whether it's flopping down on a couch and reading a book, or checking out a zillion bands at a festival, or window shopping, it's important to be nice to yourself!

    Lovely post :)

    www.thequeenofstyle.com

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! I'm so bad at making time for myself; telling everyone around me that I love being busy (which I do) while I run myself crazy!

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  11. I love having time for myself. I love travelling but I also love having holidays and staying at home just reading, watching sth on Netflix, spending quality time with my boys (my two chihuahuas), etc. so I totally understand you.
    Have a great week,

    Regards from Spain,

    Angélica
    http://angelicasandoval.com/

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    1. thanks angelica! im glad you understand!

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  12. Lucky you I get excited having a day to myself let alone a whole week :)

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  13. Stuff of dreams! The stuff I could get done with a week to myself. I anted to go to that festival but couldn't get time off. Great read x

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  14. Great post, I love to relax when I have time to myself. I like to watch bad TV, lounge in PJ's and eat gorgeous food. Or go out for a meal with the hubby. x

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  15. It seems like you had a great time with your friends. It is nothing cozening up in your PJ and relaxing with my girls.

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    1. Damn right Kristal! Me and my flatmates have agreed that at least once a week we're going to have a movie/games night together, and I couldn't be more excited!

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  16. Ah I've had the last week totally to myself after getting back from travelling and it's been wonderful, I have spent most of it in bed, granted, but I do love time to just unwind and chill out! I love walks to the beach, cooking and spending time doing yoga and just generally doing self caring things because it's a great opportunity to do those things!

    The Quirky Queer

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  17. We all need and deserve downtime. Good for you, for going to have fun. I get it, this is probably the most laid back job environment I've ever worked in but i still need time off and away.

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