Aloha my beautiful readers, it has been a little while, hasn’t it. I apologise, I know everybody does, but I truly am sorry. I blog and vlog honestly, so I am going to continue being honest with you, life just got a little bit on top on me.
We moved house, a big change in itself, but we are now living on a 7am-7pm building site. This means I can’t film videos until after 7pm, because let’s be honest, I’m not going to get up at 5am to film videos, I love making youtube videos but I’m not crazy. Then… A) There’s only a certain amount of videos you can film in that short window after 7pm B) After 7pm I just want to chill out, have baths, watch youtube, edit content and have quality family time.
If I’m being honest, again, “Where there’s a will there’s a way” comfortably fits this situation. I lost the will, motivation and inclination to create content whether that be on my blog or youtube channel. I wasn’t feeling fully myself and I dont want to create content that isn’t 100% me.
I don’t watch Pretty Little Liars but the quote “I’m back bitches – A” feels very appropriate. However it should be “-R” because I’m Ruby and all. Ah, I digress, have you missed my rambling, probably not, just pretend you have.
Right, so I’ve decided I’m not going to pile so much pressure on myself, I am one of those people who beat myself up massively if I don’t achieve the 1000 things on my to-do list that day. Blogging and vlogging is supposed to be a bit of fun, it isn’t my job but oh how I wish it was, however there is no obligation to put content out there, I solely do it for the thrill of it. I believe if you’re doing what you love, it shines through, I don’t want to be forcing content out like a machine as I feel my audience will pick up on this.
What next then I bet you’re wondering. In a couple of weeks I am going to New York, I can barely contain my excitement, I am hoping to create content about my trip once I get back. Between now and then, I’m trying to plan our trip so we can get the most out of our 7 days, whilst focusing on myself and my own wellbeing. Then in September, I will start attending a sixth form, which currently fills me with a lot of anxiety at the prospect of not knowing anybody at all. I hope to still produce content whilst doing A-levels, but on a much smaller scale, instead of every day more like a couple of times a week.
I have throughly enjoyed writing this chattier post, I would love to do a weekly round-up post, perhaps on a Monday morning. It would sum up my week and I could link to all the content I uploaded that week – blogposts, videos and perhaps social media posts. Please do let me know if that is something you would be interested in seeing.
I appreciate every single person who reads my blog and wish we could be the best of friends and go for coffee. Unfortunately for geographical reasons, we can’t, but I would love to get to know you all a bit better. Please share with me down in the comments something good or bad or exciting or annoying or funny, absolutely anything, that has happened to you recently. I would truly love to know!
Ruby Red R0ses xoxo
PS. Hope you like the photographs, I snapped them one evening whilst on a dog walk, I am so happy with how they turned out.