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Life Lately #1 | Northen Adventures and Etsy Relaunch

Ahhhh, it's good to be back in front of my laptop tapping away at the keys, only trouble is I've been stuck on what to write. You all know that my blog is my private little space on the internet that I share with a handful of you guys but sometimes I feel a little restricted on what I can and can't publish even though I make rules around here. The thing is, I want to be really open with you and tell you everything that's going on in my life and write really awesome, relatable content but the truth is I can't open myself up to share all those little personal bits. 

Anyway, enough of me feeling sorry for myself, let's dive into what's been going on, shall we? 

The view from our room in the Laurel End House B&B (look how cool and vintage this photo looks though!)

Me and Tee spent a weekend up north in Hebden Bridge, it was about time we spent some time together, alone. The weekend was packed full of places to visit, tons of walking, snow and a heavy amount of sleep. It was a real nice breath of fresh air being surrounded by the hills and stone houses instead of the same old concrete jungle back in Birmingham. Even though the weekend was full of snow, rain and freezing temperatures it was still a lovely escape from everything that has been happening back at home. Since I've been back my mind has been full of adventure and I can't wait until I next visit somewhere new, there's only one problem - money.

Over the past few week's I've been working on relaunching my etsy shop with a couple of sticker designs that have all been hand drawn and then digitalised. I only want to sell 3 or 4 designs at a time for now simply so I don't overload myself with too much work, I'm new to the whole world of selling handmade goods so I want to take things one baby step at a time. My sticker designs first started out as sketchbook doodles so it's been exciting to turn them into something more.

On the downside of things; whilst I've been away I've noticed my blog taken a bit of a downfall which is understandable but it's a real punch in the gut to see a lot of the hard work I put in unravel. I've been feeling really unmotivated and not-so-creative so I haven't forced myself to create content when I really don't want to. Forcing myself to write content never does any good and I can't be dealing with writing loads of posts in one evening and then scheduling them over a space of a few weeks, I'd rather just post less often with better content instead of posting all the time with half arsed content, surely I'm not the only one who feels like this?

So I'm riddled with a mixture of feelings and emotions towards everything but I'm slowly digesting it all day by day and soon I'll settle into a routine and get back into the swing of things! I've just got to keep my head up and push on.

1 comment

  1. I think it's so much better to only produce content when you want to, rather than forcing it. I tried forcing content at one point a year or so ago, and cringe now at the results. Take what time you need; write when you want to write. That's my advice! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x