I Have Some News

Bristol Body Positive Travel Blogger

Hey Owlets,

You may have noticed that for the last month or so I've been a little quiet - I know it was easier to blame lockdown but that's not the entirety of the story. If you follow me on Instagram you'll probably have noticed that I've spoken about working on a project that I can't talk about yet, and if I'm honest I'm a little concerned that I've overhyped it, but for me it's a huge deal and it's going to be quite a big part of my content going forward. So, the news... ( and no, I'm not pregnant or engaged before that enters your mind)


I HAVE MY OWN FLAT!!!

I know that a lot of you are older and are probably thinking "oh, is that it?" but for me this is a huge deal. At 24 I have only ever lived in my family home, although I spent a lot of time at my boyfriend's parents house with him. At the start of lockdown we had to make a decision that meant either being together 24/7 for 3 months, or not seeing each other for 3 months. His parents kindly let me move in to their house for lockdown and although I thought that being together 24/7 was going to be difficult it really wasn't. We'd spoken about maybe moving in together before, but being in lockdown was a blessing in disguise because it proved that it was what we wanted.

As I write this we have 99% of our furniture in Jack's parents' garage, Nan's garden shed has been entirely filled by a sofa & we're surrounded by boxes with 1 week until we move in. It's absolutely one of the most stressful things I've ever done but simultaneously one of the most exciting too. For me the weirdest thing is that I've never gone more than 1 month without leaving the city, and realising that my goal of full time travel has changed to having a flat with my boyfriend is scary, because it makes me realise how much I've changed. I've never been a "stay in one place" kind of girl and my biggest challenge in recent years was taking my first flight - considering how paralysed by fear I was when it came to just getting on a plane, I'm strangely much calmer about changing my entire life plan (note I said "calmer", not calm!!).

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Obviously one of the big questions is around my content, because putting down roots is pretty much the opposite my entire blog's content - although in a way I guess it's not because I've always spoken about getting out of your comfort zone and renting a flat isn't even in the same continent as my comfort zone! I'm still going to be chatting about travel but I've always maintained that I want to talk about the things that I'm most passionate about, and being so excited for our first home together is exactly that, so it would feel wrong not to share it. I am planning to write some home content because it's what I really want to talk about right now but first and foremost I will always be a travel blogger, just with a little lifestyle edge.

The final thing I have to mention is a huge thank you. 4 years ago when I was miserable at uni and looking for an outlet I didn't even know that blogging was a thing you could do for a job, so to be able to be so happy & move forward in my life off the back of a passion project doesn't even compute. Without your support over the years I would never have gotten to this point and having shared everything in my life with you, from a horrible breakup to the trip that changed my life, it feels only right to be sharing this next step with you.

Love and Feathers, 
The Owlet 💜 
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