Friday, 4 September 2015

I'm 99% sure i'm going to sound like a broken record for saying this, but HOW ARE WE INTO A NEW MONTH ALREADY?! Where on earth did August go?! In the words of every fangirl from 2012, I simply "can't even".

Anyway, you may or may not be wondering where the heck I've been for the past month. Well, I shall tell you. August was a very bittersweet month for me this year. Amongst my brother's birthday celebrations there was a great deal of sadness as we mourned the loss of my grandad. Even now, a couple of weeks on, it feels completely surreal saying that... in my head I imagine him to still be here, sat on the sofa overlooking the garden with The Daily Mail in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. Like my mum has always done in these situations, i've kept busy by going into work and trying to carry on as normal, but I then find that I almost feel guilty for not sitting myself down and taking the time to actually think through what has happened. You get so caught up in the moment that in a way you don't want to think it through because you don't want to believe it's real. 

But, as harsh as it sounds, life goes on and you have no choice other than to come to terms with what's happened and cherish all of the memories and the good times spent together. 

One thing that has helped me tremendously, however, is Pinterest. I find it somewhat comforting to read through inspiring/relatable quotes and it's reassuring to see how many "likes" or "re-pins" something has as a little reminder that you're not alone.

I know there's only a small number of you that follow my blog, but it still means so much to know that there are people out there who are interested in what I post. This was very different to my usual blog posts so I hope you don't mind me being all "totes emosh" and personal! I'm sure i'll be back to writing about the bargains i've picked up off Boots' clearance shelf sometime soon!