I learnt an incredible amount in school and I am so grateful to all my teachers. Being a teacher is hard work and, honestly, I don’t think I would be where I am today without their guidance, support and care throughout the years. That being said, I think that schools are still heavily focused on education, exams, grades and textbook teaching.
You know what? A few months ago, I was the first to preach about distancing yourself from social media from time to time, in my post about why I took a break from blogging and social media. However, every night, I find myself scrolling endlessly through my Instagram feed and watching, behind a screen, how perfect everyone’s life really is. Ultimately, that’s what everyone, including myself, choose to portray on social media. It’s not even a question about being fake and showing only the happy parts of our lives. It’s simply because happy moments are what we celebrate – we don’t commemorate sad days by taking photographs and keeping memories. It’s no wonder we get caught up with social media.
It’s that time of year where I like to sit down and reflect about the past twelve months that have whisked by – not for the purpose of a new year resolution but with the intention of learning more and more about myself and those around me each year.
I don’t think I’ve ever said this out loud. The first time I even thought about it was while I was driving home from the gym.
I always said to myself, and to whoever asked, that I quit blogging because I needed a break to find myself and to find my purpose (as Tamara Webb likes to put it). However, I knew deep down that it wasn’t the real reason and maybe that’s why it took me SO long to get back. The real reason why I took a break from blogging is that it was getting too much and I couldn’t catch up. Continue reading “The Real Reason Why I Took a Long Break from Blogging”
I’m a big believer in this motto: that if you keep putting something off, you are simply not meant to do it. Of course, this motto comes with its limitations – you might be putting off studying or cleaning your room – those still have to be done, so please don’t take this literal to everything. I kept putting my Malta Fashion Week application on the back burner this year and after it was past its deadline, I realised why.