Fortnightly Reflections 7/06 - 21/06

21 June 2017


Even though I'm home for summer and I have so much time on my hands, I have hit a wall with blog post inspiration. I have really struggled with thinking of some great posts as well as being inventive and organised with my photography. It's a right pain, but thankfully I read Lauren's post on how she become inspired to write posts and wow, it really did help give me that sprinkle of inspiration and motivation I needed.

I personally loved the section in her post where she looks at herself for motivation and by doing so she now writes monthly reflections on where she reflects on how the past month has gone for her. By reading this, it inspired me to incorporate a reflections post within my blog, so let me introduce you to my new lifestyle series that you'll find twice a month on my blog - Fortnightly Reflections -

Honestly, when looking back over the last 2 weeks, it's definitely a whirl wind. 2 weeks ago I has just finished my penultimate exam and now I'm sitting in my garden in the scorching heat, sipping on a iced caramel latte (obsessed with these at the moment). Since finishing my 5th exam, I have completed all my exams, packed up most of my stuff in my university haul, moved back home for summer and have caught up with some of my closest friends. Not only that, it was also my mums 50th birthday and we had a big meal not only celebrating her birthday but also celebrating my nan's 85th birthday, my brother's 18th birthday and my 21st birthday (can't believe I turn 21 next Sunday!!).

The meal celebrating all our birthday's was just lovely, it was so lovely to see so much of my family, a few of my closest friends and my boyfriend all so soon after finishing my first year at university, it was one big celebration we all thoroughly enjoyed. 

I'm not going to lie, I have also been feeling a little down since moving back home for summer. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled to be home living with mum, brother and sister again but it's hit me hard coming from the busy university life to coming home to a not-so busy lifestyle. I'm also struggling, as all my close friends I have made during my first year, all live so far away from me, making it very difficult to see each other. It also sucks that all my close friends from home are other away traveling or living in Nottingham finishing their placement year! Luckily I have a very supportive friends and family who are constantly texting me and chatting to me so I don't feel too on my own. 

Another plus that's also helping with the sudden shock of leaving university life for the summer, is that I'm searching for a job and I feel confident that I'll be working in the next week or so, I will definitely let you know if I find one, in my next Fortnightly Reflections. 

I'm hoping that once I have a job I will enjoy my summer just a little more as I know I'll be earning some money which I can start to save towards the adventures I want to experience next year. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you'll enjoy seeing more of these posts over the next few months. How have the last 2 weeks been for you? Have you been getting great weather? I'm definitely enjoying the sun! 

Tab x 


  1. Happy Birthday for next Sunday!!! 21, that is such a big number! are you doing anything for it? I go to University aswell, I don't live near the uni but I can understand what it would be like coming back for the summer. But atleast you can chill at home, with no work and enjoy the holidays! The last 2 weeks for me have been very busy, I have had a lot going on on my blog and at work. I am really enjoying the weather, I just don't tan which sucks! <3

    Sophia xo //

    1. Thanks so much poppet! I know, I honestly can't believe I turn 21 next week. I'm going to London with my mum, brother and boyfriend this Sunday and then I'm having a night out in Manchester with my bestfriend! I'll definitely be writing posts on them!
      I'm definitely enjoying that I can chill at home just with there were a few more friends surrounding me, that's all.
      Sound's like you have had a really productive and busy two weeks and I'm glad you're enjoying the weather, I'm the same, I just don't seem to tan in the UK which sucks! xx

  2. I'm excited for this new series! Hopefully in your next Fortnightly Reflections you'll be able to write about going to Paradise Park with meeeee hehe! The great weather ended on the day of my last exam which I'm seriously gutted about - I wanna be relaxing in the garden with an iced caramel latte too hehe! Can't wait to hear about how you'll be celebrating your 21st!

    Abbey 👑

    1. I most definitely am going to write about my time meeting you at PWP in my next Fortnightly Reflections! <3

  3. Awww I love these kind of posts! Congrats on finishing your exams and Happy upcoming Birthday! I need to try an iced caramel latte mmm! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    1. Thank you girly, I'm so relieved that they're over! Definitely try them, they are so yummy and refreshing, especially if you love coffee!
      I'm following you on bloglovin and Instagram sweetie! xx