Update: Where have I been?…

Hi there, I understand that my blog posts this month have been quite inconsistent. Not gonna lie but my life has just gone bat sh*t cray the last few weeks, and unfortunately this has meant that my blog has suffered.

I didn’t want to just post for the sake of it, as much as I wanted to put posts out there I only ever want to post stuff that I am really happy with. Anyway I just wanted to kind of have a chill post where I just talk about what I have been up to and just kinda chat to you guys. I LOVE reading comments and I love communicating and chatting with what you guys get up to etc.

So please in the comments tell me about your week/month/year and lets talk?

So grab a tea, coffee or whatever you want to drink and lets get into it…


The most important thing in my life at the moment is my Masters (I mean I have gone on about this enough you are all probably bored by now haha). I am currently carrying out my dissertation and working with Primary schools in order to do my research. In addition, I am also working with the university in being a research assistant which involves me helping lecturers out with their research. This could be me collecting data for them, reading and completing their literature search, or even running statistical tests for them. I know might sound a bit mumble jumble for some haha. On top of all of this I also still work part time, and this has probably been the biggest struggle I have ever had. So of course my Masters being priority has resulted in my blog having to take a back seat for a while.


My mental health has not been too good lately. I have just felt a bit lost, lonely and really down and have really struggled to get myself out of this rut. I am slowly getting there at the moment, but this has meant that I needed to slow down on all the work I was doing (masters, working part time, working for my uni and writing blog posts). It just all got a bit too much and I just needed to take a break from this whilst I got my other work sorted. I am hoping I can find a balance right now, and I am writing some posts in advance because there are some things I want to talk about. On top of this this has also contributed to affecting my health overall in general. I have been snacking a lot, I have lacked motivation to work out and just feel overall sluggish. However, I am working on this and will get back to where I need to be soon once I have working on my mental health.

Just remember it is ok to take a break, and it is ok to admit that you need to slow down and say no to things.


I have had the most busiest time ever (this probably can contribute to doing too much). By this I mean every weekend for the past five weeks I have had somewhere to be or plans etc. Therefore, I haven’t really had a chance much to just relax and stop (and I couldn’t say “no” to these plans because they were all booked in my diary in advance). These plans included; a hen do, a wedding, my friend’s birthday party etc. There was just so much going on I have literally just felt like I have had a rocket up my ass the past month haha. There is no stopping me haha.


The last point I wanted to make was also the fact that I am currently trying to re-design my blog site. This is taking some time because I just want to get it right and learn about it etc. So even though I may have been taking a break from writing, this hasn’t meant I wasn’t thinking about the blog and trying to improve.

Basically I just needed a break. 

To end this post I just want to say thank you for the continued support and love I really do appreciate all the comments and people enjoying my content (Especially my psychology series). Also just remember you are not alone and to always talk to people when you are going through bad mental health days/weeks/months etc. It is ok to feel the way you do, just remember to share that with others or even seek professional help if you need to.

Tips I have been doing:

  • Mediating (definitely recommend)
  • Yoga
  • Making more time for my hobbies (for me its dancing and playing music)

Hope you enjoyed this post, and if you have any recommendations for me to use to help relax and slow down please let me know in the comments!

Give a like and follow for more posts! See you soon.💚

CATCH UP ON MY PREVIOUS POSTS HERE| Psych Sundays: Learning New Skills Effectively…Re-styling Old Clothes…Tips on Becoming more Eco-Friendly…🌳Let’s Talk: Appreciation Post💖

Gemma xx




Author: gemmaajaynee

24 year old just wanting to write with her spare time.

18 thoughts

    1. Honestly it is so hard isn’t it! I always feel so bad because I love reading others posts and writing my own but it’s just too much sometimes 😬 good luck with your exams though, you will smash them! Thanks for reading xx

  1. Aw honey I’m so sorry you’re struggling right now! Just know it will get better, and your mental health always needs to come first 💜 it’s super hard sometimes to be able to see what your priorities should be, but make sure you include self care in there! Yoga is SO good for me too, I always feel better a session, even if I had no motivation to do it in the first place. I hope things are quieter for you (in a good way) in June, and you feel lots better! Sending so much love xxx

    1. Thank you soo much for this lovely comment, just what I needed! 💚 yeah it is hard and I think it comes and goes! Yeah meditation and yoga together have really helped keep me sane haha! Thank you, things are definitely getting a bit better and I feel more together already. You are so lovely xxxxx

  2. it definitely sounds like you have a lot on your plate! i LOVE that you’re making more time for your hobbies 💛 it’s SO important to slow down & take a break sometimes!!

  3. I can definitely relate to the struggles of blogging and trying to balance everything else in life. I agree, it is so important to take a break and put your mental health first. Our blogs will always be waiting for us when we are ready again 🙂 It’s great you are making more time for hobbies, yoga is so relaxing, I love it! Lovely to read your update Gemma, and all the best with your studies too! <3 xx

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  4. I am so sorry that May didn’t treat you well and hope your June is better. But I am so proud of you for sharing this with us because I promise youre not alone. It is so tough to manage work, blogging and socialising! But you are doing great girl xxx

    1. Thank you I really appreciate it! June will be better and just nice. Yeah it’s tough, just gotta get through it and balance it all better. Thanks hun xxx

  5. Wow you had so much going on! I totally understand how you can feel overwhelmed by everything at the moment! Take some time for yourself and prioritise 😘 Good luck with everything and take care! 😘

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