I think this is the first time I've missed so many weeks worth of content and I'm very sorry for that. Honestly. These months have been quite long and unusual for me. It's been over a year since I posted my first year of university review and I think it's time to catch up and do another one before I start posting regularly. It's only fair you get to know why I've been such a busy bee these months.
I was very excited when I enrolled on my second year of university. VERY excited, some say I was way too far excited but I love the degree I'm taking so I also think it was understandable at the time (I still think it is). So I took ten courses (again) specialized in journalism which looked great, to be honest.
First semester was easy and fun. Obviously, when I had to take my exams in January it wasn't fun and exciting at all but everything comes with a price. I also learnt quite a few things I didn't know back then and also improved my finish your essays a day before you were supposed to hand them in skills (lol). It was good, life was great. At the same time I was taking five courses (Literature and Journalism, Spanish Language II, Printed Journalism, Audiovisual Aid and Advertising) I also still took part in activities such as Debate Club, Drama Club or University Politics. In addition, this year I also got the opportunity to have some tutored Proficency English sessions which were amazing, my tutor is one of the few people I look up to.
Yes, it were loads of things I was doing, but i didn't find it hard to do it all or so I thought. Second semester was another story. Without a doubt, everything got harder. Because I did so many things on my first semester I actually started the second one with little rest (I did take a short holiday to Madrid). I was still doing activities aside from taking another five uni courses (Journalistic Documentation, Editorial Office, Public Opinion, Communication theories and History). In Drama Club we were (and still are) working on a very hard and important production so I spent free hours rehearsing. I had none existent free time and that took a toll on me. I never had the right amount of time to revise for my upcoming exams and I barely had time to finish all the essays I was also supposed to hand in. I was struggling a lot because I actually didn't know that I needed to stop, take some time off and rest. I'm still trying to makeup for all the sleepless nights I spent developing those finish your essays a day before you were supposed to hand them in skills. But it's all good now, or at least I think so.
So I think after reading all this you get why blog posts have been lacking around this place. I thought it was only fair to come back with new content after offering you a little explanation on why I haven't been spending time in here. I also was not inspired at all. I'd been enjoying reading other people's blog posts but I just didn't see the point in writing some stuff for my blog when I wasn't even believing myself in what I wanted to say. So I took a step back. I spend some time sleeping, reading and trying to get all my inspiration back and I think that's helped a lot.
A part from political issues and journalism, I really love talking about beauty products and creating new content, I've also tried to spend more time writing and planning things before I started writing on my computer. In fact, in May I published one of my favourite posts: a review on the Clarins Everlasting Foundation. I worked on that post for about a week and when I got to publish it I felt very pleased with myself. So that's the plan. I'm the first one who doesn't really enjoy posts with loads of pictures and a few lines of text and that was one thing I was succumbing into. And I didn't want that for my blog so I've been using my free time to create new content and try new makeup releases. The good stuff is coming.
I've got three months ahead of holidays which I'm planning to document. This is year is a special one for me. Firstly, because my family and I are going on a trip around Europe in August, which has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. And secondly, because I'm moving! I've been very busy planning my move to one of the few cities that feel like home to me: Barcelona. I'm still not done with my degree so I plan to take the rest of my uni courses in there. It's been very nerve racking but at the same time exciting. I'm so ready to do it!
So you heard it first. Expect plenty blog posts with reviews, attempts of makeup tutorials (not that I'm a makeup artist or a beauty guru myself), monthly favourites, pictures of my summer adventures (I'll try to do one similar to Summer 2016) and more!
I hope I haven't bored you all with my big ramble. What have you done throughout this year? Has it been good?