Oh the sweet luxury of the extra time off work in between Christmas and New Years Eve! The free time in the morning, nothing pressuring you to get out of the bed. Big brunch instead of a porridge for breakfast and cheeky glass (or two) of wine before sleep every night. Life can’t get any better, can it? I got very ill during Christmas but after that I made sure I made the most of my free time!
I’ve used all this time wisely, got to read an amazing book (John Grisham – The Rainmaker) watch tons of movies, saw my friends and family and I also got to reminiscence (a lot). During December I took some time off from my blog. Apart from the fact that I was busy at work, I needed the time to think.
And as the time flies, the gap between online life and reality started to lengthen until it became a distant memory.
And it’s a lovely place to get stuck in, I have to admit…not having to worry that I haven’t posted today or if it’s too dark to take my pictures. On the other hand, the whole time I felt like there was something missing and I couldn’t quite put my finger to it. But I did, eventually, otherwise I wouldn’t be typing these words now. And I believe this break made the online world all that more exciting when I’d came back to it…So I decided to summarise all the things that I would miss never coming back to you guys!…
Cliché I hear you say. But for someone who lives in a different country, friends are not that easy to come by. I’ve met lovely girls and boys on my road, making this whole experience a lot more successful. For those of you who haven’t yet. Don’t be afraid to go to bloggers meets. I went to all of them by myself, knowing someone will be there and they will be lovely. Not once was I disappointed! You can find all the bloggers events I’ve been to by clicking on the link 😉
|From the #MurderOnThePoshFloor event | Post Coming Soon!|
2) All the fun!
As mentioned previously, you get to meet new people you would never meet, go to meet ups, get pressies, cooperate with amazing companies…and it’s all fun! And I haven’t even started talking about twitter chats! Not just the official ones happening every evening but also the casual ones with other blogging friends that uplift your spirit and make you feel part of something very special! Don’t be afraid, tweet me over at @Mode_Lily and let’s be best friends!
|From a LaRedoute Christmas Party | Bloggers Event|
3) The creativity!
Being creative day after day, over and over again…that teaches one a thing or two. The more you write, the more you take pictures and the more you edit them, the more you learn and the more you become productive. It forces one to be more creative and to see inspiration everywhere. You learn to see things from a different perspective, get to meet people with different views and that broadens your horizon.
When I started my Instagram ModeLily, my pictures were all over the place. It took time to find my style and my own personal theme to stand out. I think I finally found it and I’m feeling really happy about it.
My blog has opened so many doors for me I could never even
imagined existed! In fact, blogging taught me to be creative again. I can make a difference in other people’s lives through my writing or my pictures and this keeps me going when I feel…uninspired.
It’s you, my readers, that keeps me going.