I’m finally back after taking an unannounced social media break..
The past few months have been a little bit hard. I began my third year of university and since then it has been a whirlwind. Starting a dissertation, taking on a placement and working nearly 30 hours a week has been a struggle to say the least. Life got stressful and in all honesty blogging became something i just put aside for a while. All social media was put aside, I took a break from both twitter and Instagram, as well as anything that became a distraction.
I think in some ways I fell out of love with my blog. When i started this blog I got so wrapped up in the idea of my blog having to be perfect and exactly like other peoples, that I found myself not being me. I was forcing idea’s that I wasn’t even sure of just in order to keep posting regularly and it just wasn’t me. I have so many ideas and thoughts that I want to share, even if that means there is no definitive theme to my blog but I’ve been scared because everyone seems to have their shit together if I’m honest. Although the blogging community is one of the most supportive communities I’ve ever been involved in, its still scary to go off and do your own thing, especially when you rely on those within that community to read and share your blog.
Taking this break from all social media has really been something I needed and it’s given me time to reflect on who I am, which is crucial when trying to figure out what it is that I want to be posting about and really allowing my blog to be a reflection of me, without being fearful of what people may think.
Over the next month, I have some exciting things coming up so I thought that now was a good time to come back, explain what’s been going on and then be able to share all the fun stuff that I’m finally getting to do after a stressful few months. Although my blog has had a serious revamp and looks so muych better than it did, im sure there will still be some transitioning and a little upgrading to do so please bare with me on this. My blog is now slowly becoming more of a little piece of me and I can honestly say there is such a big difference from what it was, to what it is now.
In terms of my social media, I adore twitter, it is my platform where I can express myself and interact with others so I will always remain on social media. Twitter is just fun and I find it such an easy platform to use and I really just love the fun that can be had on twitter so I will always remain on there and be active. However, in terms of Instagram I’m not too sure if I will continue to try and keep that going. I just don’t really connect with Instagram in terms of liking it and understanding the algorithm behind it so I may leave Instagram behind. Only time will tell. (If anyone wants to help a girl out, please give me a shout!!)
Last but not least, you may have noticed that I have changed the name of my blog from ‘Hannah’s World’ to ‘Honestly Hannah’ which I must say, I love so much more. I felt like Hannah’s world was quite generic and I simply wanted to switch it up a little bit. I’ve always prided myself on my honesty and I’m never one to lie to someone as I am always, always incredibly and brutally honest, so Honestly Hannah seemed a good fit and a little catchy to me.
So, here is to the new blog, the refreshed mind and the boss ass bitch in me that will figure out how to juggle all the things I love. Here is to you too! Yes, to you, the lovely and wonderful person sat reading this now who is still here with me after going missing for a few months, thank you, thank you, thank you!! Thank you for bearing with me and still being here to read into my crazy mind! I honestly appreciate it and I cant wait to take you on this journey with me!
With Love, Han xo