It is officially May by the time you are reading this. May always one of the most exciting months in the year for me. The weather is definitely warmer (not always in Manchester but anyway), the days become longer and in some ways you just feel better.
However, this May is very different for me and I thought I will share with you what’s happening.
I have officially four months left of my PhD. Let me just tell you that the pressure is real and I can’t say this is the most exciting time of my life. Not going to lie that I feel very tired and I just want to jump into time machine and be in September when all of this is over. However, the other day I told myself I only have four months left and I need to enjoy, yet work super hard. These finals months of PhD are going to happen only once in my life. No regrets, just hard work and do the most I can.
As the pressure of PhD is getting stronger, my blogging game is getting lower. With blogging I really enjoy connecting with people and learning how to take pretty pictures, because I really like beautiful imaginary. However, PhD is taking over my life, I feel lack of inspiration regarding posts or if I have some, I feel too tired to write. Anyway, I organised my calendar to make sure that I am posting regularly enough because I truly enjoy it and it is my safe corner. Also, I am getting slightly frustrated how blogging is becoming competitive business orientated platform. Instagram is full of people chasing fame and doing all that follow/unfollow game. For me number don’t mean much, I want to connect with people genuinely and nothing gives me more joy when I get DMs asking for the hair advice. Let’s be real, let’s connect as much as we can and let’s ignore all that ” I want to be famous follow me “.
Even though my stress levels are higher than usual, there are a few exciting things happening. Two of my really good friends are getting married and I cannot wait to see them in white wedding dressers on that special day. I am very excited to go home and see my family, turn my phone off and for a couple of days be surrounded by people that mean everything to me. I was worried about taking few days of in one month when PhD pressure is high, but these are only once in life time moments and cannot wait to experience them. Also, me and partner in the next few months need to make serious decisions regarding our future. Is it in Manchester, UK or abroad? We not sure yet, but I am beyond excited to see where the next four months will take us. I cannot wait to start new job (searching is on) and new chapter.
So here it is – me and my little life update. I feel nothing exciting is happening on a daily basis, but actually it is.
What happening in your life now? Anything exciting? Please share with me!
Have a wonderful day xx
I am Laura, 26 Lithuanian living in Manchester. I spend my days in the lab working on hair follicles and in the evening I share my love about hair cosmetics and how to have beautiful hair!