Tuesday, 17 November 2015


I realise I have highly neglected my blog with the fact that I haven't posted since March... oops... the only excuse I can give is the same one that everybody else seems to give, in that I was extremely busy and hadn't had the time to fit blogging into my schedule. I took a year out of education before going to university; where I am now, and I squeezed a lot into that year! I was working full time in Russell and Bromley, as well as working nine hours a week in Waitrose, doing a marketing internship which took up another eight hours a week, doing a qualification in marketing and trying to have somewhat of a social life! I was literally often going for a month at a time without having a single day off and often being having 16 hour days by the time I had left for work, finished one shift and then started at my other job and arrived back home. 

This all lead to me becoming stressed and ill and having to be referred to multiple specialists after visiting the doctors and having multiple blood tests done it was noticed that I had levels of stress hormones in my blood that were way above anything the specialist had ever seen before!

If you follow me on social media, you will of seen that I also went travelling for five weeks during the summer (three of those weeks I was completely alone - blog posts to follow!) and you'll also of seen that I have recently move 300 miles away from home to start studying Marketing at Lancaster University, which so far I am loving!

I really missed blogging and being able to have my little portion of the Internet to just be able to share whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I feel like this is somewhat achievable on just social media, however it couldn't do it for me in the way that blogging could, so, I'm back! I'm not going to stress myself out with trying to stick to a schedule, or focus on the comments or page views or anything like I used to, I will be using islaay.com as more of a creative outlet that I can post on and share my opinions!


  1. So glad to hear you're back, I love your posts! Glad to hear you're feeling better and less stressed out though, hope you don't feel like that again! x

    ellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

  2. So happy to hear your back Islay! I have read and loved your blog for years, looks like you had a crazy gap year, glad you're settled into uni and feeling better :)


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