Life Lately | A New Home, A New City & A New Job!

A New Home, A New City & A New Job, Life Lately, Life Update, Moving House and Job, Dealing with big life changesThere's me on my new balcony - pretty views!
Hey guys! So I was going to start this post with 'sorry I haven't posted as regularly as usual recently' and blah blah blah but I then realised that's a silly thing to say - at the end of the day, for most of us, blogs are our hobbies and sometimes, day to day life gets in the way and stops us doing our hobby as much as we'd like to. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram I'm sure you'll know that recently there's been quite a few changes in my life. I moved from Newcastle to Manchester with my boyfriend after living in Newcastle for the past six years, I moved into a gorgeous new flat and I started an exciting new job! Yep, three big life changes have hit me all at once and I must say, I've found it all quite stressful but exciting at the same time.

As an anxious person, being in unfamiliar surroundings leaves me feeling uneasy so I was really worried I was going to be a total mess and although I was for the first few days, because everything has happened so quickly, I haven’t really had time to think about . Don’t get me wrong, I've definitely had wobbly moments where everything has got too much and I've shed a few tears but luckily, I've managed to handle all the changes fairly well. Phew! However, the only thing that totally sucks about my new hectic lifestyle is that my blog has had to take a back seat and instead of sticking to my usual routine, I've been posting pretty sporadically whenever I get a bit of spare time. All I can say is thank goodness for one hour lunch breaks as that’s when most of my blogging has been taking place (like now!).

I’m hoping things will settle down soon and I’ll be back into a normal routine so I can get on top of my to-do list and provide you guys some fun and interesting content! I currently have 70+ post titles saved to my drafts and a box full of products to photograph but not enough time to put any of my ideas into practice - boo! However, I don't want to sound like I'm moaning - my new flat is absolutely gorgeous with two big balconies, gorgeous views and loads of space! I'm planning on doing some interior posts when I get my new sofa and other bits and bobs so look out for those. I also have a home ware haul coming very soon as I've been buying so many cute things to make the new place feel more like home!

I've also started an exciting new job - I'm now Digital PR & Marketing Executive for fashion brand AX Paris. I'm going to be working with lots of bloggers and I've already been to Brighton to assist on the set of their new TV advert and I've been helping to arrange their blogger press day which is tomorrow afternoon! If you're going - I look forward to meeting you there! I actually managed to get the job because of my blog (and with the help of the lovely Grace who initially put me in touch with them) which is just amazing and I'm so proud that my efforts have paid off and landed me a job doing something I love! I might do a post all about it soon, if any of you would be interested?

So yeah, as you can see, things have been pretty crazy for me recently - my whole life has changed these past few weeks and I haven't had any time off between leaving my old job in Newcastle and starting my new one in Manchester. It feels like I haven't even had five minutes to sit and think about everything but in a way, I think that's probably a good thing! Too much thinking time is not good for anxious minds!

Anyway, that's enough rambling from me! Hopefully I'll be back to my normal blogging routine soon as I have so many things I want to share! 

Lots of love,

47 comments

  1. Congrats Kayleigh! Welcome to Manchester hun :) no doubt I'll see you tomorrow at the press event xx

    Lucy

    Prettylittlethingsmcr.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Congratulations on all three changes, amazing! Your flat looks stunning! I swoon every time you take an IG of it! can't wait to hear more about your job, home ware hauls and so on. Good luck with it all, and well done, you deserve every bit of happiness and success that comes your way xxx

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  3. hmm I commented but not sure if it erased hahah anyway wanted to say congrats on the new job and all the changes!!!1

    francesca
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  4. Life seems to be very exciting for you right now! Good luck with everything!

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  5. Congrats on the move and the job Kayleigh!! I wanted to go tomorrow but it's my little girl's birthday, so can't make it :(
    Hope you have a great time, and hopefully I'll meet you soon xx

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  6. Great post and congratulations on your new job and all the changes!

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  7. Congratulations!! The job looks so cool, hopefully one day my blog will get me the same(: also looking forward to the interior posts!
    Emily x
    www.life0fem.wordpress.com

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  8. Congratulations on all the changes and good luck with everything!x

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  9. Aghhhh Good Luck with everything, It all sounds so exciting x
    Im the exact same when it comes to big changes. I get so uncomfortable and it takes me so long to settle in and to make it feel like normality. Its good to hear your getting on well . You'll fall into routine soon and I think I speak on behalf of so many bloggers, we understand why posting is so hard lately x
    I just cannot wait for that home ware haul ;) Yet again best of luck with everything - The move , the new job, everything !. We are all behind ya x :)

    Caitriona Tighe

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  10. Wow! Huge congratulations for landing a dream job! You deserve it girly!! Xx

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  11. Congratulations, that's a lot of exciting stuff! I just moved from Texas to England and am getting ready to start grad school so I am totally with you on feeling overwhelmed but grateful for all the opportunities! Best of luck :)

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  12. Congratulations on all your achievements :) You're doing so well x

    The Beauty Trove

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  13. Hey, congratulations on your new job! I hope you'll take the time to do some Manchester-themed posts; as an American who has only been, in terms of UK cities, to London and Oxford I'd love to know what Manchester is all about!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com - a clean eating bento blog.

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  14. That's so exciting! The view from your balcony is just stunning. I love your kimono too!

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  15. Well done, it looks like it's a very exciting new start for you!

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Congratulations on your new job! What an exciting opportunity~ good luck~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  17. Congratulations with your new home & job :)

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  18. Congrats on the move and the new job, and of course good luck for your future in the new city and career! :)

    TanjaWhatsername

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  19. Congratulations! You should be so proud of what you've achieved xx

    Ioanna | www.hearting.co.uk

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  20. Congrats on the move and new job. You must be chuffed. I always think its actually better just to have all the life changes at once, you're too busy to focus and overthink that way!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  21. Congratulations and yay for Manchester getting a new blogger!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

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  22. Congratulations! I thought I recognised that view, you must live near me! It's a wonderful city, I'd never live anywhere else :) Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

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  23. Awesome shot!

    http://lifebetweenhats.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! Everything going on sounds so exciting! Congratulations on your big move and your new job :D

    www.violetdaffodils.com
    xx

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  25. Congratulations and best wishes on your move, your beautiful new in flat (with balcony) in Manchester, your new job as a Digital PR & Marketing Executive for fashion brand AX Paris, for managing a post and, and for hopefully, doing more fashion blogging in the future! Overcoming your anxiety and accomplishing all of that is very impressive. I love the colour and print of the poncho you were photographed in out on your scenic balcony.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  26. Congratulations! While these are three huge changes at once, they are also super exciting life changing things. Enjoy the ride and best wishes.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  27. So exciting!! Enjoy every minute of your move and settling in, it's a little crazy but so worth it.

    Charlotte x
    www.styleaked.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I love this post, I just love how exciting it has all been for you but there's no need to apologies for the lack of posts because now look at this killer one that we all love - hehe! And there's no need to thank me sweetie, I just made the introduction - it was all you! I knew they'd love you <3 Gxxx

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  29. Welcome to Manchester lovely! I hope you really like it here, I'm sure you will- there's so much going on all the time! I'd definitely recommend exploring the Northern Quarter when you've got chance :)
    Congratulations on the new job, that's brilliant!
    I've been a huge fan of your blog for years- it was the first blog I read in fact! I look forward to hopefully meeting you at an event soon :)
    Rosy x
    www.rostinted.com

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  30. I know I've already said it, but congratulations on getting your new job. How lovely of Grace to introduce you. I can't wait to see how your blog develops now you're working for AX Paris. Xx

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  31. Loving the picture! Exciting times ahead for you! Congrats on your new job :)

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  32. A huge congratulations to you. Lots of amazing changes that are going to create so many fabulous memories. I'd love to see a post about your job and I can't wait to see the home ware haul x

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  33. Congrats on the new job! Are there any advice on how to become a Digital PR & Marketing Executive. I want to go to uni to study journalism but I also think that it's a waste of time. I would love to go down the PR and marketing route but have no idea how to get started!

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  34. Wow, congratulations to your life right now. I wish you the best of luck!!!

    xo Romy
    rusty-revolvers.blogspot.com

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  35. Whoaa...congratulation! Wish you tons of luck and have nice days! xx

    The Mad Shopper's Dressing Room
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  36. Wow your job sounds so exciting, congrats & I would definitely be interested in a blog post on that! Amazing balcony view, too!

    lbakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. Congratulations on your new job! I hope you enjoy Manchester hun! I love Manchester its a great City!

    Vintage Melissa

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  38. Congratulations on the job (It sounds amazing) and move. Welcome to Manchester, I love living in Manchester so I hope you enjoy it. If you ever need any recommendations just ask :)

    Kelly x
    Twitter: @kellysjournal1
    Kelly's Journal

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  39. Firstly - well done on landing an amazing new job! I'd certainly be interested in reading more about it if you ever find the time to do a post on your experiences. It can be daunting moving to a new place, and I was feeling a little similar to you four years ago when I moved to Manchester. I settled in really quickly though, and once you've got the time to do some exploring, you'll soon find that it's a wonderful city to live.

    If you're ever in need of something to do in Manchester, take a peek at my blog. I'm documenting All Things Manchester, and have loads of interesting things covered already. Anyway, good luck with the job!

    Phil
    All Things Manchester
    http://www.allthingsmanchester.com

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  40. Manchester is an incredible city and I'm sure you'll love it here :) your new job sounds amazing; congratulations! x

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine // My Blog Giveaway

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  41. Congratulations on the new job it all sounds really exciting! Manchester is a great city! :-)

    Anna x

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  42. Omg congrats doll, so happy and excited for you. Brighton is the best place ;)

    Sophie x

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  43. Wow, congratulations! I'd definitely love to see a post about your job as it's basically what I want to do. And for an amazing brand!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  44. Big congrats! Wishing you all the best on your new and exciting adventure! Manchester is such a cool city! Enjoy!

    Anna
    xxx

    http://madeupstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Welcome to Manchester! It's an amazing city, i'm sure you'll love it here x

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