We’re officially well and truly in the last month of 2016, December. I don’t know about anyone else, but did November seem to go by in a flash? Well, saying that, this whole year went by in a flash, let’s be honest. But November, oh November, the month where the leaves are red and warm and you finally get to listen to Christmas music again after a year of waiting. November just has to be one of my favourites months. I love December as well, of course! I love every part of it, just like November. The run-up to Christmas, as you may have gathered from the fact that I listen to Christmas music in November, is another favourite thing of mine, after Autumn and maybe even after Christmas itself (very close in the running, though, I love Christmas soooooo bloody much). I plan on doing as many Christmas-themed blog posts as I possibly can so I can look back in the New Year and Christmas of 2017 just to remember the wonderful time that is December and the run up to Christmas. Buuuuuut, in this post I wanted to mainly talk about November. I feel like the best way to describe November has been like a pick-and-mix bag of sweets and every day there’s been a different flavour that I just hadn’t expected to pull out of the bag. I promise not to ramble too much, but if I do, sorry about it! (Anyone else say that like RuPaul does????)
So November… Oh November, where have you gone?! *Sad face*. I feel like November was possibly the best month I’ve had this year. Not only have I been uploading as many blog posts as I possibly can, but I also quit my job at Starbucks to do that. I’ll have to get another job soon, but until then, I will carry on blogging and writing because for the first time ever, I’m able to fill my days with written words and I honestly can’t express how happy that makes me. Not only have I been blogging more, but I’ve also started a new writing project. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you might know that I also write works of fiction too. I’m currently half way through a new one which should hopefully be finished by the end of this month! Argh exciting! Another thing that happened in November and I’m still just overly excited not to mention it, my bestest friend and her boyfriend just moved into their new home, Christmas tree and all. I’m so exciting! We’ve already had our own Christmas movie night in with snacks galore and the game ‘heads up’. Hopefully, there will be many more to come, I’m sure there will be.
In true Patjama style, it’s time to get soppy. I wanted to mention, even though November was an extremely exciting time for me, it was also sort of daunting. I was speaking to an old friend the other day and she was telling me how she doesn’t feel good enough to do the thing she loves because the time she was putting into it, wasn’t worthwhile, resulting in work she was unhappy with. It made me think, actually, because I often feel the same. If you didn’t know, I used to upload videos on YouTube but stopped because I felt no one was interested in the content. When I first started my blog, not only did I get seriously nervous to upload a post, but I only ever uploaded once a month because I was just so worried about the quality I was putting up and that it wasn’t good enough. As of recent, however, I’ve very much just thought, ‘screw it’. My mum always tells me when I’m worried about not doing well, ‘that Rome wasn’t built in a day’ – and it’s so true! I always feel like the pictures I put up on Instagram aren’t ‘good enough’ because nowadays it’s all about ‘building a following and making your brand known’. And ok, maybe that’s true, maybe I do lose about five followers every time I don’t upload a picture, but for now I’m just going to do what I love and have fun with it because isn’t that what it’s all about? I guess the wonderful thing about this day and age is that anyone is good enough. If you want to upload something to YouTube or create a blog about something you love, you totally can. Do it, enjoy it, and see where it takes you. You’re good enough! I just know it.
Oooooook! So that’s probably it for this blog post. I guess the main message behind this post is to always feel proud of yourself, even when you don’t necessarily feel ‘good enough’. I know it’s tough when you can’t give something your all, but as long as you’re on the path to greatness, no matter how far off you are, at least you’re on your way. OK. Oh, and I hope you like those three random pictures that I took last month hahahaha
I hope you all have a wonderful December and build up to Christmas – I’ll be uploading as many Christmassy posts as possible, so look out for them. I shall see you soon my loves!
– Pat xx