Let’s have a catch up..

I haven’t written a personal post for a while now so I thought I’d sit down and tell you all what’s been happening with me lately. I’m currently lying on the sofa under a massive throw which is the SOFTEST throw ever and it’s from Primark, go and get yourself one, you won’t regret it (you’re welcome). I’m pretty sure I’ve got the flu, if it’s not the flu I don’t know what it is because I have ALL the symptoms.. I’ve felt ill since Friday morning and had a high temperature, ugh. All I’ve done is lie in bed or the sofa because every time I get up I feel like I’m going to faint so that’s great. I wish I had a normal immune system because this is the 2nd time in 3 weeks I’ve had to take time off work because of illness and I hate having to call in and let them down, I feel so bad about it but I know I can’t go in ill. It just sucks but I’m dosing myself up with all the medicine and hopefully I’ll be better soon anyway I don’t want to bore you with how ill I am right now because you get a lot of moaning from me on my twitter account..

If you didn’t know I finally got a job after my cancer treatment and I’ve been working in retail for about 5 months now but it honestly seems like I’ve been there so much longer. I’m enjoying it although it’s not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I mean I love the people I work with, they are all really lovely and I think that’s one of the most important things is to get on well with your co-workers. My ultimate dream job would be in a cancer charity and I know I’m an ambassador for Bloodwise which I absolutely LOVE doing. It’s so great to be involved with the blood cancer community and It’s amazing to know I’m helping on projects to help support patients but one day I’d love to be working full time at a cancer organisation. Someday I hope I can make that jump. I was also invited by Bloodwise to help at a couple of events not too long ago but again I was too ill to go, I was so sad I couldn’t go and help, I know there will be lots more events to help out at but I was just so annoyed at myself even though I couldn’t help being sick. 

Last week I had booked a week off from work as well as my mom and sister because my birthday was on the 17th October so we all just decided to book the week off and try to be productive haha. Most of the week we spent shopping to be honest so wasn’t exactly productive but I had such a lovely day for my Birthday as we decided to go to Manchester for the day and I was super excited although my mom wasn’t too happy with the £18 parking charge.. YES £18. Again we spent most of the day shopping and I actually only brought 2 bath bombs from Lush and some tee tree stuff from The Body Shop, I literally didn’t see much else around the shops which I was surprised with to be honest. We did go and have a little explore and saw the cutest little details ready for Halloween also seeing all the I ♥️ MCR signs throughout the city was so emotional. I’ve only been to Manchester twice but it’s becoming one of my favourite cities and I can’t wait to go back. 

On the Wednesday I had a check up at the hospital and I woke up feeling physically sick. The anxiety before any kind of check up is horrible and a part of me will forever fear it. After having 5 files of blood taken I went to see my consultant she normally just asks how I’m feeling and wether I’ve had any symptoms etc and tells me my blood results which were all good (YAY) then I have a physical check up where she feels for lumps in my neck and under my armpits, then she feels my tummy and listens to my breathing all that seemed fine.  It was honestly the BEST birthday present I could have asked for. 2 years & 4 months in REMISSION. I’m getting closer to that magical 5 year mark and I couldn’t be happier with how far I’ve come since finishing treatment. 

Oh, update on the gym.. I haven’t been for months. Ooopppssss. I kinda just wanted to get into my job but then I always kept putting off going because I was super tired after my shift but now I’ve got used to everything I am determinded to get back soon as I need to start training for a 10K which I’m planning to do next year. I’ll tell you more about this when I actually sign up. 

On the blog front I’m pretty happy with everything at the moment although I feel a little out of the blogging community but that’s probably just my fault as I really need to make more of an effort with commenting and interacting which I’m so bad at right now so please leave me your latest posts below as I would love to have a read. I’m also REALLY trying to up my content and photography game. I kinda like to keep my photo’s simple and white but then I see other bloggers with amazing photo’s and I’m like HOW. I know I shouldn’t be comparing myself to others but it’s hard not to. I also signed up to Influenster a couple of months ago and although I haven’t received a VoxBox yet I’m actually really enjoying going onto the app and interacting and writing reviews on there. I was shortlisted for a box about a month back but never got it. I was a little disappointed, not going to lie. I also did have a little think about doing Blogmas but I didn’t want to put that sort of stress on myself so I will be posting in December but not every day. 

I don’t have much else going on in my life right now, it’s pretty boring haha. I hope you guys are well and enjoyed reading this little life update.

Love Samba

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19 Comments

  1. October 24, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Hi Sam sorry to hear your not well, if it’s any consolation I can’t tell you how many people I know have been ill of late! ……… including myself . Glad you & Laura had a lovely birthday & a nice day with your mom! Get well soon!!! keep warm & try & drink hot water with lemon juice in, it’s my new thing 😊 it’s supposed to be really good for you & much nicer than cold water! or hot drinks!. Love reading your posts & about all the good things your involved in,
    keep up the good work you never know where it all can lead……. I think it may be a career for you in the future for sure!. love Lindy xx

    • October 26, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      I have heard a lot of people have got colds etc right now. I hope you feel better soon! Aw, thank you! It was a really lovely day 💕 I’m definitely keeping warm with all my jumpers and throws haha. Ooo, hot water and lemon juice, I might just have to try that! Thank you for your support always, Lindy! You’re the best xo

  2. October 25, 2017 / 7:52 am

    This was such a great post to read, I really enjoy having a little catch up, reading and learn more about people! Thank you for being so honest and real. I also got shortlisted for the VoxBox but wasn’t chosen, fingers crossed to next time! xo

    Hanney | http://www.blogabouthanney.com

    • October 26, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Aw, thank you so much for reading lovely. I was really excited to see I got shortlisted and then when I saw others getting them I was so sad but yes hopefully next time 🤞🏼 xo

  3. October 25, 2017 / 8:11 am

    Hope you’re feeling better soon. I agree – having good colleagues can make such a difference in terms of whether you enjoy being at work. I’ve left jobs because of terrible colleagues before, and it’s great when you have a good working atmosphere. Stay under that cosy blanket until you feel better though 🙂

    • October 26, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you beautiful ✨ It really does, doesn’t it?! If I didn’t get on with some or any of my colleagues I just wouldn’t want to go to work so it’s a massive part of the job. I will do haha

  4. theglassofclass
    October 25, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Hope you feel a lot better soon! I have a throw from Primark and oh my goodness is it soft. I love it. I’m so happy to hear your check up appointment went well and everything is fine! Don’t worry about calling in sick – I know it’s annoying but you need to look after yourself first to do your job and make your employers happy.

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

    • October 26, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Julia! I’m tempted to go and get another throw just because of how soft they are 🤷🏼‍♀️ Totally true, I do need to make sure I feel 100% before going back xo

  5. October 25, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I can understand how hard it is to keep up with the blog, but I’m sure it’s a great outlet for you. Maybe giving yourself a regular light schedule might motivate you to post.

    • October 26, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      It’s definitely hard trying to make time when all you want to do is fall asleep after work haha. I do keep thinking about a posting schedule, I do think it would help ✨

  6. October 25, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that you aren’t feeling well, but I am ECSTATIC that you remain in remission! I will keep you in my thoughts that your health continues to improve. You have a beautiful blog <3

    • October 26, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Aw, thank you SO SO much! This is so sweet of you! ❤️ xo

  7. October 25, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I hope that you are feeling better soon! Make sure you get some rest when you can! That’s a lot of exciting changes. This is my first visit to your little blog… I’m very glad that to hear that your check up went well. I’m sure each month ticked off to the magical 5 year mark is exhilarating when it comes back without any worrisome findings. 🙂

  8. October 25, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Listen to what your body is telling you – if saying relax do it. Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers we are all in this together and your blog is lovely. I like how crisp and fresh it is and good sidebar. Scale it Simple blog is having a blog party next week – think about stopping by.

  9. November 7, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I’ve just stumbled across your blog, but I’ve fallen in love, and sort of having a binge-read! (hope you don’t mind). I just wanted to thank you for your honesty and openness – I’m challenging myself to be more open and honest with myself and others, and it really helps to see others doing the same! Keep at it! <3

    • November 8, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      Awh, you’re so sweet & I don’t mind at all haha. I found it hard to be honest and open up but it definitely helps my mental health a lot just getting it off my chest. Thank you so much for this comment, you’ve made my day 💜

  10. November 8, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I loved reading this post. I loved finding out more about you. I also work in retail and I hate it lol, I do not want to be there for the rest of my life either.

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

    • November 9, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Aw, thank you sweetie 💕 I feel the same. Retail is not what I want to be doing, hopefully we can both find something we love.

      • November 9, 2017 / 8:47 pm

        I agree, as much as I hate retail you just have to do it don’t you! I hope we do! xx

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