I've not been blogging as much as I have previously, but the past few weeks have been fairly busy! Aside from being on-and-off sick due to my chronic illnesses, there has been a few changes to our lives that changed our routine. Don't get too excited, it's definitely not what you think.

Wedding Planning
For the longest time, I have been obsessed with weddings. I didn't ever really know what I wanted for my future wedding but I loved looking at different styles of venue, dresses, colour themes and flowers. NCC Home Learning got in touch and asked whether I'd like to study at my own pace so of course, I picked their Wedding Planning Diploma option. I'll be studying for a while, with 14 modules to learn including the actual marriage ceremony, photography, catering, setting up your own wedding planning business and more. I'm beyond excited to get started! 

Room Makeover
Whilst we're saving up for a house deposit, for the past two years, myself and Andy have been living in my Dad's house in my old room. The room was decorated in 2008 and was in much need of an upgrade to not only change it from a 15-year-old's room to an adult's but to also accommodate Andy's things too. We have so far stripped the cream and black flock wallpaper and painted everything white, and will soon be wallpapering which makes me feel really old, but I'm actually quite excited about it. We've had a huge sort out and have donated so many things to charity which is always nice. 

New Lens
I have wanted to upgrade my photography kit for a while and one thing stood out to me; a new lens. I've added the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Standard Prime Lens to my blog kit and I'm in love with it. It's not only great for portraiture but also giving you blurry backgrounds too. The aperture range is f/1.8 to f/22 and is compatible with Micro Four Thirds. I love how it's a silver lens too as I know there are black ones available but it matches in with my Olympus Pen E-PL7 well.

Chronic Life
Although I've known that I've had two life-changing chronic conditions since January 2015, I feel like I'm still not used to it. I feel like I still don't know my limits and try to always keep up with everyone else. I don't pace myself well and end up ill in bed for a few days after a day out. I'm getting used to different medication to help me so it's been a strange month and a half. With the room getting made up I've done things I've not done in years like painting, and the next day I've been paying for it in both energy and pain. One day I'll understand my body.