Currently – An Instagram Blogging Experiment Update

Instagram blogging, thoughts about life and plans for the future. Catch up with me!

Currently - Instagram blogging Update

Hello friends, family, and gentle humans!

It is I, the Uphill Writer. I have returned after a brief hiatus from the blog after a (short) Instagram experiment.

At the start of Feb 2018, I wrote a post where I chatted about the little experiment I was going to attempt. You can read all about it here, but basically, I was going to attempt to blog exclusively on my Uphill Writer Instagram account for the rest of 2018.

Here’s the thing, I failed at that Instagram blogging experiment. Ha! I did a few posts (which I’ll list below), but overall, it was just too restrictive. There’s a character limit, no formatting, and it just didn’t scratch that blogging itch the way I had hoped it would. So I’ve decided to kick that idea to the curb and I’m back here on the blog where I belong!

I’m on holiday at the moment so I thought I’d do a quick ‘currently’ catch up post now that I’m back.

Currently… Pondering

Now that I’ve decided to start blogging here on Uphill Writer again, I’ve been thinking all the thoughts. For some reason it feels like my year is only just beginning.

Maybe it’s because I’ve just had my birthday (on the 27th of April) or because it’s a new month? Or maybe my brain thinks that being on holiday must mean it’s December? I’m not sure why, but it feels like a new start, another chance to make a few changes and shake things up.

One of the main things I’ve been pondering is what I want to do with my life. I have a few boxes that I’ve already ticked and that makes me happy, but I feel like there’s something more than needs to happen.

My marriage is great. Daniel and I couldn’t be happier, we spend a lot of time together (including work) and all is well. Tick.

I love my job and Inkfish Digital is growing from strength to strength. We have a few new projects in the works too and it will be good to tuck into them. Tick.

Motherhood is not on the cards right now. I’ve had my moments where I’ve longed to be a mom, but as it’s not happening naturally, we’ll be looking at other options in the next few years, but there’s no rush or urgency any longer. I’m happy with that for now. Tick.

I spend a lot of my time working and I want that to change. Besides work and church, I don’t really have a reason to leave the house (and I even work from home most days!), so I’ve been thinking about doing something different…

I love the ocean something fierce and being near the sea is in my blood. I also adore the Two Oceans Aquarium. A lot. I’ve been thinking about joining their volunteer program and giving some of my time to a place that I love so much. Because why not? Once I do the volunteer training, hopefully I’ll pass the exam and be allowed to learn and share my love for the ocean with others! Plus, I’ll get to meet new people, experience new things, and get out of my comfort zone a little.

Currently… Doing

Right now, not very much at all. Myself, Daniel and my mom are currently visiting my dad in law and his lovely fiance, Alice in Durban! We took a break and decided to break away with loved ones.

It’s been so good to switch off, relax, and not have to think about much while we’ve been here. Best of all is that the home we’re visiting is like a slice of paradise. It’s quiet, relaxing, green, and beautiful. I honestly haven’t been this relaxed or at peace in a long time.

Mostly, my days have been filled with reading, chatting, and eating. Perfection!

We leave to head home tomorrow and I can’t wait to see my animals after an entire week. I’m miss my little fur babies like crazy. They’re going to get snuggled so hard!

Currently… Planning

New month, new year, new plans! I have a few things up my sleeve which are on my to-do list currently.

  • Blogger’s meet up – Zayaan and I are currently planning the Cape Town Blogger’s Meetup. We should be sharing details soon, so if you want to know more, join the South African Bloggers Network or like the Uphill Writer Facebook page.
  • Gym time – Now that work has calmed down and our leave will soon be over, Daniel and I are determined to get back to gym. If you know me, you know that I have no problem with being fat and happy, but I really want to be stronger. I used to be strong, but sitting behind a PC all day has made me a weakling. I can still throw a punch, but I want to do it well. Haha!
  • Blog posts – I’m back and that means finally getting stuck into the many (MANY) blog posts I have planned. They’ll be up soon, so follow me on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook etc and let me know below what you’d like to see.

As promised, here are the posts I managed to write while doing a little Instagram blogging.

Relaxing at Avalon Springs Resort

4 (Spoiler-Free) Reasons I Loved Black Panther

The Year of Going Places & Doing Things

For the Love of Books

3 Chilled Spotify Playlists to Enjoy While you Work

Thanks for taking this silly old ride with me, friends.

Chat soon!

Robi

3 comments

  1. The two platforms are so different – the website and Instagram. I find that I tend to focus more on the images when I’m on Instagram. Glad you tried it out though.

  2. Would love to hear more about volunteering at the Aquarium. I read about a volunteer to helps with feeding the tiny turtles that are rescued on our beaches. And there is interacting with school groups at the touch pool.

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