It is so hard to believe that this year, as well as this decade is almost over. My twenties have definitely been a rollercoaster of emotions as well as events. Perhaps you noticed (or didn’t) that I haven’t posted a blog post since last week Monday. Well, a lot has happened since then and there have been many big decisions made and changes coming very early in 2020. In case you missed my last post about my exams, I did take some time off from the blog in order to focus on getting as much studying done. I have two exams lined up for this month with the first one on Friday morning and the next one will most likely be on the 16th or 17th of December. Once these two exams are done, I will have reached the first milestone in my qualification (finally) and then I plan to get started on the next level as soon as the exam centre opens in January (which means that I will have to start studying as soon as I am done with the two exams I have planned for this month – that is if I pass both exams which I am hoping is the case because these exams should have been done a long time ago!).
There are a few updates that I need to mention as well so let’s get into that:
My Sugar Challenge – At the beginning of November I tried to challenge myself to completely cut out sugar for 30 days. Well I don’t want to lie and say that I did it and it completely changed my life. There were a few days where I went completely sugar free (with the exception of fruits) but for the most part I ended up having sugar in my morning coffee and not much else in the form of sugar. While it was not all bad, I did manage to beat a huge part of my sugar cravings. I ended up discovering that I feel generally better and have a lot more energy if I substitute sweet snacks with fruits or vegetables with a handful of nuts or nut butter instead. So while I didn’t cut added sugar completely out, I have managed to cut out a lot of added sugar overall which I am okay with.
I have already given a rough update about my exams further up, I did map out my exams for the entire qualification and hope to be completed by 2021 with all exams and hopefully have gained enough work experience in order to apply for my full qualification where I need specific types of work experience. If you don’t already know, I am studying through CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) towards my professional qualification.
The biggest news by far is that we are officially moving back home to South Africa early next year and that means that not only will I be going back to working full time again, I will have to rework my entire routine and find the best fit for me with planners and products that make my life a whole lot easier. That means I will be able to give first hand as well as better advice about for all of you who are working, studying, and blogging on how I (hope to) balance getting everything done as well as getting back into doing my makeup everyday as well as my journey to get back into shape physically and mentally for gruelling deadlines.
With our big move happening early next year, we have a lot to get done and over and above that, I did plan to temporarily shut down my blog in order to revamp the layout as well as some other aspects and relaunch in January next year I plan to post my last post on the 20th December and will put up a notification on my Instagram and Facebook pages once my blog is back up and running so make sure you subscribe to emails or follow me on my social media.
I am hoping to settle into my new routine as quick as possible so I have been doing research on time management and plan to catch up on a lot of reading during the winter holidays that are coming up later this month. By the looks of it though I won’t have much to rest after I am done with my exams but the excitement of preparing for 2020 as well as all of the things I have to do in order to make our transition to restart our life in South Africa go as smoothly as possible. I will definitely be blogging all about our move. It is an international relocation so a lot of the things on my list will be unique to my move but I will definitely look into uploading a list on my blog in case it does end up helping someone in the future.
I am so incredibly excited for everything to come in December and for 2020. What are your plans for December? I would love to hear about them in the comments!
-The Uninspired Blogger