October is often one of those forgotten months for me sandwich between the last days of summer and the start of the cold snap of winter. I didn't really go into October with many plans, I ventured back to Cornwall for five days staying comfortably at a friends house just outside of Penzance. I find time spent down by the sea with good company never wasted. I have learned a lot about myself and the way I want to take my blog and my brand. Since the algorithm on Instagram has kicked in (everyone is hating it) it has appeared to me that now Instagram is my favourite tool for my blog and for my business, I'm now enjoying curating my little instagram. I haven't shied away from my illustration business I have just decided I want to develop my own personal brand that involves my love of fashion aswell as my need to create art. After visiting the Stylist live event it really got me thinking that actually what have I got to loose if I wanted to take my blog seriously? Nothing really and after inspiring talks by Estee Lalonde and Alex from the frugality. So for Novemebr I am setting myself a few blog milestones that I want to achieve between now and Christmas as I see so many wonderful women killing it right now that I really want to create a great Ella Masters brand.
I have also done my best to spend more time with inspiring people, I had the opportunity to hang out with Ashleigh for the night, many adventures with Natasha and Emma, had a wonderful catch up with Lauren
I have had some wonderful opportunities pop up in my emails that move me away from my desk have me thinking about where I see my future, October hasn't been the healthiest of months for me I contracted a chest infection at the start of the month which then lead to a virus leading the me now being dosed upto the eye balls on steroids. which has meant less gym time and more time feeling sluggish and chubby. Bu I am slowly learning that sometimes you can't do everything and your body tells you when you need to cut it some slack.
October has also been the month for me to realise I am just the most unlucky in love and you know what thats ok, boys are effort and I don't have the energy to chase. I'm finally at a stage where I am happy being single and really what will be will be.
I have also fallen in love with everything Grey after looking at some ridiculously tanned and beautiful women one of them being Jacqueline Mikuta I decided that I needed as many off the shoulder jumpers that I could find, Hello late night boohoo purchase.
So for me October has been a month filled with some wonderful opportunities and a lot of self reflection, I am learning to be a little less selfish and a lot more organised under a haze of anti antibiotics and steroids I feel that I have a lot more hope in my future and I am starting November feeling a lot more inspired.