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Life Update | What's been happenin'

I felt like it was time for a life update.

Sometimes I forget that I don't share all of my life online, I share what I choose to and I often assume people know what is going on, when really, I never actually shared it. Nothing particularly bad has happened recently, just a few things that I thought were worth mentioning.


I stopped weekend vlogging after Vlogmas. I did a couple of vlogs in January but haven't really picked up my vlogging camera since. If you weren't already aware, I have a YouTube channel, where I post beauty, lifestyle and all of that sort of content. I post minimum once a week, more often than not on a Sunday, and I love it so much. It's my outlet, my space to express myself and all of that other cheesy stuff that people say. You can check it out here - https://www.youtube.com/tamzinlena. I would really love it if you subscribed.

Stopping weekend vlogging meant I lost the ability to fill you in on my life every week. And I miss that, I really do. I chat through different topics here on my blog, but all they all tend to have a set agenda, not a chatty life based post like this, and that's why I felt like this was severely overdue. Fear not however, I am dusting off my vlogging camera this weekend, to share my overnight trip to Derby which is occurring on Sunday/Monday, so I am sure we can have another catch up then.

The reason I am going to Derby is actually because I have gotten a place at the University. I am so excited for September to roll around now. Fresh starts, gorgeous accommodation and new people. September is also exciting because I managed to bag Arctic Monkeys tickets this morning, giving me something else to look forward too. Fun times! We are going to explore Derby this weekend, me and my mum, to get to know the city which I will shortly call my home.


As I am writing this, it's Friday the 13th. Typically unlucky. I think I've been pretty lucky today so far, bagging AM tickets for their opening night in Manchester. I am typically unlucky however, so fingers crossed nothing bad will happen. Avoiding all the grates today!

It's 15 days until my 18th birthday today too. Oh how time flies. It's crazy to think it's been a whole year since my 17th birthday, let alone 2 since my 16th, 3 since my 15th... You get the drift.

My 17th birthday was a struggle so I am determined to make my 18th birthday one to remember for all the right reasons. It should me memorable regardless - I am officially becoming an adult! I will be for sure vlogging all the celebrations. I am going to Center Parcs, my favourite place in the world, so I know I will have to capture it all. I actually vlogged when I went to Center Parcs back in October, and you can watch that here if you missed it.

Next weekend, so before my birthday, I have a lot planned too. I am going to Leeds with a good friend for a spa night, and then I am going to an another good friend's for afternoon tea too. Feeling very spoiled (and grateful) for sure! I am also feeling very lucky with the people I get to call my friends right now. They may not be the people I ever thought I would be close to, but recently I have been shown who the true ones are, and I couldn't be more thankful for that.

Summer is the next big thing on the agenda and I can't wait to feel the warmth on my skin. Winter has gone on for too long now, and I can't wait for longer days and happier memories. Am I going on holiday you ask? Well, the answer to that is yes, I am going somewhere a little bit different, and a little bit crazy.

If you had asked me a year ago if I would go on a plane, alone, to the other side of the world, I would have literally said, "fuck off." Now, I would say, "yes please".

It's crazy how a little bit of motivation, true friendship, and passion can do for your anxiety. I am overcoming obstacles by myself that I thought were far too complicated for me. I am making plans, and moving mountains. It is a very exciting time. All I can say people, is surround yourself with the right people - it is essential, essentially.

Speaking of which, If you were wondering how my essentially campaign went, it was amazing! We managed to raise enough money to take Amy to her target, which I was super proud of. Thank you so much if you bought a t-shirt.

Another milestone that happened recently was I hit 100,000 views on my blog, thanks to you happy clickers. Thank you so much for reading my posts (or just looking at the pictures, I know that's some of you). It means the world to see people looking at and engaging with my content. Big love!

A change that I have made in my life recently, that I haven't spoken much about, is that I am trying out vegetarianism. Let me say this, I never thought I'd say that. I was a HUGE lover of meat, but one day I kinda went off it and I haven't eaten any for a few weeks now. I started off by not choosing to eat it out and picking alternatives, to now having none at all. I don't know if it is something I will stick to forever, I am not committing myself to it entirely. It gives me anxiety to put so much pressure on myself with things like this, so I am just going to take it as it comes, and if I eat meat again one day, I'm not going to hate myself for it.

I guess that is almost everything I wanted to say. It feels so therapeutic to type it out. I am finishing this blog post off sat in my hotel room in Derby, at 11pm, at the desk and feeling half like I'm some swanky business woman and half like I went a bit hard on the Barcardi cokes and I can't wait to get into bed. Let's hope I am making some sense.

A great way you can get updates from me in real time is by following my two main socials, Instagram and twitter. They are both @tamzinlena.

Imma leave this here, I think I have addressed everything (that I can talk about, I haven't mentioned my secret endeavours that I have coming up or my (non existent) love life.)

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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