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Home » Blog » The reason I started a second blog documenting my passion for event planning

The reason I started a second blog documenting my passion for event planning

It is a running joke in the family I should set up an event planning business – how about a blog instead?? My family is all too aware of my passion for planning. Think 30 WhatsApp messages about all aspects of the holiday, sent during their workday! I should be paid a travel agent fee!

When launching a second blog, I had to think about other subjects I was passionate about. I asked myself what subject I could talk endlessly about. It occurred to me my love of planning and arranging holidays hadn’t ceased with my transformation following a mental health breakdown. In fact, following the pandemic, I was eager to get back to one of my main passions. And what better way to improve mental health than having an occasion to look forward to.

My intention is to live life to the fullest by being as thrifty as possible. Saving money and maximising my earning potential. You can’t add a price tag to quality time together. Here’s to making the most of life.

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What you will be hearing about on my blog

This blog is all about achieving your goals. We all need money to live, but I’m in the process of trying to find a balance between work and family life. If you are also on a similar journey, you are in the right place. I will use my passion for planning to reach my goals in life, and I won’t stop until I get there.

My travelling background

Since my late teens, I traveled up and down the UK, mainly partying and having an amazing time with my friends. Going on girls’ holidays, any adventure I could book. Just opening my eyes to what’s out there in the world.

In our later years, the hubby & I sought adventures together. Our holidays revolved around sightseeing, soaking up the history of a place, and learning new things. Life has changed now we are parents, but our little one is now as enthusiastic about travel as us. Unfortunately, the pandemic halted our travel plans, but I am looking forward to sharing with you how we adapted to the situation and still managed a few safe getaways.

You can look forward to posts about our UK travel, English Heritage membership, family days out, and the odd holiday abroad. 2022 will hopefully be our year of holidays. We have a huge special occasion coming up in the family and some other ideas for shorter breaks. I can’t wait to blog about the planning process and show you what we got up to on our holidays.

Money saving mission

I honestly look at my finances now and think every penny I can save will be spent on us enjoying ourselves as a family. I intend to live life to the fullest by being as thrifty as possible. Saving money and maximising my earning potential. You can’t add a price tag to quality time together. Here’s to making the most of life.

If you are here, reading this, we are all starting on this money-saving journey together. 

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Why I want to help other people

Following a tough time recently, I decided to start blogging. Sharing my thoughts and knowledge to help others, aided my recovery from a mental breakdown.

Going through a transformation mentally and redundancy from my job, made me appreciate the important aspects of life. It also made me more aware of the money we are spending and the need to budget.

Why not share my passion for planning to help other people and talk about the subjects I love the most?

Final thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post.

I wanted to give my readers some background about why I started my blog and what you can expect to read in the future.

Do you have a passion for planning? Are you on a mission to save money? Maybe there is an area of your life you need to start planning more?

Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

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  1. Cassie
    March 13, 2022 / 2:31 PM

    How exciting to be able to be planning for more adventure and memories with your family again. I need to do more exploring with my kiddo too. She’s always up for new places and experiences. I’m just so cautious and broke, so we haven’t done too much. Much of my career was as an event planner and logistics coordinator. I can’t say it’s my passion, it’s just something I was always good at. I definitely prefer writing to worrying over other people’s arrangements and joy. I wish you well on this 2nd blog and look forward to what you’re going to share with us!

    ~ Cassie

    • March 19, 2022 / 11:13 AM

      I can’t wait for all our adventures. I was in the same position financially last year, which meant doing less of everything. I honestly think kids are happy with a drawing book and pens though. As long as they are loved and you interact with them! They don’t need all the fancy things.

      Aww wow, you were doing my dream job!

  2. March 13, 2022 / 10:32 PM

    These are some great reasons to start a second blog; anything that provides purpose and joy in your life is a great way to celebrate and share what interests you. I look forward to reading more!

  3. Madyn
    January 22, 2023 / 11:25 PM

    This was a great post! I have also thought of making a separate blog for travelling, if there’s anything I get asked the absolute most about it’s cruise vacations ? so maybe in the future – who knows.

    • January 29, 2023 / 11:31 PM

      Thank you – a travel blog sounds like a great idea. I would love to read it!

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