November BuJo and Life Update/Rant

As much as I love running my own blog and engaging with the community, I sometimes really struggle with regular posting. I really give my best to post at least twice a week, but it feel like it’s never enough.

Disclaimer: *grab some snacks, huge rant on its way*

November has been (and still is) absolutely hectic for me! In my opinion, all of the uni departments sat one day together and agreed to give as many assignments in the last two weeks as possible. I have one assignment due tomorrow (and I’m sitting now at 1:40am and writing this post, yeah), one group assignment to be uploaded by Sunday, one group presentation next Tuesday and another one the Friday after that.

On top of that, my last uni day is Friday, 1st of December, when I have three lectures, and then I have my 3 exams in the following order:  TUE 5th, WED 6th and THU 7th of December. I kid you not, when I saw my exam schedule I felt my heart breaking.

And because I’m in my third year, it means that I need to apply for summer internships as well – research companies, write tailored cover letters, pass their online tests, book tickets, fly to the moon and never come back.

AND BECAUSE I LOVE CHALLENGES, I also go to interviews…

The good news is that I’ve got a temp Christmas job, which I believe would help me get one of the summer internships.

The bad news is that I start next week. Yes, on top of everything that’s going on in uni, now I also have to work. Thanks God it’s only 16 hours per week, but it’s still too much when you don’t have time for literally nothing.

As part of my course, I also have to do an internship during the academic year, and I’m really hoping to nail my interview for that on Thursday. The best part is that I can do it from home, and the worst is that.. well, it’s more work to do. Someone please send me some strength (coffee or pizza also work tho).

I also really wanted to do Blogmas, as I see it’s really popular here. I do have some ideas, but I can’t even take proper photos, because it’s getting dark at 2:30 and I usually don’t get home till 8. Ah, I’m struggling so much, I feel I’m letting myself down, I want to grow my blog and connect with more amazing people, but unless we get more than 24 hours in a day, that’s going to be a mission impossible (for me).

Keeping myself busy is really important for my health, because when I have nothing to do I end up in a hole, as I feel completely useless and terrible. But keeping myself THAT busy, well.. it’s a whole new story 😀

Anyways, thank you for reading (I know it’s super long and pointless and I apologize for wasting your time with nothing interesting). Here is my cover page for November (the idea isn’t mine obviously, I gathered some inspiration from Pinterest, but apart from that, I drew it myself). My to-do lists are very basic, because I waned to have everything nice and clean and see what’s coming next. I sometimes add ‘companies contacted’ section, and also ‘to buy list’. But I promise I’ve got some pretty nice ideas for December and I can’t wait to show them to you! Stay tuned for that. Sorry again, and hope you enjoyed your week!


how adorable is this munchkin!


P.S. I just wrote 584 word post in 20 minutes, why I’m struggling with my 2500 words essay almost a week already?!


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  • Reply SimpleSerenity

    Girl good luck with everything, you definitely need a lot of energy, but hey what coffee is for. I also wanted to do blogmas but as I don’t celebrate Christmas I kinda felt like I don’t know what can I write about. Posting wise I used to post every day or every 2 days, right now I just can’t, it is usually 2 posts a week if so. xx

    November 17, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you, I guess lack of sleep would be a part of my everyday routine 😀
      You can always write about the traditions in your family, I personally will be very interested in reading that kind of post! xx

      November 17, 2017 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply lifeofangela

    You have so much stuff going on right now!! Definitely focus on uni and work things first! Your blog isn’t going anywhere, and even if you can’t post as much, we’ll understand 😀
    As for blogmas, I already do the crazy thing of blogging everyday haha. But for December, I don’t have much Christmas planned posts. I never know what to buy people, so a gift guide is out. It might be fun to talk about Christmas traditions though, I’m always keen to know how people around the world celebrate it in their own way 🙂

    November 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you for the support, Angela! There’s not really that much to be done, it’s just that everything is due in such a short period of time, it’s crazy!
      I really don’t know how you manage to blog every single day though, you are my true hero! 😀 I can’t wait to read more about you traditions, it should be a really fun post to read!

      November 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply The Style of Laura Jane

    There is no need to apologise for this post! I think it is refreshing to read because there is huge pressure in blogging to always be up-to-date and on top of everything. Your blog is definitely not going anywhere and you have no reason to feel as though you are letting yourself down.
    Focus on work and then when the exams are over, you can add more posts. I know it is easier said than done. xx

    November 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you for your support! I really can’t wait to get back to regular blogging, I miss it so much! x

      November 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply rafstheticallypleasing

    Wow you look so busy💕✨❄️ Stay focused!!! Raff xox

    November 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you, I’ll definitely need that! x

      November 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm
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        November 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply 🌹V.O.L

    Sounds like you’ve got a busy end of 2017 ahead of you. In all of this, always remember the end goal and how proud you will feel at graduation and once the work experience attained gets you The Job.
    Best of luck! 💋

    November 18, 2017 at 11:20 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you for the motivation, thinking about the future goal definitely helped me getting back on track! x

      November 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply insapphicsunshine

    Greetings Siyana!

    Oh my goodness! Congrats on your blog growth! I am so proud of you! Estoy muy orgulloso de ti! “Three snaps and a circle,” as my barber sister says! Your blog is such a lovely, supremely honest place. If there were not 1,000 things summoning me, I’d be right here, reading and admiring, admiring and reading.

    Do carry on!

    Amor y Luz,


    November 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Hello Claudia, it’s nice meeting you again on the blogosphere, your absence has been noticed!
      Thank you for your kind words as always, they really managed to uplift my spirits! <3

      November 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm
      • Reply insapphicsunshine

        Hola todavia, Siyana! It was wonderful visiting your site today. I hope you have had a moment to catch up with all that you’ve got going on this month. Believe me. I understand needing to carve out time for yourself! Igualmente! Thank you for your kind words as well! Yaaaaaas! That is one of the reasons we come to this plane: to lift and be lifted in return! Have a wondrous weekend! xoxo

        November 18, 2017 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Oriana

    Hey, it’s not pointless if it helps ! 😊 I can totally relate, as I always struggle with keeping in touch with my blog too. Uni doesn’t care about us taking time to blog !
    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award, I hope it’s fine ! you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to of course, but if you’re interested here’s the link 💗 :

    Have a wonderful day ! ✨

    November 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Letting my thoughts and worries out really helped me calm down a little and focus on my tasks again ^^ Keeping the balance between blogging/working/studying has always been difficult, but hard work does pay off right!?
      And also, thank you for the nomination, I really appreciate it!
      Enjoy your weekend! xx

      November 18, 2017 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Tigritsa

    I actually really appreciate this kind of post because it shows we are not alone! I think a lot of us struggle to find the time to keep the blog as updated as frequently as we like with all the real life situations getting in the way! Sometimes it’s really saddening because you want to work on it because it makes you happy but then you know you have to be an adult and put other things first.

    I wish you so much luck with your classes and exams! That’s such a huge workload and I couldn’t even imagine being able to keep up. I would be so stressed out! I hope everything works out for you!!

    November 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I can’t add anything else about this comment, you summed up everything perfectly 🙂 Absolutely everyone has their struggles, but the most important to remember is that we are not alone! 🙂

      Thank you for your support, I can’t wait to get back on track х

      November 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm
      • Reply Tigritsa

        Absolutely! My pleasure! xo

        November 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Miroslava Patleeva

    Hello there. First I wanted to tell you that this post is definitely not pointless, neither it is boring. I’m still at high school as you already know but I wanted to thank you for sharing this because it proved to me that I am not alone. I’m also very busy at the moment and feel tired but I have a little trick for that. I count the days till Christmas and that helps me to keep going and not lose hope. The good thing is that all of these assignments will soon be behind your back. And about those Christmas posts I’d love to read them.
    P.S Sorry for the mistakes I might have made with the English.

    November 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you, Miri, your English is perfect, no need to worry about that 🙂

      Your support means a lot to me and I’m sure you are doing excellent at school! I think you also have two tricks, not one – counting down to Christmas and your birthday as well 😉

      November 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Kiki

    Awww… we all know what the regular post pressure is like. But don’t worry. If you need a break from your blog then take a Btw: I nominated you for the Liebster award, because your blog is awesome. xxx

    November 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw thank you love, you made my day ❤️

      November 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm
      • Reply Kiki

        Your welcome ❤️😉

        November 21, 2017 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Kiki

    The link to my one is here btw:


    November 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Hunida

    Sending strength your way! If it were possible I’d try to send you a pizza too lol sounds like you need it!

    November 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw thanks, you are the sweetest ❤️ and as a matter of fact, I’ve just had a pizza, so your wish actually came true 😆

      November 23, 2017 at 11:21 pm

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