I'm sure you've all noticed that both my YouTube and my blog posts have been either sporadic or non-existent.
I would like to take the time to tell you why.
The last time I made a vlog, I was in my beautiful new bedroom but since then a lot has changed. I wanted to make this a blog post and not a video as some of the things I am about to say are still quite a sensitive subject, so I didn't feel comfortable filming.
I was in a case of domestic abuse and violence- which I won't really go into as I don't feel it is necessary to this post- so I made myself 'homeless' to get out of the horrible situation I was in at home.
I would first like to say that domestic violence, is commonly perceived as violence between a couple which is completely untrue. This can be the case many times, however domestic violence or domestic abuse in itself means violence/ abuse which is happening in your own home. This can be by a parent, sibling or anyone that you are living with.
So no, to answer any questions, Arun (my lovely partner, who I mention so often in my blog and videos) wasn't and has never been violent or abuse towards me. This abuse was from a family member.
It got to the stage where for my own safety, I had to get the police involved and they deemed it unsafe to live where I was living. So, like that I decided to move out of my family home.
By doing this, even though it is unsafe to be at home there isn't much in terms of housing that the council can help with because I have 'made myself homeless'. And as I am a student with a loan, I can't get any kind of benefits to help with rent.
Anyway, I managed to find a lovely little room near my university and the university were really helpful in finding me a suitable living arrangement. The police were also really great at helping me get back on my feet, making sure I was okay and finding me somewhere to live.
My new room is great, but with all the commotion and stress of the situation in addition to being in my final year of uni, I really haven't had the time or heart to blog or film.
In terms of filming, my room has no lighting so it's really hard to find a spot to film at the moment!
And in terms of blogging, the whole stress of the situation on top of all the exams I have had, is just too much.
I will try to blog whenever I can, which until I finish my degree in April may be a little sporadic. It won't be every Wednesday like it was before for a while.
In terms of filming I'm not sure when I will start filming again but from around April next year both my blog and my YouTube channel will be updated again weekly as I will be moving out (hopefully) with my partner and will have finished my degree. So it will be much easier to produce good quality posts and videos for you guys, without the stress I have at the moment.
I'm sorry and I hope you all understand,