Friday, 16 September 2016

Saying Goodbye.




The title of this post is possibly one of the most ironic I will ever write, as I make my return from a very long blogging hiatus which I can only apologise for. The past year has been crazy busy for me with applying for and getting into University, working 24 hours a week up until the middle of August and of course finally finishing college! Blogging unfortunately was pushed aside and admittedly I did draft a lot of posts but I really felt distanced from the content I used to create and it just didn't feel right posting any of them, as I really started to question the kind of content I want to create here. 

So what am I saying goodbye to? Well for a start you may have noticed that I have changed the name of my blog. I created Emmihearts back in 2013 and initially it was 100% a beauty blog and talking about beauty products like some of my favourite Bloggers and Youtubers at the time, really got me through some of my worst years at college. However now in September 2016 I find myself starting a Press and Editorial Photography degree at Falmouth University, 7 hours away from home back in Sheffield, and my interests are very different. Blogging was amazing for me because it allowed me to really discover my passion for photography and also writing which admittedly I could get a lot better at. 

So welcome to Emily and Her Camera! I still don't know how I feel about the name so watch this space, but the focus of my content now is really simple. I will be posting my photography and writing to share what I'm loving, what I'm up to and any advice I have for you which will most likely be university and lifestyle focused. 

I will go into what I'm studying and how I'm settling in at uni in another post but for now I just wanted to update you all and share some photos that I took with my family on the day I moved into my uni accommodation and said goodbye to them. Being in Cornwall meant we could have a beach day before heading up to my accommodation and getting everything sorted. It was definitely one of those bitter sweet situations as a hard goodbye was looming over us. I am so close with my immediate family as I have one slightly older sister and we do not live very close to our other relatives. We have moved quite a lot since my childhood but I have never moved away from them. A lot of people have been puzzled by why I have moved so far away to do my degree but for me it was about giving myself the best opportunity possible, which I feel I have done by picking this course at this university. Saying goodbye for three months sucks like nothing else and I cried so much on my first night. But you've got to look at the positives and there are definitely plenty of those around .

I hope you are all well and have had an amazing summer!