How’s it going? I know I haven’t been as consistent with the blog lately and honestly, this time around unlike my first blog break, it was majorly because I kept procrastinating writing a post and then eventually just couldn’t decide which of my many drafts to start with.
I finally decided to just ease back into blogging again with an update, life lately post and also share a few highlights of my month. It’s been so long that I actually sat down to take stock of my Month, I’ve basically just been winging life out here.
The previous month, I couldn’t think of a single thing that gassed me up enough or made me happy asides from being thankful for life, but this past month took a turn for the better.
For one, I finally rounded up my housemanship year!
I already talked about rounding up my housemanship year and plans moving forward on the blog here. It’s been about a month now and I’m still soaking in all the freedom. Getting out of that 12 – 12 life was definitely one of my best parts of September.
Got selected for the GTBank fashion weekend.
If you follow me on Instagram (Go follow me! I’m @cassiedaves), you probably already know this. I shared snippets of the GTBank Fashion weekend model casting on my instastory and then later announced that I was going to be walking the runway for the fashion weekend early next month.
Attending the model casting was one of those “let me just go do this” type of decisions. I have long accepted that my modeling years are behind me, but I figured that with my new found freedom, I might as well do something I enjoy.
Modeling started this whole fashion thing for me, and although I don’t do it actively anymore, it will always be one of my first loves.
I’m excited about all the content I would be curating for you guys from my GTBank fashion weekend experience. Just like the event last year, the model casting was super organized and well done (way better than any casting I’ve attended in all my modeling years) and I can already tell that it would be a fun experience for me. As usual, I will be sharing lots of behind the scene and also be giving away a few shopping cards to be spent at the fashion weekend so go follow me on Instagram to stay up to date!
I put together a little vlog of my day and the GTBank Fashion weekend model casting up on youtube and you can either watch it above or right here. It’s my very first video and first time editing one, so please subscribe and let me know your thoughts on my first vlog.
Went on my first large group travel
If you can count eight people as a large group, well yes! I already blogged about my road trip to Osun state to conquer the Erin Ijesha waterfalls here but what I didn’t talk about in that post was how good the trip made me feel.
It might just be me being my usual emotional mushy self but there’s just something about being a part of something bigger than just you – connecting with people, and being welcomed into their circle.
For me, it’s a priceless feeling. Erin Ijesha was way more than just the whole road trip thrill and striking something off my travel bucket list, it was also the bonding, the making of new friends and the sharing of new experiences.
Made my first six digits from blogging.
Ah, what can I say? I’ve been blogging consistently for four years now and I think it’s about time! haha. Jokes asides though, this year started out super slow for me “blogging wise” thanks to my housemanship. I took my first over a month break from the blog and somewhere along the way, also lost my blogging mojo.
All that coupled with the fact that working with brands in Nigeria as a blogger can be quite frustrating as a lot of them never have budgets for blogger collaborations, I generally wasn’t so focused on working with brands but these past few months God came through for me and I made my first six digits from a single blog collaboration.
The lesson learned from this was to just keep doing the work regardless, focus on yourself and improving your skill and everything good will eventually come.
Got My Second Blog Award.
Well, this actually happened late August but I didn’t get to find out until September and only just finally received the award the other day. I honestly didn’t think I was going to get this award as I didn’t put it out for people to vote for me, so it came as a pleasant surprise.
If you nominated and voted for me to win this, you can have all my money! Thank you so much! Check out my first blog award here.
So what does life lately look like for me?
Making: Well, lots and lots of trips to gelato heaven – Hans and Rene with me constantly complaining about how broke it is making me. It’s a very unhealthy relationship I have with Hans and Rene
Reading: More and more African literature! Following my post on jazz-hole Lagos and getting back my reading mojo, I’m glad to announce that it’s slowly coming back to me! I finished a book titled “Behold the dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue last night and prior to that, I read “Stay with me” by Ayobami Adebayo. Next up is Luvvie Ajayi’s – I’m judging you.
Excited: For fashion week! Both LFDW and of course, the GTBank fashion weekend. I hope that I’ll get to meet a lot of you guys soon!
Exploring: More of Lagos! I need my own car already though lol. Check out my Lagos living posts here.
Wishing: That I didn’t have to do this NYSC of a thing. Got my mobilization text this morning and it hit me that I just finished one year a slave, to get into another one. *sigh*
Working On: The 2018 blog planners!!! This year was literally the worst for me, I was so busy and couldn’t really handle the running of the 2017 blog planners fully. So I’m just really happy that I can be fully present for this one and can’t wait to share it with you guys! For now, I’m sharing snippets on my instastory so go follow me – @cassiedaves !
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ON THE BLOG LAST MONTH:
- Experiencing Ghana In 48 hrs – My Top 7 Things To Do In Accra.
- On Adulting, Rounding Up My Housemanship Year And Future Plans
- How To Sell Yourself In 1 Minute || The Creative Boss Guide to Crafting a Perfect Elevator Pitch
- Styling Mixed Prints For The Lux x Maju Party.
- My Road Trip From Lagos To Experience The Erin Ijesha Waterfall.
- Model Diary || Fragments Of Me For Fashion Brand – Moofa Designs