Monday 31 July 2017

Thank You For Your Time


I'm a little surprised to find myself writing this post and in all honesty, I'm not a hundred percent sure what to say. You are probably aware that earlier this year I decided to take a break from blogging in order to focus on my studies until my a level exams were over. I followed that announcement by asking you to complete a survey on how I could improve my blog, earlier this month. However recently I read a book that I would highly recommend called "The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k" by Sarah Knight and the book has changed my perspective on so many things, I feel lighter and clearer minded. I feel happier and more comfortable in myself and above all, I feel ready to move forward with my life.

The next few months are very exciting and slightly frightening for me. I will be moving away with my girlfriend, Starting a whole new adventure at university and working towards my future, I have discovered minimalism and veganism and I feel like I'm starting to get a sense of understanding regarding my own values and passions. Initially I was really excited to share this journey of learning and creativity with you guys and I thought it would be a fresh chapter for my blog. But then I thought ... is this what I still want ? First it was just a thought at the back of my mind and slowly I felt a need to voice it and eventually I came to the conclusion that is time to say goodbye for good to Don'tBurstMyBubble. I have been blogging for the last three years of my life and I have loved every minute of it and I appreciate the support I have been given from readers old and new. When I started blogging, I was actually quite lonely. I didn't have many friends, I didn't have very much self awareness or any passions and blogging has really helped me learn so much about myself.

When I was starting to seriously consider stopping blogging , I discussed the matter with my mum ( where else do you go when you don't have a clue ? ) and she told me something that I think is very important, " Some things have a purpose when you start doing them, but it's ok to stop when they have served their purpose" . This rang true with me, blogging has helped my become so much happier and more confident in expressing myself  but now I really feel like I'm on the path into a good place and i feel ready to just enjoy my life. So maybe it's time to let go.

So. thank you for your time. I am so, incredibly grateful for every minute you have spent reading or commenting on this blog and I hope that I've made you smile once or twice.

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

P.s. It's been a pleasure.

Monday 3 July 2017

Don't Burst My Bubble Survey | Summer 2017

Hello !

I've finished my exams and I am so happy to be writing again. I am really looking forward to sharing all my new ideas with and catching up on everything that has been going on in your lives . I am planning to take July as a months holiday now that my exams have finished and then on August 1st I will be back with new posts twice a week .

Until then I would really appreciate if you could find the time to answer this short survey. It just 10 multiple choice questions about what content you'd like to see coming up on Don't Burst My Bubble this summer. You can find the survey here :

Thank you in advance !

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Monday 27 February 2017

I'm On A Break !

Hello Lovely People,

I just want to start by saying that you're all the most wonderful people and I love you all to pieces and thank you for creating this lovely little blogging community.

Some of you may know that I'm an A-level student and in June this year I will be sitting the exams that determine whether I will get into university. I struggle with college work a lot, from understanding the work to having the motivation and focus required to sit down and do it. So, I hope you understand why I've made the decision to take a break from blogging. I have put in a lot of thought and consideration to this decision and decided that I will stop blogging ( and unfortunately won't have enough time to visit your lovely blogs either ) from today until the end of July. My exams finish on the 29th of June however I would like to take the month of July to spend some quality time with my girlfriend and learn who I am without the stress of exams and college and find out who I want to be now .

I will be continuing with yoga and part of me really would like to still share my yoga journey with you guys but I appreciate you're all very busy and as I won't have time to visit your blogs and considering I will not be posting my normal posts I thought I would leave this decision up to you. If you would still like me to post short weekly yoga updates then let me know in the comments ! I would love to continue them because I do them for myself and my own motivation as much as anything else but if nobody is interested then I will keep track of my progress in a personal diary.

I hope you all understand why I'm doing this. I feel that for the next four months I need to put all my energy into fighting this last fight and passing my exams. I will be purely focusing on my health and fitness and studying ( I feel the two things tie together ) and I will be removing all social media apps that distract me from my phone. Now is the time for focus.

I will be back on August 1st and ready to introduce a hopefully fresh and happy me who will be about to start a whole new adventure and I really hope you will all be their to join me !

I love you all lots and lots !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Love, Marianne xxx

Tuesday 14 February 2017

The Person You Really Need To Marry

Hello, lovely people !

Happy Valentine Day! I know some people are cynical of valentines day but I think a day specifically dedicated to have nice it is to show love to everyone is a lovely idea. However I wanted to share something a little different this Valentines day, for those in relationships or single or anything in between.

Now, if you've been around for a while then you'll know how important I think self-love is. Looking after yourself and creating a healthy, happy you is the best thing you can do for both yourself and everybody else because to love somebody in the way that they need, you first need to love yourself.
I learnt everything I know about self-love on the wonderful blog Rainbow-Rose Blossom
So if self love is something that you'd like to apply to your life ( and I really recommend you do ) then please have a little read over at Rainbow's blog. You won't regret it, I promise !

A few months a go, I watched a video and it really affected my life in a positive way. This video was  a Ted Talk discussing "The Person You Really Need To Marry" and I urge you to watch this video because I just don't want any of you to miss out of the change this could make to your life.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the video! I'd also love to hear if there are any inspirational or interesting ted talks that you recommend because I'd love to see them !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx