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BLOGGING REGRETS

I’m quickly approaching four years of blogging, and to some, this may seem like a short period of time, to me it’s felt like a lifetime. I’ve done a lot, my blog has grown a lot and I’ve changed a lot over the course of these years. There’s a lot I regret though, and there’s tonnes that I wish that I’d done sooner, so I’m going to air my laundry, and tell you about them. Read more

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BLOGGING IS STILL ALIVE AND THRIVING

We see bloggers all over the place talking about: Is blogging dying? Should we all be giving up our years of hard work, and try to make it on YouTube? And to that I say, er, no. From what I can see, blogging is still alive and doing well – some of us may be stuck at a cross roads trying to figure out our happy middle (I surely am), and some of us may just be taking a step back whilst others flourish. But it’s definitely not dead, and I’m here to say why.

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IT’S OKAY NOT TO LOVE EVERY PART OF YOURSELF

Looking in the mirror is something we all do every day, I’d say for a substantial amount of time too. Whether it’s picking at a fresh spot, looking at your damp hair as you blow dry it, or taking a thousand selfies to post to insta, we all do it. Whilst looking in the mirror, you may notice that you’re not overly keen on your chunky thighs or your double chin is looking extra double today, and it might make you think, “I don’t really like that part of myself.” – most people would tell you to chin up (no pun intended), and to learn to love yourself as a whole. I’m telling you the opposite.

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SLOWING DOWN, TAKING TIME OUT AND RELAXING

This time of year is always very difficult for me. I find myself getting into a bit of a slump – this is my own doing since I have it drilled into my head that Spring/Summer should be magical, filled with things to do every weekend and the weather should be amazing. Obviously I live in Great Britain, it’s always less than 20 degrees unless we have a “heat wave” and the city I live in isn’t exactly brimming with things to do, which can be quite hard to accept. Read more

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SAYING NO TO BEAUTY STANDARDS

Or more specifically, saying no to beauty standards set by bloggers. I get it, I’m a blogger, I understand that when we get sent things in the post or when a company reaches out to us with a pitch that makes the reader feel good about themselves – by changing this and that about themselves it’s a tempting feat. Because us “setting” these standards, is somewhat accidental. I’ve written posts with the intent of making my readers feel good about themselves, by offering tips of things that they can do to change. I’m guilty as charged – but I understand how you feel reader. So, here’s to saying no. Read more

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FINDING HAPPINESS IN MY EVERY DAY LIFE

I’ve spoken earlier on this month on how Instagram affected my every day life, but I didn’t touch on how I feel about my every day life. With social media being at its peak, everyone is posting and everyone is browsing, it’s easy to find yourself wrapped up in a wormhole of “I wish that was my life,” but I think it’s just as easy to find happiness in your own life, and your own every day routine.
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ON MAKING THE MOST OF THE UNEXPECTED

I’m the kind of person who always has a plan in my mind, I like things to go exactly as I’ve envisioned them going and I love to have every step laid out. Of course, when the unexpected comes into play, my plans are ruined and it will destroy my mood for the day. Well, it used to anyway. A lot has gone on over the past twelve or so months that I’d say weren’t in my plans. A lot of big events for me were unexpected whether they’ve been good or bad. I’ve been learning to embrace it.
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