Saturday, 14 January 2017

New Year...New Me? A Ramble From Me.

Hi guys. So; it's been a while. After a few weeks off from the wonderful world of blogging, I've decided to get back on it! Christmas was a pretty hectic time. I had a very busy time at work, lots of brand collabs and to top it all off, my best friend of 24 years got married! I unintentionally took time away from the blog (and even Instagram - I know WTF) for a week or so, and you know what; it felt good!

To not have to worry about taking outfit pictures or taking pictures in general was pretty nice. I didn't have to worry about the time of day it was (winter lighting issues are a bloggers nightmare), if I'd worn the same shirt last week, or if my picture had been taken at the wrong angle. It actually made me reevaluate a lot of things. Funnily enough, despite enjoying the break, it made me realise how much I loved having the blogging community to share not just my outfits, but life in general. 

I do earn a reasonable income from blogging, but with working full time too, I was beginning to wonder if I could manage both and still have a work/life balance. Having had this bloody awful chest infection for the past month or so, I kept thinking "Can I do this?", "Can I do it all?". It was just before New Year that I started to plan my goals for 2017. I'm not a massive resolution maker, but I'm all for planning ahead thinking of dreams and aspirations that I would love to reach and achieve in the year ahead. 

I realised that my life revolves around fashion. Even before blogging or working in fashion, it's just been everything. Not in a shallow way; but in an exciting and creative way. There's nothing better than creating looks and experimenting with different trends and styles and getting instant feedback from people who also love fashion. My blog let's me experience things I never dreamt I could experience. I've met the best people, and continue to meet people every day, whether at events, through work or just online and it really does make me happy. 

That being said (well done if you're still reading this ramble!) I have decided to really throw myself into blogging and I will post more on here I promise! I started this blog to get a job in the fashion industry, which I (unbelievably) achieved, so now it's time to enjoy! I've started a new look on my IG. More of a mood board feel. Gone are the themes or the monochrome and even planned pics. I'm going to share my life through my outfits. I'm not going to worry about likes or followers. I'm lucky enough to work with brands and earn money from it, and although I will always push myself; as a blogger I will be less hard on myself. I will try to enjoy every moment and stop comparing myself. 

So I suppose it will be a new me, and I know it will be hard to stop analysing every single thing I do on social media, I am 28 years old, so it's time to start believing in myself and my abilities and stop worrying about EVERYTHING. Now I'm feeling better (finally) I will start my detox and get exercising again and generally get healthier, which always help my anxiety. Women are powerful creatures, I see that every day, and I am proud to be one - here's to 2017!

Coat - Mango (similar here) // Jeans: Asos // Shoes: Asos // Bag: Radley

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