Finding myself and doing what makes me happy.
By the summer of 2016, I was sluggish, tired, anxious and very unhappy. I knew that in order to get myself back, I would need to make a drastic change, changes to my physical and mental health as well as my general lifestyle. I work from home, so being alone most of the time and under the immense pressures of work, plus doing a lot of sitting were effecting my mood, energy levels and motivation. Everyday after work, I would open up YouTube and stare at videos by the likes of Lydia Elise Millen, Alix, from I COVET THEE and Suzie from Hello October, dreaming of the day that I would once again have the time and of course, the energy, to embrace my creativity and start blogging again.
Slimming world wasn’t enough for me
First, I needed to get back into my big girl jeans and get cracking conquering the world, unfortunately by this point, my big girl jeans were about 3 sizes too small, this was when I realised I had a problem, a big, fat, problem! Others had told me of a magical weight loss club, ‘slimming world’, where Barbara’s new and improved Curry Loaf recipe, was always a topic of conversation or learning the subtle art of finding happiness for Sarah, who, after having two takeaways that week, still managed to lose 3lbs. For a few months, I embraced my Slimming world Journey and whilst swapping recipe ideas with a fantastic group of people and proudly losing half a stone, I wasn’t excited by food anymore and all of the Pasta, Aspartame and Frylight that I was consuming, was making me feel even worse. At the start of this year, I overhauled my eating habits and began consuming a high protein, wholefoods diet. I drink 3 litres of water, everyday and I now workout at the gym, three to four days a week. I recently stopped drinking alcohol, It was effecting my weight and general health but also my mind. Before the new year, I was consuming far too many units, which severely effected the state of my mental health and in some instances brought on horrible panic attacks and sleep paralysis. Since changing my lifestyle I feel happier, healthier and ready to make my mark within an industry I have dreamt of being a part of, for most of my adult life.
Sharing my journey with you.
With my degree in Fashion Communication and Promotion, in hand, I was ready to make my mark, believing that soon enough, I would be front row at London Fashion week, writing and taking beautiful photos of the sisters Hadid. But since graduating, my MacBook was sold, to pay bills when we struggled, my camera gathered dust, in a corner and my studio lights, only made an appearance when I needed better visibility to pluck my brows. I settled into a job that leaves me feeling empty, but at the same time well fed. Its not all doom and gloom though, aside from feeling unfulfilled at work, my home life is truly wonderful. I live in a beautiful house, in a lovely part of Nottingham, I have a perfect little Family, with the most loving and kind hearted man and a small white dog, who simply and accurately believes that in order to be happy you only need a fire, a blanket, a big red ball and lots of cuddles.
This is where you come in, you, my captivated reader.
I want to share my life with you, I want to talk Fashion, beauty, health, the ups of life and the downs, all of the best bits and the bits in-between.
My opinions are my own
I am excited to share aspects of my life with you, my aim is to create a space where you can come to look at beautiful content, with honest and personal reviews of my favourite products. I will cover everything in my blog from Makeup to Mental Health. I would really love your input and I would be interested to know what type of content you would like to see here.
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