Morning my loves!
I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. I’ve had a great one as I went to my very first blogging conference, Blogfest 16! It was so good and very inspiring, but I will be writing about all that in a separate post. As always on a Monday, this is my little space for some motivation for me and for you guys, to get the week started on a positive note.
I came across the following quote on one of my many Pinterest browses; I can literally spend hours on there! I loved this; although it’s clearly more lengthy than your average quote, I love what it says as I feel like it really sums me up!
I like to hope I am a bit unique. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I am very honest and open about how I feel and what I experience. It wouldn’t occur to me not to lay my soul bare really. I can’t really explain why, that’s just how I am. And I’ve been told that I am very much like this “in real life”. I remember one of my best friends say to me they’d never met anyone like me in the sense I am so blatantly honest about my feelings; if I am close to someone or I feel I can speak to someone or open to them, I have no fear of being honest and expressing how I feel. That’s just how I am. Most of the time it wouldn’t occur to me not to be like this.
I am also a bit wild. A bit crazy. A secret party animal (well, before the days of not being able to cope with hangovers!). I don’t quite know if I come across as a good girl on my blog; probably not – I swear like a trooper, I like the occasional (!) glass of prosecco, and some of you may have come across my feistiness when it comes to things I feel passionately about; I sometimes struggle to hold back. I’ve also been told that my innocent face is totally given away by my filthy laugh and cheeky glint in my eye! But I like that side of myself; naughty but nice. I’m not a bitch, I’m a nice girl, I’m loyal and friendly. And I like to surprise people.
If you ask me, Dr Seuss is talking some serious sense here! I am such a strong believer in the fact that life is short! You can’t take it with you. I think in some ways my husband hates that I live by this attitude as it means I can easily justify myself that pair of shoes I want, or that glass of wine that I fancy. I truly just feel you don’t know when your time might be up, so just do what makes you happy. I’m not an idiot; obviously everything in moderation and within reason – I’m not advocating getting tanked up on gin every day (every other day is entirely acceptable however!!) or splashing out on Jimmy Choos when you can’t afford it. But the attitude I do have is do what makes you happy. I can be a bit rebellious at times; for example when I got my tattoos my husband was livid. He hates tattoos, as many people do, and didn’t want me to get them. But I knew it was something I wanted to do, it wasn’t hurting anyone and I never want to look back and think “oh I wish I’d done that”. As I often say it’s better to have a life of Oh Wells than a life of What Ifs (and I LOVE my tattoos, which to me is all that matters). This kind of links back to last weeks post. So if you love someone, tell them, if you want that slice of cake, have it. Life is short, enjoy it! If you’re crazy, own it, if you wear your heart on your sleeve like I do, be proud to do so. Embrace life, chaos and all, and embrace yourself. Each of us has something about ourselves that makes us one of a kind – to the tune of my beloved One Direction (yes, really – I love them, and quite frankly miss their genius pop icon status) that’s what makes you beautiful.
Happy Monday Beauts