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  • Monday Motivation – Be Proud of Who You Are

    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.

    e7028a649e7d4bb13263c860ce19bbf0If 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






    1. November 14, 2016 / 7:13 am

      Love this post Fi, it’s perfect motivation for a Monday morning! (I miss One Direction too!) x
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        November 16, 2016 / 6:22 am

        They were the best ha ha xx

    2. November 14, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      Awww this is lovely. I always try to think positive but get down every now and then and this definitely helps to make me feel more positive.

    3. November 16, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Brilliant post, life is definitely too short. Dr Seuss definitely knew what he was talking about, a lot of my favourite quotes come from him x

    4. November 16, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      That last quote is one of my fav’s! I think it sums up life so perfectly. We never know when it’s going to be over so enjoy while you can! I’d love to meet up for a glass of wine with you one day lovely! Thank you for sharing your quotes & motivation with us at #candidcuddles x
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    5. November 18, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Love this! And love that quote about a life of oh wells, I read that when I was first debating taking redundancy from my office job, and starting up my blog, and I found it really inspiring! I’m working on not saving things ‘for best’ as well, surely it’s best to just enjoy them now! x #CandidCuddles
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