There are a huge number of, mostly ridiculous, assumptions that come alongside the title of ‘blogger’ – thoughts of sheer laziness and days spent, lounging around in bed, drinking coffee and not doing much else, to free trips abroad with huge brands, being photographed on white sand beaches in the middle of The Maldives..
Influencers and bloggers have been on the rise for the last decade, and with that rise comes the stereotypical view of the lives that we lead, views enforced by a few too many people – from condescending grandparents, whose knowledge of the internet doesn’t even expand as far as their own Facebook password, to judgemental strangers, whose eye-rolls are so violent, they’re almost audible, enquiring “what exactly it is you do for a living”, to strange men on social media who insist on questioning your role in the world. Twitter provided me with a few assumptions that you wished people would stop making about the world of blogging, and I, for one, had a few giggles along the way..
The life of a sometimes-beauty-blogger is a difficult one – yet again, I am lusting over a ridiculous amount of new make-up, with so many recent high-end new releases that have all caught my attention. As always, I am fighting with myself over actually buying any of it. My days and nights have been spent scrolling through Beauty Bay, Boots and Superdrug, so much so that they have now found a new home on the ‘favourites’ bar on my phone, although I don’t know whether that’s something to be happy about or ashamed of..
I, for one, know all too well the struggle of coming to terms with your body image and weight.
Skinny is not a word that has ever been associated with me, not by anyone else, or by myself. I have always struggled with that, until I looked back at a photo of myself recently when I had lost a lot of weight and realised, I absolutely hated the way I looked.
If I hated the way I looked when I had lost weight, and I hate the way I look having put weight back on, what if I never found happiness with my body image?
I, for one, cannot believe it’s been nearly six weeks since my last post. Things have been pretty hectic around here for three months or so, and I have been struggling to juggle it all, and so, blogging has taken a back seat in life for a bit. I wanted to update you on everything that’s happened in the last three months and why I’ve been pretty hit and miss since then, why it’s all been a bit crazy around my ways, and why I want to get back into blogging, if not right now, then very soon, because I miss it and I miss you all..