‘Are You Friends With Zoella?!’ – Assumptions We’ve All Heard About Blogging..

Blogging Work Hard and Dream Big

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..

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Body Image – Am I Destined To Never Be Happy?

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?

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An Explanation For My Absence – Why I’ve Been Missing…

AndThenZen Baby Nephew Why I'm Missing

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..

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Here’s To A Confident And Proud And Inspired 2018..

2018 for And Then Zen Greek Island

How long will it take me to actually come to terms with the fact that it’s 2018?! Another year, completed and survived. There were so many parts of last year that seemed to really fly by, things that in no way feel like they actually only happened a few months ago, almost a total blur in fact! 2017 was a huge year of changes for me as a person, although it was only on reflection that I realised..

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Would You Rather? A Very Christmassy Special..

Would you rather? In my mind, this game always brings thoughts of drinking around a table, with friends, and asking each other embarrassing questions – and specifically aiming questions, knowing that they’ll have to drink, at your best friend! I rarely drink anymore now though, and it’s even rarer that I get to play games that are associated with drinking – tie that in with the fact that I love Christmas, and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play a ‘Very Christmassy Special of Would You Rather?’

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