All posts filed under: Advice

A Daily Struggle: ‘But what will they think?!’

Last week I posted a picture on my Instagram stories with a poll. I wasn’t having a good day and I felt I was a bit lost with what I was doing with my life and I asked if anyone ever felt the same, and it got 20+ responses for ‘Yes‘. It got me thinking. How much of your life do you spend ( waste ) worrying about other people’s opinion on your life? Honestly, I probably spend the majority of mine. Any decision I make or idea I have always comes with another thought; ‘But what will they think?‘. Social media obviously has a massive role to play in this but even outside of it there is so much judgement. I don’t know about you, but I feel very pressured to have the right job, wear the right clothes or have an amazing house etc etc. All the things that you think will make people proud of you or admire you. Should it matter if someone makes £15k a year or if someone makes …

Why Instagram is killing my blog.

As a ‘blogger’, I rely heavily on my Instagram to help drive more traffic to my blog. However, over the last few weeks I have observed many different opinions on Instagram’s famous new algorithm. I don’t like to say it out loud, but the recent Instagram update may be killing bloggers rather than growing them. Since Instagram changed their ‘Algorithm’ I have noticed a dramatic change in what I can see on my feed. Nothing is in order & I’m seeing posts ‘recommended’ for me. I follow people of a reason, I want to see their pictures. But all I see is an out of order timeline mixed with accounts that I might like. I am completely missing out on some accounts posting and it makes me wonder how many accounts that follow me are the same. I have just short of 1000 followers on Instagram right now and I am lucky if I manage to get 100 likes on each picture. My insights say I get plenty impressions but why is that not showing …

5 Post Surgery Life Lessons

For the past 8+ days I have been recovering from a laparoscopy and I’m still not fit for work yet. Basically, it’s a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to view your abdomen, womb, cervix, ovaries etc without making large incisions. If you read my previous blog post about Endometriosis you will already have a rough idea about whats been going on. If not, I had the procedure to basically check that my cervix and ovaries where working properly. The symptoms I have point in the direction of Endometriosis, but the surgery found a 4cm cyst on my right ovary. Some people really cringe out when you talk about periods and everything related but I never understand why. If we didn’t have them then we wouldn’t be able to provide you guys with cute babies. So, deal with it. Period (such a comedian!). Unfortunately, my cyst hasn’t been removed yet and I need to go back to my consultant (which means I probably need to do all this again!). Since having 2 holes in my stomach I …

“I can’t be a Blogger!”

Let me guess, you’ve always thought about starting a blog, but your too concerned about what other people think or you don’t even know what to blog about. Everyone that has a blog started off thinking the same things (me especially). I actually started my blog a few years ago but I didn’t tell ANYONE about it. I would write a post and would get 0 views because I was so scared about what others may think. Like many others, I follow a lot of full-time professional bloggers on Instagram & Twitter. I couldn’t have admired what they done more and I was desperate to be like them. And one day, I thought, why not? There is a million reasons why you SHOULD start a blog, but I don’t really have time for that so here is my top 5: It’s so easy my dog could do it. I always thought it was super hard to have a blog. I thought you had to be a wiz-kid at creating websites and use computing codes. But, …

Flying the Nest

Good Evening folks! Over the last few weeks I have spoken to people who have recently moved out from their parents home and ventured into the world, alone. It wasn’t until then that I realised how many of us secretly struggle to deal with the change, so I decided to tell you guys how it affected me. You never know, I might make someone feel a little bit better! Its just short of 18 months since I flew the nest and went solo with Ross. We were extremely lucky that instead of having to rent for a few years we could go ahead and mortgage our own property. At 21, it’s not a common occurrence and you don’t realise how much of a big commitment it is until you’re signing on the dotted line to say your liable for thousands of pounds. We had wanted to get our own place for some time but our engagement in December 2015 hurried things along slightly. Applying for a mortgage has to be THE MOST stressful thing I’ve …