A PLACE TO BE PEACEFUL

I think all of us need a happy place – a place that offers that much needed level of escapism, a place to be peaceful and watch the world go by. Since living in the very centre of Manchester, I find it increasingly hard to switch off and create an atmosphere that isn’t hectic of work fueled. People tend to walk faster in cities, they run around more, find themselves shouting aloud at public transport, and not stopping enough to say thank you or let people past. Everyone basically seems in a hurry about life – hence why moving to London has never appealed to me…

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MISCELLANEOUS FAVOURITES

I thought I’d compile a little random list of things that have caught my attention this month – basically just anything that I’ve enjoyed, been frantically retweeting, or just generally eager to share with whoever will listen…

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A HAIR DIARY OF SORTS

Happy Sunday you wonderful bunch! I have FINALLY gotten round to filming a hair related video for you guys – It’s definitely been highly requested so I hope it covers all bases! I filmed a little trip to my usual hair salon, a mini bun tutorial, and a round up of all the haircare I use in-between…

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FREELANCING | THINGS I’VE LEARNT

I’ve been freelancing for just over twelve months now, and running this blog as my full time job for around half that time – with this in mind, I thought I’d curate my thoughts on some of the key things I’ve learnt so far. These don’t necessarily have to be relevant to just the blogging industry either, most of them will be relatable to freelancers of all kinds…

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LIFE UPDATES

I wanted to do a bit of a chatty informal post with not much of a structure in mind – mainly just to update you guys on where I’m at and have a good old fashioned natter. I feel as though I’m almost at a stage now where I’m content with my routine, and happy at the rate in which my life and content are growing. I’ve been working harder than ever before, but also learning to be less hard on myself and take breaks when it all gets a bit much…

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A SLEEPOVER IN THE COTSWOLDS | DISCOVER AVEDA

This week I got the chance to head to the Cotswold for an overnight stay with AVEDA – a brand that I have come to both love and respect over the last couple of years! The trip was a chance to get to know more about Aveda’s heritage, whilst also exploring Ayurveda and how it’s shaped the very foundations of the brands continued philosophy…

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MODERN LOVE

I got to thinking about relationships lately, and how vastly different dating/being in a relationship must be in comparison to when my parents were younger. There’s so many more reasons for people to feel under strain these days – modern life often encourages us to communicate via screens, and shun those real life experiences more and more frequently…

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HEADSPACE

I recently spent a full week in beautiful Wales, waking up to the sound of nature, fresh air, and nothing but greenery for as far as the eyes could see. No sirens, busy roads, or northern chanting in sight. I have to say, I didn’t realise how much I needed the break (both mentally and physically) until I actually unpacked, sat down on my new bed, and breathed a huge sigh of relief…

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A FEW THINGS

I got to thinking about what I want to accomplish this year and realised that most of the things were relatively normal/everyday things for the average person. Sometimes anxiety gets the better of me (no matter how hard I resist), and in turn, the most mundane tasks can become emotionally and physically exhausting. This doesn’t usually prevent me from achieving things, I’m very much a stubborn person who goes after what they want, but that’s not to say I don’t have a tough time getting there. I thought I’d curate a few things that have been on my mind lately, and share how any anxious thoughts have been affecting them…

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EARNING MY STRIPES

I’ve been feeling generally quite overwhelmed lately – my life took a drastic change in direction over the course of what felt like a mere heartbeat. When you suffer with anxiety, great opportunities can often feel daunting, even frightening, and this sometimes overrides the positive feelings of self accomplishment and excitement. I mentioned recently that I’ve just started to give blogging a shot full time – this wasn’t something that I ever imagined happening so soon, and I still don’t really feel like I’ve digested this new life change…

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