Monday, 14 August 2017

Take a Break.

No, this is not an ad for KitKat (however if KitKat did want to sponsor, I would be 100% game). You may have noticed recently my blog posts have been a little sparse lately. Why? Because I gave myself a break, and much to my surprise, the world did not end.

I was feeling uninspired, my imagination seemed to be failing me. For a creative person who can't get out of her own head, I felt as though I'd lost myself when my mind became empty.

At first, I found myself feeling down, and napping a little too often (odd, but there may be a post on this coming soon). Which developed into feeling sad, and having nothing to write about. My mind was blank, and my body felt tired, and in turn, I felt guilty, for not posting on my blog. Although my blog earns me no money, I still want it to be a successful place which fills me with pride. How was I going to get anything out of it, when I felt unable to put anything into it?

Then I decided, to stop forcing it, mainly because there was nothing left to force. I stopped allowing blogging to be my main concern and started looking for my happiness, and following my need to rest.

I took naps, a lot of them. I started reading again. I worked at my job, where I began allowing myself to enjoy it, I laughed at podcasts, I crocheted and watched Netflix. And my little space on the internet has not moved. It has just sat waiting for me.

I, however, feel like a new person. That motivation I was looking for has found me, and I'm excited to pick up where I left off, well, somewhere near there, where the grass is slightly greener.

I've learnt the importance of listening to your body, and that ultimately, you'll become a better version of yourself if you allow yourself the time that you need to just be.

Both mentally and creatively I feel the break has flipped my attitude and allowed me to refuel. I am no longer running on empty and once again feel as though I can, and want to create content I am proud of, be productive, and feel content within myself.

Sometimes it's nice to sit back while the world turn, and there's something in the stillness of the spinning creates the spark you forgot you had.

The Outfit Details:
Playsuit (underneath shirt): ASOS (old, similar here)
Necklace: Warehouse (old, similar here)
Shoes: Next (old)
Hat: River Island (old, similar here)
Watch: Olivia Burton (similar here)
Earrings: Whistles (similar here)

I'd love to hear what you think of this outfit! I struggled with what to style the shirt dress with, but I think the simple black playsuit underneath worked, and the hat adds an effortless finishing touch!

I hope this post was a reminder to take the break you need! I can't wait to get back into the swing of blogging if you don't already follow me on bloglovin' make sure you do to keep up to date.

Chloe x


Sunday, 6 August 2017

July Favourites.

Alas, I actually have a new video up on my Youtube Channel, and being a spontaneous favourites video, I, of course, missed out some thing which I really wanted to talk about so here are three more of my July Favourites:

The Debrief Podcast - I actually decided to film a favourites video with the main intention of speaking about this Podcast, I then typically forgot to speak about it. I love everything about this podcast, Tessa and Stevie are hilarious - I've had a fair amount of strange looks for laughing on public transport whilst listening to this. The topics are also relatable and interesting, and so are Tessa and Stevie, plus they give some pretty good advice too. Very much feels like you have some of your pals chatting in your ear, having a great time whilst you all try to get your lives together. Would strongly recommend.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur - I have found myself reaching for Milk and Honey a lot this month when looking for a quick for words or reassurance or understanding. I'm sure you've all read (or at least heard of) Milk and Honey so I won't go on about it too much. But this collecction of poetry is just something special and very real.

Whistles Coin Purse - I have swapped in my ordinary purse, for a little coin purse. I mainly bought it so I'd have something to fit in the little handbag which I talk about in my monthly favourites video (below), and I have converted to using it all the time. It means I carry less crap in my purse - I had some many cards which never used left the slot in my purse, now they stay at home (or in the bin where they belong). It will fit in any bag, and I like the sleek design. I'm definitely enjoying have simplified things in the purse department.

And as you can see from the tease of a photograph, these are not my only favourites from the month, I wanted to keep this post short and sweet but there are many more lovely things included in this video, enjoy x


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