Thursday, 19 January 2017

"LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION"


I'm probably not alone in feeling as though my life isn't moving forward in any way. The weeks seem to fly by, and I feel like I'm doing the same things over and over and not achieving what I want to achieve. Social media is the devil when it comes to comparing yourself to others, because the blogosphere is so saturated with amazing creators that you somehow feel like you'll never be as good as them. Sometimes I think to myself that I should just quit blogging because 'what's the point in spending time making content when nobody really sees/reads it?' But then on the other hand, I absolutely love doing it, getting to share my passions and putting all the different elements of a post together. For me, the numbers don't even matter because I enjoy doing it regardless of who reads it, and I get so so excited when I do see that people have spent the time to take a look. However, I feel as though social media can trick you into thinking that the numbers and views are important, which is disheartening when you start to actually believe that, and realise that you're so far behind everyone else. But then I remind myself why I even started this blog.




I first started this blog because I absolutely love all things fashion, beauty and travel. I had been reading other blogs for years and years before I finally started my own, and felt so inspired by this amazing platform that allowed you to express your passions in any way that you like...for free! Having your own little personal space to talk about anything you like, whenever you like and however you like is an amazing thing, and that's why I first started my blog, and I need to keep remembering that. I love the thought of inspiring others in the way that a lot of other bloggers inspire me, through outfits, reviews and travel diaries.



No I don't have any designer items in my wardrobe, even though I absolutely adore some luxury brands and swoon over many handbags and shoes that I can't afford. I don't have much money, and only have enough each month to pay my rent, buy food, (maybe a couple of new clothing items because I can't resist) and that's about it. But thats okay, because it gives me something to work and strive towards. I need to stop focussing on what I want my life to be like, and enjoy the journey. I've already travelled to some amazing destinations around the world, completed a degree, recently moved to London and I'm healthy, happy and have amazing family, friends and boyfriend around me. It's time to stop 'sweating the small stuff' and enjoy life for what it is.



I work full-time and spend most of my spare evenings and days off blogging - because I enjoy it and want to! I take all of my blog photos myself (yes, I'm one of those girls that poses in front of a tripod whilst people walk past laughing and thinking 'what the hell is she doing?') but it's so satisfying when a blog post comes together and I can look at it and think 'yay, I made that myself'. That's what it should be about; loving what you do, creating content that you love and being proud of yourself. I need to stop and remember how much I have actually achieved by the age of 22, and be proud of myself. Life is a journey and one that should be enjoyed, and eventually hard work will pay off and I'll get to where I want to be - because nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. But for now I'm just grateful for the amazing people in my life, my health and happiness. It's always going to be hard not to compare yourself to other people that are 10 steps in front of you, but as long as you've got that goal in mind then it's achievable. Slow and steady wins the race!

Shop the outfit:
Coat: ZARA
Shirt: ASOS 
Jeans: TOPSHOP
Boots: NINE WEST
Bag: ZARA
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