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A Fresh Start, A Fresh Blog

May 3, 2017

So, I’m sitting here at our kitchen table, with a cup of tea and a head full of ideas. It’s been four months since my last blog post. I’ve thought about writing a post nearly every day but just wasn’t really sure what I wanted to write about and didn’t want to come back with a simple fashion post after so long. It’s not a case that I’ve really been anywhere, but starting a new job just before Christmas and moving house in March has just taken all my time. I don’t really want to make excuses, but I just feel like I needed to take some time out to see where I wanted to take my blog and what content I really wanted to post on here.

Do What You Love

Ultimately, it’s what I enjoy and love most which should appear in this little corner, after all, when you’re passionate about something, it will always shine through without having to put in undue and unnecessary effort. So, going forward, I refuse to compare myself – and this blog – with what others are doing and limit the pressure I put on myself to post. This has, and no doubt always will be, a lovely little hobby of mine. I love to write and I love to create. I’m no photographer but I love taking pictures, and I will always love fashion, fabric and nice things.

I feel then, that this is what my blog should be about – what books I’ve bought recently and really enjoyed, the new fashion items that are hanging in my wardrobe, a new gluten-free recipe for chocolate cake or my favourite car boot finds of the month, a lovely little cafe I’ve stumbled across and the pieces of old furniture I’ve found and restored – these are the things – and more – that make me so wonderfully happy, and are the things that I want to share. Having a little spot on the internet, whether it’s read by 100 people or by 10, is really such a lovely thing as it’s yours to do and share with as you wish.

Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

I often think that when you stop looking at what others are doing and focus on your own goals, is when wonderful things can often happen – we are so enthralled and controlled by what others are doing, whether it’s at work, in our circle of friends or even in the blogging community, that we lose sight of what it is we really want. What somebody else is doing will not necessarily make you happy – even if you think it will.

After a bit of a shit year last year, it changed my outlook on blogging, and while I’ve continued to post videos, it left me a little lost as to where I wanted to sit and what I wanted to achieve in the world of blogging. Now, after months of contemplation, I feel as though I know and bursting with ideas, I can’t wait to start creating content again.

I hope you’ll join me for the ride – I can’t promise you it’ll be exciting, but it will be a good’un, of that I’m sure.

 

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