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Where Have I Been and What Have I Been Up To..?? Plans for 2018

Hey Guys, Welcome back to another blog post. Now I haven’t posted anything personal on here for a while. I have done a few reviews on books and products but I haven’t really been that active on social media in general for a few months.

I have definitely noticed a lack of interaction and engagement across all my socials now that I am back but that is to be expected given my quite lengthy absence. When you are away it is definitely very apparent who is genuinely interested in your well being and who isn’t. That goes for social media as well as out in the real world. 

So where have I been?

So, what has been going on with me?? Well, I got lost in a job I was not happy in, working 6 day weeks sometimes and by the time I got home I just had no motivation or energy to do anything. I was struggling a lot with my mood and it had an effect on my weight and drive to connect with people was lost. The only people I saw or really spoke to outside work were my family and my best friend. I knew that that was not healthy and wasn’t the best way to deal with the problems I was having but the old me took over and i just stayed in denial about everything.

As i stressed about work and being generally unhappy with my increasing weight and life in general I lost interested in everything I loved doing, reading, blogging, makeup, general everyday litte things. 

I started doing a level 3 diploma in Makeup Artistry and i felt a bit happier. I met some awesome women and we had such a fun time on the course, however I was still unhappy in most other aspects of my life.

In October I lost my job, which I thought would be the worst thing to happen but it turned out to be the best thing. A few weeks after I lost my job I joined Slimming world and decided that I would spend more time on myself, get back in to blogging, crafting and reading and try to start enjoying life again. 

What have i got planned for 2018?

I am so pleased to say that as of Saturday 13th January I have lost 3 Stone!! .. In 11 weeks I have made more progress than I have done in the past 2 years and I am really proud of myself. It is not all plain sailing. I am struggling to find work as a Makeup Artist, which is what I want to do full time. I am struggling to find work in general. It is so frustrating because I know I have the drive and passion, I just need a chance to showcase what I have. 

In 2018 I really want to be more consistent with my blog, my new YouTube Channel and my socials as I do really enjoy chatting to new people, engaging in conversations with people from different areas, and with people who have different types of blogs. I will also be focusing more on mental health blog posts, as well as beauty and more lifestyle how to’s rather than just reviews. 

I am going to spend time trying to build my portfolio of makeup looks. It is difficult to stand out on social media with such a small following but I am going to push myself and try my best. Whilst I try and build my socials etc I will still be trying to look for more customer service and admin work until that takes off. I know that that may seem like a backwards way of working but seriously, being unemployed is killing me and at the moment and I need something to sustain me financially whilst I build my makeup portfolio if that makes sense?

I also need to work on my mental health. I am still on medication, which levels me out but I would like to try and come off them this year. I think as I lose more weight, get more confidence and practice self care that will happen. 

At the end of October, beginning of November I started my own Youtube Channel and as of today I have 92 Subscribers, which may not seem like a lot but it is a huge thing for me. Putting myself out there is a big thing for me but to do on through videos, sitting in front of a camera is just MASSIVE. If any of you would be interested in following my weight loss journey, mixed in with some beauty stuff then please had over and subscribe. I will also be doing more videos around Mental Health. I received a pack from Time To Change recently and will be doing another post on the Time To Talk Campaign so keep your eyes peeled for that.

So that is my life update… What are your goals for 2018? 

I would love to hear from you guys. Let’s get a discussion going 🙂

Until next time Be Kind Be Happy and Stay True to You

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And the ride continues….

7.45  Saturday morning my alarm goes off. For the first time in a while I am looking forward to getting on those scales. I have been ill so not eaten a lot some days but I know I have done well most of the week. I get on the scales…1lb on!! WTF!!!!!!! I was so annoyed and confused.

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It’s only 1lb  I thought so no big deal I can pull it back next week. But I only started thinking like that once I had calmed down a bit. It is so easy to let the negative creep in. It is always going to be there waiting for that crack in your armour so it can worm it’s way in. Once you let it in and the negativity seed is planted it is like those annoying weeds you find in your garden that are just stubborn little twats and won’t go away. Well… not until you get to the roots and dig it out or kill it at the roots.

…..errrm… anyway .. enough plant talk. All I am saying is that I know my journey won’t be easy. I will have good days and bad days. Good weeks and bad weeks but at the end of the day I am doing this for me . I might get there slowly but I will get there. Fighting to stay positive, appreciating what I have, enjoying that I get a chance to try new fun foods from the recipes I get each week and taking in all the advice given by my leader.

Some times we feel like giving up but we all know that they are just bad days. Brush yourself off and get back on the horse! If you want something bad enough you will go through the hard times and the crappy feelings to get there because those bad feelings won’t stick around for long.

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE POSITIVE VIBES PEOPLE!!!

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Keep the positive vibes going!!

Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You!!

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My Journey.. Just the beginning

I have spent the whole of my adult life struggling with my weight and I could use all the excuses in the book for not sorting myself out. At my lowest points dealing with my mental health I had no motivation, no self worth so I just couldn’t be bothered doing anything to help myself.

Recently I have really started to focus on myself a bit more and doing what I enjoy doing. I started writing this blog and reading  more. Got back in to my sketching , singing and just being creative and letting it all go. The only thing I was having trouble with was bringing the focus back to my health.

So I decided to bite the bullet and started Weight watchers last week and bring the focus back on me, no excuses.

1 week later and I have lost 7lbs! I feel amazing. I get weighted every Saturday and I can’t wait ti see what the next few months have in store for me

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Keep your eyes peeled.. I will be keeping you up to date with my progress as well as sharing more of my art.

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