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Every day is a fresh start.

Sunday, 18 September 2016
Fresh starts are often associated with January 1st, the start of a new season, a new month, a new job, that kind of thing. But, I often forget that actually, each morning can mark the start of something new. If you want it to.

I'm sure we've all had those days, and those weeks, where nothing seems to go your way. You flop onto your bed at the end of the day feeling totally defeated, not really knowing where to go from here, or how you can possibly make things better.

And a lot of the time we carry these thoughts into the next day, dreading what's to come with no real motivation to change things. However...


Every day is a fresh start. It's a chance to learn, move forward and reinvent yourself. It's never too late to change the things in your life that aren't really working out, and to switch things up a bit instead of doing the same old, same old, and hoping for the best.

Each morning gives you a complete blank canvas. It gives you the chance to make each day into whatever you want. Wake up in a negative mindset, and your picture is going to be pretty bleak. Wake up positively, and who knows what you might just create.

WAKING UP IN THE MORNING IS A MOMENT FOR YOU TO CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE, AND THAT LOVES YOU BACK IN RETURN.



I'm so, so guilty of trying to hold on to situations, things & relationships with people because to me, they signify a type of comfort that I don't really want to let go of. But by doing this, I'm most of the time making myself stuck.

If you've read my blog for a little while, you might know that I'm a big believer in fate, and I'm really trying to put my trust in life a little more. To let things just unfold, and trust that whatever happens is for the best.

I'm a little huge over thinker most of the time, but some of the best decisions I've made in the past year or so, have been those when I've woken up in the morning, and decided that something needs to change, and just done it. I've realised that there are things that I've wanted, that I haven't tried to chase yet.

They say that you should never be afraid to dream big, but in order to make those dreams happen, you have to stay flexible. You have to keep an open mind, and embracing new things is how we let go of anything that might be holding us back.

'DON'T START YOUR DAY WITH THE BROKEN PIECES OF YESTERDAY. EVERY DAY IS A FRESH START.'





Soph


Old friends, new friends & Oreo cupcakes.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
This weekend turned out to be pretty alright, didn't it?

The weekend started off with my typical Saturday morning routine; a bit of lazing around, breakfast in bed & catching up on my favourite blogs, before heading off to the gym for my weekly PT session, which I've grown to really enjoy and look forward to. Albeit this one was a little more eventful than the rest, but we'll forget about that for now!

Then, it was back to blogging business, plonking myself in the corner of my favourite coffee shop, and trying to come up with new ideas for this little space, before settling down on the sofa with a cup of tea and X Factor... obviously.

And then I spent 2 1/2 hours giggling and laughing until my cheeks hurt, chatting to someone who I haven't known for very long, but never fails to cheer me up. It was a great distraction, and a reminder that there are some properly lovely people out there, and that things will definitely always get better, no matter how crap they may seem, at times.


I spent my Sunday wandering around the beautiful city of Chester, with one of my best friends that I've known since school. We haven't seen each other since the beginning of the year, so needless to say we had a LOT to catch up on!

Kat spotted this amazing Alice in Wonderland themed cafe called Mad Hatters, so of course we headed straight to it for coffee & some lunch. They had this super cute bunting on the walls, Alice in Wonderland illustrations dotted around, and even the menu's were playing card themed. Oh, and they had THE most delicious cupcakes. I opted for an Oreo one, and soz but I think I ate it before I could Instagram it. Whoops. #badblogger


Last weekend made me really happy. It made me smile, and it reminded me what wonderful people I have around me, and people who I know I can always just pick up the phone to, if I need to.

But, reminiscing on our days at school with Kat, also reminded me how much we all grow, and change as people. I think if either of us where to have been told back in high school we'd be where we are now, I'm not sure we'd have quite believed our future selves. And that made me smile, too.

Despite the fact that we both now have completely different careers, and we live in different cities, it's always so, so lovely to be able to just pick up where we left off.

Sometimes I miss the simpler times of having sleepovers, cross referencing your homework answers with your best friend before class, and worrying about whether the outfit you'd planned for non-uniform day was cool enough or not.

But then, I guess life's a lot more fun and exciting now, right? :)


Soph


What I choose to do, is none of your business.

Sunday, 11 September 2016
What I do, is none your business, in the nicest way possible, of course.

Putting your life online is great. It's a lot of fun, and I'm no where near bored with it just yet. But, along with this comes people's judgements. Judgements of you, of your social media, of your blog, and of your life, and it's totally expected.

We're all completely different people, whether we're part of the blogging world or not. We all have different opinions, different boundaries and different thoughts on the same topics. 



In my head, this is my blog, so I'm going to write about want. I'm going to take photographs of whatever the hell I want, and I'm going to put myself out there as much as I like.

If you've been following my little blog for a while, you might have read the few posts where I've talked a lot about body confidence, and my journey in overcoming my struggles with this. You also may have noticed that I have a few posts where, like this one, I've collaborated with lingerie brands so yeah, this is me in my pants. So what. I'm pretty sure you've all seen a girl in her underwear before.



WHAT I'M WEARING.

Black Lingerie - c/o Freya Lingerie, Freya Fancies collection.                                                                  





I'm happy to put these photo's and these posts out there because, well... I'm a sucker for pretty underwear, I'm happy with how I look, and I know that I'm always inspired when I see ladies who really don't care what other people think. So this is me trying to do that, too.

I had a 'friend' tell me the other day that she didn't agree with these kind of posts. Blog posts & Instagram's where I'm 'revealing too much of myself', apparently. My reaction to this was a polite smile and a nod, and a swift change of conversation because I knew that she would never really 'get it'.

When I first started blogging, I think this kind of comment would have really got to me, and I'd have been thinking about it forever, worrying if that's what everyone thinks as well. But, thankfully, now I realise that the opinions of others really don't matter, as long as you're happy.

Do whatever you like (y'know... as long as it's not illegal or anything), because there's always going to be people that don't like it. People are always going to judge you, as they say, but I think it's up to you whether you take any notice of them or not.

I'm proud of where I've got to over the last 2 years, and I'm not going to let someone else's opinions stop me from doing what I want... are you?




Soph


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