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Hello, you! I'm Soph - a 22 year old girl currently living in Liverpool, spending most of her time writing, taking photo's, drinking coffee & trying not to eat too much cake.

You are not a number.


 
 
Shoe size, height, Instagram followers, a college/uni grade, how much you 'lift' at the gym, or the size of your jeans. None of these numbers determine who we are, or the kind of person that we make, so why do we all pay so much attention to them?
 
Considering a lot of us don't think of numbers as our best friend (even as an accountant, I'm not a fan. Probably shouldn't admit that actually...), we don't half care a lot about them in other situations, don't we?
 
Ever since I got to the stage of being in 'adult' sizes, I've always been very conscious of the number of the tag (Well, two numbers really... especially when you're shopping on a budget!), and if this number isn't the one I want it to be, I generally won't buy the item, because I care too flippin' much about the fact that it's not the size I'd like! If a piece of clothing fits me, and makes me feel good, why should I feel bad about a number printed in black and white?

Does my size determine who I am? No, not at all.
 
Personally, I accepted my height from a very young age. I'm small. My Mum's small. My Dad's small. I didn't have much hope really, did I? There's nothing anyone can do about it so I embraced it and it's perks. Like always having more leg room than anyone else, mastering the art of crowd weaving, and never having to be concerned that you're date is gonna be smaller than you. But I know that a lot of people are very self conscious about their height, especially if you sit on one of the two ends of the spectrum.
 
Does my height determine who I am? No, not at all.
 
Social media followers. As bloggers, we can get pretty wrapped up in our social media following, right? I think we all do it, and actually, I think we have a pretty good bloomin' excuse. More followers generally means more exposure for your blog, and more people reading what you write. Which actually, is pretty cool when you think about it. Like, actual people reading my stuff? It's still a bit crazy to me that as many people read my blog as they do now, and my blog's pretty small!
 
But does the number of followers define how good your blog is? No, not at all.

A lot of my favourite blogs to read don't have hundreds of thousands of followers, but to me, they're still pretty awesome.
 
It can be hard to not let numbers get to us, they're a pretty big part of our lives, but trying to remember that these don't define us, is the important thing.
 
Nothing determines how kind we are, how loyal we are, how strong or loving we are. Nothing determines this but us and we can be as bloomin' great as we want to be.


You are you, and not a number.
 
 I kinda needed reminding of this too.
 
Soph
 
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  1. Ahh Soph, I bloody love you and your blog!! I am so guilty of this and need to remember that it really does not matter! So many more important things in life to be worrying about haha. xxx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. Jessie, I bloody love you too! That's all haha! xx

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  2. This is such a thoughtful post, I love it. Your blog never ceases to amaze me, one of my absolute favourites x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy! That's really just made me smile, A LOT! x

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  3. This is such a thought provoking post, you have such good writing skills and you are definitely up there with some of my favourite bloggers :-)

    http://oliviaredfern.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Olivia! You don't know how much that means! :) x

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  4. Ahh this is such a spot-on post! You go gal x
    Megan x meguana.co.uk

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  5. This is such a lovely post, espcially talking about number of followers which I think is important to remember when you're a new and small blog like myself, just because my following is small I try to remember it (hopefully) isn't me and that I still enjoy writing and posting away
    http:\\www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely :) It definitely won't be just you, and like you say, if you enjoy it, carry on doing it! x

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  6. Brilliantly written and so relevant to me, thank you!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  7. What a lovely post. Can be easy to forget we are not a number, but its very very true. Thanks for sharing!

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

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    1. Oh thank you Hannah! Thank you for reading! :) xx

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  8. You're so right. Thanks for reminding me this :) x

    Sinead | Dreaming Again

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    1. Thank you Sinead, and thank you for reading lovely :) x

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  9. Lovely read, you are so right! It's easy to forget sometimes with all the pressure

    Distant Dreamer

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    1. Thank you Carys! I'm glad you liked it! :) x

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  10. This is all so well said! I'm a fellow shortie and I used to get really hung up on it... now I kind of think of it as one of the things that makes me 'me'. Numbers are just that - numbers. It's the 'you' that matters x

    Laura | Loved By Laura

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    1. Haha thank you Laura! It really is, and you are wonderful. :) x

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  11. Love this post so much, and so true, especially after the Bloglovin campaign creating even more competitiveness within blogging.
    Also I totally hear you on the short legs and extra room! :)

    Rach // illustratedteacup.com

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    1. Thank you Rachel! hahaha, you've got to think of the perks! :) x

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  12. This is such a good post, its important to remember size isn't everything despite us becoming so submersed with what we see in the media x

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  13. In love with this post! I couldn't agree more with you that we are more than numbers - though at times it's hard to remember that. Thank you for such the lovely reminder. xo

    Kelsey | www.abalancingpeach.com

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  14. That is so so true! Thank you!

    Just discovered your blog via bloglovin and I love it! Your design looks so nice and professional! You just got a new follower :)

    www.dodolce.com

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    1. Thank you so so much! That's genuinely just cheered me up! :)

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  16. One of the best posts I have read in a long time, thank-you so much for sharing!

    Writing Possibility

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  17. I love how you put all this into words, thank you for this reminder Sophie. I agree, most of my favorite blogs have a small following but they are awesome & I'm lucky to be a reader. :)

    Concientizando x

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