Life can change pretty bloomin' quick, right?

Do you know what I haven't done in a really, really long time? Just sit and write.

I feel like I've got so caught up in new jobs, new people, events and holidays, that I haven't just sat and wrote about what's going on in my head in, well, forever. And believe me, there's A LOT going on up in here at the minute.

There's been a lot of changes recently, and I'd like to say that they're all positive. Some, however, I'm still not so sure. I mean, I know that it's going to be for the best in the long run, but right now? It feels totally crap. And I'm a really impatient person, so like, I like things to feel good right now, ta.

I've found myself re-evaluating my relationships with some people. Y'know the ones, the ones who always have to say something to put someone else down. They always have to have the last comment, and will always try and find a way to have one up on you. These are the people you really don't need pottering around, and over the last few years, I've really learned not to care anymore, and I've started to really distance myself from any negativity of the sort. 'Cause soz babe but I'm really enjoying myself over here. *insert all of the sassy emoji's here.*
'They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.' - Andy Warhol

But, don't get me wrong, amidst all the new jobs, new people, events and holidays, I've had my fair share of down days, too. Believe me.

Day's where I've had to coax myself out of bed with chocolate buttons at 6am each morning because I just can't bear the thought of facing the day. Days where I've come home and gone straight to bed, with all of the bad thoughts floating around in my head. Day's where my self esteem & confidence has been so low, it's taken all of my energy to simply walk to the office kitchen.

I think we need these days sometimes. Not only to enable us to appreciate our good days even more, but for motivation. Sometimes I think about the days and weeks when I have been at my lowest, and I realise that, actually, I got through those and I'm okay again. In fact, I'm more than okay again, and I'm happy and I'm laughing and I'm enjoying myself. So, the next time I feel like that, somewhere right at the back of my mind, even if it's just the quietest of voices, there'll be someone telling me that I'm gonna be just fine.

'I learned that life will go through changes - up and down and up again. It's what life does.' - Ben Okri

If there's one thing I've learned in the 4 years of living in the adult world, it's that things change. And they can change pretty bloomin' quick.

Someone can come into your life unexpectedly and make you question everything you've ever thought about. Someone can come into your life unexpectedly and make you the happiest little lady around, and then someone can come into your life unexpectedly and cause you so much mental trauma you consider sending them a bill.

But that's just life, right? Things and people change, constantly. And I've come to learn that there's no point worrying too much about what's to come. I've said this before, but things have a way of working themselves out.

This time last year, my life was so, so completely different. I was in a different job, in a different industry, surrounded by different people and with different inspirations. Honestly? If I'd have known things were going to work out the way they have done, I'd have saved myself a lot of tears and a lot of sleepless nights! LIFE. (I'd also be actively trying to avoid meeting some people, but again. LIFE.)

I don't really know what the purpose of this post was meant to be, but I've really kinda missed writing these. Hope you don't mind.




  1. i agree with you, such a lovely post.

  2. I love posts like this, where it's just listening (or rather, reading) someone think out loud. It feels natural and real. I also loved this line in particular: "... and then someone can come into your life unexpectedly and cause you so much mental trauma you consider sending them a bill." Sad but true.

    I hope things work out for you sooner rather than later! xo

    Nicole | explosive bagel

  3. I agree that everything does change so quickly! How I managed to get where I am right now it's just mind boggling. I think we just need to take life a day at a time, do as much that makes us happy as we can and see what happens. I love the Andy Warhol quote you added here btw.

    Rachael at

  4. This is why I love your blog - you are so honest and authentic. It's so rare xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

  5. I loved this post!! Thank you for eing so sincere! And I totally agree with you, things can change quicker than we imagine xxx

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  7. Absolutely loved this. It can be overwhelming when life flips and changes in so many ways! Sometimes it can be great to just sit back and reflect on it all.

    Hannah | Oh January

  8. I think this post was lovely, and I really love when I read posts like this and feel like I'm catching up with a friend I haven't seen in ages, and we just tell eachother EVERYTHING with in the first five minutes. Change is turbulent, and the thought of it can be terrifying, but you're rigt we get through it, and most of the time, we know it is for the better! Lovely post Stephie xx

  9. Yes that's life; the ups and downs, the good and the bad...just keep bloomin'

  10. I totally agree with you! Thanks for sharing this with us! Your photos are stunning! Good luck with everything x

  11. Great post again Sophie, I really like your writing style. this is a great post hun, sometimes it's good to just have a 'brain dump' moment and write whatever comes naturally.
    Keep it up.
    Sarah xx