What I'd tell the 'me' of a year ago.

I've been trying to ignore the fact that it is now nearly September, but I feel like I'm just gonna have to face the fact that 2016 has whizzed by so fast I feel like I've barely even caught a breath. Like, I absolutely adore Autumn and Winter and the coziness that comes along with it, but I don't feel quite prepared for them, yet! It feels like it was only yesterday my Instagram was filled with pink blossoms to mark the start of Spring, and here we are, closing in on Autumn and all of the Starbucks PSL Insta's instead!

 A lot can change in a year though, can't it? And it's why I'm always excited to look to the future, because so, so much might've changed in 12 months from now, and that always brings a little smile to my face.

A lot has definitely changed for me in the past year, so I thought I'd have a little bit of a reminisce, and write about what I'd tell the Soph of (nearly) September 2015.

What I'm Wearing - 
c/o Freya Lingerie, Longline Bra & Short in Candid.

Firstly, the next few months are going to be tough. Like, really tough, and I'm not going to even try and pretend they weren't. You're going to experience every emotion going nearly every week, and while there's a few exciting things coming your way, like Tasha moving into the flat and a very much needed getaway with the family, everything else... well, everything else is a little bit shit. You're going to cry. A lot. Particularly at work, so maybe hold off on the mascara for a few months.

I know that you hate your current job right now, it's stressful, kinda takes over your life, and that your manager makes you feel like you're the worst. They're also going to tell you to 'get over' your anxiety and panic attacks that work is causing you, but we won't delve too deep into that one, because current me has way too many thoughts on that right now, and it probably wouldn't be professional of me to say. But just a warning, IGNORE THEM.

Hold on in there, because in about 6 week's something unexpected is about to happen, which is going to introduce you to new people, and open the doors to a whole new opportunity.
Just one heads up though, listen to your gut. If it's telling you someone isn't telling you the truth, trust it, and not them.

By Christmas, you've realised that life's too short to be stuck in a job that makes you incredibly unhappy, and in a spur of the moment decision, you decide to be brave and take the biggest risk. I know, that doesn't sound like you, but trust me, it'll be one of the best things you ever do.

Here's a little bit of a spoiler for you, you're going to somehow, bag yourself what feels like the best job in the world, with the loveliest people to work with, and two wonderful bosses that actually make you feel valued. Oh, and it's going to be at the radio station you grew up listening to, so that's a bit of a cool added bonus.

In case you haven't guessed, you've still got your blog, which takes up most of your spare time besides going for coffee and the gym. Just like in 2015, it's going to bring you closer to some wonderful people, and opportunities and brand work that's so, so exciting. And if there's one thing that I can try and tell the future me, it's please don't ever stop creating content on your blog, it's already crazy being able to look back on 18 months.

At the beginning of 2016, you're going to try and cut down on the caffeine. However, sat here writing this with a Starbucks in hand, I can tell you that that's one of the things that didn't quite happen. But we both know how much we love coffee, so I'm sure that's not much of a surprise.

What is going to surprise you though, are people. You're going to meet a few people that really aren't going to be what you expected, but in a really nice way, that's got me smiling to myself just thinking about it.

But mostly, you're going to surprise yourself and what you can do, what you can achieve and how strong you really are. You're happy right now, the happiest you've ever been and I can promise you that it really does feel fabulous. I'm proud of us, so keep going.



  1. Aw my love this was so beautiful to read. Honestly I loved this. Your blog is one of my absolute all time favourites. Please don't ever stop creating such gorgeous content ^_^

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

  2. Absolutely LOVED this. It's crazy how things can change, I'm so happy this has turned into something so positive!

    Hannah | Oh January

  3. This was so lovely to read! I recently took the plunge and quit my job too because it was the cause of my anxiety and stress and I've moved country and landed on my feet with another job, so it really is worth taking the risk even if it is scary to think about. It's so good to hear that you're at your happiest. All the best for the future x
    Ps. that lingerie set is to die for!

  4. This is lovely! Everything has changed for the better! Insane, no? It's so cool how one change can trigger everything else to fall into place or create a new perspective. I might need to write a blog post like this too!

  5. Such a cute post. I can always count on you to shine positivity not only on your own life but all of your online friends who read your posts. I'm super happy that you feel like you've come so far! Keep it up giirl.


  6. I absolutely love this. It's a great idea for a post and something for you to read in the future when you're feeling down... Sounds like you've had an eventful year but you were very brave at taking that step and going for what you wanted and not what was easy. xx

  7. This was so beautiful to read, you keep going girl, you've go so much to be proud of! Plus, damn you look killer in these pics!

    Fashion Dew // Bloglovin'