Updates + what’s to come :-)

Hello, I hope your day is going well.

I just wanted to let you know about some of what’s to come and give you an update.

  • I changed my blog theme.
  • I have almost finished my nail art series so hopefully I can get round to sharing that with you very soon.
  • I have decided from July onwards I am going to start (almost) daily blogging.
  • I will be sharing not only more outfits but also more general fashion related content.
  • The style series I had planned isn’t happening anymore.
  • However I still want to do a style series so I’ve gone back to planning. I think it will be based on trends.
  • My twitter is now @lmg_Sotl so free to follow me.
  • I am beyond excited for Keke Palmers talk show ‘Just Keke’, which starts today!
  • After talking an unintentional break, I’m slowly getting back into regular exercise and continuing to improve on my healthy eating habits.

I think that’s everything, thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to come back tomorrow and everyday after that for something new or (to make it easier) just click follow on the side bar to get my new posts straight to your inbox.

 

XO lmg

 

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lmg June: My style

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I’d define my style as casual, I’m not ‘stylish’ or ‘trendy’ but I like to have fun with it. Black, grey and blue are my wardrobe essentials but I also love to add pops of colour or patterns.

I’ve always dressed in a way that expresses myself. The way you feel will always effect the way you dress and vice versa.

If you have a fashion/style blog, leave me a link in the comments.

That’s it for this post, thanks for reading!

XO lmg

lmg June: Aspirations and future plans

When I was younger I wanted to be a fashion designer, an architect, a writer, an illustrator, an interior designer, a motivational speaker, a civil engineer, a designer, a teacher, a dancer, an actress, an environmentalist, a tv presenter. I wanted to do everything.

I’ve never had a permanent career goal like many of my friends who want to be doctors, lawyers and accountants.

I’m the kind of person who has always lived their life worried what others will think and scared that I won’t be good enough. Even with my blog, it’s not something I sing about from the hill tops.

As I’ve gotten to the end of my teenage years I have changed a lot in the sense that I have realised that I shouldn’t restrict myself and hold back or live in fear.

Currently I still don’t have my life plan set in stone but I know what I like.

Writing

I’ve always enjoyed writing from a young age but now I’m at a point where I can’t go a day without it. I love writing about things I have passion. I often write about people I meet and even just my day to day life whether its in my journal or on my blog.

Designing+creating

Whether its drawing or sewing, I cant get enough. In secondary school I also did woodwork and electronics for a few years and I loved that too. I think its being able to make something out of nothing that I enjoy. I’d love to be able to work in architecture or civil engineering and help bring a vision to life on a grand scale.

Speaking

This one is a little odd, but for maybe about a year or so now I’ve wanted to be a public speaker. The reason this one is a little odd is because I’m pretty sure public speakers are meant to have achieved something before they get into being a speaker and I have no idea what that would be for me. I love talking more than I like writing because it’s more personal. You can get a lot from the way a person talks whilst with words sometimes it’s difficult to interpret the writers meaning. I’ve always been a really chatty person and if I’m interested in something I can talk about it for days independent of whether or not I’m an expert. The main reason for this is because words are powerful, I’d love to be able to inspire people like others have done for me. Lately I have been loving Seth Godin, he’s just astounding.

Blogging

It’s one of my favourite things to do, it’s the perfect combination of everything I like to do. What I love about blogging is the reason that I like doing it, its not because I post stylish outfits, I have tonnes of followers, I get lots of likes or anything to do with the popularity of snippetsofthislife. I love blogging because its just me expressing my self, maybe the fact that I spent my early teen years suppressing everything because I was scared to be myself has something to do with it. I like that its something I started all on my own, not because someone made me do it or told me to.

My plan is to get a job, improve my blog (which is likely to come in the form of trial and error!) and reading a tonne of books so I can keep learning.

Its not very stable but for now that’s the best I can do. I’m not one for ‘the spontaneity of life’ but perhaps being 18 and not going to Uni means I have to step out and embrace it!

If you have any thoughts or advice let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

XO lmg

lmg June: Becoming lmg pt 2

If you missed part 1 click here.

Somehow by the time I started college things started to change, and I didn’t realise how much, until about 6 months ago. I became more self-confident, I learnt to accept myself, I made lots of new friends, I stopped thinking I wasn’t good at anything and I began to feel that sense of  belonging. Now I take pride in the fact that I’m very different to a lot of people. The thing I used to dislike about myself is now the thing I love most.

LMG used to stand for little miss gemm which was the name of my old blog. However now lmg is more of a concept it stands for me being completely myself. Blogging definitely helped me a lot.

I decided to share all this with you because it’s a snippet of this life I’m living. I don’t feel the need to hold it in because everybody goes through hard times. Finally after about 6/7 years I’m not scared to talk about it. I see this blog as a place of self-expression where I can be honest and truthful and don’t have to hold back on anything.

Thank you,

XO lmg

lmg June: Becoming lmg

All the expectations of my life came from the shows I watched and the books I read. They stayed with me growing up and I often found myself disappointed with reality.

I guess it all started when I was aged 11 starting secondary school. I was very insecure, had low self-esteem, social anxiety and was easily affected by little things. I spent years feeling as though I didn’t fit in despite the fact that I had amazing friends and I was never picked on by other students. I struggled to feel a sense of belonging in life and I developed a defence mechanism of self-exclusion. It was easier like that sometimes but I also felt pretty lonely.

When I think of my life from 11-16, I would describe them as the worst years of my life, a rapid downward spiral. It wasn’t all bad but I’d probably say the bad outweighed the good. I spent so much time being sad and struggling through life.

I used to actually think that I hated myself, I thought I was fat, ugly, that I wasn’t good at anything, that people didn’t like me, that my life would never amount to anything and that I was alone. I felt like my life had gone all wrong. I thought my teenage years would be the best filled with happy memories, yet it was so far from how I expected things to be.

Many times I wondered what it would feel like to escape. I don’t think I’ve ever felt pain like I did in my early teenage years.

The best thing about the hardest time in my life was that I developed a love for writing. That fact alone is enough to make me grateful.  From the age of 10 I kept a journal, whilst I was in secondary school my journal became my coping mechanism. What I went through wasn’t something I ever spoke about. Everything I was feeling I wrote it down in my journal because it was too much to keep inside. Writing was the only way I felt comfortable letting out how I truly felt. As I got older I developed a liking for creative writing: short stories, lyrics and poems.

I’ll be posting part 2 tomorrow, thanks for reading!

XO lmg

Hiatus

Hello 🙂

First on the agenda is an apology as it has been 12 days since I last posted and I didn’t even let you now I’d be taking a hiatus, during exam time. I didn’t plan to take a break from blogging but I had decided it was probably best for me to just focus on my studies, since these are my final exams at college.

12 days really isn’t that long but it felt like much longer to me, I’ve really missed blogging. My short time away was spent studying and my breaks consisted of watching home and away, OITNB, Reign, Made in Chelsea and big brother. I’ve also been babysitting and also looking for a job. Also I have developed a minor obsession with Seth Godin.

Moving on, today was the day of my last exam and I feel so amazing. The past 2 years (highs and lows) were totally worth it for the way I feel right now. Also what made the day even better was spending time with one of my favourite friends.

So now that I’m done with college I have nothing but free time. I’m planning to be productive though and keep myself busy. I’ll be dedicating lots of time to blogging as I want my blog to be as good as I can possible make it.

That’s it for now,  but I’ll be back again tomorrow.

XO lmg

p.s. I just want to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all those who still visited my blog whilst I took a short break!