Documenting my life

Happy 300th blog post to me!

When I was 11 I decided that I was going to start writing a journal. Less than 2 years later I got my first phone and used it to take pictures but also to take note of thoughts I had whilst out and about. 2 1/2 years later I created my first blog on WordPress a place online where I would share my interests and also write about my life.


Fast forward to present day and I am still doing all of these things. I am on journal number 14 (I think), still take photos and make notes on my current phone and I am still blogging.

I’ve come to the conclusion that documenting my life is not just a habit, it’s instinct. One of the reasons is this fear of growing up and forgetting. When I was 9 or 10 a friend told me how her relative had dementia and I remember thinking it sounded terrifying. A few years ago I sat on my bed writing in my journal thinking that if my memory ever went then at least I would have my whole life documented in my journals.


What I find almost strange is a lot of what has been written in my journals is about being unhappy or unsatisfied and other things that I have struggled with since I was a pre-teen, yet I am so keen to never forget.

Sometimes I feel like my whole life has been spent striving for something just out of reach. Maybe I spend so much time documenting my life because I secretly believe that at some point I will accomplish all that I have strived for and when I do I want to remember what I had gone through prior.



When it comes to blogging I love writing about my life it’s like another version of my journal at times (minus the finer details). I like writing about the ideas and thoughts I have on life because I feel like they are worth sharing and also because I’d like to think that there is at least one other person who has thought the same thing or can get something from it.

This year I also started a scrapbook kinda thing. So far I have only done 2 or 3 pages per month but I enjoy it. Honestly I love spending time doing craft stuff because I feel so chilled doing it and it reminds me of when I was younger. Creating a scrapbook is just another way for me to document the year alongside my journals and blogging.

Writing about my life has helped me become more confident as a person because from doing so I’ve learnt a lot about myself. However I still have a long way to go but it’s all just part of life. The thing that gives me hope though is thinking of how far I have come since I was 11 and that makes me very happy.


Thanks for reading, you are all SPECTACULAR.


XO lmg


Back in the swing

Hi, Everyone!

I haven’t posted in a week, I unfortunately managed to give myself a bit of a sleeping problem. I have been so stressed and exhausted lately that I thought it was better not to blog half-heartedly.

I always miss blogging when I take a break and this time was no different. As 2014 is coming to an end I thought I better get back in the swing before 2015 begins.

Lastly it is Christmas in 9 days! I’m not particularly excited but I adore the festive atmosphere. I haven’t done any festive posts yet but hopefully I’ll have a couple to share over the next few days.


XO lmg


End of July

The last day of July already!

Time is just flying by, but I cant deny that its been a good month for me.

Especially in terms of blogging as I’ve been doing it daily this month, so I’ve been able to share much more than usual. I’ve gained some new followers but also found some really cool new blogs. Most importantly I’ve been enjoying it.

Also I’m really looking forward to August, I feel like its going to be a good month!

I’m gonna keep this post short as I am pretty worn out from painting for about 5 hours today and I baked cupcakes. 🙂

Thanks for reading and see you in August!


XO lmg

Life snippets: July’s theme

When I first started SotL I used to do snippets of the month posts. They included what I’d been up to for that month and some of my current favourite things.

I stopped doing them as I didn’t enjoy making them after a while. I think it was because I found it difficult to structure them in a way that created regularity, so they often ended up a bit of a mess.

Last month I actually thought about starting up Snippets of the month again (as I know I now have the time to plan them properly), this is how I came up with July’s theme: Favourites.

Each week there will be a different focus: Tv, music, style and blogs.

I’m looking forward to ‘Favourites July’ as I think its quite a fun and chilled theme in comparison to some of the other ones I’ve chosen.

I’ll be posting the first one of the month in about a week.

XO lmg

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


Life Snippets: March’s theme???


You may or may not know that for 2014 I decided that each month would have a theme which I post about weekly.

So far I have done:

-Vegetarian January

-Expressive February

As February is almost up, the past couple of days I have been thinking of what March’s theme will be.

It was only a few hours ago that the idea hit me and I am beyond excited and even more so to share it with you.

I think this theme will give me a chance to post stuff I don’t usually post and maybe give you the chance to get to know more about me.

All will be revealed in 2 days so LOOK OUT!!!

XO lmg