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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks for reading, you are all SPECTACULAR.

 

XO lmg

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2014: Becoming more me

I think the easiest way for me to sum up 2014 would be to split it into 2 parts.

The first 6 months were the last months at college and the beginning of summer. I think I was happiest in March+April as that was the time when I was having the most fun. Towards the end I was a little sad college was ending and highly stressed about projects and exams.

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In the last 6 months I feel like I have become a different person that is living a completely different life so separate from the girl I once was. I have experienced some difficult things that have changed my perspective. I have learnt that being in education made it easy not to deal with other important things in my life. wpid-img_20140702_091914.jpg

That being said it hasn’t been all bad. I feel like I’m becoming more me which is a really good thing. I’ve been reading so much more, currently I’m reading ‘The adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and it’s great. I’ve also gotten back into writing and that is something that has always been important to me. The past few months have taught me a lot.

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My biggest lesson of 2014 would have to be learning to be more open and more confident in all aspects: my feelings, opinions, the way I dress and the things I write about.

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This year has been interesting but here’s to 2015!

XO lmg

Autumn blues

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I haven’t blogged for 2 days which I feel quite guilty about as I usually post daily. As much as I like daily blogging sometimes I feel like I end up putting alot of pressure on myself with it. I think I might end up blogging a little less eventually but I’l let you know.

Anyway today I have an outfit post featuring a very baggy cardigan much loved by me. Its super cosy and can easily be thrown on over anything. In this outfit I paired it with high-waisted jeans and a camisole but as the weather gets colder I’ll be wearing it with roll-necks and light sweaters.

Outfits like this are perfect for chilled days when I’m hanging out with one of my sisters or doing some shopping on the high st. However I have not been shopping for what feels like ages and  I have so much that I want to buy.

That’s it for now but I should have another post up later on.

 

XO lmg

Why I started blogging daily

Up until July 2014 I didn’t have a blogging schedule, I just fitted it in where I could. I never planned ahead and often found that when I had free time and logged onto WordPress I couldn’t think of what to post.

I follow llymlrs, Seth Godin and Black on black gorg who all blog daily (pretty much). I admired how they managed to come up with something new every day and still maintain great content.

I didn’t ever think it would be something I could do myself though until I read something on Seth Godins blog. Reading his blog posts make me feel motivated and inspired to work hard and challenge myself. I recommend his blog to anyone interested in marketing or if you just want a really cool blog to read.

So when I finished college I decided that I would try out blogging daily for myself in July. It isn’t as difficult as I envisioned it would be and I enjoy it so much that I haven’t stopped since.

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XO lmg

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I’m lmg!

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Heyyy 🙂

I love sharing things about my life on my blog but the one thing I’ve never shared is my face. or my name. The reason for this is because I worried (way too much) about what people would think.

So, my name is Gemela (pronounced ja-meh-la) but you know me as lmg.

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I am truly proud of my blog but I’m sometimes a little insecure.

Anyway a few weeks ago I turned 18 and I realised that I’ve come a long way since I first started blogging a couple years ago.

On my blog I’m completely honest but in real life I do hold back alot because I’m a worrier . I never want my anxieties and fears to be the reason I limit myself and as Charles Kingsley said/wrote:

“Life is too short for mean anxieties”

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Also since I’ve had this blog for over 10 months, I thought perhaps I ought to show my face. I thought some of the regulars may have wondered what I look like.

Perhaps it could be said I made it into a bigger thing than it was. However I still want to thank all the people that have ever read my blog, it means so much to me that I can share snippetsofthislife (SotL) with you.

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