The power of “little victories”

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This particular outfit almost didn’t make the blog because the sun messed it up. However after some editing it turned out alright.

The cardigan is from h&m for just £7.99 which is awesome, it’s really light and the length of it is perfect. The cami and jeans are old essentials that make up some of my best outfits. What I like about this outfit is that I looked good and felt confident. Never underestimate the power of the right clothing combination.

These past few days I’ve been trying to reconnect with some of my old college friends as since we all finished last summer I have been pretty distant. As I’ve mentioned here and there over the past couple of months, last year my mental health was in terrible condition. I spent a lot of time alone because I didn’t really want people to see me as I was.

Anyway the point is that things are very different now and I feel a happiness I don’t think I’ve ever felt before. I laugh every single day and I’m so grateful. Each day is full of little victories and I am the best I have ever been.

Jimi x

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Things for spring+summer

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Just a few things I got on some of my recent shopping trips.

The black shorts were £4 from Primark as part of there workout range, however I didn’t get them for exercise instead I plan  to wear them under short dresses in the summer.

The skirt was on sale for £5 in h&m as I was browsing through the print caught my eye.

Lastly the cropped cami for £1.99 also from h&m which I plan to wear with skirts and under sheer tops.

 

XO lmg

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

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

My 2014 style: Playing dress up and experimenting

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This year I decided I wanted to be a style blogger because I love clothes, dressing up and experimenting. From blogging my outfits I learned to make better use of what was in my wardrobe for fear of posting the same #ootd twice!

For me style is about self-expression and this year I wore outfits I wouldn’t have worn in the past. I used to worry about the way I dressed quite a lot because I didn’t have much confidence.

My style has always been very ‘here and there’ because I see it as dressing up. I have never wanted to look like everyone else because that isn’t fun. I can go from dressing in shades of grey to wearing a bunch of bright colours that clash.

I have bought quite a few new things recently  and I can’t wait to share the outfits in 2015.

See you on the flipside :-p

 

XO lmg