I can’t quite believe I’m writing this! I’m engaged! Even as a little girl, being Miss Fiercely Independent, I always told everybody that I wasn’t going to get married. I didn’t see it being part of my story and I didn’t even consider it happening to me until I got together with Ben, yet here I am, typing this with the most perfect, beautiful ring glistening on my left hand and I can’t quite believe it! Here’s our engagement story…
If you’ve been on social media today, you may well have seen various references to the fact that today is National Selfie Day. (Yes, there is a day for seemingly everything!) Brands are using it to promote their wares, influencers are sharing perfectly poised images of themselves, and the rest of us regular Joe’s and Josephine’s are warily uploading photos of our faces and hoping people don’t think we’re being narcissistic (or, alternatively, not uploading a picture for that exact reason).
But, is embracing your own image and uploading a picture of your face to the internet really narcissistic, or do we just find ourselves in a world where self-love is so frowned upon that any sign of appreciation of ourselves is chalked up as a negative?
This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while now, and today seems like the perfect time to talk about it.
(Prepare yourself, it’s a long one today as I need to catch up on 3 weeks of happenings!)
Can you believe it? We’re into the sixth month of the year already! It seems like only yesterday I was listening to the gentle tones of Auld Lang Syne and kicking 2017 out the back door to let 2018 in the front, and yet here we are, just a few short weeks from being officially halfway through the year.
What’s this? A new regular (hopefully) style post? Why yes, yes it is. Y’girl decided that as this here blog is meant to be a record of my life, capturing my memories, it made sense to write more regularly about what I’m doing, how I’m feeling and what’s been whizzing around inside my head. Writing monthly updates as I have been is all well and good but I wanted to get back to my roots a little, back to the days when I used to write daily (LOLS, that’s never gonna happen now) and made this website much more personal.
It’s not something I’ve spoken about much on here before but I’m a bit of a petrol head. Always have been, always will be. It’s something that has been with me for as long as I can remember and so many of my childhood memories involve cars in some form or another.