Well hello there! Hey! Hi! Aloha! Howdy! How are you all doing then? I know, I know, long time no see, that’s nothing new though, you should all know by now that I am the most inconsistent blogger in the world… This is my first post since the beginning of Summer, I’m feeling a little rusty but bare with or feel free to laugh at my incompetence I won’t be offended…
Whenever I start a post like this, where I haven’t written in a little while, I always feel like I have to apologise or give you an explanation, I get exactly the same guilt when I don’t regularly post on Instagram. I don’t know who I feel like I have to apologise to or why, but the guilt can be real can’t it? (Please tell me I’m not the only one that gets weird “pressure” feelings like this?) Social media can be such a weird little world where, sometimes, the negatives can massively outweigh the positives and I find every now and then I have to take a little step back and reevaluate what I want to get from it. I think it’s only healthy to do this every once in a while, well for my sanity anyway!
It’s been a busy old Summer with a fair bit of work (and a fair bit of stress to go with it!) but still some time for a bit of fun. A trip home to Cornwall, a festival or two, some time with family, and, more importantly my first ever tattoo happened in August.
If you don’t follow me on Instagram or you don’t already know I got a tattoo last month with my sister Rosy. I was absolutely terrified at the prospect of it as I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to needles and pain, a tattoo was basically my worst nightmare. We’d been planning it for ages so I knew it was the right thing to do and it was such a meaningful tattoo for me and my sister too. We got a matching daisy for our older sister who had passed away two years before so we both knew it was an important one. I opted for the side of my wrist and Rosy had her’s on the inside of her forearm. I’m happy to report that we are both totally obsessed with them and it is not at all painful or scary in the slightest. If the thought of the pain is something that might put you off, don’t let it! As someone who has fainted in the doctor’s office at just the thought of having blood taken (yes I’m one of those…) I can confirm it is not half as bad as you think it’s gong to be! Massive thanks to Miles and the guys at London Social Tattoo for making us feel so at ease and giving us both exactly what we were after. It was an emotional day but such a beautiful one too.
Whenever this time of year comes round I get a little flurry of inspiration and enthusiasm for life. It always feels like my own little new year, that back to school feeling without the actual back to school bit. Autumn is genuinely my favourite time of year. I get excited for all things jumpers, blazers, coats, boots and berets. If you’re more of a Spring/Summer child, I can only apologise, but, colder nights and all the wool garments are right up my street and I am bloody excited for it. Is it too early to mention Christmas?!
Whatever you got up to, I hope you had a good Summer and, if not, I hope the Autumn and Winter has got something good coming your way.
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