23 Of The Most Important Things On My Camera Roll

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I screengrab a lot. Like a lot.

Chris has no idea that in the early days pretty much everything he said to me on Whatsapp was forwarded on to other people. My bad.

A lot of the stuff I screengrab now is less OMG LOOK WHAT {INSERT NAME HERE} SAID TO ME and more motivational quotes and style and food inspo.

So this is a compilation of that stuff, of the things that will probably shave a little a bit of my heart off if they were ever to be accidentally deleted from my camera roll or iPhoto.

I mean, it’s probably a bit of a weird post in the scheme of things, actually.

There’s a few personal photos too, a few of those photos that if you were drunk or having an overwhelming surge of hormones would probably make you have a little cry to yourself either with sadness, or my personal fave OH MY GOD I’M SO LUCKY AND SO HAPPY I MIGHT JUST HAVE A SLY WEEP.

That old bad boy used to be a tradition on my birthday whilst hideously drunk on love, wine and pitchers of woo woo – the wonderful happy drunk cry.

Anyway, here’s the favourite things on my camera roll. I feel a bit like you’re looking into my soul, so be kind and don’t tread on it or anything.

Oh and just a heads up, don’t judge on the quality of some of these – they’re screengrabs and so a *tiny* bit pixelated. This isn’t a glossy post, soz about that.

 

1. This, that reminds me to stop waiting ALL.THE.DAMN.TIME.

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2. This photo of Rudey which makes her look like one of Jesus’s disciples.

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3. This really important recipe for period days and crying days.

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4. This gentle reminder about everyone on my Facebook friends list.

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5. This, which fills me with magic and well, all the feels, every single damn time I look at it.

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6. This photo of the Gales at my brother’s wedding earlier this year (Me, Chris, my brother Sam, his girlfriend Luisa, my brother Luke, my step mum and my dad).

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7. This paragraph, which contains my single favourite thing I’ve ever written. That palace/quicksand line makes me want to fist pump every darn time. Good work, HG.

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8. This photo from 2005 which reminds me how far I’ve come. I mean, it’s a classic. White eye shadow, over-straightened hair, fake vintage necklace, leg warmers, rara skirt and THAT belt.

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9. This, which reminds me it was OK to be really shit at being a grown up when I trotted off to unviersity aged 18.

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10. This photo of Chris smiling like he’s really happy, which he never ever does in photos. He’s a bit drunk and it was his birthday and he was in NYC, so yup.

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11. This, which reminds me that my tired brain isn’t a brain that’s working properly. A tired brain will try and convince you of loads of negative things you’ve worked hard to get over. It’s OK to have an early night and kill off said stupid tired brain.

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12. This, which I need reminding of every single damn hour.

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13. This photo of Glamour’s Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr, which reminds me how to contour when I feel like a brave woman.

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14. This chunk from a Debrief article on mental health and being in The Priory. Which just sums up my head everytime i’m in a dark place.

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15. This ultimate hair inspo because OMG SEXY HAIR.

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16. This, which reminds me to hide my phone for the evening if I want to remain in a good mood.

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17. This photo fo my nephew in an elf costume because DUH.

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18. This, which helps me get out of bed on days when I really don’t think I’ll be able to.

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19. This, which reminds me it’s OK that I have far less friends now than I did a few years ago.

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20. This photo of my grandad who I miss just a little bit every day which makes me smile every time because I told him to sit up properly and stop looking like a slug for the photo. Mind my eyebrows and bad filter.

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21. This OMFG wedding inspo.

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22. This photo of Rudey and I where just looks like a tiny little baby and she looks like she’s hugging my shoulder and OMG TOO CUTE.

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23. This, which reminds me to live a little bit every single day and to STOP SPENDING SO LONG PLOTTING MY FUTURE PLANS.

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