I started this blog in 2012 after graduating with a Journalism BA from Kingston University and finding myself, rather unexpectedly, unemployed and on the dole. It became a place to show possible future employers that I could write, and that I was serious about all things fashion, beauty and womens’ lifestyle.
Fast forward the best part of a decade and this ol’ space saw me get my first proper grown up job as a digital assistant at LOOK magazine, before moving on to Marie Claire, InStyle, Metro and Now. It saw me become semi-internet famous in 2014 when I went viral with a series of list posts that gained hundreds of thousands of shares and over five million page views. You might remember the one about being a teenager in the noughties, it’s by far my most popular post to date.
This blog has also seen me win awards, travel to far flung places and work with some of my favourite brands, but it’s also seen me document my struggles with poor mental health, grief and low self-esteem.
It’s seen me become a mother, move 100-miles on a whim, and become a homeowner.
It has been my rock and place of comfort for a long time, and I truly hope it offers you some of the same support and inspiration that it brings me. I hope you find an escape, but more than that, I hope you find reassurance that you are never alone in navigating the world of adulthood, not ever.
Thank you for supporting me both today, and over the years, I wouldn’t be here without you.