Hello! *Voice echoes around the room*. Is anyone still here?
You haven’t heard from me in a while- it’s been WAY too long. I wish I had a cool excuse involving a private jet and exotic island but… I don’t. I’ve just been super busy and the world has thrown some unexpected obstacles my way. I guess that’s just the way the cookie crumbles- right?
Firstly I’d just like to apologise to people who visited this blog regularly and thought I’d disappeared off the face of the earth without explanation- I’m sorry. I’d also like to say a big THANK YOU to people who have emailed me during the past quiet weeks to check in. I really appreciate it. I haven’t got round to replying yet but I have read your kind words and will get round to replying to you. To whoever contacted anonymously- it’s messages like that that make everything worth while. You’re fabulous and I’m glad your doing great! You guys are all the greatest.
The aim of my blog was to simply be a safe place for people to be themselves, be open-minded and never be judged by anyone- and recently I’ve realised just how much this is true. So many people have amazing blogs that allow people to stand up, speak loud and have fun in the process. Social media can be used for a whole lot of good, but it can also be a terrifying place. Constant comparisons, dangerous competition and a means of false confidence underestimating the harm cruel words can create. The people who have contacted me after reading this blog, whether it to be simply have a chat or share their own work, have proven that networking- when done properly- is an amazing tool. Never underestimate the power of a simple ”hello” or a smile. Fill your platforms with people who build each other up- not tear each other down.
The past few weeks have been tough ones-but always remember why you started and what it is that really matters in the grand scheme of things. I once read “If it won’t matter in a years time, don’t waste time thinking about it.”. This is so true. It’s easy to feel let down and powerless when things are thrown at us that we didn’t expect- but I’ve recently learned that our mind set determines our outcomes. Although this is easier said than done, practising this daily under the most minute of circumstances will help to radiate positivity.
Recently I’ve read so many stories about heroes doing such courageous things for the sake of other people, charity work and amazing people helping their friends and family out in tough times. Despite most positive stories being discarded for the glamorised celebrity gossip or hate culture within the world- we need to celebrate this. Do you know what else we need to celebrate? Looking out for ourselves, in the same way we would look out for our loved ones. Sometimes It’s OK to do things for yourself. Be selfish. Although that word has too much negativity attached to it- don’t you think? Do things that will make you happy because the people that really care want nothing more than for you to be content.
So to whoever is reading this, let’s start a challenge. Every single day do something for YOU. Not because you have to and not because it’s part of your routine- but because it is something you enjoy. So tonight, as 9pm gets closer, I will be ready and waiting to watch Love Island with an Americano. Why? Because I want to. Tomorrow night I might even open the Prosecco.
Love, Kayleigh Rose x
(P.S- Sometimes things get tough to prove to us how strong we really are. Sometimes things fall apart so new things can fall into place).
[I am also looking to add more guest posts to this blog! Mental Health, Self- Care, Nursing, Lifestyle, Reviews, writing, art work, photography- ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS IT IS POSITIVE! You can contact me via the contact form on this blog or via my email address firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to hear from you soon!]