One thing that I can almost guarantee everyone has experienced is low confidence and self-esteem in some form. Granted, some of us are blessed with the ability to see our strengths & be continuously positive about all we are- however, for the majority, we are more than likely to have days where we just can’t seem to shift the negative thoughts. Whether that be regarding the way we look, public speaking or our ability to complete a certain task. For me, I have always found it difficult to stand up & talk as ‘Kayleigh’- but put me in a costume, on a stage as a character & I’ll be fine. This blog post will mostly be focusing on self-confidence- body image in particular. Despite what you may think, everyone has their individual hang-ups…
First of all, let me start by saying Happy Mothers Day to each & every one of you magical human beings & thank you for all you do for us. I wanted something different & special this year- luckily Baker Days were there to lend me a helping hand.
I’ll admit, as we searched for a new destination to visit for a weekend away using our Virgin Experience voucher I was unsure as to what Sheffield had to offer. It wasn’t a place I had ever really heard of people visiting for a weekend away. Now, I don’t know why not.
I always love reading the monthly favourite blogs so I thought, for the first time, I would share my own. As you will probably know, I am by no means a make-up guru or beauty queen- though I do have a soft spot for LUSH at the moment. Here goes nothing- my Feb faves from binge-worthy Netflix series’ to my very own self-care techniques.
For those of you who don’t know already- my Nana lives a double life. Wow- how much of an awesome blog post would that be if it was actually true? A purple-haired, artist/ singer/ musician/ author through the day (which is surprisingly very true) & a motorcycle driving Rockstar roadie by night. That made me giggle- as that also isn’t far off either. Ok, Ok, she just rode a motorbike- which I must admit is still very cool. My Nana is super lucky & lives 6 months in America & 6 months in England- & has been doing so for years! Well, to cut a long story short, she is in Arizona right now. While we spend our time at work, wishing for that one-week a year holiday- she is relaxing in the desert with life-long friends she has met on her travels. The green-eyed monster is coming out to play. While she is away we keep in touch via email- a method that isn’t restricted by time differences. Since my ‘Career Goals’ post, my Nana & I have been reminiscing about my childhood (which she was a huge part of). Of course, I can tell you stories I remember, but she can tell you stories I can’t…
Over the past couple of months I have watched several of my FAVOURITE people on Youtube discuss their ’30 before 30′- including Samantha Maria and Lucy Moon whom I will tag. You guessed it- 30 things they want to achieve/ experience before the age of 30. So, without further ado, here is the ’30 before 30′ challenge from my perspective.
One of the questions we commonly ask children is “what do you want to be when you grow up?”. We don’t expect an answer that will present itself as truth in the future. Depending on their age we expect a pop star, a police man or a teacher, & so on. Of course, we accept this, they’re only children- so why don’t we accept it as adults? Why do we find it so difficult to accept change?
So I have finally persuaded myself to do something that i have always wanted to do. A video blog. On Youtube. All of my life I have constantly worried about what people think, always seeking approval of those I deemed more ‘popular’ or ‘better’ than myself. It’s kinda ironic considering my entire career is based around reinforcing positivity, self-help and doing what makes you feel good. Now, i’m taking my own advice and taking a plunge into a new challenge, completely different to everything I have ever done before. It’s kind-of a big deal for a girl who panicked at the fact that TGI Fridays might sing ‘happy birthday’ to her (which i soon put a stop to by the way).
HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME TO 2018!
I hope everyone had a wonderful night bringing in the New Year. I don’t know about you- but I have high hopes for this one. On New Years Eve we danced the night away, ate our weight in Tapas at ‘Flavour’ and drank way more than we should have- but after a delicious meal at my Grandparents house on New Years Day, we soon recovered.
Once again, Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day- but the festive holidays aren’t over yet. Let’s welcome the New Year in with a BANG! If you have found time to read this through this busy time of year, please know that this is by no means a ‘look how spoiled I am’ post. In reply to the questions I was unable to answer before Christmas around what I had asked Santa to bring- I will show you the gifts I received on December 25th. Although I can’t tell you where everything is from, as their gifts *obviously Kayleigh*, I will try my best to give you a rough guide.