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).
I spend hours watching video bloggers in my spare time- Samantha Maria, Maddie Bruce, Anomalous Chloe, etc. These women give me so much motivation and I thought, what better time to start a new challenge than 2018? Everyone started somewhere- right? Let’s give it a go. Whats the worst that could happen?
This is where my announcement comes in. Are you ready?
My first Youtube video is going up on Sunday!
The content on my blog and Youtube channel will be different, but the videos will also have a focal point of mental health, self-care and lifestyle. Basically, a video-version of this blog with lots of hedgehog and weekly chit-chats.
Keep your eyes peeled on Sunday for my first vlog & if you enjoy, hit LIKE and SUBSCRIBE. It would be much appreciated.
Big up 2018. Big up new challenges. Big up big adventures.
Until next time,
Kayleigh Rose x
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.
It’s Christmas Eve! I hope you have all had a lovely lead up to Christmas and are looking forward to the main event in the morning. I most certainly am. In this post I am going to tell you a little bit about some Christmas Eve traditions that my family have and that I have grown up with.
I am currently writing this at 00:55 on a Monday night feeling like a complete hypocrite. I was hoping that by this time I would feel super festive and my Netflix would be jam-packed with ‘recently viewed’ Christmas films- but no. I am yet to watch one festive flick. With assignment deadlines and unexpected life dramas Christmas films have not been at the top of my to-do list, until now. I will watch some wonderful winter movies this week and I will stop being the female scrooge. *CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENT ALERT* I apologise in advance to the Macauley Culkin fans but this does not include ‘Home Alone’. Never ever.
First of all, if you have read the facts in the ‘about me’ tab you will probably already know this but… I had a graduate interview a few weeks ago and got the job! If you haven’t noticed, this makes me pretty damn excited! Everyone I speak to is dreading the leap into full time employment from the very different ‘student life’ we currently live- but I am the complete opposite. This job means that I am one step closer to my career goals, I am able to move back to my home county & I will be doing something I am passionate about every single day. I will be working on an acute impatient ward for Mental Health.
This was always one of the questions I was given at school. “Who is your role model?” or “Tell me about someone who you look up to”. Back then, it pains me to admit I looked purely at the materialistic things. For a short while I thought happiness came part and parcel with money or being ‘pretty’. I’d say something like ‘the Kardashians’ or the edited, picture of unrealistic perfection I had seen on the most popular music video that week- despite being surrounded by real, powerful women 24/7. It’s true when people say you don’t see what is right in front of you and that goes for everything. The women in my family have achieved things many of us could only dream of- from travelling alone across the USA & meeting people they otherwise would never of crossed paths with or devoting their time in helping children going through struggles we usually only hear about sat on our sofa watching Netflix. Now, without a doubt, my role models are the people that have raised me. They are true inspirations and I have some of their DNA- that sets me in good stead, right?