I have been wanting to write a post like this one for a while now, and I want my blog to be more real, and really to my life and feelings.

I wasn’t sure sure weather to write this but I thought, I can’t be the only one to feel like this being in my twenties?

I am 23- so for most of my life I have been around people, at school you’re with a numerous amount of people, and then college, again you’re with a numerous amount of people. It all kind of started after college. A lot of my friends fled to Uni, site far away and only came home about 3/4 times a year, sometimes not even that. As you get older, things get more difficult…

I decided not to go to uni, and decided that nope, I wanted to earn the dollar and just get out into the working world-which is great! I love working, I love earning my own money and spending it on what I want, not feeling skint all the time. Well…most the time. 

But it is only after the last couple of years I have started to feel a bit more lonely.

So first things first, as my friends are away and doing their own thing, I don’t see them as often as I would like. You know what it’s like, everyone is busy and it’s hard to find time sometimes, which is completely normal. Suddenly everyone around you has their own life to worry about.

It’s natural right?

This also comes on to the reason why I started blogging, to keep me occupied and (hopefully) make some friends and meet new people. Blogging has definitely done this for me, I have met some really lovely people and have actually made a couple of really good pals. The only thing is, they live quite far away from me…Which is absolutely fine, I just see them every now and then but I know they are always there to chat to if I need them

Feeling lonely sometimes makes you think ‘Why am I not good enough?’ ‘Why don’t they want to be friends with me anymore?’ ‘What’s wrong with me?’ When in actual fact, it’s not you at all, it’s just time.

So there are a few little things that I am going to do to get me out of this lonely bubble.

1 – Stop being so darn hard on myself. It can’t just be me that feels like this? It’s nothing I’ve done, or said to anyone. It just happens.

2- Be grateful for the friends I have. Stop thinking about the friends I don’t have and focus more on the people that are already around.

3- Make more of an effort. Plan more, even if it’s a couple of months ahead in the diary, at least you know your going to see your friends.

and 4- Don’t expect too much. I expect too much from people sometimes, I forget they have their own lives too and not everything works out perfectly all the time.

I would love to know how you feel about this, if you’re also in your twenties or even younger or older – let me know.

You’re not alone and there are load of people out there exactly like you. Sometimes social media can really make you feel like crap. But remember, social media isn’t really real life.

I don’t even know if this made any sense to people or helped at all? I hope it did in some way.

Love always, G x

 

Sometimes I look t my blog & Youtube channel, and feel really de-motivated, deflated and just think to myself – just quit. you’re no good.

Dramatic right?

I never looked at my youtube channel and blog as a ‘money maker’ and I was never fussed about how many followers/subscribers/views I got. But lets be honest – we all think about it in the back of our minds.

My platforms are at the stage where they have come to a halt, I haven’t gained many more subscribers on my channel, and my views are around the same on my blog.

At first I was disheartened, thought I was doing something wrong, people don’t like me.

But I came to my senses as this isn’t the case. The blogging and youtube community has really upped it’s game, a lot more people are doing it (which is great!) So naturally it can be easy to fall behind, with new releases and trends, and get lost in all the other posts out there.

If you’re feeling like this too, my tip for you is it not quit. Don’t look at the numbers, don’t worry about your stats. Just love doing what you’re doing, and good things will come when you least expect it.

I blooming love making videos for my youtube channel, OK they may not be the best quality, but I find it fun to make them, edit them and look back on, they are great for memories! So I’m not going to stop just like that. The same with my blog. I put so much time, money and effort into it and wouldn’t want to stop it for the world. It’s my little get away from the rest of the world, my little bubble, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Don’t compare yourself with others, be unique and be yourself, and people will love you for it.

People will want to follow/watch you, for being you.

Most of the bigger youtubers and bloggers you see out there, started form nothing. They worked their way up, worked hard and good things happened to them.

So my advice is, if you love doing what you’re doing – keep going and work hard, good things will happen. Just believe in yourself. 

Love always, G x

I don’t know about you, but a couple of years ago, Instagram used to be my favourite platform of social media, I love taking photos and sharing them with the world- So Instagram was my little baby.

But Instagram, you’ve changed. The new algorithm is ruining us fellow bloggers!

So because of this, I thought I would share with you my favourite 8 Instagram accounts that I also turn too s make sure I don’t miss a post. psssst, Insta, we want the old you back!

DIZZYBRUNETTE3

Corrie was one of the first ever bloggers I followed on Instagram. She actually was the one who made me pluck up the courage to start my own blog! So she may not know it, but I look up to her very much. I love Corrie’s feed, the way she edits her photos and the images she creates are very much my sort of style I love to see. You can definitely tell she puts so much effort into her feed. Slay!

 

NAOMI VICTORIAS

Naomi is actually a friend of mine, and her socials are doing amazingly at the moment. Naomi’s feed is very white, clean and pretty! This is also very my sort of style and she always manages to create amazing images, I always get so excited when she posts a picture – also her insane stories are on point!

 

KAYLEIGH J COUTURE

Kayleigh is another one I have followed from the start, and her content has only got better and better. I really aspire to her figure a dress sense. She always posts amazing images of all these pretty outfits. I also love following her as I know she has recently moved into her dream house and has got engaged! I love following her and I think She will be one of my faves for a very long time.

 

GEMMA LOUISE CAREY

Again, Gemma is one of my friends I have made through the blogging world, and I am soo grateful for her! Her pics always inspire me and when were together she helps create the best Insta worthy pictures. Gem’s feels is very bright and colourful, which you don’t actually see a lot so I really love this about her. Such a lovely lady!

 

LITTLE BLOG OF VEGAN

Holly has such a pretty little feed! Holly is vegan, and creates amazing recipes which are all vegan friendly. Her posts always inspire me and wish I could make something like that (I am a disaster cook) Hopeing one day I can try one of her creations! The presentation of her recipes areas amazing and unique. I love seeing what she creates next!

CHESSIE KING

I have only recently discovered Chessie’s Insta. OH my gosh I am obsessed with her. Her feed is all about fitness and fashion, and I love that she is such a real woman and shows her faltering and UNflatering pics to show how really she is. If you want some really fitness inspo, that is 100% realistic then you need to go and check her out.

 

LOUISE COONEY

Louise is a travel and lifestyle blogger, she’s recently got a puppy too- so why wouldn’t you want to follow her? I feel like her images are so real and true to life without much editing, which again, you don’t see that very often! I love seeing where she travels too and the outfits she wears are to die for!

 

KRISTY BARBER

I absolutely love Kristy, I knew her in college and it’s great to see how far she has gone with her blogging game. She loves to travel and take amazing fashion shots. If you want to follow and get to kn ow an upcoming blogger, then this is your girl!

Who is your favourite Insta account to follow?

Love always, G x

 

I am one of those people who is forever trying to save money, but now more than ever as my boyfriend and I are currently saving for a place of our own (and were so close!)

So, I have been trying to be very careful with my spendings, especially at the weekend as this is when I am spending allllllll my money! But I hate not doing anything at the weekend. I am always wanting to do something, so if you’re trying to save like me, I though I would share 5 things which you can do at the weekend which doesn’t cost a bomb.

THE BEACH

My first option is the beach. I know this is more just for summer, but even in winter it’s quite nice to have all the fresh air and walk along the beach. Really the only spending you will do is if you fancy a cheeky little ice-cream whilst you’re there. The beach is always free and available.

GARDEN CENTRES

If you’re secretly and old granny like me, then I;m sure you love garden centres too? They are the best places to go! You can go anytime of the years and they always have different displays. Of course Halloween and Christmas are my fave, as the displays they put on are just incredible. Also if you have kids in your family, they are great as they often have little train rides and activities for them. Garden centres are definitely one of my faves.

PAMPER DAY

This is one of the best things to do if you ask me. Some people may find it boring, but I love a good pamper day. A day to catch up on all your favourite TV programmes/Youtube videos or whatever you like watching! Then to start pampering…You can paint your nails, were face masks, put hair treatment in. Just have a you day. This doesn’t cost you anything as you aren’t actually leaving your house!

PICNIC

Picnic’s are so cute. You can put together a few of your favourite drinks and snacks, gather a few of your girl friends, or boyfriend and head off to a pretty little park and sit and chill with your food & good company. I love just chilling with the people close to me and having a proper gossip and catch up.

FRUIT PICKING

I actually haven’t done this is so long, but it’s one of my favourite things to do! You can really do this any time of year and pick anything like strawberries, blueberries, and even pumpkins in Autumn! Again it’s something you can do with great company and is completely free, yay!

What do you love doing at the weekend?

Love always, G x

I am not a massively confident driver, so I never really drive any further than about 2 hours away. I love driving, just not places that I am not very familiar with.

My grandma lives in Stoke On Trent, which from my house, is about a 4 hour drive as I live down South. As I was driving, I wanted to make sure my car was fully prepared for the journey.

Mt first tip for preparing your car for a long journey is to check your tyres. I am lucky with my car that the computer built in will flash up on my screen telling me when my tyre pressure is low and to stop carefully and fill it up.
If this isn’t the case with your car, you should definitely check your tyres regularly. You can find your tyre pressure information either in your hand book, or on the inside of your door once you open it (This is where mine is!) It will then guide you which number you need to set the tyre pressure machine on to pump them up. You need to make sure this is 100% right otherwise you won’t fill them up enough, and may have to stop and add more on your journey, or if you fill them up to much – pop! No-one wants that.

That is probably my biggest tip with preparing for a long journey, your tyres are the main piece of your car which enable you to get from A to B.

Of course one of the most obvious tips is to make sure you have enough fuel. I personally hate stopping on the way for petrol, I like to fill up before hand and not fill up again unless I really have too.

And of course, for a long journey you can’t forget to stock up on drinks and sweets!

Whilst we were in Stoke, we didn’t drive around too much, just to the shops and back really so we didn’t over run the car, as we were only up for the weekend.

Of course you much make sure as the driver you get lots of rest, and never drive when you’re feeling over tired. If you start to feel sleepy, always pull over at a service stop, have a little break. After all- You’re better off late then dead on time.

My little mini did so well on it’s run up to Stoke. We stopped off once, but my car was fine, I didn’t need to check the tyres and I didn’t need to fill it up with fuel. Instead, me and my boyfriend decided we need filling up with a bite to eat. You have to make sure you are prepared yourself too for the journey.

We made it safe and sound to my grandmas, and we had a lovely weekend catching up and going out for a lovely meal. I don’t see my grandma too often as she lives quite far away, so I really cherish it when I go up to see her.

For the journey home, we of course did the same routine as before we left.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to check your tyres. You don’t want to be stuck on the motorway waiting for the AA to turn up!

You can purchase some really good quality and cheap tyres at Point S which I highly recommend. 

How do you prepare your car for a long journey?

Love always, G x