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Autumn

. October 03, 2018 .

Hello my loves. It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and written a life update or personal post. Perhaps the last one I wrote was before I left for Bali back in March, thick with excitement and anticipation about my upcoming adventure. Whilst there’s been a few posts sparsely in between, my presence on here has been somewhat lacking over the last few months and so the beginning of October and what feels like the real start of Autumn seemed like the perfect point to return a fresh with a catch up and update on life, lately.

It hadn’t been intentional, my absence to my little space here. I’d visualised sharing weekly updates of my travels in Indonesia and expected to be overflowing with inspiration and things to share with you. This idea was somewhat flattened on week three (of twelve), when I spilt a glass of kombucha over my keyboard whilst working in a trendy Canggu café. My trusty MacBook Air went kaput and I was limited to working from friends PC’s or my iPhone 7 Plus - which was then stolen a couple of weeks later.




I didn’t appreciate before how much the lack of my usual tools would stunt my motivation and creativity. And whilst I could continue to post on Instagram and work (at a kind of compromised level) on my sponsored content from a second hand iPhone 6 I bought out there, my desire to write kind of evaporated. 

Which is sad really, because sitting here writing this now I remember how therapeutic getting my thoughts out on here is for me. But almost like when you don’t speak with an old friend for too long, a kind of awkward distance forms and instead of starting the connection up again, it’s often easier to ignore it. And don’t get me wrong, I had plenty of distractions to keep me busy. Lots of new friends, new places to explore by the scooter I was just learning to ride. That and, of course, falling in head over heels in love.


And I suppose that’s where most of my energy went this summer. New relationships can be all consuming, the heady honeymoon phase when you’re totally inseparable. I mean there was a blissful 7 weeks between July and August where we didn’t spent more than a few hours apart. 

Between that and craving more travel and adventure upon my return from Bali I spent most of my time (and money) travelling between mine and his (we live a few hours apart) and across Europe on a few magical adventures. Still of course creating content and working on some great projects, but I’ll admit I haven’t been living up to my full work potential. And to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I cherish the memories made this summer and actually, not being super present in my online life has given me the perspective on what I really want to achieve with my creative work moving forward.



Life still feels a little in limbo, I’m nearly always living out of a suitcase, juggling jobs and a huge chunk of me yearns to be back in Bali or somewhere else tropical, living the simple life. But right now, thanks to the new season, I feel stronger and ready for what’s ahead. I’m back in the gym, back going to work events and spending time with my friends. My relationship has adapted around work (for us both) and evolved into cosy nights cooking dinner and watching Netflix on the sofa, which I appreciate just as much as those summer nights riding along a coast on a scooter somewhere.

I’m feeling better about work and a lot more motivated than ever. New-season campaigns are rolling in and I’m brimming with ideas in fact, so many so I don’t know where to start or what even to put into place yet. But I know I want to push myself more on this little space and life on the gram and potentially more too. I’ve been toying with extra business ideas lately, something consultant based or even my own little brand - but more on that in another post.


So here’s to autumn. The season that shows us how beautiful it is to let things go but also the turn of the season feels like a fresh start. I’m excited to let new ideas and relationships blossom and finally get back to one of my greatest loves — writing. I have plenty of content ideas planned, from travel guides, Bali life, advice pieces and style posts, but please do leave me a comment below if you have any suggestions. Happy October guys x

Shop the look: New Look coat (old – similar here), Lovers + Friends blouse via Revolve, Dorothy Perkins jeans (similar), Topshop shoes (similar)



Hello my loves. It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and written a life update or personal post. Perhaps the last one I wrote was before I left for Bali back in March, thick with excitement and anticipation about my upcoming adventure. Whilst there’s been a few posts sparsely in between, my presence on here has been somewhat lacking over the last few months and so the beginning of October and what feels like the real start of Autumn seemed like the perfect point to return a fresh with a catch up and update on life, lately.

It hadn’t been intentional, my absence to my little space here. I’d visualised sharing weekly updates of my travels in Indonesia and expected to be overflowing with inspiration and things to share with you. This idea was somewhat flattened on week three (of twelve), when I spilt a glass of kombucha over my keyboard whilst working in a trendy Canggu café. My trusty MacBook Air went kaput and I was limited to working from friends PC’s or my iPhone 7 Plus - which was then stolen a couple of weeks later.




I didn’t appreciate before how much the lack of my usual tools would stunt my motivation and creativity. And whilst I could continue to post on Instagram and work (at a kind of compromised level) on my sponsored content from a second hand iPhone 6 I bought out there, my desire to write kind of evaporated. 

Which is sad really, because sitting here writing this now I remember how therapeutic getting my thoughts out on here is for me. But almost like when you don’t speak with an old friend for too long, a kind of awkward distance forms and instead of starting the connection up again, it’s often easier to ignore it. And don’t get me wrong, I had plenty of distractions to keep me busy. Lots of new friends, new places to explore by the scooter I was just learning to ride. That and, of course, falling in head over heels in love.


And I suppose that’s where most of my energy went this summer. New relationships can be all consuming, the heady honeymoon phase when you’re totally inseparable. I mean there was a blissful 7 weeks between July and August where we didn’t spent more than a few hours apart. 

Between that and craving more travel and adventure upon my return from Bali I spent most of my time (and money) travelling between mine and his (we live a few hours apart) and across Europe on a few magical adventures. Still of course creating content and working on some great projects, but I’ll admit I haven’t been living up to my full work potential. And to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I cherish the memories made this summer and actually, not being super present in my online life has given me the perspective on what I really want to achieve with my creative work moving forward.



Life still feels a little in limbo, I’m nearly always living out of a suitcase, juggling jobs and a huge chunk of me yearns to be back in Bali or somewhere else tropical, living the simple life. But right now, thanks to the new season, I feel stronger and ready for what’s ahead. I’m back in the gym, back going to work events and spending time with my friends. My relationship has adapted around work (for us both) and evolved into cosy nights cooking dinner and watching Netflix on the sofa, which I appreciate just as much as those summer nights riding along a coast on a scooter somewhere.

I’m feeling better about work and a lot more motivated than ever. New-season campaigns are rolling in and I’m brimming with ideas in fact, so many so I don’t know where to start or what even to put into place yet. But I know I want to push myself more on this little space and life on the gram and potentially more too. I’ve been toying with extra business ideas lately, something consultant based or even my own little brand - but more on that in another post.


So here’s to autumn. The season that shows us how beautiful it is to let things go but also the turn of the season feels like a fresh start. I’m excited to let new ideas and relationships blossom and finally get back to one of my greatest loves — writing. I have plenty of content ideas planned, from travel guides, Bali life, advice pieces and style posts, but please do leave me a comment below if you have any suggestions. Happy October guys x

Shop the look: New Look coat (old – similar here), Lovers + Friends blouse via Revolve, Dorothy Perkins jeans (similar), Topshop shoes (similar)


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