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17 August 2019


Another year of my life has almost passed and tomorrow I’ll be turning 23, so I guess that makes me a definite official adult now? I’m one of those people that hates birthdays and I’ve never really been a fan of celebrating getting older. 

As someone who suffers with anxiety, birthdays are my worst nightmare! The expectation, the surprise, the having to interact and socialise with people who are talking about you. It’s just not for me. I think that we hype birthdays up so that they have such high expectations and then when they don’t live up that, we can feel disappointed. Anyways, I knew I wanted to commemorate my birthday in some way on my blog, but I was stuck as to how. I didn’t really want to talk about my birthday or talk about the things I’ve learnt since I was born because to be quite honest it’s been done before and I am still on a huge learning journey - I’m still really young! I don’t feel like I have lived long enough to share any kind of wisdom of what I’ve learnt because I’,m still learning every day and the things I would have shared a couple of months ago have changed as I grow and develop as an adult. 

So, instead I’ve decided to think about what I’ve achieved, what’s to come in the following year and be positive about turning 23. I feel like there’s so much I’ve done to prove I am bossing my way to turning 23 - I’ve established myself in my dream career, am a young leader about my favourite subject, have won a freaking blog award and am continuing to learn about my mental health and take the necessary steps to become a mentally stronger and more resilient person. I’ve proven I am capable of so much more than I ever thought possible. As a person, I don’t find life easy. My mind is sometimes the most poisonous place. I have marks on my body from times where I wasn’t strong enough or couldn’t cope with how much I was struggling on the inside. This year in particular, has tested my strength in more ways than one but the thing I choose to focus on is that I’ve made it. More so than I ever, I feel like I’ve made it away from the damaged person I used to be to be a stronger and fierce woman who is completely bossing it!

Checked Suit - The Ragged Priest // Top - Bershka // Boots - Dr Martens // Necklaces - ASOS and CarterGore // Hair - GreatLengths 

Being in your early twenties are all about self-discovery. Finding out who you, what you want out of life and coping with experiences and changes you’ve never had to before. I’m finally in a place where not only am I secure with the person I am but I have the experience and wisdom to cope with barriers and obstacles in my life. I have worked so hard to get to where I am because I am determined to be successful. I want to show everyone what I’m made of and how I am a force to be reckoned with. So, as I turn 23 I have just one birthday wish - to continue to boss my life and be in charge of creating a positive future for myself. 

Till next time, 
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  1. Happy 23rd birthday tomorrow!!!
    You look fabulous. I love the look of your outfit, how you accessorised it, and your outfit photos!
    May your anxieties stay conquered, your strength and ferocity dominate,
    and may all of your birthday wishes come true!



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