TUESDAY TALK | changes, first date and blogger love

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LIFE UPDATE
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I started this blog last April because I was at a point in my life where I didn't want to keep writing about award shows and other little things that I just wasn't interested in. I wanted to write about personal things like my relationship with my mum, my miscarriage, my mental health. But I was afraid to put my name on the end of them. So I decided to create this incredible blog and keep my identity a secret. Creating and writing content for this blog has been the most incredible experience and the most beneficial therapy for me. 

If you have read some of my most recent posts like; 'Unapologetically Me' and 
'My Life According to Me', you'll know that I have never been happier than I am right now. I am 100% comfortable, confident and content with myself. Which is why revealing my identity has been on my mind a lot recently. I haven't made my mind up for definite yet but I'm so proud of myself and the content that I'm creating, that I kind of want to put my name at the end of it. I want my picture attached to this site. I want you, my incredible readers, to know the name and face of the person behind my proudest accomplishment. I'm going to think more about it over the next week before I make any decisions. I'd still have the same name because I still stand by why I created Safe Haven; Anonymous Letters in the first place - to provide a safe place for people to publish a personal post anonymously.

One thing I do want to change is my design. Since making the decision to devote all of my time and energy to turning this into my career, I realised that I don't like the red much. I have a vision of it looking more clean and professional but still 100% me and welcoming. I'll be honest, I haven't got a clue where to start. So if you have any advice or tips to create my dream blog then I am all ears! Please. 

So, do you remember me mentioning in the 'My Life According to Me' post that I really wanted to get my hair dyed? Well I have a consultation on Wednesday! I just want to get it done now. NEW DO, NEW YOU! I don't know about you, but I feel like the best version of myself when I get my hair done. I don't know what it is but it just feels like it's the beginning of a new chapter. Speaking of new chapters; I have a date on Thursday. Me...a date...What?!


I'm nervous as hell but I promised myself that I would say yes to the things that scare me. Although I did freak out a bit and started looking for excuses not to go, but then my bad-ass woman of a friend said the perfect thing to me - "Just think, instead of making it all about you going on a date, think about how it would make a great topic for a blog post about getting over your fear". Is she the best or what? I'm trying to not think about it too much now until the day.

I'm a big fan of Shawn Mendes. So imagine my excitement when I learn that he is headlining at Fusion Festival in my hometown! The tickets went on sale and I had my bank card at the ready until I noticed that a general admission ticket is over £50. Like c'mon! But I have THE best, best friends to ever exist because they were willing to spend fifty-odd pound so I can see Shawn Mendes. If that's not love I don't know what is. So I'm going to Fusion Festival! Super happy about the rest of the line up as well though. I absolutely love Louisa Johnson's voice so I can't wait to see her. And I've seen Years & Years live before and they where unbelievable so it'll be amazing to see them again.

I've been reading through a hell of a lot of blogs recently and I have a love/hate relationship with product reviews or monthly favourite posts. Why? They're great but I end up spending money. 

The Avon True Colour Lipstick in the shade Wine with Everything, immediately got added to my list of things to buy this week after reading a fab February Favourite's post over on Everything Evening

I have been on the hunt for the perfect skincare product for quite a while now. I have sensitive skin and I suffer with breakouts a lot so I have to be careful what I put on my face. And then I found a post about The Body Shop's Tee Tree range over at Always Believe In A Miracle, and I knew I just had to buy it! Samantha - you're a star! 

My bank account doesn't appreciate posts like that but I do so keep 'em coming! Leave links to your blog down below so I can check them all out.

What do you think about me revealing my identity? Do you have any advice for me before I change my design? 

And please share any first date tips!

All my love

xx

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