Why I started blogging

Hello again!!

Somehow it’s ended up nearly a fortnight since I last posted and I honestly don’t know how. Time always seems to slip away from you when you’re really depending on it… it’s only two weeks until my first dissertation is due now and I’m sooooo nervous. I’m actually HATING summer me for opting to do two dissertations now… seriously what was I thinking.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking more and more recently about how glad I am that I actually started this blog. It may be small and I may be rubbish at posting on time (you can say that again!) but it has seriously given me so much joy. It sounds ridiculous, but I think just having an outlet to collect my thoughts and ideas and share them with people is doing me so much good.

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I’ve never really been an outgoing or confident person. In fact, I’m usually quiet and shy around new people. I’ve always been afraid that people won’t like me, that I’ll be too loud, unfunny or embarrassing. Even though I tell myself that I shouldn’t care – “be yourself and if they like you it will be genuine!” – it’s not always easy to be confident!

However, this blogging endeavour was a real challenge to me – to put aside the fear of ‘not being good enough’ and just do what I enjoy!

For me, fashion has made me feel better about the way I look. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder in the past which has made it hard for me to look in the mirror and like what I see… but with a good outfit, you can truly feel on top of the world. I especially love vintage fashion as I think it tells a story about the past – the fact we have so many amazing eras to mix and match makes it even better!

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Throughout my degree, I’ve always had in mind that I would someday like to teach. I love sharing my knowledge (and fervent geekiness) with people and inspiring others. However, I’ve realised that blogging also gives me the opportunity to speak to an amazing audience of people too. Not only that, but it’s the chance to be real and open up about things which often go unsaid. In the process, I’ve learned I like writing about not just fashion but body image, mental health and self-confidence too.

It’s ultimately the chance to speak out and say – we all need to be more real with each other.

So – although I’m new in this blogging journey, I’m really excited about the prospects it holds. I’m still nervous and doubtful about whether or not I’ll ‘succeed’, but how do you define success anyway? For me, it’s been enough in itself that this blog has given me the confidence to pose in pictures and post them online or to social media! I just hope that I will be able to inspire more people to gain confidence in themselves too.

Just as a heads up – in the next four weeks I have several deadlines approaching, so my posts won’t be as frequent as I’d like! However, after April 20th – I’M FREEEEEE (like the Genie moment on Aladdin!!) Please let me know what you’d like to hear from me, I absolutely love hearing from you and finding out what you enjoy from my blog!!

Lydia

Jacket – VintageΒ Laura Ashley

Pants –Β Marie Curie
Similar pair atΒ ASOS

Bag
– Vintage St Michael, M&S

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7 thoughts on “Why I started blogging

  1. Quinn Pascal says:

    Good luck on your dissertation! You got this! I love love love your outfit in those pictures! Your style is on point! I’ve always wanted to blog but I deal with terrible depression and anxiety and I’ve never been able to post consistently. It’s always with short bursts of confidence and then not again for a few months. I’m starting again now and this post has inspired me to stick with it this time (hopefully I do)! You’re awesome, thank you!!

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    • Lydia says:

      I wish I could tell you how much that comment means to me. ❀ I really hope you do keep it up and use blogging as an outlet to battle the anxiety and depression – and to know you're not alone!! You're completely amazing and unique so share that with the world!! xx

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  2. Tiffany says:

    You have a great blog Lydia! Just be you and keep your feet on the ground always. Thanks for sharing β™₯️ β™₯️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

    Xoxo,
    Tiffany

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  3. Lydia says:

    I love this so much! What you have written really resonates with me. I also appreciate your idea on vintage fashion. There’s so many decades i’d love to live in because of the clothes and hair styles and shoes and the stories they tell of that time.
    Goodluck with your assignments.
    P.s your insta photography is great!

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