Hello August, Hello Blog

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It’s been a few days since I’ve blogged so apologies for the lack of contact and communication but Dave and I were away for a few days in Spain with some close friends of ours and I decided to take a few days off.

If you read some of my posts last week, you’ll know that for the first time since I started blogging, I’ve been experiencing some writers block, and just doubting my blogging content and writing overall really.

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Starting a blog was a scary endeavour, mainly because I began sharing my life with the world. So sometimes I wonder whether I’m doing the right thing. The right thing by me, the right thing by you, my readers.

When I’m going through times like this, I always come back to one thing – I love writing. But blogging is so much more than just writing. It’s photo taking, it’s idea making, it’s finding ways to write good, interesting content, it’s trying to find your niche, it’s trying to find a following. And that’s not always easy, it takes time, it takes patience, it takes effort, but most of all, it takes passion.

My little blog has been around for seven months now and sometimes I can’t believe I’ve got this far. I’m averaging about 2,500 views a month with about 1,500 unique visitors so it’s doing pretty well. I’m by no means up there with some of the brilliant bloggers that I love and follow, but I’m pretty proud of what I’ve achieved so far.

I do question myself, I do worry that I’m doing the right thing, I do wonder where it’s going to take me, if anywhere. I hope it takes me somewhere. I suppose the sky is the limit as they say, I just need to believe that it is so that I can reach for it.

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But I’ve had a few days off to reflect, to think, to reevaluate, and now it’s time to get back to writing, and sharing my thoughts, loves, likes, interests and adventures with you all.

So on that note, I’d really love for you to comment below or get in touch on my facebook, twitter or instagram and let me know your thoughts on my little blog, what you like reading, what you don’t like reading, and help me steer it back on course so I can keep on growing.

I so appreciate all of you who take the time to stop by and read or like or comment, without you there wouldn’t be a blog. So from me to you… Thank you!

Sorcha x

Wednesday Writing

For the first time since I’ve started my blog, I’m properly experiencing writers block or more specifically, bloggers block. I knew it would happen, I knew it would come, but still I’m finding it so hard. Writing is my thing, it’s my escape, it’s my passion, it’s how I currently fill my days but as I sit here trying to write, nothing is coming to me – zilch, nada, diddly squat.

There’s so much I want to write and talk about, my travels, our big trip coming up at the end of the year, beauty products I’m currently trialling and testing, my anxiety that reveals its ugly mug every so often, my journey on trying to make a living doing what I love… I know I’ve a lot to say, but today I just don’t know how to say it.

I think I’m just having a weird week, maybe I’m overwhelmed by the fact that now I actually have the chance to do what I want to do, I don’t know. It’s one of life’s little tricks isn’t it; finally giving you the chance to discover, to excel, to grow, to be great, then testing you to see if you can live up to the challenge? Damn, I’m not doing too well so far.

I’m going away tomorrow for the bank holiday weekend so my plan was to write as many blog posts as possible and schedule them for while I’m away. But alas, the universe has decided that’s just not meant to be today.

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So instead, I’m going to have a coffee, go for a walk, meet some friends, try find some inspiration, then come back to my laptop and my thoughts later on. And, if you see a post popping up from me tonight or tomorrow then you’ll know I survived!

In the meantime if anyone feels like sending me some bloggers block tips I would really appreciate it. Or if there’s anything specific you’d like me to talk or write about, then please let me know that too.

I need all the help I can get today!

Sorcha x

Monday Motivation

I had a bad day yesterday. I can’t describe why, there was nothing wrong, in fact life is pretty great at the moment, but I woke up in one of those moods where I just couldn’t face a thing. I was moody, I was grumpy, I was teary and I had no idea why. That kind of bad day…

But as I so often do on bad days, I turned to words. To writing, to blogging, to quotes. Some of you may already know this about me, but reading quotes is one of my favourite things to do. It seems a bit ridiculous really, but I just get enjoyment from reading, no matter what I’m reading, and yesterday was one of those days where I just needed to read.

I needed to escape into another world, away from my mind, my thoughts, my crankiness, and forget that I was actually having a bad day. I needed to focus on something else.

Given that it was Sunday, and Sunday is usually the day where I spend a few hours lusting over things on Pinterest, I decided that Pinterest quotes were going to be my words of escapism. Some made me laugh, some made me cry, mostly they just brought a smile to my face.

Yes, I admit it, I’m one of those ridiculously clichéd people who has a quote for nearly every scenario, who dreams because of words on a page, who really believes in the messages they give. I’ve always been like this, so much so my best friend used to worry about my state of mind if she’d find serious life defining quotes scattered around my bedroom. I was always fine! Maybe a bit moody, or dreamy, or sad, or lonely, but I was always fine. It’s just that words have always been how I’ve dealt with everything in my life. Writing, letters, reading, blogging, quotes… Words.

Anyway in the interest of moving on from my bad day, and spreading some Monday Motivation, I’ve decided to share some of the ones I came across with you all.

The rain has come, the sun has gone, and I feel like it’s just one of those Mondays that needs a little bit of a lift and a smile.










And lastly, I’m sorry, but I just can’t resist this one…!


I hope these brought a smile to your face today! 🙂

Sorcha x

It’s The Little Things

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If you read my Monday Motivation blog post yesterday, you’ll know I was having a bit of a meh day. I was feeling a bit blah and in need of a lift somehow. And I got it!

Yesterday afternoon I got a notification from Elizabeth Arden that they loved one of my photos of their new Eight Hour Miracle Oil and wanted to use it on their social media sites. I was so excited! I’m certainly no photographer, in fact, the whole world of photography is a real learning curve for me, but given my love of Instagram, I try to make an effort to create pretty pictures.

Anyway next thing I know, they had shared the photo on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and it made me feel great. It’s such a small thing, I mean it’s only a photo I know, but there is something in a small victory that helps you to keep going.




You see, I’ve been having a bit of bloggers block the past few weeks. I’ve been questioning and second guessing myself, asking myself is there even any point in doing the blog. It’s a confidence thing I guess, plus sometimes you just worry that you’re boring people or that they are not even reading at all. So this really gave me the lift that I needed.

My blog isn’t specialised like other blogs, I love makeup so I write about beauty products; I love shopping and eating out so I write about what I buy and restaurants I go to; I love going away so I write about travel; I just got married so I write about weddings; and, sometimes I just love writing about random thoughts in my head. I’m not just a beauty blogger, or travel blogger or lifestyle blogger, I’m a little bit of everything, maybe that will work for me, maybe it won’t.

I’m still figuring it all out and have no idea where I’ll end up really. But yesterday gave me that small little push to keep going. What’s more, Charlotte Tilbury then also contacted me to say they wanted to use this picture in their social media and marketing materials.
So if ever there was a sign from the blogging gods, I think yesterday was it!

I’m sure I’ll have days like this again, there will be many of them no doubt. But like yesterday, once I realise that there are victories in the little things, and not to take things so seriously, then hopefully I’ll be able to snap myself out of it and keep writing.

Afterall, it’s the little things that mean the most.

Sorcha x

Monday Motivation

Today is one of those Mondays where I need a little something to get me going. I’m feeling a bit blah, and my positivity has been lacking somewhat over the last week or two. I always try to be positive no matter what’s going on in my life, but sometimes you just have a bad week.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know I tend to turn to words when I’m feeling like this. Sometimes I write, sometimes I read, sometimes I say my favourite quotes in my head. But always, always, I turn to words.

And today is no different. The sun is shining, it’s warm, summer is coming and I have so much to be happy about so my positivity should be high. But for some reason it’s just not.

So here are the words I’m turning to this morning to help make this day and this week a happy, positive one.

Happy Monday!

Sorcha x