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If there's one thing I've embraced over the years is the fact I can take fantastic chin photos and I'm proud of it.

I've been in a reflective mood recently (oh GOOD) and thinking about my school years. For the most part it was a good time but I also remembered how bloody hard it was. As a teenager you spend a lot of time figuring yourself out and that continues into adult life. From trying to fit into a friendship group to thinking 'can I say this or does it make me really weird, I have just met this person' in a new social situation. Guess what? So what everyone else is interested in parties every week and you just want to stay in and watch the Lord Of The Rings trilogy back to back. You shouldn't go somewhere or do something begrudgingly.

I'm a human that gets hyper really quickly and things get a bit strange but in a good way. I will sit and laugh at something that really isn't all that funny for hours, I'll take endless 'ugly' selfies on my friends phones as presents, set them as their backgrounds and probably burst into song in a stupid voice. The best thing is I feel happy doing so because that's my personality. Even now at 20 I'll go out and meet new people and feel 'I'm not cool enough to be here or know you' and that is really quite a shit way to feel. You want to make a good impression but at the same time you really don't want to scare the crap out of someone you met 5 minutes ago. I once met someone, drank far too much and proceeded to tell him that we were going to best friends from that day on, good thing that we are still friends then isn't it Laurence?

There is no point pretending to be something you're not, even if you're not being extreme like the folk on catfish pretending to be a 20 year old blonde female looking for fun when actually you're 33, married and a guy. I mean the little things. Embrace your quirks because 9/10 people actually like your uniqueness shall we say? Post your selfies despite how many likes they get because YOU like them, it's YOUR account and even post your multiple chin derps because let's all be honest here, THEY ARE FUNNY.

Never apologise for who you are, those are my words of wisdom for the day.



  1. Loved this post Trudy,

    I think there is nothing more amazing then people just being who they are, theres no point being a second version of someone else, always be a first version of yourself

    Gina x

    Life and Lights

  2. Your post reminds me of my favorite quote by Elizabeth Gilbert which reads: "Embrace the glorious mess that you are." Thank you for your encouraging words! It's always nice to be reminded to chin up and love who you are. I don't think women ever hear that advice enough.

    xx, MacKenzie

    1. that quote is a quote to live by! Thank you for your constant lovely comments x

  3. I agree completely!! Great post!:)

    Rachel x


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