Daughter. Sister. Friend. Believer. Warrior. Writer. Voracious reader. Shoe Lover. Car Accident Survivor. Quasi philosopher. Prone to circumlocution. Beyonce stan. Retired cynic. On a quest to make a dent in the universe. Impossible to summarise in a few words.
It's been a while since I last blogged and it's been months since my last video blog. Today I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone.
The vlog is basically about caring less about what people think. I'm at a point in my journey where I've become wholly indifferent to mass opinion simply because:
1) Mass opinion is normally incorrect 2) When you imbibe the opinions others have of you those view will eventually kill you. 3) There are a lot of miserable people out there trying to spread their misery via their 'opinions'
Since 2011 is the year where I'm fully committed to living my love story, I guess this vlog is all part of the process. I've been reluctant to vlog for a plethora of reasons. However this year I'm trying to embrace vulnerability and do things I'm not naturally comfortable with doing. John Mayer says....."Even if your hands are shaking, And your faith is broken, Even as the eyes are closing,Do it with a heart wide open, Say what you need to say" So I'm saying what I need to say!
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Sidebar: The John Mayer reference is self-indulgent. I'm a massive John Mayer fan. Like...obsessively so. This week I've listened to his music even more than usual. Which is an incredible achievement since I play his music so much my mum actually recognises the 'Neon' guitar riff . I think one day I'm going to write a series of posts dedicated to my favourite music artists, Lauryn Hill, John Mayer, Donny Hathaway, The Dixie Chicks, Stevie Wonder...ok let me stop (Please no ad hominem criticisms of John in the comments section...he is amazing. Thank you)
Let me stop rambling. As a few people have asked, the turban I'm wearing in the video is from Miss Selfridge and the earrings are from Ebay. Due to my father's wishes my sisters and I never had our ears pierced as babies. I only got my ears pierced at age 16. It gives me great joy as an adult to wear hideous ghetto earrings and watch him flinch when I enter the room. They say the higher your weave the closer you are to heaven...I say the bigger your earrings the bigger your heart. Did that make sense? In hindsight I'm not completely sure...
Anyway! I hope you all have a good weekend. Oh yes one final thing.... If any of you have a photo booth you can lend me (seriously) please drop me an email. I'm planning a birthday party as I'm turning 24 (I know it's such a consequential age!). Really the party is in celebration of not dying in the car crash on my last birthday. I think considering the awful birthday I had last year, the least I can do is dress up (like a slag) and drink (like Lindsay Lohan) in celebration of life and living.
Have a great weekend and keep writing your love story,
P.S Even though you can't see much of it because of the turban, my hair in this video was done by a very talented lady named Andree Marie. One to watch! If you live in London I'd recommend you see her! You can find out more about her by clicking here!