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Don't Beat Yourself Up Just Yet...

Monday, 20 February 2017

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Recently I have been beating myself up about my lack of achievement and progression in my life. I have been struggling with my procrastination within blogging and the constant tumbleweeds that have been sweeping across my inbox for the past few months. I have been punishing myself, calling myself negative terms like "stupid, weak, boring and useless" because when I look on social media, I feel like just about everyone and their grandma is achieving something great. And yet, here I am, hating my job, hating my body and hating who I am, because I feel like I'm not achieving all of the things I want to do, but feel like I just don't have the time or mental capacity for!

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 You see, my problem is, I've always been ambitious and hardworking. I've always been the girl who would set a goal and relish in the journey it took to achieving it. And when I finally did, I would feel motivated to achieve something even greater than this.

To be completely honest, I don't really know what has happened, but setting and achieving goals, has become a lot more of a challenging task than what it once was when I was a youngster and would set goals to achieve good grades. I don't know whether it's my declining lack of self-esteem or the fact that physically I'm just not what I used to be (Gosh I sound like such an old lady when I say that!). Mentally and physically I've become a lot weaker, and I guess I just don't have the energy or speed to attack and achieve my goals as fast and fiery as I used to. And now I am drowning myself in self-defeat and cognitions of slimy comparison.

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Comparison in the blogosphere and social media world is rife at the moment. I see it everywhere I go and I would be lying if I didn't say I haven't played a victim to this thief of joy. Because I have, every single time I log onto a social media app and see someone tweeting about something amazing they have done or are about to do, I feel this annoying need to compare and contrast. And do you know what the funny thing is? It's not even like I'm not happy for everything that I see other bloggers and creatives achieving, I am, I couldn't be more happier if I tried. I love when people achieve their goals and I am all for celebrating people achieving their dreams. It's just I always have this niggling little voice in the back of my head saying: "What about me? Why am I not achieving great things too?"

 And so I began to ponder. I started to reflect on the previous year and actually was able to devise a list of smaller goals I had achieved in the traumatic year that was 2016 (which is saying something, because 2016 imo was definitely cursed!). I realised that I had managed to go on two dates with TWO GUYS (heck of an achievement for an introvert like moi), taken on more psychological responsibility at work (which is essential for my future plans to becoming a psychologist) and have become more mindful and happier within my every day life.

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In reflecting on these things, I came to realise, that lo and behold, I was bloody achieving. I was doing it. I may not have been accepted onto a doctorate clinical psychology programme, but I was still making strides towards my career goals in some way. I may have had to change the entire plot of my novel, but I was changing it for the better and that was more important. A relationship may not have sprang from the two dates I did go on, but I had stepped out of my hermit crab comfort zone and that was something I never thought I would've been able to do in a million years! I may not have been completely 100% in mood, but I was definitely having a lot more happier days than I had, say 3 or 4 years ago. I was doing something. And in doing something, I was achieving.
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I guess what I'm trying to say is...don't beat yourself up, if on the surface it appears that you aren't achieving your goals. Perhaps you aren't succeeding in the big, flamboyant way that you had hoped, but if I've learnt anything, there is always something smaller that you ARE doing and that should always be celebrated. So maybe, you aren't working with the biggest brands in the business or getting engaged to the man of your dreams - it doesn't make you a failure...PERIOD!
The bigger goals and achievements will come eventually, they sometimes just take a little bit more time and a little more graft - but that's ok. Because while we work fruitlessly to smash those goals out of the park, we are ticking so many smaller boxes, which are contributing to our  own personal records of achievement.
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If like me, you are beating yourself up about not achieving some of your more important and bigger goals, don't. Turn it around. Look for the positives that are already staring you directly in the face. Choose a day, take some time, put on some music and reflect. Reflect on the year or years just gone and think of all of the great things you have done. Think of all of the wonderful ways you may have helped someone. Think about what has made you happy. And- WRITE-THEM-DOWN. Create a visual representation of your achievements and make yourself feel good. It's ok guys, you will rule the world one day, but right now, let's celebrate the fact that you are already ruling your own personal world!
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5 Ways to a Valentines All By Yourself!

Monday, 13 February 2017


This post is for the single, the committed, the married and the ones who are forever wishing they could kiss their pet cat and turn him into a human, just so that they could marry him already. Because, in all honesty, no-one quite gets you like your cat does! (FYI, This is in no way, shape or form directed at myself, I am not attracted to my cat...I SWEAR!)

Ah Valentines Day. A day of love. A Day of Passion. A day in which, I am violently thrust into a sea of red and inflated heart balloons and forced to remember that I am single and alone and probably will be for a very LONG TIME. In my younger years (pahaha "younger years" who am I? My grandmother?!) I always struggled with this "Valentines" day. In our high school they had this very cute (but also horrid) tradition of selling roses for the students to buy. They could be given in person by the buyer (if they were brave enough) or delivered anonymously in class to the person. On this day, I always seemed to struggle a little more internally. I was a little bit less confident, a little more insecure, but also a little more hopeful. Hopeful, that finally, my day had come for someone to appreciate who I was and what I looked like. But alas! I never received a single rose throughout my entire 4 years at that school, they always went to my more, beautiful and "rose worthy" friends, instead of me. This sucked major balls of course, but it also helped to teach me something.

It taught me, that Valentines Day did not have to be about showing love to others. It could also be about showing love to yourself and appreciating all that you have to offer. Loving yourself and the skin that you are in, is so much more important than getting a bloody rose (FYI - I am totally not bitter about this!) - I only wish I had known that all those years ago!

Anyway, this Valentines Day, like countless others since I hit the ripe old age of 20, is going to be spent focusing on MYSELF and MY happiness. So what if I don't have a significant other, and the guy I thought was perfect for me is now halfway across the world. Or that the guy who came after that, was pretty neat, but I chucked because of commitment issues. Or that I am nearly 23 and have never been in a relationship long enough to say we were going "steady". It's ok folks, it's all ok. This Valentines Day I am looking after me, myself and I. And if like me, you are alone this Valentine's day, perhaps your BF is off travelling or like me, only have the company of your cats, then this one is for you guys, it's time to spread a little love, right back around to yourself!


Here's are 6 ways to have a loving Valentines day with yourself:

1) Start the day right...There is nothing quite like indulging a few of your favourite things in the morning to kickstart the day. I'm sure you all have your own special something that you save for mornings when you need that extra special pick me up. Mine is staying in my pyjamas, having left over takeaway and binge watching a couple of Gossip Girl episodes on Netflix. What's yours? Find it and start your day of self-loving the right way!

2) Do Absolutely Nothing...Such a simple thing to do, but one so many of us neglect to do. I know I am the worst at doing nothing, I am constantly in auto pilot mode, rushing around, driving here there and everywhere and working my arse off! Sometimes it pays to just switch off, forget everyone and do absolutely f*ck all (pardon my french guys and gals!). After that morning indulge, just spend some time doing nothing, worrying about nothing, thinking about nothing and just be. A little mindfulness will go a long way when you're spending Valentines day alone.

3) Eat your favourite food...Ok so I know I've mentioned food already, I mean sorry- You guys already know I'm a major foodie, I can't help it! Maybe I'm slightly biased because I'm a comfort eater, maybe it's because food is just so bloody awesome, I don't know...but there's something about  indulging in the food you love. Yeah! It's a day of love, so why not eat the food you love...right? Right?

4) Dress up...or not...I have a love hate relationship with glamming it up. A lot of the time I love looking glam, and fancy pantsy, but the effort of getting to that  fantsy pantsy look is just too much for my lazy arse to bare. 😅 So more times then none I will opt to remain in casual daywear. Exhibit A...


But there are the rare occasions when I get a burst of energy and decide to "GLAM" it up. And when I do, it injects a bout of confidence within me that I never knew I had. Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is. However you choose to dress this valentines day, make sure it makes you feel happy. Now if that means spending the day lounging around in enviable Boohoo loungewear then do it. Or if means dressing up in a bodycon and a full face, then you do you girl. It's your day, show yourself that love!

5) GET HAMMERED...Get drunk. Get completely smashed and go insanely wild and party like it's project frickin X...Ok just kidding. Don't do that or - do that, if it makes you feel good, just remember to stay safe.

When I say get hammered I mean do something to finish off the day that will leave you with a burst of energy and series of memories that will bring you joy for the remaining 10 months of the year when you're still single. If getting hammered means grabbing your best girls and painting the town red - do it! If getting hammered means watching the entire Harry Potter series in one sitting - then do it! Just because you are single or alone on Valentines day, does not mean that the day or night does not have to be a memorable one. Make it fun. Make it one to remember. Make it your most loved one yet!

I will be spending this Valentines day single... and alone, for the umpteenth time. But do you know what? I'm ok with it, and I'm going to take my own advice and make sure that I attempt to do at least 1 of the 5 things on this list, just to show myself a little more love and to make the day memorable. I hope you guys can give it a go too.

Are you spending Valentines Day Alone? What Do you Usually do to celebrate the Day?



I Like to Dress Like a Man...So What?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

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So I like to dress a little manly. So what? I'm still a woman.
The above caption is something I have had to repeat to SO many people over the years, including my own immediate family. Along with; no I do not think I was born in the wrong body. And no, I am not a lesbian. I like Men, but I also like Men's styling just as much. And doing so, does not make me weird. It's just makes me androgynous.

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For years I have struggled to understand society's precedence upon women belonging to dresses and men belonging to their suits. I could never comprehend it, because if this was supposed to be the United Kingdom, a place so sure of it's freedom of speech and also expression, how then, was I now being opposed for wanting to wear a waistcoat and  trilby hat to my high school prom. Or a Fedora and blazer to my first date. Why was I being judged?
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You see, for me, fashion has always been my freedom of expression. My expression of style has always been a translation of myself and a chance to allow people to peer a little deeper into the soul I am so careful to keep hidden. I have never been afraid to wear what I wanted, dress the way I wanted, because of the way it would make me feel and the joy it would bring to my heart. Now I don't know about you guys, but to me, that's what fashion is all about, having fun with it and it making you feel happy.

Recently however, I have started to feel a little less confident with my choice of clothing. Now I don't know whether it's the feeling of impending doom with Trump's rule and his archaic views or my incredulous record of being able to catch and hold onto a man (jheeze, it's funny, how I always find a way to bring myself back round to that sore point eh?) but I have been really struggling with my overall appearance and wondering whether I needed to start "glamming" and "girling" myself up a little bit in order to start to conform with the societal conventionalists in order to see a different set of results in my life.
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But then I had a wake up call and thought, abso-bloody-lutely-not! My style is my strength. My style is my outlet, it is what makes me happy. It is what makes me strong. It is what has got me through some of my most toughest times. My personal style is a part of me. And just because I am struggling with my self-esteem and confidence, changing myself, to fit in with what is already out there, is not going to help matters in any way, shape or form.
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So yeah, maybe this outfit is something that looks like it has been plucked straight from a 1950's gangster biopic, but I like it and for all it's worth, I think it is totally funky and S-A-S-S-Y af. (Gosh I must stop with the 'af's' for all my sins!)

I guess I took these photos to reiterate the fact that my personal style, although conventionally a little "manly" is actually kind of cool and if I like it, then that's all that matters.
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These photos were taken in the uber cool Temple church area, in the lawyers district of London. To tell the truth, it was truly nerve-racking to shoot there, because it was swimming with suited and booted conformist lawyers and I had a momentary lapse of "let me get my coat back on-before-they-all-laugh-and-jeer-at-how-completely-unlaweyer-like-I-look".  But I quickly got over it and posed my ass off to create these BOMB af (there it is again) photos, which I have to thank my bud Sabreena from 'The Girl in the City' for freezing her arse off for, to get these fabbity fab shots. Thanks dude!
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5 Reasons Why I NEED My Space!

Sunday, 5 February 2017


99% of the time I am somewhat proud and not so proud to say, that I, Heather Chambers am indeed an introvert, hermit crab and serial isolator. Look, don't get me wrong, I like people, I like being around people. I like laughing with people, I even like getting drunk with people - but that's another story for another post. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I like people, but I like being on my own a hell of a lot more and people (especially guys) don't always, necessarily understand why I frequently need to spend time on my own and why I find it comforting to retreat into my shell every now and again.

Here I have listed the 5 MAIN reasons why I need to have my space from time to time:

1) I am a thinker. I like to think. Mostly my thoughts are shallow and usually fall along the lines of 'What am I having for dinner tonight' and 'Was that guy on the train really checking out my ass?' But every now and again, I like to think about life, religion, love and the unsolved meaning of our very existence. I think so much that, my brain goes into overdrive and I end up overthinking, daydreaming and living out my days in an absent minded frenzy. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, I need my space to think these wild thoughts, just like an artist needs their studio or a runner needs a track. I'm a thinker and I need my space.

2) I am terrible at being social. I basically suck at it. Over the years I have managed to perfect the art of pesudo socialising. But the majority of the time, there is only so many social situations I can take before I start to get tired, run out of interesting things to say and completely shut down. I don't mean to be this way, it's just part of my introvert tendencies and something I unfortunately can't help. After a day of socialising I will always need some time away to recharge and rest up after exhausting myself in chatting and struggling to keep up with conversations.

3) I don't like to burden people. Whenever I'm going through a hard time, you'll probably spot it, in the way that I slowly start to isolate myself. Now while isolating yourself with your problems is never really a good idea, it's one of the ways that I am able to reflect on what i'm going through and it's my chance to try to come up with ways to nip the problem in the bud.

4) I grew up with just my immediate family. Most of our extended family members either lived in a different city or a different country at least 5000 miles away. 90% of the time a lot of what we did, was together as a 4 or as a 5.  I'm not used to large group gatherings because I never went to any. It was always just us. And I guess in a way when you aren't used to doing something, when you start doing it, it can be a struggle. When I go to large group gatherings now I find it weird and feel slightly out of place. I start to crave the comfort of a more smaller and intimate gathering, with only 3 or 4 people. When this happens I feel the need to recluse because being in such a large group is just way too overwhelming for me!

5) People are horrid. Not all, but a lot of the ones I read about and a small minority of the ones I have had the displeasure of meeting are. There is no denying that humans suck major balls around 75-80% of the time. They kill, they shame, they ridicule and for what? All for their own selfish, personal desires. Human beings can be so selfish sometimes and sometimes I just need to shut myself away from the world, away with my thoughts and away in the solitude of my own fruitful mind.

So yeah, those are the 5 reasons why I need my space, I promise I'm not a hater of people (Even though from this post it might sound that way) It's just sometimes due to my personal characteristics and experience, I need time away from large groups to relax, think quietly or just simply recharge. And while I know that some people need to be around others as a coping mechanism, I sometimes need the opposite and need to be away in order to progress and that's just the way it is.

10 Things I Am Tired of Seeing in the Blogosphere

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

I love the blogosphere, anybody who knows me could tell you that. Starting this blog has changed my life in a way I never thought it could. I've been able to meet people who are just as weird and wonderful as myself, been able to grow my confidence and self-esteem and it's been a great creative outlet amongst all of the factual science of my psychology career. But I've been doing this thing for nearly three years now and a lot of the things i remember seeing in my early days of blogging and thought that they were just seldom occurrences or one off's are really starting to become the norm in the blogosphere and it's getting ridiculous. Even though I began blogging in 2014, (which is nothing compared to those who started in 2006), I have (Dare I say it) "been around" and I have grown ridiculously tired of seeing certain things and I'm about to rant every single one of them about to you. So sit down, grab a bag of chips and lets get stuck in!

DISCLAIMER: This post, in no way, relates to ALL bloggers. Because not ALL bloggers are doing these things. Nor am I singling out any particular blogger with these things. I am just simply discussing a collection of things I have started to become more and more aware of in my (nearly) 3 years of blogging. 

1) Faking it.
So I'm going to start with the MOST annoying thing that is circulating and gaining  a lot of negative traction right now, not to mention it is annoying and unfair as f*ck - Bloggers buying followers, likes and comments! I can't even begin to explain how frustrating it is to see bloggers, or so called "bloggers" gain thousands and thousands of followers all by the click of a button and the swipe of a card. It's demoralising and makes you think that all of the hard work we put in as bloggers is basically worth crap and I am so tired of this!

2) Not Enough support.
There are some major talented people out there guys, so let's share the love! There are so many bloggers out there who are already doing this, which is great, but I think we need to do it more - myself included. We really need to start celebrating our achievements a hell of a lot more, because we really do work our socks off! Don't be afraid to toot that horn of yours either, it doesn't mean you're being vain, it just mean you are being proud of what you've achieved and if anyone has a problem with that, you can direct them my way! 😂

3) Lack of racial diversity. 
Bloggers of colour are just not being represented enough. They are not getting the opportunities that so many of them deserve. I am so tired of seeing the same bloggers, at the same event, all the time. Come on brands, mix it up a little, show me something new!

4) Copying.
I mean do I really need to say more? Just don't do it. Period. It's all well and good being inspired by a person's work and creativity, but full on copying a blog post or a creative concept is a big fat no, NO in my book and it blows my gasket. Create-your-own-shit! It doesn't have to be perfect, but at least then you know it's yours.

5) Seeing the same posts ALL the time. 
Now look, I'm not saying that people can't write about their latest MAC Beauty Haul or another lipstick review, because I still post similar things to that too sometimes. I'm just saying that now that the blogosphere is so saturated, more and more people are writing similar posts and I have grown tired of seeing them. I want to see something different, something funny. Something creative. The big pot of bloggers posts just need to be mixed up a little bit to create some fiery spice.

6) Haters:
 I am so tired of people hating on someone for wanting to speak up about something that is important to them and something that is important to society. Well you know what they say: if you can't take the heat in the kitchen, then get OUT! Basically if you are going to hate on us bloggers, go and hate somewhere else, because there is absolutely 0 room left for haters in my ideal blogosphere.

7) Brands and their horrible attitudes and approaches they take to working with bloggers. 
Promising just "exposure" for an outfit post, to which you had to stand out in the freezing cold for at least 2 hours just to get the perfect shot and then spend the whole of the next day editing them to some mid-level dose of perfection, and then having to find a way to describe the outfit in a way that doesn't make your readers fall asleep...ALL of this, only to be given "exposure" which is very often, ONE TWEET showing you wearing the brands item and a tag to your twitter page. I mean come on guys! I'm sorry to the brands who don't do this, but Bloggers are hard workers and essentially writers, we deserve our fee just like every other creative out there!

8) Oh and while we're on the topic of brands; 
Brands requiring bloggers who have a large following to work with. However when bloggers tag them in their outfit posts on Instagram and Twitter, they only want to repost or retweet the "BIGGER" bloggers. And do you know what, I get why they want to do that, it's good for their brand, it's good for their business. But would it bloody kill them, every once in a while to just repost or RT the odd smaller blogger. I can assure you we would get to the follower count you so greatly desire a lot quicker if you just gave us a chance!

9) And while we're on the topic of bigger bloggers...
I am so tired of seeing the same old bloggers being promoted in the blogosphere. Now I'm not saying they aren't talented, because some of my favourite bloggers are considered to be "BIG". I'm just saying, the blogging salt bag needs to be shaken up a bit, because the flavours are getting a little bit bland. I want to see more of the smaller bloggers being promoted, more of them being given big campaign deals and lots of amazing opportunities, because there are some really inspirational people out there, they just haven't been given a chance yet!

10) Bloggers not using their voices and power for the greater good. 
I cannot count the amount of times something trivial, traumatic or provocative has taken place across the world and all of these so called "influencers" have kept quiet. When the #BlackLivesMatter movement was flying around last year, I could count the amount of bloggers who stood up, tweeted or supported the fact that change needed to happen and encouraging others to do this. Now I'm not trying to force people to speak up about things, but to me, I feel like a little bit more compassion could be shown from "bigger" bloggers surrounding important life events. They have a voice, I don't understand why they aren't using it. It seems like all some of them want to use it for is to shout to the rooftops about their latest designer purchase. Oh yeah, that's really shaping lives that is (she says sarcastically).

Soooo, yeah, that's what has been driving me up the wall in the blogosphere. Phew! That got a little more hefty than I initially intended it too, but I just felt like there was so much I wanted to get off my chest about what's been really bugging me in the blogosphere lately. Hopefully 2017 will be the year, some of the things on this list will change. Here's hoping eh?!

Do you agree with any of the things I've included in this list? What are you tired of seeing in the blogosphere?