I only went and missed my blog's birthday the other week, didn't I? Well, Happy Birthday blog! 6 years and going strong!

In all honesty, this blog has brought so much to my life, sometimes it's really hard to sit back and realise it. Sometimes I'm so caught up in the next thing and the next thing, that I never really take the time to think about all the amazing things I've managed to create, do or achieve.

I mean, who'd have thought that 6 years ago, when I started this blog as a secret little passion, I'd still be here, posting my self-portraits, ootd's and coffee shots loud and proud, hey? 

"she found hope right where she was."

From joy to stress, overwhelming happiness to creative woes, amazing experiences and amazing friends... just absolutely everything, this website has been by my side through it all, and, truthfully, I couldn't be more proud of the way my life has played out because of this little space on the internet.

The last 6 years have watched me grow from an insecure teenager, with a love for clothes, make up and taking photos, into some-what of a woman... a self-employed, organised, yet still wildly emotional and easily stressed out young woman, who lives at home with her parents and panics every time her TAX is due, haha.

I've gone from a college drop-out, life filled with mental illness, lost in the world, to someone who gets the opportunity to work with some of her favourite brands, do what she loves every day and is slowly finding her feet in life.

This blog has taken me through everything, through all the motions and the ups and downs. From recovery and mental health struggles, to dating and heartbreak and finding love. It's watched me find myself, lose myself, rediscover myself, express myself. It's a space where I've felt numb, happy, lost, inspired. It's a place to splurge my thoughts at any given moment. It's my own little bubble.

I sometimes forget that people everywhere can read what I type, but I think I just treat this as my safe space to get it all out, I guess.

Looking back on the pictures taken by my garden gate, my super colourful rainbow phase and the love-affair with the plain white bedroom wall, I see myself going through my life all over again. I watch myself chatting about make up, picking up new pieces to style, getting my first paid collaboration, trying out new hair styles, meeting new friends, meeting boys, ditching boys, going wild, attending events, modelling in countries far far away, dancing round my room with my camera on my tripod, sitting up early in the morning to type out my fresh thoughts.

I just go through it all over again.

So yeah, thank you to those of you who still take time out of their day to read this blog, and to those of you who continue to support anything I do on Instagram etc. Just thank you for being there. Without you guys, I don't know what on earth I'd be doing with my life right now haha.

I love this blog, and I love you all from the bottom of my heart!