Bouncing Back – Knowing when to take time off, and when to come back fighting

Bouncing Back – Knowing when to take time off, and when to come back fighting

***I recently won Best Social Media at the navabi Blog Awards!! WOOHOO!! Thank you so much to those of you that voted for me in the main Best Blog category too – I came in around the 7th/8th place mark!***

It had been a hot minute since I wrote a blog post – you missed me? I bet you didn’t even know that I’d had a little break did you…¬†I wouldn’t blame you for not noticing, life has been pretty weird and busy as of late for us all, right?



That’s kind of the point of this post to be honest. All too often, when life gets a bit hectic and things start to change faster than we can handle it, you feel like you have to push something to the side to make life a little bit more bearable again. When you think “oh shit, I might actually explode if I don’t slow down for a bit” and you figure out what thing you want to move to one side to fit all the other stuff in, that can also make you feel a bit panicky – what if the thing you’re putting to one side is actually really important? If it affects someone else, what if they disengage? What if I end up on my own and miserable? Suddenly that thing you are moving to try and get a bit of space ends up taking up even more space than usual because you’re having a little panic – you still with me?!



Anyway, my life got a little bit hectic recently. I started a new job, my little side business Pearl Babes all of a sudden got very busy, I had some ill health and we had to deal with a sudden unexpected bereavement. I soon found that I had very little time to focus on just me – and it was really really getting me down. So, for my own mental health, I pushed this blog to one side. I panicked like FUCK when I did though – what if I lose followers? What if I become irrelevant? What if.. what if…what if…

But the thing is, dear reader, you can put anything in your life aside with ease if it is something within your control. If you control your own destiny with the thing you are setting to one side, you can control it in a month or so when you’ve had a little relax. So I stopped worrying about writing and creating new content. I’ve still worked with brands, I’ve still played with fashion, I’ve still spoke to you all on social media and all of this will still be here when I return too! The world will not stop spinning if I need to put myself first, and neither will yours if you need to do the same.


So here I am, dipping my toes back into the proverbial fashion blogger pool again! Can you call this a comeback if I never really went anywhere? Here’s to the next few months of calmer skies and fiercer fashion!¬†

I’m wearing:
ASOS Curve Jumpsuit – OUT OF STOCK (similar tagged)
Simply Be Leather Slider Sandals 
Tatty Devine Necklace (gifted by navabi)

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  1. June 29, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Sorry you’ve had a rough period *hugs* Glad that you did take some time out to look after yourself & give yourself a break though.
    Hope you’re feeling much better now, and I look forward to more awesome content from you when you’re ready!
    Also, feeling that jumpsuit!

  2. July 2, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Welcome back! And well done for realising that you needed to let something go for a while and having the courage to do so – it’s not easy to do.

  3. July 15, 2017 / 10:53 am

    I’m sorry you’ve been having such a rough time – here’s to the calmer sky! I already know the fashion will be fierce, your wardrobe is utterly enviable!

    I really need to follow your lead here, I’m so busy and stressed at the moment and feel like I need to stop – just stop everything. But then I feel so guilty if I cancel, or take a sick day, or miss a meeting, or a blog post. I just steep so much pressure on myself and I shouldn’t but its a hard habit to break!

    C x

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