I had a little epiphany yesterday.
I've been feeling quite uninspired about my blog for a while. I couldn't quite work out why, it's not that I didn't have things to write about or new products to review, or even that I wasn't in the mood to write; But just opening blank, drafted posts left me feeling indifferent. To be honest, I wasn't doing much in the way of trying to re-spark my love for it either, just hoping it was a phase and that'd it'd reappear over time.
But then yesterday I was talking to a good friend (and work colleague) about potentially setting myself some 'goals' for my work and it hit me.
I am not your idyllic inspiration. Yes, I have a blog and a YouTube channel and do this full time, but I am not white backgrounds, I am not minimalism (despite how hard I try to be), I am not designer and luxury and I am not your glossy perfection.
I am Katie Snooks. I have an unhealthy obsession with maps, I find half of my furniture left out on the street, I train in aerial circus and love talking about my sex life to shock my friends. I am under 5 foot tall, I love books, I have phobias, I am a hoarder, I wear the same outfits repeatedly. The most expensive item in my wardrobe is a £75 jacket and I have never spent more than £50 on a bag or a pair of shoes.
I feel like I had lost myself a little in this brand new world of perfect, glossy blogs/bloggers and was left feeling incomplete, but that is just not me!
I'm now taking a vow to be myself. I feel like everyone who knows me in real life knows I'm quirky, odd, hilariously awkward, have peculiar interests and so many life experiences and I don't think this translates at all to my online presence. I want to show you guys the real me, so I'm going to be honest and I'm going to enjoy blogging again by writing about things that I'm passionate about.
From now on I promise to be myself.