Wednesday, 6 July 2016


As a 26 year old woman (yes, apparently I am classed as one of those now... even though I still spend my spare time singing to Disney soundtracks and googling things like 'how to cut a pineapple') - I spend ALOT, and I mean alot, of my time moaning, critiquing myself, stressing over minor mishaps and generally wishing for other or better things.
Earlier this week as I was getting ready for work it kind of hit me that doing this was kind of... well, ridiculous. 

I am SO lucky to have the life I do. 
Why am I moaning about gaining 1lb and not looking like Jessica Alba or being stressed because I'm a bit strapped for cash for the last week of the month? 

Living in a world full of social media, gorgeous celebrities with enviable lives and general glitz and glam it is really hard not to get caught up in the longing for more - that green eyed monster.

I have all 4 limbs, am on the whole - healthy, I can see, I can hear, I can smell - I have an amazing family, boyfriend and best friends that have been with me since I was a child, I live on a beautiful island.... there is no reason I should be moaning - I should be bloomin' well grateful.

I wake up in the morning, in my own flat surrounded by hundreds of things that I don't really need but have anyway - head to my kitchen where there is food, running water and head off to a job that I love! (What is there to moan about really? That I ran out of £2 raspberries...?) 

I don't know why looking in the mirror that morning bought all this on but it's something that's made me think constantly this week and started to change how I look at things.

Before the photo above I would think ... oh god look at those hips, my arms look chubby, I wish my bum was better (and I'm not going to lie and say that I still don't think those things on some level) but I've got to look at the positives of the photo - I'm in Mallorca on a gorgeous beach, so lucky, my bikini was a bloody bargain from ASOS (£10!) and compared to 5 years ago I look great! 

Be proud of who are you, embrace the flaws you think you may have and smile! 
It's alot nicer seeing, talking and interacting with positive people - negativity is draining, so unbelievably draining, it's time we cleansed ourselves of it! 

It's time to start looking at everything as a glass half full, not half empty. Out-way the negatives with the positives and LIVE life. 

I should be totally and utterly grateful and at peace with what I have - as there are so many people in the world with nothing. No family, bad health, nowhere to sleep - most of us take what we have for granted and it is about time we stopped. 

I'm not sure whether this is a sign of maybe finally growing up a bit but it's a start. I mean it's all pretty obvious but we need to appreciate what we have a little more than we do.

Focus on what you DO have, not on what you do not.

What do you have to be grateful for? 


  1. Love this post! You really put life into perspective. It's nice to read something so positive and inspiring. By the way, you look gorgeous!!

  2. agreed, we have so MUCH to be thankful for! :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. I think you look great! It's so important to be thankful for what we have - I was thinking that on the way into work today. I've found as I got into my late 20s (I'm 29 now) I've been noticing it more. More to build on for the future!
    JH |

  4. Love this post and you look absolutely amazing - kill to have your figure xx

  5. This post is so well written and sometimes it's so important to reflect and take perspective! And by the way, you have a great figure xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

  6. Love this post! I agree that sometimes we overlook our blessings in life and have so very much to be grateful for xx

  7. Such a refreshing post to read Kirstie! We totally get caught up now in all these 'Insta-lives', we should be SO grateful for what we have!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  8. What a lovely post - and I agree completely life is about living!

  9. Kirstie, this is very refreshing, and funnily enough, I actually wrote up my own post about this this morning (before I even read yours! 😄).

    You are incredibly beautiful and I cant even imagine how many times I've had to stop myself from getting caught up in all of the famous "instagram influencers" lives. It's ridiculous.

    Your body can do so many things and you have so many opportunities. I'm proud of you!



  10. yes! excellent attitude, go you :)

  11. Awesome post : ) Such a sunny outlook, as always xx

  12. So true. We should be grateful for what we have, such a lovely post. All about these positive vibes. Xx


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