Saturday, 9 January 2016

Me Time At My Place

Recently my sister introduced me to 'My Place' in Soho, where she now would refer to herself as a regular. My mum and I instantly relaxed in to the rustic charm and understood why it was one of her favourite spots for breakfast (even though we went for a late lunch). 
When I started the new year I made a promise to myself to make more time for me. I don't mean to blow my own trumpet or anything but I am constantly putting others before myself. This trait was certainly something I gained from my mother, who is exactly the same. Whenever a friend needs me to cheer them up, a family member wants support or someone I don't even know asks for help I tend to put them first. I have this fear of saying no, especially to ones I love and care about, often finding my feelings, needs and wants pushed aside. After doing this for what seems like years, I began to see myself slide away due to the lack of attention I had given to working on me. 

I thought what better as a new years resolution to make more time to do things I want to do, spend more of that energy on myself and to appreciate what I stand for. Often when you do things for people as much as I do they take it for granted and expect you to give up everything you have. This isn't a bad thing and I'm glad that I can be that way however looking forward at 2016 I have a lot of reasons to be more selfish. There are so many decisions that have to be made like me graduating, starting my life in fashion and moving to London - ones I can't really afford not focus on as the kickstart the rest of my life.
Like this little cafe in Soho, to find a gem you have to have be looking for it to see it amongst the busy surroundings. This is like trying to find happiness and comfort in yourself. This is my year to be able to enjoy the time I spend by myself. I struggle to believe I've been here for over 20 years yet still hate being alone. I aim to feel more comfortable with that which can only be done through doing it. As I tucked in to my maple syrup covered pancakes and sipped on my very well presented mocha it dawned on me. I needed my own little place or escape where I can go. In fact there could be more than one but a group of places to think and find yourself. The most exciting part is that they are out there waiting to be found and adored. 
2016 the year to find and love yourself!

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  1. I love these more personal types of posts! Plus your photography is amazing!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.fr

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    1. Thank you I always try to make sure my personality shines through. Photography is all down to a good lens x

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