You okay hun?

I sat down to write this post and sort of didn’t really know what exactly I was trying to say.

I find I don’t like to do a “dear diary” inspired blog post but now and then sometimes, you just need to pen shit down.

The main jist of this post is Am I okay?

I don’t mean in it in the sense of am I feeling sad, or down I just ask myself that question at least once a week and more than likely it’s me taking the piss out of myself.

As my 26th birthday draws closer I’m finding myself taking the piss out of my life more.

Do I have all the stereotypical things I’m meant to at this age?

All arrows point to NO.

I’m making no moves on leaving the family home, I don’t have a partner but am I happy in myself?

All arrows on this front point to YES.

Of course I would love to have my own place with my own boyfriend and be living the high life fashion career I want; but in reality I’m not financially stable enough to live on my own. Any boy that shows interest in me I literally run the other direction. On the job front I am content and while this is happening I’m making moves on making my name successful.

When I listen to some of my more successful friends with their dreamy relationships I definitely feel left out and sad for a minute but the next breath I’ve forgotten about it and realise that if and when all these things are meant for me they will arrive.

In the mean time, I’m gonna concentrate on me, owning every colour suit there is and making memories with every single amazing person in my life.

So am I okay?

Yeah babes I’m just doing me.

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

Is imitation a form of flattery?

When growing up there was always the well known thing of being a “copycat”.

In primary school it was the simplest little things to having the same pencil case as daisy at the same table in your class…

To secondary school were everyone was trying to avoid having the same “Morgan” or “Kooki” bag.

Thankfully everyone grows up and life moves on – but in the world of social media and Instagram has this childlike phase made an ugly reappearance?

As we all know bloggers and social media influencers have a pressure to be on top of their “insta game” with fresh outfits and edgy af pics. We all like a “I’m not looking” pose (see above) ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ and if there was a photogenic wall to be standing in front of you’ll find us there.

And let’s face it – we all love to see this and for me I love to take them!

But how far does this go? Do people just look at everyone’s photos as just that – a photo? Or do they see the thought and background process behind it? If yes then is it a pisstake when you see someone ripping off someone else’s creative content on to their own feed? Or is it a thing of the “now”?

What can we really do?

I’m asking these all in rhetorical questions as I genuinely don’t know the answer.

I have came across more and more accounts over the last few months that when I look at them they just scream another bloggers name to me.

A little bit of me feels like sending them to said blogger and being like “ hun does this not piss you off” in hindsight though what can they do? Is it a compliment? Or is it a rip off on someone else’s work?

Personally, I would for sure be annoyed. However if someone bought a dress i popped up over on the gram and gave me credits for the inspo I would be all sorts of delighted. Does the difference then lie with giving the person the credit for the idea…

We all seek a majority of our day to day inspiration and ideas from social media; so can we really be annoyed if someone takes an idea off our accounts? Does this copycat notion run true to you or is imitation a form of flattery?

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo