Who Am I?

This, believe it or not is my 100th post!!

To mark this momentous (?) occasion I have decided to reflect a little on who I was when I started this blog to who I am now. The previous year to starting this blog I separated from a long and sadly at times, unhappy marriage. It’s something I don’t really talk about because it’s private to me and mine and well, dirty washing, public and all that. But however, if it wasn’t for that then I doubt i’d be writing this here today. Strange how things work out. All good for all concerned.

Now I am happily divorced and if I have any advice to give it’s always follow your gut feeling, everything brings you to where you are now and the person you are today. I believe it’s all meant to happen.  Make a concerted effort to follow your intuition, it will always keep you right.

So on this new improved life path I discovered writing again. Like most writers, I write because I cannot not write. I have tried to do many other things to fill in the gaps when I am not writing but rather like the little guy from The Sixth Sense, I see characters, narratives and ideas everywhere!

I wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea, promise myself I WILL remember it in the morning and go back to sleep, knowing fine well I can barely remember my name without lots of coffee to fuel me awake!

My first post was a review of the Sex And The City 2 film. I had no real idea of what this blog was going to be about, there was no set direction. I guess it still pretty much hangs in the balance and I like the precarious nature of it.

I like that I can choose to write about anything from social media to snow, from cheerleading to finding kitkat chunky’s, from bullfighting to crying and mostly to being beautiful and confident in who you are!! (those are my favourite).

Am I any different to when I started this blog? Yep indeed I am and rightly so. Life to me is about learning and progression. If I find myself in a place where I’m going round in circles or living ground hog days I am not at my happiest.

I like to be happy. Pre this blog I spent a long time being unhappy, and so, glad that I am free, I sing at the top of my voice and I appreciate all the little things, things that other people might not notice. (and ignore most things that others do notice.) This can make me a little bit infuriating to be with especially if you’re holding a conversation with me and i’ve stopped to look at some snails on the ground.

I might need to back track a little here as I’m painting myself as some kind of hybrid Maria and Rainman. Basically I live by some very simple rules.

  • Always do your best and be kind.
  • Believe in Karma.
  • It’s never too late. If you want something , get it.
  • Believe in magic and miracles.
  • Everything in your life is a lesson and a blessing, so Learn! Learn! Learn!
  • Be nice to everyone, you never know who’s going to help you one day. (Life will always surprise you with this)
  • Believe in fate and coincidences but don’t get too hung up on it.
  • What you think about you bring about. Attention goes where energy flows.

So it’s a been a fabby journey so far, over two years of cheerleading, writing, romancing, breaking up-ing (?) hair-colour changing,  social media-ing, laughing, mountain climbing and moonwalking. I’m sure the next two, three, four years etc will be just as fabulous, in fact even more so! Life continues to become more and more exciting as I find my feet and adapt to the changes around me.

Wish me luck!! xx

Published by iamkarlie

I am editor of theswagguide.com blogging on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, events and travel

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