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11 Jan 2017

There's More To Life Than Instagram

So lets face it I've been a bit AWOL of late. It's not that I just couldn't be bothered or even that I had lost my blogging mojo. I had things to say but to be totally honest I wasn't ready to share. I've have had many posts planned, in fact I even had them all finished in my drafts ready to go all I had to do was press that publish button. However it didn't feel right. You see things haven't been exactly what they seem. I could have just published the things about the awesome meals, the trips to the theatre and the fabulous nights out I've had but I would just feel like a fraud. 

Last year was a strange one a bit of a head$!#@ for lack of better words. I've been through a break up, house moves and all the things in-between. I need to be honest, I need it out in the open 2016 wasn't the best. I've had a few big life changes and I needed that time to step back from my blog adjust and get my head together.

You see with this thing called social media you can hide things and pretend that everything is okay. You effectively become an edited version of yourself. You can cut out the bad bits, the bits you'd rather people didn't know about. You never see the full picture. It's not healthy and sometimes it just doesn't feel right to me. There's this pressure to have this 'picture perfect' lifestyle . However there's more to life than Instagram and what social media portrays. After all you can't fit your whole story into 140 characters or fit your heartaches, woes and stresses into a filtered square photo. You need to remember that nobody is perfect, not everybody has their sh@# together. I mean who does!? There's life behind the scenes of that photo or witty tweet. A real person. The above picture is a unedited unfiltered photo of me with my spotty chin, wrinkly baggy tired eyes and frizzy natural hair. Thats me. Most importantly you need to remember..

It's okay to admit you are struggling.

And now with this is off my chest I feel like I can move forward and begin the next chapter in my life. Hello 2017 nice to meet you I'm Victoria 34 (tomorrow), single and starting a new. I welcome you with open arms -  Lets do this!



  1. Sorry 2016 wasn't the best but here's to 2017. Being honest is the way forward and I have to say, you look gorgeous even with a spot on your chin :D

  2. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and focus on yourself and not be posting on social media sites. Sometimes you just need some quality you time and that's okay!

    Love Lucy!

    1. It really has done me some good taking a step back.

      V x

  3. Glad to see you back! Social media can honestly be a pain, if I'm honest I deactived my FB at the beginning of the month and I've given my Instagram a rest. Sometimes a break is what you need, especially when you're just seeing the best bits of people all day! I hope 2017 is great for you x

  4. I love intagram as it take merely seconds and for me is a great way to show my crafty makes.I thinks like all tech and social media its how use it.

    I think intagram only a propganda tool which reflects what we want it to illustrates a certain image. Sometimes only captures a momment in time and never reveals the truth.

    I loved your mature attitudes about. I thinks its a good thing to remember. One the things I've learnt is in order to capture images means sometimes you miss the experience.


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