On Saturday I went on a blogger meet up, an Op Shop Crawl, with fellow vintage and second hand and left-of-centre fans. It was amazing to meet all these warm, funny and like minded women and I was chuffed to be invited and involved. It isn't easy to meet new people when you move to a new country after the age of, oh, probably 10, and blogging has opened such an amazing world for me – it's wonderful!
I always hated having my photo taken – a ridiculous way to live, really – and never thought I could be comfortable in front of a camera. I always wanted to take photos but it felt like this big thing that I never really got started on, and now I do it every day – and can see them improving all the time. Even if it is just of the little things that make each day good.
Public speaking had always seemed like something that came waaaaay down on the list of things I would even consider wanting to do, well below, say, eating my own hair. About a year ago, I spoke to a room full of beauty PRs about blogging and brands. I didn't post about it at the time as I was so busy with another, non-blogging thing but I wish I had, and it turns out I didn't faint on the spot or explode. In fact, I enjoyed it, and would definitely do it again.
And if I thought having my photo taken was hard, can you imagine how speaking into a video camera was for me?! I NEVER thought I could do something like that but here we are; I did it for my Sharp project, and it turns out I LOVED it! And I want to do more! It has been such an amazing thing to see how trying something and being brave and taking a risk can be so, so worth it.