You Should Go And Love Yourself

Straight from the mouth of Justin Bieber himself, ‘you should go and love yourself.’


Let’s start with what it would mean for YOU, as you are the most important person to yourself, or at least you should be.  Always look after number one and unfortunately it took me a very long time to realise that.  To me, there is nothing more upsetting than someone who doesn’t like themselves or has issues regarding something to do with them as I know how it feels and I know how it weighs you down.  I’m not saying that it’s always a depression state of mind, but feeling like this can affect how you act and whether you do certain things.

It’s okay to tell yourself that you’re beautiful, that you believe in yourself and that you love yourself.  That you love your stretch marks, they make you you.  That you love your crooked teeth, they make you you.  That you don’t tan naturally and you are the kind of girl that sits smothered in SPF 50 under an umbrella on holidays, that makes you you.  That you have a birth mark, that makes you you – the list goes on.

Every single thing about you you should learn to accept them and I swear to you as soon as you do, your life will take form and you will see everything in a new light.  For myself, I learned to love the positive and the negative things about me because as I said that is what makes me me.  I had to learn how to take the good with the bad and accept it all for who I am and learn to be okay with it.  Once I believed that I loved myself and accepted myself for who I am, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of confidence wash over me that made me feel like I could do anything – I’m telling you, super empowering stuff.


I am not saying that it’s The Law of Attraction or anything, but I can’t help but feel that when I changed my opinion on myself that my life took a little turn around for the best.  I mean really changed my opinion, not just waking up one day and saying ‘Yep, I am fabulous! Show me what you got world?’  So if you are feeling a little down on yourself I urge you to take a second look.  Then take a third look and truly see how beautiful you are and I promise you, you will notice change in yourself and your life.

I am curious to what others think about this as I am aware it may come across a little on the hippy side which is not what I intended.  Do you like yourself, love yourself?  Do you walk around with confidence in yourself?  Don’t get me wrong, I am not painfully optimistic and positive or anything and don’t mean to shove it at you.  I just think that confidence is key and the key to confidence is LOVE YOURSELF.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments or send me a message on any of my social media channels!




PS. when I say love yourself, I don’t mean become a big headed, vain narcissist!




New Year, Same Me

Aloha all you beautiful people!

I am sitting here happy as a clam all toasty and wrapped up in an extra layer of fat that I put on over Christmas and just thinking about the coming year and everything that it’s going to have in store.  With 2018 just around the corner it got me thinking about all of those New Year Resolutions that we make and then worry ourselves over to inevitably not stick to and feel horrible about ourselves which is why

my new years resolution this year is to not make a resolution

I am positively giddy about the fact that I am not going to starve myself for a week in order to attempt losing weight.  I am over the moon that I am not going to beat myself up that I haven’t learned a new skill or taken up a hobby.  I am on cloud nine that I am going to continue to drink just a little too much at the weekends therefore ruining my Sundays.  I am ecstatic that I am going to have the first take out of 2018 and not feel a pick of guilt because I said I would cut down.

For years now I have busted my balls trying to become a ‘better person’ in trying to stick to these ridiculous goals and then spending the following 10 months hating myself that I never completed or stuck to them.  Well, enough is enough!  No longer will I waste my time on these stupid resolutions in order for me to feel down on myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I plan on accomplishing some things this coming year but none that I will write down and beat myself up about if I don’t change.  For example, I really ought to start driving, clear out the pile of clothes I am in denial about, eat a little healthier and maybe put away some money in a savings account.  To me those are like – life changes for a better state of mind, not a resolution that I need to force myself to change.  I find resolutions very unhealthy and a lot of emphasis gets placed on them, especially at this time of year.  It’s basically like saying to yourself ‘you weren’t good enough this year, let’s try again for next year.’  Of course there are some bad habits that we all would like to shake but again, I am not going to get myself down in the dumps about it.

If you are someone that loves making resolutions as a way of trying to ‘improve’ yourself then go for it – Godspeed – however, I am not one of those people.  I can’t wait to wake up on New Year’s Day hungover, crawl out of bed and straight for the Diet Coke and take away menu because I am not placing myself on some strange diet that requires I eat a cube of cheese three times a day.


I am looking forward to maturing slightly next year.  I feel like the year I turn 27 I really need to get my ducks in a row.  That being said, 2017 I moved in with Joel in our cute little rented house in Belfast (my stuff takes up 95% of it, his 5%) and I have accomplished a lot this year.  Can’t wait to see what 2018 has to offer and I can’t wait to not have to force it with New Years Resolutions.

Happy New Year!

Amy xo