Welcome! I’m the founder of “Self-love advocate.”
At 24 years old, I’m an iced coffee loving, sunshine worshiping, healthy lifestyle learning, social-awkward-until-you-really-know-me kinda gal, with a lot of dreams and an amazing set of friends by my side.
Publishing assistant, productions manager and magazine columnist by day and blogger by night (and sometimes on my lunch breaks), I’m doing something I’ve always loved – writing! I’ll be sharing my thoughts, ideas, inspirations and journeys via this blog.
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Where would you go in a time machine?
“Definitely to 1950s America. It’s all about those jukebox rock ‘n roll songs, gentlemen and amazing cars. The women had such class back then, too. Their outfits were always so spot on.
What’s your favourite word?
“At the moment? Cappuccino. I don’t know. I didn’t think much of the word until recently, when I got a nail varnish and the shade was “Cappuccino.” I was like “Damn. That’s a sexy sophisticated shade. That’s the shade of a woman who has her shit together.” So I bought it. I have yet to get my shit together.”
What cheers you up?
“Simon. Not sure how he does it, but he has more understanding and patience with me and my mood swings than anyone I’ve ever met. And the sun- as long as the sun is shining I’m pretty much guaranteed to be happy. My friends. Or pizza. Or chocolate.”
If you could only listen to one genre of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
“I love all music. But I think the only genre that I can really see myself listening to and enjoying both from my 20s to my 80s and beyond, would be Jazz/Blues. They don’t write songs like they used to…”
What is your morning/evening ritual?
“It depends if I’m working or not. If I’m working its:
6.50am- Alarm 1 goes off
7.20am- 5th alarm goes off and I get up, and have to be ugly for the rest of the day.
I manage to catch my train- sometimes with a stop off to get an iced coffee, which slowly activates my facial expressions. On the train I usually set up the blog page I’ll be using that day.
And then at work I have breakfast, because as previously stated, only girls who have their shit together shower and have breakfast at home in the mornings. If you’re one of those girls, congrats. PM me and tell me how you do it.
Then evenings usually mean working out. (I’m not a morning work-out person. I’m a big believer in the mornings being for either creativity, or relaxing.) I’ll have dinner and a shower and then either watching a movie and blog, or just blog and falling asleep. ‘Cause I’m hardcore. I may even meet a friend for a “coffee.” However, this rarely happens on a school night. I’m not Lindsay Lohan.
If it’s the weekend, I lay in, and usually make a delish breakfast. My fave is wholemeal toast with avo and scrambled egg. I love mixing some tomato in there, too. Wash down with a lovely warm cup of coffee, or, if I don’t need coffee, then green tea. Then Simon and I will chill out whilst I blog, and then we will go do something…exciting.
I should really start meditating or something. “
Who do you turn to for advice?
“I usually turn to Simon. Literally, as usually when I turn around he’s in the same room. But other times I ask one or all of my 4 closest friends.
You can invite 4 famous faces to dinner. Who do you pick?
- “Chris Pratt, 100%. He’s hilarious, has a kick ass bike and 3 Velociraptors as his best mates. It’s all about who you know, guys.
- Johnny Depp. Because he’s fucking Johnny Depp.
- Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson. Because despite his cheesy as hell movies, he seems humble, kind, and lets be honest, he’s pretty buff-ting and I could use him as a trainer. Plus he is from Hawaii. That’s reason enough.
- Jennifer Lawrence. Because she’s literally a hot version of me: clumsy, loves pizza, swears way too much and has an impressive variety of facial expressions.”
What’s your favourite dish to cook for friends?
“Fajitas. Because they’re delish and so easy. But they look impressive so you’re friends are all like “No wayyy you’re such a good chef.” Everyone loves Fajitas. And you can make loads and shove it all on the table and people help themselves. Can’t go wrong.”
Who is your role model?
“My role models change all the time. As long as someone is kind, funny, honest, brave and humble I’ll usually view them as someone to look up to and learn from. Usually, strong females in my life tend to be role models without me realising. 3 of my bosses in the past 2 years have been role models for me. One of them is now one of my closest friends, too.”
What’s your favourite quote?
“For a while now, I’ve loved ‘Dreaming is a form of planning.’ Because I’m such a day dreamer with a pretty big imagination. But a there have been a few people I’ve met, who are quite practical and straight thinking people and they view dreaming negatively, seeing it almost as a hindrance. I’ve never seen it that way. I love dreaming, and I really do use it as a form of planning.’
What Ice Cream flavour would you be?
“Probably Ben and Jerries ‘Half Baked.’ You are what you eat, they say. “
What does success mean to you?
“I think success means being happy. Mainly within yourself, and knowing that even if you could, you wouldn’t change anything about yourself or your situation. I feel successful in terms of my family, friends and boyfriend, but I have a while to go yet before I feel successful in myself, and in my career. But I get closer every day!”
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would you choose?