Monday, 25 May 2015

She Who Is Short - 1st Blog Birthday


I can't believe it, today my little blog 'She Who Is Short' is one year old, which means I've sort of been blogging for a year!

Personally, I've came a long way in the space of a year. This time last year, I wasn't very happy with how my life was going and was surrounded with a lot of negativity, which is the main reason why I started my blog. So, for me it's very satisfying to look back at my life then and compare it to the present day. 

I'm extremely happy with the way my life is right now. I'm still a student and I still haven't passed my driving test, but it doesn't matter to me because I'm bubbling with positivity and I feel so much more confident in myself and what I'm doing. I now feel more assertive and love embracing what I want to do in life without anyone putting me down or telling me what to do, or not to do.

To be quite honest, by not giving a shit what someone thinks of me, I've actually learnt more in a year and honed my skills compared to what I would have learnt over the space of three years. For example, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, PHP, creative writing, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, photography, calligraphy and ukulele. Just looking at that little list makes me feel proud of myself and that's something I thought I'd never say. 

Anyway, enough of me ranting. I just wanted to say that blogging has been such an amazing and inspiring part of my life, I can't imagine it any other way now. I would honestly encourage anyone and everyone to start a blog if they were thinking about it, because it's such a good creative outlet and you learn so much. I am so grateful for the road it has led me down.

I just want to say a massive thank you to my followers (currently 200 of you via Bloglovin'), for every follow, comment, like, tweet and Instagram interaction you may have done for me. It honestly means the world to me that someone is taking the time to read what I have to say, which is why I always reply to my comments. I don't have the biggest statistics compared to some bloggers, but I try not to compare myself to others because I value my loyal followers that interact with me on a regular basis.

I can't wait to see what the next year brings me, as hopefully I'll have more time for blogging because I'll be on my placement year of university and I already have big plans for my blog. Who knows, I might even have a few more followers and be able to host a little giveaway for you guys this time next year. We'll just have to wait and see!

Lots of love and thank you,

Sara

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday






This week, I thought I would wear something very special and sparkly on my nails, since today is the first birthday of 'She Who Is Short'! There's another little blog post coming your way later in relation to my blogs first birthday, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

On my nails:

Nails Inc - Porchester Square

Barry M - Pink Silver Glitter

What do you think of my NOTW? Would you wear it? Let me know in the comments!

Sara

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Weekly Snapshots


  • This weeks NOTW
  • White shirt and floral dress for another interview.
  • Getting caught up with series 6 of The Vampire Diaries.
  • So in love with my moon and stars necklace from Topshop.
  • A little Benefit haul.
  • Chocolate cappuccino time.
  • Plottin' n' plannin'.
  • Spotted a giant Moomin in town and kinda really want it.
  • You know it's a chill day whenever you have on your oversized The Strokes t-shirt.

I hope you all had a good week! Is there anything that you're looking forward to in the week ahead? Let me know in the comments!

Sara