Thursday, 15 September 2016

Hello Friends

I thought I should write something to say HELLO to friends of the blog.
Whether they be old or new!
It seems that since changing over to a new phone it has linked my wellmeaningbeing Instagram (you can follow it here, it has got a lot better due to my new phones fancy new camera!....promise!) to my personal facebook. So I have noticed that quite a few people from my real life have followed my blog life on Instagram.
I wont lie at first I cringed and tried to frantically find a way to un-link my accounts. When I couldn't and decided to calm down, i came to terms with it. If they like it great and if they dont? so what?

For over 2 and a half years, my little slice of the web has been my little wellbeing bubble. I shared my personal experiences in bettering myself, my ups and downs, my trials and my favourite things in life. I have made great friends through twitter (you can follow me here - shameless plug!) and blogging. I have found like minded people who share my interests, I've been to some really fun events and have met some fantastic brands. I love the opportunities that have come around, simply from having the courage to start writing. It's been great fun.

The reason I didn't mix my blog with real life, was because I didn't know how people would feel about cruelty-free, green beauty and actively being mindful of your own personal wellbeing. Because you know, not everyone whats to know your modern day hippie, slightly muddled, maybe even contradictory at times wellness lifestyle musings!
I loved the anonymity of it and it came in handy when even though I have not been writing as much as I used to, wellmeaningbeing was my safe haven during the breast cancer smack-down.

A few friends have known of the blog since the beginning, they read it from time to time and that was it no fuss. I have to be honest I have been wary of writing anything heartfelt since realising that the blog was not as anonymous as I had hoped.

But do you know what? SOD IT!
This is who I am, I blog when I want and this is my space. Take it or leave it. I want to get back into blogging and share with who ever wants to read it.
And do you know what kicked me up the butt?
My lovely sister, yeah, I know, I didn't even tell my sis!
She text me today, saying she had found my Instagram and wanted me to give her the recipe for my marinated aubergine.

And that just set off a light bulb, if someone is interested they will ask. They will let me know if we have a common interest. If they aren't bothered, then they aren't bothered! And that's fine by me. You can't please everyone, so you may as well do what keeps you happy and then see what comes your way.

So here is to blogging and to not worrying who reads it! x