Slow Living: One Year Later

Slow Living: One Year Later

It has been a year since I started Blushing Lately in the hope of it leading to a more thoughtful, considered life. Inspired by the slow living movement, I wanted to embrace things that add focus to my everyday existence and bring some meaning to what I do. One year later, my understanding of slow living has evolved. Much like …
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Learning to be Alone

Learning to be Alone

A conversation earlier today made me realise just how far I have come with my own wellbeing. While we are always being told to practice self-care and take time out for ourselves, often it is in the form of warm baths, candles and meditating. For me, and many others, self-care goes a little further. It’s about being kind to …
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My Story of March

My Story of March

With the new season in sight, March has been a month of hope and creativity. After a heartbreaking, emotional February, it was very much welcomed and embraced with full arms. Having set myself the goal of pushing creative boundaries in my online space, I focused on taking photos with a little more thought – ones that could tell a story. I …
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Finding Authenticity Online

Finding Authenticity Online

With so much discussion on authenticity in the online world, and so many interpretations of it, I feel that now is more relevant than ever to finally put my thoughts into words on this very topic. Between conversations on holding ourselves responsible for what we actively promote and making money while maintaining our values, the criteria for what is pure&…
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My Story of February

My Story of February

With Valentine’s Day, our anniversary and both my parents’ birthdays, February is usually a rosy month full of celebrations and romantic opportunities. This year, however, it has been a month of heartbreak and lots of tears. Grief is difficult enough to go through but when those closest to you are experiencing it too, it becomes almost unbearable. Everyday moments …
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Playing House

Playing House

For a long time now, Dave and I have been yearning to move out and create our first home together: something small and simple but very cosy, a place to call our own. Still living at home with parents after graduating three years ago was not the situation either of us planned to be in. Perhaps we were both a&…
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