I Have Confidence

11.13.2016

Confidence. It's a word that often holds a different meaning to different people. And that's because it is something that people lack, develop and gain over a scale of time. Confidence is about liking who you are, liking what you do and liking how you do it, regardless of what other people think. It's devastating to see so much negativity surrounding the way people approach their everyday lives. I personally believe that confidence is a journey of you learning to love yourself for exactly who you are and being able to embrace the parts of yourself that you may not always like. It's about believing in yourself. It's about growing and developing your own strengths and abilities and using them to empower yourself. It's understanding your self worth and being able to walk around with your head held high. 




These days, having 'too much confidence' is seen as a bad thing. I disagree. I personally think that confidence is an incredible thing to have. When you're confident, you're allowing your personality to shine and there's nothing more beautiful than being yourself. One of the best quotes I admire is "Fake it until you make it." I'm sure most of us have heard of it before and it's completely true. The only way to allow your confidence to grow is by faking it before it becomes real. It's also extremely important to know that nobody is perfect. By being yourself, you're being real and you're being true to who you are. If you spend your life trying to be like someone else, then who is going to be you? 




I'm sure we've all walked into a room full of people and thought that they were looking at you funny, talking about you or perhaps laughing at you. What most people don't think about is that everyone is so busy worrying about what others are thinking of them, that they don't have time to be worrying about you. Most of the time, we're so busy being caught up in what others are thinking about us, that we don't stop and think that maybe they're too concerned with their own insecurities. 



Everyone has something that they don't like about themselves. Everyone has insecurities, it's what makes us all human beings. The question is - do you really want to spend your life hating yourself for the things you are not, or loving yourself for the things that you are? Life is way too short to pick at every little detail and focus on the negatives. You are the most beautiful when you're being you. Confidence isn't something that will happen over night. It can often be a long process. Slowly but surely, you'll find the qualities that you love about yourself and you'll find that you're much happier and content. 


I'm far from being completely happy with the way I look, but I also know that I'm a strong and empowered girl who can do anything that she puts her mind to. We've all heard of the quote "Everything happens for a reason," right? When we go through something that changes who we are, we shouldn't be ashamed of that. When I look back at everything I've gone through/am going through, I get slightly angry because you don't think the world could be so cruel. But I'm also thankful because it has enabled me to grow as a person and as an individual. I'm not the girl I was 10 years ago. I'm probably not even the girl I was this time last year. And that's because we're growing, all the time. We're becoming more and more like who we aspire to be. We're gradually gaining that confidence to make the most out of everything that life throws at us. And that's amazing. You're amazing and everyone should be proud of the person they are. Instead of hiding away and pretending to be invisible, we should be making ourselves known. We should be using our voices to make changes for the better. We should be supporting and helping one another by spreading kindness. We should be able to embrace who we are and use our confidence to stand out from the crowd. If you're wearing your confidence with your head held high, you're invincible. 



Confidence is beautiful. And remember - If you believe you can, you will. 

Lots of Love,

Megan XxX

P.S - One of my favourites! 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PX9SIQdCjs

Sweater Weather

It's my favourite time of the year once again - Autumn! 

There is something so wonderful and magical about this time of the year. As much as I adore Christmas and the festive build up to it, Autumn is a beautiful season as it consists of things that I love. 

I've always preferred the fashion during Autumn/Winter. I love wearing multiple layers and being cosy throughout the day. Making sure you wrap yourself up warm is important, especially as the weather changes and becomes much colder around this time of year. 

Personally, I love hot drinks throughout the year. Even during the summer when the sun is out (it doesn't happen very often!) Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate always feel extra special around this time. Especially when Costa and Starbucks bring out their festive selection! I recently discovered Twining's 'Gingerbread Green Tea' which is absolutely gorgeous. It's perfect for those icy cold mornings when you're struggling to get out of bed. 




Autumnal colours are beautiful. Mixtures of golden, copper, rust and burnt red coloured leaves on the trees are stunning and despite the cold weather, they look so warm. Autumn only ever officially stars when the leaves begin to change colour and fall to the ground. The early morning sky is also particularly beautiful at this time of the year. I usually prefer sunsets myself but waking up to the colours of an autumnal sky is something quite special. 



Ever since I was a little girl, I've always loved going out on Bonfire Night to see the fireworks. There's something special about wrapping up warm and going outside to watch a display of colour in the night's sky. I usually go with my family to see them and we'll all stand close together just to keep warm. As soon as we get home, we'll make a hot drink and that's when the festive preparations usually begin!


There's nothing more perfect on a cold and dark evening than making yourself a hot drink, getting a hot water bottle, putting on your comfiest pyjamas and snuggling up to watch a film. Being a lover of scented candles, this is the time of year when I'll burn more than I usually would. I love sweet and spicy scents. Cinnamon is my favourite during the colder months but I'd have to say that my favourite Yankee Candles for this time of year are 'Christmas Eve' and 'Christmas Cookie.' I light them every year throughout Autumn/Winter and I find the scenes super cosy and comforting. 




I hope you all have a beautiful weekend.

Lots of Love, 

Megan XxX



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