Oh blogging, how I have missed you. Missed being part of the community, missed having my own little piece of the internet, and missed just this. Blogging has been a part of my life now for almost three years now, and I’ve got to say, I’ve loved every minute of it. Recently, however, my life took a huge turn and it meant that a lot of the things I once loved, needed to take a huge jump to the backseat of my priorities. Now, however, I’m slowly building everything back up to how things almost were. The situation itself has really made me question whether materialistic items are really worth it?
Some of you may or may not know, but just less than two months ago we had a house fire. And although it wasn’t as damaging or as huge as the Grenfell Tower recent fire, it was still harrowing enough to affect our lives massively, in more ways than one. Although we don’t really know how the fire was caused, it has honestly made us rethink what’s important in life. But most importantly, no-one was hurt.
Since the fire, we initially were setting up home in the local Travelodge, and only recently have moved into temporary accommodation – hence the silence on the blog and social media. No internet. No TV. No clothes. No Laptop. Just our little family trying to make the best out of the situation. It has honestly been one of the most difficult times of our lives, and we are so thankful to have an amazing support unit in the form of family and friends.
As weird as it may sound, losing pretty much everything – I’m talking wedding photos, clothes, technology etc, has really made us think about what’s important. It’s also made me really question myself when I go out shopping, or lust over wish-lists.
I’ve found that it’s really opened my eyes to what many might view as budget brands, such as Primark, who I’ve found do amazing pieces of quality clothing for a fraction of the price. Now, I’m not by any means saying that Primark previously wasn’t a great place to shop – it’s just not somewhere I would have though to shop at before. I’ve found that I no longer find the need to scroll through the Michael Kors website looking for my next purse, more so, I’d rather save my money and go out for a nice meal with family.
Looking back at it now, and all the materialistic items we once had which we thought we needed were exactly that, just materialistic items. Now I could sit here and bang on about how it’s changed my view on a lot of things, but honestly, you don’t really come close to understanding until you are in that situation yourself.
Does it mean I’ll stop blogging about makeup, clothes and the things I love? No, I’m a girl and it’s what I love. It does however, mean that I’ll make sure I think more wisely about whether I actually need something, or purely just want it.
For now, it’s a welcome back to the blogging world for me, a whole new outlook on the important things in life and changing an extremely negative point in my life to as much of a positive as I can.