Hi, I’m Abi and I am 22. I am a freelance copywriter/blogger by trade but a lifestyle blogger by passion. I use my lifestyle blog to share my adventures, recent reads, my eco-friendly attempts, my inner thoughts and feelings, and well just about anything I feel like ranting about! I use this space to share all of it.
Recently on my LinkedIn I touched upon confidence and how deceptive confidence is, and the last couple of weeks have only further developed my confusion. Sometimes, it feels like our brains undermine our capabilities. Why do we second guess ourselves? Underestimating helps no one, and it certainly doesn’t help ourselves. Perhaps it stems from my anxiety (and with mental health day having been last weekend, this had me thinking about this more), but equally it seems to be such a common trait in the everyday person to experience self doubt on some level most days. After asking google, it appears that self doubt stems from insecurity and lacking self confidence in our own choices. But a lot of the time, in real life situations, our confidence shouldn’t even be considered. If we are skilled at something, why would we second guess that we aren’t?
How to decide whether or not to date your content, and the worries of content 'going out of date'
Might be a little late in posting this blog, considering Will and I took our weekend break to a beautiful Air Bnb in Knotty Green just over 2 weeks ago now. In my defence, I’ve only just got round to looking at all of the pictures we took to see if they are any good… thankfully, I have a few to share. Just in case you weren’t aware of my new hobby of photography, I’m a beginner trying very hard to get better with the help of my A Year with my camera Workbook. Will also loves getting creative behind the camera so we both really enjoy going for walks together and taking creative shots– annoyingly I think Will is much better than I am. I’ll attempt to correctly label each image with the ‘photographer’ on images that were taken on my Nikon D5600. So this blog consists of us doing just that, walking and photography in Bucks.
As not just a freelancer, but as a freelance copywriter this is one question I get a lot, but the answer is one that I don’t like to give a straight forward answer to. Why? Well because; everyday, every piece, every client, every topic, is different. Simply I could say; Clients come to me with a project and ask me to write it for them. But why would I want to say that when each project, brief, discussion, style, research process is different and specific to each? That’s why I love the world of copywriting so much, it’s so varied, and I get to learn as I go: When I get approached and asked to write a piece on a business, or a charity, or write a case study, or a blog for a company; it’s always a brand new piece on a whole new topic.
Will and I finally took to the skies to celebrate our 21st birthday and wowie just look at the view in this photo diary blog post
I'm always so grateful for the opportunities that I get as a writer; stringing some words together for a variety of purposes brings me such much joy, and it remains an excitement to see each piece published
I’m constantly conflicted with these overbearing ideas that I should be working hard for the sake of my future, but also having fun whilst I’m young. I agree that I want and should do things now so that I can live the life I want, but the pressures are all rather conflicting and confusing — I’m still just trying to find my feet as an adult and I don’t really know what I fully want…
Fresh starts and adapting to change: why do we hate change when we can learn a lot from it?
My parents took me and the dogs on a little UK staycation to the glorious Exmoor National Park, whereby a planned relaxing quiet holiday retreat turned into a bit of a mini-adventure and exploring week.
Abi's July reads What I read in July (and a bit of August to make the list look less sad) as I try to read 50 new books in 2021
For a person who is always on the go, or who tends to feel guilty when they aren't doing something slightly productive - today's post is a reminder that it's okay to switch off without feeling guilty! Take the much needed break and reset your mind, it's okay I promise!