Welcome to our new style blog, each post will feature a woman and her 7 honest answers to our 7 (fairly intimate) questions
It’s a chance for us all to be reminded that ALL women have challenges and insecurities, even the ones who look like they’re killing it
In this (first) addition I’m getting the ball rolling by answering the questions that I’ll be asking many others.
1 – How do you deal with overwhelm?
I suffer with overwhelm on the regs babe, everyday something will feel too big to feel, I have a lot of self-care tools and have to use them religiously for fear of total burnout. Meditation, breathing, running, silence, early nights and honesty about how I’m feeling with myself and others
2 – Do you do what makes YOU happy or others?
A bit of both, but mostly what makes me happy, because if I’m not happy, nobody’s happy
3 – What gives you confidence when you need it most
Reminding myself of all the challenges that I’ve already overcome and a heavy dose of ‘fake it ’til you make it’
4 – When someone tells you that you look nice or an outfit looks good, how do you reply
In the standard way ‘this old thing’, I really must learn to just say ‘thank you’, if people pay us a compliment (which will also make them feel good) it seems unfair to bat it away and leaving them feeling a bit, less good
5 – What is your favourite failure
Leaving my second marriage, one divorce is bad enough! My second marriage was abusive, but, has ultimately made me the woman I am today
6 – What 1 eco switch have you recently made
Replacing fabric softener with white wine vinegar. Fabric softener is a chemical film that lays over your clothes it doesn’t deal with the limescale (cause of crispy clothes) it just masks it, unlike vinegar that cuts through it, a natural water softener. It’s also, far cheaper and more eco to get down Wilko and stock up on vinegar, it’s the ultimate eco cleaner too, and no, it oddly doesn’t make your washing smell like a chippy
7 – One piece of advice you want to pass on to another woman
Be the woman who you choose to be, not the woman who you feel you’re expected to be, you my darling, are enough just as you are
Thanks so much for reading, please do let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or recommend anyone who you’d love to see answer these questions