one year of look fantastic

So I thought it might be nice to bring back some chatty, more lifestyle posts! I’m not going to commit myself to posting these every single week of the year or anything… because I might not actually have something to say. But it gives me the opportunity to get a little more up close and personal with you all in a bit of a semi-series!

Today I thought I would jump on the bandwagon of the #10YearChallenge. For those of you who don’t know what this is… one, where have you been? and two, you effectively post a photo of yourself from today (or as close to as) and one of you from 10 years ago and it really clearly demonstrates how far you’ve come in 10 years.

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So 10 years ago I was 13, I’d just started at a new school in an odd year (I started in year 8, when the school starts at year 7) basically had one friend (keep reading) and I didn’t really know who I was. Then again, who does when they’re 13.

Jump forward 10 years, and not only has makeup and puberty been kind to me, but I know exactly who I am. I’m an arts marketeer, who lives in London, loves makeup, loves plans and organising, is far happier cozying up at home than going out on the town, and who doesn’t like change. And all of those things are ok. In fact, they’re more than ok. I know what makes me happy and I’m not afraid to admit what they are, and I really do feel like I’m getting there.

There are a million and one things that have changed in 10 years, like big life things – I don’t want to live in Bedfordshire anymore, I’m not sure I want kids anymore and I started drinking (heavily at Uni) and then decided I didn’t really want to drink anymore. But many things are the same – I want to work in the arts, I want my own pet (more than anything in the world right now), and I still have the same best friend

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Meet Sophie… I’ll leave you to guess which one is from 10 years ago and which one was from December 18! It’s been a long time since we’ve lived anywhere near each other, but we’re now one of those friendships where we sometimes don’t talk for a few weeks, then we’ll talk non stop for 3 days and then we don’t talk for weeks. And that’s ok. It’s an adult friendship and we’re both busy, both working, and both living our own lives. And, who knows, there are plans in place to move to the same city in a few years!

I’ve been through so many highs and lows in the last 10 years, and made so many mistakes (but also so many great decisions), but it’s made me who I am today.

Have you done this? How much have you changed in 10 years?!

Katie x

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