Okay, I know that the words lockdown and positive don’t typically sit well within the same sentence. We would all give absolutely everything for this whole situation to be miraculously rectified. So that we can see our families, our friends, boyfriends, or girlfriends. You name it. I definitely took the social interaction I gained from my bar work and university course. Its definitely something you don’t think you’d ever lose. Now, I know this is a ‘temporary’ phase in time, yet that temporary doesn’t have a specific end. The new way of normal will pore in soon and we have to learn how to live that new normal. So to make it a little easier I wanted to highlight my lockdown loves and lusts to through some happiness into the whole lockdown experience.
Don’t get me wrong, I have those days where it feels like my hormones are going through the roof but in reality they aren’t and its just down to circumstances. But if you enjoy this type of post we could make it a more regular thing.
This post is very much inspired by Holly from ‘Holly Loves The Simple Things’ and her post ‘Things To Be Happy About’. She is one of the most supportive bloggers out there and she is STUNNING. So check her out.
I do love baking, and have done for years. I sometimes share it on here, or often leave it to the Instagram stories. However life before lockdown left me very little time to just sit down and relax let alone have the time to bake. So one thing that has been almost a luxury is to do a bit of baking. Flour is *just* about becoming a little bit more searchable. Even though everyone on Instagram is making banana bread (including me) there is something very homely about it. From scones, banana bread with Twix bites, Victoria sponge cake to cookies I am slowly opening up my baking skills. Next on the list is homemade pan au chocolat.
This week I got a delivery of some gorgeous white roses from my boyfriend. Its hard not seeing loved ones during lockdown, and it’s not helped when they lived 260 miles away. Of course, we are really lucky to be in the situation where FaceTime and phone calls can connect us. And we have been sending each other little bits to make up for not being there in person. Even if on the delivery address it was to ‘Lady Emily Skinner’… thanks Jack.
Before lockdown, I would take photos however many times a week dragging my friends from uni around Plymouth to grab some pictures at lunch. I wouldn’t really put a huge deal of thought into my feed and what I was creating, or the style that I wanted to make. I suffer big time with a lack of self-confidence when it comes to my content creation. Sometimes I will look back at my feed from two weeks ago and just feel “Ughhhh”. I think during lockdown I have been able to curate a feed I am beginning to feel more comfortable with (with about 500 breakdowns during that process) and know what I want to make.
I have realised its not about quantity. How many outfits photos I need for that week, the different locations. Its all about forming that creative process that you find yourself loving. Definitely I will continue to shoot home content after lockdown because I have began to realise who you can still produce good content from home.
I have bought equipment to help, I have been more aware of inspirations around me and online. Its been really amazing to see how much my perspective has changed. I have been saving for a new camera for a while, and when its in stock I am going to buy it. You don’t need the best camera on the market. However I want to produce that high quality content and push myself with this new camera. But on the same note, I have been using my phone more for images. Learning that sometimes the beauty of content creation is taking images in the moment, when your camera might not be at hand.
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