Sunday, January 10, 2016

Merry Christmas xo

It's been a while. To be honest, I haven't had a real inclination to blog for quite some time. There's a whole lot of reasons but all of them boil down to a simple I'm just over it. I thought I'd really want to do it when I was living in London, but you know..... reality hit and I realised that I much preferred going out and exploring and that left me little time or desire to document it all.

I still have loads of photos from my numerous trips and for the first time in forever I really felt like coming back to my little blog and sharing something. If not for anything else, then to just have it as another diary entry marking this certain point in my life. 

Christmas is the only time I'm ever really online looking at blogs these days and I only go on to see all of the beautiful Christmas spreads shared from all over the world. Back when I first started blogging, I really just loved having access to other people and their personal style. Along with snaps of personal style choices you were also allowed access to their life....where they ate, travelled to and who they hung out with. I dunno it was all pretty cool as it gave and grew inspiration. 

Now the market is flooded with practically every living human who upload and post looks and content that literally bore me. The old favourites have gained so much popularity that they have carved a serious career out of promoting brands and products. I'm not mad. I love that people have worked hard (and they really do work so hard) and gained success, but I really miss those original voices before the extreme popularity hit. 

I'm really sick and tired of people selling me shit. BRUH, I'm all good. If I wanted the latest shit from ASOS or Evans...I know where to find it. It's almost impossible to go 5 minutes online without an add popping up and being shoved down your throat.You've got half of the world starving and fleeing worn torn countries and the other half giving everyone the scoop on the latest 20% off. Sometimes the imbalance does my head in.

I know.... I'm apart of the world that lives in luxury. I know that the ability to travel is something most of the world cannot afford. I know that living a peaceful existence is a foreign concept to millions of people. I guess I'm at this point in life where I want to be less ignorant to the world around me and more aware of my choices and the impact it has on the world. I also want to always remain grateful for the blessings that I do have. I have a lot. And I am thankful for them.

Spend time with your loved ones, make real memories outside of the perfect instagram picture. Eat some good soul food. Nourish your relationships and seek to repair broken ones. Wear your real face- cause you're beautiful. Say "I'm sorry" and mean it. Challenge yourself physically. Be kind to yourself, and try to look forward to each new experience with the same excitement and anticipation as I do with Christmas. 

My perfect Christmas plate. Loads of delicious stuffing and peas <3

Big love,

Falala Mele

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