Making your own rules

Today I was struck by the thought that sometimes we all need to make our own rules. I think that it's all too easy to do what you feel you 'should' do, rather than what you really 'want' to do.

I'm not talking about giving up the rules of society here, but making small changes that really make you happy. This could be anything from spending your Sundays relaxing in your pyjamas because you love it, or trying new foods as a bit of an experiment.

It's often all too easy to get stuck in our own little rut and stick to what we know because we're worried that if we don't stick to 'the norm', we will be judged.

So I say if you fancy wearing bold lips with a strong eye, go for it! Love bright colours, wear them! Don't let anyone dictate to you about these sorts of things. Life should be one long experiment.

I know that I am guilty of sticking to what I know and I'm making it my mission to live a little and be more daring. I love vintage clothes and have a big collection, but of late I've found myself snubbing them for more modern stuff. I want to revisit all those fab 60's dresses I own because they make up part of me. And you know what, if I get told I look like an extra from Heartbeat, I'll take it as a compliment!

I also want to encourage sharing in the blogging community. There is such a great amount of lovely people out there and it's my aim to share these with my readers. Not just via the usual Friday #ff on Twitter, but all of the time. I love reading blogs because of the wealth of knowledge and opinion there is put there. Each one is a little representation of a person and I love getting to know them via their content.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: Don't be afraid. Be you. Make your own rules.


  1. love love love this post.

    i am now embracing my old bobbly jumper, and i will wear it out the house, despite what other people think i should do.



  2. This is such a good post! I wholeheartedly agree with everything you've said :) ♥ 'rules' are for breaking :) Xx

  3. Brilliant post. You should definitely wear your 60's dresses. I always worry about what people think so tend to stick to the norm but I am trying to do what I really want and stop worrying about what people think. Great post lovely. xxx

    1. Thank you - you may see me in one for our Brum day :) x

  4. great post :) im the same i have a little routine all the time...time to stop..

  5. I used to be "on my own beaten path" as my mom called it and it was so freeing. Here lately I too have been snubbing the things about me that dont fit the status quo. This year one of my resolutions was to relax a little and have some fun :) growing up doesnt have to be awful lol! And wear those 60's dresses, I always wish I could pull off wearing vintage clothes. check my blog out at http://justinawho.blogspot.com/


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