Hello everyone! I woke up this morning and wanted to have a quick convo. This might turn into a new weekly series but since I haven’t been able to publish as much as I would like I figured this post would be perfect for an overall catch-up.
First, this Northeast Ohio weather is out of control. We officially made it through the first week of fall and while I absolutely adore this season the yoyo-ing temperatures have been pure torture. Mainly because my skin is naturally dry/sensitive and this weather is doing no favors. Maybe it has something to do with getting older but my skin is just not retaining moisture like it used to. I’ve been on the lookout for products and shared a few of my favorite fall skincare products.
Some family members have hit a low so they’ll be staying with me for a while. It’s been somewhat of an adjustment since I’ve been living alone for a while now. Boundaries are definitely being threaded but I’m doing my best to stay welcoming and sympathetic of the situation.
Doctor Who! Be sure to watch the season premiere on October 7 for the introduction and very first episode of the 13th doctor. If you’re not familiar with the show there has been a lot of controversy about the Doctor regenerating into a woman. I’ve been following the premier and have unfortunately seen a lot of sexist and misogynistic comments on social media. It’s been quite sad to witness the negative mindsets of people but regardless I’ll be watching and hope that you can tune in too!
While mindlessly strolling the Internet this past week I came across some videos that I would like to share. The first one is called how to be alone. A wonderful and heartwarming tale of what it means to be comfortable in your own company The second video is more comedic and with the holidays approaching I felt it was befitting because I want to make sure that everyone saw in an effort to make sure their Mac & Cheese right.
For the past few months I’ve been accepting submissions on the Ask Britt contact page and thought that now would be the perfect time to answer some of my favorite questions.
You seem like an open book, is it difficult sharing your life on your blog?
Honestly no, some of my favorite bloggers share their lives and because I always admired that it only felt natural to do the same. When I started this blog I wanted to share my thoughts and concerns as well as connect with readers on an emotional level. Although I do believe that certain information should remain private there should still be an open dialogue.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced as an adult?
Accepting that it’s ok to drift apart from people. I grew up in a large family with a strong group of friends and as we continue to grow older life is changing. Everyone is turning down different paths and leading separate lives. It was hard to see our lives branching apart but I’ve come to terms that it’s apart of growing up. We’re all meant to diverge from each other and that doesn’t mean that you aren’t important anymore.
Your “lonely moments” post was so relatable! Why do you think people equate being single to loneliness?
That’s quite simple, our society continues to push the narrative that single people are not happy. That the only way (women especially) can lead a fulfilling life is to have a prince save you from an ivory tower. I’ve always been more comfortable as a single person but I’m human and therefore there are lonely moments. It doesn’t mean that my life is sad or that I’ll be an old cat-lady spinster. In fact, I am happy. I am free. And it’s conflicting when everyone else says you shouldn’t be.
What advice do you have for new bloggers?
Don’t be like me. Be consistent, make connections and don’t try to emulate others. Be open to learning, set realistic goals and stay focused.
Hope you enjoyed this and have a fantastic weekend! Feel free to send more questions below or directly on “Ask Britt”