Imagine this. England win the world cup. Jack & Dani are crowned Love Island's power couple and the sizzling heatwave blows on until the end of August. What could be better? It's certainly shaping up to be the best Summer we've had in years, probably since our lad Dizzee Rascal dropped that holiday banger in '09 (the ultimate blast from the past). However, personally, this Summer has been an eye-opening one for me, so far anyway. I've never smiled so much or felt so free and confident within myself - so i'm going to let you in to my life like never before and see why this could be the best summer ever....

Ok. So i'm going to give it to you straight. These past few years have whirled by, with huge milestones going with them. Turning 21 (supposedly a right of passage), graduating university, starting my career and moving into my own place. I'm now in the midst of being 23, with so much more wisdom that I wish I could go back and tell myself. All those things you would see as 'ultimate life goals' were so overshadowed by a dark relationship and finanical worries. For the past 4 years, I truly forgot what it felt like to be really happy. To belly laugh until your ribs hurt, lose a few pounds and gain a few important life lessons along the way. Those accomplishments over the years meant nothing to me, because of the suffocating situation I was in behind closed doors. Things started to change for me at the end of last year, but this summer - finally - it feels like I'm lighter.

That of course, could be a number of situations, from a new loving & safe relationship, excelling in my career and spending that extra all-important time with friends who never left. The turning point for me this summer was realising that life really is too short to be hung up and let the past define you. I wanted to work on my anxiety issues which I've spoken openly about on my platform, travel more and become that care-free 18 year old girl I once knew. In 2018, I finally feel like I'm close to accomplishing that. For starters, I'm starting to look to buy a house (what?!) I will be investing in my blog more and putting more effort into family and friends, because what you give is really what you get back, right? 

Top - Shein
Skirt - Primark
Sunglasses - Primark
Sandals - New Look

So, why can't this be the best summer ever? I'm going to truly enjoy myself, spend a little too much on pizza takeout, watch a little too much Love Island (never too much!) and stop allowing myself to not be happy. We all deserve a bit of happiness, no, scratch that - we all deserve to be bloody ridiculously shout-from-the-rooftops' happy. I've come to realise that only yourself can make that happen - so take a leaf out of my book and make this your best summer too - whatever you want it be.

Is this your best summer ever?
Or do you have a specific one that reaches to mind?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,
Hannah xoxo

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  1. I love this. I am now 24 and definitely had a similar experience to you over the last few years I feel. I'm definitely looking forward to enjoying the summer and binge watching Love Island :D xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. Yes summer is the best season of all!

  3. Well you have all the reason to have the best summer ever.. Good luck on your new career!

  4. I have read your blog and yes I can tell why this is the best summer ever. Good luck!

  5. Oh well sounds like this is your best summer ever. Happy that your enjoying.

  6. I can see it in your smile that you are so happy and that explains why it is the best summer ever.

  7. You deserved the best. And I'm happy that it seems like you had fun on your summer.

  8. You have your reasons, but what I can see is that your smile is so beautiful.