Never, Ever Give Up


Not gon’ lie, I L O V E the surge of positivity and motivation when January rolls around. The fresh approach and feeling that anything and everything is possible with darn hard work and determination.

The ting is, I really, reeeaaaally don’t want this bad gyal ‘let’s take over the world’ attitude to fade after the month is up.


Snaps by the wonderfully talented Oscar May


We just watched Obama’s Farewell Speech and weeped just a little bit (I cried like a bubba) and I had a few thoughts.

Folks who have achieved their wildest dreams say the following things. Never, ever give up, hard work a l w a y s pays off and yes OF COURSE you can do it.  Ahem, Yes We Can #LoveU4evsObama.




It can be so easy to think aaaah m8 it ain’t gonna happen for me. I ain’t got what it takes. But you absolutely have got what it takes. If you are reading this feeling like your goals are already dwindling, then here I am to tell ya to not give up.

Keep hustlin’, planning, plotting and creating. Let’s carry this laaavely January motivation with us erry day over the next 12 months.


How is your January goin’ so far?

We leave for London this afternoon and I am so sad to leave! I would happily live in the middle of a forest for the rest of my days.


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  • Frances Kayleigh

    This was so motivating ! Just what I needed to read on a Friday morning for a killer weekend! Xx

    • Ah yay really happy it gave you a smidge of motivation! Hope you are having a lovely weekend whatever you may be up to :) Immy x

  • Jade Ingham-Mulliner

    This is exactly what I needed to read this morning! Thank you! Absolutely love your cardigan as well! XX

    • Oooh good Jade :) It was such a ramble lol! Thank you mi love, a Boden number! Immy x

  • Aww what a feel good post Immy and I agree with carrying on that motivation all year round (or at least try very hard!) Is Oscar your brother? He’s very talented, I saw his website, I shoot wedding videos so love seeing other people in that field :)

    Have a fav weekend!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Thank you Hanh mi love. I am going to really give it my best shot! He is indeed, V lucky to have him as my bro. Oooh you guys must meet to chat weddings sometime. Such a lovely field to work in, he absolutely loves it! Immy x

      • I’ve followed him online :)

  • I love this post so so much! My motivation is still fully in tact this week but I’m saving this post for when it starts to dwindle! Also, these photos are just SO gorgeous xxx
    Sophie Cliff

    • Thank you so much Sophie! Good, I feel like mine is too! Will have to keep this post in mind when I am not feeling so good! Heheeee thanks gal :) So lucky to have such a talented bro! Immy x

  • You’re so cute!! Such a feel good post :)

    • Ooooh thank you Lexi :) Love a good motivational post! Immy x

  • That’s a really good point – New Years resolutions can often get forgotten or ditched after a month or two but this is a great motivation post to remind us to keep this productivity going! Thanks!

    Gorgeous picks, lovely outfit you look like you’re having such a lovely time! Beautiful scenery too!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

    • Yesss! Literally the first few weeks I feel SO motivated and positive then it just seems to drop! Thank you so much Josie. It was such a wonderful week, it went far too quickly! Thank you so much for your comment :) Immy x

  • Aww lovely pics, hope you’re having an amaaaazing time in Centerparcs! I haven’t watched Obama’s speech, bit scared to! I only started my January “lifestyle change” (that’s a diet to everyone else but I hate the word) this week so it’s going very well so far :D xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Thank you so much Lucy! So lucky to have ole Oscar, he is so bloomin’ talented! It was a wonderful week, already looking forward to next year! Aw Obama <3 so many tears haha! Ah I am so glad it is going well so far, I also call it a lifestyle change! I say it is going well however the huge box of fudge I got at Center Parcs is going down very quickly! Immy x

  • Aw I love this piece Immy – if there is one thing I am determined to keep up this year it is my motivation … good things may come to those who wait, but only if they work hard and hustle every day!

    Emma |

    • Thank you so much Emma :) YES gal, exactly that! I need to start erry day with that thought. Let’s do this >:) Immy x

  • Love this post, i decided the end of last year that i’m gonna make sure i make my life much more positive.. & i’ve noticed such a difference!

    Much love,


    • Thank you Terri mi love. Ah that is really good! Even just small positive changes in everyday life makes all the difference! I hope you have the most amazing 2017! Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Oh lady I just LOVE this post, I so needed to read this right now! It’s such a hard industry to be a part of sometimes, you can go from GIRLBOSS to oh my god I can’t do this so, so quickly! It’s important to *try and remain positive and just keep on working hard! Girl, you’ve absolutely GOT THIS!

    Hayley xo

    • Thank you Hayley ya babe! It really, really is. Yes absolutely, hard work will always pay off. So do you gal. I hope you are having the most wonderful time in sweet Paris! Immy x

  • Thanks for this. I love January but also hate how people put so much pressure on themselves to reach their new year’s resolutions. Feb and March are better because then you see who was brave enough to keep up the goals.
    I love your posts these days, so positive and inspiring. Keep it up babe! xx

    • Yes I totally agree with you there. I know myself that I will find it a little bit challenging to keep up with my goals once spring comes around. Although the quote “You’ll not always be motivated, so you have to learn to be disciplined” definitely resonates with me, I most definitely won’t be motivated and inspired at all times but if I get myself into a bit of a routine, I know I can achieve even just a few of my goals. Ah thank you so much Caroline! :) Immy x