Monday Morning DMC’s

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I have been meaning to have this lil chinwag with ya for a while now.

Over the past few months I have shared my thoughts over a few hastily typed-on-tube Instagram captions. Or conversations over wine with friends. Or pillow talks with a slightly bemused boyf.  But I haven’t designated a whole blog post to it. I am about to let it aaaaaaaall out…

Henry London Watches

I have had a few reminders recently of the sheer rate time is passing by. I mostly blame Timehop, because y’know, yesterday I had a freshers week snap that popped up from SIX YEARS AGO. SIX! Now THAT is pretty crazy.

These days I find months passing by in the blink of an eye.

I then started pondering on how I am spending my time. Am I actively living ma life? Am I making the most of my youth of being mostly footloose and fancy free? (Love that phrase hehe) Will I look back and perhaps regret they way I chose to spend my days?

It got me thinking about how I want to look back on my twenties, and there are a few things I wanna chat about.

Henry London Watches

Henry London Watches

I reckon when we are all in our mid-late forties we will laugh about this app we used to use call Instagram. Kinda like how we reminisce about Bebo and MSN times but can’t quite really remember exactly what it was all bout.

Right now, for so many people, Instagram takes up a huge portion of time. Just like choosing who to give my ‘love‘ to on Bebo back in 2005 gave me genuine stress. Lol.

Recently Instagram is fueling all sorts of blood sweat and tears. Well, not so much blood… BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT EY?

Maybe it is because I am so invested in the ole blogger community that the app that I once thought was a place to store personal pictures five years ago (loool FML) has long gone. It is now an actual career platform. People make decent livings out of it. The forever fluctuating numbers has the ability to lift and plummet our mood in a matter of minutes. It is m e n t a l.

I ain’t gonna harp on about it anymore, because I think a know a fair few folks have had a good ole rant about it over the past few weeks.

All I am gonna say is, everything is temporary. Follower counts, likes, and even Instagram itself. Fast forward however many years and I bet ya bottom dollar I will look back on my early twenties and think FOR FACK SAKE IMMY what were you doooooing? Why did you care so much?

There is SO many more things to invest your time and energy into. People. Passions (that don’t need to be validated by numbers). Adventures. Yourself.

Everyone is unique, bladdy wonderful, talented and we are all equal. The fact that an app has the ability to make people feel like they aren’t good enough is a bladdy joke.

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SO I guess what I’m trying to say is that your time is precious. So is your energy and your happiness.

If temporary things (ahem, social media etc etc) are getting ya down, tell it to do one. You have bigger fish to try, people to see, places to be.

Ugh it felt great to get that off mi chest.  Y’know those blog posts you write in such a haste and it feels SO good and therapeutic? This was one of ’em.

Henry London Watches

On the subject of time – what do ya think of my new watch?

It is a beaut number from Henry London and I have been wearing him for about a month now. He is a beaut rose gold with a teal strap (my FAVE colour ever), and I have had aaaall the compliments. I’ve never really worn a watch before, but there is summin’ about it that makes me feel damn sassy. Kinda like an actual adult that has her sh*t together, and I am lovin’ it.

It is also a perfect excuse for me not to whip out my phone (and subsequently check Instagram) every time I wanna check the time. Tactics ey?

I am working with Henry London at the mo and they have offered a cheeky giveaway with one of their watches with an engraving too. Pretty kewl innit? If you fancy a snazzy new watch for yourself or a loved one, all ya gotta do is give ’em a follow on Intagram and y’know follow me too hehe. ? Lemme know in the comments if you have entered, and some sort of link so they can contact ya. Will keep it open till next Monday (25th). ?

I always feel a bit strange about giveaways etc, but I am in love with my new watch, and I want you to experience the same sass.

Anyways, have a very lovely Monday!

Ix

If ya fancy a chat, gals is over on InstagramTwitterBloglovin and YouTube . 

This post is in collaboration with Henry London, but all deep thoughts and appreciation for beaut watches are, of course, my own. 

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  • Totally agree with you re Instagram girl! For me, my priority is my blog and where I share my life, and I don’t tend to stress out about it, and look forward to going back and having a read of it in a few years time when I’m older and wiser ;) all the apps are just temporary xxx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Yes you are SO bloody right lass! All the apps are temporary and I much prefer looking back on years on my blog rather than on Instagram! Immy x

  • Laura Emilia

    Such true words! I’m definitely guilty when it comes to stressing about Instagram, but you are so true – it definitely won’t matter in years to come! I should just stop staring at the numbers and put up images that I love and enjoy creating – that’s what it was all supposed to be about anyway! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Yes I really am, I don’t know how it has such power over me! It is so frustrating :( I know, the number thing is just the worst. Even when my count drops a few I have a pang of disappointment haha, crazy! Exactly :) Immy x

  • Amy Eade

    Yes Immy you’re so right! I was getting so stressed with Instagram then I got shadow banned and was gutted but was just like ‘Hang on, why does it even matter so much?!’ and since then I’m much less bothered about it and trying to just love it as an app rather than focusing on numbers or anything like that! Also you look beaut here as usual, I love that blouse!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Yes! Ya know what, I think the shadow banning thing is a bit of a reminder – although it sucks, it is a bit of a reminder I guess!? I need to do the same :) I feel so much happier posting whatever / whenever I fancy! Ah thank you lovely lady :) Immy x

  • Loved this SO much Immy – I find myself wondering quite often recently if I’m really living or if I’m getting bogged down in trying to give the appearance that I am. I definitely spend more time than I would like fussing about instagram and have definitely been guilty of allowing ridiculous things like dropping followers to take up precious time, which feels so insane to say. So important to remember that these silly things are just fleeting moments, and wont matter at all in years to come. Totally remember stressing over who to give ‘love’ to on Bebo as well, pahaha xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Yes me too :( I hate having that realisation – I need to live much more spontaneously rather thank considering the Instagram the whole time! You are so right, it really is just a fleeting moment. LOL I wish I could log back into my Bebo for the laughs. Have an amazing time on hols gal! Immy x

  • Uhg, just a few days ago I had a facebook reminder for an 8-year friendaversary… Yeah, instagram definitely has changed! I remember when instagram really was instant, and now it’s a lot of curated stuff (myself included). I dunno, instagram is kind of a good stress for me? it’s something I’m truly enjoying even throughout the worrying about numbers, so I think it’s all in good fun for me!

    becky @ star violet

    • Aaaah it is crazy isn’t it! Anything over 5 years I am like WHAT :O I know, I remember all my blurry snaps of nights out and toilet selfies, that would never happen now haha! That is really good :) I just need to see it as a bit of fun I reckon! Immy x

  • Loved this post Immy! I’ve been thinking about this recently too (I was a fresher SIX WHOLE YEARS AGO too! Urgh, where has time gone?!) But time really is so precious and something we really need to make the most of. I’m also absolutely obsessed with that watch. Not only is the strap colour gorgeous but the watch face is to die for! It’s so important to remember that at some point in our future, we’ll look back at the stress of Instagram and smile. Just like we do with now when we think of Bebo like you mentioned! Sharing your loves on Bebo was stressful, but don’t get me started on choosing your other half or top 16 haha! xx

    ohsomint.com

    • Ah thank you my looove :) I know CRAZY isn’t it!? SIX bloody years! Yes we really do, I am gonna try and do much more spontaneous stuff and just document that (back to old school blogging / gramming!) Ah cheers lass! I am so happy with it :) LOL yes, the draaaaama! Also, the amount of effort me and my friends used to put into flashboxes was INSANE lol. Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    That watch is so, so gorgeous! I’m looking for a new one now (my super thin strap on mine has given way) and I’m now stalking them on Insta. Obvs I’ve entered too, got my fingers and toes crossed!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Ah thank you Chlooooe :) Ah yay, this would be the perfect replacement hehe! Thank you for entering my love. Immy x

  • This post makes me smile. I am totally on board with you, it feels like we’re all still so young to be focused on things that, at the end of the day, prevent us from going out there and just LIVING. Personally, I’d love to take up painting and that would be a nice way to start to live and do a hobby that is just mine. Just keep doing what brings you joy and 40 something year old you will be proud that you were able to find joy so young. So many of us spend most of our time and our life pretending we like doing things when actually we’re not true to ourselves. You’re doing a fab job in my view. Have a great week xxx

    (PS Actually started posting if you wanna check it out!)

    https://www.whenhealthymettasty.com

    • Yesssss Caroline, you are so bloody right! We need to be far more focused on going out there and experiencing life haha! Yes, that sounds perfect, a hobby for just you. I think that might be why I love yoga so much as it is personal and doesn’t need anyone else to validate it! Thank you so much for this, made me feel so much better :) Oooh yay will pop over and have a read! Immy x

    • P.S just clicked over to your blog and OH WOW. So so beautiful! Your food photography is the dream x

  • girl YES. i always live my life by this rule (or try to anyway): WILL THIS MATTER IN FIVE YEARS TIME???! and then i fucking move on and get on with life! which is kinda what you’re saying in this lil babe of a post, so i FEEL ya girl. so true, a silly little iphone app does NOT get the pleasure of ruining my day. i’m older than it!! i’ve been here longer than it!! it has no idea of the torment britney went through in 2008…and it sure as hell it weren’t around when don’t cha by the Pussy Cat Dolls came out. INSTAGRAM CAN DO ONE!

    jesus sorry i went off on a right tangent there…in other news, that watch is GORGOUS. i’ve given em a cheeky follow and am crossing my fingers!!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    ps. you look insane in these pics.

    • Yes I need to ask myself that question FAR more often! Having followers most definitely does not matter LOL. Exactly, the lil cretin. It needs to bog off to be fair, we were all better off without it. Aaaaaay thanks for entering Katie ya babe >:) Immy x

  • THat’s a VERY pretty watch!
    Don’t get me started on time flying… i swear it KEEPS getting faster too! Recently, I can barely keep up with what month it is!!
    Holly xxx /// http://www.mrshollycrocker.com
    https://www.mrshollycrocker.com/blog/theres-worse-ways-to-spend-a-monday-morning

    • Ah thank you Hollllyyy :) I am so bloody chuffed with it – forgot to pop it on this morning and I feel naked! I know I swear it gets faster and faster, madness! Immy x

  • Rust

    beautiful watch! couldnt agree more, time is gone in a flash! followed you both, you can reach me at rusthawk at the gmail. thanks!

    • Ah thank you, I am in love! And thank you for entering :) Immy x

  • Maria ????

    You look absolutely beautiful Immy! And thank you so much for the honesty of this blog post – sometimes it feels ‘normal’ to spend copious amounts of time on Instagram, but as of recent I’ve been worrying about the possibility of regretting it big time in the future, especially as I’m only 18 and don’t want to waste these precious years on followers and likes. Thank you so much for sharing! x
    Maria | http://whatismaria.wordpress.com

    • Thank you so much Maria :) Ah I gotta be honest, as I reckon we are all in the same boat at the mo! I know, I kinda had that realisation too. I know fo’sho that I will regret wasting so much time worrying! Definitely embrace your young days lass, I miss being 18 hehe >:( Anytime lady. Immy x

  • The watch is beautiful! And I agree, time is precious, and Instagram is not really important in life. Also if you are not happy with how your life looked until now, you can always change it. I was just in Berlin and in a club saw an old granny partying alongside all the younger people. The only thought I had was “how cool” :)

    Lii
    https://byliil.wordpress.com/

    • Thank you Lii, I bloody love it! You are right, it really really isn’t and I do get frustrated with myself for worrying myself about it haha! Ah that is so lovely :) I want to be like that old granny! I definitely believe you can change life at any point. My granny has just started travelling the world in her 70’s! Immy x

  • Courtney Hardy

    I’ve been hating Instagram too. It seriously sucks how you practically have to post everyday and do so many strategies to make it on Instagram. It’s just so stupid, and pointless.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    • Yes I know, you are so so right. There is so much to it sometimes and it is bloody draining haha! I can’t be bothered with it all lol! Immy x

  • Such a gorgeous outfit! I love your top! Also yesss – instagram is a struggle! x

    TOUCHOFGS

    • Thank you lady! :) I had mixed reviews on the top, but it is growing on me lol! It isssssssssssss! :( Immy x

  • Totally agree, I hate it when I waste entire evenings just scrolling, I feel like if I totted up the hours I spent on social media I’d be shocked!

    Shiana xx
    http://www.shianajarvis.com

    • Yes it really is the worst isn’t it? I am trying to stop myself reaching for my phone each morning and scrolling Instagram! I reckon we would be so shocked, I actually had an app that measures it but got rid of it because it was too depressing lol – I think I had amounted 24 hours just on my phone over one week – how bloody mad is that?! Immy x