It took me a long time to admit this but, as a teen, I was never comfortable with myself. I did not like the way I looked. I was always the one with the nerdy glasses and the goody two shoes attitude. Although I realise now that none of those things make me a lesser person than anyone else, it used to bother me so much at the time. As I grew older, I always thought that I was never good enough in anything I seem to do. I never knew how to play sports and I always did well at school because I studied and not because I felt I was intelligent enough to form an argument. It’s safe to say I had ZERO confidence in myself.
Hey there! It’s been a while, and now you know why.
I’ve been wanting to change my blog, ‘Splashes of Looks’ for a while now. For over three years, I’ve put my heart and soul into creating content for my previous blog. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it but towards the end, I felt that I had, in a way, outgrown it. Towards the end of ‘Splashes of Looks’, I started creating content that was more on par with what I wanted to create but it still felt off because the platform was essentially the same.
My relationship with Tamara Webb kicked off a few years ago when I started my blogging journey with my previous blog. I’ve always looked at Tamara as being an inspirational woman but lately, due to the present role she plays on social media, especially on Instagram stories, various people are getting to know and love Tamara from behind their tiny phone screens. Tamara is, undoubtedly, one of the top influencers on the Maltese islands. The use of social media as an influential tool has always intrigued me (I wrote my frikken thesis on it for Christ’s sake!) and I couldn’t think of a better person to have a chat with other than the lovely Tamara.
Along the years, I’ve started and quit going to the gym more times than I can remember. As a teenager, I’ve always HATED physical education activities at school. I was never good at any of the sports (badminton in particular!) and all I had going for me was that I was a ok-ish runner. So, I automatically thought that I was bad at everything that had to do with getting fit.
Living abroad for the past year has opened up so many new perspectives for me. I can honestly say that this experience has helped me become a better and wiser person. In no means am I saying that you have to live abroad to try and become the best version of yourself (but if you ever get the opportunity GRAB IT BY THE HORNS AND GO). However, I feel that I couldn’t have made a better decision than to pack up my life in a suitcase (or three) and go out into the world and venture for myself. Shoving me out of my comfort zone, I feel that this experience was just what I needed to push me into making better life decisions for myself and figuring out where I want to go next.
Here are ten things I learnt from the past year of living abroad in Glasgow.