Before I start this blog post, can I just ask how many people rapped the title of this post? Because damn I’ve now got it stuck in my head. If you have no idea what I’m on about, don’t worry let’s get on with the actual stuff you’ve here for…
So hey, I’m April…the girl beyond adoseofapril, the one you’re getting a dose of!
I don’t want to flatter myself in thinking people actually want to know anything about but I’ve gained a few followers recently and have regularly readers on my little blog so I thought I’d reintroduce myself and give you a little run of the girl behind the blog/Insta.
It’s so easy to forget someone is behind the blog you read or the photos you like so it’s nice to bring it back to basics and get to know the person. I of course want to get to know you too so please feel to comment something below about you!
So I’ve got an about me page that is always up and ready to read if you ever want to but I wanted this post to be a bit more in depth and tell you a few facts about myself, so you know you get a real feel for who I am. Now I’m not going to go into every detail as I still value my private life and I need to keep a few things to the imagination but you get my drift.
Let’s get started shall we…
Right first thing first…I’m the realest, sorry I had to do it. I currently work in retail after leaving an office job I wasn’t happy in just over a year ago. It’s amazing what a bit of perspective does as I didn’t realise how I unhappy I was until I finally got a job that I love and I now work with a team that are lovely. Yes it’s retail but I love how it’s centered around something I have a big interest in…photography. Every day is different and most importantly I don’t dread going in every morning. Having this job part time has also allowed me to progress with my blogging and put real time and effort into it. So far I think it’s working quite well. It’s like one of the perfect situations to be in…just wish I earned a bit more money that’s all!
I’ve got quite a few tattoos and they’re probably one of if not the most interesting things about me. As of now when typing this, I have about 30+ but I lost count at around 15 haha. I got my first one at 15 and it’s now covered up never to see the light again. It was a decision I made and I don’t regret it but it just was so badly done. For those of you wondering it was a star made up of 5 musical notes…you know to symbolise my love for music and how it’s a star in my life. Just proof that no 15 year old should choose to have a tattoo. My favourite tattoos of mine have to be my newest addition Freddie Mercury which is a stylised for work portrait with a crown. Also it has to go to my broc n roll broccoli and my entire back tattoo…because I kind of can’t include it as it cost so much money and took hours to do.
I’m a massive music lover and always have been. Hence where my love of Queen came from and why I ended up getting Freddie on my arm for life. Ever since I could remember, I’ve been surrounded by music, whether that was my mum, Nan or family parties. Being around so much music obviously influenced what music I got into myself and well it’s been a wonderful and weird music journey for me. I’ve always loved Rock music and always will, there’s just something about it that I’ve always been able to connect with. However saying that, I’ve had some periods in my life where different genres took over. Most notably would probably be my Hip-Hop/Rap stage, R&B stage and of course the Rock stages. I’m at a point in my life where I listen to whatever takes my fancy, whether that’s a song from the charts, one I’ve listened to a million times or a song that’s a bit more obscure. Another aspect of music is going to gigs and enjoying live music for what it is…amazing. I’ve been to my fair share of gigs and I have to say most of my uni loan went on funding them. I’m the happiest I could be at a gig singing my heart out. I’ve slowed down going to gigs in the last year because I’m not a uni student anymore, they’re expensive and I’m getting older haha. I know boring but I’m hoping to book up a few more for next year.
I love exploring new places but always like to have a home to come back to. Which I know is very lucky and I feel so fortunate. In the last few years I’ve really tried to go to one new big place a year. So far I’ve ticked off Paris, New York and parts of California. I find it amazing to step out of your home bubble and realise how much is out there that you hadn’t yet explored. I always like having a trip to look forward to but equally like having a home to look forward to coming back to. I don’t think I’ll ever be the type of person that travels for a long period at a time but I’m quite happy with having trips every so often. I can often stress and worry a lot when it comes to travel so I know not to put myself in that situation too often. I never really had a fear of flying but it was never something I really looked forward to. I think I had more of a fear of falling but I’m happy with the more experiences I have of flying the less that fear is.
I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression for the past few years up and down. It’s been hard and I don’t think I really need to tell you that or go into any detail. At times it has really messed with my life and made things tough. I’ve come out stronger and better for it though. Even though I can say I’ve got through the tough times, it can still be a challenge at times. I still have panic attacks at times and still feel low but it’s much more manageable and isn’t taking over my life.
I basically wear Vans, Superga and Converse all year round. I think I’m on my 5th or 6th pair of black old skool vans in the last few years. Yeah I was wearing them before they were ‘cool’. I hate wearing flip flops and sandals, I don’t know what it is about them but I just can’t unless the situation calls for it. I only wear boots when vans or converse just aren’t acceptable or suitable. I’ve surprised myself at times at just how many outfits I can get away with wearing vans with which is quite an achievement to be honest. I don’t know where my love or need to wear canvas sort of footwear has come from, maybe my new or lust for comfort or my slightly non-girly side of not wanting to wear heels or dainty shoes.
I found my comfort zone with fashion when I discovered midi skirts and dresses and now it’s a staple April outfit in my wardrobe. I think it’s been a year or two since I got my first midi skirt and well I’ve never looked back. So yeah I’m midi length obsessed and I don’t regret a thing. I just find they’re so flattering on my height and body shape, I feel me when I wear a midi skirt or dress and I just love it.
My love of Disney has been a pretty recent thing and well it’s never too late to introduce some magic into your life. I’ve always been a fan of Toy Story, I mean it came out in the best year in my opinion along with a pretty awesome human…1995! I don’t something just clicked finally with me when it came to Disney. I got it…at last. Well I’ve never looked back and whilst my bank account isn’t thanking me for it, my heart definitely is. I’m definitely planning on getting a few Disney tattoos in the next few years which I’m so excited about.
I probably could go on a lot more about myself but that’s just very big headed of me and I feel I’ve given you enough information to reintroduce myself to you. Phew, I think we’ve both dodged a bullet there…
I don’t just want you to get to know me more, I’d love to know a bit more about you. So please feel free to leave a fact or something about in the comments so I can learn a bit more about who is reading my blog.
Thanks so much for stopping my blog this week to read my latest post. Apogolgise for no blog post last week…my first post I’ve missed this year but I just think I needed the week off whilst on holiday to not think about writing for my blog. Be sure to check back next week for a brand new post though as it’s business as usual from now on.
Until next time,
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