What a week. Since I moved back to Scotland, there’s never a dull moment.
Why am I dressed as Elsa from Frozen, in the woods on a Tuesday afternoon?
If you know me, you’ll know I’m obsessed with Halloween, so watch this space and I’ll reveal what’s going on soon.
Being an influencer has its pitfalls like any job but I’m so thrilled that moving “up the road” to Scotland hasn’t stopped me from continuing my new career.
Just like so many other Scots – you can be a worldwide success but still live at your mum’s…Lewis Capaldi, what a ledge! (If only I could sing.)
Some people still ask what do I actually do and to be honest I never really got it either.
Influencers create content just like marketing companies to advertise a product to a target audience.
Doesn’t sound so glamorous now, does it? From photography, video editing to styling and make-up, I’ve had to learn quick.
It’s definitely not for the fainthearted because, as we all know, a hefty audience equals hefty opinions.
But I’ve built a wall of resilience to conquer any negativity and either ignore the trolls or stand up for myself.
One of my friends visited my new flat the morning I’d booked to do a live debate on BBC Breakfast.
Let’s just say a few things went wrong. My ring light broke, the workmen down the street started drilling, then my phone nearly smashed on the floor.
The joys of virtual interviews and setting up your own staging.
There were a few stomps and cursed words from me, hence I haven’t heard from my wee scared pal since.
My favourite thing to do is attending a red carpet event, although it costs me a small car to get glammed up.
And I don’t take any of my life for granted. I will remember these moments forever and of course we all love a bit of celeb spotting.
I’m the most embarrassing fan girl ever. Despite what the trolls might think – let’s just say I have no filter.
Don’t be a dafty on lockdown rules
As Covid continues to disrupt our lives, I’ve become more and more confused about what we’re allowed to do and what we’re not allowed to do.
It’s definitely causing so many arguments between family members and friends. I ask myself every day is this real life or a sci-fi series I’ve been meaning to watch?
Moving from London to Glasgow, I have to say I am much happier with our representation here. I just need to remember to tune into Nicola Sturgeon and forget about Boris Johnson for now.
I’m meeting my friend tonight. It’s been a while and usually we’re the last ones standing. But I’m not sure that’s still impressive at 10pm.
All jokes aside, every new rule/law effects us all in different ways. But as Nicola said this week, all we can do is “keep smiling, keep hoping and keep looking out for each other”.
I’m proud to say that us Celts are better at following rules – mainly because there’s always a family member to put us back in line. Don’t be a dafty – comply so we can have a Christmas party!
I can’t wait to step out with my fangirl Faye
Teenage Laura and all my 80s/90s babies out there, yes you might have heard the news – Steps are back!
Tickets are on sale now for their 2021 What the Future Holds UK Arena Tour.
If you don’t know all the dance moves you can’t go, though. Just joking, everyone is welcome.
I miss the nostalgia of being young and innocent, dreaming of one day meeting your favourite band. Well, I’ve only gone and done it. Let’s just say when you fangirl Faye Tozer and she fangirls you back – your life is made.
I was lucky enough to meet Faye at an awards ceremony a few years back. I may purposely have lost all my friends and stuck to her like glue.
We hit it off and have kept in touch ever since.
Who wants to join me backstage? I can take.. 5, 6, 7 or 8 of you. Love a dad joke.