DURHAM PRIDE

Good evening beautiful souls,

Today is Durham Pride and I have spent a fab day celebrating love in all its beautiful forms with a bunch of amazing people ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Last year I went to Newcastle Pride with this lot (it was my first pride event) and this year I was excited go to Durham Pride.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day the weather has been amazing all day. Not a single cloud in sight, just brilliant hot sunshine. Anyway, I don’t have much to say really apart from I’m glad to be part of such an amazing LGBT community and I’ve had an absolutely brilliant day, well I’m still having a fab day and thus I just wanted to share a couple of photos with you:

Makeup and festival gems at the ready!!!

The March from Durham Cathedral down to the Sands (a field by the river Wear).

Celebrating with all these beautiful souls ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

My delicious vegan burger from the Green Guerrilla which was to die for!

As sun was out all day I luckily thought to bring sun cream with me because some of us started to turn red pretty quickly!

The vibes were all super friendly and happy. We enjoyed entertainment from Stooshe, Lloyd Daniels some fabulous drag queens as well as many other acts…

Now we’re just having a bite to eat before heading out to town for a bit. I hope you have all also had a wonderful sunny happy day!!

Love Carina xo

THE NEED FOR ACCEPTANCE?!

โ€œStop being tormented by everyone elseโ€™s reaction to you.โ€ โ€”Joyce Meyer

โ€œScare the world: Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth.โ€ โ€”Iain S. Thomas

Hello my beautiful friends,

So I wanted to briefly address my thoughts on the lack of self love. The other day I was getting frustrated with myself for reacting with such emotional force to something that should reallyย have been an unimportant nothing. My mind never ceases to spin with worry, fear, anger, unease โ€“ a whole cauldron of emotions ready to bubble over โ€“ and particularly at night, so thatย I canโ€™t get to sleep for ages sometimes because my brain is on overdrive!

Why is it that we (Iโ€™m assuming Iโ€™m not the only one who feels this way haha) waste so much energy on trying to please others? And why do we feel we need to be accepted by everyone?

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The issue is the the lack of self love! If you are happy within yourself you will not seek approval from others as their opinion wonโ€™t matter anymore. It is something I have been trying to come to terms with for years but have not yet succeeded with. Brushing off spiteful comments or judging looks is always easier said than done. I waste my energy worrying and being in a state of paranoia about what others think of me, when I should be putting this energy into learning to love myself, finding my own happiness and thus not caring what others think. Not everyone is going like you โ€“ and thatโ€™s ok โ€“ you donโ€™t need to be friends with the whole world. Just try and be someone you are proud of, the best version of yourself and thatโ€™s all that matters!

Anyhow, I shall keep you updated on my journey to self love on my blog, so keep your eyes peeled for future posts!

Love Carina xo