I asked someone to do a guest post for me because she is the writer of one of the first blogs I started reading. It was July 2012 and I stumbled across her blog completely by accident and I've never looked back. Kathryn is a amazing advocate for body positivism and whenever I feel a little bit down in the dumps, reading her blog and seeing her fantastic Instagram pictures of her 'outfits of the day' always cheers me up.
Without further ado, I give you Miss Kathryn, and a wonderful lifestyle post...
Hi, Kathryn from Miss Kathryn's MissTakes here. I'm currently sat in a hotel room on my own, where I'll be spending the next 3 weeks.
Some may think that is a little intense, but hey, hotel!
If I was to say I was in a hotel, in the Turkish city of Izmir, where it was 17 degrees C yesterday, and bright sunlight.
But, I'm on my own.
If anyone reading this has a hectic family life, this would sound like 3 weeks of bliss, of 'me time'.
I've been here a week already, and it's wearing a little thin.
I'm working 11 hour days, so the week days are taken up with sleep mainly. But then there is eating alone. So a book becomes a constant companion.
And this is what I'm wanting to talk about.
This last week, and the ones ahead of me, seem an awful lot less lonely, without the comforting weight of a book beside me.
Last week, I finished "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd (author of Secret Life of Bees), which I was lucky to pick up at the airport. This was a blessing, as mine had been left at airport security in a rush! This book had me crying, gasping, and smiling with joy on the many planes I had to take to get to Turkey. It's appeared in my #ootd posts on Instagram, and been my dinner date through the week. I feel a little lost having finished it, but it has reignited the reading bug in me, and I've leapt to my next book (bought 3 in a local book store, thankfully!).
There is something about leaving your current situation (in my case, loneliness), and living someone else's life for a few minutes, hours, days.
I've turned my latest book attention to Just Kids, by Patti Smith. I'm suddenly living in New York in the 1960s. Speaking of, page 55 is calling me.
Thank you Kathryn! Reading this post has made me miss reading. I was in the middle of two books: Inside WikiLeaks by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. For some reason I stopped reading and haven't gone back. This post has re-sparked my interest. What books are you all currently reading? Let me know in the comments below and please don't forget to check out Kathryn's blog right here! And if you could like my page at Facebook you'll help unlock a giveaway - once I reach 100 followers on Facebook I'll be giving away a MAC lipstick of the winner's choice!