I had the idea that I wanted to create some more personal, life update style posts on the blog, where I can just sit and chat to you about some stuff that’s been on my mind lately. Hopefully, it will give you more of an insight into me and my life that isn’t offline, plus I’m sure writing these little letters will feel very therapeutic for me too.

With a lot of my posts I do pre-write them, but with this series I’m going to be writing them on the day they go live.


A LOT of things seem to be changing lately. Some amazing, exciting, wonderful stuff. And a few things that are a bit heavier too, and can really weigh you down with worry. Everything feels a bit up in the air recently, but I’m sure with more time it should settle and hopefully, smooth down a little.


I feel like I’m slowly coming to grips with learning how to properly rest, for my body and mind. I’m starting to know when to push myself out of a funk, and when to allow myself time to just be, and reflect, in a calm, cosy place. These past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can try to do anything, but it’s not feasible for me to do everything. Something I keep trying to remind myself of!


I feel like inspiration is a bit of a funny one to me at the minute. Where my Instagram is concerned, I’m having a ball of a time. But when it comes to my lovely little blog, I feel a bit stalled. I wouldn’t say I feel uninspired with it currently, but sometimes it does feel that way unfortunately. I’m hoping the more posts I do like these ones will help me feel a little better about it. Some days I just wonder if people still read blogs anymore? But then I remember that I never started it for anyone else anyway, it was totally as an outlet for myself, which it still is today.


  • We’ve just finished Good Girls on Netflix and it was SO good! You should definitely check it out.
  • Anything my girl, Chelsea writes. Her blog always speaks to me, but more than ever these days.
  • Keeping my jade roller in the fridge, it’s heavenly!
  • This cleansing cloth which removes makeup with just water. It’s amazing.
  • Abi’s pregnancy announcement vlog made me so happy for her. Watch it for all the feel good vibes!


What’s on your mind lately?

  • what a lovely post Natalie!! I really really really loved reading this one. I know I definitely still enjoy reading blogs and find yours ever so lovely. I hope the change settles down soon.
    Sending lots of love your way,
    Peta xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you for reading Peta! It felt so good to get it all off my mind 🙂 I find writing so therapeutic!

  • Such a lovely post! Writing down what’s on your mind is always a great idea. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • NatalieLeanne

      It really helps doesn’t it? I definitely must remember it for the future 🙂

  • You are so sweet! Thanks, friend. Rest has been on my mind a lot lately, too!

    • NatalieLeanne

      <3 Hope you're doing well lady!

  • Amy Eade

    Ohh Natalie, I’ve felt exactly the same about my blog/Instagram recently. Like I’m fine with instagram and loving it, but the inspiration isn’t there for my blog and it’s a weird funk I just can’t shift! Hopefully it’ll pass like it has before!
    Amy xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      Isn’t it weird?? I hope you feel better about your blog soon, it’s always one of my go-tos!

  • I loved reading this blog post and getting more of an insight into your life!

    Danielle xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much Danielle! That makes me very happy to hear 🙂

  • I love more personal posts! It seems not many people do them any more these days… I feel like the blogging world has changed so much in the almost six years I’ve been doing itH, and I have to remind myself why I started in the first place – as you said – a creative outlet for myself, not for anyone else (for the longest time I never even told anyone about it!)
    Here’s to getting our blogging inspo back by being more real and raw! 🙂

    Lauren xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      Yes to all of this Lauren! I feel the same. Sometimes I don’t have anything mind-blowing to share but just want to write a post about how I’m feeling. Definitely more to come in the future, it makes me fall back in love with it again!