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Hello Lovelies, so I’ve decided to start a new weekly post called Amanda Millie’s Friday Female. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I actually don’t know why I haven’t done it till now to be honest. I have grown up with so many strong women around me who have really inspired me to the person I am today, and I think there is nothing more beautiful than women celebrating other women. I would love for you guys to get involved as well, if there is anyone in your life, work or whatever form whom you consider worthy of being in the spotlight, then please drop me an email and I will be more than happy to feature them. View Full Post

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Lately I seem to be having constant reminders and lessons in self love and acceptance, so I’m just going to go with it and see what happens. I shared this throwback picture on my Facebook earlier today and the message that came with the picture is so dear to my heart to had to share on the blog too. So this shot was taken almost a year ago, as part of a portfolio update photo shoot and I really just LOVE it so much, it’s one of best shots for sure. 

I’ll tell you why it’s my favourite. Having suffered from body dysmorphic order pretty much my entire life, this is probably the first time I stood in front of the camera and felt comfortable in my own skin. The photographer made me feel so safe and I think this was the first time ever I had a shoot where I wasn’t worried or stressing about how I looked. It was also the first time I ever did anything as risqué in front of the camera and instead of feeling shame I felt strong, powerful, sexy even. I wasn’t worried about looking fat, or my lack of boobies, what will people think/say or any of that irrational stuff that comes with my condition. I totally owned it and I don’t care who knows it. It’s a bumpy road this journey of ‪self acceptance‬ and ‪self love‬ but this day was a turning point for me and I haven’t looked back since, taking it one day at a time. One thing that I’ve noticed about myself, is that I’m REALLY good at putting on a front….you know that I’m totally ok and always got it together type of front? I realised very early on that I am great at being the pillar for other people which is awesome, but it’s time I started extending that same courtesy to myself.  View Full Post

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Recap

 

Hello lovelies, today is the best of Amanda Millie Week Three!! It’s been a very hectic last week, so I am literally playing catch up with myself at this point. I am probably about 4 days behind on the 30 day blogging challenge, but I’m not going to beat myself too much about it, I’m just going to sit my butt down and get blogging now that I have a minute. 

As for YOU…..Here’s what you’ve missed from Amanda Millie, so far. 

A Message for you! 

Sometimes all we need is for someone to remind us of how much we are valued and loved. We usually give so much of ourselves to their people we completely forget about self love. This post is a gentle message that I believe someone out there needs to read. 

10 Things I wish I could tell my 16 year old self! 

Do you ever looked back on your teenage years and think, ugh!,, I wish I’d known not to do that at the time. Here I shares one things I wish I could tell my 16 year old self if I could. Can someone invent a time machine already???

Restaurant Review: Breakfast at Andina London

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I have to agree as its my favourite meal. I am a sucker for a good porridge and my taste buds were certainly indulged when I ate at Andina London. Check out my review and see how I got on. 

What I wore: Banana Republic VIP Fashion event! 

I had so much fun working at this event, and I absolutely adore the new collection they currently have instore. Check out the post and find out what I wore and also a little bit about the dress for success charity that really does some amazing things to help women down on their luck. 

Well, that’s pretty much it from week three, and as we’re already in week four it’s probably best that I sign off here and get back to my catch up session:-). As always, stay beautiful and love the life you’re living! Xo 

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This poem is called “‘That Kind Of Love’, by Rebecca Lammersen, and the first time I ever read it I was blown away. It was like she had reached into my soul and seen my heart’s desire, and was now holding a mirror up to me and reminding me not to settle for any less that what what I truly want. Two years later and I want to share this you, not for any other reason than to appreciate and acknowledge how beautiful true love is/ can be/ should be. The  original article containing the poem can be found here. If reading this doesn’t stir up something in you, then gosh….I just don’t know! As for me, sign me up to THAT kind of love please:-) It’s a little on the long side, but totally worth it. 💖

That Kind of Love

Yeah, I believe in love.
The kind you can’t hide from, you know?

The kind of love you miss when
he gets up to go to the bathroom,
or to get a glass of water,
and he walks back in,
like a soldier, comin’ home from an eighteen month deployment.

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Recap

I can’t believe it’s been a little over a week since I launched my blog. It’s always so nerve wracking to take that first step and put yourself out there, but it’s got to be done.
I definitely think taking part in the 30 day blogging challenge has given me the push up the backside I desperately needed. If you’re just tuning in, here’s a little recap of the best of Amanda Millie week one…….
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