A Year After Sobriety

This week marks a year since I started working on my relationship with alcohol. Before we launch into it: to confirm, I am not currently sober. I initially went sober for 100 days, and now do periods of sobriety to check in with myself and to confirm that I still feel in control of my drinking. I won’t lie, it…

I Don’t Know Who I Am And It Scares Me

Two Fridays ago, I was told that I wasn’t going to be working with a particular company. I’d spent the best part of three months meeting with them, sending over summaries of myself, trying to persuade them that I would be a good investment of their time over the next year at least. The lady I’d met with told me…

Working For Myself: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

As it’s nearly Halloween, let’s talk about something scary: the post-graduation fear of finding regular employment. I certainly had my fair share of nightmares in the months leading up to my dissertation hand-in, and many centred on how the heck I was going to find a company who wanted to employ someone who’s skillset was not even remotely connected to…

Four Things I Wish Brands And Agencies Knew About Influencers

Hi, I’m Lucy. I’m a twenty two year-old YouTuber, podcast co-host and fresh-out-the-womb blogger – in most professional circles, I’m considered an influencer. This term came to be because I, along with many other people with a social media following, make a fair chunk of my income through working with brands to help them advertise their products to my audience.…

Do I Have The Body To Be A Fashion Blogger?

I like to consider myself a relatively well-adjusted twenty two year-old woman. I’m self-employed, making ends meet, go to therapy once a week and get nearly all of my five-a-day. I could be drinking wine in my kitchen every night and avoiding the iMessages I need to respond to like twenty year-old Lucy but no, here I am pushing through…

What I Wish I’d Known When I Started Sixth Form

Next month I’ve been invited to do something I never thought I’d be able to do. I’d deemed it impossible, been told by so many that it just wasn’t something that happens, not to mention that it was completely out of my comfort zone. I’m going to give a talk at my old school. Whilst I studied there, my school…

The Importance Of Self-Care Online

Yesterday I received the tweet that every YouTuber will receive at least once when they start uploading regularly: @iamnotlucymoon have you stopped doing YouTube? I rewatched like 20 of your videos yesterday cause I miss watching them! Upload soon pleaseđź’• — Estela Andreetta (@estelaandreetta) September 10, 2017 The desire for quick, consumable content continues and, as the lovely Estela recognised,…