To make things less awkward in this first e-meeting, I’ll go first and introduce myself. I’m Lily, and this is my blog!
I’m a 20 year old YouTuber, student, sister, daughter, Lushie, dog owner, mental health advocate, and so much more. In my 20 years of life, I’ve had incredible ups, the ups are what keep me going on bad days and remind me that there will be more to come. However, I have had some extraordinarily awful downs. This resulted in me being diagnosed with Depression, (I know, the big D word that everyone dreads hearing!) Anxiety, and most recently Cyclothymia which is a form of bipolar. Sometimes it’s hard for me to even leave my bed to go to university, or to socialise with friends. So with a little help from one of my closest friends, Jazz, I’ve set up this blog to help share my life, my experiences and my stories with you. Don’t be panicking at the disco just yet, though! My blog won’t be all doom and gloom.
Despite having mental illnesses, my life isn’t consumed by them. I am an avid reader. Did you guys know, in 2014 I read 54 glorious books in that one whole year? I know, I’m impressed by that myself. Still haven’t beaten that record yet, god damnit! I make YouTube videos for everyone’s entertainment! I create story times, advice, life experiences and so on that I will always be sharing on my channel and of course on here as well. I guess this would be a print version of my YouTube channel. I work at Lush Cardiff (soon to be Lush Cardiff Spa!) and have a real passion for animal rights and working for one of the kindest companies in the world. All my life I have had pets, and I am now a proud owner of a 1 year old pug named Darcie. I will probably end someone if I saw them abusing their animals/ animals in general. And no, before anyone asks, I’m not a vegan (I’m sorry!!) I just like cheese too much. Cheese is everything.
The sad truth about my life is, I probably listen to music and attend concerts more often than I used to listen to my teachers and attend school. Music saved my life. Bands like My Chemical Romance, 5 Seconds of Summer, Hey Violet, One Direction, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, etc, all helped me get through a terrible period of my life. I guess MCR were right when they said ‘You only hear the music when your heart begins to break’. Would I class myself as a fangirl now? Maybe not. Was I a fangirl in 2010? Hell yes I was! I was the annoying person on social media that would pop up like ‘THE NUMBER TO VOTE FOR 1D MY BBYS IS …..’ and expect everyone to respect the fact that 1D were Gods to me. I’d like to think I’ve grown since then. I’ve expanded my opinions and grown my taste in music. Matured like a fine wine. But then again, if you put Michael Clifford in front of me, who knows what the outcome of that would be? Will I be screaming? Will I be crying? Will I be chill? Who knows?
I’m so excited to be starting a blogging journey from today onwards, and it would be really awesome if you checked in every now and then to see what kind of craziness life is throwing at me. I’m always available to contact. I probably use Twitter more than anything else if I’m completely honest. So feel free to follow me on Twitter -@LilyTheLostGirl. This is going to be a place for me to share my experiences, my life, my stories, my opinions, and I hope you’ll be coming with me on this awfully big adventure.