Hello and welcome to my Friday Favourites, a new series in which I will be sharing some of the amazing bloggers I follow with you all – the first being the absolutely gorgeous Francesca.
Francesca is a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger hailing from Essex, and is a fellow GRLPOWR admin – one we definitely couldn’t do without! She’s been blogging for over three years, starting way back during a family trip to Lake Garda in Italy.
In fact, this is how she came up with the name of her blog – Bella Momento meaning Beautiful Moments – the very thing she wished to blog about!
Now, I simply adore Cesca and there’s no other way to phrase that. She’s one of the kindest, nicest, realest people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know and I honestly can’t wait to try and arrange a meet up with her this year! There’s rarely a day goes by that we don’t chat about something or other, and the amount of patience she has, never mind her dedication to both uni work and blogging stuff, makes me aspire to be more like her.
If you love reading a mix of lifestyle, beauty and fashion posts, Francesca is definitely someone you should be following if you aren’t already. Her easy-to-read posts go up at 1pm and they’re actually the highlight of my lunchtime!
My favourite post would have to be Anxiety and Me. In this post, Francesca talks about her own experience with anxiety and I honestly could never imagine having the courage to post such a personal piece of writing. In fact, I’ll be honest and say that the first time I read this post, I ended up crying for her and just wanting to send a massive hug. The paragraph that really resonated with me would have to be:
… I started not being invited to things as my friends knew that there was no point. It was around the year of 16th’s and 18th’s that this really happened. I would login to Facebook and see so many pictures of people on their nights out but I never felt like I was really missing out. I wanted to go out with my friends and socialise but in the back of my mind I felt safer at home.Last month was my 21st Birthday. At 21 years old I had imagined my life to be completely different. I thought I would have a massive group of friends around me but this is certainly not the case. I have never felt so alone and so not like me. Everyday is a battle. I can wake up one day feeling ready to go but the next feeling like all I want to do is stay in my bedroom watching youtube videos. If i’m being honest I don’t think my family truly understand how hard it is for me to even leave the house sometimes. They joke about me being a prude for not drinking, and judge me for not ‘going out to pubs like normal girls my age do’. I think that’s what is tough, not reaching the expectations of my parents. But I know that deep down they feel sorry for me and partly that is what makes me feel worse.