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Who Am I?

Getting To Know The Real Me

Hello everyone, It's Millie here. As you can all see, this is my first blog post on 'Millies Moments'. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about posting this because I have always been the type of person that keeps themselves to themselves. I don't tend to put all my cards on the table and have more insecurities than I'd like to admit. During the beginning of last year, I built myself a blog where I felt able to express myself however, I only managed to create a total of three blog posts. Due to my life becoming very hectic, I lost the energy to continue writing and therefore made the decision to delete my blog entirely. Although 2016 was a tough year for me and my family, I have entered this year knowing more about myself and am trying to learn to wonders of positivity.

Whenever you meet someone for the first time and they say "Tell me something about yourself", does anyone else freak the fuck out? I can never think of anything interesting to say so I end up saying something dumb like "I'm Millie and I like dogs". Although I do really loves dogs, It's not a very interesting fact to tell someone you've just met! So, I think It's pretty clear that I'm not very good at introducing myself but I'm going to attempt it anyway. I'm hoping that the security of being behind a computer screen will give me more confidence and allow me to achieve this successfully.



Background

I am 18 years old living in a flat that I rent with my partner, Pedro (www.pedroseph.co.uk). We have been together for over 2 years now and I couldn't be happier. When I was born, my mum was only 16 so as you can imagine, a lot of people judged but of course she didn't care what anyone else thought. Me and my mum lived alone for 4 years until she met my sister's dad. 2 years after he moved in, they brought my little sister into this world. Although I did adore her and loved showing her off to people at school, it was no secret that I had a massive jealousy problem. For 6 years prior to this, I was the center of the world and it changed so suddenly, so of course, it was natural that I would feel put out. Speaking of school, I have always had issues with bullying and making friends but that's a story for another day. If I am completely honest, I don't remember much of my childhood as I have suppressed a lot of my memories but I am hoping that during this year, I can work through my issues and try to uncover some of my shit.


Hobbies/Interests

This is another thing I find hard to discuss. I feel that I have next to no hobbies and haven't for as long as I can remember. I mean, when I was little I would collect the conventional things like stones and shells but also had some rather peculiar collections of woodlice and other small creatures. I notice that I am not really painting the nicest picture of myself but hey, everyone reading this will form an opinion on me regardless, so it makes sense to present the real me so that I can respect all attitudes and judgements that come my way. So, as you can tell, I was strange child and I am more than happy to share with you some more weird and wonderful stories of my childhood at a later date. But back to the hear and now.. I live quite a busy life which can feel overwhelming sometimes but I do enjoy what I do. I work in a residential home as a support worker, contracted for 30 hours a week, which is usually spread out over 4/5 days. In my spare time, I work alongside a charity that was founded last year by one of my mum's closest friends. The charity is named 'Daisy Chain' and we work towards creating awareness of our views on abuse, mental health and other related topics. We have many goals for the future and if you would like to hear more about the Charity, I will be posting a blog on their website and will let you know when it's up for everyone to read. Another commitment I now have is, Millies Moments! I have set myself a goal to post at least one post every week and to stay interactive. Writing is a passion of mine as I enjoy getting immersed into the words and quite frankly, it is my way of letting out my emotions. I find it difficult to verbally communicate my feelings and so, find it therapeutic to let them out through stories and posts.


Dreams/Goals

Although I do take comfort and pleasure into my writing, my goal in life, is not to become and well recognised blogger. I have no interest in 'fame' and honestly couldn't think of anything worse than walking down the street and being stopped for a photo or signature; I cherish my privacy too much. I do believe that I will always use writing as a coping mechanism in some way, however my true dream is much different. Remember when I said I like dogs? Well that was a true understatement.. I am the type of person that spends 99% of the time on  Facebook and Twitter looking at cute pictures and videos of cute dogs. I do not have my own dog because I am not allowed one where I live but in the future, I am hoping to have as many as humanly possible; this is not a joke! My ultimate goal in life is to run a business where I have my own kennel, catering for all types of dogs which fulfills the needs of all of them. This is partially due to my own unfortunate experience where my dog had to stay in a kennel due to the homelessness of me and my family. The duration of her stay was around 5 months and it killed us knowing that she was miserable. I will go into more detail about this event in my life in another post, but basically, this gave me inspiration to have a place that does everything it can to prevent distress for these animals.

So now that I have introduced myself, it is your turn to make your judgements. Thank you very much for taking your time to read this. Subscribe for more and don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram.


See you in another post.


MM


34 comments

  1. You're a strong woman Millie! Look forward to your future posts. ��

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    1. Thankyou, that's very sweet of you! I'm hoping to have my next post up very soon

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  2. Hey, I saw you followed me on Twitter, so I thought I'd check out your blog. This is a really great post, and I love the openness I get from it. I am also trying to be open and honest in my posts, and understand how it feels as I am very shy in real life. Keep up the blog, and I look forward to reading your future posts.

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    1. Thankyou for your kind words! I really appreciate your support☺️ It's good that your trying to be more open.. I find it can be quite therapeutic!

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  3. Omg i relate so much to this part 'Whenever you meet someone for the first time and they say "Tell me something about yourself", does anyone else freak the fuck out? I can never think of anything interesting to say so I end up saying something dumb like "I'm Millie and I like dogs". '
    And for the hobbies part I wrote a whole article on that subject if you'd like to check it out https://sysyblogging.blogspot.com/2017/01/its-okay-to-have-multiple-hobbies-or-no.html?m=1
    Good luck and I can't wait for the next one ♡

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    1. Haha glad to see I'm not the only one!! I will definitely check it out for you☺️ Thankyou, that's very sweet of you x

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  4. Dear Millie,

    So nice to meet you! Your interests whether plentiful or not, make you YOU and you sound like a lovely soul. While you might think that they make you weird or different, we're all unique in our own special way and you sound perfectly "normal" to me.

    I read your other post too and am so sad to hear that you had some experiences that you wouldn't have chosen for yourself. I'm so happy to hear that you've managed to create a "new normal" for you and your precious family. I believe that if you're given lemons, you can either make lemonade or not... At least that's what I tell myself about the loss of my son.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings with others. I'm sure that it will help many and you say that it helps you too so double bonus!

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, this comment has really made my day. Im glad you liked my posts and it's nice to see that they do actually mean something to others and not just me! I am really sorry to hear about the loss of your son, I can't begin to imagine how that must have felt for you. This may not mean much but you can always email me if you ever need to just chat. Sometimes it's nice to speak to people you don't know:)
      Thankyou again for your comment

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  5. This is seriously good! You are the most down-to-earth,lovely, honest and realistic blogger I have ever come across. Your first blog post can inspire many amateur bloggers like myself (I only have a year experience of blogging) to express your opinions, counter to what others' thoughts are and be yourself. I hope your dream of running a business catering for all dogs becomes a reality. You have big hopes,dreams and expectations and I hope you fulfill all of them.

    PS: I agree with you on the whole not-famous thing. I prefer to remain anonymous for my own personal reasons just as you have yours.With that all being said, I shall follow this blog and I look forward to reading what you have to say.

    #sweetreats xxx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou so much! I'm glad you enjoy my writing😁 It's amazing that you think I can inspire people because I am only a very small blogger myself! You are very kind and I hope to see you around on my future posts☺ thankyou for your support!xx

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  6. You're very sweet! Thank you for the compliment! I am Snehal from Beauty Tending.

    And coming to this post, we have something in common. But I don't like to talk about it much in public. I used to before. And you are doing so good! I can tell that you are a very strong person now. Hard to even break! Keep it up! Don't let the past disrupt your present. And start everyday with a smile. :)
    All I wish for you is may you be in the fittest of your health both phyisically and mentally.

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    1. You're welcome! Thankyou for your comment, it was really sweet of you:) also, thankyou for your advice!

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  7. This is such a lovely post and I really enjoyed reading it! I love dogs too, I stalk so many cute dogs on Instagram and Facebook. I've already planned that I'm having a Pom and a Frenchie haha x

    www.rebeccaashleybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I do that too haha.. constantly watching/looking a cute videos/pictures of dogs! I genuinely get so much joy out of it.. I can't decide which dog I want, I think I'll probably have loads so that I don't have to limit myself to one breed x

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  8. I truly admire your honesty! You seem like such a beautiful individual inside and out- I hope we can become good friends over blogging!
    pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou, I believe that honesty is one of the most important qualities in a person:) I hope we can too! That would be awesome x

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  9. It's so brave of you to open up so much on your first blog post! It's taken me years to start to get comfortable sharing personal things online. I think you're definitely on the right track to confidence x

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you think that☺ in person I would never open up like this and I'm far from confident so it's nice to be able to express my true self through writing!x

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  10. Hello Millie,
    thank you for having left a comment on my blog yesterday:) I have been reading your blog, and there is something captivating about what you say:) It is quite unusual about how you present yourself, especially that it emerges that you clearly have massive hobbies and interests, such as writing and loving dogs:) I hope you will continue writing!

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    1. Thankyou! Im really glad you like my blog:) You are very honest in your comment which is something that I massively respect and appreciate! Thanks again x

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  11. I love the idea of you owning your own kennel! When my family dog, Mylo had to stay in a kennel it was so awful leaving him and I don't believe that he was cared for as much as he should have been! I really support your idea of a kennel fulfilling the needs of each dog!

    I look forward to seeing your future posts!

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    1. Thankyou! I completely agree, I hated leaving my dog in a kennel which is why I want one where people don't have to feel worried about leaving their dogs..

      Feel free to have a look at my other posts:)

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  12. Hi Millie, this post is everything I ever want to read. You laid yourself bare and I can the ultimate respect for you. You are truly an increadble human being and I wish you all the love and support in the world.

    Em
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    1. Aw thank you so much for your kind words! I really do appreciate your support. I'm glad you liked this post.. maybe you might like my other ones too?

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  13. Nice dog millie.. The blog too.. Everything thing mash up I and I. Hearted blog gal
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    1. Thankyou! I don't have her anymore but she was an amazing animal!! I'm glad you like this post:) Feel free to have a look at my more recent posts too!

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  14. Hi Millie
    thank you for having left a comment on my blog ...I have just started blogger ... I have read about you ..it is really very nice ..
    ..I look forward to seeing your future posts ...again that's a lot for comment on my post

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    1. You're welcome:D Thankyou for having a look at my blog.. I'm glad you like it:) Keep in touch!

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  15. I really like the candidness of your writing and the layout of your blog is great! Keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thankyou! That's really nice of you to say:)

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  16. I love your honesty and openness. I think they are great qualities and people like it when we're 'real' :)

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    1. Thankyou.. I agree! I would prefer to meet people who are totally real than be surrounded by fake people

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  17. Thank you for introducing yourself on my blog. I am now following you and hopefully you will follow me back too.

    Welcome to the world of blogging, which you will find very theraputic and you will meet lovely other bloggers here on WordPress.

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    1. Just realised when I posted my comment before, you would not have know which blog. I did not realise until after posting, that my comment was left via Goigle instead of posting so I left my blog address. I could not post on your blog using WordPress option.

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