Wow this insta business is hard work atm! Recently I’ve been feeling such mixed emotions about it all, and questioning why I’m still here. I have to say I’m somewhat looking forward to the upcoming changes on here because I do think there’s a constant pressure that we feel for our content to perform well and for our accounts to keep growing. I’m struggling a bit with what to post atm. We have the new house, but it’s nowhere near photographable in most rooms. I’m not feeling particularly confident in my appearance recently and I guess I’ve just lost my way a bit. Which makes me question what is it that people want to see? What makes people want to engage ? To save a photo? To share someone’s account? I honestly don’t think I know those answers any more!
So I thought I’d reintroduce myself this evening, for those who are new and may not know my story. A clean slate, if you will.
I’m Becca. I’m 26 and have recently bought my first house with my boyfriend, an old cottage in a little town in Hertfordshire. I live with a daily battle with Crohn’s disease, which I was diagnosed with in 2017 and if anything, that makes me more determined to just enjoy life. But it’s really hard. You never know what’s around the corner. I have a real passion for braiding and styling hair, and for helping other people. I left my job of 7 years last year, because I could no longer cope with the environment due to my condition, and since then have been enjoying creating content on here, and occasionally styling hair and hosting braiding workshops. For me, Instagram gave me a lifeline. A chance to still earn money whilst being very, very unwell. I’m not sure that everyone realises that as I’ve not really spoken about it too much. But that’s why it’s so important for me to be creating content that people love. I will always be so grateful to every single person who supports me and follows my journey on here. It’s thanks to you that I’ve had this second chance to work again whilst living with a horrible disease. For a number of reasons, my crohns has been really playing up again recently, but I won’t dwell on it, I’d rather just get on with living my life. So, thank you for sticking by me 💜