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You Don't Know Me Yet.

15 September 2017

I feel like you guys don't really know me yet.

When I first started my blog I did a short but sweet post introducing myself but looking back, the post doesn't tell you much about me, also things have changed a lot since then, I've changed, grown and my writing when it comes to my blog has improved since then and I now realise one paragraph isn't enough for a whole blog post (yikes). So here's a little bit about me.



Details:

I'll start with the basic details about myself  I suppose. Yossy is my nickname and my first name is Folayosade. I've gone by Yossy since nursery, I was actually meant to go by Esther (my christian name) but I told my teachers on the first day of nursery not to call me that as I didn't like the name, sassy since day one pretty much. I love my full name as it's unique and has a meaning to it but you can only imagine how entertaining it was watching teachers struggle with my name on the register, especially with my surname starting with 'A' I was always first on the register, so my classmates and I would sit in pent up excitement, waiting to see how my name was going to be pronounced each time.

I'm 19, birthday is april 1st, yes april fools day. This makes me an aries, don't know what else to tell you about that, but there you go. I come from Nigeria but have lived in London my whole life. 



Aspirations:
 Right now I'm studying psychology at the University of Essex. Before going to university, I had never studied psychology but from a young age I've always known I've wanted to work with people and mental health, especially young people. From a young age, I've been described as happy, friendly and sensitive. I care too much about people, even when I'm not receiving the same amount of effort back, as much as I want to do the same back, my heart won't let me.

The dream was to go into clinical or foresnic psychology but my dream was slightly crushed when I was in A&E and the doctor treating my nose at the time, I kid you not, told me to give up, that it would be impossible as it's so popular and there's also no jobs. I'm still interested and working on going into that field.

However...

As most (probably all as I spam and write about this all the time) I have a serious love for photography and have spent my summer doing shoots for London based bloggers. I've been doing photography part time and at a ametuer level for four years now. And as the years have gone by, I've fallen in love with it more, capturing beauty behind the lens, editing, creating something beautiful. So my dreams and aspirations have shifted in a sense. 

I now hope to finish undergrad and get my degree, whilst working on my photography part time. If by the time I graduate, I've built up a big enough portfolio and client base, I'll go into photography full time. My dreams for it are big, I'd like to shoot festivals, gigs, editioral shoots for magazines, campaigns, travel with my photography and even get into cinematography too once I've saved and upgraded.



Blogging:

I've been blogging for over a year and I had no real idea of what I wanted to blog about when I first started, I just knew I loved the idea of writing, people reading what I had to say and loving it? Especially because it came from the heart or because people were able to relate to what I had to say / what I'm going through.

Taking outfit of the day photos has been something I've struggled with since beginning and depending on how long you've been following my blog and I, you'll see that it wasn't until summer that I've really been posting more ootd posts, I'm super self conscious. Conscious of my skin, face and body. I've hated all three for so long and I'm only now, starting to feel comfortable in my skin. Have I edited the smoothness of my skin? Have I edited out blemishes out? Have I not posted outfits previously shot because I hate how I look in every picture? Yes to all of them and I'm not proud of it. I'm trying to create and build a blog that is honest in all sense of the way which is why from this post onwards I am going to post my pictures just the way they are and focus on the beauty not the flaws.

I find blogging to be hard sometimes because it's so easy to compare, compare, compare. The way you look, stats, oppurtunities. But by focusing on myself and doing my best with my blog, things are seriously on the way up and I'm starting to feel a sense of pride when it comes to my blog. I use to be so embarrassed by my outfits, posts, layout because everything was done lazily.



Likes & Dislikes:

To end a pretty wordy post, here's some more simple facts about me, if you ever wondered just how compatible we are.

likes: sushi, pancakes, lattes, narcos, prison break, people watching, baking, cafes, sleep, salted caramel green tea, procrastinating, art galleries, adventuring, jumpers, concerts and creating something new every day.

dislikes: hot weather, cold weather, tomatoes, mushrooms, black coffee, vinegar, spiders, the feeling of finishing a good meal, being a broke student, boiled eggs and the chub rub struggle in summer.

so there's a little about me, I might do more posts like this where I tell you about me and other areas of life, or maybe update you on how I'm doing with all the things I touched on during this posts.

jumpsuit - bershka
heels - primark
bag - primark
necklace - h&m
until the next post,
with love yossy x
4 comments on "You Don't Know Me Yet."
  1. The feeling of finishing a good meal is the worst! I want the good food to carry on forever.

    Really enjoyed this post Yossy, and adore your outfit and hair!

    Julia x
    www.juliarachelday.co.uk

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  2. Loved this! Loved it a lot!

    I had no idea you were an Aries! I'm a Libra, no wonder why we click so well! (...I think we do, dunno if you think so too :P)

    I think one of the best things about blogging compared to magazines is that we're not afraid to show our flaws. It's so wonderful that you feel confident enough to show your true self. And pure honesty in writing is so charming. It's what makes your blog such a fun read.

    Kara x
    www.karachelsie.com

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  3. Ooh I enjoyed reading this and getting to know you a little bit more. We actually have a lot of likes in common haha. I follow you on Twitter and I think your photography is really good, if I lived in London I would have contacted you for a shoot a long time ago. Anyways, wish you all the luck in the world with your photography, this was a great post! xx

    Coco Bella Blog

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  4. I love your outfit in this! Your photography is just gorgeous, you're so talented! You're gonna do so well! Xxx

    www.lifeofem.co.uk

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