The Positive Side Of Social Media & How It’s Helped My Confidence


There’s always a lot of talk isn’t there about how social media is  the modern world’s root of all evil?

Truth is .. evil will always find a way but the positive flip side of that is that so will goodness and kindness. For me, social media has provided me with a career and a living. For those of you who don’t already know a lot about me my day job is in marketing.

What it’s also given me is confidence — YES! I know — I can hardly believe it myself. How did that happen?

For a long time I stayed off Instagram for myself. I thought it was full of beautiful people with amazing lives spending all their time on perfecting their flatlays and yes it is that for a small minority of people. Now I partake in the odd bit of ‘styling’ I know that this isn’t the full life story for 99.99% of people. I’m by no means putting myself out there as a stylist by the way here.  I’m just learning and having fun because I’ve always had to do this social thing from someone else’s perspective for work.

However, now I do indulge myself I have seen how the people I have chosen to interact with empower each other and lift each other up and you know something?  It’s really quite wonderful.

Don’t get me wrong I’ve seen the dark side, too a little bit myself over the years and some of the shit really nice people have to put up with is beyond me. Just this week I commented on a Facebook post on a blogger’s page who in my book is helpfulness personified — Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb. I had to step in. I can’t just stand by when this type of  ugliness creeps up on someone unawares. Thankfully, Catherine didn’t really need my help. She can handle herself — but what about those who can’t?

Anyway, I digress — I’m meant to be writing about confidence. Mine specifically.

I lack in confidence — big style. In EVERYTHING šŸ™

Most people I know don’t believe me when I say this so I kinda don’t talk about it much.

A big part of my confidence issues lie with my lifelong weight struggle. Most of my adult life it’s been the elephant in the room for me hindered by  a cocktail of steroids to dampen down my cyclical asthma. I’ve battled and battled. In my 50th year 4 years ago I managed to lose 3 stone and completed a half iron man in California. But I just couldn’t sustain that level of determination. Nor was I interested. I’m also a weakling with ….

The attention span of a gnat and the metabolism of a sloth.

Don’t get me wrong when I believe in something I can ‘sell ice to Eskimos’ as the saying goes. It’s just I often don’t believe in myself. Plus, I’ve got used to the passive aggressive comments about my weight — ‘you have such a lovely face’  is the most used and yes by people in my circle who should be raising me up. They know who they are! Comments like this have worn me down over the years and I think I kind of gave in and lived up to their expectations.

But something has changed for me.

I’ve watched on the Insta sidelines  – all these fabulous women I’ve connected with  — posting daily fabulous photos. I’ll call them ordinary and by that I mean it as a compliment. Ordinary as in the sense just like me but you know how those sidelines make you feel, right? Not the stalking variety just the ‘why don’t I feel as if I can do that’ sideline?

I’ve always loved fashion.

So this weekend I decided to take the plunge.

In all my plus size glory!!

I’m a size 16-18 in case that helps.

I felt awkward you probably can tell can’t you? It’s a bit like when you are a kid and you see everyone diving in the pool and you know you want to do it but you just aren’t ready!

But for so long I’ve been that kid at the side of the swimming pool.

I can’t begin to count how many photos my eldest son took. Mr Bbed wasn’t behind the camera. He’s not quite ready for his ‘Insta -Husband’ title — yet! Although he’s helped me a little on this photo journey of mine — he does seems to look at me with an air of something I can’t quite pin down. Ha! Ha!

He has always been my biggest champion, though — through thick and thin.

I’m a ‘tiny’ bit happy with this picture. Enough at least to put it ‘out there’ — yes —  I’m going for it —  on social media and the world wide web.. yikes!!

It’s time I started liking myself again and stop trying to live up to other people’s expectations.

They can be what they want to be, too,  but I’m going to get happy being me again.

I can’t quite express today everything I wanted to say and how I feel about this new shift in me but it’s a start and to think that social media had this positive effect on ordinary me!




At this point I’d like to say don’t expect daily #whatimwearingtoday posts. Little steps!

I don’t have enough clothes for one but for me it’s not really about that. For now it’s about the fact that you know what? I should love myself more and never be frightened to take the plunge in anything. Some things have happened to me in the last 3-4 years that have made me frightened but there is always sun behind the clouds, isn’t there?

I’d also like to shout out to the bloggers and Instagrammers  who probably won’t  even realise what they have done for me and how they’ve made me feel:

Catherine as I mentioned earlier from Not Dressed As Lamb

Hilda from Over the Hilda 

Vanessa at Voguish and Calamity

And the  fashion and happy fixes I get from:

Kat – The Silver Kat

Joanna- Love Style 40

Tracey – The Naughty 40 Diaries

Samantha –  Fake Fabulous

Ana – March & May Blog

There are loads more but these are just a few of the girls I always look out for and love to chat and interact with.

Hopefully, if you’re reading this and sitting on any sideline then you know what to do — JUMP IN!!!

We are all extraordinary after all!



  1. June 11, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Oh my I’m sat in bloody tears here. It’s been an emotional weekend but I get a little kick when somebody steps out of their comfort zone … something that I may have contributed too in a very small way. You look fabulous !

    I can’t like this post enough.

    Thankyou for sharing and most importantly for being you. I look forward to more outfit posts xxx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 11, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      Oh Tracey I hope you are ok? I didn’t mean to add to your tears but I absolutely love your posts and stories. Above all else you are always so bright and cheerful with everything you are going through with your mum. Thankyou for the compliment — I’ll try and take it. oxox

  2. June 11, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Great post…you rock …Love your styling…you nailed it!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 11, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Aww thanks Hilda. I’ll have to try and rock a bit more often! xoxo

  3. June 11, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Absolutely love this! You are an inspiration yourself. You are so kind mentioning me, you have no idea how that makes me feel. I love fashion, I love life, and most of all, I love supporting and encouraging other women to feel and be confident. Amazing post! Keep going. Have a lovely weekend x

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 11, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Joanna. I love your instastories — they really have inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone xoxo

  4. June 11, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I’m so humbled that you mentioned me here! Thank you so much for your kindness. Confidence is a struggle isn’t it? We all have our demons to wrestle into a cupboard (some hide them better than others). I believe in faking it…. Confidence that is!…. and no one can tell the difference anyway ?. I’m glad we can support and cheer each other on, ignoring the trolls and standing up to negativity and bitchiness. Catherine’s post was brilliant wasn’t it? She is such a supportive and positive person. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your daily(ish) outfits. X

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 11, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Hi Samantha! Thanks for stopping by šŸ™‚ True words wise lady xoxox

  5. June 11, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I love this post and it’s a beautiful pic of you !
    I felt like that when I started my little style acc on insta ‘ I thought I was too old to do style’ then I said to myself f… it ! And just did it ! I’ve had so much fun since then and I’m sure you will too !

    Bestest wishes and big helloooo
    Ashley xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 11, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Ashley you really do rock. So glad I found you, too. We really are never too old nor is it ever too late! Keep inspiring xoxo

  6. Kat
    June 11, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I’ve only just sat down to read your post, I was overwhelmed to see you mention little old me. You are an inspiration yourself and I could see by the message to me the onther day your passion for blogging and life, I agree there are some lovely ladies on instagram you always get the ones who’s lives look perfect but guess we have to remind ourselves that that really just isn’t the case! Can’t wait to see your posts, you get out there and strut your stuff – you look fantastic ???xxxxx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 11, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      I check your posts out every day, Kat! I love how you are so pulled together everyday for work. Believe it! I’m looking forward to you starting blogging, too. Thanks for the compliment. Why is it so hard to take compliments? xoxo

  7. June 11, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Thank you so much for the mention, beautiful lady. You cannot even imagine what this means to me. When I started blogging (and I compared myself with every other blogger out there), I was, to fat, to old and to pretty much everything else. But I am firm believer that no matter of your age or size, you should enjoy life to the fullest and do what you love. And if that means enjoying fashion and blogging, then so be it.
    So after reading your blog and that I had even the smallest influence to make you feel more confident, makes me much more confident to continue to do what I do. Thank you so much for that.

    March and May

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 11, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks so much… isn’t it interesting how we hold ourselves back so much because we think we not skinny enough, pretty enough, young enough any more? I’m always the one telling other people to go for it but because of people like you I’ve felt complelled to do my bit for me now. xoxox

  8. Melanie Roberts
    June 11, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I’ve just read your lovely blog……it makes me so happy to see women of all shapes and sizes posting on instagram and being proud of who they are. I’m a size 16-18 and have recently started sharing my daily outfit, and have been really inspired by the lovely comments from people who don’t know me. So keep on going my lovely. X

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 12, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Thanks so much Melanie! Do we follow each other? Let’s connect. Would love to see your photos, too šŸ™‚ xoxo

  9. The Lavender Barn
    June 12, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Sharon you look amazing, fabulous post and if it’s any consolation I just shows how looks can be deceptive when I met you I just saw you as a confident glamorous woman with a really ‘together’ air about you which is admirable, don’t ever stay on the sidelines girl ?Easy to say I know, but life really is too short just to be an observer xxxxx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 12, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      You are so right, Lyn and thankyou. You’ve made me fill up. To think you thought that of me when we met at the event? For the most part I think I am ‘together’ at least in lots of ways — like my career — but this blinking putting myself out there stuff has been well one of the most challenging things I’ve ever made myself do. Some people seem to do it so easily. I think it’s good for us especially as we get older — to push ourselves as much as we possibly can don’t you? I really, really appreciate your kind words. šŸ™‚ xoxo

      • The Lavender Barn
        June 12, 2017 / 10:58 pm

        Blame the steroids babe that’s my excuse I’m sure they make you hate your body and feel shit about yourself x

        • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
          June 14, 2017 / 6:31 am

          I know, Lyn. Thing is I have to be truly grateful, too as without the steroids I probably wouldn’t be here šŸ™

  10. June 12, 2017 / 4:14 am

    Good on you. Posting my #everydaystyle photo on Instagram most, but not every, days has made a huge difference to my confidence. It is such a self affirming thing to do. To date I haven’t copped any flack comments but like you I have stood up for someone else who did get negative feedback. By and large the community is so uplifting. I follow you and look forward to seeing more of your style. Cheers

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 12, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Aww that’s lovely too, Jan. Thankyou. I always think you look so relaxed in your photos. Hopefully, I will get there too — still struggling with the idea of doing another one but watch this space eh? šŸ™‚

  11. June 12, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Oh this post is amazing and speaks to my very soul! I am so glad that you are finding your confidence, its amazing. I am just like you, I have avoided having my photo taken for many years, and my instagram will rarely have photo of me on it, although I recently posted one of my new hair cut. I promise you, that took lots of deep breathing and calming thughts to press “post” on it! I take my hat off to you, I admire you, I love your new found confidence. Well done xxx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 12, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Kerry I ‘liked’ your recent hair cut! I remember thinking how lovely it looked! I’m always the one thinking of ways not to be in the photo so the thought of doing it was beyond thinkable. Some people must think it’s crazy! I’m hoping you will come off the side of your pool — very soon šŸ™‚ Thankyou so much for sharing xoxo

  12. June 12, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    This is such a beautiful post. Confidence is such a tough thing to grapple with. I have always said that the “me” that shows up at work and out in the world is entirely different from the “me” that’s on the inside. Not that I’m fake by any stretch…it’s just that I don’t allow the beat down little girl in my head to show her face in public. It’s still a work in progress, but she’s learning to behave herself.
    You are truly beautiful and I hope your confidence continues growing every single day!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 13, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks Debbie! I love your outfit posts!! I so ‘get’ what you mean, too. Sometimes I think I can be a very good actor šŸ˜‰ xo

  13. June 12, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Brilliant post, very uplifting. No one should be invisible. I’ve benefited immeasurably from the internet – meeting lots of lovely bloggers online and IRL, as well as being found by a distant relative who was visiting from Canada. I’ve only had one trolling experience so far so I consider myself lucky. You look fab – I love the red shoes with the green top!

    Emma xxx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 13, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      The internet is so powerful — I’m a true champion of it — it gives us knowledge and opportunities we could never of dreamed of not too many years ago. Turns out I already follow you on Insta, Emma — looking forward to getting to know you more xo

  14. June 13, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    What a fabulous post, and I’m so glad you’re finding your confidence because you look amazing! I loved Catherine’s post and I still find it hard to get my head around how the minds of these trolls work, they’re just pure nastiness!!! I’ve always found the 30/40/50+ community to be so positive and uplifting, supporting each other at every opportunity. I’ve followed you on Twitter and Insta and look forward to seeing more outfit posts!!!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 13, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Hi Steph! Thanks for being so kind. it’s so much easier to be nice or quiet when needed, isn’t it? I’ve followed you back now too — looking forward to getting to know you more šŸ™‚ xoxo

  15. June 14, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Only got round to reading it today because of my ongoing website woes. Love it Sharon, go you! Brought a little tear to the eye. Love your photo too, fab colour mixing šŸ™‚ Keep doing what you’re doing, very touched that you’ve mentioned me xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 15, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Thanks lovely lady šŸ™‚

  16. June 16, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Hi Sharon. I’m one of your fierce 50 sisters and as per email have now discovered your inspiring blog. One of the most encouraging people I know is Catherine. Absolutely lovely lady. I am gaining confidence in my outfit posts and through them too. It keeps me modern I suppose. .fights the frump as it were. Keep it up, Sharon. Do post outfits and know you are providing ideas and inspiration to others, as Catherine said to me recently. My blog is about my style, everyday style, for me at over 50. My moto is to keep my blog real. I think yours is too.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      June 16, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Hi Annemarie — good to connect. Catherine is literally a superstar! Thanks for kind words — really appreciated šŸ™‚
      I’ve followed you too now so look forward to getting to know you and seeing more outfit posts xx

  17. July 7, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Sharon I am SO sorry I’m so late in replying… I think because I commented on your Instagram I felt like I’d already commented here! First of all thank you for the kind words and for the shout out, they mean so much! To know you’ve been inspired in some way by me and all these others wonderful women is just sooooo fantastic šŸ™‚

    I just wanted you to know that YOU have inspired me – I’ve written a blog post about it and mentioned your post there. You may have only been blogging a short while but I can see great things ahead for you, you have such a wonderful attitude and I’m so glad you’re finding your voice. And I’ve already said it on Instagram but I’ll say it again: You’re looking FABULOUS! So much is about confidence and believe me when I say the more outfits you post, the more confident you’ll get both on the blog and IRL.

    As so many women have said here… you’re an inspiration – to me, as well as many others! Good luck with your future blogging, you deserve lots of good things to come your way!

    Catherine x

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      No apologies necessary .. I’m touched that you even think of me so much. You truly gave me that courage and push to be more me. For the last couple of years going through what I think was the peak of my menopause journey I felt like I totally lost myself. I love this wave of women empowering each other. Its so refreshing and above all kind.

      You have really touched me and I can’t wait to grow and be an even better version of me than I was before. I really don’t care what anyone thinks anymore. If they love me they love me if they don’t it’s absolutely fine. Just let me be me.

      Thankyou again lovely lady xo

  18. July 8, 2017 / 5:34 am

    I just found your blog via Catherine and I am so happy I did! What an incredibly inspiring post, and I have to say Sharon that you are looking fabulous here! I love all the color and that bag is so fun! When I first started blogging 3 years ago, I would crop my top half out of every outfit photo as I was so uncomfortable with the whole idea of posting on Instagram and on my blog. But with great support, and inspiration from gals like Catherine, Patti at Not Dead Yet Style and Sylvia at 40 Plus Style – my confidence grew. I think readers really want to see everyday looks on everyday people – and that keeps me posting. And, there is such a wonderful group of supportive women out there on IG to keep us all going! Happy to hear you are a fellow Fierce 50 Sister, so glad to meet you here! Keep posting as you like and have a wonderful weekend!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Lovely to see you here, Suzanne. Yes to everything you’ve said — how we are all growing from being connected — it’s fabulous.Looking forward to getting to know you more and thankyou xo

  19. Jo
    July 8, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Wow!! – thank you for sharing. So much of what you wrote I can relate too – I love your style so please keep posting your photos. You’re an inspiration and a breath of fresh air thank you so much for taking the leap. I can’t wait to read more – ??

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Jo what a lovely comment! I’m so looking forward to getting to know more of the lovely ladies like you who reckon I inspire them and that they can relate to me. Everyone needs to feel part of something don’t they and this community we are building up online is utterly amazing? Thanks lovely xo

  20. Emma
    July 8, 2017 / 7:01 am

    I found your link through Catherine ‘Not dressed as lamb’ and Im so glad I clicked on it to be nosey! What you have said resonates with me such a lot and I think maybe at my 47 years its time to move off ‘the sidelines and jump in!’ So pleased you did! Xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Thankyou Emma and I want to to jump off those sidelines, too! Let me know where I can find you online so we can help each other. Catherine is so so inspirational. She won’t ever realise how much she’s done for me xo

  21. RetroChicMama
    July 8, 2017 / 11:56 am

    One word – BRAVA!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Back at you lovely lady! Saved your amazing swimsuit post to read later — BRAVA back!! xo

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      Thankyou so much, Rosemary. I can’t wait to get to know you more. Thanks for sharing on Facebook. too. The power of social media, eh? xo

  22. July 8, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    Sharing this! Fabulous, fabulous post!!! And you SHOULD be confident- you look amazing! I will be muddling this around in my head for several days- this idea that as a blogger, we actually have the power to help others just by throwing ourselves out there in all our imperfectness. What an unexpected journey, eh? I love your blog and I seriously can’t wait to share this on my FB page.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks so much Melissa! I’ve got a whole new follow on post brewing in my brain I’ll have to put out soon. I’m off to look you up on Insta x

  23. July 8, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I hear you on steroids for asthma. My GP is talking darkly about osteoporosis if I keep taking them but the choice between breathing and brittle bones is a grim one.

    And I totally covet that bag šŸ™‚

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 9, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Izzi. I’m loving your interest and your comments. Off to hook up with you on social.
      Asthma wise — it’s in cycles for me — currently no steroids and no inhalers. Love the respites I get no matter how short xx

  24. Louise Carroll
    July 9, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Sharon, I found your blog thanks to Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb, and I had to say congratulations to you – you look fabulous and clearly are an amazing woman with confidence and verve. Your comments about your weight particularly resonated with me – it does take an enormous amount of focus to maintain that effort, and we are all so much more than the number on the scale. I’ll enjoy reading your blog and watching your “ootd” offerings!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 10, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thankyou Louise — it means a lot to me for you to visit my little blog and tell me how you feel. I’ll do my best with the outfits xoxo

  25. July 10, 2017 / 11:24 am

    What a wonderful post, Sharon. I’m so happy that you’ve been inspired to share your love of style with us. You look absolutely fabulous, and in my eyes you have no reason to lack confidence but I understand – we all do in some areas of our lives. I was at a yoga photoshoot last week. It was me and one other teacher. She was beautiful, and only 34 years old. She’d been teaching yoga for all her adult life, had been a dancer too so you can probably imagine I felt a tad out of my comfort zone. I found myself continually apologising for my lack of ability, for my wrinkles and my little bit of fat. Needless to say, she was such a lovely woman and she frowned on me whenever I downed myself. It was only afterwards, on my drive home that it hit me. Why did I talk like that? I had put myself down so much and I felt stupid for it. I had absolutely no reason to. I think I’ve learned from it though and hope I won’t do it again!
    Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
    Suzy xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 10, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      I know – why do we do that to ourselves, Suzy? It’s like something on auto pilot inside of us that we have to down ourselves isn’t it? I’ve got to say though these months and weeks I’ve felt a transformation. I lost my mojo at the what I think was the height of my menopause journey but all this uplifting and joyfulness from this community has realy chnaged and inspired me to the extent that I think I’m actually seeing my mojo creep back. I’ve even came off my HRT almost 2 months now. Its a transformation to a better version of me than before I think. I can’t thank all of you enough that I’ve become friends with — it’s a lovely feeling is empowerment šŸ™‚ xoxo

      • July 10, 2017 / 7:59 pm

        It is a fabulous community, isn’t it? I totally agree, it is a lovely feeling of empowerment. I’m so pleased that your mojo is creeping back up Sharon. You deserve such happiness <3 <3
        Suzy xx

        • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
          July 10, 2017 / 8:00 pm

          Awww šŸ™‚ Hopefully, I’d love some of us to meet up one day. That would be a good day xoxo

          • July 10, 2017 / 8:05 pm

            It certainly would! And yes, we will make it happen one day (in the not too distant sure) <3

  26. July 10, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said? You bloody go girl!!! Awesome to see you push your own limits. Keep those outfit posts coming!!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 10, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Michelle I am beyond thrilled at all this positivity and kindness. It truly is wonderful — thankyou so much xoxo

  27. Cathy V.
    July 10, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Sharon – I just read your post after reading Catherine’s from Not Dressed as Lamb and I am so inspired by you putting yourself out there in all your “plus size glory” as you say! You are wonderfully glorious and it’s women like you, Catherine and the rest of the Over 40 Collective women and some other bloggers that I follow and admire that have prompted me to do the same and start a blog. I still don’t have everything ready and have questioned what the heck I’m doing a few times these last few weeks. But it seems that whenever that happens, I read a post like yours and Catherine’s and the fears are silenced because I know that there is a community of strong women all over this world. I have no idea where this will take me, but I’m jumping in, just like you did (and because of amazing women like you!). Your post warmed my heart and I couldn’t stop smiling as I read it. Best wishes to you and I look forward to reading your future posts!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      July 10, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Cathy thankyou so much for coming and saying this. The amount of times we have all hung back and put things off because we haven’t felt quite ready. Little do we realise it’s the jumping in that gives us the courage to be who we are. You are inspring me to be more me! How can that be? It’s a wonderful thing. I’m looking forward to watching your adventure roll out too. xoxo

  28. March 4, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    This is one heck of a late reply, but everything you said – everything I identify with. Oh yes, the weight – my invisibility cloaks, my barrier and my safety blanket… not sure where/who Iā€™d be without it. That said, admiring your photos inspired me to put my potato face on a blog post – that was a big step considering my personal photo on the work intranet is a long tailed macaque

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 16, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      I’ve seen you have put yourself out there now … it’s a lovely photo .. love your hair, Juliet šŸ™‚

  29. November 5, 2018 / 7:44 am

    Love this post. Like you I am a size 16/18 and was feeling depressed that I could no longer wear the style of clothes I loved to wear in my youth. I started a blog 12 months ago with my daughters encouragement and this has really helped my confidence return. My lowest point was when I couldnt find a long coat to fit. You need to be a specific size or have a bust larger than your hips (my bust is smaller). I still havnt found a coat suitable for my shape but by blogging my confidence is improving. There are a lot of lovely people out there.

  30. Bron q
    May 19, 2021 / 10:13 am

    I am several years too late…just found you..I am 50 something from Oz…You look gorgeous, and sound wonderful,zany and courageous..Go You ! Bron q

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      May 19, 2021 / 8:29 pm

      Lovely to have you here, Bron … thankyou. Never too late for anything!! xo

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