I’m Hannah, H or Han. I live in Brighton and I am the ripe old age of 24 (inching ever closer to that quarter life crisis). I’m around 5″3-ish and petite, I go between a size 4 to 8 but with all the flabby bits as I slack when it comes to the exercising front. I do however walk a fair bit every day and I’ll do those little workout app routines everyday for a while and then life pops up and I get busy or demotivated.
I’m your working class gal, grew up with amazing parents, an identical twin and older brother. Along came another sister and 18 months later a brother, so I’m 1 of 5 children. I had my first mini job at 13 helping a baby ballet class which funded my Friday night drinks (anyone remember the 2L Strongbow bottles) on our school field or the local park. I wasn’t overly loud or popular at school, but I got by and enjoyed myself with a nice group of mates and a high school boyfriend, who I was with from around 15 – 19 years old.
I went to college and had a bit of a meh few years, I took photography which I loved but I felt the course didn’t let me be creative in the way I wanted and I feel that factored into me deciding not to go further in education as I was left with the sense that my ideas were never good enough and I wasn’t creative enough. However, from there I fell into the blogging world and would spend endless hours gazing at blogs and imagery, lusting over the thought of being part of the community and putting my own two-cents out there. On and off for years I would write a blog post while working full time. I worked in Next (Boxing day sale really is as hellish as it seems), I worked at Space NK, a call centre and then off to Australia for a year of jollys.
I now live back at home with my parents and I am as single as a pringle, working as a Teaching Assistant at a local school – which helps me get by – I’m currently looking for my next career and to move city. As well as wanting to go full force with creating my own content, alors volià with Hannah Ivvy 2.0 and you lovely lot.
So that’s me condensed into 4 chunky paragraphs. But above that, I want to explore these questions; Who do I want to be? Why am I writing and exploring my own ideas / opinions on such a huge platform?
I think more often than not we see different sides to blogging – the high-end, aspire to be side and the budget-friendly more attainable side. With my blog I want to pave the way and bring those together. Why can’t I lust over that Loewe Puzzle bag I have literally pinned everywhere while working a Monday – Friday minimum wage job and bring them together? I believe it is possible and don’t get me wrong it’ll be hard work, I’ve got to find a better paying job first, but its do-able.
I also want to talk about things that matter – things that hopefully not just women but also men can relate to, like relationships, a bit of current affairs as well as throwing in some chat about my love for designer handbags and that new skin care routine I’ve got going on. I want my readers to see me as a day-to-day attainable source of inspiration. I’ve had some huge ups and downs in my life, gone days without talking because I just didn’t know how to get the words out and succumbed to the beauty that is Lea and Perrins with butter on toast when I didn’t know what else to eat. So that’s it, that’s who I want to be on the internet – a pint sized bottled blonde throwing a bit of gob out there, while having a bit of class.
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