I'm Okay With Being 'Basic'

Sunday, 3 June 2018

I get the word 'basic' thrown at me pretty much every other day. My brother says I'm the most basic person he's ever met. Dan rolls his eyes when I get excited over rose gold items. My friends laugh and tut and shake their heads and mutter 'such a basic girl.'

But hey, why do they say I'm basic like it's a bad thing?

We live in a world which is all about fitting in, but there's also a negative connotation with not being different enough, or not being a bit edgy? 

Up until recently, I've found myself trying to justify to people why I am this way, or downplay characteristics, interests or behaviour that will make them think I'm 'basic'. But you know what? I've decided to embrace it. Yep, I'm basic.

Autumn is my favourite season. I love watching the leaves on the trees change colour. There's a slight chill in the air but it isn't too cold. It's perfect scarf weather (and I love scarves.) And there are few things that are as joyful as crunching through leaves.

I do get a bit excited when Starbucks bring back the Pumpkin Spice Lattes. They taste delicious, okay?

I love rose gold things. Especially homeware. Copper is also very pretty.

I happen to love my dragonfly tattoo on my wrist. I'll never be the kind of person who has large tattoos and I'll never even consider a sleeve, but that doesn't make it okay for heavily tattooed people to roll their eyes at me.

I love a good musical. My all time favourite is Wicked, which I could sing to you backwards.

You'll almost always find me with a cup of coffee in hand. Not because I think I look cool with a takeaway cup, but because I'm just really tired and need the caffeine.

I own a lot of Pandora jewellery, and I'm a firm believer that I'll never own too much of it.

I am the kind of person who will take a photo of their food before they tuck in if it looks especially delicious. Always thinking of the 'gram.

But, all of these things combined which apparently make me basic, doesn't make me any less intelligent, or kind, or any less myself. And if that means I'm 'typical', then so be it. Let me take joy in these little things.

Yep, I'm a basic girl. On the plus side, that makes it very easy to buy me Christmas and birthday presents!

Love,
Sian xo

17 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you, there is nothing wrong with being 'basic'! I do feel like with the term 'basic', people seem to just assume that everyone who fits that term is exactly the same and all extra qualities are just forgotten about... totally not true!
    Aleeha xXx
    https://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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    1. Absolutely! Yes I'm a little bit basic but I'm also a lot of other things - and people shouldn't forget that! xo

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  2. I'm the same my lovely, there is nothing wrong with liking what you like. I like all of these things too! Don't worry you're not alone!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. Rose gold is pretty, I mean how can you not?! xo

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  3. Awh great post! I don't think there's anything wrong with being "basic" like there isn't anything wrong with being "different". Why is either of those things wrong?! All the things you mention are NICE BLOODY THINGS so I don't think it's "basic" to like something nice?!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Absolutely! I'm not gonna feel bad about liking 'basic' things, just let me be happy okay?! haha xo

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  4. Interesting perspective! We all love to categorize, but each person is unique. Keep it up! 😊

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    1. Definitely! thankyou so much for reading xo

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  5. I really love the fact that you've done this blog post and shared your views babe as not many people would be brave enough to do so. I agree so much with everything you've said about being yourself. It's such a well-written blog post and I can't actually rave about it enough, thank you for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | AlishaValerie.com

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    1. Oh Alisha, you're so lovely! Thank you so much, that means the world! xo

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  6. I'm a weird basic bitch/goth/hippy hybrid, I get made fun of for loving pumpkin spice and autumm, and of course Instagramming my food & coffee, but it makes me happy and that's what matters.

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    1. Definitely! You do you, no one should make anyone else feel bad for liking what they like! xo

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  7. I love that you've shared your opinion on this. I'm a lover of all things rose gold too, and I don't care who knows!

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

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  8. You and me are basically the same person except the latte �� I love everything typical and I don’t care. I am the easiest person to buy for and I love it ��

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  9. In today's world, I believe most of people are 'basic' even though it now has a bad sound to it which I absolutely do not understand why. I get it, it's interesting to try and like new stuff and being 'different' but we can't all be different and that's perfectly OK. I love copper/bronze stuff, small jewelry, photographing flowers and fairy lights. So there, I'm basic too and it's OK.
    great post! keep being basic as long as you love it!!

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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  10. We could make a basic girl group lol. I don't think there's anything wrong with being basic. It's sad that having a 'personality' nowadays means being sarcastic, funny and edgy.

    Love autumn too! It's my time to shine with my beautiful coats and jackets x

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