My Manifesto

September 18, 2013


Photo credits: David McNeil

After the first day of Blogcademy I was on the tube back to the hotel and words were dancing around in my head. After that first day my neurons had been so stimulated and so many ideas had been made clear that I finally felt ready to commit my Manifesto to paper. It is a declaration of intention, of objectives and letting the world know exactly who I am and what I am doing. As soon as I sat down in my hotel room I wrote it in under 10 minutes. The next day I was so excited about it that I showed it to Gala Darling and she liked it so much, she asked me to read it out loud to the whole class. It was with a mix of pride and embarrassment that I did it, but I am glad as my fellow Blogcadettes seemed to like it. As I’m afraid the majority of my blog friends weren’t there to see this, I thought I’d post it here. I hope you like it as much as I do, so here it goes.

I believe in having fun, laughter and being silly. I believe in colour, sparkle and funky shoes. I refuse to settle for black flats shoes and muted coloured clothes. I refuse to settle for sitting in front of the telly watching the soaps or reading the gossip magazines. I refuse to be told that I’m too old to enjoy the things that I like. 

You’re a grownup because you are responsible and considerate. You’re a grownup because you pay your bills. You’re a grownup because you are allowed to vote. You’re not a grownup because you are boring and serious all the time. You’re not a grownup because wear boring and uninspiring clothes. 

I’m a 30 something, who keeps being told she’s too old for some things and too young for others. The age of un-defined. On here I share the adventure that is my life and for now this is who I am. This will change and evolve, naturally. Will you join me on this journey? 


PS: That lovely and talented lady sat next to me is Jocelina of Pink Chocolate Break.

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  • Reply Vix September 18, 2013 at 07:43

    Great manifesto – no wonder the ladies were impressed! You’re on fire! xxx

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS September 18, 2013 at 08:27

    People feel more secure if they can label you into groups: age, gender, race, size. Who cares?
    i hope to be a child indside FOR EVER.
    love, love, love, dear Sara.

  • Reply Little Miss Joey September 18, 2013 at 08:47

    I love your manifesto 🙂
    I love that you have a manifesto!

    And I’m jealous (the good kind of jealous!) that you’ve been to Blogacademy, sounds like a great experience!

    I’ll definitely join you on this journey 🙂

  • Reply Aminta September 18, 2013 at 10:53

    This is fantastic! I have to write my manifesto too.. I couldn´t agree more with yours.

  • Reply pastcaring September 18, 2013 at 12:41

    Yep, sounds good to me! How exciting for your manifesto to be chosen for everyone to hear.
    So – what’s in the pipeline, Sara? xxx

  • Reply Jocy September 18, 2013 at 16:39

    So happy you shared this!!
    Especially agree with the following 😀

    “You’re not a grownup because you are boring and serious all the time. You’re not a grownup because wear boring and uninspiring clothes.”

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage September 18, 2013 at 20:43


  • Reply victoria September 19, 2013 at 10:23

    I loved your manifiesto Sara and it is so true. I think everybody should right a life manifesto to keep true to yourself and also to keep the right path! I have never heard anything about blog academy! You have to tell me all about it when we meet up! x

  • Reply ariane September 19, 2013 at 20:07

    I’m there with you!
    Perfect Manifesto!

  • Reply Hollie September 21, 2013 at 23:48

    Love the write up! Very relevant to my day as I was just thinking about the topic of “being too old” just a few minutes ago.

  • Reply ollieotson September 28, 2013 at 12:15

    and i so agree with EVERYTHING you wrote!!

  • Reply jane at the flight platform September 29, 2013 at 18:43

    oooo so happy you showed us that! x

  • Reply Love Lezlie October 2, 2013 at 05:36

    30 something can be a strange group to be in, huh :D? I love your manifesto.

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