Sunday, 28 October 2012

I Love Rock n Roll

Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to force you to conform.
We live in a very judgemental society. Everything from the size of your arse to the type of car you drive seems to now 'mean something" and its often the desperate attempts by us all to "fit in' which leads to dissatisfaction with our lot.
A desire to better yourself or excel is in no way a bad thing, especially if it leads to you pushing yourself into bright new directions which are stimulating and interesting. However to constantly compare yourself to others is one of the most futile things you can do. Ive done it myself, often and it never takes me to a better place.
Don't "Go Compare" it will do you no good.

There will always be someone more successful, better looking, or wealthier than you. Its a fact, get over it. Or better still don't even look.
Forge your own path, walk to the beat of your own drum.Ditch keeping up with the Jones and embrace a more "rock n roll' approach to life.
Walk to the beat of your own drum

Living by rock n roll ethics doesn't have to include throwing TV's out of windows or taking copious amounts of drugs, these are the spoils of success that can accompany rock n roll. What I'm talking about is looking at the style of Elvis (whose pelvis swinging was deemed an outrage) the creativity of Jerry Lee Lewis (who ever played a piano like that) or the flamboyance of Little Richard (a black dude in the 50's wearing eye make up and singing suggestive songs that took balls the size of planets) These guys were visionaries, they didn't need a TV show or a glossy magazine to tell them what was hip or cool they just did their own thing and you should too.
Rock n roll ethics are not just about throwing TVs out of window

Over the last few years we have fallen in love with exhibitions of wealth. Like peasants at the court of Marie Antoinette we look glassy eyed at the cars driven by footballers, the frocks worn by movie stars and the houses of reality stars and its made us all feel that what we have isn't enough.

Pressing our noses up against the windows and wanting more

Joey Ramone wasn't thinking about his next sponsorship deal when he was jumping like a fire cracker at CBGBs, Debbie Harry's lipgloss wasn't tied to a Lancome deal and the Sex Pistols didn't give a toss when their record was banned. They were driven by their own individuality not by a desire to be the prettiest, have the most green or attract the most twitter followers.

be inspired by Joey Ramone not the cast of Towie

So if you are feeling burnt out, broke and like nothing you have is good enough channel a little Rock n Roll spirit. Lets all stop  wanting to be carbon copies of other people and celebrate how magnificently different we are!

Its magnificent to be different

Rachels Wonders Rock & Roll Necklace Competition

To help you channel a little bit of Rock n roll in your life the fabulous Rachels Wonders Jewellery are giving away this rather awesome Rock & Roll necklace.
To enter

  • Join this blog if you haven't already
  • "Like" The Rachels Wonders facebook page
  • leave a comment on this post
The winner will be chosen by random number generator on Sunday the 4th of November 2012

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  1. Loving the necklace, the red hair and the sentiments of this post. I spent a long time trying to 'fit' in and now I just do my own thing and I am happier for it. Xxx

  2. Loving the necklace and your post! Heres to individuality and inspiration! :-)

  3. The red hair is amazing! I LOVE it :D
    Again a brilliant post, putting ontp words what I often think. I gave up comparing myself to others a while ago, I have talents and stuff other people haven't so I rock with those now :)

    The necklace is loverly as is just about everything on Rachels Wonders (must sell more of my stuff to get some of hers rofl)I have a wish list as long as my leg now!

  4. Hear hear! Fabulous post, I used to want to fit in and it never worked anyway, so then I tried to be a bit 'different', probably due to teenage angst, took me too long to embrace a more rock n roll attitude! Much happier not worrying about it all and just doing/wearing whatever I like. And I love that necklace so have to enter! Liked the Rachels Wonders FB and already follow this blog. I also adore your red hair, looks so good... quite envious too!

  5. You look tremendous with red hair!!!!

    Love your blog, found it through my big sis and this one rings a few bells with me.

    Going off to be myself and rock it xx

  6. I always look forward to reading your words of wisdom and I just love your attitude and style! The necklace is totally fab as is the red hair!

  7. What gorgeous red hair! Wow.

    And so true what you say, I have always been the proverbial square peg in round hole. No matter how I have tried to fit in. Until I asked myself whether I actually wanted to fit in! Nope was the answer go your own way. So now I do. Great post.

    P x

  8. Mrs. Bee, I love your BLOG!!! Every day can't wait till I get your blog email. Love the red hair!!!! You say things many of us chunkier girls want to say but don't have the courage to say! Thank you for giving us a voice. Today's blog was awesome a call for us to be true to ourselves! Winning that necklace would be icing on the cake!!!

  9. Hear hear! Honestly, sometimes I just have to take myself away from social media and spend some time in the real world to remind myself what really matters and to centre myself. If life is going a bit tits up it's so easy to make comparisons and think we come up short, but this quote helps me balance things out: 'The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our own behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.' - Steve Furtick.

    Cheeky question, is that a wig or your own hair? If it's a wig, could I ask where from? I'm allergic to hair dye so love wigs to funk my look up. xxx

  10. Excellent article and I am very proud that many of your heros are Southern Boys! (Well once they were long ago.) And that red hair of yours, very inspiring and gorgeous!


  11. Love love love the whole look and sentiment of this piece!


  12. This is a great post to read just before the week starts, definately will be keeping all this in mind tomorrow and the rest of the week! By the way, that red hair is such a gorgeous color!!

  13. I completly feel the same about conforming to "societys" views. I am constantly finding myself in a battle because I choose not to be the SAME as others or because my goals are not fancy cars and mansions. You really are inspiring Ms. Bee, I really hope I win this great necklace, It stands for a lot more than just music, IT IS A LIFESTYLE AND A STATE OF MIND :)

  14. Thank you for a much-needed reality check. Sometimes it's all too easy to get caught up with trying to conform and fit in when I know I'm far happier just being myself.

  15. Love your hair in these pics ;) foxy lady.
    Also, thanks for the advice and rally cry - I needed to remember that being me is awesome, no matter I don't fit in a box.
    Rock on Mrs Bee!

  16. I know exactly what you mean, it sometimes feels to me like I am the odd nail in the wood and when I pop up they try and hammer me down again. Comments like, 'Oh I thought you had to arty or something' accompanied by the look up and down, do actually have an effect. At the risk of getting too serious, I worry endlessly about what the other 'school gaters' (as in crocodile smiles and sharp teeth) think, and not for me, but for my son. Being over weight is the first hurdle, but standing out for any other reason is anxiety inducing. My little guy is 3 and waiting to start nursery, but my older 2 were asked a lot 'is your Mum a goth or something, and is that man with the long hair your Dad'? Its a tricky one when kids are involved, because I have encouraged my children to be what they want to be and I will be there to support them. Its just not a nice thought that they would be forced into defending my choices.
    I am a waffler, I hope that makes sense lol.
    p.s. I also think you look amazing with the red.

  17. So happy I read your post this morning, now feeling very positive about myself and the week ahead so thank you, and I am loving that red hair on you!

  18. It is so great to hear from other non conformists. Recently married I'm suffering from both sets of parents trying to get us to conform to their ideas of what we should be doing and not listening when we explain we're actually happier doing the more "unconventional". Thank you for reminding me it's ok to be different, makes each battle a little easier to know there are others out there too.

  19. I spent most of my Teenage Years trying to fit in with a group of 'misfits' who claimed I wasn't odd enough...go figure.
    I gradually discovered that I am uniquely wonderful and I don't need to fit into any category.
    People will always try to pigeon-hole things, including people, but as long as I am categorised as pleasant and hard-working, I am perfectly happy.
    Its a refreshing outlook to be 'Rock and Roll', but as you've said before, being comfortable with who you are and the decisions you make, is always the best outlook.

  20. what a fabulous colour red!! You look wonderful.

    Totally agree with everything here - you've nailed it completely.

  21. Absolutely in love with this necklace and with your hair...

    I have hair envy in fact! xx

  22. Is that a wig? Because it totally shouldn't be, that colour red looks amazing on you, so glam (and rock n roll of course) x

  23. Awesome post, so inspiring and just what I needed to read right now. Thankyou. :-)

  24. Red hair really suits you! Brilliant post as always xx

  25. Loving the article Betty! Given me a little more courage for tomorrow, totally going to rock my curves in the latex dress i am modelling for cherry pop latex. Just need to remember not to fall over! xx

  26. If ever there were anyone who personified RAWK & ROLL it's you. The article is inspirational and the outfit jaw dropping.. Thanks you x

  27. Gorgeous!! I love it... And am also loving the red hair!! You look like stunning!! Your post and blog in general is truly inspirational :)

  28. I always ask myself What Would Joan Jett Do?


  29. You know I read your blog every morning! The necklace is awesome!!! And you and your blog is too!!!

  30. Loving the gorgeous hair colour! Really hot and glossy for these cold autumn nights! Rock n roll!!!

  31. Fantastic post nothing like some rock and roll spirit to lift the winter blues loving the hair looking hot miss bee. xx

  32. fab-u-lous! love the hair, the attitude and most of all the curves! work it girl :) xx

  33. Wow thanks for all the great comments. What a fab bunch of Rock n rollers you are.
    The winner of the fab necklace chosen by random number generator is Coley.
    Congratulations. Please email me your name and address and I can arrange for it to be sent to you xx


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