Stand A Little Taller

Life has a its own special way of chewing us up and spitting us out, doesn’t it? 

The past seven months of my life has been some of the toughest of my life. Maybe that’s why I’ve took such a long break from blogging– I find it hard to share the tough things with people. I guess I’ve just grown up in an environment where I’ve had to be strong for others and find it scary to drop that wall enough to allow myself to rely on other people being strong for me.

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You’re Just Like The London Sun

So I’ve kind of abandoned Chrisselle.Com the past few weeks. Truth be told I’ve been super busy, crazy stressed and not had much to write about. I’m still not too sure what I’m going to write, but I just know that I’ve got some form of inspiration and I want to share it with you guys!

First of all I want to  thank everyone that’s been supporting Don’t Lose Your Grip, the support we’ve had is overwhelming and I’m so proud of the project thanks to all of you guys! It means the world to me, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

The other day I was walking out of a store when a man held the door opened for me and I thanked him. Now, that seems like a particularly ordinary thing, doesn’t it? But the thing that shocked me was the man’s response. “You’re welcome. Not many people thank you usually when you do that, so good on you for still believing in manners!” the man laughed, smiled at me and then continued on his way in to the store. What shocked me, and I guess kind of stuck in my mind was the fact he said that not many people thank him. And it’s true, which is a shame. I’ve held doors open for people before and it’s usually replied to with a grunt or a dent in the leg from a shopping trolly or pushchair. Now I bet you’re sitting there thinking “Why are you telling me this Chrisselle?” Well my point is that so many people complain that chivalry is dead and that there’s no manners left.. and yet do you even appreciate when someone does actually do something kind for you? Or do you thank that person that’s took a moment out of their day to make your day easier with a grunt?

Everyone’s more than happy to point out the faults in society, or even in the people they love most. But have you ever thought that you may actually contribute to the herd state of mind? Everyone’s so busy these days that the point of taking two minutes to hold a door for someone seems to be completely beneath them, it’s quite a simple thing, but it seems that people are forgetting the most simplest of manners. It saddens me to be honest.

I tweeted earlier that it was ‘time for change’ and a few of you tweeted me back asking if there was anything you could do to help. The truth is that there isn’t. The things I need to change are within me. And as cliche as that sounds, it’s true. I’ve changed from the person I was this time last year. I’m nowhere near as outgoing, or as strong I guess you could say. Things take their toll, and the past year has been difficult, yet incredible at the same time. And so it’s time to be that person again, and I don’t care how long it takes, I will be that person. I’m not going to take bullshit from people that think they can just walk all over me, I’m going to be the Chrisselle that I was, the one that used to put people in their place when they even tried to tip-toe across me, never mind stamp. So yeah, there’s going to be a few changes happening pretty soon.

I also want to mention just how proud I am of @hammyhavoc. On the 13th May I’ll have known this wonderful human being for 15 months. Such a short period of time, but in that time I’ve watched him accomplish so much, not just professionally, but personally too. He’s an inspiration to every life he touches, and hopefully one day he’ll stop being so modest and accept the fact that he is incredible and that people are lucky to know him. Hammy, myself and @fanboycraig have been busy lately! There’s a little something that you guys should check out:

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Some other news for you guys! The DLYG family is now online and you can check them out by clicking here. You can also find out who we picked as our first charity that we will be donating to from the money raised with our Liverpool event in July by visiting the Don’t Lose Your Grip website! We’ve also now got all six models, so all we’re really looking for now is bands! More exciting news shall be coming for you guys once we’ve hit 1,000 followers over on the DLYG Twitter.

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Much love and many thanks for reading!