Hello! My name is Chloe, and I am a 21 year old psychology graduate and blogger living in Birmingham, UK.
Chloe Elizabeth started under the title ‘The Chloe Look’ in August 2013 and was a discussion of all things beauty and lifestyle. A shy, reserved young adult who was looking to find her way in the world, too awkward in photos to upload any fashion photos (and to be quite honest, the outfits were shocking!) but dreamt of becoming integrated in the blogosphere due to a real passion for writing.
Eventually, times changed, I started University, my love for beauty reduced significantly and I started to spend my extra money elsewhere. Truth be told, I struggled with the transition and I became very anxious and depressed, though I kept this to myself for a long time. I had no motivation to blog, both due to my mental illness but also the reluctance to change from the beauty ‘niche’. I was stuck in such a rut that I blogged only occasionally during 2015 and 2016.
At this point, I was an absolute shell of myself.
During the final year of my degree, I struggled and struggled and struggled. I had left my part time job, discontinued blogging and I still found the workload at University too difficult to deal with. My depression and anxiety worsened to the point that I was struggling to get out of bed in the morning, I was worried at this point that my grades would suffer and that I would be unable to continue the year. I made a visit to the Doctors and eventually, in Summer 2018, I started anti-depressants, having little success with beta blockers and anti-anxiety medications. I also visited multiple counselling/talking therapy sessions, and discovered the power of talking to my friends and to others about how I felt. This was where things changed. I finished my final exams, decided to start writing again, passed my driving test, and here I am.
Now I have a first class degree, I love writing on my blog and I’m happy. When I came back to blogging, I decided to give my ‘online space’ an entire overhaul and that’s how Chloe Elizabeth was born.
Here at Chloe Elizabeth, you can find posts about mental health, in addition to fashion and lifestyle. I’ve discovered the key to taking outfit photos that I actually like (here’s hoping I haven’t jinxed it) and I actually have the confidence to upload these. I love interacting with other bloggers and at recent events I’ve had the confidence to talk to new people and make new friends. I have a cat called Ruby who I love to the end of the world and back – she warms my heart and her cuddles pick me up when I am feeling low; even though I’m her last option for a cuddle in my household
If you just so happen to stumble upon my little corner of the internet and want to chat, please do just send me a message, I would love to hear from you!