Adversity Is There To Overcome – Never Give Up

Adversity Is There To Overcome – Never Give Up

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Samanta Bullock Spoken London Fashion Week.

As someone that is frequently in front of a camera with a beaming smile, most people would assume that I’m happy 24/7. But, let me tell you, my life is far from perfect. No-one’s is. A smile in a picture can hide everything that is actually going on in your life, and how you portray yourself on Instagram doesn’t reflect the day-to-day. 

You see, being disabled throws up a plethora of challenges. Chronic pain is a daily occurrence and some days are a lot harder than others. However, just because my life isn’t perfect, it doesn’t mean I don’t pretend like it is. The key to being happy is making the most out of life, regardless of the situation that you’re in.

That’s why despite all of the pain, discomfort and difficulty, I always remain optimistic. The beauty of adversity is that you have a unique opportunity to learn and grow. You’ll evolve as you gain new experience.

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When the pain comes

You can obtain an endless supply of happiness from within, you don’t need to rely on external sources and materialistic things. 

We’re always in a position to smile and have fun, and there’s always hope that things can get better. Never, ever let difficult situations consume you, because the light at the end of the tunnel may be just around the corner. Living with chronic pain is far from easy, but my mind is in a healthy place which is why I’m content. 

Of course, we can only do our best. Bad days are inevitable. But, positivity and optimism are a far better option than choosing self-pity and negativity. So, think about how you deal with tough scenarios…

I tend to value and appreciate everything that I do have, rather than worrying about all the things that I don’t have. I source inspiration from all those that encourage and support me. I distract my mind with an amazing idea, rather than dwelling on the negative. I refuse to let disability and chronic pain define who I am. 

deficiency wheelchair model samanta bullock pain chronic disabled When you get stuck in a rut where everything looks bleak, just remember that it could always be worse. Life is a blessing, so I urge you to remain optimistic and do all you can to take pleasure in all the wonderful things that you currently have. Look at the bigger picture and never give up.

If you’re in interested in how I deal with chronic pain, then check out my previous article here.

Much love

Sam

Personal Styling for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip-  Part 4

Personal Styling for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip- Part 4

Hi guys

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Sam Bullock & Yvonne Phillip

As you know we are doing this series of Personal Styling with Yvonne Phillip. Here is part 4 and as I couldn’t manage to put it all in a video as it would get too long I will do the final part next week. We had a lot of fun at the charity shops looking for nice and wheelchair friendly things for wheelchair users. Emily my niece filmed for us so I want say  a big thank you to her.

We went through a few pieces and I tried most of them. The charity shops we went to were Cancer Research, Mind and Shelter all in East Sheen – London.

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Samanta Bullock. Trousers for Wheelchair users.

What I like about buying clothes in charity shops is the fact is is sustainable, cheaper and we know we are giving the money to a good cause. I really hope you like the video. Please leave your comments as it will help me to find out what you like to see (or not) in my content.charity shop yvonne phillip samanta bullock wheelchair model fashion disabled

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A Beautiful Rose Gold Watch by Johnny Loves Rosie

A Beautiful Rose Gold Watch by Johnny Loves Rosie

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Johnny Loves Rosie

Most people forget that watches were actually invented for a practical purpose – so that people were aware of what time it was at any given moment. Why? Because nowadays watches are mainly utilized as a fashion accessory, and not an important tool. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because there are so many watches out there that are stunning on the eye.

Of course, being a lover of fashion, I too am susceptible to falling head over heels for the perfect accessory to be strapped around my wrist. The problem was, I spent an awfully long time searching without finding anything that I’d be truly happy to wear. That was until Johnny Loves Rosie sent me a gorgeous rose gold watch to try out.

I’ve been aware of Johnny Loves Rosie for a while and am proud to say I have a strong partnership with their brand. Everything is built on love, and I firmly believe that comes across in all of their items, regardless of how unique or distinctly edgy it is.

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Johnny Loves Rosie

So, the fact I instantly fell in love with their rose gold watch was incredible, because it reinforced how elated I am to work closely with them.

In terms of the watch itself, it’s very, very elegant. Rather than being full of glitz and sparkles, it opts for natural beauty. It’s not too in your face, which is why it’s definitely one of my favourite watches that I’ve owned. Whether you need an accessory for a big night out, or something to wear on a daily basis, this certainly meets the criteria.

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Johnny Loves Rosie Pict by Piotr- Opacki

Ultimately, the underlying message here is that you should always support and advertise things that you admire and believe in. You shouldn’t represent a brand or endorse a product for the sake of it; you should choose a brand and wear an item because you genuinely like it.

If you want to check out the rose gold watch that I have, or you simply want to learn more about Johnny Loves Rosie, then you can head over to their website or Instagram page. Have fun scrolling through their awesome fashion accessories!  

Their IG: Johnnylovesrosieofficial

Much love

Sam x

Personal Style for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip – Part 3

Personal Style for Wheelchair Users with Yvonne Phillip – Part 3

Hello guys.

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Palta Clothes
Pic AKHussainPhotography

Here is the thirty part of my video with Yvonne Phillip. In this video we will be talking about tops and jackets. She will explain the body shape and why few things could work and others No, according with the body shape.

Yvonne Phillip is a Personal Stylist and her social media is YvonnePhillipLifestyle on IG / Facebook and Yvonne Phillip on Twitter,

As I said I really hope we can help you and if you are not a wheelchair user send the video to someone you think will benefit from it and we can be all more elegant around the world 🙂

I tried to make the video fun and succinct. Let’s rock guys.

Much love Sam x

Love love

Sam