Hello Everyone… Have You Met My Friend Maude?

I was speaking with a close friend the other day about my hopes and fears of the future, as you do, and we started discussing confidence…

On a side note – when writing this post I struggled with the photos – should they be styled or more natural? Should they be of my life overall or just a snippet?? In the end I decided to stop overthinking it and have fun, so I ended up with a few cheeky shots of myself from my personal Instagram. They’re a bit silly, a bit fun and definitely a bit scruffy! Let me know what you think!


Now everyone knows that you need a little confidence – in yourself, your ability, your appearance – to put yourself out there and stand out against the crowd. But it’s more than just confidence; you actually need a little bit of arrogance, a bit of sass, a bit of ‘you know what, I actually have this because I’m the balls’ ness…

In fact my friend went so far as to say you should name it – name that little bit of arrogance you have so you can call upon it whenever you need it. And it got me thinking – what would I call my little bit of arrogance?

So everyone, I’d like you all to meet Maude…

Now I know what you’re thinking…Maude isn’t quite the first name that pops in to your head when you think of ‘arrogance’. But she just suits me so well!

I would love to be that stand up and shout out loud person – the Sascha Fierce’s of the world – but I’m not…

So who is Maude?


Maude is quietly confident. She’s a bit quirky and a bit of a geek. She’s a bit scruffy but loves to dress up, oh and she bloody loves a good topknot. She’s passionate and opinionated and she loves a good debate. But she’s not shouty, she doesn’t have to be the first to speak in a room.


She knows her shit. She carefully considers her actions and ensures she is an expert in her field so that when she does speak she makes an informed decision. But she’s also a bit silly, a bit of a goof and loves to solve problems with a little humour…


And that’s why I love her – I can turn to her when I’m feeling a bit low or shy – she gives the best pep talks and allows me to be me. To take a breath and step forward in to the masses. To be present without being pushy. To shine without hurting people’s eyes.


So let’s start something people – I want everyone who reads this to take a step back and think about your own inner arrogance, your own Maude. What would you call them? Are you a Rita or a Rosie? A Steve or a Sebastian? Whatever you are I want you to name them, so that the next time you’re having a bit of a wobble, a low day or just feel a bit unsure, you can call upon your little bit of arrogance for that pep talk to say ‘ you’ve got this!’

Let me know your thoughts, comments, musings below.

In the meantime me and Maude are going to have a little chat about leather leggings….



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Toad says:

    I love Maude.
    I might have to do a blog inspired by Maude, only mine doesn’t have a real person’s name…

    Also, leather leggings? I’m intrigued…

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    1. Maude loves you too 😀 yes leather leggings!! I had a pair a year back which were perfect – thick almost trouser like material at the back and leather panelling at the front… which made me feel like a complete bad ass but to my woe I cannot find a decent replica yet … more searching to be had!


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