Broken strings & Pretty things

The world, seen through a young girl's eyes.


Broken strings & Pretty things is a blog where only I can express who I truly am.
It is a blog written by an average young woman, expressing my innermost thoughts, feelings and stories. It is where I am able to fully become vunerable and put my true emotions down into text where I couldn’t before.
I’m able to be as open and honest as possible, whilst being true to myself.

But why the title?

Broken Strings represents the broken parts of my life. The broken heart strings. It’s the times when my life is not quite so beautiful and happy and enthraling. It’s the times where I myself am broken. When I feel alone, and in despair and cry out in the form of words in my blog.

Pretty Things, on the other hand, represents all that is lovely in my life. It represents all the other times where I am happy and positive about everything around me. When my life is beautiful, and happy and magical. When I type my hopes, and dreams and love for the future.

Together, the blog shows my life in every situation, reflecting myself as a person.
It is for anyone who finds any relevance or help from my writing and I hope to make this become a large part of my life as it begins to fill with the words and rambles from my young and naive mind.
Thank you for taking your precious time to read my blog, it means more to me than you could possibly imagine.


17 thoughts on “About…

  1. I love, love your About Me!! I am new to your blog and I just love it; your writing style, content, the photos and the design! Great job! I have only read a few posts but I really enjoyed them. I look foward to continuing and to see reading your future posts. Thanks for sharing your life and your emotions with us! :)


    • Thank you so much! It means a lot to know that readers are enjoying my blog and taking something from my posts. :)
      I hope I keep you coming back in future, thank you so much for taking your time to read and comment!

  2. wow a great blog love it read a few posts will come for more

  3. You are far, far from “average.” You are full of grace & gumption & beauty. You, my darling, are a lighthouse for others. Keep shining.

  4. Beautiful pictures and beautiful writing, happy blogging :)

  5. you have a beautiful blog and so far…I am in love with reading you. ♥

  6. I nominated you for the Liebster award! If you’re interesting in accepting, the details are here:

  7. Congratulations; I’ve nominated you for an award!

  8. jessmittens on said:

    This is really one of the most beautiful blogs I’ve come across.

    • And this is equally one of the most beautiful comments I have ever received about it, thank you so much, I really needed this kind of encouragement today.

  9. Hello,
    I just wanted to say I stumbled upon your blog about three hours ago and I could not stop reading it. I just came back for more. I was/am going through a difficult time and your words brought tears to my eyes again and again.
    I am looking forward to reading more! You write beautifully.
    Take care.

  10. Lisa J. on said:

    You have a gift for words, and use it so beautifully. Thank you for doing what you do. This is exactly what I’ve been trying to do for the last year, but I doubt I’d be able to be as eloquent as you. That picture with, “She was… “, etc. (yellow background, typewriter font, the word “I am brave” in the middle?)…that describes me perfectly, and I’m using it as my FB cover page (I gave you credit to be on the safe side since I didn’t know if it was written by you, or just a picture). Amazing. Simply amazing. You truly inspire me. I hope I can get moving on my blog sooner than later.

    • I couldn’t possibly be any more grateful, your comment has brightened my day so much! I was inspired by a blog around two years ago and felt the same as you and thought that my posts would never amount to anything (and I’m still surprised whenever someone posts a comment as lovely as yours!)
      Just keep going, your blog will be fantastic, and I will be sure to check it out! My only words of wisdom is to never give it up, even when you feel that no one will read it; after all a blog is for you to express yourself rather than the attempt to win round readers!
      With regard to the picture, that’s absolutely fine, it’s a picture that I sourced from tumblr and I love the words just as much as you do.
      Best of luck for your blog; I’m sure it will be wonderful.


  11. Dear Alys,
    I’m very happy to nominate you for Liebster award. Wishing you good luck!
    Here is the link:

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