What’s Your Dream? // Sonia Bavistock


If you dont want work to feel like a job this is how you go about decorating your office space. The key element here is the natural light coming through the window, it sets the mood by incorporating warm colours with the already warm space. It is so simple, yet so practical and welcoming.


Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our first “What’s Your Dream?” last week! Today we’re finding out about the dreams of Sonia from Sonia Styling. I’ll let Sonia tell a little bit about herself.

My name is Sonia and I live in South Australia with my husband (Mr Styling) and our adorable fluffball puppy, Amalfi. I love fashion, writing, connecting on social media and if you pour me a glass of wine, I’ll love you forever. My blog – Sonia Styling – is a cocktail of fashion, life, beauty and homewares, all served with a dash of sass, a sprinkling of humour and a generous pour of honesty. I’m styling my life, one story at a time.

What is your most incredible dream?

To be able to write for a living. Come with me and my imagination for a moment, if you will… Waking up as the sun rises, taking our puppy for a leisurely walk, returning home to enjoy breakfast and a coffee followed by a hot shower. Sitting down at my desk in the home office we’ve set up in our front room and begin to write. And write. And write. Until it’s time to power down for another day and enjoy some quality time with my husband. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?!


Do you think it’s attainable?

Yes! Without tooting my own horn too loudly, I think I have a bit of a knack for writing. Other people seem to enjoy reading my work and at the end of the day, it’s truly my passion. Given the right opportunities, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be able to write as a career.


How long have you been holding onto this dream?

In reality, probably most of my life but I’ve only acknowledged it and really gone for it in the last 8 months. Crazy, right? Oh well, better late than never!


What will it take for your dream to become a reality?

Ooh, good question. At the moment, I don’t think I could say for absolute certain but I’ll go back to my previous answer – the right opportunities. Whatever they might be.


Who are the people that encourage you the most?

My husband, my closest girlfriends and my fellow blogging buddies. They all instill me with the belief that I’m a talented writer, an excellent communicator and someone that others can relate to. They encourage me to stay true to my voice, and to keep writing and connecting. They’re my own personal cheer squad completely with glittery pom poms!


Who inspires you, and makes you want to chase your dream?

Definitely other bloggers. There are too many to name, so I’ll just single out a few of the more well-
known bloggers for the simple fact that despite their success, they are so incredibly down to earth and forthcoming with support and advice: Nikki from Styling You, Mrs Woog from WoogsWorld, Andrea from Fox in Flats, Beth from BabyMac and Christina from Hair Romance.

If you’re a fledgling blogger and need some help or direction, reach out to any one of these amazing ladies and I guarantee you they will respond with the best kind of advice money simply can’t buy. And this is pretty much what I love most about the blogging world – second only to actually blogging – is the support and friendship.


You can find Sonia here: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

I’m pretty sure Sonia has just what it takes to make her dream become reality.


Linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT.



  1. Lisa, I am loving this new series!!! Lovely to learn more about Sonia. I’ve only recently discovered her (shame on me) but have been quick to fall in love with her words and killer sense of style. The day you described above, Sonia, definitely does sound dreamy. I can’t wait to follow your journey as you make it happen x #teamIBOT

  2. Why hello Sonia, so lovely to see you here! I love everything about Miss Sonia Styling and that day you described – well I have to be honest – that sounds like heavenly bliss to me! Dreams do come true, but in the case of Sonia, they come true in style 😉 xx

  3. Lisa, thank you so much for including me in this awesome series! Also, thanks for making me think seriously about my dreams – you’ve switched on more than a few lightbulbs in my little noggin. x

  4. Love Sonia’s whole blogging mojo and style. No one rocks a beanie like Sonia. Being a full-time writer is a dream we share. Best of luck achieving your dreams lovely lady.

  5. Just love Sonia and her blog is one of my favourites.

  6. You are right Sonia, the support and friendship is amazing!

  7. Best of luck with your dream, Sonia!

  8. Sonia you are a star and I enjoy every little snippet you have to offer. I adore the way you write and I have been so happy for how your blogging journey has grown so quickly. Keep up the great work beautiful lady. V x

  9. Great series! I’m new to the blogging work but am a seasoned blog reader/follower. Such a great way to allow fellow bloggers to showcase their hopes and dreams 🙂 Lovely. Maria. x

  10. Like Mrs Woog said at Voices, you are one to watch! Enjoy the rise gorgeous girl!

  11. That dream sounds just about perfect Sonia! And I’m sure it’s not far away from being total reality. xx

  12. Good luck! With that confidence, you’re bound to make it happen…we’ll be watching!

  13. Thanks Lisa and Sonia for sharing. I can completely relate to the writing dream – though not sure I have a knack for it… it’s just something I love doing! 🙂

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