Is reverse deja vu a thing?

Hello everyone,

I hope you all have had a lovely week up until now.

I’d like to start by saying that there will be a few changes coming to the blog. I want to publish more frequently than twice a week and the main reason I’ve been limiting myself is that I have a full-time job and finding time and people to shoot content with is a bit of a challenge. However, I remember that in the beginning , see genesis   which was written almost a  year ago now (yikes, time flies). I promised that there will be a few posts that won’t be full of pictures so that those of you who sneakily read blog posts while at work (yes, you) would be safe. I haven’t really kept this promise because I got swept into the world of perfect bloggers and aesthetically pleasing blogs and so on. I have had a word with myself though and realised that my favourite blogs aren’t my favourite because of the visuals ( I have Instagram for that), I read blogs for the same reason I watch YouTube, so that I can be nosy, see what people are thinking and basically be best friends with a person that has no idea I exist.

Examples of blogs I enjoy are Fashion Slave by Sophie Milner, The Little plum by Chloe Plumstead and Shot from the Street by Lizzie Hadfield. Even though these women obviously have lovely imagery, the reason I go to their blogs is to take a walk through their days and minds with them , which I promise isn’t as creepy as it might sound. Anyway, the point is I will be publishing more rambly / just updating you on my day posts with you guys. Taking it back to old school blogging and I hope you enjoy.

In the spirit of sharing thoughts, Today I was walking down the road that I walk down every day to work and I suddenly felt like I’d never been there before. I could barely recognise the houses, obviously this didn’t make any sense to me but that’s just how I felt. I began to wonder if there was such a thing as reverse deja vu because that’s what it felt like. I turned to every millennial’s best friend A.K.A Google and lo and behold, it’s an actual thing. According to Google, ‘The opposite of deja vu is called Jamais vu. It’s a French word meaning “never seen”. It’s the feeling or experience that a person knows or recognizes a situation, but that it still seems very unfamiliar or unknown’. So yeah, there go my hopes of being the most unusual person in the world. Now that I know it’s a thing, I can’t help but wonder how many people experience this. Is it as common as deja vu? Let me know what you think .

Until next time,

Ciao x



  1. Bilikiz
    June 25, 2018 / 5:27 am

    I want to experience Jamais vu, it just sounds so cool lol ?

    • theadalifestyle
      June 25, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Haha, it so weird. I thought I was losing my mind xx

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