"Everyone's blog is unique to them, as are their goals, aspirations and dreams, which is why I believe there is no such thing as right or wrong way to do things. We all have to start with our 'WHY' that 'WHY' is the reasons behind everything, from keeping us going and believing in ourselves and so much more."
Welcome back my lovelies, I sure as hell have missed my blog but most important;y I have missed this feeling. The feeling of writing in my notebook, my little space; I don't want you guys to think I'm crazy but honestly the feeling I get from writing is something so special and something I don't think I'll ever be able to explain.
I know that right now I'm probably the worlds worst blogger; considering I've been so MIA. There are thousands of other bloggers out there that you or I can follow along knowing their posts will be consistent each week. To me being one of the 'smaller bloggers' is like being a tiny fish in the sea!
"I'm ever so grateful to be able to explore
Welcome back to the blog, I know I've had a week or so off but I have a very valid reason! As some of you may know, I flew off to Ibiza,Spain on the 1st October 2017 with my boyfriend Calum, we managed to get a last minute deal for such an amazing price. Mum's condition hadn't seemed to change for the couple of weeks running up to the date we'd be going away, so we decided to take the chance and go. When I went away I decided I'd love to both vlog and put together a blog post for our Ibiza trip, as my dream has always been to travel so why not start here?
My vlog actually went up on my YouTube channel on Monday, if you haven't already given that a watch you can do so here; www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty6vUWNZEPg Please do go ahead and give this a watch if you haven't already, as this is the first ever vlog I've given ago, which to be honest I'm seriously pleased with how it came out. Also don't forget to leave a like so I know if you enjoyed it and if you haven't already then please hit the subscribe button.
"Something I love about going away is the adventure, the scenery, the difference between the way a holiday makes you feel and the productivity of the whole thing. It always just feels so free, you can do whatever your heart desires, be that lounging by the pool soaking up the sun while drinking cocktails or going for massive walks to find perfect little places and getting a feel for your surroundings."
Today I thought it would be a nice idea to do a kind of pre holiday post, you may already know that this Sunday 1st October I will be flying out to Ibiza with Calum and to say I'm excited is an understatement. This will be our second holiday together, I know this holiday however is going to top the last one, I definitely have started a few things this year that are totally different to last year. Which looking back, makes me realise a lot has changed for starters this time last year I hadn't written a single blog post for or about my holiday, let alone have my own YouTube channel. So without further a do, lets get stuck in.
"I guess the reality is that I haven't been feeling totally myself, I have no motivation, no appetite and I feel incredibly uninspired."
Hello my loves, firstly I'd just like to apologise for my recent absence on here, if I'm totally honest there are a fair few reasons as to why. But it never feels good to have time away from my blog, as at the end of the day writing is my passion and this blog means everything to me. I can't lie on here, and so that's why I'm going to tell you that I've been struggling lately, so I guess it's only fair to fill you in on what's been going on. So if you're interested, just keep reading and bare
"Life is a roller coaster, no matter what age you are you're going to experience things that change you and things that you learn from."
If you're anything like me, then you'll have realised being in your twenties can be bloody challenging at times. Adult responsibilities seem to just pop up out of no where, your kind of chucked in at the deep end and expected to get on with it. But what you don't yet realise is, the lessons you learn in this stage of your life, so here's why I'm going to share with you 23 things I have learnt at 23.
"Although this post is aimed at everyone of all ages, my hope is to reach the younger generations, to let them read this post and I aim to get you to think long and hard about the choices you make. We've all been teenagers at one point in life, so we all understand the challenges you face from hormones to getting to know yourselves. I personally believe our teenage years help shape the person we become. We've all been through the reckless stage where you think you're invincible and you can do anything and everything."
Today I want to share with you, something that has been in the works for a while. I sit here and say it's been in the works because in all honesty it's been sat within my to-do-list and not moved, you see normally I'd just go ahead as soon as I'm inspired and publish my thoughts there and then. But to me this one's different, it's one that I'd put off in fear of the response I'd get, not because it's something I shouldn't share, with you, because this is damn well important and needs to be said, but it may also hit home with a few people.
"Most of the time while you are working on your "side hustle" in hope of making it and being able to make it your full-time profession you're also aware that it may never happen. But if you love it from day one then that won't be the be all or end all and like me you won't mind because you'll still have your very own little space on the internet."
Right now I'm doing something I've always said I wanted to do, it's nothing big like jumping out of an plane (hell no!) but I'd always walk past people doing the thing I am now and say "I wish I could do that, I bet it's so productive" believe it or not I'd always wanted to sit in a quirky little coffee shop, tucked away in the corner
of a street.
I can't tell you why, but the thought of it sends my over active mind spinning with creative excitement, so here I am on a Tuesday afternoon sat in a cute little coffee shop sipping on my Frappuccino with pen to paper. The Wi-Fi is slightly worse than I imagined, but that's okay because the less distractions the better. There's something so special about sitting here drinking my Frappuccino and letting inspiration flow naturally.
"As embarrassing as those time are now I'm 23 I'd be lying if I didn't say that some of those years where the best of my life, back when N-Dubz were cool, S-Club 7 were probably big and we can't not mention the Jane Norman bags that took over school."
I got thinking the other day about growing up, something we all go through and something that we all experience. Everyone experiences a different childhood and most of us get to an age where we are finally aloud to go to the park alone, just you and your friends; the rule back then would be to return home once the street lights are lit. Usually £2 would be your daily limit so you'd stock up on Fredo's (before they became a pound!) and have a whale of a time on the park.
You see there's some memories of thing's we as kids used to do without a single person blinking an eyelid, try that in 2017 and goodness knows what would happen. It seems the older I become the worse this world becomes, does peace even exist any more? I can no longer walk down certain streets without feeling slightly on edge, let alone the whole smiling at strangers thing that's gone out the window.
I guess danger along with anxiety has become a way of life, we have slowly somehow adapted to the fact we aren't always as safe as we'd like to think; I guess things change ey. Anyway that's not something I wish to focus on here, I think it would be much better to focus on "old times" instead. (sounds fun to me)
"At some point in life you are likely to experience a break up, even if you're young and maybe don't think your deeply in love, you will probably relate to feeling 'the emptiness'. You know the time when you're sat in bed alone after the break up and your head seems to want to replay memories of your lover over and over, resulting in you
I decided to have a little break after publishing
a-daughters-perspective. to be totally honest I was a little blown away from the response this post received, this was a very personal post and slightly different from the others as I focused purely on myself. I wasn't sure on what to expect when I hit publish, it's safe to say my views sky rocketed and messages came flooding in. So just quickly it's only right I thank those of you for reading this post, to those of you who reached out to me and just genuinely for the support from you guys; it honestly blows my mind! I'm so truly grateful to be able to share the things I do on my little internet space, be able to do so without feeling judged badly is incredible and I hope you guy's realise how
much I appreciate you.
"I'm not sharing this for sympathy, for a cry for help nor to let anger out, I share this because I wish so deeply I'd had the opportunity to read another's story with battling cancer, as a relative and not the diseased. I share this because I wish this whole journey hadn't felt so lonely, so strange and so unknown."
Things changing in your life can be scary, sometimes plans don't work out, things go wrong or all of a sudden you're in an unexpected situation. Recently things in my own life have been changing, much quicker than I ever expected. I for one know I've not been feeling all that great about this change and I've probably let it effect me a little too much.
When I talk of change I mean things like; accidentally falling pregnant, not passing an exam, not getting the job you wanted, having an accident or falling unwell - These are changes that are common and usually you'll fall victim to these changes at some point in life. Unfortunately cancer has become common, many people in the world have cancer, it's estimated that each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer.
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