Life after dropping out of Uni / Finding your path..

Life after dropping out of Uni / Finding your path..

I have been pretty M.I.A ever since I wrote ‘The Reality Of Being A Uni Dropout’. So in case you wondered – life does continue when you decide to ‘dropout’ of University. There is a terrible stigma attached to people who drop out of University. They are almost seen as failures to those around them. I think some people deemed me clinically insane when I decided to drop out after one week.. I mean, I know I didn’t give it a massive whirl but if it ain’t right, it ain’t right. I was insanely lost when I left University. I didn’t know which direction I was going other than what seemed to be down. The options that are given to people in schools are ‘uni’ or ‘uni’ or….oh sorry there isn’t another option it’s just Uni. With this is mind – what the heck was I supposed to do but…

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Let’s Talk Aesthetic….

Let’s Talk Aesthetic….

Ok, so I have a blog. But, something that I have been struggling with ever since the ‘Big Dog’ bloggers got into full force is my aesthetic. I constantly feel inadequate. I don’t spend time fiddling with filters and Photoshop to make my blog look clean and polished. To be honest it’s a mixture of feeling like I am lucky if I have enough time to blog full stop and then feeling overwhelmed. I love taking pictures. But, I often feel like I don’t want to feature in photos. I also don’t know where to start.. My favourite blogs, however, do have killer pictures. They have an aesthetic that is so perfect that it makes me feel relaxed and on edge all at once. I know that sometimes it can be as simple as using a consistent filter and it can’t be that hard but still I seem to stress….…

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New Year, New Me?

New Year, New Me?

As 2017 has drawn to a close, I have taken some time to think about all the things that have happened and that I have achieved over the past year. I think that this reflective process is something that pretty much everyone goes through when they are approaching a New Year. Although it is only really a change in date, it can also be an opportunity for a nice ‘fresh start’. I have decided to do a small summary. Although I have a good brain and memory, I obviously cannot remember every day of the year. Perhaps this is something that I will change in the upcoming year..Maybe I should pick up on the trend of writing a sentence a day…or maybe that would be another thing I would have to do daily.  I celebrated my first ever Valentines Day with my perfect boyfriend Ever since I started having hormones,…

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20 Things That Brighten Up My Day

20 Things That Brighten Up My Day

Today I thought that I would do a casual post and a positive one! I don’t usually upload anything but essays onto my blog but maybe it’s time that I mix it up. I’ll admit, I’m writing an introduction because I felt like listing twenty things wasn’t enough content..but as a mid-week ‘hi’ from me – I’m doing it. Here are 20 things that brighten up my day; An unedited picture of my apartment view…I feel very lucky to live here!  1. A sunny day – A nice ray of sunshine can really brighten up my day – literally. 2. A random text from a friend – Everyone is so busy! We are all consumed with our own lives and with what’s happening that we can forget to text people back/at all. A nice ‘Hello’ reminds me that I have friends that care. Sometimes we get so busy that we go…

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Is ‘Adulting’ Even A Thing?

Is ‘Adulting’ Even A Thing?

When I was younger, I used to look at older people and think that they really had it together. ‘They know what they’re doing’, I would think to myself.  I think I got this allusion because it’s generally our elders that tell us what direction we should go in life. They tell us off when we do something unconventional and generally lay the law down while they’re dressed in something plain and sensible. However, as I have grown older – I have realised that no one knows truly what they are doing with their lives. I have also come to realise that I am, for now – better off being a younger version of myself. I have got Peter Pan syndrome – I do not wish to grow up (as fast as I am anyway!).   When I thought about being a twenty-something as a little teenager, I imagined that…

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The Beginnings of Blogmas

The Beginnings of Blogmas

Hello. AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Ok, so I will admit it’s only the first of December but I’m practically inhaling tinsel in my apartment – I am that festive. Call me Mrs Claus or call me Holly because both are relevant.  So I don’t really want to do another speech on where I’ve been, why I haven’t blogged in a while or how I’m feeling. Although it would be the best thing to do after an absence as long as mine. In my absence, I have simply just been thinking..*deep.  I want my blog to have a new vision. A new vibe.  I was thinking funky, chic, alternative, simple – a bit of everything.  And then I just got low-key stressed.  Being creative means that my mind is constantly giving me new ideas which is somewhat fabulous and also far too much to handle. It’s sometimes like someone screaming in my…

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How to write a daily gratitude diary…

How to write a daily gratitude diary…

My unedited view of our family’s front garden // our cabana in Colorado.  I have been writing a gratitude diary since August. I have only successfully been writing a gratitude diary daily for a month, however. But I find it so rewarding focusing on the things that I am grateful for. It takes five seconds to jot down a few things that have made you smile that day or in general. I have found the mental benefit to be massive. Here are my tips for when you write your daily gratitudes:   Finding gratitude on crappy days  We all have days where we are feeling a bit sorry for ourselves. Some days we have reason to feel like that and others are somewhat self-inflicted. But this is where the magic of writing gratitude comes in. There will be at least one thing that gives you comfort and that you are grateful…

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A new beginning for my blog

A new beginning for my blog

I made my blog on New Years Eve, 2012. That is nearly five years ago. Five whole years… A lot has changed since. In the beginning, no matter what, I always put time aside to blog. It made me feel happy because I love writing and at the time, I had a huge interest in fashion. Five years ago, not a lot of people had a blog – sure, there were still thousands but it wasn’t in the millions like it is today. During those five years, I have changed personally in so many ways. As humans, (I assume you’re the human species reading this anyway), we change and evolve constantly and that is certainly true for me. With all that being said, the content on my blog changed with the times. I went through highs and lows of blogging non-stop to not at all. I never fell out of…

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Believing In Yourself

Believing In Yourself

 I have made a few choices over the past two years that have taken a lot of balls. Not to big up myself or anything but I think it’s about time that I recognise it. I have chosen to re-route my life and take an unexplored path. I have chosen to break free from the ‘normality’ and do what I want with my life. This has not been at all easy. I have had ups and I have had some major downs. One thing that has been super essential to all my decisions is having belief in myself and more importantly, my decisions. Believing in yourself is a major skill to learn in life. It really has taken some time for me to develop it. Having a break away from education and other influences that try and spoon-feed you opinions made me feel lost but also enlightened. I formed my…

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Faking it VS being an open book of emotions

Faking it VS being an open book of emotions

It’s taken me twenty years to realise just how fake people are. I know how negative that sounds but really it’s not a negative realisation at all but a massively comforting one. Human nature programmes us all to compare ourselves to others. Social media is the best way we can do this. We are fed images and captions of places that people are taking themselves, who they are spending their time with and how amazing their life is. We are looking at a collage of carefully selected and edited photos showing us ‘their lives’. People advertise themselves on social accounts and in conversation. Having a brutally truthful and honest discussion with someone about their life is enlightening but it is also super rare. I am a very open person with the people in my life. I didn’t really clock that this was unusual until fairly recently. I find myself being…

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