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Friday, 19 December 2014

Tomorrow I'm finally leaving little Bournemouth and going back to my hometown for Christmas. The best part is that I'm actually driving home instead of getting the train, which is cold and boring and my book usually gets interrupted by some noisy crying child or some drunken idiot at 11pm.

Which is why I'm really excited for the 2 and half hour drive, driving alone, This means I can drive to whatever music I want to and blast my little lungs out on the motorway. I'm so excited for the home comforts, that no student housing can give. It's also been a long time since I've spent some alone time with my family, which I'm actually really excited about. Being away from home makes you miss more than you thought you would.

What are you excited for this christmas?

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Today I overslept, again. And the importance of having routine at university is so important to me as not everyday is easy, just getting out of bed in the mornings is a difficult enough challenge.. Today I realized how much easier my life would be, and how much easier other people's lives would be if we just helped each other out every once in a while.

Although I would consider myself as hating all people because, they are people. I know I only tell myself that because it is 100% not true. My life revolves around people, I get crazily nervous when I'm on my own, specifically. If people were more understanding and took the time out of their day to just text somebody and say 'hey how're you doing today?' maybe a lot less people would be a lot less sad.

I consider myself quite an understanding person. Although I feel incredibly awkward when I have somebody crying into me, I try my best to gather what empathy I do have to help the other person out and do what I can to try and make their lives a little more comfortable. Even if it's simply asking if they would like to go on a little walk today, or offering to go shopping with them just to get them out the house, because I get it. I know how hard it was to get out of the duvet this morning.

I'm not really sure what point it is that I'm trying to get across today, I'm just rambling on like usual. Winter is cold, its miserable, its un-motivating and well sometimes its just nice to know somebodies thinking about you.

Instead of burying yourself in online social media today, maybe you should give that old friend a text and see what they're up to later.

Monday, 15 December 2014

I think it's really important to find new bloggers, especially since recently I've been changing who it is I'm following to suit what it is I enjoy reading most. I love being inspired by other bloggers and I think its important that we all share each other's posts and promote posts that we have really enjoyed!

I'd really love to turn this into a weekly thing, but I'm not sure for definite but fingers crossed!

These are more of what I read last week (oops) but these are the blogs and posts that really stood out for me and inspired me last week :)

// Zoe's post really connected with me on a personal level, especially with the social anxiety I sometimes struggle with. It was a really lovely post to read and I love reading her thought-provoking posts. //

// I've been trying to get back into reading lately, as I used to be a proper little bookworm as a child and I miss getting into a good book. I saved this post for future reference //

// Another post which was quite easy to connect with, but also interesting to see how other people deal with mental illness and how they overcome it in their everyday lives. //

// As a student, I procrastinate alot... I found this post really inspiring and helpful to my everyday life //

// A short and simple post, yet it says what every blogger is thinking, and that it is okay to take a break from blogging, which was encouraging to read. //

// Another anxiety post, (sorry) which I found really inspiring and connected with on a personal level //

// Not sure how I stumbled across this post, but I found it really inspiring and beautiful. The photography is beautiful and its a really lovely different poetic piece. //

// I really enjoyed this post, I felt like alot of what she wrote, I felt was quite true. A really honest inspiring read! //
Tiny Paint Pot - The Blogger I'm Not
// A really nice post about blogger self-reflection, a really thought provoking piece //

// A lovely personal post about blogging and keeping true to yourself //

*apologies for my crappy photography this week, need to find my SD Card for my camera :(

Sunday, 14 December 2014

I don't really want this post to turn into a boring little rant about the blogging world right now, but I've been seeing some brilliant posts that have wrote about this topic and its been very inspiring reads. Which brings me to the point of what I enjoy to read now, I don't want to bash other people's blogs, because I do enjoy the occasional few, but I'm so bored of the usual beauty or fashion bloggers that just seems so saturated now. I'm just bored with boring reviews about the same thing, new product, new review, great.

My blogging style in my opinion has begun to change and I'm no longer doing beauty posts because I feel they were just the easy thing to do. I guess that's why I haven't been posting much, because I'm still working out what it is I want to blog about. I want it to be more personal, Use what makes me unique as a person and translate that onto my blog. There's nothing better than seeing your stat's go up because people have took the time to read your blog, but I just keep thinking 'what is it I would like to read' and surely it is more satisfying to attract the readers that actually want to feel connected to your blog and not because they just found you on google for doing a review on a product.

I love reading posts that seem like they took the blogger some time to get their piece together, or just random thoughts that had occurred to them across the week that they felt needed to get off their chest. There is just something so liberating and inspiring about those kind of posts and I enjoy lifestyle bloggers so much more now. Maybe that's why the blogging community just seems all abit lost at the moment, because nobody is connecting with what they are reading anymore. Why is everybody striving to be successful by being the same? For me, I do this because I love to write. Sure I'd be lying if I said I didn't want anyone to read it, but I'm bored with being like everyone else and I want to write for me.