Life Update | Lifestyle

life update

It’s been a while hasn’t it?

I feel like I’m taking so many breaks at the minute but sometimes it’s just what you need, ya know? I’ve had to much going on in my life that I’ve barely had time to breath with all the stressing I’ve been doing, never mind actually sit down to write a blog post.

But here I am, sat here about to write about everything that’s happened to me – or at least part of it. I’m all for sharing stuff especially on my own little place on the internet but there’s some things that’s just not to be shared.

Well where do I start? I’ve got a new job, a family member died, I left my boyfriend of six years and moved out of the house we lived in together.

Basically my life did a whole 360 and if you even mentioned to me half the stuff I’ve done in the past months I would of laughed in your face.

I’ve gotten my first tattoo, stopped being the person that says they’re going to do something then not do it. I’m doing it now. If I say I’m doing it, I’m going to do it.

Life’s too short to be unhappy.

I’ve decided that I need to start being more selfish and doing things for me, because I want to do it. Yeah it might hurt some people along the way but that’s life isn’t it?

I will admit that moving out on your own is super hard though, especially in these circumstances. But ya know what? I’m doing it and I’m proud of myself for it.

But yeah, basically that’s it.
If any of you reading this is my friend or see me in real life, please give me a cuddle and be supportive.
I’ve just got to much shit going on at once that it’s hard and I need my friends.

My Ultimate Dream | Lifestyle

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I think everyone has some sort of dream don’t they? Whether it’s winning the lottery, marrying the ‘one’ or just getting a pet.

I always remember when I was a little girl wanting to be either a gymnast or ballerina but as soon as I knew those dreams was out the window I never really had a career dream. I always just imagined myself working in a office monday-friday in some sort of way and using the phone which weirdly is what I am doing now in my new job – so yay for that bit coming true!

But sometimes I have different dreams about travelling, having a celebrity fancy the pants off me, finding out spider-man is real and New York has just been keeping it a secret all these years and the real life Peter Parker falls in love with me in when I visit the Big Apple. Is the last one too weird? I like it.

I plan on making my dreams come true, well the ones I can. Such as travelling the world, doing the splits, being able to do somersaults, speaking a different language. Basically my dreams all seem to be around changing me and my current life but I want to explore, see the world, meet new people and try new foods.

I would love the chance to be able to speak to people in their native language, show off by doing a back flip or something. Don’t get me wrong I would love the ultimate family life one day marrying someone, having babies, the whole white picket fence life but I’ll think about that more after I’ve travelled.

Why It’s Okay Not To Be Perfect | Lifestyle

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One thing that I’ve always thought about growing up was reasons why I had to be perfect and the same as everybody else and until recently it’s that I’ve realised that’s not the case.

Everyone has they’re own idea of ‘perfect’ in their head and I think we all need to come through to the idea that no matter how hard we wish, work or try that might not ever happen and that’s okay.

It’s okay to be different to others and to have you’re own flaws and quirks, some people might find them quite and if they don’t, fuck them. Just try and be happy with yourself because as soon as you start believing that it’s okay not to be perfect, the better.

You never know, you might be someones idea of perfect as you are now, in a onesie, easting subway, watching gilmore girls in bed at 6pm on a Saturday evening. No just me doing that tonight? Perfect Saturday night in my opinion.

There’s so many people out there in the world that as soon as I see what they’re doing on Instagram, Twitter and what not I wish that was me. I can’t help it it’s my biggest flaw because my idea of perfection is basically the complete opposite of myself. I fell like in a way that’s what all of our ideas of perfections are.

Even though I said no matter how hard we try we’ll never be out idea of perfect we can get close enough if you really wanted to. For all these years I’ve been trying to be perfect but not the perfect that I actually desired, the type I was searching for was to be what I thought everybody else ‘perfect’ was and that was my fault.

Now I’ve booked my tattoo (shock horror, a ‘perfect’ girl wouldn’t have those,) got more ear piercings than the basic lobe (what?!) I’ve even booked my first solo trip into the big wide world, e.g., Valencia. Because of all of this I feel like I’m a lot happier (scared) and closer to my idea of perfect.

But nobody is, no matter how close I will be to my ‘perfect’ I will always have my flaws, imperfections and that’s okay because we all do.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that don’t worry that you’re not perfect to you because to someone out there, you’re perfect to them.

Technology To Help You Start/Improve Blogging | Lifestyle

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I know that blogging isn’t all about the technology that you use it’s about the content that you produce, but I do think that with the right tech you can improve so much.

When I first started blogging I was using my old IPhone 4 with absolutely no editing, brightness and boy did I not know what natural lighting was that’s why I think having a good camera such as the Panasonic CSC Camera is essential. You can edit the brightness of your photos, the size and the quality will be great-just think of that background blur!

Speaking of when I first started blogging I used to use my boyfriends old laptop which was probably about 10 years old and went slower than a sleepy snail, it was so hard to actually right a blog post and it took forever to upload photos. I now use a Macbook Pro but by no means do you have to use one of these because lets face it they are pretty expensive, there’s loads of laptops that are just as good on the market for a fraction of the price. I’m just a massive apple fan boy.

They’re the main things that I would say you need to really start getting into the whole blogging scene or improving your game, the thing is though that nowadays technology just keeps improving – I mean have you seen the camera quality on the new IPhone?!

I think if you want to really up your game or just if you live a busy lifestyle or work a full time day job, go to school etc I recommend buying some lighting. I have a box light and a ring light but tend to use my box light for my blog photos, that could be because I’m actually way too lazy to walk upstairs to get my ring light to bring down for a couple of photos . . .

Things That Remind Me Of My Childhood

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I miss my childhood, I miss being young, having no worries and not having to pay bills (can I get a amen to that.)

There’s loads of things that remind me of my childhood from turkey twizzlers to wallace and gromit so I’m going to share a few things that takes me back to the good ole days . . .

Fashion Catalogues
I always used to have loads of fashion catalogues as a kid and would just browse through them for hours on end imaging what I would look like wearing them. Actually there was loads of magazines that I loved when I was younger including More magazine, does anyone else remember that?!

Turkey twizzlers/dinosaurs
One thing that I hate about Jamie Oliver is that he got rid of turkey twizzlers and they was the best thing that I’ve ever eaten in my life so when I had to go the dinosaurs I was kind of dissapointed. Don’t get me wrong they’re still absolutely amazing but they’re no turkey twizzler are they?

Smiley faces
Okay, okay. I still eat these now but I lived on these as a kid and even now I’m still addicted to them being burnt.

Only fools and horses
I grew up watching this with my dad near enough every night and when I go down back to Wales every year I still watch it all the time with him. I’m not sure if this is something that reminds me of my childhood or just of my dad but either way it makes me happy.

Zaaaaap
This was the programme of my childhood, so much so that even my cousins tag me in the episodes on Facebook all the time because I was obsessed! I’ve tried watching it recently but it just kind of freaks me out now . . .

Groovychick
This one would explain why I used to have an email called groovychickisme . . . I used to have a completely groovy chick’d bedroom floor to ceiling, I collected the magazine even when the price went straight up. I just loved everything about it and I have no idea why, I didn’t even like the colour purple that.