Sunday, 31 January 2016

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22!

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22

Hey friends! How are you all doing? How has January been treating you? We haven't spoken since the first half of January. I've not officially moved in with my gorgeous partner, celebrated my 22nd Birthday, and life is just amazing at the moment, I am so blessed.

The greatest thing to happen this month, probably this year, is moving in with my handsome man, mainly because I've never been so in love, I've never felt to happy around someone, never been myself so much around someone, and it's perfect. I'm getting a little soppy over here, but it's allowed, I'm completely happy with my life...and not stressed! WOOHOO!

I have literally had the most perfect Birthday ever! I've always loved Birthdays, whether it's mine or yours, that's irrelevant, I just think that they can become something so incredibly magical. 

This year I felt completely loved, I was surrounded by so many people whom I love and admire.

I don't often get to see my Mother and Sister all too much, what with them living in a different county and them and I working ALL the time, but they took the time to visit me for my Birthday in my new home. We were lavished with the most divine foods, courtesy of my wonderful man.

As for the gifts I received? I have never felt so spoilt. I am literally one of the biggest camera geeks that you will ever come across, and guess what? I GOT A NEW CAMERA! Not just any camera, a beautifully pink polaroid camera, and it's absolutely perfect.

Today to complete the Birthday celebrations, we visited a local restaurant called Larkins, another lovely gift, this time from Mike's mother, Carol. We had a wonderful time, it was a new experience, I tried new foods and we just had a lovely time.

Naturally I took plenty of pictures to share with you all, so here you go!

Until next time my lovelies, enjoy the rest of January!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Currently in January 2016...

reading  The newest book by Stephen King called 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. It's a series of short stories, naturally some of the stories are better than others but the book is absolutely fantastic, Bravo. I love short stories, I think it's wonderful to see how a writer can make even the shortest story seem like the longest, seem like you've been reading it for a lifetime, and how they can ensure that so much happens in that story. Following the end of this book I'll be starting on Time Lord Fairytales, a book published by Penguin and I'm just ecstatic to read this book, seriously.

watching  So my partner and I have been watching Babylon 5 for awhile now, we're on the 5th season though. I'm really enjoying it as a series, it's everything that I've always been interested in, I think it's just taking us awhile because I feel like I have to be in the mood to watch it. We've just finished watching the 4th season of American Horror Story, Freak Show, which was a slight disappointment. Don't get me wrong when I say that, I mean it was still okay, it's just probably one of the more weaker seasons unfortunately, Asylum is my favourite. We've also just started the 5th Season of The Walking Dead, which has started off pretty good, we're not too far into it though so I can't really comment on it yet haha! I've ALSO just started rewatching One Tree Hill, mainly because I received the whole collection as a Christmas gift from my mother, and after all, it is one of my FAVOURITE TV shows. 

trying To move home, which it proving to be an incredibly time consuming task, but it doesn't take away from my excitement. I honestly cannot wait to be completely settled in my new home with my gorgeous partner, at the moment it's just a lot of work, but it will all be worth it when it's done. I'm also trying to find a new job because my contract ends soon, I'm hoping to find a job that has nothing to do with what I'm doing now because to be honest I despise it with my every being. I want to find a reason to enjoy getting up in the morning, I will get there, it might take awhile, but I'll get there. 

eating Much healthier than Christmas time haha! I say that but we've been trying to rid ourselves of the masses amount of chocolate that we've received over the Christmas period. I mean, we could have threw it all out or donated it or something, but no, we've chosen to mass eat all of the chocolate in the house. Aside from this though, healthier eating is what we are doing. 

pinning  Nothing actually, I've only just found the time to start up blogging again, I haven't quite got around to finding the time to pin yet, but I will.

tweeting Mainly about my blog. I've been trying to connect with more bloggers this year, I think it would be great. I'm also tweeting just general life tweets, hating my job, being tired, the usual haha.

going To be productive today by sorting out my old house a little more, and sorting things out in my new house, there's absolutely so much to do, I don't get how people can enjoy moving home. 

loving My partner. He's just wonderful, everything about him. It's sometimes hard to show people how much you love them, but I think he knows, I think it would be hard for him to miss. 

discovering That I don't have to stress about everything. That life will be funner if I just take it as it comes rather than planning every single aspect of it, rather than worrying about EVERYTHING. 

enjoying  Trying new things and becoming a better person. I've been a fussy eater for my ENTIRE life, but I'm trying to change that, I'm trying a lot of new things at the moment, hoping to break away from the fussiness. 

...thinking About what my life will be like a month from now. In a months time I may not have a job, or I may have a new job, it could be one I love, and it could be one i hate. I'll be living with my partner completely, and I'm excited to see what that's like. 

feeling  Loved. This last year I have honestly felt so lucky to have the people in my life that I do. 

hoping That the whole 'moving house' thing goes smoothly. I don't want to hit any obstacles on the way and if I do I hope they are easy to overcome. 

...listening To Rihanna. I haven't listened to her in a long time, which is a surprise because she's most certainly one of my favourite artists. 

thanking  My Partner. It could honestly take me forever to sit here and thank him for everything about him that I'm grateful for, but he knows, or I hope he knows, how much i appreciate everything he does for me. 

starting To be happy with my life. Everything it beginning to fall into place and I love it, I've been so happy lately. 

What are you currently doing?

Thursday, 7 January 2016

2016...the year that i become fearless


How often is it that you find yourself frozen by fear? You're unable to move, your heart racing, and your palms sweating, you know the feeling, because you've been afraid.   
"And I don't know how it gets better than this, you take my hand and drag me headfirst fearless. And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress fearless."
What does it truly mean to be fearless?

I find it prodigious how many different meanings one single word can have, how you define one word may not be the way that I define is.
Here's how google defines the word fearless.

  1. showing a lack of fear.
    "a fearless crusader for animal rights"
    synonyms:bold, brave, courageous, intrepid, valiant, valorous, gallant, plucky,lionhearted, stout-hearted, heroic, daring, dynamic, spirited, mettlesome,confident, audacious, indomitable, doughty

Everyone experiences fear in their life and it's not something you can escape, it's part of what makes you human. 

I want to become fearless, I want to allow myself to not run away the second I'm afraid, I want to be brave enough to try new things, meet new people, visit new places, and just be happy in myself. 
I believe that being fearless doesn't mean that you're not afraid anymore, it's more that you're taking those steps to try and overcome it, you're pushing yourself through the fear.
For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of life, afraid of the consequences of every single one of my actions, afraid of saying the wrong thing and hurting peoples feelings. It's hard to enjoy life when you're over analysing every single aspect of your life to the point that you can't really enjoy things because you're too afraid of something going wrong, too afraid of messing something up. 
"It takes courage to overcome fear and bravery to banish it."
I want to be able to stop running away from the things that I fear the most, I wan't to be able to live a truly fearless lifestyle. 
What are you afraid of? Are you trying to overcome these fears? 

Monday, 4 January 2016

Making January happen

January Goals

Hey again, it's me! Yes, I'm back again, how amazing is that? I hope you've all had a fantastic start to January so far. I've spent the last couple of days hanging with dear friends and preparing to move home, it's been quite marvellous, until I fell ill last night anyway, but I'm sure I can power through that as always.

I've already shared a good few posts with you this year and we're only on day 4, and I know I shared my overall goals for this year with you, but continuing with last years tradition, sharing monthly goals.

Monthly Goals: 

1. Prepare for the big move. At the end of this month I'm actually moving in with my partner ( I'm saying that as if I haven't mentioned it before haha!) and I have ALOT to do, including packing, tidying and just a lot of stuff. I'm going to write a check list of things that I need to do for this, I imagine the list will me longer that I am tall. 

2. Enjoy working. Find a job that I truly enjoy. I know now more than most that I'm really not going to be able to work to my truest potential in a career that I just don't enjoy, I need to find a reason to look forward to getting up for work in the morning.

3. Celebrate my Birthday in style. I'm incredibly excited for my Birthday this year, I have so many great friends that I'll hopefully spend a little bit of time with over this period. I'm especially looking forward to spending the actual day of my birth with my love. 

4. Attend Thomas' 2nd Birthday Party. My partners nephew turns 2 towards the beginning of next month and will be having a party towards the end of this month, children's parties are the best kinds of parties...cake. Yay! 

5. Read 2 books. I'm hoping to read at least 24 books this year, that's two a month, although I would love to surprise myself by completely annihilating that goal. 

6. Watch at least 25 films. I love movies, but I want to make sure I watch as many as humanly possible, so this year I'm aiming to watch AT LEAST 300 films, hopefully a lot more. 

I'm starting off a little lighter with my goals this month, especially considering how many goals I've already set myself this year. Following the end of this month I will post a recap of January, which will include my progression with the above goals and my goal setting for the month of February. 

I now need to go and sit in a dark room for awhile in the hope that this migraine disappears. 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Shopping is the greatest kind of therapy

So after spending yesterday packing, tidying, and basically causing myself physical damage, I decided to take myself on a little shopping trip with one of my loveliest friends. 

After a spot of dinner that cost way to much for me to even talk about, I decided to treat myself to a few little things...

Of course one thing you absolutely have to do when you're in Liverpool is take yourself on a little trip to Lush, which I absolutely adore, I love the overwhelming amount of scents that hit you as soon as you walk through the door. Today I found myself purchasing the Christmas Edition Shower Gel, Snow Fairy, which smells absolutely divine, and was on offer at HALF PRICE!  Apparently this shower gel is candy floss scented, but if you ask me it smells an awful lot like bananas...Mmmm. I also purchased a little robot bath bomb, mainly because it was a robot. haha. 

It's the start of 2016 and one thing I find myself doing at the beginning of EVERY year is buying myself loads of pads, journals, diaries, etc. I like to be organised at the beginning of the new year, I like to give myself the best possible chance of continuing this throughout the year, and what better way? So this is a new little book that I purchased today from Paperchase, and I think it's just the cutest. 

I love Doctor Who, period. I saw this and I just absolutely had to throw myself at that till and make that purchase. I can't wait to read this, it looks exciting! 

I must have spent around £30 on all of this, but I'm thrilled with my little purchases. I managed to show an incredible amount of self control which I'm impressed with, I could have bought so much today.

Anyway, the world awaits...

Saturday, 2 January 2016

The journey starts here!


Aloha friends! Just a quick post to let you know what I've been getting up to and to find out how 2016 is going for you? We're now two days into the year and I'm already feeling slightly stressed! haha. I guess stress is one of the more normal feelings that one has to deal with when moving house, but I am incredibly excited! 

So late in 2015 my partner and I decided that it was time to move in together, decided the best way to start off a new year and an amazing life together is to live together. 

Today I found myself in my 'current' house surrounded by boxes, boxes, and you guessed it...more boxes. All I've found whilst packing is that I'm actually making the house a lot messier than it originally was, a lot messier than I intended for it to be, but that's okay. 

I'm always, always excited as to what the future holds for me, but as of lately I have found myself more excited than ever, I've found out what it's like to be truly happy with life without even trying, and I'm loving it!

I'm hoping to find myself blogging more frequently now that some of the past stresses in my life have disappeared (yes, I am talking about towering piles of assignments). It's a new year and I'm leaving all of the the stress, hatred, and upset from the year before in the past, it really is a brand new start for me.

I hope this year turns out to be magical for each and ever one of us.

Until next time...

(Has no relation to -A from Pretty Little Liars)

Friday, 1 January 2016

New Year: Chapter One

Something about a brand new year just fills me with an overwhelming amount of excitement, ahh, I can smell the opportunities in the air. It fills me with complete joy to know that so much may happen this year, so much will happen this year, and I literally have no idea what the world has in store for me. 

The one thing i struggle with every year is setting my goals for the new year, mainly because they actually mean something to me,. I want each of my goals to be something I truly want to accomplish. 

So before I throw my goals of 2016 out there for all to see, I would just like to wish every one of you a Happy New Year, I hope you managed to bring in the New Year in the most magical way possible, I know that I sure did.

A new year can mean only one thing; new beginnings. This is the year, this is my year! This is the year I make things happen, make my wildest dreams come true, and I wish everyone the greatest of luck with whatever they have planned for the year ahead. 

I love the beginning of a new year, it's a whole 365 blank pages in the book of our life, a whole 365 pages that we can do anything with.

So without further ado, let's welcome in January! I hope that January is truly kind to you all, and you are to it. We're only going to get one January 2016, let's make it amazing! 

2016 Goals

1. Be fearless. Be in control of my own life. Make decisions without being afraid of the consequences. Stop imagining who I want to be and just become that person. Believe in me, if I can't do this then how can I expect someone else to? Stop being afraid of life. 

2. Stay motivated. Surround myself with people who inspire me and rid myself of those who don't. 

3. Do more things that make me happy. Find a reason to be happy. Live life how I want to, it's the only life I'm going to get, there's no point being unhappy. Travel. Meet new people. Explore. Find new passions. 

4. Cross something off my bucket listNO EXCUSES!

5. Blog more. I'll be thankful of it when time has passed by, I'll be able to reread the experiences I have documented. 

6. Commit to kindness. Being good to people will be more rewarding than most other things in this world. Making other people happy will make me happy. Don't judge. 

7. Change something about my life that matters. Although I don't know what this is just yet, I'm sure I will know when the time is right. 

8. Take one picture everyday. The world is beautiful and wonderful things happen every day. It's time to make sure I remember them. 

9. Write a book. This is something I have been meaning to do for the longest time and this is the year I will make it happen. 

10. Dream it. Wish it. Do it. 

Other Things to do during 2016 

Move in with my gorgeous partner. 
Be more of a positive person.Be happy.Learn to love me.
Travel. Photograph EVERYTHING.
                                                                       Read many books.                                                                                           

I really hope that January is kind to you all, I hope many new doors open for you as every old door closes.
All the best!


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