It’s the little things.

Following from my last blog post I thought ‘well I can’t really dish all of that negativity (yet realness) out and leave it there’.

So here are my tips for keeping positive.

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1.Let yourself off the hook.

It’s okay to have “those day”. Why wouldn’t it be? I don’t understand why anyone can judge a person for not being fine and having no reason, or even a reason that doesn’t seem worth it. We’re human. And life… well it can be crappy. So let yourself be. Accept your crappy mood. And to hell with everyone else. If you want me time then have your me time. Sometimes it does us the world of good to have a shut down period.

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2. A clean space is a clean mind.

Sometimes the best thing for us is to put a playlist on and get to work organising and cleaning our bedrooms. This gives us time to just be with our thoughts. Dance around. Sing into the deodorant or hairbrush and clear out any clutter. It’s no science that a clear space is a clear mind. It’s a day where you reflect. Or maybe even forget what was bothering you in the first place and by the time you remember you’ve either figured out a solution, you’re ready to face it or better yet, you don’t care anymore.

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3.Music to my ears

Is it really shameful that certain songs can be really insightful and actually make me feel better? Well that’s the truth. Honestly. Going for a walk while playing the likes of London Grammar, Coldplay, Hans Zimmer and other, does me the world of good. Again its that simple me time. Shutting off from social media and just being with my thoughts. I’d recommend going for a walk somewhere quiet. I’m lucky enough to live in the countryside so a walk is always refreshing. Cities can be good for people-watching but then there’s always the issue of running into people you know and that interrupts me time.

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4. Dear Diary

Do what I did. Write down what’s bothering you. What you’re feeling. What’s going on in your life. You don’t have to share this publicly like I did, that’s the best part, it can be completely private. Your deepest thoughts tucked away in a notebook hidden away even. Or write a draft email if you prefer the new age technological form of journalling (I’m old school and appreciate the humble pen and paper). This might sound strange too but you could always write your thoughts on a sheet of paper and then throw it in the fire or rip it up and throw it away.

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5.Cooking (or baking, whatever floats your boat)

You need to eat so why not use this as a way of distracting yourself. Challenge yourself by not going by a recipe and picking out random ingredients from the cupboards. It could be a complete disaster but at least it’s something.

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6. Reading

Fall into another world. Get inside someone else’s head. I love how characters can feel like real people in your life. Their situations can be relatable and insightful. Don’t underestimate the power of a good book.

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Ahhh the power of a cuppa and a mag!
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Bonus points if you know what book this is!

So there we have it. I can’t promise this will change your life and extinguish all sources of bother, but they might help for a little while. It’s all about distractions, until the mood passes and you’re all good again.

“Being positive in a negative situation is not being naive. It’s leadership”

-Lead your life in the direction you want.

 

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Blogging.

Hello Lovelies.

Happy Sunday. I’m feeling creative today so I really wanted to get the laptop out and get typing.

I had this conversation earlier with my brother about blogging. He made the comment that blogging has become almost annoying as today, everyone and their mother call themselves bloggers.

This is something that put me off blogging for ages, and still sometimes does as I am reluctant to tell anyone that I have a blog.

You see I never like doing what everyone is doing. I like to do my own thing, be my own person in so many ways.

But I really like the idea of blogging. I love bloggers who pour their hearts out to their online readers. I love the opportunity of connecting with others across the world whom I have shared interests. I love that it’s a place where you can literally do/write anything.

The thing I don’t like is the way blogging is perceived. It’s not exactly a respected hobby/profession.

I’ve also found it hard to even figure out what I want to do with my blog. I’m not really sure which genre it follows or what type of things I want to talk about. To me my blog is still new and I’m still figuring out how this all works.

I know I want to bring content that causes people to think more about something and chat about something new. I’d love to build a great discussion in the comments section. I know I’ve uploaded posts about “the ideal summer” or “DIY Facial scrub” or even a couple shopping posts, but looking at them now I know they aren’t things I want to share here.

So sorry if you enjoyed them, there won’t really be any more.

What I imagine my blog to be is like a magazine. Full of articles regarding different topics,basically human interest pieces and real news.

I really don’t know how long I’ll last here, maybe I’ll keep going for years and maybe this will be the last post. (But probably not though) πŸ™‚

I really want to be a sort of Carrie Bradshaw type. I just want to type out a post as the thoughts come to my mind. Real life pondering from an 18 y/o Irish girl. Honesty and definitely realism.

I don’t care about the stats or the idea of making this into a business. I’m just here to speak my mind and explore my passion for writing.

Now that we’re into the second half of the year I’m going to consider this a fresh start for my blog. Expect the same but I suppose a little different also πŸ™‚

-G

 

Should I be bothered?

Hello Lovelies!

I’m not too happy with myself. Since starting my job I’ve all but abandoned my blog. I need to get myself organised and make sure that I have drafts to upload during the week and avoid two weeks going by with nothing.

In one of my last posts I spoke about the summer and how I think it’s a bit over hyped in general.

One thing I referred to was it being know as bikini season. There’s a pressure put on girls every year to get themselves in shape and looking well. This is something I haven’t ever subject myself too. In fact in general I’m quite a lazy person.

I don’t go to the gym, I don’t go for walks/runs everyday and I certainly don’t regular follow along to YouTube fitness videos. In other words, I’m just not bothered.

But now the opposite to what should be the case has happened. (If that makes sense). Instead of getting my body to its fitness peak, I’ve actually gained weight.

This is the first time I’ve ever had a proper realisation that in fact I have gained weight.

I don’t know how much, but I do know that in the last two months my boobs and bum are bigger and my stomach area is definitely not as slim as it once was.

I haven’t really been doing much shopping because not much seems to look good on me right now and even the clothes I do own just don’t feel as good as they did.

It’s one of the hardest things for a girl, I’ll admit that. But I’m still not that bothered.

I know how this has happened and what I can do to fix it but I’m lacking that want/desire, that motivation to do anything.

I haven’t cried about the situation, but that’s partly because its feels wrong to cry about such a thing.And maybe also a little dramatic like is this really a thing to cry about or even just get in any way upset about.

So here’s the thing. Is this an issue? Why am I not more concerned? Β Am I just giving in to my lazy nature? denying there is an issue and just making excuses? I guess I’m still happy. Obviously I don’t love that I’ve gained weight but it just isn’t something that I want to do anything about right now.

Am I the only one? Do you guys understand what I’m saying? I didn’t think I’m making much sense to be honest.

I guess I just wanted to share these thoughts because it seems like all people do this time of year is talk about getting that perfect slim body and sharing images of women wearing bikinis- the go to image for inspiration, and inadvertently saying “this will make you happy if you look like this”.

Let me know your thoughts/stories/experiences in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!

-G

Xo

Is the summer overrated?

my answer-yes.

Hello lovelies.

July is slowly coming to an end and we’re about to be in the last month of the summer. It’s got me thinking about what I’ve done and what I’ve yet to do.

Why is it every year there’s this mission we all feel we must plan to ensure we have the best summer ever!

A summer that will look back on when facebook sends you a throwback reminder in a few years time when we’re in full time work mid 20’s and feeling nostalgic about our youthful days. O.k tad bit dramatic but still everyone seems to want that perfect summer.

Me, I don’t like those three months called the summer. There’s way too much expectation. I also really like having a plan and a routine, so part of me kind of misses being back at college being productive and having something to do everyday.

Then there’s the clothes. Bikini season-need I say any more.

Again the expectation that you should look your best and by your best I mean picture the perfect girls in the magazine articles with the title ‘how to get your summer bod’.

Unless you live anywhere but Ireland then there’s really only going to be a couple days to max two weeks of good decent sunny weather, otherwise get a light raincoat and get used to the rain. That’s right the only tan you’ll get here will be courtesy of Cocoa Brown or one of the other many fake tans.

The desire to do lots and travel is quickly met by the realisation that you need money and the pressure from parents to do more then sleep in all day and go out all night means oh yes it is in fact time to print out the cv’s and find a job. Not easy but with a minimum of 3 months off you don’t have much of a choice.

For someone who has allergies the summer can also mean days of high pollen content in the air and walking around looking like you’ve got the flu in the middle of the summer.sniff sniff- it’s a pain in the booty. Anyone relate to this?

Now to avoid flooding your day with pessimism because of this post, I like to try and also look on the bright side so here’s a couple things I like about the summer.

Iced coffees-oh so basic I know. Getting to wear sunglasses more often, my fave accessory. Time for tv marathons; Friends, Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, there’s time for it all and more. More time in the day. I love how my mornings are brighter and the evenings are longer.And finally, it’s acceptable to eat ice-cream all the time.Well sort of.

So long story short the summer in generally can suck but there’s always something to be positive about. Let me know if you can relate to anything I’ve said or if you are ‘summer loving’ πŸ™‚

-G

xo.

 

That dreaded ‘U’ word

…Unemployment.

So contrary to what many of the older generation might say, us 18-30 year olds do not have it easy. Before you could get a job with no qualification/experience and buy and house and get a mortgage in your early twenties. Which is what a lot of our parents did- mine did anyway.

I think I speak for most people my age (18) when I say that mortgages aren’t really on my mind. But the job thing definitely is.

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I’m currently in my first year of college-just about to finish-and throughout the year I have emailed and gone out handing out cv’s looking for a job. And a whole bunch of nothing is what I’ve got.

I have no experience, which has been my greatest downfall. For the last number of years I didn’t need to get a job in a shop/business because I was kept well busy (and paid) with babysitting. Now though that has kind of gone away and I’m in serious need of a so called “real job”.

Needless to say this whole lack of a job thing has put quite a downer on my college social life, seeing that I never really have any money. It’s the biggest disappointment. I feel like a failure every time my parents have to give me money for lunch, like I’m still a child.

It’s been very disheartening, constantly going into places handing in cv’s and wait for the phone to ring or get an email- but it never happens.

Sure it’s great having a sleep in at the weekend and only having college work to focus on but I’m a person who is at her best when she’s productive. I’m an ambitious person, so I love it when I work at something and then get that feeling of accomplishment.

I’m sure there’s others out there who are just saying “I hear ya gurl” πŸ˜‰ as they read this and here’s what I have to say to those. As crushing to the confidence as it is we have to push on. Life’s a bitch sometimes and maybe even a lot of the time. But I know that life will feel like a black hole if we see it that way. Life is all about perception and outlook- I think everything happens for a reason. So, when I’m putting myself down for being unemployed or I don’t want to go out job hunting anymore, I just let myself have that bad moment and then I tell myself to cope on and get over myself.

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There’s always a brightside-it’s tough looking for a job but it will happen-we have to stop ourselves from getting too caught up with this struggle
To those that do have jobs-well done you lucky ducks. If you hate but need it, try to push past it and at least look on the bright side of having money coming your way. πŸ˜‰

It will happen- that call/email will come. Until it does I’m going to push on and keep trying. It sucks but jesus there’ll be something next year that’s going to suck and the same the year after that. πŸ™‚

Better go and check those job sites and review my cv for the millionth time πŸ˜€

Until next time ladies and possibly gents,

Stay classy and don’t be nasty xo

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Work wear/interview outfit idea

P.S May the odds be ever in your favour-Happy job hunting

 

 

So..March

Hey dolls!

It’s April- Middle of Spring- It’s getting a little warmer and yes hallelujah we have seen some sunshine! I am really getting in the mood for the summer over the last couple of weeks. Which is very unlike me. I’m generally more of a winter girl myself, all that hot chocolate, cosy socks/pj’s, fires and that but no to hell with all that I am sick of the rain and the cold and I would very much like a natural tan thank you.

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Such an amateur when it comes to makeup :/
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New and unexpected love

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One of my fave movies-watched it with my granny πŸ˜€
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Lunch outside at college- Berry cool smoothies were a must

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standard mirror pic at the hairdressers

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Happy Paddy’s Day!
After a tough start to the year I’m finally getting some of my mojo back. I have returned to my ‘this is just a rough patch there will always be one but happier times are still to come’.

I’ve also been throwing myself into writing. This semester I have done a bit of writing for my college newspaper and I have to say I love it! Journalism and writing is always something I’ve thought about but not really ever gotten into it. But when things weren’t going great I knew I had to pick myself up and find some things to make me happy-like writing. It was the most amazing thing seeing my name printed under an article in a newspaper but also terrifying to think of people reading it. Although the college year is nearly over I’m already looking forward to getting involved with the paper again next year!

Also in march I joined the mac club and have fallen in love with the velvet teddy matte lipstick-Damn it :/ πŸ˜€ Usually I don’t like to do what everyone else is doing- it just feels like copying and not being creative. So I never bought into the whole kylie J lip thing until last christmas. My sister asked me to write an xmas list and so I decided why not ask her to get me the lip combo and I’ll see what all the fuss is about πŸ˜€ turns out I really like it.The downside- I tend to have dry lips so this definitely isn’t an everyday product. But when I do wear it, I really like how it looks!

I FINALLY got my hair cut! Nothing too drastic just a simple trim. I haven’t been too happy with how my hair has been looking this last while so I wanted to get some life put back into it. And now it’s all about maintaining and styling. I’ve used a lot of products since I cut my hair up short the first time so I think I might do a post all about short hair soon!

St Paddy’s day was a fun day out as I met up with some friends from school that I don’t get to see that often because they’re doing the leaving cert and I’m in my first year of college. I waved all healthy thoughts and didn’t even hesitate when ordering that supermacs πŸ™‚ Afterwards we just chilled in town having a few drinks (18 πŸ˜‰ ) to mark the occasion and catch up. I love those days where you just chill out and have good chats and the lols and even better I bumped into a couple of friends I hadn’t seen in forever!

Now though it’s back to the serious sh*t. As easter break comes to a close I hibernate in the library for a couple days rushing to get assignments done. This is exactly what my life is going to look like though until after the exams. Pretty soon the library will be seeing me a hell of a lot more than my actual home. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do- I’ll be damned if I fail my exams and can’t come back to college in August- Love it too much! πŸ˜€

So I guess even though this post is sort of all over the place what I’m trying to say is that March has been good to me. Hope for the same from April…fingers crossed.

Stay classy and don’t be nasty πŸ˜‰

-G

Time for reflection and Hot chocolate

Hello Lovelies!

I can’t quite believe that it’s January whaaaat! I mean where has the time gone- I swear it was September just last week. Since I started college the semester just flew by and before I knew it I was on christmas break and now suddenly that’s over too. Now that it’s the new year I’m back on the blogging Β train and ready to share some of my most random and deepest thoughts

Here are just some pics which remind me of the good times in 2015.

 

I’ve thought a lot about the last year, what happened and how I’ve changed. I’ll be honest this has not been the best year and I’m actually looking forward to the fresh start 2016 brings.

I was tested in 2015, my strength was tested and although it was tough I can honestly say that I am better off for it.(Quick disclaimer I know I sound dramatic here- nothing crazy serious happened just life in general). I realised that I had to make some changes and take a look at my life; the people that were in it and my character. I’m not proud of all my behaviour, not just this year but in the last few years and I would like to change a couple of things. However, I don’t have too many regrets because I accept that what happened happened for a reason. I also had to decide who was best for me in my life and that was one of the hardest things to do.

I think I’ve grown up a lot this year. I have more respect for people and the life that I have. I’ve learned that I have to work hard for what I want because things don’t always just fall into place. I’ve also seen first hand what it’s like to make some sacrifices for the people who mean the most to you.

I’m so proud of my parents. In my growing up more this year I’ve realised more of what they do everyday and how much they have to deal with. They’re so strong, I don;t know how they do it but I suppose it’s like that for a lot of us-we never get how our parents do all that they do. They’ve been so supportive and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have been able to get through this year without them. They pushed me to be better, to dream and to never believe that I can’t do something.

I hope that I can take what I learnt in 2015 and make 2016 a better year. I haven’t got much plans yet for the next 12 months but I do Β want to do something special each month. I feel positive at the beginning of this year something I didn’t have last. I want to enjoy myself, I mean I’m 18 and in college, life is good at the moment and I’ll never be where I am now again so I want to soak it up, get involved in different clubs and meet as many new people as I can!

To finish I have three new years resolutions

  1. To push myself outside of my comfort zone
  2. To stop putting myself down so much and laugh at my awkward moments rather than punish myself for them
  3. To let loose more and enjoy the moments, and not to worry so much about regrets or the future.

Obviously if at the end of the year I had been to the gym regularly and got fit that would be nice too but I’m not going to call fitness a resolution because chances are I won’t achieve that one πŸ˜€

 

Happy New Year and all I wish for you this year is that you learn to be happy in your self because that is one of the most important things! And to all my peeps studying for their upcoming mock exams ‘stay strong sweeties!’ it’s only the practice round. Study hard but take time out to relax and make sure ye are still getting a good nights sleep and laughing.THEIR IS LIFE AFTER THE LEAVING CERT contrary to popular belief- you’ll make it!

Bye for now πŸ™‚

-G

2016 please be good to me! πŸ™‚

 

My First Draft

(Or maybe the third πŸ˜€ )

Hello lovelies!Β 

(eek I can’t believe I’m doing this again!)

So I’m going to be honest and admit that this is not the first time I have blogged, it’s actually the third. I started, well you wouldn’t even call it a blog because it only consisted of one post, but about two years ago. I never told anyone and it wasn’t a big deal, just me being bored and writing about whatever was on my mind. Then last year I got the great idea to start a blog about my personal style. Long story short I didn’t really commit to it and I just abandoned it all together after a few months. I just wasn’t happy with the pictures I was using or what I was writing about.

I really want it to be different this time. This blog isn’t going to necessarily be a fashion or my personal style. Although, there will be a few posts because I do love fashion and I take pride in dressing well so I would like to document some of that here but I don’t want this to just be a personal style blog. Mainly because there are already so many amazing ones out there already.

This blog is just going to be me. My writing. My thoughts. My adventures. My life. I know that sounds really narcissistic but I’m trying to sound vain I just mean that I’ll be writing about my life experiences or what’s going on in the world that I’m interested in. This sounds very broad I know but I suppose the truth is I still don’t yet really know what kind of a blog this will be, I think I’ll just learn as I go along.

I hope you follow me along as I try to figure out what to do with my life, what to do with my hair, where to go on my next adventure and try and look like I have my life together when really I’m the awkward chick who well just always acts awkward.

xo Georgia