Gratitude Challenge -A Friend.

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Today I want to talk about friends. Friends are really important people in our lives.

I tend to surround myself with a few really great friends rather than having a big group of friends that I’m not super close with.

For this post I want to talk about one of my friends who I’ve know for about a year and a half. Actually, what is funny is, I met her through this blog. We were both heading to South Korea on the same day. How crazy is that? We started commenting on each others posts. We added each other on FB and then before we knew it we met up and began shopping in Busan!

And now, Tia is one of my best friends.

She’s been such a rock for me. Especially these past 6 months. Things have been so hard for me, and she’s just been there for me. I don’t know what I would have done without her.

I’m so excited to be planning some adventures with her in the near future.

So Tia, thank you for being my best friend. I’m so grateful to have you in my life. I miss you so much. Coffee soon? ❤

You should follow Tia~

Tia and her boyfriend have just set up a YouTube Channel. Guys, I’m so proud of you!

Here are their links:

Blog

YouTube

Facebook

Thank you for reading this weeks gratitude challenge. ❤

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P.S. Check back next Tuesday for another Gratitude Challenge post.

**** If you want to join in with this gratitude challenge. Click here and scroll down to the ‘Gratitude Challenge Photo’ If you decide to join in, send me a link. I would love to read yours.

Check out some of the other posts I’ve written for the gratitude challenge:

Gratitude Challenge – The City I Live In

Gratitude Challenge – Something Someone Gave You

Gratitude Challenge – A Family Member

Gratitude Challenge – Family

Valentines Day.

Happy Valentines Day! ❤ ❤ ❤

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, I hope you have a lovely day regardless.

Did you tell your crush you like them?

Did you tell your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife that you love them? 

What do you have planned for this special day?

I won’t be doing much today. I have work during the day. Maybe I will do some yoga. Then in the evening I will curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea, a bag of mini eggs and watch a few episodes on Netflix. Perfect evening ❤

This year I’ve created a Valentines Day playlist on Spotify. Listen to it here. 🙂

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Enjoy the rest of your day ❤

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Check out some of my recent posts:

5 Ways To Say I Love You.

GRWM | Valentines Edition

500 Followers |Thank You

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I can’t wait to share more posts with you all ❤

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Don’t Stop Believing.

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Dear Journal,

For the past couple of days I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I look at the people around me. I look at where I am. I look at where I’ve been and what I’ve done this past year. I look at the person I’ve become.

When I returned to England a few months ago, I was heartbroken. I was on the edge of a breakdown. Not because I left South Korea. And not because I left my friends behind. And certainly not because I was returning to England. I was heartbroken because I felt like I had lost myself. I didn’t recognise this new me.

Returning to England has made me realise how much I’ve changed over the past year or so. It’s made me realise how much I value my family. It’s made me understand how important it is to value yourself.

I have had a tough week. Lots of bad days. I’m currently sick with a cold and I’ve lost my voice. But I’m not going to let that discourage me. I’ve had a fantastic start to 2017. I’m determined for that positive attitude to continue.

I’m going to continue to keep fighting. I’m going to strive to look after and love myself more.

I’m 23 years old and I have my whole life ahead of me. I can do this, because I am strong and determined.

Thank you very much for reading. I hope that you had a lovely weekend. ❤

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Check out the post I uploaded earlier:

5 Ways To Say I Love You

5 Ways To Say I Love You.

With just a couple of days left until Valentines Day I thought that I would write about 5 little ways to tell someone you love them.

Mixtape:

Why not express your feelings through your favourite songs? Make your valentine a mixtape of all the songs that remind you of them.

Origami:

Make your valentine a origami heart. Maybe write a little love note inside too. 🙂

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Jar of Wishes:

This is one of my favourite ideas. Little paper cranes in a glass jar. They look so cute. Just like the origami heart, you can write a special note inside.

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Write your valentine a special letter.

Nothing is better than writing someone you love a letter telling them how you feel about them. You can tell them how much they mean to you and what you love about them.

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Post-it notes:

What a better way to say good morning your valentine than leaving them a post-it for them to find while they get ready.

You can leave post-its anywhere. In the kitchen so they will find it as they make breakfast.

You can leave it in their car so they find it on the way to work.

You can leave it on their phone so they find it when they go to check their phone.

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Will you be doing any of these for your valentine?

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P.S. Check out my GRWM – Valentines Edition

Get Ready With Me | Valentines Edition.

Happy Valentines!

I’m excited to share this post with you. It’s a different type of post to what I normally do. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

It’s the perfect look for a valentines date 🙂

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Dress: Boohoo

Shoes: New Look

Tights: H&M

Earrings/Ring: Nasty Cat (South Korea)

Necklace: I’m not sure. It was a gift.

Nails: Both colours from Barry M.

Makeup: Urban Decay, Maybelline, Sleek, Too Cool For School, Etude House, Innesfree.


That’s it for my Get Ready With Me.

I hope that you enjoyed this type of post. I would like to do more of these in the future. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. ❤

What will you do for Valentines Day?

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P.S. Check out some of my latest posts:

My Lazy Morning Routine 

Things I’m Loving This January 

Beating Those Winter Blues

My Everyday Winter Makeup

 

 

Disclaimer.

Firstly, I would like to thank each and everyone of you who reads my blog. I truly appreciate it. Getting feedback from people who read my posts and take the time to comment really makes me smile. I’m so grateful for that. 🙂

Recently, it’s come to my attention that a few people have been using my images without obtaining my permission first. I am happy to allow people to use my images, providing they message me directly beforehand.

I hope that this does not upset anyone, as that is not my intention.

Thank you again for following me. I hope you’re having a great week so far.

Check back tomorrow for a Valentines Special post. ❤

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Gratitude Challenge – The City I Live In.

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I’ve always lived in a small town. Some people call it a village. Growing up I didn’t like it. It was too small. I felt like I didn’t fit in. I wanted to live in a bigger place, somewhere that had a bigger population. More shops. More coffee shops to drink at. More things to see.

When my family moved here when I was 13 years old, I didn’t like it. I wanted to move.

I made the most of it as I grew up.

When I moved to South Korea for a year. I wasn’t looking forward to returning to the small town that I had grown up in. Therefore I considered moving straight to London.

Long story short, I moved back home.

After been away for a while it allowed me to really appreciate the place that I grew up in. I found myself appreciating the smallness of the town. How it felt nice walking around the small streets that felt so familiar. The overwhelming memories I felt as I walked some of the route I used to take to high school. It was weird but nice at the same time.

I love how small the town is. The quaint shops that we have. The cosy little tea shops. I’m not sure that a city is the place for me. Maybe someday though.

I always wanted to live in New York.

It was my dream place to live.

Maybe someday. But for now, I’m very happy to stay here 🙂

Thank you for reading. ❤

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P.S. Check back next Tuesday for another Gratitude Challenge post.

**** If you want to join in with this gratitude challenge. Click here and scroll down to the ‘Gratitude Challenge Photo’ If you decide to join in, send me a link. I would love to read yours.

Check out some of the other posts I’ve written for the gratitude challenge:

Gratitude Challenge – Something Someone Gave You

Gratitude Challenge – A Family member

Gratitude Challenge – Family

Gratitude Challenge – Significant Other

 

Another Bad Day.

Dear Journal,

I feel like I’ve been having a lot of bad days recently. Today I had the day off work. I decided to do some baking for an upcoming post.

I got up semi early, did some baking then went and put some makeup on. I felt more sluggish than normal and a little run down. I guess I’ve just been really tired.

I walked the dog this morning. Then I did yoga. Usually this lifts my mood, and it did for a while. The towards dinnertime this evening, I started to feel my mood slipping again. I’m really not sure why.

I feel like I’m pushing people away. I’m sure my friends think I don’t want to talk to them, but the truth is, I do. But I don’t know what to say. I want to talk about how I feel. I want them to tell me it’s going to be okay.

I’m just feeling a little bit lost. I just feel like I want to cry. I have therapy tomorrow then I have some things to sort out in town before heading to work in the afternoon. I feel like my whole world is collapsing and there is nothing I can do to stop it.

Today is the lowest I’ve felt in a while. I’m guessing this is just a down day.

Thank you so much for reading. I’m so sorry for the negativity. I’m sure I will be back to my positive self in no time. ❤

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P.S. Check back tomorrow for my gratitude post. It’s about where I live. 🙂

Sorry Is My Favourite Word.

Dear Journal,

Today has not been great. I’ve been drinking too much coffee, I know that I shouldn’t… It makes me anxious.

Work was hectic and I felt overwhelmed. I swear that my most used words are ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’. I apologise way too much. I apologise for everything, even it’s not my fault. I even find myself apologising for apologising.

I don’t want to go to work tomorrow. I feel sad and lonely. The truth is, I don’t feel like I have anyone to talk to about this. My family, as much as I love them, they don’t understand fully what I mean when I tell them that I feel down or anxious. I have one friend who just gets me. Which is awesome. But I don’t always want to put all of this on her.

I’ve started avoiding people who just tell me to cheer up or “feel better soon”. I don’t want to hear that. I also don’t want to hear that I should go for a walk or meditate, or do yoga. I just want to talk about how I’m feeling. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

I apologise for ranting (that’s ironic isn’t it) Now I think I will keep myself occupied by watching Netflix and doing a bit of writing. (secret project 😉 )

Thank you for reading ❤

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