Gratitude Challenge: A Talent You Have.

The cynical part of me thinks “I really don’t have any talents”, do I?

But the honest and positive part of me, and the part of me that wants to like myself more says “I do have some talents”. I’m very good at organisation and problem solving.

I am really grateful that I have this talent as it’s also something I really enjoy.

What talents do you have?

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My Favourite Personality Trait

Self improvement – Striving for Development 

I’ve wrote about this topic quite a lot on my blog over the past couple of months. I want to constantly be improving myself. I want to constantly be moving forward, trying new things and improving myself.

A few weeks ago someone said to me, for a 23 year old, you’ve ‘done a lot of stuff’. Since then, I’ve been thinking about what they actually meant by that, as in my eyes, I’ve not done ‘enough’. I feel that I should have achieved more by this age.

I guess I’m just too hard on myself for my own good sometimes.

I started to describe my self improvement trait as ‘itchy feet’. I want to be constantly moving. The concept of being ‘fed up’ or doing the same thing just scares the living shit out of me. But with all that being said, I’m also afraid of change. Kind of ironic isn’t it?

I just don’t like ‘standing still’ metaphorically speaking. There has to be a purpose. Before I went to South Korea, I worked a crappy job but it was all with a purpose in mind. I worked and worked and worked to save money to move away. And I did it.

This is my favourite personality trait. I like this about myself. I always want more. I don’t want to settle. I always want to keep striving for new experiences.

What is your favourite personality trait? 

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Five Things I Like About Myself – Gratitude Challenge.

Firstly, I’m so so so so so sorry that this post is a day late. This week has just been crazy busy, and it’s only Wednesday. I made it one of my goals at the beginning of 2017 to build on my self-confidence. So recently, I’ve taken up a yoga class among some other things. I’ve been feeling really great in myself. I’m incredibly happy with the progress I’ve been making.

Here are some of the things that I appreciate about myself.

  1. Shy:
    Being a shy person definitely has pros and cons. But, I’m glad that I’m quite a shy person. I used to think that there was something wrong with being shy. But as I get older I’ve come to understand that there is nothing wrong with it, it’s just who I am. 
  2. Problem Solver:
    I’m a great problem solver. Admittedly, I am the type of person that kind of freaks out at first especially if it’s something I wasn’t expecting. But after that, I work as hard as I can to solve the problem. 
  3. Caring:
    I care about people. I care about people maybe too much sometimes. I tend to care about other people more than I care about myself. This is something I’m trying to change. However I don’t want to change the fact that I do care about others too. 
  4. Passionate:
    I’m a passionate person. I care about the things that I do. When I start something, I give it my all. I like this about myself. I’m really passionate about the things I do. 
  5. Proactive:
    This is something that I feel really strong about. If there is something that I cannot stand is not being proactive. If something is bothering me, I try to fix it. If I had a bad day, I will look and take the time to do things that will make that bad day into a good one. If something goes wrong, I try to understand where I went wrong and I try and fix the mistake. There is no point in sitting feeling sorry for myself and complaining about something I can try and change. I like to be pro-active. 

How about you? What are some of the things that you like about yourself?

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Gratitude Challenge – X3 People

For this weeks gratitude challenge I wanted to express gratitude to three people in particular who are in my life right now.

In no particular order:

  • Georgia
    Georgia is my sister. I find her inspirational. She stands up for what she believes in. She knows exactly what she wants and she just goes for it. I like that! There is nothing more I admire about person than being driven and passionate. 
  • Sammie
    Sammie is one of my best friends. I’ve known her for so long. She’s always there for me. I’m so grateful to call her one of my best friends.
  • Cait
    I met Cait whilst I was living in South Korea. I feel that over the past year we’ve become quite close. When I have things on my mind that I want to talk about she is one of the people that I turn to. I really admire the things that she has experienced.

Thank you for reading ❤

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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

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

 

Gratitude Challenge – Something Someone Gave You.

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There is nothing that I love more than receiving handwritten letters. I love them! There is just something just so personal about them.

You can tell that the person has thought about what they’ve written.

When I was teaching in South Korea last year some of my students used to write me letters. It was the cutest thing ever. It made me smile so much to see that the children had taken so much time to sit down and write a letter to me in English. Super adorable. ❤

With the amount of social media and messaging apps available nowadays, it’s so nice and refreshing to receive a hand written letter. It makes me feel so grateful when I received them. 🙂

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 – A Family member

Gratitude Challenge – Family

Gratitude Challenge – Significant Other

Gratitude Challenge – Why Start This Challenge

Gratitude Challenge – A Family Member.

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A few weeks ago I had a job interview. During the interview the interviewer asked me who I have in my life that inspires me. I answered:

My mum.

My mum is someone that I’ve looked up to for a long time. I admire how honest, courageous and caring she is.

I think that being a mother is the hardest job in the world. There isn’t a perfect mother handbook that comes with your child when he/she is born. A parent has to do and protect their child however they feel is best.

I really value the relationship that myself and my mum have. I can talk to her about pretty much anything. When something is wrong, she is the person that I turn to.

I think that my mum is

brave,

loving,

caring,

understanding,

selfless,

and more.

“Mum, thank you for being the most amazing mum anyone could have ever asked for.”

Thank you for reading~ ❤

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

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Gratitude Challenge – Family.

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To me, family is really important. I come from a small family, but a close one. We get along most of the time. I enjoy Christmas the most, it’s gives us a time to come together and be a family.

Growing up, I always felt supported. From the age of 13 I wanted to be a filmmaker. My family put with the aggravation of me turning the house into a movie set every chance I got. Not to mention the bags of flour I poured over the dining room table for a shoot. (I was shooting a supernatural pilot episode) I thought I was remaking Buffy The Vampire Slayer or something. As well as the fake eyeballs I cut up, filled with fake blood (I found a simple recipe online) What can I say? I was a dark minded teenager. Watching too many horror movies mixed with a creative imagination. I’m sure there are plenty more things that I’ve forgotten.

My family must have been so sick of hearing me say the words “Can you watch this?”, “Please just watch one more time”. “Is it possible to borrow for kitchen for the afternoon.” What can I say, studio spaces are so expensive. I was grateful for all of the opinions you gave me about my work.

Thanks to my family, they allowed me the freedom to ‘express my art’. I also appreciate the support they gave me support and courage to finish school, go on to University, graduate and live in South Korea for a year. I really appreciate the love and support.

Of course every family has their problems, ours was no exception. But despite everything, we always come back together.

Thank you ❤

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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.

Gratitude Challenge – My Significant Other.

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Dear future husband,

How’s it going?

How are you? I really hope that you are well. In 2017 I decided to start this gratitude challenge. I started it in order to start appreciating the things and people that I have in my life.

For the past couple of years I have thought that married life would be better than single life. Is it? However growing up I always thought I would never get married. How did you manage to talk me around to the idea of getting married? I must have thought you were Not. That. Bad. 😉

Am I easy to live with? I bet I’m a nightmare awesome to live with! I bet I complain to you about leaving your dirty washing around right? And about how you always leave opened wrappers on the dining room table? Not to mention the pots, one by one stacked up in the sink. Why do you leave them there? Because why wash them straight away when you have more in the cupboard…? *Facepalm*

But I bet I secretly like cleaning up after you.

I can imagine that you NEVER have any sense of urgency. And that I can’t count on two hands how many times we will have nearly missed a bus or train through your bad time management. I bet it drives me insane! Some would call it uptight, yet I can imagine that you would call it cute. You will always find a positive!

I’m glad you’re the relaxed one of the two of us.

Do I cook for you? I really that hope I do! I really love cooking. I can imagine that I used to cook just see your face light up at a home cooked meal. I always thought that you ate out at restaurants too much anyway.

You are always so thankful.

I will always love it when you cook for me. You will always tell me that you can’t cook and that’s it’s nothing special, but to me it is. I will appreciate the effort.

Do we visit the river? I can imagine the summer nights when we will walk along the river hand in hand looking at the glistening water. And in the Autumn and Spring, it will be become a little colder and you will hand me your jacket. A true gentleman. And when it comes to the time for you to drive me home, I will prey that we hit every red light just so I could spend a little more time with you. Cheesy I know, but I always wanted to live inside a movie. 

When I think of you. I don’t think of you as my husband. I think of you as my best friend, my companion. I think of you as the person that will always be there for me. I think of you as the person that I can turn to, the person I can tell my deepest darkest secrets to. The person I can yell at and come 4am you will hold me as I tell you that I’m sorry for yelling at you. Then I would tell you that I can act a little crazy sometimes. And you will tell me that it’s okay. Yet, I will insist that it’s not.

We will always agree to disagree. 

I think of you as a person I can support, help, encourage and love. I think of you as a person that I will be there for when things are hard and when things are good. I want to be be the person that is there for you when you need me, just as you are always here for me.

I will tell you that I love you, and you will always say “I love you more” You will make me feel loved and wanted. You will tell me that there is no obstacle that we cannot overcome. And when I start doubting, you will tell me over and over ways in which we can make our future happen.

Your passion and determination is what I find most attractive.

*** I’m writing this letter as a reminder to both of us. A reminder to you if you even for one second forget just how much I love you. And as a reminder to myself if I ever forget just how grateful I am to have someone like you in my life.

Forever yours,

Your future wife.