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Friday, August 11, 2017

If you were to ask me what I saw myself doing this time next year, I wouldn't have a clue. I'm leaving high school in a few months time and instead of having a better sense of where I want to go, I feel as lost as ever. My initial plan was to take 12 months off and allow myself time away from the classroom but upon further reflection I realised just how hard it'd probably be for me to return to school after a break that long. When I wrote my post explaining why I was so keen on taking a gap year, I wasn't really thinking ahead. I thought a lot about the break itself without really considering where I would go once the year was over. I'm scared that after I finish my gap year, I won't have the motivation/drive to get back into studying. And since I know I want to go to Uni and experience the student life there, I don't know if it's worth the delay. 

Next year feels like its approaching too fast, too soon and I don't know how I'm supposed to make all these life-changing choices in such a short space of time. It feels like so much is riding on each decision from here on out which makes everything to do with next year much more daunting. Now that I've decided I do want to go to Uni in 2018 and I have some idea of what I want to study, I have to figure out whether or not I want to stay or leave my home city. This is something that I'm constantly turning over in my mind. I love where I live yet know that I can probably afford to lose some of the reliance that I have on my parents. While studying, you're guaranteed to save quite a bit of money while staying at home. On the other hand, you're guaranteed to gain a stronger independence in a new place surrounded by new people. It's choices like these that are getting me worked up about next year and when I'm neutral about both options, I almost wish that someone would come up to me and tell me what I needed to do right then and there. 

That's definitely not the way to go though. No matter what I'm feeling now, I want it to be me who decides how next year pans out, not someone else. It is up to me what happens next, and as scary as that sounds, I know that I'll make it work one way or another. 

How did you/do you feel about leaving high school? Let me know down below!

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Sunday, July 23, 2017


Having a good night's rest is so important and puts you in the best possible position for the next day. Lately, my sleeping schedule has been a bit off and I feel like I haven't had a decent night's sleep in ages. I'm either taking forever to drift off or am waking up abnormally early. Either way, I'm getting very little sleep. If you can relate and feel unsatisfied with the amount of hours you've been sleeping recently, hopefully these tips will be useful in some way.

Stretch Before Bed
Try fitting some gentle stretching into your night time routine. This will hopefully loosen any tenseness in the body and help you get into a relaxed state of mind. Avoid vigorous exercise as this tends to boost your energy levels, making it harder for you to fall asleep. Light exercise is better in terms of preparing your mind and body for bed and will definitely help to relieve some of that daytime stress for a restful sleep.

Listen To Music
Plugging in your earphones and listening to some relaxing music is a really good way to make yourself feel more sleepy. You could either use it to wind down before bed or have it as background noise while you fall asleep. If you're someone who tends to overthink at night, the music may be a nice way to distract yourself from your thoughts. 

Minimise Light
Rather than turning on the main light in your bedroom, use a bedside lamp or other smaller light source instead. If it provides a softer glow, it will be less likely to trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. For example, if you like to read before bed, use a book light instead of the ceiling light. Reading before bed is a really good habit to get in to however using the main light tends to make this calming activity a lot less effective. By limiting your exposure to light, you're sure to fall asleep a lot quicker/easier.

Switch Off Electronics
Disconnect from your devices at least an hour before you go to bed. If you know you'll be tempted by the notification bells and social media alerts, try switching your phone to silent mode or turning it off completely. As I mentioned before, you want to have very little contact with light as you're preparing for bed. The glow from your laptop or mobile screen is no different from any other light source in your bedroom. 

Check Quality of Mattress/Pillows
Comfortability plays a huge part in how well you sleep at night. If you find you're moving around a lot in your sleep, this may be the result of a worn mattress or unsupportive pillows. Mattresses have been said to last around 9-10 years so make sure yours hasn't exceeded this as this may be the root cause of your sleeping problem. Also, get pillows that are neither too hard nor too soft. You want your head to be propped up slightly but not an angle that strains your neck.

What's your favourite way to wind down at night?


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Friday, July 14, 2017


In the world today, handwritten letters are being replaced with emails, texts and messaging on social media. Everything is done with the click of a button or a tap on the screen. Messages are instant, quick to send and quick to receive. No envelopes or postage stamps necessary. While I'm definitely thankful for the online connection I have with overseas family and friends, I still think there's nothing quite as special as paper mail. And that's exactly what Melbourne-based Graceful Avenue believe too. Through their wide range of stationery, they hope to inspire their customers to feed a loved one's mailbox. This month, I was lucky enough to receive their final stationery kit for their monthly subscription box, Mishka Mail and today I'll be sharing with you the lovely assortment of items I found inside.


The theme for the July parcel was "Eternally Grateful" and came with....

2 Greeting Cards
These card illustrations are simple and sweet and feature two of the Mishka Mail mascots. Both cards have a matte finish and come with a plain white envelope that can be customised to your liking.

4 Stickers

These stickers are unique, colourful and guaranteed to add more character/personality to your cards and envelopes. All four stickers have a glossy finish.

4 Gift Tags

These gift tags have cute, heart-warming illustrations that are sure to bring a smile to your recipient's face. They're made from thick card and are therefore very sturdy and durable. 

2 Postcards

These postcards have such fun and creative designs that would be sure to brighten any person's day. The printed images are high quality with a glossy finish.

1 Wall Print

This print has a nice illustration with an equally nice message to go alongside it. Because of its simplicity, it's sure to suit any minimalistic room/space. The size of the card is A5.

2 "Mini Collection" Cards

These pocket sized cards are adorable and would accompany any small gift perfectly. Like the two greeting cards, these mini cards have a matte finish and come with envelopes.

1 Bonus Mishka Magnet

This magnet can act as a header for all the little tasks and responsibilities you have to remember to do. It is both functional and eye catching, making it the ideal addition to any fridge/whiteboard. 

Overall, I am obsessed with the animal illustrations and the variety of colours that were used throughout. With this stationery, I feel really excited to send more mail overseas. And I guess that's the aim of these kits. If you like bright colours, cute characters and feel passionately about snail mail, then I'd highly recommend you give the Mishka Mail kits a go! 

Even though Graceful Avenue has completed the Mishka Mail 12 month subscription box, they are still up for sale on their online site http://mishkamail.com.au. Just note that these can only be purchased by July 31st. Coming in August, Graceful Avenue will be releasing "Cute Parcels", similar to Mishka Mail but with a lower price point and less inclusions. Check out their site for more info on past kits, new kits, international shipping and more.

Thanks so much for reading! What's your favourite item from the July set?






* I was sent these items in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own. *
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Saturday, July 8, 2017


In today's post, I'll be answering 11 questions from Kate at oh-kae.com. Thank you Kate! I'm so excited to be involved in this tag and love the fact that it's aimed at those who are fairly new to blogging. This goes to show just how welcoming and inclusive the blogging community really is.

The Rules:
1. Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you 
2. Nominate 11 other bloggers (with under 200 followers) 
3. Ask your nominees 11 questions. 
4. Let them know you nominated them!

Kate's Questions:

1. If you could change one thing about your blog what would it be?
My blog is far from perfect but I'm really happy with it at the moment so for right now, I'd probably leave things the way they are. :-)

2. Where in the world would you love to travel to?
Japan! It looks like such a vibrant and exciting place to experience. If I were to travel there, I'd definitely book the flight around Springtime so I could see all the cherry blossom!

3. If you could have any sort of animal as a pet, what would it be?
I've wanted a kitten for ages! But I think guinea pigs would also be really cute!

4. If you could be involved inside a Disney world, what Disney film would it be?
The movie Tangled on the island of Corona. I would love to witness the lantern scene first hand! 

5. If you had to get rid of one beauty product forever, which would you choose?
Probably dry shampoo. It doesn't seem to have any effect on my hair whatsoever. 

6. What one song would you choose to listen to for the rest of your life?
I recently watched La La Land and while I love the soundtrack as a whole, I especially like the epilogue track at the end. There are some really cheerful, upbeat moments and then some really slow and gentle parts also. 

7. You can only choose one social networking to use forever, which would you pick?
I'm obsessed with Pinterest and scrolling through images is one of my favourite pastimes. I'm a visual learner who is constantly craving inspiration and ideas so Pinterest is my ideal social media. 

8. If you could have your dream job, what would it be? 
I really want to be part of the creative industry later on and my dream job is to be a designer of some sort, whether that be interior, graphic or industrial. 

9. What 2 celebrities are at the top of your 'Need to Meet' list?
Selena Gomez and Dylan Minnette.

10. Describe your dream lifestyle? e.g kids? marriage? travelling? house? car? etc.
I want to live in a two-storey, pastel coloured, suburban home with twin girls, a husband, a kitten and two guinea pigs. 

11. What meme most relates to you? 















My Questions:

1. Who is your favourite fictional character?

2. Are you a night owl or an early bird?

3. What's the best present you've ever received?

4. What's your favourite holiday (Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, etc...)?

5. Do you know any languages/ what languages do you wish you could speak?

6. What's your favourite part about blogging?

7. What dessert could you eat for the rest of your life? 

8. Who is someone you look up to?

9. What's one thing on your bucket list?

10. What's an achievement you're really proud of?

11. If you could travel back in time, where would you go?

My Nominees:

Mirna at mirnalifestyle.weebly.com

Tabi The Bear at busybeeblogweb.wordpress.com

Miss Kouture at themisskouture.com

Simply Elisse at softhandelisse.wixsite.com

Yossy at withloveyossy.com

TheMysticalPanda at themysticalpanda.wordpress.com

Jade at jadescreativeramblings.blogspot.com

Emily at estaylorsite.wordpress.com

MyDailyLife at mydailylife1231.blogspot.co.uk

BlogMyLife at blogmylife321.blogspot.co.uk

Karlena at karlenaclifford.co.uk

Let me know if you give my questions a go! I would love to read your answers! Also, I'm sorry if I've tagged you and you've already been nominated. I just can't seem to keep track of who's done this already. Thanks for reading! 


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Saturday, July 1, 2017



In today's post, I'm doing something a little bit different. I'm going to see if I can guess what kind of blogger you are. All you have to do is grab a piece of paper and for each question write down the letter beside the statement you think fits you the most. Your most common letter should reveal what type of blogger you are. Let me know if I got it right or if I got it completely wrong!

1. My go-to social media app is...
A: Pinterest.
B: Twitter.
C: Bloglovin'.
D: Instagram.

2. My bedroom wall is...
A: Painted in my favourite colour by yours truly. 
B: Covered from floor to ceiling in photos of my best friends and I.
C: Used as a space to display my favourite newspaper articles and magazine clippings.
D: Decorated with pretty prints and canvases. 

3: The quote I believe in most is...
A: "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." 
B: "The best vitamin for making friends: B1."
C: "Books are a uniquely portable magic."
D: "When life gets blurry, adjust your focus." 

4. I'm really good at...
A: Using my hands to create things.
B: Speaking in public or group situations.
C: Reading several books at once.
D: Keeping a daily journal.   

5: The word that speaks to me the most is...
A: Make.
B: Voice.
C: Express.
D: Record.

6: On a Saturday afternoon, you'll find me...
A: Either in my own art studio or exploring someone else's. 
B: In town, where I am constantly surrounded by people.
C: At the local bookstore or library.
D: Somewhere scenic with the most picturesque views. 

7: The pet peeve I can relate to the most is...
A: When someone tells me that my work needs improvement but can't give any valid advice.
B: When the person I've been talking to for the past 5 mins hasn't listened to a word I've said.
C: When the person who borrowed my book, still hasn't given it back a year and a half later. 
D: When someone I've just taken a photo for asks another person to take the exact same shot. 

8. I think the three words that best describe me are...
A: Imaginative, crafty and fun.
B: Friendly, bubbly and talkative.
C: Inspiring, helpful and strong.
D: Diligent, ambitious and thoughtful.

9: I really need new...
A: Sketchbooks because my current ones are filled to the brim. 
B: Postcards to send to my pen pals overseas.
C: Stationery because you can never have enough cute notebooks and pens. 
D: Stickers for the holiday scrapbook I'm putting together. 

10: I started a blog because... 
A: I needed a another creative outlet.
B: I wanted to meet other bloggers.
C: I love writing so much.
D: I wanted to share my photos with the world. 

You are.......

(Mostly A's)
The Photoshop Pro
The aesthetic of your blog is very important to you. You're very considerate towards the design of your web page and are more than willing to spend hours on a header and sidebar graphics. People are very impressed by your originality and ability to think outside the box. You're a creative blogger who is skilful with both a pen on paper and a mouse on screen.

(Mostly B's)
The Social Butterfly
You love connecting with your readers as well initiating conversation with your fellow bloggers on social media. Being part of the blogging community is very special to you and you make sure to express this through your constant interaction with others. You're an outgoing blogger and an online friend to everyone you meet.

(Mostly C's)
The Content Creator
You're a natural writer who is able to transfer their thoughts onto a page with ease. You know what you want to say and have no trouble communicating this through your writing. Most of the time, the content you produce is very close to your heart and because of this, you're able to get a message across to your readers. You're a passionate blogger and very talented with your words.

(Mostly D's)
The Camera Expert
Taking photos is your forte and behind the camera is where you feel right at home. Photography is the main reason you decided to start up your own web page and this is definitely evident in your blog. All your images are perfectly shot with the best lighting, angles and props. You're an artistic blogger and have your online portfolio to prove it.

Thanks for doing the quiz! 



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Saturday, June 24, 2017



In life, everybody has their share of good days and not-so-good days. Today's post is all about the latter. Personally, I don't think I handle my bad days as well as I should. If my day starts off on the wrong foot, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth from that moment on. Suddenly I'm expecting everything else to go wrong and because I'm in that mindset, the day is unsurprisingly full of slip-ups. That's how powerful your thoughts are. I need to stop letting one negative experience overrule the rest of my day. Just because a day starts off unlucky, doesn't mean it has to end that way. 

1. Acknowledge Your Emotions
When you're upset, you tend to brush your feelings aside. You try to suppress the embarrassment, frustration, betrayal or disappointment and in doing so, allow the feeling to have a lasting effect. Sometimes shedding some tears makes all the difference. Instead of letting the emotion linger inside, cry it out.

2. Connect With Others
Socialising and getting together with friends is the perfect distraction for a bad day. You can always count on those closest to you to know how to make you smile. If something is still bothering you and you can't seem to shake it from your conscious then I'm sure the group wouldn't mind if you shared it. Everybody needs to vent every once in a while. 

3. Try Being Productive 
Tackle the chores and responsibilities you've been avoiding for quite some time, such as tidying your room or cleaning your wardrobe. By getting things done, you'll be able to take your mind away from your worries as well as work towards the most rewarding outcome possible.  

4. Get Active
Exercise is really important, especially if you're not in the best state of mind. Keep it fast paced so that you can refrain from dwelling too much on negative thoughts. By the end of the workout you should feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day. 

5. Do Something Nice 
If you're really feeling down, doing a good deed for someone else is sure to lift your spirits. It may not magic all your problems away, but it will definitely leave you feeling more accomplished than you did before. 

6. Relax
Take some time out of your day to stress-relieve. Sit down and watch a film or run yourself a bubble bath. Adding a little bit of relaxation into your day is sure to boost your mood and just because your day hasn't been going to plan, doesn't mean you're undeserving of the treatment.

I hope you found this post useful. If you think that a bad day is a bad day and nothing can change that, think again. Sometimes breaking out of that mindset is all you need to turn your not-so-good day around. 



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Friday, June 16, 2017



When you're young, it's your likes that determine what you want to be when you're older. If you enjoy being around animals, you want to be a vet. If you like food and baking, you want to be a chef. For me, I loved painting and because of this, I wanted nothing more than to spend my adult years in front of a easel, exercising my imagination with a brush and canvas. As you get older your mindset towards jobs definitely changes. Instead of focusing purely on interest, I began to take other factors into account such as income and pay, the chances of getting the career, and the length of training required for the role. What I liked and most enjoyed kept getting pushed further and further to the back of my mind, becoming less and less of a priority. Instead of thinking about what I wanted to pursue, I kept thinking about what I had to pursue in order to live a somewhat comfortable life.

As I grew up, I slowly drifted away from the idea of pursuing a creative career and before I knew it, I had my heart set on becoming a doctor. Thinking back, I can't really remember what set off this change in career paths. I was still extremely passionate about art but for the some reason, I didn't think becoming an artist was a realistic job prospect to have. Math and science weren't  - and still aren't -  my strongest subjects yet with a career in medicine in mind, I persisted through and through. The fact that I didn't enjoy either of these subjects should of indicated to me that my true career lied elsewhere. This, and the fact that whenever I tried to imagine my doctor self, I really struggled to conjure up that image. I began to realise that if I couldn't even visualise myself as a doctor, there was no way that I wanted the job enough nor would be willing to do everything it took to fulfil the role. I didn't try to make myself like the idea of becoming a doctor. That was where I drew the line. If the burning desire wasn't then I there was nothing else I could do for it.

As a kid,  being an artist was the only creative job I thought existed. At 5 years old, graphic designers, animators, illustrators and bloggers were completely unheard of. Nowadays, these are the careers I care more than anything about. One of my favourite sayings is, "Do what you you love and the rest will follow." For me, I really enjoy being creative, thinking outside the box and working with my hands. These are what make me most happy and I will remember these three things as the boxes I need ticked off when looking into potential job/occupations. Essentially, I've become my younger self again. I know what I like, my hobbies and my interests and I trust in these to help me find the career of my dreams.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you think in the comments!



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Saturday, June 10, 2017



Today's post is all about blog props! I love blog photography and one of my favourite parts of posting a new blog post every week, is putting together a nice set up for the photo. There's nothing more satisfying than creating the perfect layout or finding just the right combination of objects. 

Backgrounds: Use These as a Base
Patterned Paper
For a glossy effect, find paper with gold foil or holographic accents.
Chopping Boards
You'll find there are some really nice marble and wooden chopping boards out there.
Fluffy Blankets
These give off a nice textural effect but aren't too distracting to the eye.
Pretty Plates
They make a nice central prop for the rest of your objects.
Magazines
You can lay different objects across the page or use cutouts to make collages.
Confetti
For a background that really pops, scatter a layer of confetti. 

Props: Use These as Your Primary Props
Artificial Flowers
You can put them in a nice vase or lay them bunched together in the corner. 
Notebooks
Use notebooks with eye catching covers or inspirational quotes on the front.
Laptop
You can either show the laptop as a whole or focus on one aspect such as the keyboard. 
Fairy Lights
Leave a trail of soft light around the rest of your props. 
Polaroid Camera
Sit it alongside a pile of your favourite polaroids. 
Candles
These are nice to place in corners or off to the sides.


Extras: Use These as Your Secondary Props
Sequins/Beads
Especially if you've used a lot of neutral coloured props, add them for some splashes of colour.
Paper Clips
If you're not too keen on the traditional paper clips, there are plenty of other fun shapes to look into.
Jewellery
Sprinkle rings and charms around for a more glitzy, glam aesthetic.
Ribbon
You can use it to create a nice border around a certain object or just drape it from one corner of your set up to the next. 
Washi Tape
You can't go wrong with a strip of cute washi tape. 
Scrapbook Die Cuts
These come in a range of designs and styles, they'll be plenty for you to choose from. 

What's your favourite blog prop to use?



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Saturday, May 27, 2017


I'm someone who has way too many journals but not enough downtime to keep a diary. Luckily for me, there are plenty of journals out there that don't necessarily need a paragraph of writing the way daily diaries do. If you're like me and also struggle with the journal to time ratio, hopefully you'll find this post useful in some way. The journals I've included below require very little daily attention and rather than keeping track of your life as a whole, focus on just one part of it.

1. Happiness Journal
Every night write a sentence or two about something that made you smile that day. This could be a compliment someone gave you, a joke a friend or family member told you or a action you took that you're really proud of. Anything that left you with a nice warm feeling inside afterwards. Then if at any time you're feeling blue, you can flick through this journal and relive all your happiest moments.

2. Gratitude Journal

There is always something to thankful for. Take a few minutes to write about a couple of things that you want to express your gratitude towards. Jot down a new list every day. You could be grateful for a person, a place, a book or even a song. The options are endless. When life gets busy/chaotic, we often forget to appreciate the little things in life. It's so easy to get caught up in your past or future, you can neglect living for the present. This journal will really force you to think in the moment which is really important for us to do sometimes. 

3. Dream Journal
If you're a light sleeper, you're sure to have some pretty strange but seemingly symbolic dreams. Keeping a dream journal is a great way to look into these further by finding reoccurring patterns or ideas. Make sure to keep this journal on your bedside table so you can record your dream the moment you wake up. When it's still fresh in your mind, it's easier to get a more accurate description.

4. Goals Journal
This journal is for any goal setter who wants to track their progress and be able to acknowledge every little step they make towards their ultimate accomplishment. By putting your goals to paper, you're more likely to stick by them. In this journal you can write down a plan of attack and make yourself a checklist for the smaller achievements within your bigger goal. So no matter how far out of reach your end point may feel, you'll still know that you're getting closer to it every single day.

5. Ideas Journal
Keep this journal handy in case of any lightbulb moments you have on the go. Fill it with diagrams and brainstorms. Don't be afraid to make it messy. As long as your getting your thoughts across, that's all that matters. Remember that no idea is too small or too crazy. Whether it's a tiny inkling, an elaborate picture or a question you can't stop asking yourself, if it gets the cogs turning, it's worth noting down. You never know, it could be the start of something big.

Out of this list, what type of journal appeals to you the most? Thanks for reading! 





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Saturday, May 20, 2017



A perfectionist is fuelled by their need to not only achieve but excel. I know perfectionism well and while I believe in the self-driven nature of this personality trait, you have to acknowledge the destructive side as well. As perfectionists, we're never fully satisfied with our accomplishments. When we reach our goals, we can't properly celebrate because our minds are too busy giving ourselves a new target. One that is just as tiresome and exhausting as the last. When we have these unrealistic expectations of ourselves, that's when working towards "perfection" can really start to take a toll on us. 

Concentrate on The Bigger Picture
Time is precious so we want to make sure we're using it on the right things. I definitely obsess too much over the minor details. If you're having to redo something again and again, take a second to think about how significant it is to the end result. The more you keep touching on it, the more paranoid you become. Know when to move on. Tell yourself you'll come back to it later and I guarantee you that by the time you've finished up, you'll realise just how small and unimportant it was.    

Allow Yourself to Make Mistakes
You're human, it's normal to slip up sometimes. We learn from being wrong and we make better choices because of this. It's true that our achievements define who we are but so do our mistakes. You must embrace this if you want to grow as a person and gain self acceptance within yourself. 

Don't Focus Too Much on One Thing
Don't let everything you do revolve around just one job or one class or one friend. Make sure you're tending to all aspects of your life. It's all about finding the right balance between hobbies, school/work and social life. If you were to spend every hour of every day "perfecting" your skills in a sport you play, you're likely to neglect all your other commitments. Which means if something were to go wrong and you were out for the season, you'd have nothing else to fall back on. 

Find The Silver Lining

Perfectionists often recognise the bad before the good. The voice inside our mind criticises our every move and floods our heads with insecurities. You're allowed to self-evaluate and reassess situations, however if these internal reflections are consumed by negative thoughts, they won't get you anywhere. Applaud yourself every once in a while. Instead of focusing solely on improvement, give yourself a chance to reflect on how far you've come and take pride in where you are now. 

What are your thoughts on perfectionism? 



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Saturday, May 13, 2017


For me, no is the one of the hardest words to say. Declining people is a personal weakness of mine. If someone were to ask me to join them in an after school club or activity, I'd accept their invitation without stopping to consider whether or not it was something I had an actual interest in. I'm a people pleaser. I feel like I have to say yes to everyone and everything. I don't like drama and I don't confrontation so I'll give the response I know people want to hear, sometimes sacrificing my own happiness in the process. I thought that saying yes was the only way to avoid disappointing my family and friends and for a long time, I was so focused on pleasing the people around me that I began to feel out of touch with what made me most happy.

Learning to decline someone's offer was tough. If it was my insecurities holding me back, it didn't seem like a legitimate excuse. I had to be genuinely unavailable and if I wasn't, then no other explanation mattered. What I've learnt is that saying no is a right and if something doesn't sit right with you then that's reason enough not to do it. Every time I used yes when I really wanted to say no, I was putting other people's feelings before my own and that's fine to do from time to time but if you're constantly committing yourself to things you don't feel okay about doing, you can begin to lose sense of what you really enjoy and are most passionate about.

I've definitely gotten better at saying no now that I know the people who truly care about me will respect whatever choice I make. If I had continued to take part in everything my friends and family members had asked of me, my life would have revolved around their interests and values instead of being shaped by the things I liked and believed in. Saying yes to things without taking yourself and your feelings into consideration leads to a very negative way of living. I had no idea how much control that simple, three letter word had over me. Knowing how to say no is an important life skill that most will be able to do with ease, however for those who struggle like me, just remember that your happiness and wellbeing matter so if you're not enjoying something, stop doing it. If you know you're not going to like something, don't sign up for it. It's okay to say no.




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Friday, May 5, 2017


I can always count on a good quote to pick me up when I'm feeling down. If I'm in a negative mood, it's always so uplifting to come across a quote that feels like it was meant for me to see. When it seems so relevant to something I'm experiencing/going through, there's no faster way to give me the happiness boost I need. Today I'm going to be sharing with you my top 20 inspirational quotes for blogging. This post is for any blogger out there who needs their daily dose of motivation. And if none of my favourite quotes work for you then I really recommend searching online yourself. Make a little list like I've done here and keep it close by because sometimes when you're feeling a little bit lost or uninspired, a few words of wisdom can make all the difference.

1. "If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it."

2. "Small progress is still progress."

3. "The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday."

4. "Success doesn't come and find you, you have to go out and get it."

5. "Don't give up. Good things take time."

6. "Believe that you can and you're halfway there."

7. "You get what you focus on so focus on what you want."

8. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

9. "If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."

10. "Little by little, a little becomes a lot."

11. "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle."

12. "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." 

13. "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

14. "Never doubt your instinct."

15. "You're always one decision away from a totally different life."

16. "It won't be easy but it'll be worth it."

17. "Grow through what you go through."

18. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

19. "You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it."

20. "Work hard, dream big."

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