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If you know quite well, you’ll know that I have been absolutely dreading turning twenty. People have told me that it’s stupid to be scared of it and that I’m still young. But it’s not that I think I’m old. Saying goodbye to being a teenager has been a little bit scary for me. Even though I went through a lot of ups and down, I really did enjoy those years. Whenever I thought about my twenties, I thought about scary adult decisions that I was going to have to make. I wasn’t ready to grow up and have to act more mature.

I turned twenty yesterday and suffice to say, I’m no longer scared about my twenties. My birthday ended up reminding me that as scary as certain things might be. That’s just life. It’s not really anything to do with age. And as many scary decision as I’m going to have to make over the next couple of years, I’ve have an army of people behind me with my best interests at heart. I know they’ll be there to help guide me, give me advice, be a shoulder to cry on and comfort eat with me. What more do I need? View Full Post

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This is not a post I should be writing. I refuse to admit that I need to say goodbye to being a teenager. How is this happening? What’s going on? I don’t understand!… Okay, I think that’s my panic over but I’m not making any promises. 

This feels really weird but yeah. I’m soon going to be saying goodbye to being a teenager and welcoming in my twenties. And whilst I’ll always celebrate my birthday because I’ve managed to make it through another year with all the good, the bad and the ugly, it’s just peculiar to think that I’m going to be a twenty year old. 

My teenage years did teach me a lot though and there’s a lot I’m thankful for. So, I thought I’d share with you guys some of the lessons that I’ve learnt in the past seven years. Alongside an interesting collection of photos from the past seven years. Here goes nothing! 

1) Appreciate your parents

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Hey, guys! I’ve tried to keep myself busy over summer. However, there’s always time for a good old Netflix documentary. There have been some amazing documentaries on there that I’ve watched recently. So, I thought I’d share my favourite ones from this some with you lot.

Brave Miss World

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This was such a heartbreaking documentary to watch but I couldn’t recommend it anymore. I hadn’t read too much about the documentary or the topic beforehand. So, I wasn’t really sure what I was to expect. View Full Post

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Hey, guys! A little while back and did a post on my top ten Disney films which you can find over here. So, I thought it was about time that I shared with you guys what my top five Pixar films are. Pixar do some of the most amazing films. They’re visually amazing and carry such brilliant and important stories and messages.

pixar up russel1. Up

Without a doubt, this had to be the top of my Pixar film list. This film never fails to make me laugh and cry. How can you not
love Russel in this? It’s an extremely heart-warming story with a message of making sure you always live your life to the full. The beginning of this film always leaves me heartbroken but by the ending, I’m always left feeling content.

2. Inside Out

The perfect film to explain all sort of emotions and mental health to young people without overwhelming them. It was so amazing to watch for the first time. I loved how they personified emotions and I’ve got a little plush version of Sadness in my room now.

coco pixar disney animation3. Coco

How can you not love this film? One of Pixar’s more recent releases and it was so gorgeous. Anything about Day of the Dead I find really intriguing and this was a really lush story. From the songs to the characters. There was honestly nothing to dislike about this film. Admittedly, it did end up taking me a fair bit of time of time to watch it after it was released but it was definitely worth it.

4. Monster’s Inc.

This is such a classic of my childhood and I still watch it with the same amount of love as I did back then. It was just one of those films I can always remember being in my life and it’s always been one of my go-to films to watch. Personally, I think I relate the most to Mike out of all of them. As much as the prequel was amazing, nothing is going to beat the original for me.

5. The Incredibles pixar disney the incredibles superheroes top five

To be honest, this is another film that I feel has always been in my life. And I really don’t watch it enough. The film had superheroes in it. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE IT!? I remember always wanting to be a part of their family when I was younger but it all looked so cool. Even now I kind of wish I had both of Violet’s powers. I haven’t watched the sequel yet but I’m just as excited for that.

So, those are my top five Pixar films. Let me know what yours were in the comments.

Much Love,

Sai xo

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I’m not going to lie. I never thought that I would actually write a post like this. Not because I thought yoga was stupid or anything like that. It was just because I never thought it was something that I could really do. There was just something about the prospect of yoga that didn’t seem very me. I’m not extremely flexible and so I didn’t think it was something that I’d ever enjoy doing.

When my mental health took a turn for the worst last November, I really read into the different ways I could get help with my depression. Other than medication and counselling, exercise was the other way that people said their depression seemed to get better. The thing is, my uni hours are a little crazy and it’s a little difficult to fit in. But I also know that I can’t use that as an excuse and when it comes to my mental health. I need to make sure I can fit in anything that could help me.

As much as I thought yoga wasn’t for me, I was always in awe of people in all the different poses. I loved seeing pictures of people practising yoga on Instagram. Eventually, it just got to a point where I thought I may as well give it a try. I had nothing to lose. If I didn’t enjoy it, I could just quit it. Especially since I wasn’t planning on going to a class. I was either going to find some videos on YouTube to follow or I was going to see if I could find an app. yoga mindfulness

I ended up going with an app called Daily Yoga which has been absolutely amazing and is something that I’m still using. It had a beginners programme and for ten days they had around 30 minute yoga sessions where it took you through the basics of yoga. It really helped me to understand some of the basic poses and it started to help me with my flexibility and my balance.

For me, yoga has been such a great way for me to find some inner peace. Whenever I’m in a really bad place, I pray but it’s also really nice to have something else to do as well. I can see the difference that it’s doing in regards to my mental health. Yoga has given me something more positive to focus on when everything feels like it’s going down hill. I’m putting a lot of my energy into something productive that helps me and that makes me feel so much better about my situation.

It’s given me a sense of achievement as well. Don’t get me wrong I do get that feeling from other things in my life but I wasn’t a sporty or active person. So, I’ve never really had a sense of achievement from something like this. It’s such an invigorating feeling though. I honestly do love it and it’s a feeling that I don’t want to let go of.

It’s not just the mental health benefits that’s made me fall in love with yoga so much though. I love how stretched out I feel afterwards. I prone to have my body ache so badly when I’m stressed out. My back kills me and everything just feels like it’s cramped up. Yoga has been amazing to just stretch out all of my body and to help it relax a little bit. My body feels so much lighter afterwards.  My flexibility has always been something that I’ve wanted to improve and I’d love to be able to actually do the splits one day and I feel like my daily yoga routine is slowly but surely helping me get there.

What kind of things do you guys do to keep active? Let me know in the comments.

Much Love,

Saira xo

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