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 panicking over with 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 Oh my gosh, I know I’m not the only person growing up who gets annoyed at their parents And it’s natural but don’t ever let that stop you from appreciating them. They’re the people that gave you life and are there for you when you need them. Don’t take them for granted. My parents are my best friends and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Trust. they’ve dealt with everything that you have. Even if it was a good couple of years ago. They’re only ever going to look out for you. 2) GCSEs are NOT the be all and end all Work hard but please don’t feel like bad GCSEs are going to be the end of your life as you know it. I worked so hard for my GCSE results and I won’t lie and say that I wasn’t over the moon with them. However, I also knew that getting lower grades wouldn’t have been a bad thing. And I probably did not need to put that much pressure on myself. Sure, the path I was going to take might have needed changing. But teachers put a crazy amount of pressure on students just so that they get the grades that make the school look better. Look after your mental health first and then put the work in. 3) People change really quickly and there’s nothing you can do about it When most people spoke about people changing, I always thought it would be a gradual thing. Nine times out of ten it isn’t. Or it wasn’t for me at least. Maybe I just didn’t see the signs. But for me, people always seemed to change in the blink on an eye and you just can’t stop it. These things happen and the more you try and resist it, the more that you get hurt. Which brings me on to my next point. 4) Learning to let things go makes life a lot easier Staying angry and hurt doesn’t make anything better. You move on from things a lot easier when you just learn to let things go. That period of being angry and hurt is fine and it is healthy. But I’ve learnt that holding onto that for dear life ends up making me feel so horrendously bad about the situation when there’s no need. It’s a lot easier to forgive people and move on from what’s happened. 5) Trust you gut instinct, it’s usually right I’ve tried to fight against my gut instinct before and well… it hasn’t ended well. Don’t try and fight it when you’re got a feeling that something isn’t quite right. Normally there’s a reason for that and it’s worth listening to. Trust me, it’ll save you from a lot of hurt and complications later down the line.
I’m still in utter shock and awe from this! Around nine months ago, Zara got me tickets to see Hamilton as a birthday present. And last Saturday, we travelled up to London to go and watch. Oh. My. God. The entire day left me emotionally exhausted and in so much awe of the cast. I couldn’t believe what was going on in front of my eyes.The day started with a four o’clock alarm so we could catch a five o’clock train. I’m not sure how many people actually enjoy having to wake up at four but I was way too excited to care. I ended up listening to the soundtrack on the way into London. Hamilton has been a show I fell in love with from the first moment I listened to the soundtrack and I’m so thankful to Michael for introducing me to it. (more…)
A new year is here and I’ve said my goodbyes to 2017. It’s been a weird year to be honest. I underwent a lot of changes and learnt a lot of different things along the way. So, I thought I would share some of the highlights of my year with you. Blogging 2016 was the year I restarted my blog, which you can read about here. However, 2017 was the year that I decided to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, get a new theme and get a brand new logo. I couldn’t be any happier with how my blog is at the moment, I’m so proud of the way it looks now. The migration from Blogger to WordPress has done wonders for me as well. Everything feels so much more organised and put together. The migration made me feel like I had more of direction with my blog and I’ve been so much more motivated to post and put the effort into my blog. It’s genuinely one of the best decisions that I made in 2017. (more…)
So my Aunt came down from Bristol a little while ago. Since we wouldn’t be able to see her on her birthday, my sister and I decided to go out to breakfast with her and we ended up picking the Croeso Lounge. It was somewhere that none of us had been to yet so we thought it would be nice to try it out. The Croeso Lounge is part of the Lounges company restaurants around the UK. This one is the second one to open in Swansea. It’s based up in Mumbles in Oyster Wharf. We’ve been to the other Lounge restaurant in Swansea which is the Zinco Lounge and we love it there so we had high hopes for this. The view from the Croeso Lounge is amazing. We headed upstairs to sit since the bottom floor was a little crowed and we wanted to be somewhere where it was a little more calm. The have massive windows that overlook the sea and it was gorgeous. The sea has always been a calming scene for me so it was something I loved being able to see. I’m always a fan of the way that Loungers set out their restaurants and this one was no different. It always feel quite cosy and welcoming. For my meal I ended up picking the Vegetarian Breakfast and a hot chocolate. The breakfast came with toast, a fried egg, a grilled tomato, beans, hashbrowns, mushrooms and fritters with some peppers and spinach. The portion size was really good. There was a lot on the plate but it didn’t feel like there was too much. Service was really prompt even though it was quite busy for a Sunday morning. It was a really good, hearty breakfast that kept me full for a while. You can never go wrong with hot chocolate. Since it was a slightly dreary morning, it was the perfect thing to warm me up. Even though it would take me a little bit to get down to the Croeso Lounge, I think it’s worth it for the atmosphere in the restaurant and the view. Definitely somewhere I would recommend if you find yourself in Swansea. Youtube || Twitter || Instagram || Facebook || Pinterest || Bloglovin’
Monday marked 19 years of me being on Earth and it was such a brilliant day. My birthday always gives me a chance to reflect on what I’ve done over the past year and what I want to do in the next. All the dreams and hopes that i have, How I want to make the next year I have around to be one of the best ones possible. It’s always a time that I get to spend with my family and relax. So, here’s what I got up to. (more…)