Monday, 30 September 2013

Sharing what's been on my thoughts with you

I just started college a couple of weeks ago and it's been weird getting back in to routine, especially as in the Summer i had so much freedom with my time, i really miss that. I'm loving my timetable though, i have the whole of Monday morning off! *takes a moment to appreciate whoever sorted out my timetable*. I do have a lot more freedom and independence than i did at school though, but i do still miss it.

A couple of days ago i went back to my old school to pick up some old exam stuff and also it was one of my friends birthdays at sixth form; in all honesty i found the experience very weird and very nostalgic. I'm going to be real with you, it was so odd to see what I'd left behind, and it was just strange, everything was the same yet so different, this was when the nostalgia hit. It did make me think a lot about my choices though. I'm really glad with the choice I've made with which college to go to, change is good. It did get me thinking though, I just kind of wish i planned things more in general; I'm a pretty spontaneous "go with the flow" "wing it" "why not" kind of person, and i like that about myself, it's fun, BUT it's not always practical and in general I'd like to plan and think about stuff more and take things more seriously, instead of seeing what just happens.
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I got thinking( i tend to do that a bit) even though there is more freedom in college and probably in work; i don't want a standard life. In all honesty, i'm at college because i don't know what else to do and it's the best safety net, i do enjoy it, but i want to live. I don't know if that makes sense... i suppose everyone's got a different idea of what "living" realllly "living" is. For some people it might be a 9-5 job, I'm not slating that at all! I think it's wonderful and if it's what you want to do then go for it. For me, personally though that's not what gets me excited, i want to do something that will change peoples lives and result in fun, happiness, positivity and appreciation of life on my behalf. Maybe that involves travelling and doing practical things, maybe not. I'm not sure. What i do know is, i want to lead a life i love, and one thing i know for sure, i'm going to be taking a few gap years to find out what i want to do.

What do you think? What do you want to do with your life?

Saturday, 21 September 2013

DIY: Newspaper Nails

 Hey guys! So i was scouting the interwebs for a fun DIY to do and to show you all, that's when i came across this look- it's so easy to do and it looks great too.

Here's what you need:  Nude or light coloured Nail Polish(i used Pistachio Icecream by MUA), a clear Top Coat(I used Miss Sporty Lasting Colour), Newspaper and Vodka(or rubbing alcohol or mouthwash)
First thing first, put on the Nail Polish of you choice and wait for it to dry.
Then get a strip of newspaper that's big enough to go over your nail, soak it in Vodka, put it on your nail or nails and press firmly. After you've waited for a couple of seconds carefully peel it off.
Voila! I told you it was simple! i chose to just put it on my fourth fingers, but you can put it on all of them or any of your choice.
 I really like this look, it takes something simple and turns it in to something a little more interesting, but still in a simple way! I hope you enjoyed seeing how to do this and have lots of fun recreating it just like i did. Let me know in the comments below what you think :)

Monday, 2 September 2013

My Summer in photo's (+ what i'm doing next/autumn excitment.)

This Summer has been my best so far, i've had such a long holiday due to study leave and i like to think i've used it well. Here's some of the stuff i've been up to:

I've been to london with amazing friends and danced on stage at the O2 arena(HELLO), got baptised, just hung out and did life with people, spent time on holiday with my family, went bike riding, got to know some awesome people, used to this blog more(!), got my results, prom, did volunteer work, went to parties, got paid for the first time, learnt guitar and so much more. Reflecting back now, i'm realising how much of a genuinely amazing summer i've had, i just have no more words to describe how it's been.

I've had a blast- THANKYOU SUMMER 2013! 

I'm also really looking forward (although a little anxious) to Autumn, everythings starting up again and on the 11th i officially start college, i feel so old, but everything moves forward it's the nature of life, nothing stays the same and that's wonderful. If anyone's wondering what a levels i'm taking they're: Photography, Philosophy and Ethics, History and Government and Politics. I just hope i enjoy it!

 I'm also looking forward to the little things... pumpkin spice lattes, big cosy jumpers, fireworks, warm hugs. What are you looking forward to? comment below