Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Things That Make Me Happy



Music
Everyone loves music, but I think my love for music may be a bit extreme considering the fact that my Spotify stats of 2016 said I listened to 44,326 minutes of music last year and I don't even have premium.  If I don't listen to music at least once in a day, my day is not complete!  Music can instantly lift my mood and seeing bands and artists perform live is the best feeling.

Coffee
Everyone who knows me knows that I love coffee.  By love I mean I can't live without it.  If I'm in a bad mood get me a cup of coffee and I will instantly be happier.  I don't even think it's the caffeine because even decaf coffee makes me happy, but I will need caffeine if I'm about to go to work!

Photography
I love love love taking photos.  When I get to a place I have never been before that is the first thing I think of doing.  Just getting the camera out and getting creative just helps me stay calm and content.

Fresh Air
This is especially the case if I have been stuck inside or in a confined space for too long.  Getting outside, going for a walk or exploring a new area will always lift my mood.

Latest TV Obsession
Everyone loves a good TV series binge.  If I've had a crap day, getting Netflix up and (binge) watching my latest TV obsession will allow me to escape and focus on something else.

Friends
My friends are a good bunch, they always make me laugh.  Just doing something simple with them can be some of my happiest moments.

Georgie
xx

Friday, 24 February 2017

Motivation



My motivation for the majority of January had disappeared and usually I would say I am quite a motivated person.

But not having responsibilities, not having a job or any structure or schedule I was loosing my motivation.

I finally decided that the last week of January was the week I would finally sort my life out.  I'll apply to jobs, I'll sort out my Camp America interview and I will ask about volunteering at one of my local charity shops.

And all in one day I had my taster session at a local charity shop, got a call to start back at my old job and my Camp America interview day.

Now I'm back at my job, done my interview and passed and done a month volunteering in a charity shop, I lost motivation for blogging.

I seriously don't understand where it has gone lately, for the last half of 2016 I barely blogged.  I put it down to doing 32+  hours at work a week but during January I did just two posts...

Motivation is a weird thing, it comes is waves and then goes, I have even had the majority of this post written out in my drafts for weeks.

Anyway, I am now going to find time every week to write at least one blog post to upload.  Then maybe I'll be able to get my motivation back because I miss it.


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I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their 2017 so far.  At the start of this year (2nd January) my blog turned 3 years old!  I have been blogging for THREE YEARS!  Time fly's by!  I have also turned 19 this month which is crazy because I'm in my last year of teen-hood!

Anyway, I hope you have a good weekend, see you soon.

Georgie
xx

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Explanations and Expectations


So here's my low overdue explanation post about the lack of Blogmas in December and the lack of posts now!

Explanations

So in December I started doing Blogmas.  I stress the word 'started' because I never actually finished it.  I'm the type of person that if I miss one day, there's no point carrying on because I would just focus on the fact I missed one day and I didn't actually 'complete' Blogmas, if you get what I'm saying?  I guess I'm a 'go big or go home' kind of person and for Blogmas 2016 I went home...

As I was working in retail over December you would expect me to be extremely busy with work.  Well you would be correct, I was doing over time pretty much every day/week.  One week I did 41 hours and of course I was seeing friends and family over the Christmas period, so as much as I had loads to write about, I had no time to actually write about the events.

So I guess that's my overdue explanation to where my Blogmas 2016 went.  My explanation for lack of posts since Blogmas, however is non-existent, other than the fact I lack motivation at the moment (different blog post coming soon...I promise) but now I'm telling myself I need to get my act together and I will be better this year!

Expectations

So I have loads of expectations of 2017, they're pretty big expectations tbh.  However, I don't actually know how realistic I'm actually being.

For me 2017 will mainly be about travel and adventures.  That's the main reason I took the year off.  I have many plans of where I want to go and when I will go and I will do everything in my power to follow them through because, my God do I love travelling and exploring new places.

Other than travel I want to meet more new people because at the end of 2016 I met some amazing people and created friendships that make me happy rather than restrained or drained from.

I go off to university this year.  This is going so strange but I seriously cannot wait for it, which if I knew this time last year I would not have believed it one bit.  University is something everyone talks about when you were younger and when it is your turn to go its quite unrealistic, I mean I'm supposed to be in my first year now if I didn't take a gap year but I am so pleased I took it.

My main expectation of 2017 is being happy and proud.  I want to finish this year not regretting anything, feeling like I took every opportunity that I could and not wanting to change anything that I did.  This is going to probably be the hardest because I always seem to have regrets...but this year I'm going to minimise it.

Georgie
xx

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Hello 2017


So that was 2016.  It is done, it is over and we can finally start a new year.


Every year seems to be such a weird year for me.  2016 was another weird year.  It was pretty crap in terms of the world politically and to the world of celebrities.  But for me personally, the first half of the year I was so unbelievably lost.  I was lost in the sense I applied to uni and I got all 5 offers, which was great but the course I applied was just not right.  I just felt like something was wrong, I was being rushed into making this life changing decision but I couldn't actually pin point why I felt like that until October.  






However, the last half of the year was amazing!  In July/August I went to the Netherlands with my family.  August was a full month of adventures, I went down to London for Summer in the City with my best friend, I got to finally go to Dublin with 3 of my closest friends and I could finally let go from sixth form and A Levels.

In September I got my first proper job working at M&S and that's where I made so many good laughs and memories with some brilliant people who I will never forget.  From September-December, even though I was working for most of it, I loved it so much.  I got to earn money for my travels of 2017 and make some fantastic friends.

After I finished Sixth Form I realised that philosophy was possibly just a subject that I look into and find out about myself, in my own time and that media and communication is more of what I really actually want to learn about.  Once I sorted that out in October, that was when I finally realised I cannot wait to go to uni and I had the feeling my friends felt the year before about their courses.

So by October 2016 I figured out my what my future goals are and man it feels good.  I have a long way till I get there but it is the first time in my life I actually know what I want to do.

But it is right now that I don't know where life is going to take me.  My contract at my M&S job has finished, I am currently unemployed and since it is January not many places are hiring.  So, of course, my mind is wondering on travelling and having some adventures before trying to find work again.



2016 done.

Hello 2017.

Georgie
xx

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Blogmas Day 10 || Christmas Tree Shopping and Decorating


So.  I kinda didn't get anything up on Thursday or yesterday.  My explanations?  I legit didn't have any spare time to write anything I was either happy with or anything at all.  But I'm posting now and that's what matters.

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On Thursday myself and my Mum went to go Christmas Tree shopping, my favourite part of Christmas.  It was so nice because there wasn't many people there at the time we went, probably because it was a weekday and everyone would have been in work and school.  







It being so quiet, allowed us to take advantage.  We found two amazing trees, which we both loved so we decided on the taller one.  However when we got to the measuring place and found out how much it costed we had to put it back!  It was over 8ft!!  We, of course decided to go back and get the smaller tree instead.



Oh no.  By the time we got back an older couple pick it up and took it away from us!  

So we went back to where we were measuring our first Christmas tree and we found a good alternative.  It's layers are amazing and the height was 7ft so was perfectly fine - look at me trying to be an expert at Christmas tree buying!

I don't know about you, but if you've ever gone Christmas tree shopping at a farm/wood and you find the perfect Christmas tree but you can't have it or someone takes it before you, you just kinda get frustrated!? Haha just me? Okay.



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So we decorated the tree today, as we didn't get time on Thursday and I was at work yesterday all day, and then I met a friend straight from work.  I absolutely love decorating the Christmas tree and the house in general, it just makes everything more festive and feel like Christmas is really approaching.



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So now I missed two days I feel like I kinda cheated at Blogmas!?  I definitely didn't succeed, but I knew it was going to be a lot harder this year being in work so much and then having so many plans in the evening all the time.

I don't know whether I will be doing a post every single day now, I think it will just have to be whenever I can, which will be most days, just maybe not every single day.

I hope you are all enjoying December so far!

Georgie
xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Blogmas Day 7 || Top Three Christmas Moments I Cannot Wait For


Today I thought it would be nice to share with you just three of my favourite moments of the Christmas season.  Hope you enjoy it!

1.  Christmas Tree Shopping


This is my favourite thing to do at Christmas.  I just feel this is when I start to feel really festive.  Myself and my Mum our going to the Christmas Tree Farm tomorrow afternoon and I cannot wait!

2.  Christmas Eve pub lunch


Chritsmas Eve is my favourite day, I actually prefer it to the actual big day itself!  I think it is the anticipation and the fact that my family and I go to the pub for lunch and then go for a small walk around the lakes.  I just love it and it is just something we do every single year on Christmas Eve.

3.  German Christmas Market




In our city centre we  have a massive German Market with a Ferris Wheel, outdoor ice rink, a carousel and of course market stalls.  It tends to be very crowded but if you go when most people are at work or school it is actually really nice and festive.

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What's your favourite moments at Christmas time?

Georgie
xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Blogmas Day 6 || Vlogmas 2016


I always watch a lot of Vlogmases every year, it is always something I look forward to so I thought I would share with you the people I am watchign this year.  I always always watch Tanya, Zoe, Tom and Gi but every year I watch a couple of different people as well.



I have been watching Tanya do Vlogmas since 2013!  I love how enthusiastic she is and she always creates good quality footage and brings a smile to my day.  She also definitely brings the Christmas spirit with her as well!  I highly recommend watching her Vlogmas if you're not feeling Christmassy yet.



Again I have been watching Zoella's Vlogmas since 2013 which is crazy to think.  Zoe always makes me feel that bit more Christmassy.  Tanya and Zoe always do a nice long Vlogmas video which is nice to sit down to with a cuppa after a long day at work.



Tom's Vlogmas is always fun and filled with adventures.  His vlogs are always slightly different to a 'normal' YouTuber because he is also in a band (obvs) and is an author so you also get to see what that part of his job entitles at this time of year.



Gi's vlogs are always hilarious and fun to watch at Christmas.  It is well known that Tom and Gi are the Christmas power couple when it comes to YouTube lets face the facts!  They always do Christmas big and their love for it comes across in their videos.  Tom and Gi's videos are also nice and short which I love because I don't always have the time to watch 30 minute videos of every YouTuber so having a 5 or 6 minute video to get me in the Christmas spirit and see what they get up to is just perfect.



This is her first year doing Vlogmas and can I say she is doing brilliant!  I love the length of her videos and how creative she is with them.  




I always love a good Estee vlog but an Estee vlog at Christmas for Vlogmas, I cannot refuse!  Estee is so relaxed and chilled in her videos it makes me feel relaxed!



Carly's vlogs are my favourite of her videos so how can I not watch her vlogmas?!  Her videos are amazing, she keeps them upbeat, down to earth, Christmassy and funny.  



I love this girl!  Becky is absolutely hilarious and I love her vlogs so much and when I found out she was doing Vlogmas I couldn't wait to watch her everyday until Christmas.  I definitely recommend giving her a watch if you want to have a laugh.

I have so many Vlogmas vlogs that I need to catch up on, so I think I know I am doing on my day off work this week!

Who are you watching this year for Vlogmas?

Georgie
xx