Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Screenshot of my Tumblr Blog currently.
EVERYONE has insecurities, and things that they hate about themselves. Things that people would possibly do anything to change these hates about themselves, and this can in, worse case scenario, become very serious problems. It can end up with people doing things to their body that aren't healthy in anyway. People can become obsessed with loosing weight, possibly leading to a eating disorder. People could result in self harm to try and "deal" with the pain. 

I am not a type of person who endorses in these things, and these sort of problems that people can end up with ARE NOT RIGHT. People make out that self harm is 'okay', that it's 'okay' to feel like that, but ITS NOT. People need to come to a realisation that these things are wrong, and must be fixed in anyway possible

And we find there is a lot of help out there in concern to self confidence, weight worries and help on self appearance and to make things better. But when you think of this, I assure most people think of girls. Teenage girls that have these confident issues and really do need help. Don't get me wrong, it's great that there are organisations out there to be dealing with this, but step back and think about boys. What help is there for boy with body issues? What help is out there for boys self-confidence? As I imagine, I would of thought not that much compared to girls. It's not heard of for boys to have body issues, but they do. Boys have just as much issues as do girls. Boys are surrounded by what's the 'perfect man' and I assure you every boy/man what's to be that definition of the perfect man, they are constantly surrounded by girls and other boys discussing what they want in a 'boyfriend' and how they portray what boys/men should look like. Boys are constantly surrounded by good looking men, with the perfect body, the perfect jawline, the perfect hair, the perfect skin, and this can be just as damaging for boys as it is for girls. People don't realise that boys need help to. People don't see the need do help boys with these problems because its 'not what a boy should act like'. Well what should a boy act like? Not all boys are the same. 

Body confidence issues are with EVERYONE. Everyone wants the perfect body. Everyone wants the perfect skin. Everyone has that image in their head of how they want to look, including myself. And having this obsession isn't healthy. We obsess over how we want to change ourself into the person we want to be, if that's personality or appearance. We are a generation that is obsessed with body image. It's unhealthy. But admit it, you can't help but stand in front of the mirror, holding parts of your self that you hate away so you can imagine what you could look like without them.   

I thought of this blog post by spending a while on Tumblr and seeing SO MANY 'perfect' looking people, and how that made me feel.

Thursday, 19 September 2013


So the lovely Naturally Jes has nominated my small little blog for a 'Liebster Award'. And when I saw this I was actually quite shocked! I cannot thank Jes enough for taking that much love into my small, little blog. I have only been bloging since July, and this is a huge achievement in my eyes!! So I must thank Jes so much!! :D

The criteria, if you should accept this award, is as follows:

  • Thank your nominator by linking back to their post
  • Answer the 11 questions posed by your nominator
  • Make a list of 11 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5 or more up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers for this award
  • Provide a list 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Publish your post and contact your nominees with the good news

Here are the questions that I was asked to answer;

1. If it were possible, which wild animal would you keep as a pet?

I would have to say a Panda. I love Pandas! I know they are a bear and they can kill you (I think) But they just look so cute and fat and I just want one!!

2. What inspired you to Blog?

Hmmm I must say Youtube. I watched many Youtubers before I entered the 'Blogging Community' , and I loved the whole idea of 'vlogs' and how they document your life and share with so many people. Not having the confidence to start a Youtube Channel, after watching video's from Sprinkle Of Glitter and Zoella, I thought that blogging would be a great substitute, and I love it!! :D

3. Tea or Coffee?

TEA!! I am a true Brit and tea is our drink. I don't like the taste of coffee but I love the smell, like the smell when you walk into Starbucks or Costa Coffee. But then again I only like tea with sugar in it, so maybe if I tried sugar in a cup of coffee my opinion would change.

4. Favourite cartoon as a child?

Hmmm this is a tricky one, I watched soooooooo many cartoons. I loved Rugrats, Kim Possible and more! But my all time favourite from a young child and still now has to be The Simpsons.

5. Would you like to visit Australia. Why or why not?

I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT AUSTRALIA!! It's one country that's on my bucket list. It has such high prosperity's, its so modern and the weather looks great!!

6. Favourite animal?

I must admit, in my mind animals sound great. All friendly and fluffy and loving. But when I get near to animals in person, I don't want them anywhere near me. Its like I have some weird phobia of some sort...

7. Favourite song at the moment?

This had changed from when I started writing this blog post to when I am publishing it!! But my favourite song at the moment is 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus. When I first heard this song, it just reminded me of the old Miley!!

8. If you could be one superhero who would it be and why?

Well I can't really think of a superhero, but I would love superhero powers. I would love the ability to fly, just to see the world in such a different view!! I would also have the power of invisibility. You would be able to go anywhere and no one would ever know you were there!!

9. What country do you live in, and what do you like most about it?

I live in Wales, In the United Kingdom. And I love many things about the country. But one of my most favourite things about it is the History!! The UK is full of history!! You are ALWAYS learning something new and interesting! I love it!!

10. Favourite colour?

Now this one is constantly changing! At the moment I think it might be white (Boring I know) But I just love how simple, clean and minimalist it can be!!

11. Do you have any pets?

I have a goldfish if that counts? But I have owned multiple pets in the past :)

Now, eleven facts about me;

1. I will be 17 years old on the 27th of next month!! YAY!!

2. I have just started my first year of sixth form at Ysgol Llanhari and am studying Art, Design Technology, Business Studies and Geography for my A.S Levels.

3. I love photography, but never actually pursue it further that Instagram...

4. Winter/Autumn is my favourite season, mostly because of My Birthday, Bomb-fire night, Halloween,Christmas and snow!! :D

5. I would rather watch a whole TV series rather than one film.

6. I have a part time job as a Sales Assistant at a retail store.

7. I cannot keep houseplants alive for more than a month. (Looking at the plant in the corner of my room that's starting to turn brown... Oops!!)

8. Money seriously burns a hole in my pocket, but if I really want something, I will save everything and not spend a penny (not 100% true) until I've saved up enough to get it.

9. The thought of growing up terrifies me.

10. I'm a very organised person. For example, my wardrobe are organised my type of clothing (vest to hoodie) and then by colour.

11. I'm a creative person. I love every aspect of creativity from art and design to decoration and fashion. I love everything visual!

My nominations for this tag are;

And here are my questions;

1. What is your favourite season and why?

2. What is one thing you could not live without?

3. What's one thing that you're looking forward to?

4. What has been your favourite memory of this year so far?

5. Why did you start blogging?

6. Which country do you most want to visit?

7. If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

8. Favourite season?

9. What's your favourite TV series at the moment?

10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

11. What's your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Again, A HUGE THANK YOU to Naturally Jes!!! :)

Sunday, 15 September 2013


The last couple of weeks have been MANIC for me! I have literally not stopped!! Between going back to school, starting my first job and getting back into my exercise regime, I have had hardly any time to my self. I have been constantly on the go with little rest. 

Today is the only day over the last 2 weeks where I have had no plans, and that's only because I chose not to. I had plans but re-scheduled. I needed a break! 

I have neglected my blog, I have had so many blog idea's and half written blog posts but have simply not had the time to do them. I haven't even had the time to read my favourite blogs. So many things have been happening so fast that I haven't had time to do the things that I enjoy! I have a few blog posts that I have written today for me to post throughout the week.

I am completely grateful for the opportunities that have been put in front of me, but I sometimes take on more than I can handle, and I need to learn that I cannot do everything and must let something's go. 

I'm enjoying school. I'm enjoying work. I'm enjoying exercise. But I need to make more time for myself! :)

Monday, 9 September 2013


I do realise that's its now September 9th, but being back at school and starting a new job has drasticly taken up most of my time, and I have not had much chance to post my 'Goodbye August' post, but HERE I AM!! ;)

So August for me is the month we say goodbye to Summer, and August has been a very family orientated month and a month of the future and new beginnings! 

At the beginning of this month, I had a lovely little phone call, inviting me for an interview, lets just say I was ecstatic! My first actual interview! And as soon as that came I was a nervous wreck! But my nerves were for nothing as I ended up being offered the job, and obviously I accepted!! BLOG POST HERE! I have finally become somewhat independent, and I have started my job and its going great! Everyone is so friendly where I work, if I'm not sure on anything, everyone is so willing to help! A real confident booster for a newbie!

August was also the month that I finally got awarded my GCSE Results BLOG POST HERE!! I passed every single one of my subjects and couldn't be happier!! Hard work really pays off, I worked hard for good grades and I achieved them. If you want something, its never going to be handed to you on a plate, if you want it that much, it has to be worked for!! And that's something that I am very focused on.

I have been extremely social. I have made and spent time with so many people, and are in gratitude for their company! I have spent quality time with my family. I have been to the cinemas and released my true child side (Despicable Me 2 & Monsters University are AMAZING!! A true MUST WATCH!!) I have been out on multiple meals to celebrate my GCSE results. I have been away for a well deserved weekend break BLOG POST HERE. But have also spent time with my friends. And I have enjoyed every minute I have had with everyone of these people that I love.

I have picked up my motivation and am back exercising. I am currently attending a Kettle-Bells class on a Tuesday every week and am at the gym every Sunday, also all the walking in work is a real workout. And in only 2 weeks I have lost 1lbs! (Not a huge achievement but I couldn't be happier!!)

So it is now September and Summer is over. And I must admit, I am glad. We had such a good Summer this year. I have done so many things, been super busy, and the weather has been amazing compared to the almost constant rainfall of last year. I am now ready to wrap up for Autumn and Winter. I'm ready for jumpers and gloves, the cold and frost. And most importantly, the events (Bomb-fire night, Halloween, My birthday, and even more impotently, CHRISTMAS) I realise these things are a long way off, but they are my favourite events of the year! And I cannot wait!! :D

I must admit I really do enjoy these Goodbye blog posts, its a nice way to recap my months, and have a little blog post for a future read! :)

P.S. Every single photograph in this blog was taken and edited by me. I am very passionate about photography. All of these photo's were taken this month! :) HERE is my photography Instagram if you would like to check that out!! :)

Monday, 2 September 2013


Tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd), is the day that I have to go back to school (I AM NOT READY.) This year I sat my GCSE Exams, therefore I had 11 weeks off from school, and I can honestly say that I feel like I need another 11 weeks extra until I feel ready to go back. (I AM NOT READY.) Last year was such a big, stressful year, this Summers break was desperately needed!! I am so grateful that we had such good weather this Summer, seems as it feels like it never stops raining in the UK!!

So this year I'm going into my first year of sixth form at my school, and sixth form is such a huge change from the past years in comprehensive school. There's different lessons, free lessons, new uniform, new privileges, there is just going to be so much change, and I am so nervous for that change. I'm not the sort of person that gets like this. I am always up for new things and enjoy adventures. But something about this step in my life is different. Its like I am actually growing up! I'm going to be 18 next year... YES, EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE!! Its scary isn't it!! It feels like life is pushing me along so fast that I'm not ready to leave the past behind. And I know that the past needs to be left behind  sometimes, but I feel that in my generation, everyone is rushed into growing up, and always having to think of the future, instead of just enjoying the now!

Okay, so I have realised I have rambled all the way into Physiological City, so I think its best if I stop here. 

Stay positive, focus on the future, but enjoy the present. Sixth form will be great, and I will enjoy it to its full potential! :)