End of an era

This post feels like the end of a chapter, it’s going to be my last time writing to you guys before I go to University. In a few days time I’ll be settling into my new room and living alone for the first time in my life, to say I’m terrified would be an understatement. I’m excited, but I’m scared too.

I know that my first month at uni is going to be on the crazy side and seeing as I’m studying writing I’m really not sure how often I’m going to be able to blog. I think my writing muscles are going to be exhausted from my course. I’m not going anywhere though, don’t worry. I know I’ve dropped from posting weekly to biweekly but that doesn’t mean my blogging days are over. I’ve discovered that I have more hobbies than just blogging, I love art and I even started my own art account on Instagram to share my work. I set up my own Etsy store because I love to make things and bring a smile to people’s faces. I’ve been learning a lot about myself recently and it’s been very valuable to me. By blogging less, it’s made me enjoy it more. I’m talking to you guys because I want to and not because I feel like I have to.

I guess the reason I wanted to write today was to say thank you to you guys as I know I’m not going to be around as much for a bit. Continue reading “End of an era”

What you care about

Mixing things up a little today, I’m taking a detour from my usual mental health based chatter and going on a different ramble. I’ve not too long got home, I spent the morning with my brother and had a rather nice time. I’m not sure how most sibling relationships go, but ours is that we don’t really have a lot to do with each other at home. He has 2 jobs and I work on the weekends when he’s free. The time we spend in the same house is rather sparse, so to make up for it we occasionally go out together, just us pair and catch up. It’s truly meaningful time I have with my brother and I cherish it. Our car journey chats are always rich and just so lovely.

We ended up heading out to get breakfast at Rhug Estate, a place that’s quite unique seeing as it’s in Whales and sells bison burgers. The meat isn’t even imported, they have their own heard of bison in the field!

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Putting yourself out there and the fear of the unknown- the life of a creative

After over a year since the idea was first materialised I hit publish on my Esty store, creating a listing for what I hope to be a fun little hobby in the making.

For those of you who don’t know Etsy is a global, online market place that mainly holds small, home-grown businesses. The majority of things sold are hand-made or of limited amount and the people behind the shops are really accommodating and helpful. I try to make an effort to buy as much stuff as possible from Etsy to support the small businesses there.

Since day one of discovering the platform I’ve wanted to sell on it. I make things for fun and thought it’d be a nice hobby that could bring in a small amount of pocket-money. The only problem was that I could never make the same thing consistently, and anything I did make was never a high enough standard to sell to people.

It wasn’t untill I was studying business and I took part in the £5 challenge that things changed. Continue reading “Putting yourself out there and the fear of the unknown- the life of a creative”

Coffee Shops & Counseling

Hi guys!

I’m feeling a bit chatty today so I’m giving you fair warming now that this is going to be a really informal post *throws glitter in the air from excess caffeine and energy*.

So I’m currently at college and a bit bored out of my mind. Both of my tutors are currently away so we have a supply tutor in and bless him, he hasn’t got a clue what he’s doing with such a strong-willed class like mine. To save myself from power struggles I’m hiding out in the library.

This morning I was at counseling. I’ve been having counseling for just under a year now (whats a pretty long time :/ ) but I changed councilors not too long ago ( let’s name them S) and today was my second session with S and I can say it’s going really well. I always thought that all councillors were the same but my councilor  has shown me otherwise. It turns out each councilors has their own unique style of approaching things. This does not mean that one is better than another,it simply means that some people will be better suited with a different counclor.

One thing that S does that I love is that she gives me homework what I know sounds stupid but they give me goals and tasks to challenge myself with throughout the week, so I can discuss them with S in our next session in a safe and honest environment. For me this something that I really need as I am the type of person who does need to be held accountable to things as I am a self-proclaimed expert and finding loopholes in situations.

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I have my sessions first thing in the morning. I’m not going to go into detail what I discuss in my sessions as I think that’s something a little bit to personal to be posting all over the internet but I can say that it’s very beneficial and I now look forward with my next session with S.

I’m not addicted to caffeine just yet, I can’t stand the taste of coffee but it’s something that I wish I liked. There’s something so calming, for me, about being in a coffee shop. So on a morning after my session I make my way to one of my favorite coffee shops, Liar Liar (I mentioned it briefly in my last post that you can find here) I always try to give myself some sort of head space after my sessions, I think that it’s important to fully process what you’ve discussed during counseling or therapy before carrying on with your day. So today I st down with a hole lot of information about CBT and just let myself think.

I didn’t have any profound moments or come to any life changing conclusions in my musing but it was nice just to have head space. I spoke briefly in my past post about how important it was just to have some time out and this morning really made me realise that. My time out usually consists of hiding in coffee shops (what can get expensive over time) but what works for you? I’m really interested in what you do for your time out.

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That’s my caffeine fulled ramble over and if you have gotten this far well done, like I said, this has been a very informal chatty post today but I think that I need that on my blog.

I read so often about how to write posts to get the most view and how to get the most followers possible that I forget the whole point of my blog. I’m not creating posts to make money or gain followers, I just want to chat to you all. I’m a young adult who is another faceless girl in a sea of people who just wants to talk. I want to help and inspire people and I’m not going to do that if my blog is like all the others. To truly inspire people it has to come from my own vulnerability and quirks and that’s what my blog is. I’m not going to help anyone by conforming to a mould.

When being lost in a story provides more comfort than real life,

you’ll find me here.

All the best guys, hope your day is epic and full of glitter!

Lessons learned during my time at college

 

At 18 most of my friends are off to University. They’ve done the mandatory two years of education after secondary school and are starting a new chapter of their life. For me though, this wasn’t the case. After studying BTEC Applied science/ forensic science for two years and leaving the course with an Extended Diploma at D*D*D*, I was more than capable of heading off to Uni. However, I decided against this and stayed on at my college.  Now on my third year of college I am studying business.

As I have a free between my lessons and assignments starting to flow in, I thought it best to procrastinate and share with you all some of my best lessons and must haves for college, because procrastinating is fun! Continue reading “Lessons learned during my time at college”