Friday, 20 October 2017

Book Of The Month | Uprooted By Naomi Novik

'Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood and none return unchanged. The villages depend on an ageless wizard, The Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. A young village woman must serve him for ten years, leaving all she values behind. 
Agnieszka fears her dearest friend Kasia will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes'. 

Monday, 16 October 2017

Life Update | University And Birthdays

I can’t tell you how nice it is to finally be able to take a minute to myself and sit down to write a blog post. I haven’t uploaded anything for the last few weeks because I’m a completely unorganised person and I didn’t think to get some posts pre-written before the craziness that is my third year at university began. I have felt quite guilty at the fact that I’ve had to neglect this blog, but I keep reminding myself that this is after all just my hobby and that I need to not make myself busier and more stressed than I need to be.
Given that I have been absent for a few weeks, I thought I would take todays post to update you guys on what I’ve been up to!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Why Making Small Differences Is Just As Important As Making Huge Ones

 Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with the rest of my life. Being a third year university student means that I’ve got people left right and centre asking me ‘so what are you doing after?’ that it’s pretty much all that’s been on my mind. As I’ve been endlessly scrolling through career choices and trying to work out what exactly I am going to do after I graduate, I've noticed a pattern. All of the jobs I was looking at were jobs where I helped someone else in some way. Whether that be as a teacher, a life coach, an author, or a therapist. I’ve always known that by the time I die, I want to have impacted someones life or the planet in a positive way. I want to make some sort of difference!
The thing is though, for a lot of people, making a difference is difficult. We don’t all have huge platforms to influence, or bags of money to donate, or spare time to spend working on making these changes happen. As much as we might want to, we can’t all make huge differences, but the one thing we can do is make lots of small differences!

Friday, 29 September 2017

Reverse Bucket List

I'm constantly setting myself goals. Whether that be huge milestones that I want to achieve in the future, or positive habits that I want to bring into my everyday life, I'm constantly giving myself things to work towards. Whilst I absolutely love doing this, sometimes it can become quite daunting to constantly be thinking of all the things you haven't yet achieved. 
A while back, I saw the lovely Mackenzie do a post called 'my reverse bucket list', and I fell in love with the idea. Instead of a list of all the things you haven't yet achieved, it's a list of all the things you have achieved. It reminds you of how far you've already come and I think that's a wonderful thing. So, without further ado, here is my reverse bucket list!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Why It's Important To Take Life At Your Own Pace

 All too often we invest ourselves in other peoples lives. With social media being so heavily present in our every day lives, it’s incredibly easy for us to constantly see what other people are doing. Sometimes, it’s a wonderful thing. Sometimes seeing what other people are getting up to can motivate, inspire and uplift us. But other times, it can bring on feelings of jealousy or frustration that we aren’t doing/achieving everything that they are. I know I definitely struggle with this from time to time, and I always remind myself of the fact that things happen at different stages for everyone and that it’s incredibly important that I take life at my own pace, so today I thought I would share my reasons why!