It's Okay To Feel Lost.

Friday, 21 April 2017

We've probably all experienced that stomach sinking feeling when your younger, the world is your oyster, you still haven't been here long so exploring and taking everything is key.So here you are in the supermarket, having a great time. But then you explore for that little bit too long because as you turn around you see your Mum is no longer positioned where she is. You've lost your Mum. You're running along the aisles tears streaming down your face, as strangers pass you. You've lost your Mum, you've lost her.

Well, sometimes life, in general, can feel like you're young again and you've lost your Mum at the supermarket. And when you feel like this, you notice you're lost, you notice you feel helpless, you panic. You start to overthink, compare yourself, you worry. But I've eventually come to realize that feeling lost is normal.  I promise you.

It's okay to feel lost.

I have felt this very way recently, and it's an awful feeling. But what is important to remember that we did end up finding our Mum at the supermarket again, and we will feel less lost in life again too. In these moments when you feel like you are wandering but not quite sure what direction to take, my advice is to focus on what you do have. Your friends. Your family. Your hobbies. Your passions. Your favourite food. Your favourite show, Your favourite music.  And talk to someone, because sharing to someone that you feel lost, well they might help you feel found. But if you're wondering around on your own, it makes it that extra bit harder. Sharing your problems with people really do help.

speak soon


Why Everyone Should Try Short Hair

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

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Dungarees // Tommy Hilfiger

This isn't the first time I've decided to take the short cut. Yes, that pun was intended and yes I'm embarrassingly happy with myself about it. Anyway I thought it was about time I told you why I keep coming back to this hair cut and why you should think about it too perhaps?

Some of my favourite people rock a short hairstyle; Alexa Chung. Lily Collins, Johnny Depp and my Mum are to name a few. So it wasn't unexpected to find that after scrolling through Pinterest at 11pm (#relatable or what?) that I would once again decide that I'm just going to do it, I'm going to cut my hair short.

I always get to this point where my hair ends up being so long that I constantly just put it up in a ponytail to get it out of the way, I basically just get bored of it. And after having my hair this cute length for a week I've remembered why I love it this way so much, and therefore it's my duty to tell you, right?

Bad hair, is still practically good hair
When you have long hair you can say you're having a bad hair day due to it being too frizzy, maybe it has no volume, maybe it's too straight, too curly, still wet from your shower or it hasn't been washed in a few days. But when you have short hair, your bad hair day turns into a messy long bob hair day, you've gone for the grungy look, the "tom boy" look, the "I haven't tried hard today look" - and actually I think this is my favourite look. Obviously, I'm not saying that if you have short hair, don't wash it and it'll look good, I'm just saying that in my opinion it's more flexible and a lot easier to maintain.
Flat hair, is impossible
Ok, maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but hear me out at least. When I had longer hair I felt like it was constantly flat by the roots and this was definitely due to the weight of the long hair. So obviously shorter hair instantly gives my roots more of an "oomph" but also, seriously guys I used to have to add a ridiculous amount of volume powder and it would still flatten after 20 minutes, now it takes a little sprinkle and Voila! (Well a sprinkle and a few head shakes upside down).

You can still do everything
So my only worry when it came to cutting my hair was "But I love putting my hair in a pony tail" - It's all good. If you want to have your hair still in an up do just make sure you work that out into the length before the cut- AKA if the hair length is below or resting on your collar bone, a pony tail and bun will work fine! I'll add that I am yet to try plaiting my hair with this style, because I used to use one knee with my hand to plait it and the short hair doesn't help this situation... but that's what your sisters there for, right? ;)

Anyways I would love to know if I've persuaded you, or what your thoughts are on my new hair (Be nice haha). Thanks guys! 

Why I Want To Write

Thursday, 13 April 2017

books, writing, my book, i'm writing a book, author, goals, deep, honest, real, truth, speak, yo, amelia mandeville

So if you guys have been following us for a while, you will know I have a goal in life. I want to be a writer, I guess you could argue that I am writing right now as you read this, therefore, I am a writer, which I guess is very true. I applaud you young or old one, good argument points used there, be sure to bring those skills up in the debate team. However I am not being paid to write this, one day I want to be paid to write. I want to say it's my job, I want to say I'm working, and just sit on my laptop and type type type away. I want to unravel myself away in the 26 letters jumbled together into words. I want to do it so badly.

And I don't want to write just anything, I don't want to write articles or factual information. I want to write fictional stories. I want to be an author. I want it so much that sometimes, I stand in a bookshop and feel myself tear up imagining my book on that YA shelf, my name on that book. 'One day,' I turn to the unfortunate person I dragged into this shop, 'One day my book will be on there,' I say. However, I'm not sure how much I believe it.

Just because you want something doesn't mean you're going to get it. So what am I doing about that? I'm doing what I like....writing. I mean it's a win win really, I get to what I love, fuels me deep within my veins, my heart, my brain, I get to explore my characters, my stories, and then potentially one day I can send it to someone in the hopes of being published. And so far I have experienced no's but hey that doesn't mean one day I won't experience a yes. I'm waiting for that yes. I'm working for that yes.

Why do I want to be an author? Because it's one of the things I have found that makes me feel something. I go to bed every single night thinking of a story, it helps me relax, it helps me actually go to sleep. I sometimes pretend I'm in the situation of my characters, my characters are real. They're real to me, and I want them to be real to other people. And one day they will be, that's the goal. 

What's your goal? Because goals are here for us to reach them, so what's your plan?

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