Posting little inspirational posts has become part of a routine for my wednesdays so I hope you enjoy reading them.
As per usual I took my image from Pinterest. However, the quote itself I stole from one of my favourite childhood films, A Cinderella Story.
I can relate to this quote as I often allow myself to get scared of doing something, whether it be something big or small, yet then let my fear prevent me from taking part in it. Sometimes I fear something before I even give it a try, so why let this fear stop you. Referring back to the quote, yes you might strike out but instead of letting it stop you from playing the game, learn from it and try again because one day the fear will be overcome when you don’t strike out. Also ‘What if I strike out?’ isn’t a good enough reason for keeping you from playing. What if you don’t stike out? What if you win the game?
Try to think positive, because you will succeed once you put your mind into it. And don’t let someting stupid prevent you from doing something that you love or that you REALLY want to do. Not doing something you wanted will only result in regret.
Do you enjoy reading these little posts? Have you ever watched A Cinderella Story?
See my last two inspirational Wednesday posts here:
‘Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections’.
I came across this on Pinterest and thought it’d be nice to put on my blog to share with you. Basically, why let little things get you down in the dumps when you can simply look past them. Nobody has a ‘perfect’ life as nobody even knows what a perfect life is. But plenty of people live a happy life as that is so much easier to do.
Theres no excuse for not being happy. By dwelling on something for so long is only depriving you of happiness and doesn’t allow you to move forward. If something personal happened such as a death, of course its upsetting and i’m not saying I’d be happy as though nothing happened but eventually i’d begin to move foward with my life because dwelling on it and making myself feel unhappy all the time will never change what has happened or bring someone back – its just ruining your own chances of a happy life.
So if something brings you down and makes you feel like the world is against you, you must learn to move on because once you’ve looked beyond the imperfections and realised that everybody has problems in life, it will make you feel ten times better. Just remember, a happy life is NOT a perfect life.
So this is the last post of the 30 day blogging challenge. I realise that this post was supposed to be posted yesterday but this weekend has been so busy that I’ve only just turned on my laptop. However, I would like some ideas of what topics I should blog about this month so please drop a comment anywhere!
So there are two ideal places that I would love to visit or live and these are Ireland and Australia. And yes, I know they are like two completely different extremes on opposite sides of the world but they both look amazing places to live.
Ireland because of the amazing views and amounts of greenery and countryside. But more importantly because of the A-MA-ZING accent, its just great! I’d be extremely disapointed if I hadn’t picked up the accent so I think I’d have to live there for quite a while hahaha
Also, Australia because of the amazing weather – living in a place without the horrible weather would be great! Also its just a completely different lifestyle which would be fascinating to live in and adapt to. I’d love to see the different cultures and everyday lives in different parts of the world and Australia definitely appeals to me.
Hopefully one day I’ll get to visit these places and maybe even live there for a few years if i’m lucky! fingers crossed hahaha
Which places would you like to visit? Drop a comment with your ideal places and some blog post ideas if you’re feeling ultra nice today hahaha
I haven’t ever actually looked into my horoscope/zodiac really until writing this post and its actually quite interesting in the similarities that it actually tells you to who your person actually is. So I googled it and ended up on this website which told me some of the qualities that people with the Zodiac ‘Cancer’ often share and it can be surprising with the accuracy whether the information is completely fictional or not.
The first thing that I picked up on was that it told me that Cancer’s are usually ‘over-reactive and moody’, as much as I don’t want to admit it.. it could be true I suppose. I do over-react if my brothers annoy me, or if something shocks me or scares me and I am definitely one to exagerate the whole situation when telling the tale back to someone. If i’m in an incredibly bad mood and someone annoys me I can completely over-react to the point of shouting and crying.. but only on my bad days hahahaha
It also said ‘you adapt when you have to, but you much prefer to make changes on your own terms’ and this totally relates to me. I hate when someone/something changes something in my day to day life without me having an opinion or given any control in what happens – hate it. I prefer so much more being in control of my own life and make a change if I feel that its right or better for me. A very minor example was at college, in one of my subjects the teacher changed the whole seating plan so he moved us next to people we barely knew – I went through with it and coped with the lessons but I hated it so much. However, in one of my other subjects I asked the teacher if I could move somewhere else so I could concentrate and because I was in control of the ‘change’ I was perfectly fine.
‘Creative enterprises are a great way to make the most of your moods and your imagination. Music and writing are perfect vehicles for you. You can express the inner part of your being as entertaining literary, art or music pieces.’ This could also fit my personality because I have music on my ipod that fits every one of my moods so if i’m feeling sad then I listen to slow songs so I can feel sorry for myself just a little bit longer hahaha and if i’m feeling energetic and lively then I just listen to more of an upbeat song then dance and sing at the top of my voice around my room – you know, because I can. I also love writing too, hense the massive amounts of writing i’ve done so far on this post (I apologise if you lost interest in this post a while back but I like to talk, oh and if you’ve reached this far with interest then WELL DONE, might as well carry on – maybe even like the post and give me a follow whilst your at it).
You love to collect or keep mementos — such as scrapbooks and other bits and pieces — that bring back memories of good times and people you care about. You have a great memory, not just for facts, but also any good turn or kindness you’ve received. – I do this too! I am obsessed with keeping little things such as train tickets, concert things, pictures etc, and sticking them in my scrapbook or putting them on my wall so I can look through later on and smile at the great memories i’ve spent with people I love. On the last day of High School I also took a little book with me and let all my close friends write a little message in there for me with our memories and things and I love reading through it (even if it does make me sad reading memories from people I’m no longer close with). But for most outings i’ve had I have a little thing that reminds me of the day whether it is just a boring little ticket, a drinks mat, or an amazing picture from the night to preserve a great memory.
So, I was actually stuck for what to write for Todays blog post – aside from the boring old ‘i bite my nails’ I couldn’t really think of a bad habit that I could tell you about.. so I approached my family to help me, since they know me better than anyone, they’ll be able to identify my bad habits easier.
The first thing my Dad said was that I have a bad habit of accidentally forgetting my money when I go shopping with him. But of course, it is an honest mistake hahaha. I’m a total shoppaholic but, as seen in my ’20 facts about myself’ blog post from Day 6 of the Blogging Challenge, I hate to spend my money. I think its because usually when I go shopping with friends I end up buying loads of things and when I come home I regret buying it all.. and ever since I have had a phobea of spending money. (i’m joking, its not that serious but I do dislike it). Therefore, when I go shopping with my Dad i use the excuse ‘i’ll pay you back when we’re home’ or ‘theres no point taking my bag’ etc, (hahaha feel free to use my techniques) 😉 Sometimes I do genuinely forget my purse but most of the time I ‘accidentally’ leave it behind. Recently, I have been good at spending my money though but I use ‘shall we go halves?’ with my parents so I get a great discount really.
But, if you knew me you would be really proud of me as yesterday I went for a good old shop at the Trafford Centre AKA heaven and spent some of my own money. I spent £18 in Accessorize and bought a beautiful statement necklace and some cute daisy earrings. And then bought myself a leather jacket and some boots from Republic. I am so proud of myself.
I am working on my habit you see. If only you could buy expensive things but without spending any money. Somebody really needs to invent something so I can do that.
I know its not really a typical bad habit but I thought this was a better approach to the post as I could write more about it and any readers would be able to learn something else about me – that I love to shop.
A nice little picture from Pinterest to go with todays theme :’) awwww
My family mean the world to me. Without them I don’t know what i’d do, my Mum and Dad are ALWAYS there for me, and help me when I need them – and go shopping with me;-) as much as I can get annoyed and frustrated with them, they are the most important people in my life who I love so much. I also have two brothers who are more like my best friends; I can trust them with pretty much everything and they never fail to cheer me up when I’m down – they literally make me laugh in some way every single day. We can fall out and annoy eachother but we always end up being best mates again a few minutes later, love them both so much!
2. My Phone
I never go anywhere without my phone, I just can’t leave it. I need it to contact my friends, to check my facebook and twitter, I even have the WordPress app on it so that I can check and update my blog. Although, the main reason I probably need my phone so much is for the time, I don’t wear a watch as much as I used to and I can’t stand not knowing what time it is – it frustrates me when I don’t know it.
I’m a total bookworm and I’m constantly looking for new books to read. I love having a good book that I just cannot put down. I’m a total nerd when it comes to books – i like them to be in order, I hate it when they get damaged and I especially hate it when people fold down the corners. JUST USE A BOOKMARK gosh!;) I find it so peaceful and relaxing when I go to bed and read my books until I get tired, I love it. I’m currently reading The Last Song after watching it AGAIN for the millionth time. I only started reading it today but i’ll do a blogpost once i’m done with a quick review.
After coming to my decision to leave college, I knew that i’d need my friends more than ever. And in the past few weeks where I wasn’t myself at college they were all amazing and I honestly can’t imagine a group of better friends. I wouldn’t be able to bare being without them and couldn’t possibly live without our regular chats and gossip sessions.
5. My bed
My bed is like the comfiest thing in my life. I love lying in bed with a movie, or my laptop, or a book and just getting comfy and relaxing. Going to bed and getting engaged in a book just lets my mind shut off and helps me get a good night sleep. My bed is also the perfect place to think, although it can be rather annoying when I think too much into things to the point where I get worried about nothing but usually my bed helps me to relax and without it i wouldn’t be able to cope. Its way too comfortable (I’m lazy *yawwwwn*)
Reading is pretty much my favourite thing to do. I love it when I get a new book where once you start reading then you just can’t put it down. When i’m reading I have to read to the end of each chapter, i don’t really know whether its normal or part of my OCD but anyway I tell myself that I’ll read one chapter and then put it down etc but I love it when you just end up reading chapter after chapter after chapter until the point where you’ve nearly read the book and completely lost the track of time. Call me a nerd but I would definitely choose a good book over the TV. I’ve read a few books recently that I haven’t been able to put down and these include One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon, Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahurn, and of course Safe Haven but my all time favourite books are The Hunger Games Trilogy.
When I heard that The Hunger Games was going to be coming out at the cinema, I wanted to buy the books because like every film the books are always better. The Hunger Games didn’t at first appeal to me because its not really the type of book I read because i’m a sucker for a good little love story as you can see from the books I mentioned earlier. However, my friend started reading it and she told me it was amazing so I decided to give it a go and oh my gosh I loved it. I’m so thankful there was three books and it wasn’t just over after one. Each book fits together perfectly and each book is equally as good. The reader instantly connects with Katniss and Peeta and all the way through you want them to end together but in the second novel when Gale is properly introduced its difficult to chose between them both. The book is mainly about the reapings and The Hunger Games itself but there is also a little love story underneath the tragic deaths of the tributes between Katniss and Peeta and this continues through each of the books but it is unsure of whether Katniss will chose Peeta or Gale and this is only properly revealed at the end of the last book, The Mockingjay.
I 100% recommend these books to read, I loved each of them just as much and can’t wait for the second film to come out in the cinema. However, I do have to admit that the film was good but nowhere near as good as the books as there are certain parts that are not captured in the film but adds to the story which made the film less effective, so if you didn’t enjoy the film then don’t let it put you off the books because you are missing out.. trust me!
Leave a comment below with your favourite books and i’ll try to give them a read too:-)