Being Happy!

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Now, I only tend to look on the negative aspects of life, I don't mean too, it's just I can't seem to think of the good things, just the bad. This really isn't the best outlook to have on life to be honest. Some people use their depression as an excuse, and I get that it is, but if you don't try to be positive then you're not going to get anywhere. I want to start a series of posts to put up every Saturday about helping people through things like depression, anxiety, suicide and self harm, because even though it's a very touchy subject, I know how you feel. I think it could maybe help some people, even if it is just one random person who's randomly come across my blog.

 Today's post is on "being happy". Now this post isn't me telling you how to be happy, because that's impossible, but while I was awake at 2am this morning feeling pretty damn low, I decided to make a list of 20 things that make me smile and I thought I'd share! If you ever feel down and your struggling to sleep, try it! It really does help, it kind of helps you focus on what will make you feel better, and hopefully you can find it easier to push those bad thoughts out of your head and get to sleep.

(Trust me to do a little sidenote in the corner just clearing up
the mistakes, such a grammar freak!)

1.  Late night skype calls
2. Deep heart to heart conversations
3. Hugs
4. Milky coffee and hot chocolate
5. Watching movies in bed on a down day
6. Going to live gigs and shows
7. Long comforting hugs!
8. Reaction picture conversations or banter
9. Taking lots of pictures with people (I like to keep photos to help create and remember memories)
10. Travelling
11. Instantly clicking with someone
12. Watching sunsets
13. The feeling of fresh bedding
14. Reading a new book- I'm one of those people that when they read a book, the whole word comes alive in their head and it's one of the best feelings! Oh, and the smell of a new book.
15. People playing with my hair- Now this is one of my all time favourite things ever
16. Going on little mini adventures
17. Being with someone, I love being on my own, but I feel so much safer when I'm with another person.
18. Going to the cinema
19. Cute relationships, the kind of thing ever girl on tumblr says they want but they know they're never ever going to get.
20. More hugs! 

You may (or may not) notice that theres a few small differences between the list in the picture and the list here, and that's because I made a few mistakes at 2am! Writing this list help me put my mind to ease a little, even though I don't do half of what's here, I will at some point and when I do I know that it's going to make me smile. Writing a list may sound boring to you, but I find it helps. I know when you have depression, and even if you're just feeling sad and don't, it's hard to look at life positively, it's a huge struggle, but it won't get better if you don't try and help yourself. Has anyone else tried this, or have any other ways to ease their mind a little when in a bit of a state? Tweet me or comment down below if you would like to share!


Never growing up

Friday, 30 August 2013

Now I'm 18 in a few months, and the idea of hitting that age and being made to grow up terrifies me. I don't want to be one of those people that does grow up and turns into a bore, people always complain that teenagers are 'immature' and that they should 'grow up', but that sounds like one of the worst things you could ever do!

I don't know if it's just me, but I'd love to be able to stay a child forever. Sadly that isn't the case and I will have to grow up in the sense of getting a job, living on my own, paying bills and etc, but absolutely NO ONE can force you and your personality to grow up.

So me, still being a child, decided to make a lovely little blanket fort, and to my surprise it didn't go too badly!

I don't even understand how it's still up!

 It's really nice and cosy!

View from my bed!

All I need is a friend and some food and I am never leaving this again. It's so lovely and cosy and pretty when I tun my fairy lights on. It's the kind of place you just want to have movie marathons at night with your friends and things, or am I maybe just soppy?

Also, this week I've been to the cinema twice in 2 days, I'm meant to be saving up. On Thursday to see One Directions "This Is Us", which has made me realize I'm a secret fan, oops! And today to see the new Percy Jackson film which was A-MAZING. The Percy Jackson films are some of my favourites and I think I'm in love with Logan Lerman, anyone else?!



Saturday, 24 August 2013

Now if you read the lovely lady Louise known as Sprinkle of Glitter, then you'll have seen her most recent post about her blog and trying to stick with particular labels and things, which has really made me think.

I label this is a lifestyle and beauty blog, and I kind of limit myself to just writing about those two, which to be honest I don't want to do! When people ask me what my blog style is I used to think that I HAVE to have an answer, that it has to have a particular style, but it doesn't.
I've realized that if I want to post about anything I will. I don't want to label my blog as only doing particular posts as it really limits myself. If I want to post about beauty I will, and the same with fashion, lifestyle, DIY and etc.

So next time someone asks me what kind of blog I own, I'm taking Louise's advice and saying that my blogs me. I post about what I feel like posting about at the time, and I'm so thankful to Louise for making me realize this.

You'll be seeing a lot from me from now on. I'm going to try and blog at least 3 times a week, whether it's planned reviews on beauty products, books, films, music, hair, lifestyle posts on things I've been up too, or just unplanned rambly posts that I just felt like writing randomly, there will be something.

I hope to see you all back soon with whatever my mind feels like coming up with!



Thursday, 22 August 2013

I often find myself staring at a blank page in my notebook, thinking, wondering, hoping that I can write something beautiful. Most of the time nothing comes to me, and why? The most wonderous pieces of writing often have inspiration. The writer, somewhere, sees or does something that inspires them to write it. Don't think that it 'just comes to them' and get frustrated because the same isn't happening to you, because that isn't the case. The smallest things can inspire you if you really look hard enough. Whether it's the wind rustling through some trees, the sight of the world passing you by, or maybe just something you walk past in the street, inspiration can be found anywhere. It could come from a big motivated talk, a TV programme, a film, or even something you've seen online. Sometimes people have that one thing that inspires them all the time. A friend, a family member, a boyfriend or a girlfriend  You just need to find your inspiration and never give up until you find it. Inspiration is everywhere and if you're patient you'll find yours.


Summer In The City

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Those of you who follow me on twitter will know that on Friday I went to London ready for quite a busy weekend. I went to a gathering in Jubilee Gardens on that day, which was pretty cool, but the main event happened on the Saturday and Sunday!

Now I'm pretty sure most of you have heard of Summer In The City right? It's the hugest youtube gathering outside the US held in London in the UK once a year, this year being my first year of attending. The event itself was on the 17th and 18th of August in Alexandra Palace, which was an AMAZING venue. I went to London early on the Friday and stayed at a friends until late on the Monday, and it was honestly one of the best weekends of my life. I got to see all of my friends, and seeing ones I haven't seen in months made me so happy. Being in a building with like 7,000 odd other people who all love the same thing as you and who have all come together to celebrate youtube felt so unreal. Whether their main intentions were to meet their favourite youtubers or to see old/new friends it was an amazing experience. Youtube is such a wonderful community and to be quite honest, words can't even describe how good that weekend was. 

People had come from countries all over the world just to go to Summer In The City, the passion most people there have for Youtube is unreal. My main intention was to just have fun, and to actually socialize (for once) with people who are pretty much the same as me. The fact that I got to meet some of my favourite youtubers was just a plus.


(Jack Spriggs, he has an AMAZING voice)

(Ollie Martin, one of my favourite youtubers)

(Outside the venue)

(Queueing for Joe Sugg and Jim Chapman)

(Jim just kept taking selfies of us and Joe!)

(Oohh it's Gary C)



(Brad Corey, one of my favourite youtubers)

 (Sam Watson, his videos are fab)

(Patty Walters, think I'm in love with him)


(The one and only Charlie McDonnell)







(Niki and Sammy, they're hilarious)



(Dean Dobbs, half of Jack&Dean)

 (One of my favourite people ever, Jason)

You can tell that the majority of Saturdays photos were taken on my terrible phone front camera, it's a shame I didn't get them on my actual camera, they'd have been a lot nicer!

I've linked youtube channels to the people in each picture, so be sure to check them out, and also be sure to check out my youtube channel which you can find HERE as I'll be uploading vlogs from the weekend and a video on my personal experience at Summer In The City 2013.