7 Things I Can’t Live Without

Hey guys!

So, I’m going to talk about the 7 things I absolutely cannot live without aside from necessities like clothes, food, water, shelter, etc.

  1. Brow Pencil-I have lived for 16 years having non-existent brows and I refuse to go back.
  2. Phone-I have lived a week without a phone and I can say that it was so hard because I realized that I’d have to find some other way to set an alarm, set reminders, check my email throughout the day, check social media-some of which do not have a desktop version, and aside from all that, I had to coordinate times so that I could get home-and let me tell you it is damn hard when I do not own a watch. But for convenience sake, this must be on the list.
  3. Hair straightener (or even a brush)-In the morning I look like a crazy person, enough said about that.
  4. Laptop-I can’t write all my blog posts from my phone-there would be more spelling errors than actual words.
  5. Hangers-wrinkles are like… evil.
  6. Glasses-I’m blind. This should be at the top of the list, right? But I can survive without them, I would just have a 50% chance of falling with every step.
  7. A good pair of heels- I cannot live without a pair-especially one that can match anything.

I was going to make it a list of 10 things, but I really couldn’t think of anything else.

ART

hEY guys! So I’m going to talk about my creative journey through the years.

I went through phases during high school when I needed a creative outlet. My first was scrapbooking and I loved it. Rather I loved the idea of it. I made scrapbooks for all my friends-a journey of our friendship. I had bought half the craft store because I went into a creative frenzy. But it didn’t last, I spent so much time on these that I had no time to do anything else.

So, I moved onto other things like fashion design, I loved the idea that I wore only things that I made. It was fun for around two years until I really couldn’t afford to this during school. I made a lot of clothes but I just don’t wear them anymore mostly because of style change. But during this period, not only did I make my own clothes but I also made my own jewelry and accessories-made a lot of random things into earrings (Christmas time was fun because I got really creative). You know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and it was my love of creating that made that year’s Halloween really special. I love dressing up and playing a character. But I had to move on because to be frank I lost a lot of motivation to just sit down for hours and create.

I’ve also delved into nail art and makeup just because it was something small and not as time consuming as the other things.

But, more recently I’ve been loving taking photos, glamour shots. Its fun to take pictures for yourself. I am still in this photography phase (hopefully it’s not just a phase). I take a lot of photos with a Nikon and I use the self-timer settings because I’ve always believed that the only one who would know what I want was myself. So, it adds an extra step but its totally worth it.

Blogging is something that I’ve come to love because its therapeutic for myself. I like writing about my experiences and sharing details about me that a lot of my friends don’t know.

I would consider myself more of a jack of all creative trades rather than a master at something specific. I’m not the best designer, seamstress, photographer, artist, writer or scrapbooker but I would consider myself to be somewhat competent at these arts.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ME

 

 

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DAY7

Hey guys! It’s the last day of my a-post-a-day challenge!

I don’t really have much to talk about really. At least, not that I can think of. So, I’ll talk about how my weekdays usually go.

-Monday & Wednesday & Friday-

[6:30] Wake up and check social media and do my daily “sweet nothings”-basically daily quotes

[7:00] Get ready for the day

[7:45] Check emails

[8:00] Do some reading

[10:00] Research for my blog + listen to music

[From 8:00-10:00] I might also be running errands and doing other random stuff-or even just getting Starbucks

[11:30] Eat lunch

[12:45] Go pick up my sister (the most time-consuming part of my day)

[1:40] Start prewriting posts for my blog or take a nap

[4:00] Wait obsessively by the front door waiting for the mailperson to come-because they changed the mailperson and they come at random times now

[4:30] Find something to do until mum comes home

[6:15] Eat dinner with family

[7:30] Laze around and catch up on shows if I have to

[9:30] If I procrastinated writing blog posts-which I usually do (doing now), I finish them up

[10:30] Bedtime

-Tuesdays & Thursdays-

[6:30] Wake up and check social media and do my daily “sweet nothings”-basically daily quotes

[7:00] Get ready for the day

[7:45] Check emails

[8:00] Do some reading

[10:00] Research for my blog + listen to music

[From 8:00-10:00] I might also be running errands and doing other random stuff-or even just getting Starbucks

[11:30] Eat lunch

[12:45] Go pick up my sister (the most time-consuming part of my day)

[1:40] Start prewriting posts for my blog or take a nap

[4:00] Drop my sister off at her volleyball practice

[4:30] Find something to do until mum comes home

[6:00] Pick sister up from volleyball practice

[6:15] Eat dinner with family

[7:30] Laze around and catch up on shows if I have to

[9:30] If I procrastinated writing blog posts-which I usually do (still doing), I finish them up

[10:30] Bedtime

DAY6

It’s day 6 of my a-post-a-day challenge! One more day to go!

So, I wanted to shed some attention onto #therealcatwalk it was hosted yesterday in Trafalgar Square. I wanted to briefly mention this because I think this is a fantastic example of what it means to be proud of the body that you got-and it shows people taking more initiative in promoting body positivity. Actions speak louder than words after all.

Anyways, my topic of the day is why I prefer tea over coffee.

It’s a completely random topic and it goes to show that I am running out of ideas.

One of the major reasons I prefer tea over coffee is that there are many distinct different flavors and a majority of them can be made sweet.

It’s a commonly held belief that tea is actually better for your body than coffee is-and I am going to choose to accept this rather than research it only to find out I’m wrong.

In addition to that, I found that I operate better on tea (energy-wise) than when I drink coffee. Tea keeps me going longer, its like a slow acting rejuvenator without the crash whilst coffee is an immediate boost with drawbacks later (I discovered this when my hands became so shaky I could not write after the energy boost died down).

I used to drink coffee a lot. Like I could chug it straight black-which is gross by the way. But, I converted after so many years of going to drink places that only had specialty teas (my mum is a fan… correction my mum and my sisters are fans).

I can’t think of any other reasons at the moment but when I do, I’ll be sure to update this post.

DAY3

It is day 3 of my a-post-a-day challenge!

My topic of the day is privilege.

I can safely say that I’ve led a privileged life so far. In my 17 (almost 18) years of living, I have never been left wanting. I grew up in a three-level house with both parents who loved me. I went to private school for a number of years and my parents have saved up enough money for me and my sisters to go to college and not have debts after. So, I’m blessed to have the advantages that I’ve had in life.

They say that it isn’t the underprivileged people that should be pitied-it should be those who have never known hardship and what its like to start from nothing-that should be pitied. The ones that start with nothing can only go up, and they know much better what its like to work hard-to work harder than the privileged person.

I like to think that I don’t act as spoiled as I am-but I know that the amount of money my parents have means nothing if the advantages that they’ve provided me with are wasted.

I know that in the end, their sheltering and coddling of me and my sisters only put us at a disadvantage.

But never let it be said that I’m ungrateful, because I am grateful for all they’ve done for me.

I’ve never really considered until now how much I’ve lost and I’ve gained from being borne in the station that I am in now.

I’ve never felt a true desire to work hard in my life.

I’ve never had the same motivation to be part of everything in school that my friends had.

I’ve never been the smartest or the prettiest or the most popular. I adored being completely average in every way.

I’ve always had the comfort of knowing that if I messed up-it was okay because my parents would be able to help me.

I’ve never worried too much about college and future careers because my parents always had me believe that things will always work out in the end.

I know that all of this makes me sound like an incredibly lazy, and unmotivated person- and I would say that its not inaccurate-but at the same time I feel like I’m happy that I didn’t end up way worse than I did. Because I know myself and I know my flaws quite well-so I know that I have the potential to be really awful and I know I have the potential to work as hard as everyone else.

I like to think that I was raised to be a good, law-abiding person, but we’re all flawed.

DAY2

It’s officially day 2 of my a-post-a-day challenge!

My topic of the day is: my bucket list!

Things I absolutely must experience before I die-I have a lot of time left so its alright that my list is somewhat long right now.

  1. SKY DIVING
  2. WINE TASTING
  3. GO FOR A HOT BALLOON RIDE
  4. GO TO THE BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL
  5. STAY AT THE ICE HOTEL
  6. RIDE A MECHANICAL BULL AND NOT GET THROWN OFF
  7. GET IN ONE OF THOSE HUMAN SIZE HAMSTER BALLS
  8. LEARN ARCHERY SUCCESSFULLY
  9. TRY TO DO A MARATHON AND FINISH
  10. LEARN TO JUGGLE
  11. DO THE 23 + ME DNA TEST AND FIND OUT SOMETHING CRAAZZY ABOUT MYSELF
  12. FINALLY BE ABLE TO DO THE SPLITS
  13. TRY A REAL (THE EXPENSIVE KIND) BLACK TRUFFLE DISH
  14. RIDE A SEGWAY
  15. BE PART OF A FLASHMOB
  16. ZIPLINING
  17. TRY POTTERY MAKING
  18. GET A FULL BODY MASSAGE
  19. HAVE ENOUGH PHOTOS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO COVER AN ENTIRE ROOM
  20. SIT FRONT ROW AT A SHOW DURING FASHION WEEK (PREFERABLY MILAN FASHION WEEK)

Obviously, I have many more less exciting things I want to do like renting a bouncy water slide thingy- but for now those twenty things are on the top of the list.