I’m Paula aka PaulaPaceSetter. I am British Nigerian. I decided to start this blog in the Summer of 2012 because I realised I was made to be a world changer. My dream and general vision in life is to inspire people with my lifestyle and words. I don’t believe fame comes easily and I don’t believe in reward without hard work. I am willing to start small before reaching where I am supposed to be.
I have many passions in life such as singing, writing, cooking, faith, music, fashion and make up, reading, social media, comedy and advice.
I think anyone can call themselves a singer as long as they love singing. I love singing. Singing is talking your emotions with a rhythm. When I’m singing, I don’t think about anything but the song. Whenever I feel lost or alone I listen to a specific song or type of music that makes me forget about my problems and just dwell in the song. As a singer, my only agenda is for people to feel the same way when hearing me sing. I wasn’t until recently that I started taking my singing and music seriously. I always believed I wasn’t as good as some people I knew. This really hindered me. So many people are afraid to put across their talent and gifts just because they don’t believe they are as good as everyone else. I never believed I was good enough for a career in music; so much that I didn’t take music for GCSEs or A-Levels. That was one of my biggest mistakes in life and I regret it but I am not letting it stop me from moving on and chasing my dream. I had vocal singing lessons for a while where I learn the basics in singing. Other than that, I’m in the church choir. Any gaps in knowledge, I fill in myself. Singing is the type of thing that everyone does differently. I believe you can learn musical notes and technicalities but no one can help you find YOUR voice.
I love FOOD! I love cooking it, preparing it, decorating it but most of all I love eating it. Unlike singing, cooking is quite a recent passion of mine. A few years back I started to religiously watch Masterchef Australia. From the show, I caught the infectious love for food and heritage. I became interested in the actual ingredients of what I was eating and how it was made and assembled. Australia has quite a diverse and rich heritage so the food isn’t centered on one type of cuisine as supposed to somewhere like France or England. Also, in different countries and place, food brings people together. At an Italian restaurant, a couple may get engaged. At a Jamaican street carnival, food makes everyone interact and be happy. I love this aspect that food can bring and I wanted to know more about it. I started cooking more at home, so I will also try to add recipes and cooking tips for amateur cooks and futures chefs like myself.
I am a born again Christian. For those of you lovely people who do not fully understand what that means; I am a person whole loves Jesus and lives a life according to the Bible. Simply, I believe in living in love. Let me be honest with you guys, I grew up in the church but I never fully understood it all until Summer 2010. I found god, basically. He stopped being this large floaty idea, that lived somewhere up ‘there’ and became a much needed friend and comforter in my life.
I have grown up going to church and I think I will always go to church, mainly because I enjoy it. I believe having faith makes you grow as a person and gives you hope daily. Sometimes I don’t feel great, like everything is going wrong. This feeling is common among teenagers. With faith, I quickly get over it, realising I can change everything for the better. This determination and assurance in myself is what is created by my faith. Sometimes I may post verses from the Bible or inspirational quotes to encourage others with their daily race of life.
I love fashion. To be honest, compared to many other girls, I am not very girly. But when it comes to fashion and make up, I love it all. Shopping is probably my favourite exercise (yes, it does count as an exercise). My motto when it comes to clothes and make up is; confidence is the best outfit on you. I believe that whatever you wear you need to feel comfortable in. I genuinely believe you can look nice AND sexy while covering up your body areas that just do not to be on show to the whole world. I think everyone has their own style and finesse and it takes time for each individual to find what his or her ‘thing’ is. When I see a celebrity wearing something I like, I try to recreate it, in my head, to suit my style. I will be posting different styles and outfits.
I am always online. I hate the thought of living my life online but subconsciously that is was most teenagers (including me) and bloggers do. I have a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Formspring, Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, YouTube and many more. As much as that makes me look sad, I don’t use them all. I am literally always on Twitter and Instagram so follow me. My twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulaPaceSetter and my instagram is http://www.instagram.com/PaulaPaceSetter (@PaulaPaceSetter).
I like to think that I’m an interesting person. I hope that didn’t sound too big headed but I think I am. I’m not your average person you’ll meet every day. Truthfully, it is quite difficult to explain me and even I found it hard to explain who I am (hence the super long about me page). I have branded myself socially awkward (my mum doesn’t like it when I say that but I think it’s quite true). I don’t do what others do. I don’t think the way others think. I don’t act the way others do. That makes me awkward, right? Correct. But I don’t believe being awkward is such a bad thing, sometimes. I just think everyone should have space to be their own person. Now I don’t think people should try and be extra weird or abnormally different just for attention. I think changing your personality for people is disrespectful. It is disrespectful to God for making you that way, as well as yourself. Learn to be content with the way you are. It took me a rather long time to understand that I am wonderfully and fearfully made, just the way I am.
I think there is an old person stuck inside me because my perspective of life is beyond my years, if I do say so myself. For the short amount of years I have been on this earth, I have been though a lot and this helped me to grow and learn. I’m not complaining because I’m stronger than most people – including myself – would ever believe. I suppose this helps me be a good agony aunt. I learn to channel everything into my work. If you have a problem, always feel free to tweet me, DM me on twitter, Inbox me on Facebook, email me or just comment on any blog post. I will always get back to you. I love to help, I’m here to help.
I have many haters. And to you guys, thanks for your support because you make me strive to work harder to prove you wrong. Don’t worry, I will prove you wrong. Truth is, I used to be scared I would get judged, but as I type this, I realise, no one can do anything. The only person holding me down is a wide-eyed girl named Paula and I’m refusing to allow myself to do that. You should do the same.
Phew, that was a long one. To you beautiful people who made it to the end, you will be blessed as you continue to watch my space.
Never forget, I’m here to help whenever you need me.
Peace and Love, always…