Raised By Me

I’m proud to say I raised myself.

Personally, I believe we raise ourselves. Obviously, our parents have some input in that but I primarily believe our life situations, encounters and ideas shape part of what we become. If you go through hard things whilst being young, you become more tactical, mature and, to an extent, wise.

This is why, the son of an abusive man can decide and make the choice to not be like his father – or likewise the other side, and be like his father. I think we learn things from our parents and environment but I also think that if our mindset is past our environment and surroundings, we can pretty much overcome anything. People who use how hard life was for them in the past, as an excuse to underachieving need to grow up and move on. Simple.

Life doesn’t just stop and wait for you. Life doesn’t slow down for you. Life doesn’t suddenly go, ‘Oh well, she has had a lot of trouble in the past, let’s just leave her and give her a break.’ Ridiculous. I prefer to be straight up and real; life doesn’t happen like that. Even when you’ve stop, life hasn’t. Don’t ever expect it to stop and wait for you to catch up.

The sooner we learn to raise ourselves to become the people we desire to be, the better. For us. And for this world.

Then when you make it, you can boast because it will be a great achievement. Probably your greatest.

Just my thoughts…x

Paula ox’


When Mercy Finds Me Lauren North

Lauren N

She’s crazy talented.

She’s super smart.

She’s beautiful, inside and out.

And her voice is pretty much angelic.

Lauren North.

Lauren North has FINALLY released her new debut single. This much anticipated song, titled When Mercy Finds Me, is Lauren’s first produced song. Whilst recording it she also filmed a music video, which should be up soon.

I’m probably biased, since I am one of the biggest Lauren North fans ever, but I absolutely love this song. I love the simplicity; the fact that her vocals really shine through. There are no gimmicks. It’s just someone singing  their heart out. That’s what I love about it. I can see so many people relating to this kind of music. It’s moving.

Listen and download for free on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/laurennorthmusic/when-mercy-finds-me

If you would like to know more about Lauren North, click here


Lauren’s links:

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/laurennorth3 @Laurennorth3

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/laurenNmusic

Tumblr:  http://laurennorth.tumblr.com/

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/laurennorthmusic

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/laurennorthmusic

Instagram: @LaurenNorth3


When the video is out, I will be posting about it too.



Paula ox’

Blessed and Cursed the movie

I recently watched a movie produced by one of my favourite Gospel artists, Deitrick Haddon.

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This movie was Raw. It was Real. It didn’t hide the naked truth about how hard life can be for people. How hard it is for Christians to stay grounded.

AND, this film showed some of Deitrick Haddon’s AMAZING music.

I know right now, Deitrick doesn’t have good press but I am not here to judge him. I don’t know him personally. We don’t know what he has done, or not done, so we have no right to judge him. Either way, there is no denying that he is blessed at what he does, and God seems to to love him, so who am I to stand in the way.


Paula ox’

Burgundy Scroll Foil Print Dress

Today, we shall talk FASHION.

I have found the most amazing dress, EVER. Literally.

My mum is a huge fan of online shopping, and she bough me this dress from the online shop Fashion Union. I love Fashion Union. Their clothes are super stylish, rather affordable and always on trend. I usually say ‘NoNo’ when it comes to online shopping but most of the time, Fashion Union clothes are the right size.

And that brings me to THE dress.



It is a Burgundy Scroll Foil Print Dress, exclusive to Fashion Union. Right now it is out of stock but there are some other great dresses on their site.





Paula ox’