University, here I come

I have been making myself seem busier than I actually am in order to ignore the fact that I am going to university in 4 days and 3 nights. But I can't ignore it - on Sunday the 20th of September, I will be leaving my family home and going to university. Do you want the…

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Why are we waiting? [Guest Blogger]

'It seems to me that in the modern age, everyone is in some sort of rush. And it's understandable, I guess. With social media, the Internet etc., everything is always instant and available at the push of a button. This is only ever going to lead to a constant sense of restlessness and a generation…

Comparing yourself with others

When I was a little younger, I had officially come to grips with the idea that I am not as 'naturally pretty' as other girls. Where I got this idea from, I do not particularly know, but I do know that I believed it with all of my heart. In my young mind, some people…

Youth on Abuse

I feel proud to be a young person whilst writing this post. I feel proud that there are young people making a change and standing up for what they believe in. Inspiring young people is my passion, which is why I am always quick to praise and promote some encouraging, like-minded youth. Suraj is seventeen and…

What am I passionate about?

"What are you passionate about, Paula?" I asked myself, thinking hard. "What do you care about?" When I contemplate on the word passion, I think of burning desire. Of undivided attention and care for something. "What are you passionate about, Paula?" The question rings clear in my mind, and frankly I do not know the…

let it go, let it go

My last post was rather emotionally driven - more of a spur in the moment thing - and I have considered deleting it many times, but for now I’m leaving it. I think that I’m leaving it because I understand the importance of writing personally and being myself. This is a lifestyle blog, and death…

WHO IS YOUR SHARPENER?

"Iron sharpens iron; so a friend sharpens a friend." (Prov. 27:17, NLT) The people you keep around you will determine how effective you would become in life. You would either move faster or slowly due to their push or pull. You can never be drastically different from your friends. You are just like them, in…

Motivation for high school, sixth form and college – VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWsd2IGfn5Y   I feel like we all get to that stage in the education system when we're like, "I'm so done!" so this video is to motivate you all to continue on!   Peace&Love. Paula ox'

40 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

I did this a year ago and now I’m doing 40 facts to add to it. I hope you find this at least mildly entertaining. I am the eldest of four children; I have two younger sisters and one younger brother. I have a pet dog called Rolfie. He is 9 months old and we’ve had…

How to make an impact – 4 simple steps

Have you ever asked yourself, 'how do I make an impact?' In this kind of world, it gets harder to truly be the person God made you and wants you to be. 1) Make an impact through the type of lifestyle you live People are watching you... Us. Everyone is looking for that guidance, that…

No-Foundation March – the movement

Make-up is not for the insecure girls. As a kid, growing up, I watched my mum and aunties dress up and put on make-up to look their best for church on Sunday or for an outing. At eleven or twelve I had decided that you can only be beautiful if you put on ‘powder’ or…