Things that happened this year that I am thankful for – 2015 + video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gn2k2N6_AI 2015 has been a whirlwind of highs and lows (mainly highs). This post is going to highlight some of the highs in a bid to be thankful to God for everything that has happened this year.  So, in no particular order; 2015 is the year I successfully completed my A Levels. This is a…

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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…

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…

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…

EXAMS – How to deal with the stress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOqf3u2cVqQ It's that time of year when young people around the world are going through the stress that comes with exams. I have a few simple techniques that will teach you how to deal with the whole process, from revision and studying to the actual exams. I hope you enjoy the video, and I hope…

Why smoking is a gross habit

Smoking is such a disgusting, repulsive habit that I literally cannot stand. This post is not to say that Smokers themselves are bad people, because I genuinely don't believe that they are. This post is to highlight how bad the habit is. In the UK, over 10 MILLION people smoke, and sadly, 200,000 children between the ages…

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…