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Truths About First Year

Starting university for me was terrifying. No one else in my family had ever been so I had no idea what to expect at all. I was worried about making new friends, money, assignments and just about everything. I just want to say that being scared to start uni isn't silly or anything, it's absolutely normal to worry about new starts and what they bring and you won't be the only one who's worried.

Feeling Behind the Times

I often laugh at myself because of how much I remind myself of a little old lady. I'd rather stay inside
with a good book and a cup of tea in the comfort of my home. I've always kind of been teased for
how little I have in common with most people my age and it's always sort of bothered me. Up until
recently, that is. I've just started embracing who I am and I am someone who doesn't enjoy going out
to clubs or pubs. I am someone who would rather go looking at historic areas of Edinburgh than raving
in Ibiza. That's just who I am. That's not to say that the things people my age do are bad or stupid or that
I'm above them, it's just not my type of thing. Some people have been bothered by this. I've been called
boring many times and in the end, I'd rather be boring than in an uncomfortable situation.

A-Z of Things That Make Me Happy

This post is a little lazy but I have been with Liam, doing uni work and just busy in general so I wanted to
write something that was easy and simple. I have been trying to focus on all the things that make me
happy in life and this post has really helped. Keep your eyes peeled folks, I will be doing lots of new things while
I'm off uni. This will be so excitinggg.

Shift Your Mindset

Mindset is such an important thing but it can often be overlooked. When you're trying to make changes in your life, whether big or small it's really important to have the right mindset. For so long my mindset was really bad and it was detrimental to almost everything in my life. My toxic mindset made it so that I felt terrible about myself no matter what I did. I am sure that I'm not alone in this and I really wanted to do something about it.

Tips for Your Tresses

When I was about twelve years old, I started dying my hair. I was never really happy with the dirty blonde colour my hair used to be and I decided that brunette was the colour for me. As soon as I started dying my hair I had people telling me it would look like straw, go thinner, look horrible etc. I dye my hair every one to three months and I’ve done this since I started and I can proudly say that my hair is soft, shiny and healthy. So away with peoples negative comments. Katie has got you covered with tips on hair care whether you have coloured hair, your natural colour, long, short or whatever.

My Plans to Bloom in Spring

This post is suuuper late but it's still spring so I thought I'd post it! Monthly goals just don't work for me and yearly goals seem to take ages to complete so I thought I'd use the seasons to set out my goals. They usually last about three months which seems a good amount of time to achieve something in. There are three sections mind, body and soul. Mind is all about stuff to do with having a clear head. Body is to do with my health and fitness. Soul is kind of all across the board - just stuff that makes my lil soul happy.  Anyway, let's get to the juicy bits.

Planning a Productive Day

We strive to always have productive days where we can look at our to-do list and see all the boxes ticked off and tuck ourselves into bed feeling accomplished and fulfilled. However, this is sadly hardly ever the case, for me anyway. I write myself these massive lists of tasks to get done before the day is out and I start the day with a mind full of motivation and a mouthful of coffee - then it slowly fizzles out. But never fear because I have some (almost) failsafe tips to ensure that your day is full of ticked boxes and smug smiles.

Real Talk: Has 10k Steps a Day Changed Me?

During the month of March, I signed up to do the Cancer Research Walk All Over Cancer Challenge. This charity is one very close to my heart as people in my family have been affected by this disease, including my amazing Mom. I wanted to do something to help other people but also help myself. At first the thought of ten thousand steps everyday aka 310,000 steps in a month terrified me and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to pull through. However, I managed it and I am so proud of myself.