Effortless hospitality

via Daily Prompt: Hospitality

 

Warm tea

Saucers

China cups

And mucky pups

Rainy days in with friends and family

The best days of fun when memories are made

 

 

 

 

 

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Why?

You know, as I sit here and stress myself out over what I should be writing and what content I should be uploading, and as I stop to think, why? I realised that ‘why’ used to be because I enjoy writing, ‘why’ used to be because I looked forward to being able to escape into my work, and now what is ‘why’? ‘Why’, has suddenly become a guilty feeling of how I haven’t wrote enough recently, ‘why’ has become a realisation that I don’t put in enough effort and I don’t do enough, but why wouldn’t be so stressful, the content, and the reason behind it should simply be enjoyment pleasure and passion.

Getting over a breakup?

“It’s over.”  

“I don’t love you”

“I found someone else”

“I don’t have time”

“You were never the one”

The dreaded words.

I never really understood why people struggle to get over breakups until now, and yeah, this isn’t my first one, but it sure feels like it.

It’s difficult, it honestly is, seeing the love drain from somebody’s eyes instantly, going from talking to somebody all day and all night to having no one, it’s awful. It makes you feel so alone and lost

But I think the worst thing is not knowing what went wrong, one day you weren’t aware of anything being off, and the next you suddenly aren’t enough?

I just don’t think I can comprehend not being with him anymore, I can’t get my mind around having no-one and honestly I hate that, but I wish he was still here.

 

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A very quick and chatty introduction to life at college – and starting a revision feature?

I guess I’ll start this post by telling you a bit about the subjects that I’m currently doing and the environment that I’m doing them in

So I’m doing four AS levels, history, psychology, sociology and English language at a Sixth form college- obviously I’m not going to tell you where I’m studying haha! The great thing about sixth-form colleges is that there is so much support, and such a tight knit community between yourself and all of your classmates and even the teachers, usually! It isn’t quite the unscheduled hectic mess (so I’m told) of a regular college, yet it isn’t the strict school-like environment of a sixth-form, as I’ve heard from my school friends.

The great thing about A-levels is that you look at everything in more depth, I guess, at school you look at what happened, you rarely need to know why, what caused it, what happened five years before, or five years after, maybe this is just the history student in me, but it is truly intriguing to know so much about a person, a time or an event, a culture a subculture, an age or an era.  And yes, definitely definitely yes, it is stressful there is so much to do and the workload and the expectations of oneself from both teachers and peers increases dramatically, but it is so worth it.

I was planning to discuss each subject, how I revise for each topic, and perhaps even my thoughts on the classes and teachers, but I think I’ll do that in a separate post, yes.

Also, as you’ve probably read in the title, I was thinking of whether to start a section on this blog with my tips and inspirations for revision, how and when I revise, my methods for revision , and other little helpful pieces of advice. I feel like this would’ve been so helpful if I had found something like this whilst I was doing my GCSEs, and I hope I’d now be able to offer some form of this for you lot! 🙂  – Let me know if you’d be interested in something like this!

 

xxx

Last post of the year! Goodbye 2016

It’s almost 2017 now, so I thought I’d make my last post of 2016…

So many people are focussing on all of the bad things that have happened over the course of the year, and whilst I cannot deny it has been awful, I have lost someone very very close to my heart due to tragic events, we’ve lost so many celebrities and childhood heroes also.

However, I don’t believe we should dwell on the negatives, I don’t know about you guys but I have made some amazing friends throughout the year, both online and irl, I’ve done some things that have terrified me and I never thought I’d have the courage to do, such as starting a college that I knew no one at, and completing a summer course, on which I also knew no-one. All of this has worried me greatly, however, by the end of the year I am glad to look back on all of the amazing things I have completed throughout the year.

It’s fair to say I am a great believer of moving forwards whilst still looking back

So yeah, it has been a pretty awful and devastating year, but it has definitely had its perks,

So heres to a new and better year, whilst still looking back on the good of this one.

My love goes out to all of you amazing people, and as I wish you a genuinely happy new year, I’d love to know if you have any resolutions for the new year, and what your fondest memory of 2016 has been

 

xxx

Brighton – Here’s to new beginnings

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Have you ever been to a new place and it’s like you come back as a new person?

Refreshed and happy, like you have a new purpose in life, that feeling where you truly believe you could conquer the world

That’s what Brighton did for me

I think it’s the fresh air and the sea breeze, the artwork and photography that is littered about by new and aspiring students, and the positive vibe that radiates from everybody around you

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That it’s okay to take some time out for yourself, to be selfish, to forget about others for a while

Just enjoy life, and notice the little things like sunsets and pretty skies, like your favourite flowers or colours, sounds or smells, anything. Just enjoy it, live life to the full and ALWAYS remember why you’re here

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Internet friends are real friends.

We all have our problems.

We all have times in which we contemplate the inevitability of death and doom to the world as we know it… *ahem*

We all have issues that we are uncomfortable talking about,

unless it’s to a ‘stranger’ over the internet.

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But they aren’t strangers, are they?

They may not be there to physically hug you, but they are always there to offer a virtual shoulder to cry on (generally)

All of the friends I have made over the internet, bar two, are all still here for me, some up to a year after I met them. They have all been kind me, they have all listened to my problems and made me forget about the world I live in.

If you don’t have any, I seriously recommend you get some, they’ll be the best friends you ever meet, or they’ll teach you something about yourself, or, if you’re lucky they’ll do both.