A Bit About Me

Hey Guys,

Happy Friday the 13th (cue the dramatic undertones) I know it’s supposed to be unlucky but it’s Friday so I’m focusing on that aspect. For today’s post, I’ve done a little ‘get to know me’ feature. I’ve been blogging for almost 8 months now and I felt that I should give a little insight into who I am and what makes me tick.

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Favourite Colour: Black I can’t really say black can I? I’ll go for Blue. I love cobalt blue, it looks great with a tan!

Biggest Fear: Losing someone I love. I’ve always had an irrational fear of losing the people that mean the most to me. I was one of those nightmare kids who panics over everything! Sharks and flying are a close joint second!

My Most Irrational Fear: Cows. Yes I know it’s an odd thing to be afraid of, hence me acknowledging that it is an irrational fear. They freak me out with their staring and mooing.

My Pet Hate: People looking down on others and being disrespectful. I just don’t think anyone has the right to portray that kind of behaviour, no matter who they are.

I also cannot tolerate cruelty, whether it’s towards people or animals. It is not so much a ‘pet hate’ but actually something that really bothers me.

My Favourite Animal: My dog Belle is my favourite little person in the world. She has such a funny little personality. Aside from Dogs, elephants are my favourite ‘wild’ animal. They are so gentle and wise.

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My Education: I have an honours degree in Marketing. I graduated in 2014 and although it was stressful, I loved what I was studying and have some amazing memories from the four years I studied. It is true what they say you can make some life long friends in college.

Marketing Ball

Marketing Ball

After our last final year exam

After our last final year exam

Three Things I believe cannot be bought:

  1. Style
  2. Manners
  3. Kindness

My Favourite Singer: I’m a huge music fan and I like a wide variety of different artists from Pink Flyod to Eminem to Beyonce, but Emeli Sande is the probably the voice that I could listen to all day. Her album ‘Our Version of Events’ is timeless.

My Most Annoying Habit: Being late! I wouldn’t mind I am never late to work, I am however always late to meet my friends and my boyfriend. One of my best friend’s pet hates is when people are late, it’s a wonder she hasn’t killed me. My poor boyfriend is used to it.

My Star Sign: Pisces, I’m a water baby. I was always swimming as a child and find it so therapeutic. Not sure where they got some of the characteristics below, but ‘has the last word’ is me for sure! 😛

The Only Movie to Make Me Cry: There have only ever been two movies that have made me cry; The Lion King and I am Sam. I’m not really a crier when it comes to movies and I don’t like soppy films at all, but these two got me!

Favourite Actress: I’d say Sandra Bullock. I just feel like we would get a long if we met. Realistically it would just be me hugging her while she tries to get away, but l’d like to think we would get along 😉

Favourite Actor: This is a predictable one but it has to be Robert Downey Jr. I just love everything about him. I’m also a huge Johnny Depp fan. I love him for all his weirdness.

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received: Persistence is key. My parents always told me that if I commit to something I must be persistent as that is the only way I will succeed. They have their moments.

Eating Habits: I could pretty much out eat anyone I’ve ever met, if I allow myself to, I love all types of food and am never full!

My Favourite Hobbies: Aside from eating, I love to shop and travel. I am fashion obsessed and I am a danger to my bank account when I enter a store!

 

I also love to travel, particularly city breaks. I love experiencing different cultures and believe it makes you a more rounded person over all. I am fortunate enough to have seen some amazing cities such as Prague, Edinburgh Amsterdam, New York, Bratislava and I plan to see many more.

Prague 2014

Prague 2014

Random Fact: I really dislike Valentine’s Day, I think it has become all about money and about popularity. I’ve never had a bad Valentine’s Day but I’m just not a fan. Love should be shown all year round and not confined to one day.

My Family: I am an only child. I am extremely lucky however that I have a very close family and so was never a ‘lonely’ child. I consider my first cousins my siblings and I honestly would be lost without my amazing family.

Beliefs: I don’t believe in luck. I do believe in faith (I think) but when it comes to luck, I think we make our own.

What I’m worst at: I hate saying goodbye to people, if it is only for a few weeks, it makes me really sad. I really can’t deal with long term good byes 😦

My Life: My Family, Close Friends and my Boyfriend are amazing people and I am truly lucky that they make up my life. It’s the little things they do that make me love them all the more.

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I need to take more pictures of the people I love as the above doesn’t reflect even nearly everyone!

So that’s a little insight into my life, I was unsure whether to do this post initially but I personally like to know about the author of blogs I read. I hope you enjoyed and are making plans for a wonderful weekend!

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Developing a Thicker Skin

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

We’ve all heard this Bob Marley quote on numerous occasions. Some of us have even had it sang to us in a poorly executed Jamaican accent, yes my friends are a little nuts! At the end of the day though, hearing this does not necessarily make you feel any better, especially when you have worries running through your head.  I am one of those people who worries about things. These ‘things’ tend to be stuff I cannot in anyway control and so are pretty pointless to worry about. However telling someone not to worry about something that they are already stressing over, is like telling an alcoholic not to drink when they are half way through their first drink. It’s pointless. Sometimes you can’t just switch your brain off!

I did however receive some advice from a good friend of mine the other day. She told me to ‘chuck it in the fuck it bucket!’ I’m aware this is not a new saying, however it was the first time I really thought about it. It’s so true. Even the most successful people on the planet stress themselves out. I’m sure they too worry about things outside of their control, but what makes them move on and carry on? I have come to the conclusion that they do indeed have a ‘fuck it’ bucket. Not everything goes your way in life. Sometimes there are things we have no say in. Yes this can be unfair and sometimes feels completely unnecessary but I have decided that I am going to create my own figurative bucket in which I shall put my irrational worries and fears.

I’m not saying that this means I will lead a care free life. It means that I will make a conscious effort to stop worrying about things outside of my control. I have always admired  and in some cases envied those who can turn their brain’s off from outside issues and perspectives. However I don’t necessarily think its a bad thing to consider others in your decision making process. I just think it’s important to realise that when your decisions don’t pan out exactly how you imagined, it’s important to stop worrying about other’s opinions on the matter and in some cases their opinions of you. It is very difficult to change someone’s perception of you and they are entitled to their own opinions. In the same way we all are. Not everyone will agree, like one another or even be willing to see different perspectives. Does that mean we shouldn’t pursue our plans? We can’t always worry about how others will react. I for one am striving to get a thicker skin and achieve the goals I have set myself regardless of other opinions. I know this is easier said than done, but from now on any negativity which cannot be used in a constructive manner is going in my Fuck it Bucket!