A lot of things have happened already since turning 20. I’ve decided to start a new project (which I won’t be revealing for a while), had some personal stuff to deal with…as always.
When am I not going through some emotional trauma?
I’ve decided to start a new series which will reveal all of my current favourite songs/artists/albums.
I’m really experimenting with what I’m choosing to listen to at the moment. I feel that it’s always a really good thing to have a variety of music that you enjoy and when you find something new to listen to, it brings new feelings, new emotions and I love that music can do that when you’ve not heard something before. Whether it’s old or new, discovering a different sound is always good.
So let’s go…
- SweetSexySavage (Deluxe album) – Kehlani
- True To Self – Bryson Tiller
- The Search For Everything – John Mayer
- Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow
- Cold Heart Killer – Lia Marie Johnson (Perfect for breakups)
- Your Shirt – Chelsea Cutler
- Love Is A Bitch – Two Feet
- Human Touch – Betty Who
- Chihiro – Yoste
- Heartbeats – José González
- Too Much – Kehlani
- Rosie – John Mayer (Purely because it’s my name)
- Slow Hands – Niall Horan
Music Is Medicine ♥
So, I’ve been 20 for a good few days now.
Honestly, I forget about how old I am until I walk into my living room and see the absolutely massive 2 and 0 balloons that my friend got for me.
As, I mentioned in my last post, a new decade has begun. Wow.
There is so much I want to do in the next ten years, I feel like Forrest Gump, although not (as) stupid.
The first thing I want to focus on is simply…myself.
I want to make myself the best possible version I can be. So, I created a list (yes, another one) of all the things I want to start doing for myself now that I have approached a new decade.
- Be less lazy
I wish I was. Get up earlier, stop lounging about in my spare time, do something active.
- Do exercise
Go for a run, go to the gym. I haven’t exercised properly in so long.
- Look after my body
Moisturise, exfoliate, stop picking at my nails when I’m nervous or anxious.
- Increase confidence
Speak to people in public or over the phone with as little anxiety as possible. Be more confident in my current life situation.
- Have more self belief
Believe in myself a LOAD more. Come to terms with the fact that I CAN achieve something if I want it enough. Stop doubting myself. I do that FAR too much!
- Look after my mind
Spend time alone, give myself time to breathe, don’t get too caught up in other people’s lives, keep a healthy, open mind.
- Focus on myself
Forget about what other people are doing with their lives and stop comparing mine to theirs. Focus completely on myself, my own life, my own picture.
- Love myself
I talk about this a lot. Self-love comes and goes so often with me. one day I am so confident with how I look and what I’m currently doing with my life. Other days, I am so low and I hate my situation. I’d secretly wish to have another life. I don’t want to be like that. I want to embrace and love who I am and what my life is and has in it.
I’m still learning. And I do still struggle with myself from time to time. However, I will continue to make myself the best that I can be. That’s what life is about…right?
Today is finally the day.
My 20th birthday.
In the name
Of all that is holy
Has that happened?
My teenage years are over? Really? I’ve never been so overwhelmed at reaching a new age.
A new decade. I’m in a brand new decade. The second number is back to 0.
I’M AN “ADULT”, WHAT THE FUCK?!
There’s so much I want to achieve in the next 10 years…
- Find my dream career
- Continue to find & create myself
- Go travelling
- Become the person I’m supposed to be
- Gain total independence
- Meet the love of my life (obvs)
Everything happens in your 20’s and I find it so ridiculously insane that I’m in that time of my life now. School is done, teenage stuff is done. No way am I the same person I was a few years ago, I continue to change all the time, it’s part of life.
And now here I am, another incredible life-changer right at my fingertips.
I want the next decade to be filled with more happiness, more peace, more adventures, more memories and more love than I’ve ever had before.
I am 100% ready to face it all.
After everything that has happened this week, lives being lost and the country’s security rising, I was rather nervous to head up to London. Pretty petrified at one point. However, my friend had invited me to see an artist in concert and letting him down was not an option.
As we approached the tube station, I was greeted with this brilliant sign…
At a time like this, it was definitely what I needed to see.
After finding a place that sells some ridiculously good ice cream, we made our way to Hyde Park, which was more beautiful than I thought it was. The sun was shining and the trees were SO green. I loved it.
This guy thought that a floral shirt, socks and sliders would be a perfect outfit. Hmmm?.?.?.?
And then we made our way to Islington, to see Max G Schneider. It was a very intimate gig. I particularly liked when he took a few moments of his show to talk about the recent attack in Manchester, telling his audience that music is for peace & love. At this point, I was nearly in tears.
A trip up London is always worth it.
Waking up this morning and hearing the tragic news about the attack in Manchester has absolutely broken my heart, once again. It feels bruised, it feels saddened and I am SO angry at what is happening around the world. My mind is consumed by it all, this morning and I send all my love out to those affected by this absolutely horrific occurrence.
But there is one thing that will always beat hate. It will always beat violence and it will always beat the evil that is trying to venture its way to every corner of this planet.
I can’t express enough how we all need to come together, stand together and fight together as one. We are all humans, we are all the same, yet different.
Love is the most powerful thing to ever exist. It can and it will beat all the negative energy and all the hate.
I write this short post as a way to ask you to spread as much love, as much peace, as much happiness, as much kindness and as much positivity as you possibly can.
And don’t ever stop.
Right. Fuck it.
I bought this T-shirt the other week and I wore it for the first time today and now I love it more than chocolate (almost).
I really like clothes that actually say something important. Like, a statement Tee? Yeah.
And, to me, this Tee says something important. It says a lot. I’m big on important stuff, like making the world a better place and all that cringy stuff that actually shouldn’t be called cringy.
I got it from Top Shop hereeeeee
So, yeah….SAVE THE FUTURE!
Baacckkkk again with another playlist! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything music-related, which always gets on my nerves because I adore music and find it to be a huge part of my life. Unfortunately, the inspiration and creative side of my brain has been slacking again. Eugh, I hate when that happens. But never fear, I have returned with a little bath time playlist.
This playlist is super chilled, perfect for when you’re planning on spending a good 20-30 minutes in the tub. Candles burning, maybe a face mask on, some nice products being used. All that’s left is having some proper laid-back music to have playing in the background.
So here we go! I highly recommend checking out these songs if you haven’t already…
- Float Forever – Peace
- Undo – The 1975
- TALK ME DOWN – Troye Sivan
- ILYSB (stripped) – Lany
- Andre – Samuel Proffit & Josh Jacobson
- HEAVEN (Feat. Betty Who) – Troye Sivan
- Reverie (Feat. Fawna) – Spire & Soda Island
- Chihiro – Yoste (A new favourite!)
- Self Control – Frank Ocean
- I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it – The 1975
- Lost Boy – Troye Sivan
- Nights – Frank Ocean
- Livewire – Oh Wonder
- Sense – Kllo