It’s Sunday which means it’s time for a new video!
It’s Sunday which means it’s time for a new video!
So, if you read my last post you’ll know that recently I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work, which has been absolutely amazing. The fact that my work is being exposed to more people through these platforms is honestly a dream come true and I feel so grateful! However this wider reach comes with a different set of responsibilities which, honestly, I’m still getting used to.
I feel like we’ve gotten into a really weird pattern… I kinda do this thing where I disappear from blogging for a while, realise how much I miss it then come back only to disappear yet again… yeah, this has been awful. I’m so sorry for my inconsistency! As said by Gabriella in the timeless high school musical movies, life keeps getting in the way….
So, do you know those days that just feel really, really super drab? Actually, it doesn’t even have to be a day. It could be a week, month, maybe even a year if you’re really unlucky. There’s just something about that feeling that creeps up on you and suddenly you don’t really want to go out and do new things. As someone who’s stayed relatively within her comfort zone for most her life, I can understand how easy it can be to just slide into a routine. There are no risks, no hidden dangers. You know that everything’s going to be OK because you’ve done it so many times before.
However, the side effect of this is something very treacherous indeed: boredom. Even though we like these activities, there’s only so long we can do them repeatedly before they get tiring. So what’s the best way to combat this? It might sound weird, but hear me out. What I’ve found really works is to think like George Costanza, and by this I don’t mean creating a fake business in order to sound important to people you don’t know (Vandelay Industries, I’m looking at you)! What I’m talking about is the episode where he decides to do the opposite of everything he’s used to. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend you check it out, but the general gist of the episode is that by getting out of his comfort zone, George ended up feeling the best he’s felt in a long time.
So if you’re feeling a little dull, I suggest this: have Nandos instead of your usual Maccas. Take the bus home instead of the train. Wear your hair in a ponytail for the first time in what feels like ages. It might feel weird at first, but life is so much richer when you have new experiences. It’s like adding extra toppings to an already delicious ice cream sundae. You can see new things, meet new people and look at the world with different eyes. The only thing you need to do is channel your inner Costanza.
Lots of love
(Gosh, it feels so strange to be sitting back at my computer typing away. Strange, but exciting!)
How have you all been? How’s blogging been treating you? It feels like I’ve been away forever, and I’m incredibly sorry! Long story short, I got really busy at the end of my uni break. Like, SUPER busy! Almost every day I was doing something, which was fantastic for my holiday goals list, but not for my blog! However, now that my break is over and I am once again packing my backpack every morning for university, I have had some time to assess what it is that I really want to be doing in regards to my little corner of the internet. After some consideration, I have decided that I want to cut back my posting to once a week on a Friday. Although it is less than what I’ve done previously, I want to make sure that everything I’m putting on this blog is something that I am proud of, and I don’t want to end up rushing myself! Good things take time, right? 😛
On top of this, I thought I should tell you guys some news. You remember how I started this blog as a university assignment? Well, I finally got my results back and I have to say I’m super happy! My tutor really loved my posts about feminism and was super impressed with all of your amazing comments, so I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much once again for all of your amazing support! As promised, I will now return the posts back to their original word counts. As for whether or not I’m going to continue blogging now the assessment’s over, I’d have to say that at this point in time I have absolutely no intention of stopping! I have had so much fun over the months that I’ve run this and met some amazing people; why would I want to stop now?! 😛
Finally, you all know how much I love dancing, so I thought that since this is my first blog post in a few weeks it should definitely go up with a bang! This is probably one of the best songs I’ve ever heard for dancing, and I guarantee you won’t be able to get it out of your head once you’ve heard it! Plus, the music video makes me giggle 🙂
So yeah, that’s all from me! I hope you all are having an amazing day, and I’ll see you all again on Friday!
Lots of love
(Gosh, it is good to be back!)
Take your make-up off/ Let your hair down/ Take a breath/ Look into the mirror, at yourself/ Don’t you like you?/ ‘Cause I like you
Do you guys remember when Colbie Calliat’s music video for ‘Try’ came out? I do, very clearly. I remember reading an article on Buzzfeed about it and a gif set from the video almost bringing me to tears! When I saw the full music video, though, I really started crying. At the time I didn’t know why I had gotten so emotional, but now when I look back on it I think that it was something to do with the fact that subconsciously I could strongly relate to the message of the song. I, like most girls, have felt this pressure growing up to adhere to society’s idea of ‘beautiful’. When I noticed that the boys in my year weren’t looking at me and the only person who called me pretty was my mum, I began to think that there was something wrong with me. I didn’t really have a problem with how I looked, but because other people didn’t approve of me I felt like I wasn’t good enough.
Of course, this idea I had was absolutely ridiculous! The only person I should have ever aimed to impress was myself, and that is why I love this quote so much. In this video Colbie isn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with wearing makeup, but rather you shouldn’t be wearing it as a mask to impress others. At the end of the day, although wearing makeup is really nice, you should be able to take a makeup wipe to your face, look in the mirror and think ‘hey, I am beautiful!’. It took me a while to get to that point, and it was difficult. Even now I have my ‘off’ days, but this song serves as a reminder to me that, even when I don’t feel like it’s possible, I am beautiful and I don’t need to try to be anything to impress anyone. Needless to say, I think that this video should be required viewing for all women!
Here it is. Get the tissues ready.
Ok, that’s all from me!
Today I nominate Dark Charm to take on this challenge 😛
I hope you guys are having an amazing day
Lots of love
Now, I don’t think I’m alone in saying that some of the most spectacular things that I’ve done in my life thus far have been experienced as a part of a group. There is no denying that when people of all different walks of life come together to achieve something, it is simply awesome. It’s like the rush you feel in the mosh pit of a concert, the audience’s chants wrapping around your ears and embracing you as part of something bigger. You can sense it when you turn on the news and watch the Gay Pride parades, feeling almost like you’re a part of that moment as your screen overflows with waves of colour, light and joy. Even something as simple as a Mexican wave can make me feel so immeasurably happy; all of these people, many whom don’t know each other, have decided in one moment to come together as one. Being included in something like that is a truly rousing feeling; it reminds you that although it may sometimes feel otherwise, you are not alone.