Positivity, Thoughts, Uncategorized

The Costanza Effect

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.

Happy opposite-ing!

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

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Awards

The Handwriting Tag!

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Hello everyone!

Just a quick post today! I was nominated by the awesome Egypt from A Girl Named Egypt to do the handwriting tag. I will admit, I was a little nervous to do this because my handwriting is completely shocking! However, I powered through nonetheless and this is the end result. Hopefully you can read it!

I nominate Marie, Janice and Joy to give this a go. It’s a super easy tag and pretty fun too! 🙂

Anyways, that’s it from me! I hope you’re all having an amazing week.

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

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Dancing, Thoughts

Nice to Meet You, Where You Been?

(Gosh, it feels so strange to be sitting back at my computer typing away. Strange, but exciting!)

Hello everyone!

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

-Daisy 🙂

(Gosh, it is good to be back!)

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Positivity

Make Your Own Magic

OK, time for a motivational blog post!

Something that I’ve seen time and time again in movies, TV shows and just stories in general is the tale of a girl who stumbles across everything that she wants (or needs) in life. Cinderella’s fairy godmother magically appeared out of nowhere in her time of need so that she could go to the ball, Tori just lucked into an audition for a prestigious arts school in the extremely popular Nickelodeon show ‘Victorious’ and Mia Thermopolis ended up getting the break she needed when her grandmother showed up one day with the news that she was a princess. ‘Good things come to those who wait’ seemed to be a recurring theme when I was growing up, and it didn’t take me long to start fully believing it. When I was younger, I used to not want to put myself out there because I thought that if people wanted to talk to me, they would. I didn’t want to embrace my talents or fully go after my passions because I was scared people would see me as being full of myself or showing off. I didn’t pursue the boys that I liked because I thought that they would eventually come to me. I had surrounded myself with so many fairytales that I began to believe in them, and the result was not good! At that time in my life, I allowed things to happen to me rather than going out and making things happen. I was passive, and as a result I allowed other people to decide on my happiness. It wasn’t about what I wanted, but rather whether or not other people wanted me, and that was an incredibly bad way of thinking!

It’s only now that I’ve realised that this isn’t the way I, or anyone else for that matter, should be living. I have found that, by not pursuing the things that I want I’m basically not being an active participant in my own life! The people who luck into what they want are few and far between. What I’ve found is that the real winners in life are the people who go out and work for it. We need to stop waiting for our ‘fairy godmothers’ to appear and make our own magic instead! So, I’d like to leave you with this message: if you want something, go for it with all of your heart. If you want to talk with that group of people, walk over and strike up a conversation. If you want to be a successful singer, start performing for anyone who’ll listen. If you like that boy, give him a call and ask HIM out. You don’t get much out of life if you’re sitting on the sidelines. So, I encourage you to take control and be defined by the choices that you make rather than those of others. Fairytales can happen, but only if you make them.

I hope you’re all having an amazing day!

Lots of Love

-Daisy 🙂

P.S. Sorry about posting this late! I’ve been super busy at the moment, but I’m trying my best to stay to the schedule! Hopefully Friday’s post will be up on time 😛

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Fashion

Super Kawaii!

Hello guys!

Just a quick little post today. Basically, I wanted to share my latest obsession with all of you, and that obsession is cute, Asian fashion! It initially started with the amazing Beckii Cruel and her fantastic haul videos, but now I’m watching a whole range of kawaii YouTubers from JemmaKuma to Alexa Poletti! One day, when I have enough money, I am going to buy EVERYTHING in these videos! But until then, I can watch their hauls and get some major style inspiration!

So, here are some of my favourites!

Beckii does a haul from CutieMori and Himistore. I basically need everything in this video, ESPECIALLY the white and blue frilly dress!

JemmaKuma’s super-sweet outfits video. She is seriously just too adorable, plus her style is amazing!

Alexa Poletti shows us how to get the look on the cheap side. I love all of her wigs. Gaaaah, so cute!

And there you have it! I apologise once again for the brevity of this post, but today has been super busy for me and I knew I couldn’t neglect you guys! I’ll be back to my rambling self on Tuesday, promise 😛

I hope you’re having an amazing day!

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

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Beauty, Fashion

Pretty in Pastel

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Hey everyone!

Gosh, it feels like I’ve been gone forever! After re-emerging from my mostly internet-free holiday I could barely recognise the online world; Ariana Grande is now a notorious America-hater and donut-licker, everyone knows what Justin Bieber’s butt looks like, McDonalds has released minion figurines that swear at you depending on what you’re listening for and a freaking shoe with a pair of nail polishes is coming pretty darn close to breaking the internet! The internet is a crazy place, and it’s good to be back; I’ve missed you guys so much.

Anyways, moving right along!

If there’s one thing that has also changed over my one-week break, it’s my hair. Yes, it brings me great excitement to tell you at this very moment I am the proud owner of some pastel-streaked locks! So how did I do it? Through a process of trial and error! However, since I have personally experienced all of these trials and errors, I can impart my newly-found wisdom onto you so you don’t have any hair-dye disasters.

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