Wednesday, 3 August 2016

8 THINGS THAT ARE KEEPING ME POSITIVE RIGHT NOW


It's been just over 4 weeks since I finally quit my job (hooray!) and thankfully I've still managed to keep a little bit of a routine in terms of my sleeping pattern. However it's obvious that when I'm sat in bed writing at 1am, drinking tea and side eyeing another episode of Arrow, things aren't going quite as well as they should.

It's been a stressful week so far, and very ridiculously emotional (this is getting way out of hand now), which is why I'm typing this out on Wednesday morning when this should have been posted on Tuesday night. Today, I'm not even sorry about that because sometimes life has to take priority.

I have become a much more positive and optimistic person as I've gotten older (a full 180 to my 10 year old self), but even my happy-go-lucky attitude gets put to the test when life throws a few (or a dozen) curveballs. That's precisely why I'm telling you what's currently keeping me positive.

1. I'm going to London in 3 days for a week long trip. Just exploring, memory making and some precious mother-daughter bonding time in the big city.

2. I have been allocated the university dorm room I requested which was finally offered to me today. Okay, so it's slightly more expensive but it's right across from the campus, round the corner from the Arena and it's a Premium room! Winner winner, chicken dinner.

3. My mum's support and help has been everything this past year, and she's help me see straight the past few days when I've really just wanted to lie down and give up. That's a million momma.

4. My wonderful online friends who are there to pick me up when I'm down, even whilst writing this I had some wonderful messages on Twitter that really perked me up and made me smile, even if briefly.

5. In 7 weeks I'll be surrounded by like minded people which is something I've craved my whole life. I've always wanted to share my interests with others (aside from music) and studying in Cardiff will be the perfect way to connect with others in the same field I'm so passionate about.

6. The need to work hard on my blog is getting stronger, I'm constantly trying to think of new ideas, ways to share content and people to connect with to be creative!

7. Healthy eating may not be returning any results in terms of my weight (and that's definitely a negative because I keep trying so hard!) but I'm trying and that's what counts. I'm positive that the results will turn in my favour soon.

8. I'm still alive.
Blouse - Marks & Spencer  //  Skirt - Matalan  //  Shoes - Primark  //  Bag - Primark
 So, with that out of the way, I'll move onto the deets on today's outfit.

I fell so in love with this blouse as soon as it hit the M&S sale, but since I'd just finished work I kept telling myself that I wasn't allowed to spend £18 on a shirt - reduced or not. Imagine my excitement when it had been reduced even further online to just £8.49! It's so classy, girly and different as well as being super versatile (OH MY GOD IT HAS RUFFLES!). I can't wait to style this with jeans, trousers, skirts, shorts etc. Basically, I'm painfully obsessed with monochrome and gingham.

I've had this skirt a few years now, it was a total bargain full price in Matalan, and as soon as I saw it I realised that I needed a pink pleather skirt - like yesterday. It's not the most comfortable (probably because of the whole more weight gain than loss) but I always feel cute in it, and teamed with this blouse, I feel like the ultimate babe.

Mules are my fave shoes, this has probably become quite evident over the past couple of months, and these are my go to for whenever I feel like dressing an outfit up.
S xo
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