Peaches Geldof died today. She was 25. I don’t think I have ever cried over the death of someone I don’t know before. It just affected me, maybe more than I realized. The idea that life could be taken away so suddenly. She seemed to be a happy woman, and she had the perfect life. She had a lovely brand new house, a sexy hubby and 2 beautiful chubby babies. And yet, she died. Why?
The idea that you could have the perfect life, you could be so happy and everything is going brilliant, and without warning, you are yanked from this earth, leaving behind the ones you love. It made me sad to think of her 2 boys, growing up without a mother. And how she was probably saying the exact same thing from Heaven, because she lost her Mum and she knows exactly how hard it will be.
It seems so unfair.
It also made me think about my own life, and my family and loved ones. Am I happy? Do I like my life? What could I do better? All these ideas and questions started circling my brain, and to be honest it was extremely overwhelming.
I don’t know about you guys, or if you have ever felt like this, but it is such a feeling of helplessness and it sucks.
So, on a brighter and more productive note! I saw a post on Tumblr about how to get a clearer head.
small things to do that make your mind feel clearer
- close all your internet tabs except the one you’re using
- delete all your text messages
- delete negative people from social networks
- throw some things away. just throw them away
- tidy your desk. make a blank surface
- drink 3 glasses of water
- open the curtains
- wash your face and brush your teeth
So take from that what you will!
Lots of love
There are a few things I am finding rather difficult at the moment.
1. How to do University
I feel like this is something that people stumble through their whole uni life thinking, maybe, I don’t know. I do know I promised myself last semester that there would be no more last minute assignments, no more all nighters and I would be this gorgeous picture of organisation and perfect grades. Never mind…
2. How to get a job
Can someone please, please, please tell me how to get a flipping part time jobs that will fit into my study link requirements in Auckland. PLEASE.
3. How to successfully help the other half start up his own business
Someone, somewhere, needs to write a step by step guide for idiots (i.e me). There are so many things to do, and so many different ways to do them, and which is the right way, and what is the most important? Gah.
4. How to start blogging regularly
I am afraid that blogging has taken a back seat at this point in time. I just don’t know what to write about it. Once I do, I will be back though. Don’t you worry
Lots of love
‘You have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyonce.’
I saw this quote on instagram recently and I cant stop thinking about it! It is so true, we all have the same amount of hours in the day, we CAN accomplish more than we think, and basically, we can all be our own versions of Queen Bey. I know, crazy!
So, with this quote in mind I have decided that I want to maximize my life, and I want to make the most out of every single day. (I say this lying in bed, in my pajamas, eating ice-cream, but this starts tomorrow okay, don’t judge me. )
My Bucket list to a happier life (and a skinnier one)
- Wake up early, and actually, physically, get out of bed and get a move on.
- Exercise, walk the dog, dance, join a gym, something! Just move my fat bum and do something!
- Eat less! But also have one day a week to eat everything.
- Go to Uni every day. Even if I cannot be arsed. Just go.
- Sort out my money dramas
- Spend more time with my family
- Get a hobby! Not too sure how I would fit this is around Uni, unless drinking is a hobby…
- Pick my fights. Sometimes its okay to smile and wave.
- Find something bigger than myself to live for.
So, with my bucket list in mind, I will laze the day away, and think about it tomorrow!
Time for a nana nap 🙂
My Mad Fat Diary. The best programme to ever grace the face of this earth. Pure brilliance in a 45min slot.
I cannot stop raving about Rae, and Tixie, and the gang! I love love LOVE everything about Rae. I love the realness she brings. And after my season 1 marathon, I wanted to discuss a few aspects about Rae, that I think we all need in our lives!
First of all, always try and see the funny side in life! When Rae got her bottom stuck in the slide at the pool party, she could of run away. Instead she made a joke out of it, and got Chop to help her out. Resulting in a wicked night! We need to start relaxing, and start trying to see the positive side. Laugh about things and don’t stress about the little things!
Second of all, you don’t have to be skinny to fall in love or have fun with the opposite sex. Having confidence in yourself can be all that it takes! I love how Rae struggles with her weight, yet it doesn’t stop her from trying to pull boys. Be happy with yourself.
Third of all, keep your friends and family close to you. Sometimes, you may want to hide away from the world, but dont shut out all of your friends and family. Keep them close, because one day you may need their support.
As Tixie says, I wish I was more like Rae.
Have you watched this programme?
Hello people of the internet!
Today the sun is shining, the cicadas singing and I am inside eating pancakes. So much to do, and not so much energy to do it!
Over the weekend my Aunty from England sent me some ‘Nails inc’ nail polish. If you haven’t tried this wonderful nail polish you need to go buy some now.
I love the colour palette, and the fact that they are mini adorable sizes!
Also, on the back of the box they have a recommendation on the best way to apply nail polish. Genius! For the useless woman like myself, directions are brilliant!
I’m currently favouring the deep red and the nude colours! They also dry relatively fast, and with a shiny, polished finish.
Love, Love, LOVE them!
Love Jess x
Pinterest! We all love her, and yet we hate her. I don’t know about you guys but I tend to pin a lot of projects to my ‘DIY’ board, yet I just never get around to doing them!
This week I was determined to do one! At least one!! So I did, sure it wasn’t the hardest, but it was the most practical choice!
As you can see via my little snapshot, I have contained all of my nail polishes into an old school lollie jar. You can find these jars at places like ‘The Warehouse’ and ‘Kmart’. Easy! And cheap!
I love my new addition to my bedroom because it looks lovely, and organised! Wooooo! Organisation!
What projects have you done from Pinterest?
Hello Internet Folks!
Once again the University year has crept up on me and given me the fright of my life. Lets just say, my to-do list has categories, as well as subcategories. With so many University concerns and stresses, this week has consisted off eating my worries away, stress-naps and pretending to exercise. So all in all, successful!
My plan of attack for Uni? Think about it Monday.
In other news, my family acquired a kitten. They have named her Ella, so please be prepared for an influx of kitty photos and posts.
My sister and Ella
I LOVE THIS PHOTO
AND THIS ONE
So please stay tuned because you shall be getting a flurry of blog posts in the next few weeks! Eeeeeeek exciting!
Lots of love
Quick update to let you know I have moved! New year, new me, new blog!
I made the decision to move from blogger to WordPress, for a few reasons… However mainly because my sister (missysmoments) did the shift, and it looked pretty darn cool.
So raise your glasses, (preferably an alcoholic beverage) and lets celebrate!
Lots of love