Book Blogger A-Z Survey

Book Blogger A-Z Survey

Hi everyone, I’m back with the Book Blogger A-Z survey today. I saw this on Evie Jayne’s blog, and decided that even though I am not a dedicated book blogger, that I’d love to do this tag. If you haven’t already, you should pop over to Evie’s blog and give her some love! (Also I loved the way she highlighted the first letter with a colour, so I also took inspiration from that – I hope you don’t mind, Evie!)

I used to read a lot when I was a kid/teenager (more Harry Potter fan fiction than I’d care to admit when I was a teen) and I’m trying to get myself back into reading, as it was a huge passion of mine. I still love it; I just don’t do it often enough!

Now, let’s get into it!

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What’s in My University Bag

What’s in My University Bag

I’ve always loved reading or watching “What’s in My Bag” posts and videos – I’m a bit nosy and love seeing what other people carry around with them. I always knew that at some point I would write my own post since I started my blog. However, I had so many ideas that I never got around to it, until now! Since I’m heading back to University for my final year this month, I thought it would be perfect to show you what’s in my University bag.

You get to have a nosy around my day-to-day Uni bag, while also seeing what are the absolute essentials after 3 years of learning what I need and what I don’t need. Whenever you start a new journey, whether it’s traveling, or moving, or going to University, sometimes you feel tempted to over-pack. I certainly do! I always think that it is better to be over-prepared, than find yourself stuck for something. Over the years I have found that really, you don’t need to take as much to Uni as you may think.

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How I Am Improving My Lifestyle

How I Am Improving My Lifestyle

Lately I haven’t been feeling great about myself. Over the past year, I have put on weight and while it hasn’t been a major weight gain, it has been obvious to myself and the people around me. I stopped exercising, stopped eating well and I was eating at all the wrong times, too. By that I mean, I would often skip meals and when I felt hungry, I would snack instead of have a proper meal. Biscuits became my one true love! So, I’ve made improving my lifestyle my next mission.

Not only has my diet and weight been an issue, but I’ve let my skincare routine fall by the wayside. I let my skin get bad before I realise I should be doing something about it, and then I take care of my skin to fix the issues. But once I’ve done this, I let the routine fall again.

I’m also terrible at looking after my mental health, too! Just like my skincare routine, I let it fall into a deep, dark hole of despair before I realise – oh, I should do something about this. I either apply for counselling at my University, tell my parents or I’m so deep in the mess I have created, that I sit there stewing in it, assuming there is no other way out.

I’m now in my final year of University, and I’m sick of how low I let myself get. I’m completely done with not taking a hold of my life, and forcing myself to improve it rather than sitting there, wishing that it would get better without me having to put the effort in. I know I am lazy, and I know that I hold myself back. And I know that only I can change how I live my life.

Before, I would assume that if I couldn’t get myself into a better routine instantly, it would never happen. I think I have grown to realise that success isn’t instant. Success is baby steps. You wouldn’t go to the gym and try and lift your entire body weight the first time, would you? So why assume that everything else is going to come to you that instantly?

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My Tattoo Stories

My Tattoo Stories

Hi lovelies, and welcome to my tattoo stories! I posted a poll awhile back on Twitter asking if you would like to read a blog about my tattoos, and there was an overwhelming “yes” vote. Today I’ll be showing you my tattoos, and talking you through the meaning behind them all.

I got my first tattoo when I was 18, and I have 4 so far. I love tattoos; I think they can be such beautiful pieces of artwork. I think it’s amazing that nowadays we can have art on our bodies. I understand that it isn’t for everyone, and that’s fine! But for the people who do love getting ink, it can be a such a great way to express ourselves.

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September Bullet Journal

September Bullet Journal

Hi guys, and welcome back! As it’s the first blog post of the month, we’ll be going through my September bullet journal spread. I’m still trying to improve my creativity, but this month’s spread is pretty basic again. I start back at University in a week’s time, so we do have more organisational pages this time round.

Let’s get into it!

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