Remember When You Wanted What You Currently Have?

I remember seeing this quote on Kaelin Fox’s Instagram and it immediately struck a chord with me. I kept going back to the quote and re-reading it. Just recently, I wrote one of my daily emails about the quote and how I’m trying to get back into that frame of…

New York, I’m Sorry

New York, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for complaining about your smelly Subway trains. I’m sorry for moaning about my morning commute. I’m sorry for not eating more of your dollar slice pizzas. I’m sorry for not visiting Central Park as much as I should. I’m sorry for being freaked out…

#FridayFive: Five Ways to Practice Gratitude

Before you roll your eyes and say, “Oh God, here she goes,” stay with me. I’ve recently found that practicing gratitude does absolute wonders for your mind and how you feel about yourself and life in general. When I say ‘practice gratitude’ I don’t mean to find you inner zen…

#FridayFive: Five Lifestyle Changes I’m Making

With every new year, new month, new job, new city or new anything, I always love an excuse to make new goals or to make some changes. It’s always a good time to assess where you are, your lifestyle situation and current situation and think about the changes you can…

Why You Need to Think About Your Personal Brand

We all know what a brand is and when thinking about brands, the first few that come to mind are Apple, Coca Cola and even Cadbury’s. We’d recognise their logo anywhere, their font and even their colour-scheme. But branding no longer solely belongs to companies on the stock exchange and…

Is It Time to Give Up Blogging?

I don’t know if it’s the stress of final year, the pressure of this dissertation or the fact that I’ve been sat in this coffee shop for the past six hours and being very close to putting my head through the window (or lack of Diet Coke for five weeks)…

#FridayFive: Five Things I’m Thankful For

Often, when life gets hectic, we become stressed, annoyed and complacent. Usually, something comes along to bring us back down to earth and remind us that there is a world outside of our own bubble. I’ve been quite stressed this week with work, university, blogging, preparing for going to Amsterdam…

Why It’s Okay to be Selfish Sometimes

We all have one life. That’s a given. How we choose to live that life should be up to us, not someone else. You shouldn’t do things to please others or because someone tells you to. We shouldn’t be following the crowd, the latest trends and we especially shouldn’t be…

Three Excuses We Need to Stop Making

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Over the past while, I’ve made the conscious decision to stop making excuses for myself or putting things off that I should be doing (ahem, dissertation). The number one excuse I find myself using is ‘I don’t have time’. We all have the same amount of hours…

My Debenhams Christmas Wish-List

Is it too early to start talking about Christmas? In my opinion, once the 31st of October has come and gone, absolutely not. I adore Christmas. I mostly adore the run-up to Christmas rather than the day itself. It’s kind of a huge build up of expectations to just eat…