Chatty update (again!)

Heyooo!

!!Trigger Warning!!

I honestly feel like I haven’t really sat down and just blurted stuff out in ages, which is why today you’re getting yet another chatty update. The past few months have been hectic and such a blur and I genuinely don’t think that’ll be settling down anytime soon.

I haven’t really shared anything that I really and truly was proud of this year apart from a few posts, boy talk, of course being one of the posts I’m majorly proud of, but I really and truly haven’t felt like a good blogger in a while because I couldn’t bring myself to write as much as I used to. In saying that I don’t mean putting out a million posts a week, I mean that, the posts I did write were incredibly short and I have never in my life written a long post, apart from my Get To Know Me|Q+A|REFLECT WITH ME, but the posts were incredibly short and it annoyed me to bits but at the same time it was the best I could’ve given you all in the head space I was in. And don’t ask what type of head space it was coz I still have no clue. The past 8 or so months have honestly been such a rollercoaster and I feel like my writing was definitely a reflection of that and it’s always been really obvious how many times my mood changed as you were reading one post but honestly, I was just… such a mess.

To quickly summarize the past few months of 2018, so you understand a bit more about what was going on, I’ll start with January, I guess.

I started the year off in Australia on holiday and because I couldn’t get a flight back home sooner, I ended up going to high school two weeks later than everyone else. I was in boarding school for the first 3 months of the year and it was a really traumatic experience for me. I was severely depressed and suicidal and I went though long periods of dissociation and it got to this point where, I pretty much, just stopped talking. I didn’t try in school at all, I couldn’t have cared less about doing my homework or doing classwork or paying attention in class and it was really scary to say the least.

April came around and after having a major breakdown at my boarding school at around 10pm, the school called my Mum. I’m not going to go into much detail because the last thing I want is to trigger anyone but I was scared for my life and I was absolutely hysterical, which is understandable given the situation. My Mum ended up having to come fetch me at around midnight and about 5 days later I was booked into rehab for numerous things but self-harm being the main one.

Around this time in April I didn’t really post anything because I didn’t have my phone and I was very much focused on learning to manage… life, I guess. I was put on medication and the suicidal thoughts went away and I began to talk again, thanks to all the lovely people I met in rehab who helped me learn to love myself again and helped me find confidence again, I still have a really hard time talking to people but it’s definitely a lot better now than it was.

I got out of rehab and one of the first things I did was write a letter. It was a letter for someone who had broken my heart multiple times and I still cared and still do care about quite a friggen lot actually. It was definitely one of the longest things I have ever written, anyway, I sent it off and long story short I sent it off to this person and ended up shattered again, not because this person did anything wrong but because I felt like I had made a huge mistake and I relapsed.

The next few months after that were very… confusing. I had no idea what I was doing with my life and it was just really frustrating. I started Klexos during this time (my other blog), it was this blank canvas that I could make a mess of, and I did, because nothing I felt like saying seemed good enough for this blog at the time.

We’re just gonna fast forward to today, what’s already happened, and what I think is happening and because tbh when am I actually ever certain of anything?

-I moved countries (this happened like 3 weeks ago and I thought was on holiday but nope)

-That means I’m starting at a new school with a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT curriculum and might possibly have to redo Grade 8 (I’m not quite sure how I feel about that yet)

-I’ve just discovered that I can write as much as I used to (and that feels fantastic!)

-I’m capable of making friends (after the whole boarding school experience I was really unsure of the possibility of me ever making deep connections with people, something I’ve always struggled with but, even more so after that HOWEVER lately I’ve been talking to some people and they’ve become really special to me and I’m not completely hopeless in the friends department after all)

-I wanna bring back Girlboss/ Guyboss but have it be completely updated and different just AMAZING

-I wanna share more writing on here (you can now go check all of my poems in the writing section at the top of the home page)

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That’s about it for this post really, I hope you enjoyed it! It was really just one of things I needed to put down in physical form, lol this is an online platform but nvm you get the point. Love you loads!!!

xxxChips

You are limitless

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REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD

Okay so first up: I was nominated by a beautiful potato who’s humor almost killed me so thank you because that literally made my day.

You can find her blog down below and it would make me so happy if you commented something meaningful on her latest post.

BEST BLOG EVER

1.YANNY OR LAUREL?

If any of you heard Laurel, I’m disappointed in you. Like how in de name of ice-cream does that sound anything like Laurel. I’m going to leave the links to some ear doctor’s down below coz y’all need help.

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Disclaimer:I’m kiddingggggggggg.Not really

2.WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING ONE OF YOUR TEACHER’S HAS DONE?

a) Forced us to dance on the tables and show off the cringiest dance moves we knew

b) Forced us to sing after a few of us lost things on tour. If you lost something you had to sing in front of the whole grade 7 class.This guy in my grade had a flashlight identical to mine and I freaked out coz I thought it was mine. Fun fact about me:My friend’s say I’m a good singer, I am sometimes but I lose every single bit of talent when I’m nervous so I flopped singing in front of my entire grade and class. Turns out the flashlight wasn’t mine and I had completely embarrassed myself

c) Called me Mrs… My crush was in my class and somehow the whole school knew I liked him and when my class rocked up to the teacher’s class she called me by his surname and I answered before my brain registered it.

3.WHAT’S A QUOTE YOU HATE AND WHY?

Most of you already know that I’m in love with quotes but the dumbest one in the entire universe has got to be “Well, life isn’t fair.” Like hello, do you think I would be in trouble and having to hear that pointless quote if it was fair. And I always get in trouble because of this quote because instead of me replying I do this:

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4. WHAT’S THE DUMBEST WAY YOU’VE BEEN INJURED?

So, this is super embarrassing and totally cringey but, the dumbest way I’ve been injured is stretching. My friend and I were in the gym and she was stretching her leg and she pulled a muscle and I asked her what happened and she was like “All I did was…” and then me being me discarded the bit about her pulling a muscle from doing it and did it. I couldn’t walk for TWO DAYS!

Because I’m me I couldn’t just include one event so here’s the next dumb thing I’ve done. I ran into a wall.

NOW BEFORE YOU START JUDGING ME

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I was three years old and it was Christmas time. My cousins and I decided to play touches in the house. Naturally the adults told us we would get hurt but did we listen, I mean at first my cousins kinda did, but then I was like nahhh they being extra besides the point, we were running in the house. And I was being chased and I turned around to look at where my cousin was and I did something similar to the GIF down below.

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Except there was blood and a gigantic gash in my head and loads of tears, I still have the scar.

5.WHICH CELEBRITY DO YOU LOOK LIKE?

So I took a quiz…

Ariana

HOW IN DE NAME OF CHOCOLATE DO I LOOK LIKE ARIANA GRANDE!??

So because I was lied to by a website I took another quiz.

Can I please just say I look absolutely NOTHING like Emma Watson!!

So I took another quiz…

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So the internet is a lie. *rolls eyes and slams door angrily* (She wanted Jessica Capshaw)

But it’s fine *sighs dramatically* I’ll just pretend I have the ability to sing *wipes fake tear away*.

6.WHAT IS ONE RIDICULOUS THING SOMEONE HAS TRICKED YOU INTO DOING OR BELIEVING?

So it was the last day of term last year and naturally my friends and I brought tons of unhealthy food to eat. So we were sitting down laughing, talking about boys, the usual. And my friend pulls out a packet of Oreos and she gives everyone except me and I whined and threw a hissy fit (I was joking) and I pretended to be upset and walk away. 10 seconds later I walk back to the group and get given an Oreo I devour it in one mouthful and then my friend does the meanest thing ever. She tells me she spat in the Oreo. I died inside. And my friends laughed at me like the wonderful savages they are.

7.ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10 HOW’S YOUR DAY GOING SO FAR AND WHY?

My day’s been like a 3 so far because I’m tired af and I’m too lazy to make myself something to eat and I’m hungry. But it’s been kinda fun at the same time because I’ve been writing this lovely post about the cringiness that is my life.

Hope you enjoyed this post and if you haven’t checked out Bayyy’s Real Neat Blog Award. It’s worth it so go read it!

I nominate

Hannah 

Zovi

Grl Behind Screen

MY QUESTIONS

  • Chocolate flavoured poop or poop flavoured chocolate (I know I’m evil)?
  • What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen a kid do?
  • What’s the most useless product around today?
  • Would you rather have skin that changes colour based on your emotions or tattoos appear all over your body that depict what you did yesterday?
  • What’s something weird you recommend people do at least once?
  • What is something people are obsessed with but you don’t understand?

xxxChips

How rare and beautiful you are

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I AM A BRAIN•POEM

I am a brain.

Sometimes you love me for my rational way of thinking

Or when you get an A on the math test you thought you would fail

What you don’t love is when I get in the way of your heart

Because then you know

You’re stuck on this emotional rollercoaster

And there’s no getting off ’till the end

You don’t really understand the way I work

Or why I make you think the things you think

Or why you make you do the things you do

I give you reason to think the things you think

And sometimes you mull it over and you can’t help but think

“What the…?”

But there’s a reason for my madness

My mystery

My expertise

In a field of matters you’re only just beginning

To understand

What is the labyrinth

Is it the pain you feel in life or the escape?

Is it straight and fast? Is that the way out of suffering?

I am a brain.

Complex

Pessimistic

Strange

Assiduous

Sophisticated

Opportunistic

Unrealistic

Brain.

The story behind the poem:

During a therapy session my psychologist placed numerous objects on a table in front of me and asked me to write something from the objects point of view. While writing this I wasn’t me, I was my brain and after I had written my poem, my psychologist asked if I thought this poem was related to my feelings in any way. I said no. She asked me to read it again, aloud and insert my name and personal pronouns where needed.

So I thought I would share this with you because I’ve realised that in the past few months I’ve been underestimating myself.A lot. And after reading this poem a second time I realised that even though my writing is far from perfect I am a talented writer. And writing this has made me realise that now it isn’t just something people say to be nice and it was never just something people said to be nice, it was something they genuinely believed. And now I believe it too.

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Stop stopping yourself.

xxxChips

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GIRLBOSS//GUYBOSS MARCH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU🎵HAPPY BITRHDAY TO YOU🎵HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CHLOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO YOU🎵

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PS:Sorry this is so late.

Who else missed GIRLBOSS//GUYBOSS❤ As we all know(I think😂) every month (and I say every very lightly😂) I do a post called Girlboss/Guyboss.

Be sure to check out December’s Girlboss:She’s a friend of mine and a GIF extraordinare😉RACHEL VINCENT💜💜

Now let’s get into this post😄It’s March and we all know what that means:thinking back on the importance of scheduling your posts😂

This is the first Girlboss/Guyboss post of the year and it deserves someone incredibly special and extraordinary which is why February’s Girlboss is none other than CHLOE from Midnight Wanderer

So I’ve been binge-reading Chloe’s posts for a while and stalking looking at her Instagram😄And she writes LIKE YOU CANNOT IMAGINE, like,she was one of the first bloggers I followed and this was when my blog was just starting out and I look up to her so much❤But that’s enough of my endless chatter, here’s the stuff you actually want:

1.If you could jump into a pool of something what would it be?

sdokpkNDBHSDISIIJSOJSDODJODJDIDHUDDUDUDGYDYYYSYGSUSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIaThis is an interesting one, the first thing that came into my head was a pool of glitter – because who doesn’t love that? Not sure how I’d feel about trying to get it all out of my hair afterwards though! I’d probably be a bit sparkly for a few days afterwards…

2.What inspired you to start blogging?

I was never really into the whole blogger community thing so there was never a specific person I looked at and thought wow, I want to start a blog because of them. I was more inspired by writers and people like Tia Henricks, Em Mercury etc. to create a platform where I could share my thoughts, feelings and interact with other like-minded people. So I’d say those were the people who inspired me to blog. In terms of what inspired me to blog, I wanted somewhere to share my thoughts, feelings and hopefully inspire and be inspired, I had a lot of things to say but nowhere to say it – there were a lot of stories I wanted to tell, a lot of memories I wanted to share and a lot of magic I wanted to create. I wanted to make something that I could share with others and show people like, look at what I did! I wanted to start something new and to start something for myself so, here I am.

3.What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured (try to top walking into a wall😂)? Honestly I’m probably the clumsiest person out there (I was walking backwards down a hill talking to some friends and fell straight into a dustbin once), but there are 2 things that came into mind when I read this question (thankfully they’re not recent events and only happened when I was younger) though I’m only going to mention one since the other is literally so bad, but basically I fell off the top of a slide and literally the whole of the left side of my face grazed off…meaning I was walking around for weeks where half of my face was just one big giant scab. Never have I wanted to walk round with a paper bag over my head so much.

4.What is something people would never guess about you?

Hmmm, maybe that I have a few tattoos & I’m basically obsessed with them & planning to get a load more?? I don’t look like your typical person who would have tattoos and people always seem a little surprised when they see them on me, so maybe that!

5.Finish the sentence: When I grow up I want to be_____________

HAPPY. Cliche I know, but if I’m happy then literally nothing else matters – I want to be free.

6.Who is your spirit animal?

Oh wow, the amount of times I’ve said this and suddenly I can’t think of a single person hahaha. If we’re talking about people then probably Chrissy Teigen, if we’re talking about actual animals then a sloth (or the dog with a blog – seems kinda fitting)…

7.Stranger Things or 13 Reasons Why??

Stranger Things forever!! It’s literally my favourite TV show in the world, those kids are just my favourite people on Earth I swear. As for 13 Reasons Why, I literally can’t stand it and think it’s the worst thing to have ever been aired on TV – I’m not even sure how it got to that stage!!

8.What are 5 things you couldn’t live without?

My dog My blog (ha)

My journal

My phone (to talk to everyone)

and my car, else I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere!

9.What is your biggest fear?

Watching someone I love slowly lose interest in me.

10.Would you rather have unlimited Tacos for life or unlimited Sushi for life😂?

I actually don’t like sushi and I’m not that much of a fan of tacos either, but I’ll have to go with the latter on this one!

11.Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I’ll be 30 in 10 years (jeez) so my biggest goal is to have started a family by then – I literally can’t wait to be a Mum.

11.If one animal was made the size of an elephant which would be the scariest😥😥
😥 Some kind of insect because those things are literally the creepiest in minuscule size, let alone elephant size! I feel like a crab would be terrifying since some photos came out recently of literal killer crabs and they were HUGE. Honestly the freakiest things ever.
12.What would be the worst movie sequel ever made😂😂?
Can I say a sequel to 13 Reasons Why?

13.What cheesy song do you know by heart🎤 Ooh, I know lots! Probably anything S Club, though I’m definitely not afraid to admit I still love them!

14.Whats a weird but delicious food combination you’re obsessed with

Cucumber on toast…weird, I know.

15.This one has to do with food as well because… you know, FOOD ! What would be the worst ingredient to fill a burrito with?
Either fish or mushrooms – or both!! I literally couldn’t think of anything worse.

Firstly, I’d like to thank Chloe for doing this because legit, this wouldn’t have been possible without her.And then I’d like to thank Brad Pitt and Christian Bale, guys without you, none of this would’ve been possible😢JUST KIDDING!😂😂

Don’t forget to head over to Chloe’s blog for all her amazing content 💜💜

“Do something amazing”

xxxChips

MY BLOGGING ESSENTIALS|BLOGGING TOOLBOX

Heyy

So this is a very interesting post for me as I’ve never gone into much detail about how exactly I blog.There might possibly be a post about that later-this is not it.Today’s post is about all my MUST-HAVES when it comes to blogging. I came across a post like this when I was still very new to the blogosphere and it saved me!!!

It didn’t however teach me that it’s gramatically incorrect to put three exclamation at the end of a sentence😂

These are the things I live by they saved me and hopefully they’ll save you too

TECH

LAPTOP

So I have the HP 250 G5 Notebook and I adore this baby with all my heart! So I type all my posts onto my laptop and then add images and emoji’s on my phone. I would love to get a Mac someday, but for now my HP is perfect for blogging,planning and school.

PHONE
This is is probably one of the most important things I own.90% of all my blogging apps are on here  and I would probably get a lot more done if it wasn’t constantly in need of charging😂. I have the iPhone 6 in silver and honestly I love the camera on it so much,it’s just as good as my camera.And I just love the fact that I could manage my entire blog from my phone if I wanted to!

CAMERA For any newbies (lol, who am I to talk?) I just want to make it very clear that you do not need a fancy, expensive camera to take amazing photos. To be fair I only started taking photos recently, but a phone, like I said above, is just as good as a camera. For any of you wondering, I have the Canon Powershot SX60 HS, it’s quite fancy for a beginner but I got it at a great price and even after four days my photography has improved majorly!

GRAPHICS AND STOCK IMAGES

CANVA

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So before I figured out that there were apps and websites that could make graphics I was lost. And then I heard of Canva, and my life changed forever. Seriously, I use Canva for EVERYTHING. It even has a template for Instagram stories:#LIFE

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PINTEREST

I’ve been using Pinterest since 2013, I am just as madly in love with it now as I was back then. I use it to find inspiration and market my own posts, you can find literally ANYTHING on here!

PIXABAY|PEXELS|UNSPLASH

These are my go-to websites for stock images. These websites have extremely high quality photos and they’re free, so what’s not to love?

GIPHY

Ahhh, the world of GIFS *smiles longingly into the distance*

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Organisation

GOOGLE

Google has saved my life more times than I can count. From Urban Dictionary to Power Thesaurus to googling different things until my blog came up.Honestly so useful if I don’t understand words, or if I’m feeling pretentious and wanna use big words.

GMAIL

My Gmail is the biggest mess ever! Which is why I decided to get an organising app for my email so I use Polymail as well. And as soon as I see emails flying in I scroll through them and delete all the ones that don’t interest me or anything I know I won’t read. Recently though, I’ve started making folders just because I feel like that’ll  help sort out the mountain of emails I keep getting sent.

EVERNOTE

There was a point in my life where I would use Evernote everyday,but I don’t really use it anymore and just keep it around because it has a few blog post ideas and other bits and bobs that are important and are things I can’t be bothered to move. This app is amazing if you want to organise your life, there’s a voice note feature so you can even record your thoughts and ideas on-the-go.You can doodle and make to-do lists, add images and attachments: it really is the best organising app out there!

A PLANNER

Over the past few years I’ve bought countless planners, and notebooks in an attempt to be more organised. I used some of them for a few weeks before I got bored or I stopped because I missed a few months and hated seeing the many blank spaces in my planners. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s that when you decide to use a planner, the most important thing is your system.

So my system focuses on reminding me of my goals and making sure I know that the tasks I see as pointless, are actually going to get me closer to achieving them.

**PS: For everyone who wanted to see a ‘How I organise my planner’ post, I’m waiting until school starts to write that because since I’m on holiday there’s not much I really need to do.

POWERPOINT

So I started using Powerpoint about a week ago to help me plan out all my blog posts and figure out  when I want to post. I literally just made a calendar and filled in blog posts I want to do and I feel like having it on Powerpoint is so much better than having it on Google Calendar (but that might just be my opinion because my life used to revolve around Google Calendar until I started hating it).

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APPS

AFTERLIGHT

Without a doubt this is my favourite editing app ever!MY LITERAL BAE! I use this to edit my blog and Instagram and the Dusty filter has changed me in ways I cannot even begin to explain.🙌

TWITTER

I.DON’T.UNDERSTAND.WHY.PEOPLE.DON’T.USE.TWITTER.

So I joined Twitter sometime last year, it’s probably one of my favourite apps next to Instagram or Pinterest! This is where I ask about the type of posts you’d like to see and share all my posts but it’s also a lot more insightful about my life than any of my Insta Stories, like you can tell exactly how I’m feeling just by looking at the type of posts I’ve been liking recently,overall this is probably one of the most used apps on my phone and my absolute favourite.

INSTAGRAM

So I have two Instagram accounts:

One for my blog

One for me

Either way, I spend a LOT more time on here than I should.

PLANOLY

This app has honestly, changed my Instagram for the better. I can visually plan,schedule or draft any photos I want to upload PLUS I can manage my stories as well! Honestly, this app is just so amazing!

BLOGLOVIN’

This app has brought in so many new followers, shoutout to my Bloglovin’ Babes  ✌🏽. I don’t use the app as  much as I should but I have been starting to use it a lot more in the past few weeks and I’m seeing a huge diference!

WORDPRESS

This one is pretty obvious, for those of you who don’t know I blog on WordPress. I tried out Wix for a bit but I wasn’t liking it and I decided to switch back. Honestly I don’t think there’s a better blogging platform out there than WordPress. All in all it’s up to you but I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND WordPress.

INSTASIZE

This is yet another app I use for my photos, I don’t really use the app for anything over than to give my posts a white background but there are some really cool features I’ve been meaning to use. The only downside I can think of is the ads that constantly pop up because I don’t have Instasize Premium, other than that it’s a great app

WE HEART IT

If Pinterest had a baby it would be We Heart It😂. It’s my inspiration go to and (kinda random) but it’s the reason I’m learning Spanish. And you probably don’t care about that but We Heart It is phenomenal so you guys should definitely check it out if you haven’t already.

So I know this post was kinda long, but I hope this helped any new bloggers or just anyone in general. I love you guys so so much and you mean the world to me❤️

xxxChips

No impidas que se vaya pero haz que se arrepienta

Reflection|2017 Highlights

Wow.This is it, I guess.In a few hours 2017 will officially be over.I did of a lot of things this year that were really gutsy and I honestly feel like I need to reflect on that because this was one of the best and worst years of my life.

HIGHLIGHTS

I asked my crush to go to the Spring Dance with me!

I watched a movie with him and we hung out for like the whole day!!!

I was a monitor!

I survived math!!!And NS!!I friggen got an 87% average in Afrikaans!!

I started a blog!

CLAIRE!!!!

I got a laptop!I got and iPhone!

I bought myself a camera!Also I solemnly promise to deliver ‘lit’ photos in all my posts next year

The Six!

CHEESCAKE!!!!! Cake is bae people,cake is bae.

I fell in love with Factorie

Came up with the stupid idea to do Youtube and announce it on my blog.

Started writing a book!

-Also if any of you like,write stories please please please hit me up on Twitter, because I would really love to hear some feedback on some of what I’ve written so far.And also I want a writing buddy!

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I BOUGHT A CANDLE!! Okay I realise, how sad I’m starting to sound but I like candles and I never lit one myself until this year so I’m allowed to be happy

I went through this year with no regrets!

-I laughed about everything!I got a flipping 56 in a test and I laughed at myself and I moved the hell on and I’m hella proud of myself  for that!

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-My best friend in the whole entire world, we met this year.

There are many more things I could point out about this year. But before I go, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has ever taken the time to read one of my blog posts or like them or comment on them. Blogging has been my escape from stress and all the drama people like throwing my way, uhm, I just wanted to say that I love you all so much and you guys deserve the world so never settle for anything less than you deserve.yeah, I think that’s about it for now.

If you have any blog posts that you would like me to do, or do more of let me know.

Anyway, love you

xxxChips

Take the risk or lose the chance

CHATTY UPDATE

I have written a chatty random update in a while now so I figured I might as well do that because honestly it’s always nice to see the random things I do.

So I’ve been in Australia for the past three weeks and I’m not sure if you guys are into the whole photo collage of my trip here thing, but I personally am not and I’m extremely self-conscious about taking photos of anything because I feel like people are staring at me and normally I don’t care but this one of the very few things that bothers me.Also I discovered the most amazing song ever, I can’t believe I forgot to tell you guys about it, coz you know I’m mad about my music!

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This is one of those songs where you just go crazy because of the dopeness of the beat and I’ve been obsessing over this one for weeks!!Madly in love with this song in case I didn’t say it before. I’ve been having such a chilled time here(Australia), but I find it so weird that people who like, live close to the ocean, don’t ever go there.And I’m just like: What are you even doing with your life????

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I honestly can’t be bothered with life and being social right now, I just wanna sleep and eat cheesecake,Oh btw, I went to watch Jumanji today.It was absolutely hilarious so if you’re looking for a movie to watch in the next couple of weeks go watch that one!

Anyway this was just a random post but like total proof I don’t have my life together at all.

xxxChips

Probably won’t be deleting this because you know I’m not perfect,I  just want you guys to know that I’m a friggen mess and I’m accepting it.

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My Insta feed is a lot better than this blog post!!!Also I’m following pretty much all the bloggers that follow me just because your feed is so much better than mine(lol)

BYEEE

Love ya self

How to Set, Plan and Slay Your Goals in 2018

So I’m gonna soldier talk you through this.That’s my way of saying “Find yourself a notebook badasses of the world I’m about to teach you everything you need to know about goal-setting, planning in the correct way to achieve your goals and how to FINALLY ACHIEVE whatever it is that you have your heart set on for the upcoming new year.”

So the best way to explain this is to add in all the goals I have for myself. Also before we start here are a few things you are going to need:

Tools

  • Pens
  • Highlighters(optional)
  • Paper//Notebook
  • Ruler

Step 1:Create Categories

So before we even start thinking about what we want to achieve we’re gonna make 4-5 main categories which our goals will fall under.

-SCHOOL

-CAREER

-HEALTH

-SELF DEVELOPMENT

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I find that pretty much all my goals fit into the four categories but if you want to add more, feel free. Make sure that you don’t have too many categories or it can get very stressful and overwhelming.

Step 2:Brainstorm

What are your goals? These can be about anything. Do you wanna go to gym everyday or smile more? This is the time for you to figure out what all the random goals you want to achieve are.

Write them all down, no matter how weird they may seem.

New friends           80% average                              Workout everyday          Smile more

         Six pack       Stress-free                Write book                                        Inspire people

Step 3:Organise them into categories

*Make sure that you only have 3 or four goals under each category*

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School

  • New friends
  • 80% average
  • No stress

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Health

  • Workout everyday
  • Stay fit
  • Six pack
  • Go to the gym once a week

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Self- Development

  • Laugh louder+more often
  • Be happy
  • Read more self-help books
  • Meditate

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Career

Blogging

  • Post twice a week
  • Inspire young girls to live life the way they want and encourage them to shatter all the glass ceilings they want.
  • Teach girls less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings-UNKOWN

  • Make blogger friends

YouTube

  • Start the damn thing hehe
  • Post once a week
  • Have fun
  • Inspire 13 year old girls going through ish and people of other ages obvi

Okay, so now that  you’ve created the goals you want to achieve, you need a step-by-step action plan in order to achieve them.

So what you’re gonna do is look at each category, let’s start with School.You’ll notice how the bullet points fit into one another.If I’m getting good grades and have friends then I would be stress free. Let’s say I am stressed though, being around friends is always a great way to relieve stress.

Now we’re gonna make a few little notes under each goal about what you need to do to achieve the goal.If you feel the need to go into more detail about what you need to do for this goal to become an actuality then I would use a page per goal.

~The notes under the goal will be about all the little things you need to do, be it changing habits, or making new ones.

EXAMPLE

School Goals-Plan

80% Average

—Take notes in class (so I keep up and don’t have to stress at the end of each term) Cough cough, now where have I heard the word stress before?Take note of the sarcasm.

—Pay attention in class

—Keep up-to-date on homework

New Friends

—Be friendly

—Don’t gossip

—Reach out to people you wanna be friends with

Stress-Free

—Meditate

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YAYY!!I’m so proud of you for even coming this far.The steps you’ve taken so far will have made sure the goals you’re setting are valid and things you really want for yourself; not just something you thought of in the spur of the moment.You’ve made it this far:You know exactly what it is that you want, you have a plan and an excellent post bursting full of any motivation you lack.You have all the tools you could possibly need, so what are you waiting for?

Before you leave I want to leave a few tips to help you stay ontrack with your goals.

  1. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS-what exactly do you want?how will you get there?
  2. TRY NOT TO INCLUDE TOO MANY NUMBERS-you are not a number.your happiness should not depend on a number
  3. SET REMINDERS ON YOUR PHONE ABOUT YOUR GOALS-the number of times I’ve forgotten about goals #the struggle
  4. REVIEW YOUR GOALS EVERY TWO WEEKS-this is to make sure you’re making progress with your goals regularly
  5. DON’T FEEL DOWN IF YOU DON’T ACHIEVE A GOAL-knowing that you worked hard to get there is all that matters

 

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What are your goals for 2018?What goals did you achieve this year?What keeps you ontrack with your goals?

~I WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE LOVELY~

xxxChips

Non-Christmas Playlist|SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE pt.2

I hate Christmas songs.

I’m sorry, but like they just really really annoy me. Which is why instead of a Christmas playlist for Blogmas I’m doing a Non-Christmas one, you guys really seemed to like my Soundtrack To My Life post❤.Which is why I hope you love this one just as much, because I now have like 980 songs which is way more than before and I have tons to share with you😆😆

Don’t Play-Halsey

Queen Dot Kong-The Dø

Stay (Just a Little Bit More)-The Dø

🍉A friend of mine told me about the Dø and as soon as I hear Stay(Just a Little Bit More) I downloaded their entire album and have been playing it non-stop since seriously tho:if you don’t listen to anything else listen to those!!!😻They honestly have like, such a raw sound and it’s so unlike anything I’ve ever heard which is part of why I’m obsessed enjoying listening to their music so much 😂😄

Dark Side-Bishop Briggs

🍉B.B is a total badass, like after hearing River I was like dayummmmm this women is goals!!!And then I hear Dark Side and I was just like…. does this women ever stop slayyying❤❤❤

Guillotine-Jon Bellion, Travis Mendes

Her Life-Two Feet

Take Me to Church-Hozier

Before He Cheats-Carrie Underwood

Fast Car-Jasmine Thompson

Drowning-Banks
Kissland– The Weeknd

Take Me to Church-Hozier

Fast Car-Jasmine Thompson

House of Balloons//Glass Table Girls -The Weeknd

Passionfruit-Drake
Would You Be So Kind-Dodie

I Do-Gin Wigmore

Needed Me-Rihanna

Bad At Love-Halsey

The Motto-Drake

Two shots-Goody Grace

Begging for Thread-Banks


There is no better artist to listen to than Banks when you are having a bad day. She just gets me and I honestly love her and her music soo sooo much. A lot of musicians these days no names mentioned just write about stupid stuff like, okayy we get that you’re a Starboy can you go back to writing songs with meaning. Banks isn’t like them at all her words are just so beautiful. And honestly her lyrics are heart-wrenching but they are so bloody empowering!

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Also the next two are meant to be there but my laptop is doing this weird thing where it’s crossing everything out.

Worst Luck-6lack

Skinny Love-Bon Iver

Unlock the Swag-Rae Sremmurd

Fuck With Myself-Banks

You Should Know Where I’m Coming From-Banks

Wasted Youth-Sody,Martin Luke Brown

Or Nah-The Weeknd

Sixteen-Chelsea Cutler

Nicest Thing-Kate Nash

Misfit-High Dive Heart

Poplar St-Glass Animals

Alibi-Banks

Dèjà Vu-Rogue

Drama-Jasmine Thompson

Black Out Days-PHANTOGRAM

R U Mine-Arctic Monkeys

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🍉And then I discovered THE MOST AMAZING SINGER EVAHHH!!!Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:Blackbear 🍉Like, after watching Titanic I thought Leo and I were meant to be but then I heard Blackbear’s music!!!!!!!!!!It is legit, solid gold and I honestly cannot get enough😻 Like I have listened to his songs every day since I first heard them, like…. bruhhh:SOULFOOD

-If I Could I Would Feel Nothing

-Do Re Mi

-IDFC

-Bright Pink Tims

-Chateu

-Flirt Right Back

-I miss the old u

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Charlie XCX

-Trophy

-Secret (Shhh)

Work-Iggyy Azalea

🍉PS:I didn’t make a mistake😂 I would definitely recommend listening to those three one-after-the-other.

Hayley Kiyoko

Feelings

🍉Also the music video came out a few weeks ago😻😻 I’ve been listening to it like everyday and I’m still madly in love with it because it is such a great song!!!!

Hey Violet

Guys my age is like one of my favourite songs and I like a lot of songs but this one is seriously one of the best!! I would definitely recommend listening to all her albums!!!

-Guys My Age

-Like LoversDo-O.D.D

-Break my Heart

-Hoodie

Billie Eilish

SHE DOESN’T STOP SLAYYYING😻😻😻 I’VE LISTENED TO MOST OF HER SONGS ALREADY AND WATCHED INTERVIEWS OF HER AND SHE SEEMS LIKE SUCH A NICE PERSON AND HER MUSIC IS TOTAL BADASSERY SO LISTEN TO THEM ALL!

COPYCAT
-My Boy
-Six Feet Under
-Hostage

-Ocean eyes

-idontwannabeyouanymore

-Party favour

-Watch

So, that’s it for this playlist😢but I hope you find some songs that you absolutely love and adore😉! Let me know if you wanna see a SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE PT.3 and as always leave song recommendations down below☺️

xxxChips

Music is my medicine

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

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THIS IS MY SECOND NOMINATION FOR SOMETHING!!! And I was nominated by a friend best friend of mine Lena and I love her so much and she’s super funny and she gets my weirdness and I love her!And I’ve said that twice, so I’ll say this now: Her blog is PHENOMENAL and you NEED to follow her!

The Rules:

  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of ideas to new blogger
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Select fifteen or fewer other bloggers you want to give this award to

HOW SEVENTEEN WISHES STARTED:

SO, because I’m lazy I’m just gonna leave a link to the post:Genesis//The Story Behind Seventeen Wishes. And then I’m going to write a short sentence for everyone who’s too lazy to click the link.

I was bored, I had an idea, BOOM!

MY ADVICE FOR NEW BLOGGERS

1.You’re weird. Keep doing that.

Be yourself. Just be youself.

The people will learn to deal with the weirdness after a while.*winky face+laughing emoji)

2.Keep learning

I had absolutely no clue what I was doing when I started blogging, I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO ADD PICTURES TO THE POSTS! But I learnt, and I learnt about Canva, and blogging graphics, and how it’s important to add tags to your posts so they’re easy for people to find. And I still learn everyday, whether it’s on Youtube or on TV or when my friends tell me the drama I’ve missed:I learn.

MY  FABULOUS NOMINEES:

-Jenny In Neverland

-Respirare

-Hannah

BibleBloggerGirl

 

I’m back….

And I have a really important question about food:

PEANUT BUTTER AND OREOS. THOUGHTS??

xxxChips

You have to be odd to be number one

-Dr Seuss