Turning Twenty

Good Morning World!

HELLO to yet another year! Time is passing so quickly I can barely keep up with it! Today is my Birthday, I’ve made the big jump from being a teenager to a full fledged member of the twenties club. It scares me to think that my teenage years are behind me, there are no excuses now, I’m an ADULT! Jokes aside though… I am happy to be moving into this new phase in my life, and I hope life as a twenty year old suits me well.

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The last 365 days have probably been one of the best ones yet. I have loved my time blogging and creating content. I have really gotten into the whole photography element recently, hopefully you’ve noticed. My biggest change from last year has to be my transition from living at home to living independently at University, I have really come into myself and I owe this year to that.

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This new time in my life is going to be one of the best ones yet, your twenties are the years where you really come into yourself and I’m excited to find out who Georgina really is. Just thinking about what could happen is unimaginable, but I’m ready to put my best foot forward and begin to adult in a way I didn’t realise I knew how.

Here’s to another year.

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Laughter Makes the World Go Round

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We all love a good case of the giggles, the kind where your stomach starts to hurt, or the kind that makes you run to the toilet in fear, or the silent laughter you do while pulling a face for radio. The latter being my unconcious go-to. It’s a great love in all of us.

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There is nothing I love more than the company of people who can make me laugh uncontrollably. If you can find someone who can make you forget about the boring parts of life and create a new happiness. Those are the people you want to spend time with, and those are the people you want to surround yourself with.

I have only recently realised this!

A couple of months ago a big thing happened between me and another individual, it was no ones faul, it just happened. As a result of this, I lost a lot of friends. I lost people who I used to call my best friends, people I use to spend my entire summer with; just gone. It made me realise the importance of real friendship and I how when you went to school you were friends with the people you saw everyday, for no other reason than that; you saw them everyday. My first semester at University served to be fine, but after this ‘incidence’ things just started to disolve. I noticed things I didn’t previosuly. I behaved the same before and after but it was them who ultimatly made the final decision.

The past weeks I have then only surrounded myself with the people who make me smile, the people I can truly be myself around. Going through something this difficult makes you realise who is actually there for you and who was just around for the ride. Because we both lost something, and the fact my ‘friends’ decided to make the choice for me to leave upset me, but now I know I’m better off.

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The moral of this story is that laughter comes from being truly comfortable and happy, so only surround yourself with people who do that!

Love Georgina xx

 

 

Elegant Ending to a Memorable First Year

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My first year at Univeristy has come to and end. This past Saturday I packed up my University dorm room and headed back home. It was heart breaking. Leaving a room to which I lived in for one of the most exciting years of my life. I cannot emphasise enough how fast this year has gone, or to think about how scary it will be that come September I will be a second year student.

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It is true that all good things must come to an end… at least for now! I am acting like I’m leaving forever but in reality I will be back in couple of months. I just hate goodbyes.

On a serious note thought, Univeristy has taught me so much in only a year, and I have no doubt these lessons will continue. I have grown up and changed considerably since last September, it has aided not only my educational growth but my own personal growth. There are things that I have achieved this year that I never would’ve ordinarily thought would happen. Everything has been for the better.

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I have come to make so many new friendships, some I know I will treasure throughout Univeristy and for many years to come. I have become part of a society which has helped me considerably with my confidence and allowed me to meet many more new people.  I am surrounding myself with people who are like me and can accept me for the weird, bubbly person that I am.

I know, I know! It’s only first year! First year’s, yes do have a fair bit of work and exams, but for most Universities it counts for very little if any of their degree. I still have another couple of years before I finished this wonderful journey, but as this year has demonstrated it is approaching far sooner than I would’ve thought. It seems like less than 2 minutes have gone by when I was awkwardly standing in the halls on Freshers week trying to make friends with every face that walked by.

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The end of the academic year is the time to reflect, not just our own personal development but on how others around us have shaped who we are. At the time I thought I hadn’t learnt much about myself, but the reality is looking back I have. Academically I know I could’ve done better, and there are many things that I know now that I will change going into my second year. Things like doing more outside reading, or writing up the lectures as soon as I get it, rather than just having a nap (we all do it). Saying that there are also things I am proud of this year, and hope will continue through my years, things like putting myself out there a little more and not being this shy awkward girl standing in the background.

First year was one of the best years of my life. This is one of the easiest statements I have ever had to say. I am looking forward to what the next couple of years have to offer. Bring on second year.

Love Georgina xx

 

Double Rainbow

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I am defiantly one of those people who’s mood is affected by the weather. Rain makes me miserable, the sun makes me happy and clouds are not friends. So when staring out my window on a cold rainy day I felt sluggish, but because I saw a rainbow I felt inspired.

Rainbows tell us to hold onto hope, and believe beyond the shadow of doubt when following our hearts desires. But a double rainbow opens up the path of personal magic. Its a signal to be true to yourself and know that the universe is conspiring on your behalf. Its shows that your intuition is keener than you imagined and is urging you to trust your gut.

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I am and always have been a keen believer in Astrology. I believe that there are certain things in our lives that our uncontrollable, but I also believe that there are certain things we have to do for ourselves. I agree that there are certain people in this world that you are meant to meet, some to help you grow, or some to help you to learn but I believe that that’s it, it is you that has to actively go out and learn these lesson, this is something the universe cannot do for you. I know this phenomenon is not a favourite in everyone but I do have a point.

Rainbows mean just this! They bring hope and are the key for believing in your greatest desires. I know symbolism doesn’t mean anything in a broad sense, and if you passively look at anything then things won’t happen. This post isn’t about the wonderful nature of rainbows and how they magically bring you good things. Its about believing you can do something. I know that when I have someone behind me cheering me on, like your parents do a sports day, its so much easier to do well. You’re making someone else proud as well as yourself.

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They hold the key for unlocking desire and achieving something you have always wanted to do. If you look at this on a simple level, before I saw that rainbow I wasn’t in the mood to do anything that day, the rain makes you want to sit inside in front of the TV, but that light of inspiration lead to this blog post, and it led me see the light in most things. What I am trying to say is, there is light in everything you do. There may be bad times but it takes a small piece of light to realise your motivation. This light (the rainbow) helps you to achieve things, it brings you hope, it brings motivation and above all it brings you magic.

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What I am wearing:

Rainbow Knitted Top: Topshop

Blue Denim Pinafore Dress: Topshop

Thank you for reading

Love Georgina xx

 

How I’m Transitioning My Wardrobe

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Last year me would’ve said “Its a little late to be putting this post up”, but this year me knows that because of the weather, May is the first time I can properly say Spring has arrived. The weather recently has been a bit of a joke, well more than a bit. Just when we thought it was picking up again, it goes and rains. Come on now Mother Nature, make up your mind.

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Sorry about the weather negativity, we get enough of that all year round. For me spring is about the florals. Very cliché of me, I know! But we all know it’s true. The trick for me is getting the right balance of winter and summer into your middle season outfit. I picked up this little blouse from Topshop, and I think it says spring beautifully. The floral pattern accoupanied with the white spots adds something different. My favourite thing about this blouse however is the sleeves, I am in love with this feminine bow detail.

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The beautiful down button detailing along with the petlum style makes this top extra special.

Winter to me is all about dark, strong colours. My style in the colder months is a little more edgy, and adding this to a girly top for me creates something different. I paired this top with some black jeans, I did this to stop the overshadowing of summer. I also added a big metal belt and a thick jacket, because spring is about those layers too.

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Love Georgina xx

6 Ways To Practice Self-Care

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The last couple of months I have felt the happiest I have ever been, this second half of my Univeristy year has made me realise how much I enjoy life. A few months back, I was stuck in a rut, I wanted to quit Univeristy and I was holding onto so much of my past that I needed things to change. Looking back at my life year ago it makes me happy to know I have grown up so much, I have so many new friends who care about me and reciprocal, but above all that I am now truly happy. I wanted to share some of the things that have helped me (in more ways than one) turn my life upside down.

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1. Choosing Friends.

It sounds so cliché and petty when you hear it out loud but it does make a difference. Sometimes that friend that you’ve had for years isn’t always looking out for you best interest. I have met people at Univeristy that look out for me more than some people from back home I have known for years. Amount of time isn’t a marker of friendship. The key point here is ‘choose’. Don’t give someone the time of day when they can’t spare a moment for you.

2. Self-Discipline

Lets talk about it on a modest level, lets face it I wasn’t the most motivated person in the world. I use to hardly do any work and just continue living my life pretending things don’t exist. But since January I have a schedule and an eating plan. But its not enough to just have these things. You have to stick to them. Learn to say ‘no’ to other things, when your work needs to be done, do it. Don’t get your head turned, put yourself and your future first.

3. Me-Time

To quote Oscar Wilde “be yourself, everyone else is taken”, so make sure you take some time to love yourself. I’m not talking about this take a bubble bath nonsense of me-time, I’m talking about talking time out of your day to focus on yourself, and preparing yourself for the next move. Whether that be waking up an hour earlier on the day of a big presentation to evaluate what needs to be done before, or maybe even ditching a night out to stay home and recharge. Focus on you.

4. Sleep

There is nothing I will stress more. I know a lot of people especially at Univeristy prioritise other things over sleep, and I have to hold my hands up and say I am at fault to this too. Lack of sleep has a negative effect on performance and you are unable to work to your best ability if this is lacking. It has been known for students to pull an all-nighter the day before an assignment is due in, but this will only have a negative effect on you, it wont be your best work.

5. Spending Quality Time with Quality People

It can be hard to juggle your social, work and study life all at once. I find that spending time with the family and friends who know you best can be a refreshing and uplifting. I know we all have those friends who we put up an imagine for, and I have them myself, but enjoying the company of those who you can be 100% yourself around makes everything easier. They understand you, and wont judge you on anything.

6. Managing Your Finances

Being a student, this is a must. Its the first time we are living on our own and we go a little crazy with money. So this little system will help you from splashing the cash. Everyone has a different monthly income to its important to correspond this with how you live your life. Work out how much money you have for the month and use this to calculate how much you have a week. I know that at Univeristy I have £50 to live off every week, I allot a third of this money to food, a third to necessities for example face wipes and toiletries, and the rest is used for me to have fun, which at uni means nights out. Its important to stick to this, I know for some people this can be hard, but one way of making sure is to take out X amount of money every week (in my case £50) and have it in cash, that way you wont be able to overspend like if you used your card.

The truth about self-care shouldn’t be in how you pamper yourself  with luxurious bath products and cleansers but be something we give ourselves credit for every day, for looking after ourselves. I ask everyone reading this to do what I did and look back at how far you’ve come and praise yourself for it, be proud of your achievements no matter how small. Only then can you master the art of self-care.

Love Georgina xx

 

A Happy Little Catch Up

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Life has been a little chaotic recently. Big changes have occurred and ultimately my little blog has taken a back seat, apologies. But here I am finding the time to blog (something I have been yarning for) a thing that has become a treat and not a dependency these last couple of months. The main reason for my loss of time has been that I started university. I have moved to another part of the country and I’m living in a flat with 6 other people. This concept is still very bizarre to me, and I have only now started to adopt my own routine with these lovely people in my life. Its so crazy the amount of things we take for granted when living with our parents that we now have to do yourself, including the obvious’ like food shopping down to more unthought-of chores like de-scaling the shower head. My life has changed so much in such a small amount of time.

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I first moved to university in September, moving day is such a blur to me; although so is the first semester, little things like having to do a food shop, meal plan and budgeting have been a bore. The assentation into adulthood became a little more real. Who knew flying the nest was going to be this complicated? I’m only talking about the sheer entity of living without my parents and I haven’t even started to think about the idea of work and university in general, but let me tell you it is a lot more work than I thought it would entail, but thank heavens for first year. I don’t know what I would do if this year did actually count towards my degree.

Although this new chapter in my life is amazing and I am enjoying every minute of it now that I have gotten over the initial homesickness phase, there are still so many things that I miss about being at home and there are still times when I long to be cuddled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate watching some silly gameshow with my family but as I have come to realise those special moments are getting fewer and fewer. I guess this is part of growing up, having to fend for yourself and realising that those moments should be treasured more than you think, (a little deeper than I intended for our morning catch up but heart types what it wants). It has been lovely though coming back over the last couple of holidays and I have realised that my relationship with my family has matured and there are less petty disputes that use to take up 75% of general conversation.

In addition, due to my Seasonal Affective Mood I have only just come to realise how much love I have for University and how much I have missed blogging. Like every year my blog gets a start up at the beginning of spring and my memory of winter becomes a black hole. But now, I couldn’t think of anywhere I would rather be than sat in my flat with all my lovely new university friends. Its fair to say that since the weather has been nice I’m a happy little bean. Its gotten so bad that I don’t even want to go home for summer, my love for constant company as become a love and my once thought introverted self as disappeared.

I thought this general catch up would be quite fitting considering I’ve been in hibernation all winter, but there is so much more going on which I will reveal in later posts.

Thank you for reading

Love Georgina xx