Sunday, 28 February 2016

Story Time - "overweight"

Hey guys,

I was recently on YouTube and stumbled across this video, now although I haven't had any personal encounters with weight-related discrimination
I do understand that this is something people of all races, genders and ages have experienced throughout time but -in my opinion- shouldn't have to experience because we are all made differently. I believe that we were all put on this earth with a purpose, so regardless of how you look or how much you weigh, you shouldn't be discriminated against whether you're seen as "too skinny" or "too thick" my personal perspective is that if you feel confident and comfortable with the way you are and the way you look, then no-one should be able to change the way you view yourself.

Now, if you watch YouTube, you are likely to be aware of the upcoming trend called 'Story Time' videos. I love watching YouTubers post their own Story Time Videos despite the fact that I find most of them difficult to relate to (as they are often centred around relationships and boyfriends) so it is only natural that I stumbled across this story.

Before this video, I have never heard of this YouTuber or seen any of her videos, but despite having never been in a relationship, after watching this clip I was truly inspired and -in some ways- motivated to be a better me and hope this will bring you motivation and drive to find self love. 

Thanks for reading xx

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

What I HATE about winter

Hey guys,

If you have been reading my blog for a long time, you will know that my absolute least favourite season is Winter. There are just so many reasons Why to hate and love Winter, but below I'll only be sharing the 5 main reasons why I hate winter:

1. Rain
This includes anything from the constant pitter patter of the raindrops against my rooftop to the wet mess all over the bus floors. I am fully convinced that there is absolutely nothing worse than being out without an umbrella during winter in London. I remember this one time not long ago, I forgot to check the weather before leaving my house, which resulted in me having no umbrella. After school, I began walking towards a nearby McDonald's and it began to rain. You wouldn't believe me when I say that the combination of rain and wind almost blew me into the street four times. By the time I had reached the McDonald's I was soaking wet, the contents of my school bag was also wet as my bag wasn't designed to be zipped, so when it rained all the water was collected in the bag.

2. People, hygiene and getting sick
I'm not sure why a lot of individuals do this, but people think that just because it is Winter and "everyone" has a cold, it is acceptable to sneeze without covering their mouths, or simply just sneeze into their hands and proceed to touch the door handle. Literally, all the teachers in my school are currently sick and therefore the majority of students are currently being taught by a supply teacher (Hmm...I wonder why this happened). 

3. Cold seats
I think this is pretty self explanatory. You get up for one second -when you get back your seat is cold

4. Waking up before the sun rises.
Okay, so this is sort of a love hate relationship. There is nothing that motivates me less to get out of bed in the morning than thinking that it is still night time. No sunlight passes through my curtains because it is still dark out but although I hate waking up to a dark morning sky, there's something really therapeutic about being able to watch the sun rise on your journey to school/work.

5. HEATING (or lack of)
This is one that I feel very passionate about. Every so often during the winter months, I would wake up to there being no heat being emitted by our radiators as well as being told that my sister had finished all of the hot water in the shower. The absolute best way to ensure that you arrive at school stressed and irritated is to ensure that you have a lovely ice-cold shower during winter.

This is a collab post with My Life In A Tab, so click the link to see what she loves about Winter!

Anyway, I've got another quote for you all,

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo

P.s. sorry for the late post, as stupid as this sounds, I thought I had clicked 'publish' before I closed the tab, but I logged on today and realised that I hadn't xx