Screw it, final goodbyes

Hey,

So I’ve changed my mind again. What a suprise that is. I know I said I would do three posts these last two months, but honestly, I don’t want too. So here is everything I need to say.

First of, my goals. Completely smashed them! I feel so ill now though but I did it!! I kind of went overboard, stressed myself out, pushed myself too hard and made my head a little crazy to be in, but I’m back on the other side now. Just recovering from an awful chest infection cold type thing.

I created this blog in March 2015, and I can tell you, I have loved every second of it. Through all of my ups and many downs I have shared on here, I have made some incredible life long internet friends. Some, I want to meet in real life and spoil the hell out of them! 

This blog has been my little safe haven. My place where I have been able to grow and never be put down for expressing myself. Each and every one of you mean so much to me in very different ways. Some of you were my very first supporters, some of you are the ones who are bold enough to give me constructive feedback, without wanting to hurt my feelings. Some of you are my little cheerleaders, always pushing me forward, always there to motivate me when I need a kick up the ass and the ones I can cry too if I need too. And all of you, yes all 600+ of you are my family. Without you, this new beginging wouldn’t be possible.

I have had so many amazing opportunities while running this blog, I mean I worked with Clinique for god sake! Never in my life would I have thought that was possible! I have worked with other amazing brands such as propercorn ( who I am still totally obsessed with! Lightly sea salted all the way!!), Toddlebike2 (who have made my cousins playtime so much better!), Malki Dead sea minerals (the one company who has made my skin amazing!) Saint London, (who have georgeous watches ((use my discount code IMAGALAXYGIRLBLOG for 20% off!) And many more. 

I’m not going to lie, writing and uploading everyday, sometimes more than once was a struggle, I did rush some content but others on here are my pride and joy. This blog has over 30k views and that is insane! 

I have literally grown up infront of your eyes, I’ve gone from a shy little girl who was afraid of the world, to a girl who has opened herself up to the galaxy and has finally accepted who she is. (Hence why I have stuck with the galaxygirl name). 

I do love and appreciate every one of you, because lets face it, without you, I would still be that shy girl who is too afraid to stand up for what she believes in. 

This new blog and YouTube is going to the best new journey I can take. I have already had my fair share of cries and tantrams over them both, so you know that they are going to be good. If you want to join the team, be a part of the new journey I am taking, then click here to subscribe to my brand new YouTube channel, here to follow my new blog, here to follow my Twitter (leaving hints every day up until the release date!) and here to check out my Instagram. That’s all the links you need right now. 

Thank you for the best years of my life, thank you for the valuable lessons you have all taught me and thank you for being such amazing, supportive friends. Love to every one of you, I wish you all the luck for the future. Dream big and reach for those stars because you will soon reach them!

Love you all!

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November goals

Hello,

How are you? I need to address something before I carry on with my post. A few of you have noticed a name change on my social media. You are very observant. I have created a new blog. Yes, you read that right. It would be amazing if you could all head over and follow me. That new blog will have it’s first ever post on January 1st 2018! Natalie had messaged me some words of widsom and she was right, I shouldn’t delete everything, because I did work my arse off on my content. So, instead of deleting everything, I am keeping this blog. It just wont be used anymore. My new blog is www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com please head over and follow me. Share this on your Twitter and Instagram too! Help me reach at least 200 followers before I begin.

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Okay, so now that that is done, I want to share with you my November goals.

  • Go to bed before 3am – I have been going to sleep around 3am and then not waking up till gone 12! That’s really not healthy, so my aim to sleep at a normal time.
  • Wake up before 12pm – Obviously! Hopefully I can get my body into the routine of waking up at 8am. 
  • Lose some weight – I have been doing so well at this, then after my little wobble, I gained 2 pounds. Now, that isn’t much at all, but I need to loose it and some more too.
  • Get a minimum of 200 followers on my new blog – This blog has over 600 followers and every single one of you are amazing! But I know that realistically, not everyone will follow my new blog. But I am hoping that 200 out of 600+ still want to follow my journey.
  • Do more photography – I’m not sure when I neglected it, but I want to go out and get some new shots. I love uploading them to my photography Instagram page.

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Well, that is it. Those are my goals! I will update you on these at the end of the month. Again, here is the link to my new blog www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com I hope to see you all over there!

Lots of love and I will see you soon.

Alanna x

 

Let’s talk about boobs

Hey,

How are you? Today I am talking about boobs/tits/whatever you call them. If you find reading the title uncomfortable, please hang in there, this post is rather important.

Boobs, we all have them, yes I am talking about you men too. We hide them away in a bra for 12+ a day, we grope them, we pinch them, we compare them, we complain about them and we love them. You shouldn’t be ashamed of them.

We have saggy boobs, perky boobs, perfectly rounded boobs, wonky boobs, double d boobs and non exsistant boobs. You shouldn’t be ashamed of them.

One person is diagoned with breast cancer every 10 minutes.

Let that just sink in a minute. Every ten minutes, someone is being told they have cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers here in the UK, yet still not everyone is aware of it. So I am here to educate you a little more. B

The three main risk factors of breast cancer:

1. Being a woman – over 99% of new cases of breast cancer are in women.

2. Getting older – more than 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Most men who get breast cancer are over 60.

3. Significant family history – this isn’t common, around 5% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have inherited a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

Breast cancer diagnosis

1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month around5,000 people will be diagnosed.

Survival rates

Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last forty years in the UK.

Almost nine in 10 women survive breast cancer for five years or more.

Every year around 11,400 people die from breast cancer in the UK.

An estimated 691,000 are alive in the UK after a diagnosis of breast cancer. This is predicted to rise to 840,000 in 2020. For many the overwhelming emotional and physical effects of the disease can be long-lasting.

Breasts and men

Breast cancer in men is very rare with just 390 new cases in the UK each year, compared to nearly 55,000 new cases in women.

More than half (55%) of male breast cancer deaths in the UK are in men aged 75 and over.

A Breast Cancer Care survey found nearly three-quarters (73%) of men don’t check their breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer, even though the same number (73%) know that men can get the disease.

Signs and symptoms can be:

  • a change in size or shape
  • a lump or area that feels thicker than the rest of the breast
  • a change in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling (like the skin of an orange)
  • redness or rash on the skin and/or around the nipple
  • your nipple has become inverted (pulled in) or looks different (for example changed its position or shape)
  • liquid that comes from the nipple without squeezing
  • pain in your breast or your armpit that’s there all or almost all of the time
  • a swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone

Many symptoms of breast cancer, such as breast pain or a lump, may in fact be caused by normal breast changes or a benign (not cancer) breast condition. However, if you notice a change, it’s important to see your GP (local doctor) as soon as you can.

How to check

Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. Some people have lumpy breasts, or one breast larger than the other, or breasts that are different shapes. When you check your breasts, try to be aware of any changes that are different for you.

Look at and feel your breasts so you know what’s normal for you

Try to get used to looking at and feeling your breasts regularly – for instance, when you are in the bath or shower, using body lotion or getting dressed. You don’t need to feel your breasts in any special way.

Remember to check all parts of your breasts, your armpits and up to your collarbone.

Not every lump is dangerous

Most breast changes will not be cancer. However, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK so it is important that you find out what’s causing the change.

If your GP is male and you don’t feel comfortable going to see him, you can ask if there’s a female doctor available. You can also ask for a female nurse or member of staff to be present during your examination, or you can take a friend or relative with you.

When your GP examines your breasts they may feel that there is no need for further investigation, they may ask to see you again after a short  time or they may refer you to a breast clinic. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have breast cancer, just that further tests are needed to find out what is going on.

What is my point?

All I am asking is for you to check yourself regularly, go to your gp if you’re concerned, and go if you find any changes. If you are in a relationship, why don’t you get your partner to check? If they dont find anything then who knows what you’ll end up doing, do not be afraid to ask.

Don’t forget your boobs do change during periods, pregnancy ect, so just keep that in mind, I don’t want you thinking you’ve got cancer because your boob decided to release a little bit of milk.

Do take this seriously, as I said, every 10 minutes someone is diagnosed with this. This is not a joke, this is your own knowledge.

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Thank you for reading this post. Please do share this around and help make more people aware of not only breast cancer itself but how to check your boobs.

Don’t forget to donate to charities that are fighting to cure cancer, every little helps.

Thats all for me, thank you for your time.

Love,

Alanna x

The end of Summer


Hey,

Happy Friday. Today is officially the last day of summer, I have already said my final goodbyes to the sun and I have begun to mentally prepare myself for the amount of hot chocolate I will be consuming while laying in my comfy pj’s and my fluffy socks. As I have seen on Twitter, so many of you are absolutely buzzing. Mental! So tell me, what exactly are you hyped up about? Is it the fact that the leaves are slowly falling off the trees creating gorgeous burnt orange paths, or is it Halloween? I am not a huge fan of Halloween so I am praying that it is the leaves.

This summer has been the best summer of my life. I may not have completed the things that I so desperately wanted to but what I did do, was go on a journey and I have learnt more about myself then I thought possible. I have become such a different person and in the best way.

I was always scared to go out on my own, just  in fear my sexual assaulter was walking around, I knew deep down that he wouldn’t be but I had convinced myself that he could be. The only way I would go out on my own is if a) it wasn’t dark and b) the person I was meeting would either meet me half way or pick me up, if they wasn’t prepared to do either then it was a no go zone. I was afraid of the place that I live in, the lace that I have lived in for eighteen years. To walk to the shop, I had to force either one of my siblings to walk with me or my mum, if they wouldn’t then I wouldn’t go to the shop. I was a mess.

Now, I can freely walk around. I still get someone to walk to the shop with me but that’s only because I don’t want to have another awkward encounter with my  ex. Not only am I no longer afraid to walk around my own village, for the first time in 5 years or more, I actually went into town without having an anxiety attack. One of my best friends Saskia drove down and we headed to town. I don’t think I freaked out at all. We went and sat inside McDonalds which I was a little nervous about because I don’t know what I would have done if I saw him or his family. But everything was good, we sat in there and I was able to relax even with kids running around and screaming. We then headed the park that’s in town, another prime place that he or his family could be. I tried to not think about it, instead I took some pictures for my photography and enjoyed a catch up with Saskia. We headed back to mine after doing a school run, but I honestly can’t even begin to put into words how proud of myself I felt. I went into town, went to the school, went to drop her brother off at the hairdressers and then I had to go through the village that he lives in and stop at  a garage that I know he frequently visits. I didn’t freak out once, I kept myself calm and distracted and just focused on spending time with Saskia rather then ruining it by having an attack.

I have also made new friends and actually met them. I have always had the fear of meeting up with boys that I haven’t met before, but this time I felt confident and I knew that if I met them it wouldn’t be anything like my fears. I had met one of them last year and he was super chill and cool so seeing him again wasn’t so weird. The other boy is his best friend and I am not going to lie, he is hot as hell. Also another little secret, I fancy the pants of him! I literally get so happy when we talk, not that we do it very often anymore, but seriously, he is literally so good looking. He has the cutest smile too, and I have learnt that he has different smiles, which  are all cute obviously but yeah, I like him.

I have become a lot braver to say what is on my mind.  Usually I just bottle things up and I let people walk all over me, I would have been too scared of confrontation then to actually stand up for myself. Now, I am totally different. If you make me feel uncomfortable, I will be telling you and the reasons wh. If you are being rude, I won’t be rude back because that doesn’t make me any better, instead I will straight up ask you what your problem is and ask if there was any need to be rude. Honestly I will stand there all day and question your motives if I have to. I can’t stand rue people, there is no need for it. My old boss spoke to me on the phone last week and she asked why I quit and wanted to be honest with her, so I was and she didn’t know what to say next. I told her that the way she spoke to me was rude and that she made me feel as though I was incompetent when I am not, all she could respond was, “okay, I’ll see you on Wednesday for our meeting” and put the phone down.

Recently on Twitter I have seen a lot of bashing. People are bashing transgender and how “it’s not right”, people are still bashing gays and bisexuals too and I have written a post already on it which you can read here if you’re interested in reading my views. I do plan on writing another one if that is something you would like to see? I don’t often post controversial things, I usually stick to things that wont get much hate such as my beauty posts or DIY’s etc.. I think now is the time to step out of my comfort zone and actually  express my feelings on topics. If I can do this in person then I should be able to do this on the internet.

I have worked my absolute arse off this summer to become a confident person. My  confidence has always been low, I have never felt good about myself and I have always almost resented myself for the way I look, but that has changed. I am not one hundred percent there yet, I still have things that I absolutely hate about myself, but those are things that  I can’t personally change, if I was to change them, I would need to go through surgery and that is something that I never want to do, because I don’t want to feel as though  surgery is the only way I can be happy when in reality a strawberry milkshake from McDonalds makes me very  happy. I have done so much for my body and I am starting to notice the change. I have always been “fat”, well ever since I was 7 when I found out about my problem. Dieting has never been hard for me, eating less doesn’t bother me at all, it just didn’t work. I was doing everything right, eating less, exercising, keeping my fluids up but nothing changed. I was then put on medication because my problem was getting worse and the side effect of that is weight gain, so I have literally been fighting a loosing battle. My problem is again showing signs of becoming worse so hopefully I can get a solution when I go to the hospital on the 28th. Anyway, I am trying dieting again and this time I am cutting back on the amount of dairy I consume, I am a tea addict so this has been hard because I love a milky tea, but instead I have opted for peppermint green tea which is 1) tasty af and 2) great for weight loss. I have also been taking vitamins because I know that when my problem flares up again, my iron levels go a little crazy. I have lost a stone and a half already which I am so happy about, unfortunately on bad days my weight does go back up but as I said I am fighting a loosing battle.

I have changed my appearance a lot too. I felt as if this would boost my confidence seeing as my weight isn’t exactly something I can control. I am taking more pride in the way I look. Back when I was feeling like shit, I wouldn’t put any effort in so I would look shit too, but now, whether I like it or not, I am up and out of bed by 10am, washed, dressed and make-up done. My style of clothing has changed a lot too, I was a huge lover of things that were sizes too big because that way I could hide my  “fat” and no-one would notice. Now, I buy things in the right size and I buy things that won’t hide my “fat” but instead hug it and make it look good. I have added a lot more colour into my wardrobe, wearing black 24/7 was just adding to my gloomy mood and it just wasn’t a flattering colour. I have also been wearing skirts and dresses which is like a huge deal. I should get an award for that because never in a million years did I think I would be putting them on again. I now take the time to do my make-up. I don’t just put it on I a rush and then leave. I actually blend things in, mix colours and make my make-up centre of attention. I have absolutely nailed the dramatic look. Kind of matches my drama queen personality.

Speaking of drama, I have been the bigger person, quite literally and metaphorically. There has been on going drama since I was in year 7 and people like to hold a grudge which when you think about it, holding a grudge for that long is really sad and a tad bit pathetic but each to their own I suppose, Anyway, the girl that had the problem with me is friends with two of my friends so when they mention my name around her, she gets all defensive and has the whole story of how I am an utter bitch and how I have ruined her life ready to spill so obviously they tell me the whole story and it hasn’t changed at all, well apart from the new part that I stole her boyfriend when in fact, I wasn’t interested in him at all, to be honest, he kind of scared me a little but anyway, I finally put an end to it. I admitted that I am a bitch, because I can be, I can say things that  will melt your heart and I can say things that  will crush you, it all depends on what you’ve done. I fully admitted that our friendship ended on shitty terms but I wasn’t going to say that I ruined her life because that’s just total bullshit. She came out of the whole friendship smelling of roses and everyone thought she was an angel when in fact, most of our issues stemmed from her. I told my friends that spending so much time hating someone is just a waste, so no I don’t hate her, no I don’t dislike her, she is a part of my past so I wish her well in everything she does, but no, I do not wish to ever become her friend again and no I don’t wish to see her again. My friends then told her that I don’t have an issue with her and that its all her problem and now she has unblocked me, which I actually find quite annoying. At least she now knows how I actually feel, she can do whatever she wants with that information, I don’t care.

This summer I have spent my time doing the one thing that I love the most. Any chance I have had, my camera has been out and I have been working hard on my photography. I have made an Instagram for my photography so head over and follow it  if you’re interested in seeing my work. Due to having pictures from my blog taken and then classed as their own, I have added my name onto them so no-one can steal them. My photography use to be shit, probably worse then shit but I can’t think of a word for that. It would be blurry and not really focused on anything particular, it was if I was taking a picture for the sake of taking a picture. Now I  find things worth capturing. I came across a butterfly bush while on an adventure, I spent a good half hour or more capturing shots of them. I also have many landscape photographs. I have determined that I am more of a nature photographer then anything else. I would love to try to do a shoot though, just to see if I was any good at taking pictures of people. I wanted to go to college to study photography but when asking people on their opinion they said that it was more of a hobby then a career so I have kind of gone off that idea.

Don’t get me wrong, my summer as you have read so far has been the best and I am so thrilled that I have done everything above, but I didn’t spend everyday in a field of wild flowers loving life. I had some real deep rough days. I had days where for no reason I would feel like I should self harm. Thankfully I didn’t but I did have those constant thoughts. I had days where I would cry non stop, I felt suicidal and planned how I would die. I was a mess. I had no-one to truly open up to, I couldn’t tell my parents because they had enough going on and my friends are so judgemental on this issue. I only have one friend that truly understands why my brain is fucked but unfortunately he was away working at the time I was feeling like this so I had no where to go. I’m not telling you this to get sympathy, I am telling you because this was a huge part of my summer. By summer I don’t mean the six weeks you had off school, I mean from June, July, August and September. These feelings are a huge part of me.

Four years ago, after my assault I began to write all of my emotions out into poems, I loved writing poems because before my assault I would write them all the time and I even had a few published into books. After my assault my poems became dark and I fell out of love with writing, it was a reminder of what I had been through and I hated it. After studying creative writing at school, it inspired me to start writing again. Obviously I post a lot on my blog, but what I post on here isn’t always a true representation on who I am or what I am feeling. My creative writing teacher Miss D was so supportive. I had to write a story as part of my coursework and her feedback was always the best. It’s all thanks to her that I am continuing the story and turning it into a book. I don’t know if it will just be a book for me to put into my memory box once I have completed it or if I will make sure it gets out there for everyone else to read. I have also written a lot of poetry, I have expressed myself, my thoughts and just normal everyday situations and I have felt amazing doing it. I always feel a surge of energy whenever I do a lot of writing so I am happy that I decided to work past my inner thoughts and put pen to paper to create some amazing pieces.

This summer really has been a highlight of the year, after starting off on a very rocky path of being kicked out of school and then having no sense of direction and no motivation, I think I can safely and proudly say I pulled it out of the bag and turned things around. I am finally grabbing this year and making the most out of it, because I have learnt that it only takes one day to change everything, it takes one mistake to mess everything else up and it takes only one move to change things from good to bad. I found a quote that has stuck by me and that is “ever story has a happy ending, if you’re not happy, its not the end”, and it’s true. Only you can decide if the story is over or not, so why just settle with the average when you can make it the best. I wasn’t happy so I took that on board and did everything I could to make myself happy, and as I have already told you, it wasn’t always a smooth path, but I have ended this feeling things that I didn’t know I would be feeling. This is by no means the end though, my story still has many pages to go. Autumn is a new season, bringing new months and new leads to follow. I can’t wait to show you what I can get up to.

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That is the end of my very long post, thank you for reading and I hope your summer has been as great, if not even better then mine.

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.

Love,

Alanna x

Important!

Hi,

I know I said I wasn’t going to upload a post but I need your help.

An innocent dog has been taken away from his owner because of a vindictive and spiteful person. They alleged that the dog had bit her dog and then bit her while trying to “save” her dog.

This is a lie. This womans dog was not attacked by the dog like she claims in the article, her so call witness has already said that in every moment on the article, the dog was not attacked.

The dog did not bite the woman either. This woman is struggling to keep up with her lies and has slipped up, and now this poor dog has been taken away from his owner, left scared and vulnerable. For what reason?

This dog from what I believe sits with his owner and a large group of children at Brenchley Gardens, Maidstone. This place is known for gatherings. The dog is surrounded my people day in, day out. Often new faces approach him and not once has he attacked them. So why would he suddenly turn?

This type of dog does not just attack for no reason. They are pretty chilled dogs, I would know because I have one. They are very calm dogs who protect their owners, nothinh wrong with that, right?

This dog must have sensed something was wrong, must have felt as though his owner or himself was being threatend for him to “attack”. This woman said she was just walking past. No, if you was just walking past then the dog wouldn’t have payed attention to you, it could have carried on getting fussed by the group of children up there.

This woman doesn’t like that this place has become a hang out for children, and we are children. They do not run around terrorising people, they don’t abuse others who use this place. They sit with thier friends, enjoying their company, often eating their McDonalds. Yes, doesn’t this seem like a violent type. They’re 100% going to attack you with their big mac (obviously sarcasm before you start complaining).

Long story short. Sign this pettion and get this wonderful, friendly dog freed. Because of this womans lies and spitefulness, the owner is without his friend, without someone he loves the most.

Click here to sign.

An open letter to those who show pure ignorance towards the LGBTQ community

Hi,

I’m not here to judge your believes, I’m not here to tell you that you are wrong, I am not here to tell you that these people are sinners and need to be punnished. I am not going to put you through the hate and judgement that you put these people through.

The people who may I remind you, go to work to put food on your table, look after you when you’re sick, save your life by working on medications, looking after and teaching your children for 6+ hours a day 5 days a week.

These people are normal people, they are not going against “Gods” will, they are following his plan for them. Let me explain something to you.

Being gay is NOT a disease, it is not contageous and it sure as hell will not make you a sinner. Being gay is not at all different from being straight. You are loving someone for who they are.

Correct me if I am wrong, but not once in the bible does it say that a relationship has to be between a man and a women? I’d like to know exactly where it states that.

Transgenders are not sinners either! How would you feel if you were in the wrong body, unable to express who you are, unable to be happy, to feel confident, to be loved? They just want to be true to who they are, and now you’re telling me that they can’t, because “God” said its wrong?

Another question for you. Have you personally sat there and spoken to “God”? Has he told you personally that he hates these people? Or is this you being nïeve to change?

I can promise you now, “God” has done a lot worse things then let people be who they are. He watches over the wars where millions of people die. He watches babies die frm being abused. He watches children and adults fight a losing battle from cancer. He allows people to go and bomb innocent people. He watches as people are raped. Not at any point has he stopped these from happening. Why? Are you telling me he is more concerned about people following their own paths? Because if that is true, then I would not support him, I would hold my hands up and walk away.

I have found that you are the most judgemental, most hateful people and the things you say are vile. Some of you would not be going to “heaven”. You say you are a worshiper of “God” so why do you speak with the devils tounge?

The only rules in life that God set for us are the 10 commandments, and can I be honest, most of you who follow his way have already broke some of the rules, so technically you’re a sinner too. Let me just remind you of the commandments:

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall make no idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.

Okay so now where in there does it tell me that I can not love someone of the same sex? Where does it tell me that I can’t reject the body that fills me with such hate?

Do people come round and tell you that you’re living your life wrong? That you should not live the way you are? No they don’t, so what gives you the right to tell others?

“God” doesn’t care “what” you are or who you love. He didn’t create you to be like this, he created you to be loving, forgiving and understanding, so why are those three things he gave to you gone?

My advice to you is: if you don’t like what you see, turn the other way. Do not express your hatred towards innocent people who one day could be the ones saving your life. The famous saying “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all“. Keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself, just as we do when you fail to follow his rules.

And I hope one day, you learn to accept people for who they are, because they’re living their life in pure bliss and happiness, they are not being crushed by bitterness.

Sun safety – Rules are there for a reason

Hey,

I know the sun isn’t quite shinning the way we all need it too, but it is still rather warm outside. Just because the sun isn’t tanning you, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to the sun safety rules.

I know, people do not enjoy rules, and the famous quote “rules are there to be broken” is in this case, not true. Rules are there to keep you safe and to stop you having to spend time in a&e or the doctors. So read carefully and follow the rules.

Rule 1: Drink plenty – I am sure we have been told this since we were kids, so listen to those who keep nagging about it. They aren’t telling you to drink for the fun off it, they’re telling you so you don’t get dehydrated. 

Rule 2: Wear suncream – Yes its lovely to tan and things but your skin is so sensitive, the damage the uv does is real okay, it’s not just to scare you. Please make sure you are using suncream and re-applying it too, you will still tan, you’re just being kinder to your skin.

Rule 3: Shelter – Yes its so fun when you’re running around in the heat without any protection, then when you get home you don’t feel well, thats because you’ve probably got sunstroke. How to avoid this? Shade and hats! Sheltering yourself doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself, you’re just being safe.

Rule 4: Watch what you’re wearing – Okay so my last post I was telling you not to wear layers and layers in the sun, but now I am telling you to cover up a bit. It frustrates me to see, half naked people sitting at a childrens park. Wait can I just say that part again. At a CHILDRENS park. Sure wear your bikinis in your garden or at the pool, but not at a park where you’re bottom half is literally non exsistant and your top, well it’s just about covering your nipples. Just keep in mind where you are and what you’re wearing, okay?

Rule 5: Eat – You have to eat when its hot, trust me if you don’t you’ll feel 10x worse. So the sun has made you feel sick, eating will help bring all your levels back to normal. Screw the “i can’t eat carbs i’m on a summer diet”, no, go eat whatever it is that you need to bring yourself back to normal. Dieting isn’t about starving yourself, its eating the right amount at the right time and its all about the exercise too! 

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That is the sun safety rules, please listen to them, or at least some of them. I’m sorry if I caused any offence to anyone, that wasn’t my intention.

I want you all to enjoy the sun, it’s just frustrating when afterwards you complain about the most obvious thing. Now, I have saved you from your own madness.

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.

Love,

A x

WIAT – What I ate Thursday

Hey,

How are you? I’m not going to lie, this week has been the best week ever, I have never been this happy and if I can’t thank two people enough for that. Luckily they don’t read my blog, so I’m not going to get all embarrassed. I think my Saturday post is going to have to be all about my happiness, would you even read that?

Anyway, the point of this post is to show you how unhealthy I am. Okay so technically I just ran out of ideas and decided to change the classic “what I ate Wednesday” and change it to Alannas what I ate Thursday. I know, I am a pure genius (jokes obviously, you have to remember I am still that girl who couldn’t tie her own laces until 3 years ago).

Right, so lets jump into this:

8am: Why am I even awake! Please send me back to bed tea.

8:30am: Okay so the tea didn’t work so have some banana on toast.

10am: More tea please.



1pm: Welcome to lunch, a ham sandwich, banana, jammy dodgers and a chocolate roll.

3pm: I need more tea!



6pm: Bae has came through. My pizza is done.

6:30pm: Tea, is that you?
8pm: Okay last cup I promise.

10pm: Ahh, you thought I was going to have tea. Well you’re right. But I am also having some cold orange juice.

My food isn’t that interesting. I have to use the same cup for my tea because if I don’t it causes more washing up. I am literally 75% tea. I also used the same tea picture because my tea didn’t really change to be honest.

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Okay so that was the end to this post. Did you enjoy it? Probably not, don’t worry, this kind of post will not happen again! 

Stay happy, stay safe and live life as an adventure.

Love,

Alanna x

20 things to start doing


Hey,

Happy Wednesday, we are half way through the week, are you starting to feel the Friday buzz or are you still feeling the gloom from Monday? I am inbetween both, I am in such a postitive mood, but I also can’t wait for this week to be over with.

Next week is the biggest and scariest and I can not wait for it to be done and set aside. I’ll explain more on Sunday. For now, I wanted to share with you 20 things that I started doing that has changed the way I go about my day. If you do any of these I’d love to know. It’s great to try new things, so if any of these take your fancy, give it a try.

1. Drinking more water: I was terrible at not drinking, let alone drinking water. I could go hours without having a drink, but I now have set alarms on my phone to tell me when I need to have a drink of water. I try drinking a pint every hour, but that is a lot of water to consume, so it often varies between half a pint and a pint, depending on what I am doing. 

I feel like drinking water has really helped me keep my energy up, I am no longer having 3-4 naps a day where I am just too tired, I feel my skin has benifited from it too. I am having less breakouts and my skin is less damaged. Obviously it could have a complete different affect on you, but it’s worth trying it out.

2. Eating breakfast: Eating proper food first thing has always been a no go for me, when I was at school I would skip breakfast, skip lunch and then pig out as soon as I got home. (No wonder I gained so much weight). Now, I wake up between 6:30 – 8am and have breakfast at 8:15. I usually have jam on toast with a cup of tea. I feel like this brings me more energy too. I am not sat rubbing a grumbling belly. 

3. Eating fruit and veg: I have always been good at eating my fruit and veg, I am a huge lover of oranges and strawberries and for roast dinner I always ask for sweed and brussle sprouts. Instead of reaching for a chocolate bar or some biscuits, reach for a piece of fruit or veg. It does your body a lot more good.

4. Long walks: Going for a long walk in the evening is a perfect way to clear your head. If you’ve been stuck in a room for hours, getting some fresh air in your lungs is great. You also feel better for changing your scenery.

5. Reading: After neglecting it for so long, reading is a great way to cool off. Say you’ve just done some hard work, a way to take a break from that hard work is to pick up a book and submerge yourself into it. It’s never a bad thing to expand your knowledge either.

6. Going to bed earlier: Going to bed at 11 instead of 1 is a lot better. The earlier you go to bed, the more sleep you will get. Don’t go to bed at 11 and sit on your phone though, the light keeps you up later. What i do is go to bed at 10, lay there and read until about 10:45, then I shut everything off and close my eyes, that way I should be asleep by 11 if not just after.

7. Banish those negative thoughts about yourself: I wont go into this one too much because I feel all I bang on about is the love for yourself. But you truly are amazing, everyone has their flaws, and someone out there loves us for them. Keep that in mind next time you feel like putting yourself down. It doesn’t do anything for you. 

8. Don’t dwell on the past: The past is in the past for a reason. Those cuts won’t heal if you keep ripping them open again. It’s okay to be upset or angry but don’t hold onto those emotions, you’ll just end up hurt. Let them go and learn from what has happened, you become so much stronger as a person.

9. Enjoy the little things in life: It’s not always about the huge mountains you climb, sometimes it’s what you find among the little rocks at the side. The small things can lead to greater happieness, just let yourself be more open to new things.

10. Do not judge or compare yourself: This sort of links back to 7, its all about your self love. That will always be your key to happiness and success. We each travel down different roads and thats okay because if we all looked the same or acted the same, the world would be a pretty dull place.

11. Try yoga: Don’t do it if you already tried and hated it. Try it for the experience. I can say I have tried, but will not continue to do it. It wasn’t peaceful for me, but for you, it could be.

12. Do not put things off: You know the things you keep pushing back, well they are still there the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that ect. Why not do it, tick it off your list and know that you don’t have to do it again. You wont spend so much time stressing either.

13. Eat what you want: Do not let others tell you what you can and can not do. As long as you are healthy then why should it matter? Okay, so you’re not 100% happy with a little belly fat, not eating that donut will make it disappear. Eat the donut, savour the flavour and once it’s digested properly, go for a long walk, dance, run, do whatever exercise you like. Its the exercise that tones your body, not avoiding food.

14. Stretch daily: This doesn’t just get your blood flow going, but it also increase your flexability. It’s a good way to wake yourself up too. 

15. Listen to music: Music is art, whether you listen to classical, pop or heavy metal, music is still art. It is a wonderful way of expressing yourself and your emotions. You should feel free to do so more often.

16. Tidy things: If you are one of those people who complain they can’t find anything, but have paper and other things scattered everywhere, I’m going to be honest, I would not be able to breathe. Tidy up a bit, get a filing stack or folders to keep paperwork together. You’re less likely to lose something if its actually put away.

17. Wear clothes that make you happy: This is what I do and honestly it disgusts most people. It’s wrong of me to love my body and feel confident in what I wear. Screw them! So you have no boobs, don’t let that stop you wearing a cute bralet, so you’re “fat“, go and put that crop top on and flaunt those sexy curves. Okay so you have a thigh gap, wear a skirt, flaunt those legs. You have thick thighs? Put those leggings on. No one should ever be able to tell you what to wear. Be you, be oustanding. Be orginal and make sure everyone is talking 😉.

18. Throw away things: You don’t need to keep the reciept in your bag, it was from 5 years ago, there is no way you’re getting your money back now. You have pictures of you and your ex from 2 years ago and you’ve both moved on and aren’t even friends, delete the pictures. If you’re not friends you don’t need them. Throw away the things that you don’t need, the things that will not make a difference if its there or not. (This can be applied to friends).

19. 110% effort: Never forget that all that effort you’re putting in now will pay off later. It may not show tomorrow, or next week or next month, but you’ll know when it does and it’s the most amazing feeling in the world.

20. Go outside: It’s a big world out there and you’ll never be able to explore if you’re sat in your room all day. Run, be free, explore the beauty that surrounds you. 

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These are just 20 ideas, I am sure there are many more. Each one will make some kind of impact for you. 

I hope you enjoyed reading, as I said, let me know if you do any of these already, or what ones you might try.

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure,

Love,

Alanna x