Guest post:- 21 things to do before my 21st birthday

Hi everyone!

For those of you who don’t know (which is definitely at least 85% of you – sit down, Han. Be Humble). My name is Hannah and I’m a blogger over at jnsq.co.uk!

Alanna kindly offered me a guest spot on Life Like a Galaxy Girl, and, hey – it was an offer I couldn’t refuse!

Let me throw something out there; being twenty is hard. It’s one of our most formative years! Make the transition from nineteen, and I guarantee you’ll have a lot more responsibility lying on your shoulders then you did the night before your twentieth birthday. People expect you to be stable, they expect you to take care of your finances, you have to make your own appointments without crying, and so on.

Turns out it doesn’t get any better. You have to turn twenty-one at some point, then twenty-two, then twenty-three. It just gets worse from there (i.e. I just discovered time is linear – shocked and appalled). I have six months left until my most definitive birthday for the next twenty-nine years – let’s just say there’s a lot I want to get done!

‘Like what?!’, I hear you cry expectantly. I’ll tell you. In descending order (so it’s more like a cute countdown. With extra regret and bitter, bitter dread. Fun!)

21. GET AT LEAST ONE ‘FIRST’ IN MY STUDIES NEXT SEMESTER

A ‘first’ is essentially the British university equivalent for an ‘A’. You do the math(s)!

20. GIVE MY BOYFRIEND THE CUTEST BIRTHDAY/VALENTINES DAY GIFT EVER SO THAT HE’S BLINDED BY HOW MUCH HE LOVES ME…

…And falls to my feet, sobbing and vowing to take me to KFC if – and when, I ask. Oh, and to never ignore me in favour of Fortnite. Gross.

19. GET HEALTHIER

‘You wanna lower cholesterol? You wanna banish heart disease? You wanna jog and have it not feel like your lungs are convulsing from step-to-painful-step? You better work, b*tch!’

18. START SEEING A COUNSELLOR REGULARLY AGAIN

Even sexy girls need therapists, Janet.

17. GET A RETWEET FROM JEFFREE STAR

There’s no deeper meaning here. I just think he’s fab.

16. READ MORE BOOKS

I’m a writer who doesn’t read. We exist!

15. WRITE AT LEAST ONE ARTICLE FOR BUZZFEED

I’m here, Buzzfeed HQ. Poach me. Notice me. I’m desperate for paid work. Pls.

14. ACHIEVE ONE-TWENTY-FIFTH OF BEYONCÉ-ESQUE PERFECTION

I mean, I’m not saying I want a Vogue montage of me looking perfect to the power of ‘The Makings of You’ by Otis Redding. Or, maybe I am saying that? Nope, wait. I’m definitely saying that.

13. I WANT TO DO MORE FOR WOMEN

Being a feminist is the most frustrating thing in the world to me – I want to do so much for the cause. But I can’t do a lot from my bedroom.

12. I WANT TO DO MORE FOR PEOPLE

I want to do something. I want to raise money for charities, do more for my parents, do more for people I don’t even know.

11. UP MY BLOG STATS

Pinterest, WordPress, Twitter, Instagram… I’m coming for ya.

10. PERFECT MY BLOG PHOTOGRAPHY

“Spare camera, ma’am?”

9. MEET UP WITH MORE BLOGGERS

Can’t be catfished into buying flat tummy tea in real life situations… wait, maybe you can…

8. MAKE MORE INSANE MEMORIES

2018 was an amazing year filled with love, challenges and plenty of laughter. Hopefully 2019 can top that!

7. GROW MY MAKEUP COLLECTION

Listen… I just want the James Charles X Morphe palette, okay?

6. SOCIALISE MORE

Nights in, nights out, nights in the library… I’m game.

5. LEARN TO COOK

I’m a foodie, but let’s face it. My cooking is sub-par at best. I make delectable toast, though.

4. MAKE A BULLET JOURNAL

I’ll level with you; I’m absolutely horrendous at art. But, one of my friends at uni has awakened me into a whole new world of tracing. Tracing is a way of life, not just a cheating mechanism.

3. WEAN MYSELF ONTO A VEGAN DIET

I’ve already said “sayonara” to milk, and lot of meats. No regrets.

2. HAVE A LOVELY VALENTINE’S DATE

Last year was the year of the underdog. This year I want to go all out; flowers, candles, everything.

1. TRAVEL MORE

Not necessarily around the globe, I’d love to globetrot on my own doorstep, exploring the unexplored UK!

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Get to know me

Hello,

Happy Monday my loves how are you? I hope you have had a great start to your week! I have been a bit all over the place today I’ve not really been able to achieve a lot of the goals that I have set myself today but I have been able to help other people so I don’t feel as bad.

Tonight I thought I would do something a little fun I have noticed that I have gained a few new followers and with it being a new year I thought I would do a brand new a get to know me tag. I am pretty sure I haven’t answered these questions before I believe that these are the 2019 questions for this tag or so it said on the website. I hope you enjoy this anyway feel free to do this tag yourself and link it below if you do decide to take part.

Without further ado let’s get on to knowing me better.

Get to know me

1.Where did you grow up? – I grew up in Kent in the UK. I am not going to give you any more than that just because of weirdos on the internet.

2.Where do you currently live? – I live in the area that I grew up in I just now live with my nan instead of my parents.

3. Who was your first best friend? – my first a fast friend was a girl called Celeste she was my best friend for 11 years! Unfortunately she moved away and we lost contact with each other.

4. How tall are you? – I have no idea I don’t measure my height and I don’t measure my weight either.

5.Dogs or Cats? – I absolutely love both! My dog is the cutest ever he will literally just lay on you and cuddle you until your legs go numb, but my cat Mimi is my absolute favourite is she gives me all the love that I could ever ask for whenever I visit home.

6. Funniest moment throughout high school? – I can’t think of a specific moment but every science lesson was just filled with laughter they were definitely my favourite lessons.

7. What year were you born? – 1999

8. Are you in/have you gone to college? – I am not currently in college and I never went to college either. I went to sixth form at my secondary school but due to my health condition they decided that I can carry on and they kicked me out.

9. What is your favourite drink? – it has to be the good ol’ tea. Two sugars and some milk with mine and I am a very happy girl.

10. What is your spirit animal and why? – I don’t know what my spirit animal would be I can be really feisty and fiery and literally take no crap from anyone but I can also be super lazy and not do anything but sleep. So if you can find an animal that relates to that let me know.

11. You’re wearing perfume, what scent is it? – Beyoncé Heat

12. Tea or Coffee? – Tea! I have not reached that stage in my adult life where I like coffee. I honestly don’t think I’ll ever reach it.

13. What are your life goals? – To be happy and healthy, to have a family, to be financially stable and to never fear the future.

14. What sports do you play or have you played? – I absolutely loved sport when I was at school, at my first secondary school I played on their netball team, then in my second secondary school I played Badminton like a pro!

15. Have any books you read changed your life? – I don’t know if that changed my life, but Fearne Cotton’s books Quiet, Happy and Calm have all had an important role to play.

16. What is your favourite movie? – I’d have to say at the moment it’s Rampage, only because of George!

17. Who are your favourite YouTubers? – I’d have to say Lucy Flight, Carmine (touchdalight), Emily Canham and Jake Boys

18. Do you speak any languages and how well? – I can speak a little French but not as well as I’d like to be able to. It’s been a long time since school and since I learnt any of it.

19. Are you single or taken? – Unfortunately I am now single, my ex and I agreed that we both needed to work on ourselves before anything else. We were both in really bad places and we would just tear eachother down instead of helping eachother. We are still really close and maybe one day we will get back together but for now, we’re both happy working on ourselves.

20. What is your idea of your dream date? – My dream date if it was warm would be to go for a walk along the beach. I have found that to be my happy place. If it is cold though, I’d love to be spending time in a huge library or walking around charity shops.

21. How long was your longest relationship? – I’m not sure to be honest.

22. How would you describe your fashion sense? – Boring!

23. What is your go to hairstyle? – Wacked up in a ponytail

24. How many siblings do you have? – I have two brothers and two sisters

25. What is your go to fast food order? – It may be surprising but I don’t eat a lot of fast food so I have no idea.

26. Do you use PC or a Mac? – PC, I’ve never used anything Apple related.

27. Your most memorable vacation memory? – I haven’t been on a vacation yet

28. What are your morning, evening routines? – They will be in a blog post very soon.

29. Do you have any bad habits? – I swear way too much!

30. Tell us one thing about you that we wouldn’t know! – I’m not very confident within myself but I come across as I do in front of others.

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My OOTD (Outfit of the day)

Hello,

Happy Friday my loves how are you? What have you been up to today? I haven’t been productive at all I have no energy to do anything and as bad as the sounds even writing this blog post is sending me to sleep!

My iron levels are really high and I’ve done some googling and I found out that I am so tired because my levels are high it has the same effect if your levels are low which I didn’t realise so I am just running on empty and trying to get through the day.

I think the most productive things I have done today it is I get up and get dressed I would actually like a gold star for that if anyone would like to send one my way? I am really going to push myself tonight to you do a Pilates lesson, something I never thought I would be saying but it may help me in some way.

For tonight’s post I am going to show you my outfit it really isn’t anything special I have to spend at home today pottering about trying not to jump into bed and fall asleep. It is absolutely freezing where I live I don’t know if it’s the same for you but as much as I want it to snow I also kind of wish that summer would arrive early!

I have decided to you get the 21 buttons app to you I share my app of the days on there too I will put a link either on this blog post or I will put it on my Instagram somewhere for you to find it if you wanted to. Looking at my outfit it kind of looks a bit weird I mean it’s not because it’s jeans and a top but I have some great news to share.

I have lost about a stone in weight and that is such an incredible feeling I definitely do feel better for the weight loss I don’t feel good in myself because of my iron issues but that is completely unrelated to the weight situation. Due to me losing this away my jeans are like way too big for me! I literally take a few steps forward and they had almost flashing my butt everyone which really isn’t a good look!

Over the next couple of months I am really going to be working on the losing more weight so I am not going to go out and splurge on some new outfits, because I don’t know how many dress sizes I’m going to drop so it’d be a complete waste of money which I don’t have. I would like to share my fitness things with you I will be sharing my pilates workouts with you in about a months time, I know that seems such a long time but it’s actually only 30 days. I had quite a mixed response to sharing my fitness things before, so please do let me know in the comments if that’s something you would like me to start again or not.

Anyway you didn’t come here for me it to you a blabber on, here is my outfit of the day.

Today’s OOTD

– I’ve kept my look really simple today because I knew I wouldn’t be going anywhere and I wanted something comfortable, yet warm. I decided to wear my ripped Jeans from Simply Be and my “U ok Hun?” top from New Look. As you’ll be able to see in a moment, my jeans are simply far too big now, a belt investment is definitely needed.

I literally stepped forward and they slid down! My socks are super Christmassy but warm and I’m really not ready to say goodbye to them yet!

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What’s in my bag? 2019 edition

Hello,

How are you? I hope you’ve had a wonderful day, I haven’t done a lot today, literally just the basics. In my defense I was awake until well after 3am reading Harry Potter so I just haven’t had the energy to be productive.

Tonight’s post isn’t your standard what’s in my bag post. I asked over on Instagram if I should do a what’s in my bag for all three of my bags or just one of them and the majority of you seemed interested in all three so that’s what I have done.

I only own three bags which is a little sad but it also makes things super easy for me. I have a date night bag, an average day handbag and then a work bag, all three of them are completely different which sparked the idea of sharing them all with you. Why don’t we get started with my work bag?

What’s in my work bag?

My work back is ironically my most expensive bag costing £70! I use this bag because it’s a backpack and therefore has a bigger space to hold everything for me. I don’t take much to work because everything I need is already there, but I do take a few items with me such as

  • A rose gold water bottle
  • A chocolate bar (not always something this exciting!)
  • Loose change
  • Tissues
  • VedaBio stress care vitamins
  • Body spray

Next up we have something slightly more interesting which is my handbag. I don’t use it often because I hardly leave the house, but when I do, this is what’s inside.

What’s in my hand bag?

I have had this bag for about three years! It could be longer to be honest. I haven’t changed it’s contents much either, I’ve swapped my diary for a 2019 one, changed to a clean empty notebook and well the rest you’re about to find out. So inside I keep

  • A purse
  • Hand cream
  • Mints
  • Tissues
  • Deodorant
  • Laptop
  • Notebook
  • Two pens (one black and one blue)
  • My 2019 diary

Last but not least we have my most exciting post but even then it hasn’t brought me a lot of attention. My third and final bag is my date night bag, lets see what’s inside shall we?

What’s inside my date night bag?

This has been used four maybe five times and the content never changes, just replaced if used. It’s a smallish bag but here is everything I keep inside.

  • A bottle of perfume
  • Mints
  • Tissues
  • Wet ones
  • Mascara
  • Condoms
  • Glasses
  • Lighter

That’s everything in my bags, I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and have enjoyed this little twist. If you have enjoyed this post please let me know by leaving a like and comment below something you always keep in your bag. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where you can vote in other polls and have more say about my latest posts.

That’s all from me tonight, I hope you all have a great evening and I will be back here on Friday.

Until then,

Sending you lots of love,

A x

Travel: My travel plans for 2019

Hello,

Happy Monday lovelies, how are you? I hope you have had a great start to the week. I have started by cleaning my room and working on my decluttering goal that I set myself. It’s been hard to say goodbye to a few of my things but it’s my birthday soon so I can clutter back up right?

In all honesty I was meant to upload a “day in my life” post but I just didn’t have the time to snap some photographs or actually document anything so I have decided to switch it up and upload this instead. I hope you don’t mind!

I have decided to take this year as a year of travel and truly finding myself. I know that sounds like such a cliché but I have put myself on the back burner due to my past so I want to take everything by the horns and really experience life now instead of hiding away like I would have done five years ago,

I have decided to plan a few trips away this year, most of them are in the UK and most of them are literally day trips but everything counts right? Well I hopes so anyway. Here is my list of places I am going to travel to this year.

Places I will travel to in 2019

  • Ashford
  • London
  • Canterbury
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Edinburgh
  • Dover
  • Hythe
  • Gravesend
  • Tonbridge
  • Sevenoaks
  • Lydd 

Technically only two of them are abroad but three of them I will need to fly to so I am pushing myself into the deep end! I will be uploading a travel diary after I have visited each place.

Technically only two of them are abroad but three of them I will need to fly to so I am pushing myself into the deep end! I will be uploading a travel diary after I have visited each place.

That’s all I have for tonight’s post I want to thank you for reading, I would love to know where you plan on visiting this year or if you’ve been to any  of these places I would love to know your recommendations. I hope you have enjoyed tonight’s post, if you have please do leave a like and comment below. I will be back on Wednesday with a new post.

Until then,

Sending you lots of love,

A x

January Goals

Hello,

Happy Friday lovelies, how are you? I hope you have had a great day. Have you gone back to school/Uni yet? Today I have been cleaning my room and started my decluttering, I have a long way to go but I’m feeling good.

As I said in my New year resolutions post (which you can find here if you’ve missed it) I have set myself monthly goals to achieve as well as my yearly ones. I find if I don’t set myself goals I don’t achieve much, I don’t have any focus and I lose my productiveness. I haven’t set myself many goals this month, but here they are.

My goals

  1. Save £50 – I have chosen £50 on top of the 10% I’d save from my wages because honestly I’d end up spending that within a few days on food, alcohol and other unnecessary items.
  2. Drink 2-3 litres a day – I know this sounds like a lot, but I used to drink this amount and then I just stopped keeping up with my fluids. I definitely need to start drinking more again.
  3. Unplug more – I had a week off from my blog and although I missed not posting, I enjoyed having time away from the screen, I have decided every weekend I will spend 2 hours off my phone and away from any screens.
  4. Give more compliments – I like to think I am a kind person, if I think your make-up looks pretty I will tell you, if I like your outfit, I’ll ask where you got it from etc, I’d like to compliment more people though, not just my friends, I’d like to start complimenting myself more too.
  5. Read three books – I am currently on the second book in the Harry Potter collection and there are seven in total, I would like to be on the fifth book by the time this month ends.
  6. Have a healthier diet – By this I mean I want to eat the correct meals a day and make sure they have a nutritional value.
  7. Spend more time outside – I did turn into a bit of a hermit in December, I really didn’t venture outside and I spent the majority of my time in bed. I want to get out more and get back into my photography too.
  8. Declutter – I know this is one of my new year resolutions but I really want to work on cutting down on space and getting rid of the things I have been holding on to for absolutely no reason.
  9. Cut down on sugar – I don’t have a lot of sugar in my drinks but it’s the amount that is hidden in my food, I need to half the amount of sugar I am consuming.
  10. Travel somewhere – I already have this one set, I have a few places in mind already and I have my travel diary ready!
  11. Vlog – I have one pretty well with that so far, I vlog from Monday to Friday and upload on a Sunday at 6pm. I’ll pop a link to my channel here for any of you who are interested.
  12. Call people – I don’t really understand why no-one likes to call anymore? I need to make more of an effort to actually speak to people.
  13. Eat breakfast – I am so bad at doing this, I get to work and feel dead because I’ve not had anything to eat
  14. Write a gratitude journal – I am grateful for a lot of things but I don’t say it enough so I want to do a list.
  15. Meditate – I want to try and focus my energy into something good, and I feel meditation would be a good thing to try.

That is the end of my January goals. I hope you enjoyed reading tonight’s post, if you did please let me know by leaving a like and comment below one of your January goals. I will be back on Monday with a new post. I look forward to seeing you all there,

Until then,

Love,

A x

My new year resolutions

Hello,

Happy Wednesday and a very happy new year to you all! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and celebrated the end of 2018 in style! I took a week off to spend time with my family, spend time on myself and just relax and to be honest with you, I loved it! Sometimes you don’t realise you need a break until you take one. Saying that, I am so happy to be back and to be creating new posts, I definitely missed it.

Yesterday was technically the first day of 2019 and I spent it creating some new blog posts, replying to emails and getting my s**t together and I can hand on heart tell you, this year is gong to be my best year! I have set out my positive energy and taken out the trashy friends, toxic family members and removed every ounce of negativity from around me. I am definitely due some good karma!

I set myself some new years resolutions this year as well as individual monthly goals, I am determined to achieve everything on my lists this year! I wanted to share my new years resolutions with you because a) I love reading these types of posts so hopefully some of you do too and b) I know that it’s hard to think of something but once you’ve seen it somewhere else you think about the benefits of trying it out for yourself.

My 2019 resolutions

Go out more and seek adventures – I have planned a few travel trips that I will one hundred percent be taking this year, they’re based around the UK but I am also hoping to be able to kick of my travel year with a few trips abroad too.

Buy a car – I applied for my provisional licence at the end of 2018 and I aim to be taking my lessons from February onwards, I plan on buying a car by the end of August beginning of September. I know that seems a while away, but I need to save!

Spend less money – Speaking of saving, I plan on putting away 10% of my wages into my savings account, paying my bills and then leaving the rest alone. I spend way too much money on items I don’t need, such as books, new clothes, alcohol and food. I want to spend my money on things that are necessary.

Read more – I have plenty of books but I don’t allow myself to just sit down and read them, so I’m going to work on that more. I don’t upload on a Tuesday, Thursday or the weekends so I am going to set Tuesdays and Thursdays as my reading days.

Start meal prepping – I need to focus more on my weight this year, not because I am unhealthily over weight because I’m not, but because I have so much more confidence when I am loving my body. I already have a workout routine in place, I just need to work on eating three main meals a day and having 2 snacks a day too. Eating is my main issue, I can go so log without eating, but when I do, I eat the wrong foods.

Declutter – I need to minimise the amount of thing I have and hold on to. My room looks like a state right now because I have way too much stuff just taking over. I need to go through everything and only keep the items I use on a regular basis or I have used in the last three months. The same goes for my wardrobe and shoes.

That is all I have set for my new year resolutions, I haven’t set myself many, but the ones I have set are ones that I will benefit the most from. I have a lot of exciting times ahead this year and I get to document them all. I am also vlogging, which is actually going pretty well.

Thank you for reading tonight’s post, I hope you enjoyed it and have found some inspiration for your resolutions if you have not already set some. If you did enjoy this post, be sure to let me know by leaving a like and comment something you’re looking forward to this year – mine is seeing Post Malone in March and my twentieth birthday in February.

Thank you for coming back and supporting my blog again this year! I will be back on Friday.

Until then,

Love,

A x