The Little Things In Life

Little things in life can sometimes as big as the larger things.

Simple things like finally getting a parcel on the doorstep you ordered online or finally being able to play a new piece on the piano.

Sometimes, in day to day life, the little things are so subtle we may not even realize it – realize how much of a difference they are making.

So by now you’re probably wondering as you are reading this. What counts as a big or little thing?

Well the reality is – the little and big things are different for all of us. They all affect us differently.

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Next question.

What situations have you been in that have seemed liked small things but became bigger things?

Well.

  1. When I first learned how to play the guitar. I can’t remember when I first started getting good with strumming and chords and at the time I remember taking it very for-granted. But here I am.
  2. When I started secondary school. I had never really had a great lot of close friends until I started secondary school as my primary school was very small and limited. This was something that at first I didn’t really realize when I formed a few friends (believe it or not) and something small, I learned, became something larger.
  3. When I started blogging.
  4. When I started writing stories

Leave a comment about your experiences – have you ever been in a situation where something small has been as good as a big thing or something little become a lot bigger?

Haha, this post is kind of confusing I hope I didn’t make it too difficult to understand but anyway 😉

I hope you enjoyed, please like, write a comment of what you thought down below – and I will see you all next week!

“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you will look back and realize that they were the big things” -Anonymous

Tess xxx

Looking Back, Moving Forward.

Every day, everything is changing.

The present becomes the past. And the future becomes the present.

I have always indulged myself into the past and gave myself a reason to hate the present.

Today I am writing up about this as I think lots of you can find it helpful if you have ever had thoughts like this and even if you haven’t, there are many thoughts that correlate around this same thing.

Here are some of my tips for dealing with this:

  1. Do something that makes you happy.
  2. If you find you are unhappy – make a change, do something to change that.
  3. I find that going on a walk or just going outside really helps to clear my thoughts and just let myself go.
  4. Spend time with friends, family, etc.

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Of course, this list could refer to lots of different situations i.e if you are having a down day –

and also change.

“Change” was never really part of my character.

I’ve always been a very sentimental and easy-going person who never really liked adapting but rather, staying who I was, and having everything stay the way it was.

Of course, I knew deep down that everything would change eventually. Even people who I thought would never become the way they did.

Change, for me, was just time teasing us – letting us latch on to something and taking it away soon as.

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And obviously, I knew that change wasn’t always a bad thing. Change means things happening for the better. Change means that we can learn and grow.

And I almost forgot that change also was a massive factor of “Everything happens for a reason”. And every time I think about this, I am reminded that maybe change isn’t always a bad thing.

Sorry for the short & random(-ish) post this week, I hope that some sense came out of this! Comment down below your thoughts I would love to read and reply! What do you think about change? What do you do to deal with life problems and hurdles it might throw at you?

And finally, quote of the week:

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” –Jimmy Dean

As always, thank you for reading, and I hope you are all have an awesome week!

Tess xxx

A Piece Of Everything

So I’m going to be honest.

I haven’t been spewing over (is that a saying?!) with ideas for blog posts over the past week. Or two for that matter. In fact, I probably haven’t really been sitting at my computer typing up several blog posts I have been dying to hit publish on either to be quite frank.

So I’m writing this now because of this idea.

So.

Motivation.

Motivation?

Yes.

Exactly.

Well, sort of.

And a few other little reasons

… including motivation (obviously).

  1. I feel motivated.
  2. I am feeling… productive.
  3. I’m bored.
  4. I feel guilty for not posting in a while when I said I would (definitely guilty!)

Well, you can take your guess at why I’m really typing this blog post up but really, it’s all of them.

All of these 4 answers to why I am writing this.

The motivation was thinking how satisfied I would feel after finally hitting the oh-so-holy publish button.

Because of this, I started to see how I would also feel if I did other little productive deeds – my productiveness (-haha that’s actually a real word I looked it up)

Next – boredom. Now before someone is quick to jump to accusations, I wouldn’t say I was “bored”, just merely… having nothing else really to do.

And then there is the guilt. Guilt eats away at all of us when upon us. We know it’s there, we know that we can or can’t change it, but either way it is STRESSFUL. And I guess guilt can also be motivating – only in certain scenarios or situations though, mind – for all of you who are objecting and jumping at your screens right now.

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So I have decided to name this post – as you would have obviously seen and read – A Piece Of Everything.

And – Well.

You must be thinking.

How is this – “everything”?

Well, to respond, I simply say – it’s not. In a sense.

Then, why?

I think there’s something in this – at least one thing – that everyone can relate to. And that is a part of everything we experience.

A Piece – in fact – Of – indeed – Everything.

See you (hopefully) next week!

Tess xxx

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Quote of the week:

“Be everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way” – Armit Desai

P.S Thanks for reading if you’ve gotten this far, I would really appreciate if you could like this post (the little star symbol at the end) and maybe even possibly the little follow button if you haven’t already.

Please comment down below I’m happy to reply to any so feel free to write what you think and I will get to you soon!

Resolutions & Tips for 2017!

So I recently published a post called “New Year, New Obstacles,” (link will be at the bottom of the page) and as I think it’s just about early enough to blog about, I thought I would do another blog, similar to that one.

So in that post, I briefly mentioned resolutions – new year’s resolutions to be exact, but I didn’t delve in too deep because it was more like an introductory opening to the year and my blog.20160801_220211

However, today I decided to focus on that because resolutions and goals can be a very broad and open topic that anybody can talk about and relate to.

After hitting publish on that post, it suddenly made me realise that I hardly had any resolutions.

So here, I am officializing (I don’t know if that’s a word haha) a few of my new year’s resolutions for 2017:

  1. Be more active with my blog.
  2. Be more positive about things.
  3. Don’t leave everything to the last minute.
  4. Start reading more!

Okay, so I know these probably sound vague, and new year’s resolutions are typically specific goals or ideas that aren’t to do with emotions or mind-sets but I think that these are the main goals that I want to achieve.

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So the next question is: how do you keep a resolution?

In the past, I would have probably forgotten whatever goals I had set myself for the new year by February (which is very bad of me, I know) but I feel like anybody who has had this problem, me included, could make this a goal in itself.

5. Keep a new year’s resolution.

If you are struggling with keeping a resolution, my advice is, try not to give up, but next time if you know you may struggle with a resolution, make another one that you know you won’t struggle as much at, and work your way up.

After you achieve something, you get better at it and no matter how hard or easy, a goal the same, you will benefit and you will be able to move on to more challenging ones.

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Although no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” – Carl Bard.

Thank you so much for reading and let me know in the comments what one of your resolutions are – not matter how big or small. What are your goals for the future? Do you have any advice on keeping resolutions?

I would love to hear about them and reply!

Love you all lots,

Tess xxx

 

My other blog on the new year:

New Year, New Obstacles

Feeling Like A Failure

Hello everyone,

So today I am back and I decided to write up a post about something I think a lot of you have encountered at some point.

Failure. I remember times at school when teachers would say that you “learn from mistakes” or that “failure is all part of growing up” at some point during school.

I would always brush this off because if I had gotten a lower grade than usual or if I had let down my team in sport or a competitive activity, every time I would convince myself that I was a failure.

Not just that I had failed – I was a failure.

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But I think we all realize at a point that we were never failures at all but at the time, we just beat ourselves up about it then because at that moment, it seems like an important event.

However, with each failure, I have learned, there always comes something from it. Even the smallest things like being a few minutes late, or forgetting to bring some homework in on the date due.

For example, being late, means that afterwards, you will try harder not to be – such as by getting up earlier. Forgetting to bring in some homework – trying harder the next time to remember it, such as putting it into your bag the day beforehand.

So in future, try to not feel so down about your failures, because with every failure is another success. 😉

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Quote Of The Day:

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchhill.

Tess xxx

 

 

 

New Year, New Obstacles

Before I start, first of all: Happy New Year!

Today, I decided to just sit at my desk and write up a post because that isn’t something I have done in a very long time and seeing as it’s new year, it was the perfect excuse.

Don’t worry, I’m not going ramble on too long about this, but I feel as if writing an introduction for the new year would definitely help me set straight.

So recently, I stopped blogging, but I have been determined to make “Blog more!” at the top of my list for new years resolutions – so hopefully start expecting some new posts to pop up!I feel like 2016 has been such a roller coaster of a ride, in terms of my life in general and I think a big part of me, at times, felt like the majority of it wasn’t they way I would have wanted it to go.But I’m sure all of us have felt the same thing of things not going our way in life. And there are lots of other things in fact that we have all, at least once felt like:

    We have all had one bad day where we just felt down. (This is okay! It’s okay to feel sad sometimes, but just remember that there will always be another day where you feel happier!)We have all felt like we have failed at something. We have all wished for something that we know may never happen.We have all wanted to change something about ourselves.

These are a few of my own that I think are fair to say that a majority of people have felt like.

I think that one of the main things that go into having a good year, is to just to be positive, ready and be able to accept that things may not go the way you want them to.

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Comment down how do you think your 2016 went and your thoughts into what goes into having a good year! I would love to reply to them.

Wishing you all a happy 2017!

Hugs,

Tess xxx

How Time Flies & Blogging

Okay, so first of all, I know what you’re thinking. Either:

  1. You have just discovered my blog and this is the first post you happen to see by me (hello by the way).
  2. You’ve read my last post and you’re re-checking the date of the day I posted it because I haven’t posted in absolutely forever now which I said I wouldn’t do.
  3. You think I’m lazy and I can’t be bothered to post.
  4. Or that I am a liar and I just said what I said in that post that for more attention.

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And I would understand why you would think that. I mean, WHY would I bother posting this in the first place when half of the handful of people that read my blogs probably wouldn’t read this anyway it’s been too god-damn long.

Well, here it is. The reason for everything in the nutshell of this small section of writing. (Don’t get too excited, it’s nothing worth keeping you on the edge of your chair or biting your nails off, for)

The reason why I haven’t been blogging recently is simply because I have just been having a few down couple of months.

Yep.

That’s right.

That’s it.

No big grand ground-breaking, earth shattering news.

I have just, simply been feeling down.

I mean we all get them. Those times in our lives when we simply just aren’t feeling ourselves, or times when we seem to be subconsciously looking at things in a negative way.

But feeling down can go a long way and can affect you in a way without you actually realizing it.

After a month or so of not posting, I had always had this feeling at the back of my mind of knowing that I should post, as I said my previous blog I would.

However, the longer I left it, the more of a drag it became and every time I started to write a new post, I would re-read what I had typed and throw it away straight after because I just wasn’t happy with it.

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Lately, I’ve even questioned that maybe blogging isn’t even one of my passions anymore. But today I was just reading some of my old blogs and the comments on them and I felt so uplifted and happy because it reminded me of what made me love blogging in the first place.

All I am trying to really say is, is just, thank you.

I may even be saying this to nobody right now but thank you for always being there at the other side of this screen and taking a moment of your day just to read any of my blogs because it means a helluva a lot.

Your time is just as precious as anyone’s and it’s so comforting and reassuring to know that someone else is almost there with me when I’m writing this because you are reading it to.

So even if I only ever post once a month, maybe even from two to three months, just know that I was never gone and I never lost any love or passion for doing this because this is one of the things I love most in the world.

 

I hope you all have a good day, and if it isn’t, I hope you can do something about it to make it better. ❤

Tess xxx

A New Start & A Thank You

So it feels like ages and ages since I last blogged – even though I said in previous blogs that I would do blogs on summer occasions, AND that I would be blogging even MORE.

Somehow, my heart wasn’t in it to blog just because I was going through a lot of stress then, and I just needed to take a break at that time.

So I went to France for a holiday on a canal for two weeks with my family, and I absolutely loved every second of it (I’ll definitely blog about the trip and add loads of pictures on it!). But it was really hard to blog while I was there and I found myself absorbed into doing other things because we were going to so many places.

Even though I know that only a handful of people read my blogs, and not even every blog I write, and that they might not even care that I haven’t been blogging in over a month, I thought that I would write this anyway so that I had some sort of explanation.

I love blogging. For these reasons;

  • It’s therapeutic when you have something on your mind and you just want to write it all out to help you calm down.
  • OTHER people can benefit from it by reading it and relating to it (for me, this makes it ten times better).
  • You learn things all the time by reading other people’s experiences.

Okay, so I’m sure that there’s loads of other things that I’ve missed, but if you want to add anything else to this list, please comment down below (also so that I know you’ve enjoyed it!)

And last, but by no means least… hopefully I’ll be blogging more often now.

If you got this far down the page – thank you for taking your time to read this, it means so much to me, even if it’s just you who will read this.

Tess xxx

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Hating Yourself

There was definitely a time where I truly hated something about myself, and it’s something that had always been my insecurity, which has also been something that always brought me down, every time I thought of it.

In my past, I was always told about how I should and should be and would I should and shouldn’t do, and there’s a point where, you have this great responsibility you have suddenly created which can only go so far, in terms of managing everything. Sometimes, the breaking point.IMAG0398

I’ve decided to blog about this mainly because, we all have these little things that we are unsure or sensitive about ourselves, and everybody has them. But it’s not brought up a lot so I am going to share some of my experiences with you.

In school, I always wore this light blue jumper, which I loved with all my heart because it was from a friend who had gone away, but people took it very differently.

They thought it looked cheap and tacky, just because it wasn’t over £70 and because it wasn’t the latest thing everybody was talking about. (Don’t get me wrong, though, there’s nothing wrong with clothing in fashion that’s nice and expensive.)

Usually in school, I wore the same thing pretty regularly just because it was easier, and I could just throw something on in less than 5 minutes.

However, there were quite a few judgemental people who did judge me for this, and they would think I was poor, and cheap. (Luckily, they never said anything really rude to my face).

But these things did question myself, and make me rethink things about my every day life. It made me rethink the things that made me, well, ME.

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The point of this blog, is to let you know that every imperfection you have is something that makes up you and every little thing is important. Don’t let opinion’s drag you down. They are things of other people’s views, and just because they see you in a different way, doesn’t mean you have to think of yourself in the same way as them.

Please let me know if you like these types of blogs (everyday, life issues, e.t.c) in the comments, or just what you thought – I read all of them and it really means so much to me.

I will see you all in my next post!

Tess xxx

P.S I did a very similar post called Being Yourself & Being Different on my blog , if you have not checked it out yet, which focuses on bullying and the more serious matters.

 

 

 

Fun ideas & tips for summer

Hello Everybody!

So recently, I have been very busy, and unfortunately not been able to blog in, what feels like, an incredibly long time. Recently in the UK, the weather has been up to a lot of crazy things (we had a thunder storm a few days ago!). But apart from that, for the lovely weather ahead –

I am going to give you some of my top tips, and little ideas for you to try out over the summer.

  1. First of all, I find that smoothies and milkshakes are absolutely perfect for a hot day (I will be doing a blog on this very soon) especially when you are on holiday, or anywhere hot and sunny, making you feel refreshed and cooled.imag0668.jpg
  2. The next thing which is more of a tip then an idea, is (if you have long hair) tie up your hair. I have definitely had experience with this, and most girls (or boys) with long hair, would of had the same experience of that stuffy, sticky, sweaty feeling at the back of your neck when your hair is down on a hot day.
  3. Next, try to spend as much of your time, NOT on your phone, or on screens. Doing this a lot myself, I realize it really takes up a lot of your time, and summer should be endured in a way that actually involves you living in the moment and enjoying it while it’s there!imag0643.jpg
  4. Next, any sort of outdoor sport, or going to the beach, if you’re not going away for the summer or even going for a picnic at the park, is a really nice way to spend it, because it gets you outside, which is always a good thing, and you can do it with your friends and/or family.

Hope you all have an amazing summer, and I will see you all very very soon!

Tess xxx

P.S Please let me know what you thought and leave some of your top tips and ideas in the comments below!

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