Being an Introvert

In today’s extroverted society, outgoing and socially confident people come in an abundance. Society values their dominant and exuberant personalities. And they do so far greater than they value the reserved, often unnoticed, introvert.

This favouritism puts extroverts at ease of gaining their place within society. They happily find themselves getting acceptance for who they are and, therefore being able to be the exact kind of person they want to be.

So in a world that favours extroversion, naturally introverted people can be forced into having a lack of self-worth. They feel as if they should push themselves into trying to fit in with everybody else, to gain the same level of respect from society.

But the truth is that we don’t have to.

Because we can 100% be comfortable in our introverted, reserved selves. Without society trying to make us feel like its somehow wrong. Some people are born introverts; they value the need for independence and they don’t need to overshadow people with their own self-confidence. And that’s okay.

The world simply can’t thrive on one type of peron. They can’t thrive just on extroversion. Introverts don’t gain enough attention and recognition for who they are. When they actually may be the ones that value, rather than need, it the most. So surround yourself with people that recognise and provide you with that recognition that you 100% deserve.

Don’t try to change into something that you’re not. Because, trust me, the real you is so much better. So embrace who you are and be ready to take on the world with your introverted fabulous-ness 🙂

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– – ‘Introverts are Awesome. They just keep it to themselves’

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Do what makes you Happy

Everybody in this world is completely different. We all have tiny complexities that make us who we are and separate us from everybody else. That means that different things make different people happy. And I think not enough people can accept that.

Because it’s easy to get caught up in what everybody else is doing. It’s far more simple to go with crowd, follow everyone else’s actions and forget about the things that we really want to do. Of course that’s the easiest option, but it’s not necessarily the best one. Because following and imitating others is never really going to make us happy; it’s only going to make you feel like you ‘fit in’. When in reality, in order for the right people to really accept you, they have to know your individuality and the ways to make you smile.

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Embrace your differences and focus your energies, not on trying to be like everyone else, but rather on what makes you truly happy. And it doesn’t matter what that may look like to other people. They have their own worries, personalities and passions that inevitably make them completely different to who you are. The people that we need, and want in our lives will accept and love the things you choose to do and the way you choose to be. Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

So do the things you love, focus on the people who appreciate you and live for you. 

– – ‘Do more of what makes you happy’

 

Little Life Update #1

My Little Life Update #1 … 

Like many other students across the UK, I recently received my A Level results. I was so happy and overwhelmed with my grades, as I had managed to exceed my hopes and expectations. It proved to me that all of the stress, worry and hard work had paid off and that I could be proud of what I’d managed to achieve.

And that means that I can now move on to the next chapter of my life, by starting University. After securing an unconditional place at my first choice uni in January, I’ve been super excited to start. Although I’m still not 100% sure what I would like to do in the future, I have decided to study Business, which I’m hoping to combine with my passion for the Performing Arts industry. I’m looking forward to studying what I enjoy, getting involved with University life and, of course, makin
g new friends. My excitement to start is mixed completely with nerves, as its scary to think that I’m going somewhere completely different with all new people! I have, however decided to stay living at home, as I think that for me is the best path to take right now. So I’m going to take every opportunity I get and fully embrace my new adventure.

Right now, I’m enjoying my long summer break. I’m spending my summer days making memories with my family and friends and enjoying having no real worries or responsibilities!

I’m already looking forward to writing myLittle Life Update #2, to see whereabouts I will be by the time I write it!

Let me know in the comments what you havebeen up to so far this Summer, and any new adventures you may be taking in the next few months xoxoblog-beautiful

– – ‘You must go on adventures to find out where you belong’

10 Things I’m Grateful For

I was recently nominated by Sophie Samantha to do the 10 things I’m grateful for tag. I think this post idea is so cute, as it allows me to express my appreciation for the things that mean the most to me. It also gives bloggers a chance to get to know one another a little better and connect to them on a much more personal level. So here are 10 things I am grateful for.

  1. My Family: My family honestly mean so much to me and I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for them. I can’t thank them enough for all that they do for me and how happy they make me.
  2. Dance: Dance is my passion and its one of the main things that defines who I am. When I dance, I forget about everything, let my heart take over my head and know that I can be exactly who I want to be.
  3. My Friends: I’m so grateful for my best friends, because it means a lot to know that I have people who are always going to be there to share memories with and ma10things tagke me smile.
  4. Blogging: I recently took a break from blogging because I was caught up with school work and therefore had a lack of motivation and ideas. But since I have returned, it has honestly made me so happy to post content and connect with my fellow bloggers 🙂
  5. Special Memories: I have so many amazing memories with my family and my friends that I know I will be able to cherish forever.
  6. Books: I’ve nearly always got my head in a book because I just love the idea of escaping to another world; becoming somebody else and living their story, even if just for a moment.
  7. My Inspirations:  I’ve met so many amazing people that have had such a huge impact on my day to day life. They have helped me to believe in myself just that little bit more and I am honestly so grateful for each and every one of them.
  8. The Little Things: I think it’s so important to treasure the little things in life that put a smile on your face; like taking a bubble bath, inside jokes and lighted candles.
  9. Being Accepted: There’s no greater feeling than being accepted for who I really am, by people who appreciate what makes me me.
  10. Every Opportunity that I get: It’s so important to treasure each and every opportunity that’s given to you and to be accepting of new challenges and adventures that help you to become both stronger and happier.

  1. My Nominations for this tag are:

– – ‘Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is’

A to Z of Things That Make Me Happy

As I mentioned in my first post, I want this blog to be somewhere that I can be myself. So, I’ve created an A to Z list of the little everyday things that make me happy and never fail to put a smile on my face.

A is for Aspirations. Because everyone has to have something to work towards and something they want to become.

B is for Bubble Baths. I mean the kind that make you want to stay in there forever.

C is for Christmas. Yes, I am a complete traditionalist when it comes to Christmas festivities.

D is for Dance. Because I literally could not imagine my life without it.

E is for Emojis. 🙂  😦  :*  😀

F is for Family and Friends. Because they truly mean the world to me.

G is for Girly Nights In. Because everyone deserves a little me time every now and then.

H is for Hot Chocolate. With marshmallows and cream, obviously.

I is for Inside Jokes. The kind that would make others really, really confused.

J is for Jumping in Puddles. And letting the little child in me run free.

K is for Knowing you made somebody happy. Because it’s one of the best feelings in the world.

L is for Lighted Candles. Please tell me it’s not wierd that they make me feel all cosy inside?

M is for My Mom. Because she’s my soulmate, my rock and my best friend.

N is for New Outfits. Then wearing those new outfits and feeling like a supermodel.

O is for Old Songs. Because I’d choose the old classics over the top 40 any day of the week.

P is for Pampering. Manis, Pedis and anything that makes me feel completely relaxed and a little bit special.

Q is for Quotes. Hence the reason why I finish every post with one.

R is for Reading. As it’s one of my favourite me time activities.

S is for Sunshine. Because everything is so much better when the sun shines.

T is for Treasured Memories. One’s that I know will stay in my heart forever.

U is for Unconditional Love. From those who are truly awesome.

V is for Vlogs. Because it gives you just the tiniest insight into somebody else’s daily lifestyle.

W is for Writing. Obviously.

X is for X Amount of Cuddles. Because it’s a *scientifically proven* fact that one can never have too many cuddles.

Y is for Youtube. As you can find a video for almost everything.

Z is for Zalfie. Yes, I’m in love with Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes.

– – “Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that take up the most room in your heart”