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Motivational Monday

Summer sucks when you are working at an English Language School.
Any resident of Brighton will tell you about the number of students that seem to spring up from nowhere in July and then suddenly vanish again in September. I am sure we are the only industry in the world that wishes away the summer! I moan, I complain, and I swear ALOT.
 Summer…well, not so much summer but stress and me really don’t work well together. Probably a stupid thing to say as I am sure if doesn’t work well with most people. I go a bit weird. I leave that positive happy bubbly lass in June and then the snappy, mean, unhinged lass comes out for a few weeks. I am not the me that looks for the happy in her week, but the me that launches a massive strop at any sign of things going slightly off course from how I planned them.
ALAS… I am now at the treading water stage of the summer and now with my head above the waves I feel like myself again. At the end of last week something seemed to just suddenly click and it was ok again. I stopped freaking out over everything and everything seemed a bit more manageable.
So here we are, back at the blog, and I hope to have things back up and consistently running as before! I have neglected you for my blankie and a glass of red and I am sorry.


Small disclaimer – we are not out of the danger zone completely yet, not only is work busy but there is some other bits in my life going off at the moment, which I am not going to discuss on this somewhat public forum yet…. but in time my pretties…. in time… but there might be some more stress… but exciting stress. I hope. Ha! 

Summer Update – Busy Bee Buzz Buzz

Hello lovely readers,
I wanted to get a quick post in now as a heads up! 
As you may or may not have noticed I have been aiming to get up at least 2 posts a week, Monday’s #findthehappy and then something a little later in the week, usually a Wednesday. I am so pleased that I have kept frequent blogging up however have found it really tough this week to put up 2 posts. I am super busy with work, and by the time I get home I am exhausted and the last thing I want to do is type any more (or to be honest, I have used up the little brain power I do have to supply anything entertaining or interesting!) For those of you who don’t know I work in an English language school and summer is our busiest time, June, July and August are horrific. We must be the only industry to wish away summer! Anyway, hopefully come the end of August I should have some more time to post and things will be more frequent. 
Please keep checking! 
Love love love

Ten things they forgot to tell you about being a grown up.

1. Eating a whole cake to yourself will damned near impossible. But you will do it.
2. Spots will consistently appear on your face and body, not just when you are a teenager.

3. You will never quite be sure if you need to clean your mattress, or how you would go about it if you did. Same with your duvet.
4. Potato smilies will make you just as happy and they did when you were 5.
 5. As will Disney movies.

6. You will feel a genuine sense of achievement when you have cleaned the oven. After 8 months of putting it off.
7. Vegetables will actually be eaten through choice.
8. You will very suddenly realise you are not cool. You will actually start to doubt you ever were.

9. Random hairs will grow from places and you will not be sure how or why.

10. Your pay-check is not actually that much money when you have rent, electricity, water, gas, internet, council tax and gin to buy.


What it feels like getting a paycheck as an adult (By Books of Adam for BuzzFeed BFF)
Posted by BuzzFeed BFF on Thursday, 30 April 2015

A Letter to my Teenage Self

Dear Amy,
I am not sure why I am writing this, because I am pretty sure you won’t listen to a word I say because you know best. However you are 13, and you don’t. You are going to get some things wrong. I don’t want to stop you getting all of those things wrong, because getting things wrong is how you learn not to do them again. It’s how you learn how to do things right. It’s little things like that that make me, me now and not you then. I guess I am writing this now, to just remind you of a few things, in an attempt that you don’t fret so much, don’t waste too much time on silly things.
Don’t waste your time on people that make you feel bad about yourself. Those girls that tell you, you are not pretty enough for a boyfriend are not your friends. Those girls who lie to other girls about being in your company are not your friends. Those girls who call you names are not your friends. Don’t waste time trying to get them to like you, do not lower yourself to their level and do the same thing to other girls. Girls can be bitches, don’t be one of those girls.
Remember that no matter who you are at secondary school, they will find something wrong with you. For you it will be the fact you have red hair, that right now, you hate. Your mum keeps telling you that women pay hundreds of pounds to get their hair that way…. she isn’t wrong. Plus, red heads don’t go grey as quickly, just remember that when they are calling you names. You will come to love it, and people will find you attractive because of it. Promise. Remember everyone is being picked on for something, just remember that it doesn’t affect you as a person, the fact they are calling you “ginge” doesn’t mean you are a terrible person, in fact, it makes them the terrible person. They are probably trying to detract from the fact that they unhappy with something about themselves. So shrug it off. It doesn’t mean anything to you.
Don’t do anything you are not comfortable with. If you feel uncomfortable with a situation, leave it. Don’t be forced into a situation just to follow the crowd. You are better than that, following the masses has never really been you, and will never be you. Standing up for yourself and finding your own voice is a much more respectable trait then being another face in the crowd.
Appreciate the fact you can eat whatever you want right now. It won’t always be that way. Eat as many doughnuts as possible.
Keep writing. You will stop and wish you hadn’t. Keep singing. You’re not any good but it makes you happy. Keep dancing like an idiot, anybody trying to look cool dancing looks like a fool, not you having the absolute time of your life…throw those shapes.
Bras from Primark are a waste of time. Save your money.
Wear your retainer. You will be annoyed that you didn’t.
Grow out your fringe. The photos will come back to haunt you when 29 year old you will post them on the Internet for all to see….
Don’t smoke. It is a stupid habit. It will cost you a small fortune, and you will stink. You will regret starting. You will no doubt start anyway, but it sucks, and your parents WILL know… even if they don’t say anything until you are in your twenties.
Your Mum knows more then she lets on.
Boys are not everything. Having a boyfriend does not make you valuable or worthy or any better off then you are now. Appreciate your own company.
Someone will tell you in a few years “Never regret the things you have done, regret the things you didn’t do”. Remember this. You don’t know if you don’t try. Be brave. Do your best.
Remember, you are alright. You are more than alright, you are good. Be you and things will work out okay.
Amy (29 years old)

Blog attempt #2

So here is blog attempt #2 (actually #4 or 5 but those are hidden in the depths of the internet and even I wouldn’t be sure where to find them)

Turns out I am not that great at sticking to a routine, or at least creating a new task to add to my existing routine. Last years concept and idea of blogging quickly became a stress and a chore. Which it shouldn’t be. It is supposed to be fun. So I stopped. 


I have been thinking more and more about trying again so here we go. I have also decided then rather then setting off with a subject matter in mind, we are just going to go and see where it takes me. Bit like splashing pain all over a canvas with the hope that something comes of it… maybe a poor analogy… a brain storm (are we allowed to use that any more? Last I heard the politically correct term was “board blasting” so as not to offend people with epilepsy…. *eye roll*) about things I like to write about, back to the original idea of journalling I guess. 

I love reading blogs, in particular this one Sprinkle Of GlitterLouise writes with such charm and wit and about a little bit of everything. Also quite addicted to her YouTube channel(s) too…. funny how compelling it can be to watch someone go about their day to day life. Anyway, Louise has recently been listing her “happies”… so I thought I would try this. It is a bit like the concept of the happy jar seen here on pinterestI would like to “find the happy”. 

Anyway, enough of my rambling introduction. Thought I would whiz off a quick “I’m back” message, lets see how long this lasts. Happies to come soon…
P.S. 6 months and 6 days until I am 30. Eak.

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