Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Embrace the unknown | thoughts

Looking ahead the path is unclear, nothing is certain. Long journeys, by car, train, foot or any other transport take in where you are, see it like you never have before. The roads you know may seem familiar but there'll be matters you don't know about them, always mystery. Nothing is straightforward or clear. Roads you don't know thats where the magic lies, let them take you to places of new, embrace the unknown. Without being cliche its not all about the destination, its about the journey, its true. All the little things along the way building up, the beauty of the world passing by, the adventures, the untold all lead you somewhere however the destination may be full of wonder don't let that make you forget what you went through to get there. It matters, it all matters, everyone and everything does. Get lost along the way and discover a new; things change YOU change.Your journey through time creates who you are, forever changing, developing for you never stop learning. 

Long journeys are my own state of bliss, watching the world pass around me as night turns into day and day into night. I wish to capture these moments and share them with others. The beauty of the natural world that many miss, the moments untold, I feel needs to be told and shared for all to see. At this time in the current day all seems miserable and repetitive like all is the same day in and day out, I want to capture moments in this day and age to remind people that there is beauty in this world, to share things that go unnoticed to show that we don't need to keep our heads in this technology and to take a step back and take a look at whats around us for a while. Nothing will stay the same forever its constantly changing.

Embrace this life that you have, enjoy it, fulfil your hopes and dreams at least try and never give up. Don't let the world or others get to you, it's a struggle but its worth it. Be your own ray of light everything may be unclear but what'd be great about knowing how everything will turn out? its an adventure, your adventure make the most of it.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Reads | January & February

Having set myself the challenge to read 45 books this year after having read 40 in 2014 i thought i'd create a series where i share with you the main books i plan to read over the next month or two.  Today i'll be sharing the books of January and February, as next month is busy with uni interviews i've only planned two main books to read however one is bulky which is perfect for long journeys. I might also do a book collection/bookcase tour if anyone is interested in that.

Alice's adventures in wonderland by Lewis CarrollAlice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"' So begins the tale of Alice, following a curious White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole and falling into Wonderland. A fantastical place, where nothing is quite as it seems: animals talk, nonsensical characters confuse, Mad Hatter's throw tea parties and the Queen plays croquet. Alice's attempts to find her way home become increasingly bizarre, infuriating and amazing in turn.
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee - A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes if Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern - Best friends since forever, Rosie and Alex have shared their hopes, dreams - and firsts. But one awkward moment at eighteen, one missed opportunity, and life sends them hurtling in different directions. Although they stay in touch, misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck seem to be conspiring to keep them apart. Can they gamble everything - even their friendship - on true love?

Stardust by Neil GaimanHopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest.
Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix by J.K Rowling Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected...

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Friday, 2 January 2015

Morning 2015 | year goals

Now i may not be one of the people that make the traditional new year resolutions as i've never stuck to them for more than a few months, or simply forget what i planned to do that year i've decided i'm going to create a list of goals that i hope to achieve by the end of the year, a bit like a bucket list really. I'm not setting out in hope to achieve them all, though it'd be amazing if i did but it's more things i'd like to achieve rather than being that i have to.

1. Read 50 books
> 50 books may sound a lot but last year i read 40 books and had a pause in reading for around two months as i was swamped in college work and such so it doesn't seem so unrealistic. I was going to set myself the challenge of reading 40 books again but decided to increase the amount since i have a pile of unread books sitting in my room awaiting me.

2. Drink green tea at least 3 times a week
> Rather a simple goal but i rarely drink anything other than water or the occasional hot chocolate plus i've never really liked tea before but when i tried this a week or two ago i really liked it so 3 times a week is just a start and i can increase it as the year goes on or try other teas?

3. Get into uni
> Never did i think i'd want to go to uni but over the past year i changed my mind, not sure how but it happened and i applied at the end of the year and interviews are in the next few months and i genuinely hope that i get offered a place my first choice.

4. Experiment + put more effort into my coursework
> Going along with my previous goal its all about education again, maybe effort isn't the right word to use but i strive to better myself with upcoming work and not stay at the same place that i am and to do that i need to put more effort in, if that makes sense? Also i want to experiment within my work more as i love trying new things out and making my work different and finding myself in photography.

5. Blog regularly/form a schedule
 >Again this is quite simple but knowing myself it will be a challenge to actually do this as it'll mean finding a balance between everything and stop procrastinating without sounding cliche i'd rather read a book or go on a walk than attend to my responsibilities but this year i hope to put up a new post at least once a week.

6. Exercise/workout regularly 
>Towards the end of last year i began doing workouts and exercising but never regularly as i got into the habit of putting it off, oops. This year i intend to carry on doing the workouts i was doing but do them regularly, so around 2 times a week and perhaps build it up as the year goes on i don't want to make it feel like a chore.

7. Re-watch all 5 seasons of Merlin
>Attempted this last year but only got to mid season 3 unfortunately but this year i'm challenging myself to re-watching it all again, it's not such a bad thing since i love the show and it'll take me even longer to reach the last episode of season 5 so more time to prepare myself for the heartbreak.

8. Travel
> Travel anywhere, places i've ventured to before or that i've never seen before but i don't want to spend the majority of my time in the same city. Living on hope that i'll visit Paris again this year but anywhere is fine, even for a day or two, i love travelling and i don't do it enough.

9. Get a job
> At the moment i'm volunteering at a charity based retail store, i enjoy volunteering there a lot but i need to consider looking for a paid job which doesn't sound so appealing but i need to try get a job at some point.

10. Be happy
> Simple? Being positive all the time is my downfall, i always see the negative in things but no more. Looking at the world as a glass half empty isn't fun, but then no one said it was. This year i shall think more positive thoughts and smile often; do activities that make me happy. Last year taught me not to dwell on the past, things are constantly changing some things you can't control and that's okay just don't let it bring you down, smile.

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