50 Important Facts About Having Anxiety…

I was inspired by this post which listed 50 facts about having autism, so I thought I’d do a similar post about having anxiety. I’ve had anxiety since I was around 10 years old, and if you’ve been following my blog for a little while you’ll know it has improved in the last two years. But I still do have panic attacks and anxiety still plays an important role in my life. I’d love to hear your thoughts about this, and as always I’d love to hear from you if you have anxiety yourself.

  1. We’re not attention seeking. We are genuinely scared of social interactions or triggering situations.
  2. We’re not vampires. Okay yes I am as pale as a piece of paper, and I burn like one too. But I do actually like to go outside, and I do like to socialise it’s just very stressful.
  3. It upsets us if you cancel your plans last minute. I have spent days, even weeks preparing myself to go out with you and then you’re cancelling 10 minutes before we’re supposed to meet up? Not okay. At least 24 hours notice please!
  4. It upsets us if you’re late.  Don’t be late. Or if you can’t help being late, text me! Anywhere I have to be I am there 15 minutes early. And if you’re not there on time I start to freak out. Have you been hit by a car? Have I got the wrong place? Do you hate me?
  5. We blush. A lot. Like 90% of my life is spent looking like a tomato. If I get embarrassed, or I start to feel anxious I tend to blush. I know I’m bright red! Please don’t point it out! Then everyone looks at us and it makes us feel a thousand times worse.
  6. We sometimes don’t like eye contact. Eye contact feels so personal to me. When I get nervous I might avoid eye contact. The correct response is to carry on speaking to me as normal and let me get used to you. Don’t point it out and try and force us to look you in the eye!
  7. We might run away. I have actually ran away from people when I get too overwhelmed. No I’m not just looking for attention. Please don’t point out that I look crazy. I know what I’m doing isn’t seen as normal but sometimes life is too overwhelming. Wait for me to calm down, then just stay with me. We can sort any problems out later.
  8. We have anxiety attacks. But they might not involve us struggling to breathe. My anxiety attacks come in many shapes and sizes. I may suddenly need to go somewhere I deem as “safe” which is usually my bed, I might start crying, I might run away. All these can be panic attacks, so if you notice I look scared then chances are I’m freaking out. Stay with me, don’t raise your voice, remove me from the stressful situation if possible and lay my hands on a flat surface. I’m not doing this for attention, I am overwhelmed and stressed.
  9. Getting drunk is not going to cure my anxiety. It is surprising the amount of people who tell me to smoke or drink to solve my anxiety. I personally do not enjoy drinking and it actually makes my anxiety worse, as I feel as though I’m not in control of my body and I feel very vulnerable and weak. Don’t force me to do anything.
  10. You don’t have to have a bad upbringing to have anxiety. Although my anxiety personally stems from traumatic events, not everyone’s does. Do not automatically assume someone has had a crappy childhood just because they have anxiety, this can make people feel as though they are wrong or silly for being anxious when they “Don’t have a reason to”.
  11. Anxiety is not just being nervous. Just like being sad does not mean you are depressed, having normal feelings of anxiety such as around exam season or before public speaking does not mean you have an anxiety disorder. However, if you have very high levels of anxiety during these times to the point where you are physically suffering then you need to speak to your doctor.
  12. Our brains exaggerate everything. You take longer than 3 seconds to reply to my text? You’re either dead or you hate me. You don’t hear something I said? You’re ignoring me, you’re angry with me, and you hate me.
  13. Forcing us to socialise does not help. Yes, please ask me to parties and to hang out with you. But don’t pressure me it into doing it, and if I say no I mean no. I love going out, and I love feeling included but if I feel like it would be too stressful or I’m doing something stressful the day before I might say no.
  14. We will probably leave the party early. Although I love socialising, there is a limit. Socialising is exhausting for me and so I will most likely leave after a couple of hours. Don’t get upset or offended and don’t make me feel guilty for doing this.
  15. Telling us “Don’t be shy.” does not cure our anxiety. Oh thank you so much. My anxiety is now suddenly cured. Where were you 8 years ago when this all started?! You truly are magic.
  16. If we say don’t touch us, we mean it. Because my anxiety comes from a traumatic point in my life being touched can feel threatening, so when I feel stressed I may tell people not to touch me. I mean this. If I am touched whilst having a panic attack it makes me feel terrified and increases my anxiety so much to the point where I have been physically ill. However, some people like to be hugged or comforted so ask the person if it’s okay to touch them.
  17. New people are terrifying. There’s so much pressure to make a good impression on new people. What if I mess up and they hate me? What if I have a panic attack and they think I’m a freak?
  18. New places are terrifying. I personally feel so exposed and vulnerable in new places and I hate feeling weak.
  19. We struggle to sleep. You know when you lay awake and think of all the things you need to do and you can’t sleep? Well imagine that 100 times worse. I think of everything I need to do tomorrow and the next day and I’m so scared I’ll forget them I have to get up and write them down, I go through all the conversations I’ve had and I panic about them, I then think about the next social event I’ve got and I play all the possibilities through in my head. Because of this it usually takes me 1-2 hours of worrying before I fall asleep.
  20. We hate being left alone. If you come with us somewhere, say a party, do not leave us alone. It freaks us out and we start to panic. If you have arranged to stay with us, then do that, don’t change plans suddenly.
  21. We love being left alone. Then again, if I am upstairs in my bed surrounded by pillows with my laptop and a cup of tea in one hand, I want to be left alone. I don’t want to socialise at that point and I am honestly perfectly happy with my own company.
  22. We have scars. I have a lot of scars actually, and although I am not ashamed of them I feel the need to hide them a lot. Mostly because you get called “disgusting” and a “freak”. Please, if you see someone with scars, and they’re a stranger, don’t point them out and don’t be mean to me. I have gone through more than you will ever know. And please, if you know me and see my scars for the first time, don’t tell  our entire class I’m an attention seeking whore. Thank you.
  23. We are not just shy. I am actually really bubbly and excited when you get to know me. But you have to earn my trust. And calling me “shy” and teasing me about it is not the way to do that.
  24. We are proud of our little achievements. For example, for the first time since I was 10 years old I am going swimming. My 7 year old cousin asked me to go with her and I promised her I would. For me this is amazing! I am actually going to show off my body to the world! Okay, I’m going to be in a bikini top and shorts and it’ll be in my town’s local swimming pool. But still, it’s an incredible achievement for me and although I am very, very nervous I’m excited too! Please don’t put us down for being proud of little things like this, because these little things are what help us overcome our anxiety.
  25. Anxiety is not depression. These are two very different mental health issues, and although someone may have both of these, they are not interchangeable. If you are confused about the difference, please take 10 minutes to research both of these terms.
  26. Some people with anxiety take medication. Although I personally do not take any medication for my anxiety, some people find it very helpful. No one should feel guilty for taking prescribed medication to improve their daily lives, just because their illness effects their mental state doesn’t mean they should be ashamed of getting help.
  27. We know we’re not acting logically. I know that I shouldn’t be afraid of going to the supermarket, or meeting my boyfriend’s friends, but I am. My brain tells me these are dangerous situations and there’s nothing I can do about that, so telling me I’m being stupid doesn’t help.
  28. We hate feeling abandoned. I personally get really upset if I feel people are abandoning me, even when I know that’s not the case. For example, if someone calls me I have to hang up on them first otherwise I feel as though they don’t want to talk to me. This sounds really silly, but if my boyfriend needs to walk away from me (such as if he’s going to get a bus or is going into another shop) then I can’t watch him walk away because it just makes me feel nervous and upset.
  29. We get flashbacks. If someone’s anxiety comes from a traumatic event (similar to PTSD in a way, but that’s not an anxiety disorder) then they may get flashbacks to times where they have been under stress. For me these usually take the form of nightmares. If your partner has these then don’t underestimate them, to us they feel very real, when we wake up just comfort us and like I’ve said before ask before touching us because that can make the situation worse.
  30. We’re not ashamed. We want you to know we have anxiety, and don’t be afraid to talk to us about it. In fact, talk to us about it! Research anxiety. Anything you can do to educate yourself on why we feel and act certain ways can only be helpful.
  31. Anxiety isn’t just a mental problem. There are a whole heap of physical issues that go along with it. Shortness of breath, high pulse rate, shaking etc. Not only does this make us more anxious but it can affect our daily lives.
  32. Work can make us very stressed. A lot of people get stressed at work, but for people with anxiety it can be 10 times harder. My main job involves delivering Chinese takeaway, which means I have to talk to 15-30 strangers in a night. This is very stressful for me, and when I first started I wouldn’t look customers in the eye. But now I have definitely got more confident, and can speak to new customers quite easily. So if you work with someone with anxiety give them time to get used to the job and used to you.
  33. We’re good at offering support. We’ve been through so much that we can handle any problem you throw at us and we can remain calm and offer advice and support, without judgement (most of the time!).
  34. We care a lot about what others think. People tell us all the time, we shouldn’t worry about what others think. But I do. All the time. I care whether people think I’m talking too loud, or if people think I’m horrible or a mean person. So, just be careful what you tell us, because our minds may exaggerate what you say.
  35. We love compliments. Seriously, someone telling me they like my shoes can make me happy for the rest of the day. It makes me feel like I’m doing something right, I know we shouldn’t rely on others to make us happy but honestly I love getting compliments. If someone you know has anxiety, giving them a compliment can definitely help them relax and can help reduce their anxiety.
  36. We are really good at problem solving. My mind is constantly thinking of all the bad things that can happen, and I always think of what I can do in case that happens. Also, because of my anxiety I am prepared for everything! Got a papercut? I’ve got 30 plasters and a bandage in my bag. Your hairtie broke? Don’t worry, I tie my ponytail up with three of them just in case. Your button fell off? I’ve got safety pins in my front pocket. I am a lifesaver!
  37. We don’t like confrontation. If someone yells at me or argues with me I worry about it for days afterwards and it makes me feel very sick. If you can, try and remain calm and discuss the problem because I won’t be able to sort out anything if I’m having a panic attack.
  38. We like our personal space. Just be aware that if I don’t know you, or I don’t trust you yet, you need to stay well away from me. I don’t mean avoid me, but I shouldn’t be able to touch you if I stick my arm out. If I move slightly away from you, don’t step closer to me! I’m feeling uncomfortable and suffocated.
  39. We care so much about others. We do so much to help others, and because of our anxiety we are constantly worried about how others are feeling or whether they’re safe. In fact a lot of people with anxiety will put others before themselves because we are more worried about them than ourselves.
  40. We get moody. But we don’t usually mean to. Sometimes our anxiety makes us irritable. Imagine that every day you wake up and you realise you’ve got a really important exam to take, but you haven’t studied for it. That’s how we feel. Would you find it easy to be happy and upbeat in that situation?
  41. You are important to us. If we say that we love you, and we trust you, and we let our guard down around you then that means you are so important to us. We don’t choose friends or partners easily, so know that we love you even if it doesn’t seem like it sometimes.
  42. We’re not weak. In fact, we’re the opposite. We’re some of the most courageous and bravest people you’ll meet because everyday is a struggle for us.
  43. We can’t “Just relax”. How the hell do you relax?! Every single waking second my mind is racing with thoughts, no matter what I’m doing. The only thing that helps is running in complete silence, just me, my breaths, and my footsteps. Please don’t tell us to relax, because it’s pretty much impossible.
  44. We need you to be there. If I need to call you at 3am because I’m alone in the house and I just heard a noise downstairs and I’m pretty much dead right now, then you need to answer it. If I trust you enough to ask for help, then you need to be there to give me that support. Don’t be angry if we call you at inconvenient times, we need your help.
  45. We need you to listen to us. If you do not have anxiety then you don’t know how it feels. Please don’t try and give us advice when we’re having a panic attack because we’re too far gone, just listen to us complain and rant and freak out.
  46. We need our sleep. It is exhausting to be on edge every day, so if we’re sleeping please don’t wake us up unless you really have to. Getting to sleep is so difficult, so although we might go to bed at 10pm we probably didn’t fall asleep until midnight so please cut us some slack!
  47. Our words are precious. We might not say a lot, but what we do say has been well thought out. We don’t feel the need to fill silences with stupid small talk. We’re quite happy just listening in conversations, so don’t force us to speak when we might just not have anything to say right then.
  48. We’re good observers. We notice everything. We pick up on every little detail of your body language and the way you speak, and we make judgments on this. This also means we’re good at reading people because we’re very aware of when someone’s body language or tone suggests they’re angry or sad etc.
  49. We use a lot of body language. We might not tell you we’re panicking but our body language might show it. Everyone is different, but learning how someone acts when they get upset helps you handle their behaviour better. I personally get very quiet, I pull my sleeves down, I might visibly shake, and I avoid eye contact.
  50. We are not our anxiety. We are people. Some of us are so sweet and kind, and some of us are assholes. Take the time to get to know the person behind the anxiety, who knows you might just find someone amazing…Like me 🙂

Thank you so much for reading!

Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

Thank you Never Less Than Everything for this nomination! And if you haven’t checked out this blog you should, both Tricia and Ben are fabulous bloggers 🙂

Here’s the rules:

  • Put the award logo in your post. Done!
  • Thank the person who nominated you and put a link to their blog. Thank you so much, you are amazing!
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers. I am following some amazing bloggers, but these are some of the people who regularly get involved in my blog…
  1. The Crazy Perfectionist
  2. Elm
  3. Desire To Express
  4. A Teenage Diary Online
  5. Life Of A 17 Year Old Indian
  6. Everything And Nothing
  7. Drifting Lexi
  8. Under The Guise Of Glitter
  9. Transcend
  10. Mythical Stars
  11. Ask A Teenage Aspie
  12. Deviant Daydream
  13. My Overflowing Thoughts
  14. Alex Konst
  15. Lost In The World Of Blogging
  • Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.
  • Post 7 facts about you. 
  1. It’s my 18th birthday on the 15th July. So if anyone reading this would like to send me some presents that would be nice 😛
  2. I love my pajamas. If it was socially acceptable to wear pajamas outside then I would. As soon as I get home I instantly get changed into them and if I don’t have to go outside, I will wear them the whole day. They’re just too comfy!
  3. Pink lemonade is my favourite drink. Where I live pink lemonade isn’t sold in shops, so it’s really rare for me to get hold of some. Whenever I see it I will buy it, which has often led to me carrying around multiple giant bottles of pink lemonade whilst shopping. But it’s worth it!
  4. I have a massive family. A lot of people say that, but seriously my family is huge! I have 12 aunts and uncles, and I have around 50 cousins (including 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.)! Last time we counted it was at 53 cousins but at least 3 of those cousins are pregnant so it could be much more now! This means that we’ll go to at least one wedding, at least two christenings, and countless parties each year 🙂
  5. I can’t donate blood. I tried to donate blood and I was fine until about 10 minutes in. Then I started feeling dizzy and sick. I stupidly tried to stop them taking the needle out of me and ended up falling onto the floor like a starfish 😦 It was definitely not my finest moment! The head nurse there said that I was pretty much banned from giving blood as my body couldn’t handle it, which sucks. But if any of you are over 17 and are thinking of giving blood, please do! It doesn’t hurt, just a teeny scratch and then you just lie there for 15 minutes. Then, free food! And that 15 minutes could potentially save someone’s life.
  6. I can pick locks. I don’t think many people know this because a lot of people get freaked out by me, a petite blonde girl, being able to pick locks. But I think it’s an amazing skill to have! I’ve never had to use it in an emergency, but if the situation comes up I’m going to look like a badass 😛
  7. I’m clumsy. Sometimes my brain and my body don’t talk to each other. So I’ll walk into closed doors, trip over thin air, and knock over things on a daily basis. This means I am constantly covered in bruises and cuts, but so far I’ve managed to avoid any broken bones 🙂

Thank you so much for the nomination, and thank you for reading 🙂

The Real Neat Blog Award

Firstly, I didn’t even know this award existed until a couple of days ago and I think it’s got such a cute name 🙂 Secondly, a big smushy hug and kiss for My Teenage Madness for nominating me for this award, and you should go check out her blog because it’s amazing 🙂

Here’s the rules…

  • Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you!!
  • Answer the following questions.
  1. What was the last book you read? It was actually a children’s book called The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I had to read it because I’m planning some tutoring lessons around it and I figured I should probably know what I’m talking about (not that I do 99% of the time) 😛
  2. The last song you listened to? This Song Saved My Life, by Simple Plan. It’s one of my favourites and has a lot of good memories attached to it 🙂
  3. If you could be anyone else for a week, who would you be? Jennifer Lawrence. Firstly she’s gorgeous so that would be a plus! And she just seems so down to Earth and funny, and she’s probably one of my favourite celebrities.
  4. What’s your biggest wish? That’s tough! I guess I want to be happy, wherever I end up in life I want to be happy there and surrounded by the people I love. (Sorry, that’s so mushy!)
  5. What’s your best piece of general advice? Just be yourself. Ugh, that’s so cliche I know, but it’s true. I spent the majority of my time growing up trying to blend into the background. But then I realised that I liked wearing colourful wristbands and neon converse, and I liked wearing a moose hat. So I did, and I think I started to realise that it’s okay to be weird and so I surrounded myself with weirdo’s and it was amazing 🙂
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    MOOSE HAT!

  6. What’s that thing you’ve been putting off for ages? Shopping! I need pretty much an entire new wardrobe because I dropped from a size 16 to 12 so a lot of my clothes are so baggy and falling off. I didn’t realise how much weight you can actually lose if you stop eating Chinese takeaway 3 nights a week and you start exercising every so often. So I was a little bit surprised when I put on a size 16 dress and it was too big, like wtf happened to my body?! I have curves! I’ve been putting it off for so long because I still felt really chubby and I used to hate shopping because a lot of places didn’t stock my size 😥 So I think it’s going to take me a little while to get used to this!
  7. What is the piece of clothing you wear the most? My dressing gown, because I’m a lazy monkey and live in my pyjamas 🙂
  8. What’s one thing you can’t live without? My converse. I wear them pretty much anywhere and everywhere. But I need to be able to run away, I mean what if there’s a zombie apocalypse? You’re not going to get very far in your stiletto’s. Seriously though, I need to be able to quickly escape at any time. I’m not really sure why, but whenever I get into a room I scope out any potential exits, and I’ll plan what to do if one of those exits are blocked. I am always ready to run if I need to. If there’s any psychologists out there, am I crazy?
  9. Eyeshadow or Eye liner? I don’t actually wear makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally not against people wearing it, it’s just personally I don’t. The main reasons are that I’m too lazy and too poor 😛
  10. Favourite way to spend a Saturday? Well, I usually work Saturday night from 5:30-10:30pm so I’d be pretty happy if I didn’t have to work! But I’d love to spend time with my boyfriend. Maybe he could cook me homemade pizza and we’ll watch Game of Thrones together? That would be nice 🙂
  • Nominate  five other bloggers.
  1. A Girl With ADHD
  2. Paradoxical Sadness
  3. Everything And Nothing
  4. My Overflowing Thoughts
  5. My Irrelevant Thoughts

Thanks again for nominating me, and thanks for reading x

Liebster Award!

This is the first award I ever heard of, and ever since I started I wanted one so badly so thank you My Irrelevant Thoughts and My Teenage Madness for making my dreams come true 😉

Here’s the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog. Thank you so much you’re amazing!! And everyone reading this should visit their blogs, you’ll love it!
  • Answer the 10 question the nominator gave you. You guys are going to know more about me than my own family 😛
  1. What’s your biggest pet peeve? Customers. Am I allowed to say that? Oh well. Just people being rude to me because I work in the fast food industry. You are no better than me, and I am no better than you. I hate it when people think that just because I bring them food that means they’re allowed to treat me like shit. But what they don’t know is that us fast food workers talk to each other. So if you mess with one of us we will secretly mess with you. Your food will be delivered last, you won’t get the free fortune cookies we give out to our nice customers, and we’re less likely to be flexible- so it’s tough luck if you want your chicken extra crispy.
  2. Where do you really want to travel to? I’d love to travel the world, but New York has always been somewhere I want to go. It’s such a different place to where I live now, and it just seems so exciting and busy and I love that 🙂
  3. What is a secret talent you have? Erm, this is a tough one! I’m so boring 😦 I can lift £100 ($160) worth of Chinese food from the car to someone’s house, which I find pretty impressive! Oooh and I can recite the whole “To be or not to be…” quote from Hamlet. I’m so fun at parties 😛
  4. What is a weird thing you thought/believed as a child? My parents were so honest with me, as far as I can remember they’ve always told me the truth to every question I’ve asked so this is a difficult question to answer! Although, I did used to think the nearby factory was a “Cloud-making factory” and that was where our clouds were made!
  5. Why did you give your blog its name? Mine came from a song, ‘This Song Saved My Life’ by Simple Plan. The line goes: You helped me be who I am today, I see myself in every word you say. That song is one of my favourites because it was the song my boyfriend played to me when I thought I was dying (long story short, I wasn’t but it sure felt that way) and I know it’s hard for my boyfriend to tell me how he’s feeling so it really helped me understand he loved me and hated that I felt upset.
  6. What’s your favourite quote and why? I think I put this on one of my other posts, but this is my favourite quote: Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its tree climbing abilities it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid. – Albert Einstein. I love this quote because I think we judge everyone based on whether they follow the normal conventions, but if they don’t live a “normal” life and do what’s expected then they’re rejected. Plus I think this quote sums up school, if you can’t remember facts well then you’re screwed and you’ll never succeed. And I don’t think anybody is stupid, we’re all good at something but it’s not always academic things.
  7. What’s your favourite picture book? I never had these as a kid so I feel disadvantaged! But my favourite one is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. I first read this book to my boyfriend’s little brothers, and it was the first night I was in charge of looking after them and it was just the sweetest moment ever. Let’s just ignore the fact that two of his brothers had put the other brother in a big cardboard box and was trying to see how high they could bounce him on a trampoline just two hours before this!
  8. What’s your biggest achievement so far? Oh gosh, I’ve been so lucky and have achieved a lot in 17 years. But I think the thing I’m most proud of is that I taught my cousin how to ride her bike. Her dad had tried for hours to teach her (she was 5 at the time) and so I offered to teach her. An hour on the field and I’d taken off her stabilisers and she was off 🙂 I was so proud of her, and I’m happy that I’ve taught her something that she’ll always remember and that has given her a massive amount of freedom 🙂
  9. What’s your earliest memory? I have the worst long term memory! A lot of my earliest memories weren’t too nice. But my happiest earliest memory was my dad telling me crazy bedtime stories, like when him and his friends built a snowman and it came to life and he had to keep it a secret from his parents (yeah, I’m pretty sure this was not true but you never know!).
  10. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? Cookie dough. Done.
  • nominate and link 10 bloggers (with under 200 followers). Aw I love so many bloggers, and there’s so many that deserve this but here are 10:
  1. Desire To Express
  2. Everything And Nothing
  3. Paradoxical Sadness
  4. The Storyteller
  5. A Teenage Diary Online
  6. Life Of An Indian Teenager
  7. Hypermobile Guy
  8. I Prefer Deep Blues And Sea Foam Greens
  9. The Crazy perfectionist
  10. This Is My User
  • create 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.
  1. If you had to sum up your life with one sentence, what would it be?
  2. What is your dream job?
  3. What is your favourite thing about yourself (can be a physical feature or your personality, or both!)?
  4. Do you own any pets?
  5. What sounds can you hear right now?
  6. If you could only keep one physical object that you own and everything else would be destroyed, what would you keep?
  7. What were you like when you were growing up?
  8. What’s your favourite movie?
  9. When was the last time you laughed and why?
  10. What is your happiest memory?

Thanks again for the nomination and I can’t wait to see my nominee’s posts 🙂

Beautiful Blogger Award!

Guys! Stop with all these awards, I can’t handle it (jk, keep ’em coming!) Thank you so, so much to The Crazy Perfectionist for this nomination! EDIT: And a huge thank you to Sweetheart too! Please go check their blogs out, they’re amazing 🙂

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you. Thank you 🙂
  • List seven random things about yourself. Okay you nosey lot, here we go:
  1. I hate spicy food. Like anything even mildly spicy feels like I’m on fire! So Indian food is pretty much a no go, and Nando’s is torture! I’m not sure why but I like really boring food, I’m quite happy to just eat plain pasta or plain rice. Which means I hate cooking for others because they’re all like “Lets add some rosemary.” and I’m just sitting here like “Hmm, no lets not.”
  2. I can rollerskate. I’m one of those people who you see going round the rink backwards, doing spins and tricks. Sorry! But in my defense it took 10 years for me to be able to skate as well as I do, and it’s literally the only athletic thing I can do reasonably well so I think I’m allowed to show off a little bit!
  3. I have a slight addiction to tea. In a lot of my posts I mention that I’m drinking a cup of tea. That is not me trying to be a cute British stereotype, I am genuinely drinking tea at that moment. I probably have about 3-4 cups a day, every day. It used to be worse but I was spending more money of teabags than food, and that was when I realised I had a problem 😛 (And yes, I am drinking a cup of tea right now. But I’ve just woken up, what else am I supposed to do?!)
  4. I was awarded the “Heart of Gold Award” at college. Everyone got an award, but I’m quite proud of mine. I was voted the kindest girl in our year 🙂 Bonus fact: my boyfriend won the “Heart of Gold Award” for the guys 🙂
  5. I wear glasses. I’m short sighted, so anything further than my laptop screen is completely blurry. I tend to just leave my glasses in random places around the house, and because they’re black they blend in with everything. So I need my glasses to find my glasses, it’s the never-ending struggle!
  6. I have a massive family. My dad has 7 siblings, they all have kids. One of them has 13 (yeah, 13!) children and they’ve all got children! But in comparison, my mum has one sister and she’s got 2 children so her side of the family is tiny. In total I have got just over 50 cousins (including 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.). So when we go out as a family we rent out the entire restaurant!
  7. When I was 13 I set up my own business. Okay, it was only for two months but my parents stopped my pocket money at that age and I had two months before I started my job delivering papers. So, I brought a box of thread for a £5 from a car boot sale and I made bracelets. I got pretty good at it and learnt different patterns, and then I learnt how to write names on them too. Turns out teenagers love this and I made a profit of just over £50 🙂

To give you an idea of the sort of thing I made 🙂 (These are not my own!!)

  • Nominate seven other bloggers: Aw, I think all my followers are beautiful so this is a tough one.
  1. A Girl With ADHD
  2. Paradoxical Sadness
  3. Everything And Nothing
  4. Diary Reinvented 
  5. Unfashionable Cupcake
  6. My Irrelevant Thoughts
  7. My Personal Teen Life

Can’t wait to see your random facts, and thanks for reading x

Creative Blogger Award!

Wow, thank you so much My Personal Teen Life for the nomination!! EDIT: Thank you to Paradoxical Sadness too! You are fabulous and if any of you reading this have not checked her blog out, do it because she’s amazing! Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their site. Done 🙂
  • Share five facts about yourself. Okay…
  1. I am a qualified scuba diver. I learnt when I was between 9-12 and can now officially dive anywhere I want in the World without an instructor which I think is pretty cool. Although I do get freaked out easily! For example I was in Egypt just swimming along the sea floor when I saw something move under the sand, turns out there was a massive sting ray right beneath me! So instead of calmly pointing it out to my buddy (because when you scuba dive you always have to go with a buddy) and then calmly going back to the surface, I panicked. And started trying to swim away as quickly as I could, and then I accidently kicked it. Yup, I kicked a sting ray. I feel so bad for that sting ray, he was just chilling and I kicked him right in the face 😦
  2. I’m a little bit of a hoarder. I keep everything. If I think something has sentimental value then I will hold onto it forever. I have endless scrapbooks filled with stuff, I have my box just for memories and souvenirs of the times me and my boyfriend spend together, and then I have The Wardrobe. My wardrobe door is covered in stuff, from postcards to tickets to stickers to photos. In 7 years my wardrobe door has become so layered with stuff that it’s impossible to see any of the paint, and I’m quite proud of it!
  3. I am very mature. And I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not, but it’s true. I look 12 but act like a 40 year old. When I was 10 I was looking after my little brother before and after school, which meant packing lunch boxes and making sure his uniform was ready etc. and I think that made me grow up pretty fast. But I personally am glad I’m mature because it’s stopped me doing a lot of stupid things, and I think I’m further in life because of it.
  4. I love watching TV programmes about hospitals. It doesn’t matter if it’s a soap like Holby City, a comedy like Scrubs, or a documentary like 24 Hours in A&E, I’ll watch them all. I think I’ve always been fascinated with hospitals, and I think that’s the main reason why I want to go into a career involving studying diseases. Because I love the idea of being the person who can help someone who’s scared and ill, I want to know that my actions have saved lives.
  5. My blood type is B+. This is a bit of a weird fact, but I found out that my blood type is B+ and this makes me insanely happy. It sounds like ‘Be positive’ and I like to think that my body was born to be happy 😛
  • Nominate 10 bloggers. I think so many bloggers on here are creative, but these are a few…
  1. A Girl With ADHD
  2. The Crazy Perfectionist
  3. My Crazy Path
  4. Sweetheart
  5. My Irrelevant Thoughts
  6. The storyteller
  7. Just Call Me Elm
  8. Ziondutro
  9. Desire To Express
  10. Alaska Wild

Thank you again for the nomination! And thanks for reading 🙂creative-blogger-award