Skype calls, 600 followers, and more good news!

Hey guys, this is just going to be a blog post where I talk about random stuff so enjoy!

Skype Calls

Yesterday I had a Skype call with the amazing Elm and it was brilliant! I was so nervous making making the call because as most of you know I’m not good with socialising, but I definitely don’t regret it! In fact, I enjoyed it so much I’d love to do it again. So, if any of you reading this would like to chat with me on Skype then you can just email me and we’ll set a call up. Just be warned I will be in my pyjamas, no makeup, messy hair, and probably holding a cup of tea! I’d also like to remind you that I am human! This was something Elm and I discussed, sometimes newer bloggers feel that bloggers with more followers are really scary. Please don’t ever feel like you can’t get in touch with me! You can email me at: aleve44@hotmail.com or you can message me on twitter at: @everywordyousay.

600 Followers

I’ve reached 600 followers!! How insane is that?! I just want to give each and every one of you a giant hug! I just can’t even comprehend that 600+ individuals have liked my posts enough to want to read more. You are all incredible. I’m not really sure how to celebrate this, but if you guys have any ideas I’d love to hear them 🙂

More Good News

I had just come home from an incredibly bad night at work. I don’t want to go into detail, but lets just say that customers can be so awful sometimes. I quickly logged onto my emails to check if anyone needed some help, and there was an email from the one and only David Snape. If you don’t know who he is, he is a fantastic blogger who is also a radio presenter at Southwaves Radio Station. He wants to feature my post as his post of the week! Every Word You Say will be on the radio! My boyfriend has already built a pillow fort where we plan to eat Chinese takeaway, drink tea, and listen to his radio show  (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8pm-10pm) 🙂 I can’t wait!

Thank you for reading 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Thank you so much Mon and Invoke Delight for nominating me for this award, please go check out their blogs because they’re fabulous 🙂

Here’s the rules

  • Thank the people/person who nominated you. Thank you so much!
  • Answer the questions from your nominators. 

Mon’s Questions

  1. What are your views about my blog? It sucks. Just kidding! It’s fabulous!
  2. Who do you consider your blogging twin? I think if I could chose to have anyone as my twin I’d have Sheetal, even though we live 5000 miles away and we look the complete opposite, I think it would be awesome to have her as a sister 🙂
  3. What is your favorite book? This is an impossible question!! I love so many books, one of my favourites is Wonder by R.J Palacio.
  4. What is a song that is inspirational to you? This Song Saved My Life. I’ve told this story a few times, but for my newer bloggers… One day I was very, very upset. I still had depression and had just self harmed very badly. My boyfriend walked into my room and found me and he played me this song. He’s autistic so it can be difficult for him to tell me how he feels, but he told me that I’m the reason he’s so happy now. This was the changing point in my life and from that point on I stopped self harming, and with his help, I started to love myself.
  5. Which blogger’s posts can you never miss? Sophie Speaks Up. One post can have me genuinely laughing out loud, another can have me nodding in agreement, and another can have me in tears. I love it!
  6. What is your favourite quote? “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”- Winnie The Pooh
  7. What is one way we can be a kinder person? I think we could listen to each other a bit more. I think we live in a world where everyone is just waiting until they can speak, without actually listening to what others are saying.
  8. One writing trick that you use? I find I write all my best posts with a cup of tea in my hand. Screw that actually, I write ALL my blog posts with a cup of tea in my hand 😛

Invoke Delight’s Questions

  1. Unicorn or dragon? Unicorn. How majestic would I look on a unicorn?! Plus, I think people underestimate how badass unicorns can be, so if people mess with me I could totally fight them with my awesome unicorn.
  2. Really? Yes. I thought very seriously about this.
  3. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I’ve genuinely wanted to be a scientist for as long as I could remember. But alongside that dream I have wanted to be: a florist, an author, a journalist, and a lawyer. I don’t see any reason why I can’t be a scientist AND a florist!
  4. Marmite or Vegemite? What Hell on Earth is Vegimite? Marmite is bad enough, why on Earth did they make something called Vegemite?! This offends me on a personal level!
  5. Where would you like most to go on holiday, and what would you do when you got there? I would love to go to New York. It’s the complete opposite to where I live and it just seems so exciting and busy! I would just go shopping and explore 🙂
  6. If you could go to space (but never come back) would you do it? Oh my gosh. This is one of the hardest questions I’ve ever been asked! I think that if my boyfriend and certain family and friends went to space then yes I would. I’ve always been fascinated with space and the stars, and it is one of my biggest dreams to go to space.
  7. Where’s the most random place you’ve ever slept? Outside of an abandoned house in Scotland when I was 10. My family went camping in Scotland and we had no money whatsoever, but that was probably the most amazing holiday I’ve ever been on. I never realised we had no money and my parents made it into one big adventure, it was brilliant! We swum under a waterfall, and we found this really cool abandoned house and we pretended we were Ghostbusters. Then we pitched up a tent in the garden and we roasted marshmallows together 🙂
  8. If you could build a secret passageway in your current home, where would it go and how would it get there? I would have a passageway to an underground library where all my favourite books are, and there will be a big fireplace and a massive sofa and lots of pillows. And to get there I would open my favourite book, The Fault In Our Stars, and say “Okay” into it then it would reply with “Okay” and would open a door to my library.
  9. If you could be anything you wanted to be, what would you be? I’m quite happy being me 🙂
  10. There’s a fire in your house, you only have time to take one thing out, what would you take? My memory box. It’s got all my random junk that I’ve collected over the years like movie tickets and photos. It would be heartbreaking if I lost that.
  11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time (like, really, not the ‘fake answers’ people are coached into saying for interviews)? In five years time I’ll just be leaving University so I’ll probably be exhausted and scared as Hell. Hopefully my boyfriend and I will still be together and we’ll be considering moving in together. I hope I’ll be working at a hospital helping to diagnose diseases and saving the World!
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers.
  1. Emiwee
  2. Call Me Elle
  3. Hannanarscrawls
  4. Helen Lizzy
  5. Drifting Lexi
  6. Mythical Stars
  7. Hananon Blog
  8. AKIRAA
  9. Says Kayla
  10. The Crazy Perfectionist
  11. Sophie D Wilson

And here’s my question for my nominees:

  1. If you could live your life again, would you change anything?
  2. What’s your biggest achievement?
  3. What’s your biggest fear?
  4. When was your last “first time”? (As in when was the last time you tried something new?)
  5. If your life was a movie/book, what would the title be?
  6. Do you have a secret talent?
  7. If you could know one fact/statistic about everyone you met, what would that fact/statistic be?
  8. What’s your favourite movie?
  9. What’s your favourite piece of clothing you own?
  10. If you could have a fictional character as a friend, who would you have?
  11. What was the last dream (or nightmare) you had about?

Thanks again for the nomination, and thank you for reading 🙂

It’s my birthday!!

In case you haven’t read the title…It’s my 18th birthday! Thank you so much to everyone who has already wished me a happy birthday, you guys are amazing 🙂 I’ve had a wonderful day, and I was just thinking about how much I have achieved in 18 years. So of course, I wrote a list…

  • I got D*D*D* at college (the highest possible achievement)
  • I got a scholarship
  • I got into a good university
  • I have a wonderful boyfriend
  • My anxiety is much more under control
  • I’m a qualified scuba diver
  • I’ve been a tutor for 2 years, and I’ve actually managed to improve my student’s grades!
  • I’ve become truly happy
  • I love my body now
  • I’ve become healthy
  • I got good GCSE results (high school exams)
  • College voted me the kindest person in our year
  • I’ve made new friends
  • I’ve reunited with old friends
  • I fell in love
  • I started this blog and have met some amazing new people 🙂

Thank you so much for reading 🙂

You Look Disgusting

A friend of mine showed me this video and suggested I make a blog post about it. Twenty seconds in and I had already made up my mind that I had to write about this.

This woman (whose blog you can visit here) posted photos of herself online when she was not wearing make up. The comments she recieved were awful, and phrases such as “revolting” and “ugly” and “gross” were thrown at her. Let’s just get this straight. You are entitled to have an opinion, but if you can’t express this opinion in a polite and respectable manner then please keep it to yourself. Especially about something as personal as someone’s appearance.

The woman in this video has acne. Almost as if she’s a human, right?! As a teenager I have acne. Growing up I had acne pretty bad and I was so self conscious so I used to cover my face in tons of makeup, and I used to have my hair hanging over my face to try and cover them up. Until I just woke up one day and just thought fuck it, I have spots because my body has a ton of chemicals whizzing around and there’s not much I can do about it. So I walked into school with no makeup on and my hair in a ponytail and guess what… no one cared! Please do not feel like you have to wear makeup to feel beautiful, and if you don’t like wearing makeup please don’t feel like you have to to please others.

But.

If you want to wear makeup because you like the way it looks and it makes you happy, then wear it, you’re beautiful! Don’t let anyone tell you what to put on your face.

So here’s a few final words for those reading this:

  • If you have spots, you’re beautiful.
  • If you don’t have spots, you’re beautiful.
  • If you don’t wear makeup, you’re beautiful.
  • If you wear makeup, you’re beautiful.
  • If you spread love and happiness, you’re beautiful.
  • If you’re reading this, you’re hella beautiful. Fact.

Thank you for reading and I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic 🙂

GUEST POST: Life is a death sentence- by Daniel

Hey guys, I’ve got another amazing guest post for you courtesy of the lovely Daniel. 

It’s common knowledge that life is a terminal condition. One day, hopefully in the long time, we will all pass away. Now most people take this information in their stride. They live their live to the fullest. They chase their dreams. Live lives that most think about constantly. Many people, on the other hand, decide to remain ignorant of this, and live lives devoid of meaning. They sit and think about the lives they want to lead. They think about following their dreams, but put it off. It can wait. I don’t have the money. Opportunity will fall in my lap, I don’t need to go out and take it.
Sadly, this isn’t the way to live. Charles Richards once said ‘Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of’, a sentiment to live by. Start living today. Audition for that play, apply for that job, start that novel, book that flight to the far off country you’ve dreamed of visiting ever since you were a child. Waiting for your dreams allows others to convince you they are unattainable. Waiting for happiness quickly becomes settling for mediocrity.
Life is hard. Life is sad. Life will hurt like nothing else, but life is worth it. Seize the day like there is no tomorrow, because for all you know, there might not be. Life is a Death Sentence, but it need not be a slow march. It is what you make of it.
For Alyssia.
Thank you again, Daniel, for being a wonderful guest writer. And if anyone would like to guest write for me please contact me at: aleve44@hotmail.com.

Encouraging Thunder Award!

I got so excited about getting this award that I texted my best friend at 6am to share the good news. For some reason she was not as enthusiastic as I was! Thank you so much Desire To Express! EDIT: And a HUGE thank you to Relating Aches too!

Here’s the rules:

  •    Add the Encouraging Thunder logo. Here we go…

  •    Grant other bloggers the award. Here are my nominations for some awesome bloggers:
  1. A Girl With ADHD
  2. Sweetheart
  3. My Irrelevant Thoughts
  4. Everything And Nothing
  •    Mention your purpose in blogging.

Why did I start blogging? This is actually quite tough, mostly because I can’t really remember! I think it started when my friend mentioned the word “Thinspiration” to me, and I had no idea what it was. So I Googled it and the first thing that came up was a blog encouraging people to become anorexic. And my first thought was, I’ve got to do something. I hated the fact this blog was just spreading so much self-hatred, and so I guess I started this blog to try and make people feel happy. And I know a lot of my posts aren’t the cheeriest thing, but I’ve always tried to offer support and I encourage anyone who wants to chat to contact me (aleve44@hotmail.com). Because I think there is so much hate on the internet, so I wanted this to be a place where people felt accepted no matter what gender, race, religion etc.

  •    Thank the person who nominated you. I’ve thanked her once, but I don’t think that’s enough so I’m going to thank her again! Thank you! And everyone who’s reading this needs to go check out her blog because she’s fabulous 😉

And there we go, and I can’t wait to see the post’s from my nominations 🙂

Questions for my boyfriend.

I saw lots of people on here and on YouTube doing ‘The Boyfriend Tag’, and I thought I’d do something similar. I answered the questions first without seeing his answers, then sent them to Kyle and we’ll see how our answers match up 🙂 So here we go…

Where did we meet?

Kyle: We first met at college, but we come to know each other from a college trip to do a train crash simulation and then I asked you on a date the day after xx

Me: We first saw spoke to each other in a hallway outside a classroom. He bragged about having a motorbike! But then we had to go into our classes so I never got his name. A few months later we were on a college trip where we had to pretend to be in a train crash so the emergency services could practice saving us. So, the first time I spoke to him properly we were both covered in blood, surrounded by people screaming and firemen knocking down the doors, smoke everywhere, and there Kyle was sitting next to me making cheesy jokes 🙂

  • Where was our first date?

Kyle: At the cinema, we “watched” Ride Along.

Me: We went to the cinema to watch a movie called Ride Along. Kyle was so nervous (but he says he wasn’t)!

  • Where was our first kiss and how was it?

Kyle: It was on our first date and it was lovely 🙂 But we kissed so much I missed all of the movie 😦

Me: It was in the cinema and I was ridiculously nervous. It was so sweet (or maybe that was the popcorn)!

  • What was your first impression of me?

Kyle: A cute and talented woman. I wanted to get to know you better.

Me: What a dork! But he was cute and he always had a big smile on his face 🙂

  • Who said “I love you” first and where were we?

Kyle: I  think is was a month after we started dating that we started say we love each other, but I don’t remember when it actually started. I said it but I wasn’t sure if you felt the same way. Until I rang you on That Day when you were upset, and then we said it to each other. That was when I knew we both meant it.

Me: Uh oh, I can’t remember! I think Kyle actually texted me it first and I didn’t say it back! I feel bad, but I didn’t want to lie to him and I wasn’t sure how I felt. But then something bad happened to me, and he called me up at the perfect time. We were on the phone for ages and he was so good, I knew then that I loved him and I think that was the first time I said it back.

  • What do we argue about most?

Kyle: The small things that don’t matter.

Me: I think most of the arguments are my fault! (Don’t tell Kyle that!) Because Kyle’s quite an immature person, which isn’t a bad thing, but I’m a really mature person so sometimes our personalities clash. Plus, I’m such an emotional person that when I feel something it’s so overwhelming that I tend to overreact.

  • What do I do that you don’t like?

Kyle: When we play any board game and you start to lose you try to throw it off the table, or state that every one else is cheating.

Me: Oh no. I think he’ll probably say when I take his phone when he’s not looking and take selfies. I once managed to get up to 345 selfies, which he then had to go through and delete. Oops, sorry 😦 *EDIT: I’ve just seen what he put and okay I do that. I am the most competitive person at board games, and it got so bad that everyone refuses to play with me 😦 I’m sorry Kyle!

  • What do you love most about me?

Kyle: Your eyes, your smile, your fun personality, how strong, kind and caring you are, and that you work and fight so hard to be and do what you want to do xx

Me: If he says my butt I will not be impressed! *EDIT: Aw, okay I love this guy x

  • What is your favourite memory of us?

Kyle: When we went on our first holiday together to Canvey Island. It was our first time away, and it was my home where I grew up. I got to show you all the reasons why I love it, and I’m glad the first time you went there you were with me.

Me: Probably when we were round his dad’s place. We were sitting in front of the fire (an actual fire!) and we were wrapped up in a blanket. It was so romantic and we just talked and laughed, and I knew I loved you so much.

And that’s it. I loved doing this, and I think I got to know him a little bit better. Now I just want to give him a giant hug! Thank you for reading x