Updates, University, and Unicorns.

Hey my beautiful readers,

I just wanted to give you an update as to why I haven’t really been present on here for the past few days. I’m currently sitting in a strange old building, surrounded by cats, and waiting for my Chinese takeaway to arrive. My boyfriend and I are looking after his dad’s hotel at the moment so we’ve been pretty busy! Between crawling through windows when guest lock in all of their sets of keys, to feeding all of Kyle’s dad’s horses and cats, we’ve barely sat down!

I want to give a massive thank you to everyone who commented on my post about Kyle not getting into University, we were both amazed at all the support we got. You’re all wonderful! Kyle is now planning on taking a gap year and reapplying for University next year, and at least this allows him to pass his driving test before he goes to University.

Most of you will know by now I’m also going to University this year, and I’m actually starting this Sunday! I’ll be moving from my tiny little town in the countryside to the big city of London, and I am terrified! I’ve already spoken to the people I’ll be living with and they seem awesome! Plus, they’re so understanding about my social anxiety which I am so relieved about. I just wanted to warn you all that my posting may become less frequent when I start University, but I promise I’ll never forget about you!

Thank you so much for reading, and as always if you want to get in touch please email me!

P.S: You may be wondering why I used the word Unicorn in my title. To be honest, it’s mostly because it sounds good, but it’s also because my boyfriend and I were playing charades and I had to pretend to be a unicorn. Because we’re sophisticated adults like that! Oh dear, I’m never going to survive at Uni!

5 Things you learn when you live by yourself for the first time.

For the past two weeks my parents have been on holiday so I have been looking after the house and my younger brother (aged 15). This is the first time I’ve ever been responsible for myself and someone else for longer than a couple of days, so I thought I’d let you in on a few things you learn when you have to fend for yourself for the first time…

  1. Food becomes precious. I have to walk to the shops and get my own food, and then *gasp* I have to cook it myself! This fact meant that any food in our house automatically became priceless and was carefully conserved to maximise the time I could spend in my pyjamas, and to minimise the time I would have to spend outdoors.
  2. Cereal becomes a main part of your diet. When you’ve only got a box of cornflakes and half a pint of milk left in the house, cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner becomes part of your normal lifestyle… and there’s no one to tell you no!
  3. Housework becomes all consuming. When your parents aren’t around to help with the housework, and your little brother refuses to do more than one chore a day, most of the housework falls to you…and it sucks! But if you don’t do it, your house starts to stink and you end up eating cereal out of  saucepan (in my defence I only did this once!)
  4. Every noise instantly becomes a serial killer. So you’re all snuggly in your bed, with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other, and you hear a noise. No big deal, your parents will protect you, right? Nope! You’re the responsible adult, and you’ve got a child to protect, so you have to go downstairs and be murdered.
  5. You find yourself doing more and more “adulty” things. Like having to call up the bank by yourself, and picking up your brother’s uniform, and buying healthy foods. And because of that it’s a great learning experience! But let’s be honest, I’m so glad they’re back!

Thanks for reading!

Dear 12 year old me,

Dear 12 year old me,

I am writing this letter to inform you that things will get better. Those angry scars across your thigh will fade, and your wrists will stop being a canvas for your pain. I promise. I know things are Goddamn awful for you, and I’m so, so sorry. You haven’t done anything wrong, I promise.

I know the Bad Man made you scared, but please don’t believe a word he says. You are beautiful. You are strong. You can keep fighting. This is the year he goes away. I know that seems impossible but it’s true, he will never lay a finger on you again. So keep going. Cry into your pillow, it doesn’t make you weak. Get out of bed, I know it’s the hardest task of the day, but you can do it. Talk to your parents, please, you’re scaring them.

In the future you’ll ace your exams (A*’s in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics!) and you’ll go to an amazing college. There will be a boy in the hallway, the one looking dorky and cute, the one smiling at you. Go talk to him. Or just do what I did and get really nervous and make a stupid joke…then run away awkwardly. But it’s okay, because your paths will cross again! You’ll go on a school trip, where you’re sat in a “train crash” so the emergency services can practice rescuing you. You’ll be covered in fake blood, wearing hospital scrubs, surrounded by smoke, and screaming people… and he’ll be sitting next to you making even stupider jokes and being just as awkward as you are.

This boy will make you realise how amazing you truly are. He’ll kiss your scars. He’ll hold you all night to keep the nightmares away. But most of all, he’ll be there for you. He knows your past, he’s intertwined in your present, and you’ll plan your future together.

Your future is filled with love, and hope, and opportunities. So please put the razor down, untie the rope, and look around you because the World is so beautiful. Just like you.

Lots of love,

Amy

(Written for Teens Tell Their Story)

We’re going to University!!

We did it!! (Well, Kyle did it). As many of you know from my previous posts, my boyfriend Kyle has been struggling to get into University because his Dyslexia and Autism have stopped him getting a C in his English exam. Despite this, he managed to get 3 A grades in his Forensic Science course, and he got a B in Maths, and this has meant that finally he’s been excepted into University!! I’m beyond proud of him 🙂

Sorry this is such a short post, but I just had to share this with you all! He’s been through so much and finally people are realising how awesome he truly is 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Q and A Tag!

I got nominated by Teenage Diary Online for the Q and A tag, so a big thank you to her!

Here’s the rules:

  • Respond and rework. answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own. (I chose not to do a few because I couldn’t answer them or the answers would be too sad).
  1. What’s your current fashion obsession? Jeans, a geeky t-shirt, and converse. This has been the same since I was 11 years old 😛 Sorry, I’m just not into fashion!
  2. What are you wearing? Oooh, this is a bit saucy 😉 I am wearing my pyjamas and fluffy slippers. Not very sexy, sorry!
  3. Hair? I have fairly long, straight, blonde hair which I love!
  4. Morning go to? When I wake up it takes me forever to actually get out of bed, so I’ll just lay in bed and contemplate life for at least 20 minutes. Then I’ll check my emails and Facebook etc. then I’ll go get breakfast.
  5. Why is today special? Because I don’t have to work! My parents are on holiday, so for two weeks I don’t have to work with my dad delivering takeaway. So tonight I’m going to order one, because food always tastes so much better when someone else delivers it to you!
  6. What would you like to learn how to do? I would love to be able to speak a different language, but my brain just can’t!!
  7. What’s for dinner today? I’m having a day off cooking and my brother and I are going to order a Chinese takeaway 😛
  8. What are you listening to right now? I’m multitasking at the moment, I’m blogging and watching Scrubs on TV. It’s one of the best shows ever, and if you haven’t watched it yet, where have you been?!
  9. What are your essentials when travelling? I carry around a massive bag everywhere I go, so I’m prepared for everything! But I have to take my phone, a book, headphones, money, and plasters (because I’m clumsy).
  10. What job did you want when you were a little kid? I’ve always wanted to be a scientist, but around that I’ve wanted to be a: florist, author, lawyer, journalist, and a teacher.
  11. What is your most challenging goal now? To go to University and deal with it without freaking out!
  12. Name three things you can’t live without. My (boy)friends, my family, and my laptop 🙂
  13. What would you like to have in your hands right now? My boyfriend’s hands. I’ve had a bit of a sad day today, and I definitely wish he was here right now.
  14. What would you like to get rid of? Flies. There’s at least 6 flies in my room right now and it’s so annoying!
  15. What are you most excited for? University!! I start in two weeks!
  16. What is your favourite type of music? I listen to all sorts of music, it all depends on what mood I’m in. I love rock, pop, rap, classical, and indie music, it really does depend on how I’m feeling 🙂
  17. Which countries have you visited? I’ve been to: England (well, I live there but I think it counts!), Wales, Scotland, Egypt, Cyprus, France, Turkey, and Spain.
  18. What was the last movie you watched? I watched Warm Bodies with my brother and it was so good!! Best Zombie movie I’ve ever seen!
  19. What can you see out of the nearest window? I can see my front garden and the forest that’s literally 3ft away from my house, and I think I can see a deer but it might just be a cat.
  • Tag seven other people.
  1. Scouting The Year Away
  2. Moon Kid 67
  3. Jenipeh
  4. Lyf With Em
  5. Girl Shadow
  6. Invisible Me
  7. Amanda

Thank you for reading!

I avoid the elderly.

That makes me sound like an awful person, right? And it is awful, but unfortunately it’s true. If I see an elderly customer I will be polite to them, but I will finish the transaction as soon as possible. I visit elderly relatives as little as I can. And I absolutely refuse to go to funerals. Why? Because I’m terrified of death and everything that reminds me of it.

When I look at someone so fragile and tired, it just makes me so sad. I’m sure they’ve lived such a wonderful life, it’s just not fair that it has to end. I have quite a few elderly relatives. (My family seem to live forever.) I have two great nans who are still alive, but both of them are very ill, and can hardly walk or eat by themselves. For the past year I’ve made so many excuses to avoid visiting them- I’m sick, I’ve got coursework, I’m seeing friends etc. Anything I can do.

I have never been to a funeral. I want my last memories of my friends and family to be good ones, where they were alive and free and happy. I would hate my last memories of that person to be cold, and filled with sadness. But sometimes I feel so guilty too. I’ve missed out on so many of my loved one’s funerals, and although my parents haven’t said anything about it, I’m so scared they’ll think I don’t care when really it’s the opposite.

It just scares me so much that every memory I have, all my hopes and dreams and achievements will one day not matter. How fair is that?

So, what can I do? Is there any way to get over this fear? Is there anyone out there who feels this way too? I know I can’t keep going on like this forever.

Thank you for reading, and as always I encourage anyone reading this to get in touch with me if they need someone to talk to.

Gratitude…

A few days ago I was contacted by a lovely new blogger, Autumn Accepts, and was asked to write a guest post for her. I liked this post so much that I want to share it with you all on this blog too, but if you could go check out Autumn’s blog too that would be amazing 🙂


Dear Autumn,

I had this whole idea of what I was going to talk about, it would be tragic and heart-warming and honestly it would have been an award-winning performance… But it would have been just that, a performance. You see, I write a lot about my past and all of it is true. From the sexual abuse, to the death of a friend, to the depression, to the anxiety I am still dealing with now. And I was going to write about that again. Until, for once in my life, I looked around me instead of looking over my shoulder.

And do you know what I saw? Well, I saw my bedroom walls to begin with. Painted dark brown, pretty cute right? Then I thought about everyone who doesn’t have that. Some people don’t have four walls, let alone four walls they can call theirs. Then I remembered the reason why my four walls are painted brown. That is because this was my brother’s room, and that dark brown was the result of countless pots of paint and hours of work by my parents. Then I remembered all the people who don’t have their family with them, or they don’t have parents that will drive to the paint shop three times just so their child can pick the perfect colour.

I looked to my left. I see books, and a whole lot of them at that! Overflowing, scruffy, and unorganised, but then I remembered the people who can’t afford to go to school, let alone those who can’t afford books. On top of the books I see a photo frame, the couple inside are awkward and dorky and it’s definitely not their best photo! But I am so grateful that I could be present in that moment, the first party my boyfriend took me to, the one where we drank a little bit too much and we danced badly but we were so in love. Then I remember all those people who can’t show their love, who fear walking down the street with their partner, who cannot get married because a deceitful government says it is immoral.

I looked to my right. I see a window, looking out upon the beautiful English countryside. Okay, my window actually looks out onto a carpark. But then I think about all the people whose windows are wrongfully blocked with bars, the people whose only crimes are standing up for equality, or falling in love.

Lastly, I look right ahead of me. And I see the World. I see all the information known to man, I see my friends who live thousands of miles away, I see infinite opportunities. Then I think of all the people who cannot afford computers, or those whose corrupt governments say that the internet will corrupt their minds.

As I look around I think of how lucky I am to be here, and how lucky I am to have the support of family and friends to help me. Maybe today you could take a look around and, just for one day, think about all the things you are grateful for.

Thank you for reading,

Amy

The Sunshine Award!

I want to apologise that it took me so long to do this award post, and also for how long this post will be because I’ve been nominated by four different bloggers!

Here’s the rules:

Questions from Handbook 4 Teens…

  1. What is the hardest thing about being a teen? I think it’s the pressure on us. People tell us to have fun, to live, and to make mistakes… yet they also tell us to be responsible, to be grown up, and to make decisions that will effect us for the rest of our lives! That’s pretty tough.
  2. Do you know how to meditate? Yes. I learnt when I went to therapy. I know a lot of people find therapy relaxing and that’s great, but for me it was awful. It just made me think of all the problems and responsibilities I had and so I started running instead and I love it!
  3. What do you do to relieve stress? I run. Slowly, but I’m still lapping the people who are sitting on their sofa’s watching TV. I also go talk to my friends or my boyfriend and that helps massively.
  4. Do you believe people when they say you can achieve your dreams or do you think it’s BS? I don’t think anyone’s really told me that I can or cannot achieve my dreams. I don’t ever ask. I can do anything I want to, and there’s nothing anyone can say to me to make me think otherwise.
  5.  Apple or Android? Android, and that’s just because I own more Samsung products than Apple.
  6. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? I would research and make the cure for dementia and Alzheimer’s. That’s the direction I want to take my career and it would be incredible to help improve and save so many people’s lives.
  7. If you had 1 hour in mall where you could pick out anything you wanted, no matter what the price, what would you buy? Can I buy everything? Because that would be awesome! But if I had to buy specifics I would buy lots more Converse because at the moment I only have 3 pairs of shoes, and my pair of Converse are the only ones I wear so it would be nice to have a few more of them 🙂
  8. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla. 100%. I’m not actually a massive fan of chocolate, but I love the smell and taste of vanilla…mmmm 😛
  9. What scares you? Lots of things scare me: dentists, big crowds, public speaking, new people and places, panic attacks, spiders, scary movies, embarrassment, losing friends and family, and death.
  10. What song are you currently obsessed with? A good friend of mine showed me this cover of the Game of Thrones theme song and I love it!
  11. If you could choose a superpower what would it be and why? The ability to control time. How awesome would that be?! I could go back or forward in time, and I could get myself out of a lot of awkward situations!

Questions from New Romantics…

  1. What was the weirdest dream you’ve ever had? Oh gosh, I have several dreams a night and almost all of them are really weird! I thought it was normal to have two or three dreams a night, but apparently not! Since there’s been so many I’ll tell you about the most recent one I had last night. I dreamt that I was at Hogwarts and that I was in that part where Harry’s arm gets broken (well, sort of) and his arm is all floppy. But I also had a disco that night so I was dancing with a floppy arm, almost like this!
  2. Who was on your last call log? My boyfriend, Kyle 🙂
  3. Do you believe in God? No. I have hope that there is Something after we die, but I don’t believe in a God.
  4. Do you believe in love at first site? I love romance, but no I don’t believe in this. How can you love someone the first time you see them? Surely you’re just basing your opinions of that person on their looks, and that’s not love. Love takes time and shouldn’t be based solely on what someone looks like.
  5. What was the book you regretted reading? I was given a book by one of my mum’s work mates, The Road Home by Rose Tremain, and it was awful! It was dirty, had a rubbish storyline, and a main character that was pathetic and annoying.
  6. Would you prefer going to school or being home schooled? Hmm, my school was awful. It was known for its bad behaviour, bad grades, and bad teachers. But I made good friends there and it got me to where I wanted to be, so I guess I would still want to go to school rather than be home schooled.
  7. What is the food you could eat forever and not get tired of it? Sweet and salty popcorn…mmmm!
  8. Would you get a tattoo? I think tattoos can be so beautiful! But I am so indecisive, I could never decide on something to be on my body for the rest of my life.
  9. What is the song stuck in your head right now? I have about 100 songs stuck in my head right now! But one of them is Teenagers by My Chemical Romance.
  10. Do you believe in horoscopes? I love reading them, but take no notice of them. They’re so vague and I’m so cynical, so no I don’t believe them.

Questions from Jamerly…

  1. If you could see anyone for the rest of your life, who would it be? My boyfriend. (Sorry, you guys must get sick of hearing about him!!) In case you haven’t read any of my posts, he’s a sweetheart 🙂
  2. What got you into writing? I wanted to spread positivity and to help others, so if anyone of you need a cheap therapist I’m here for you 🙂
  3. Why do you keep writing? Because of my lovely blogging family! All the support and love I get from you guys is what keeps me going.
  4. What is one item you remember when someone says “childhood” and why? The BFG by Roald Dahl. I was the first person in my class to learn how to read and my childhood was filled with books, but this was always my favourite and I still have my copy in my room.
  5. What song defines your life at the moment? I love so many songs at the moment. My friend sent me this song this morning though and I think it’s something everyone should watch/hear.
  6. If you could be another person (besides yourself) who would you be? I’d be Jennifer Lawrence, she just seems really cool and down to Earth.
  7. What is your perfect date? Stargazing. I love the stars, and I would love it if my boyfriend organised a stargazing date for us! (If you’re reading this Kyle, take note!)
  8. What is your favourite day? My favourite day was the day I met my boyfriend, it was perfect! And also when I got my scholarship for University, that was an amazing day too!
  9. If you could only say one more sentence to your mum, what would it be? “I love you” would probably be a good start. “You’re an amazing mum, you’re beautiful, and you need to remember to take care of yourself.”.
  10. How do you feel right now? I feel kind of nervous today because I had to go to the dentist this morning which is terrifying for me, but I didn’t cry or have a panic attack and they said my teeth were in good condition, yay! Also, I should find out tomorrow exactly what I’ve got to do to keep my scholarship, and I should find out whether I’ve got a flat on my University campus which I’m a bit nervous about too.
  11. How do you wish to feel tomorrow? Hopefully I’ll feel more relaxed and happy because I’ll know more about my University scholarship and accommodation.

Questions from A Teenage Diary Online…

  1. Do you have a favourite band? If I had to pick one it would be Fall Out Boy, because there’s very rarely a band where I love every single one of their songs but with FOB I haven’t found a song of theirs I don’t like.
  2. Who is your favourite YouTuber? I don’t actually spend a lot of time on YouTube, but if I had to pick one it would be Danisnotonfire just because he’s as awkward and dorky as I am!
  3. If you could go to one fictional world where would it be? I would love to go to the world of Adventure Time, ugh sorry that’s so dorky! But it’s true, that would be awesome!
  4. What’s your favourite shoe brand? Converse! They look awesome, they’re comfy, and you can run away in them if you need to. Perfect!
  5. Can you play any musical instruments? Nope, not a single one 😦 I have no coordination so every instrument I’ve tried to play I have failed at. I just think my brain is more technically wired.
  6. What’s your favourite animal? Giraffes! They’re so tall and they’re so loving. I managed to convince a zookeeper at my local zoo to let me feed the giraffes and it was amazing! I had no idea how I managed to convince him, but I got some awesome photos of me feeding baby giraffes 🙂
  7. Have you ever experienced the “crazy naked guy”? Pfftt, I took that guy down! My friend and I threatened to call the police on him, and he shut down his account. You’re welcome 😛
  8. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? This Song Saved My Life, by Simple Plan. Just because it means so much to me.
  9. What is the most prized possession you own? But… I love all my things. I collect a lot of things and have tons of “memory boxes”, scrapbooks, and I form an attachment to pretty much everything in my room. If I had to pick one thing it would be my first ever scrapbook that I made where I recorded everything important I did from the age of 11-12 and it’s really sweet to look back on it 🙂
  10. What’s your favourite season? Winter, definitely. I can bundle up in big coats and scarves and look all cute and cuddly, and you get Halloween and Christmas, and I love snow 🙂
  11. What do you look for in a guy? I have to admit I do love blue eyes, and I think glasses are so cute! But I also love a sense of humour, I love romance, and I love a guy who is good around kids, someone that’s hardworking is nice, and I love it when a guy is proud to have you as a girlfriend 🙂 (Oh and they have to be really bad at rollerskating so I can show off :P)
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers.
  1. Child Of Cynicism
  2. Xanziepan
  3. Hann
  4. Confused Apple
  5. Kayla
  6. Isoempathy
  7. Mon
  8. Everyone’s Friend
  9. Tiegan
  10. Deep Blues And Sea Foam Greens
  • Give your nominees 11 questions
  1. What are your plans for today?
  2. Have you ever experienced anything paranormal?
  3. Do you have a secret you can share?
  4. What’s your favourite item of clothing that you own?
  5. Do you have a hidden talent?
  6. What’s your favourite movie?
  7. What was the last song you listened to?
  8. When was the last time you actually laughed out loud?
  9. Have you had any really weird dreams?
  10. What was the last text you sent, and who was it to?
  11. Who are your role models?

Phew, I’m finally finished! It only took me three days, but I did it! Well done if you read through all of that, but I don’t blame you if you didn’t! Thanks 🙂

 

 

The Struggles Of Being A Teen.

As a white, British, straight, non-religious, female living in England I am statistically one of the safest and happiest people in the World. I think people forget sometimes that all teenagers have struggles, no matter what their background is. So here are the struggles I face on a daily basis…

I struggle to go to sleep at night because I’m terrified I’ll go back to that time where I didn’t want to wake up. Those days when I used to stay in bed until 10 minutes before my parents got home from work, then I’d quickly get dressed and spray on tons of deodorant and dry shampoo so they wouldn’t realise I hadn’t showered in a week. Then when they got home I’d make excuses that I’ve had a busy day, or I didn’t feel very well so I could go back to bed and stare at the ceiling. But I am not alone. It is thought 1 in 8 teenagers will suffer from depression, and many of these then go on to have further mental health problems.

I struggle to shave my legs without thinking of all those times I abused my razor. It scares me how easily I could destroy myself with a bit of metal I can buy in my local supermarket. Each time I shave my legs I can feel the bumps of the scars and I hate it. Those scars remind me of a time where I hated myself, but I’m not ashamed of them anymore because they show me how far I’ve come. But I am not alone. It is suspected that 1 in 12 teenagers will self harm, but of course the actual figure is much higher than this.

I struggle to meet new people without feeling like I’m going to be sick or have a panic attack. For those of you who don’t have anxiety, imagine the feeling you get when you’ve got a really important exam but you haven’t been taught any of the topics. We feel as though we’re completely unprepared and overwhelmed with life. But I am not alone. It is thought that 25% of teenagers have some form of anxiety disorder. In a time when we’re expected to be outgoing and to have an extensive social life this can make life extremely difficult and exhausting.

I struggle to talk to people whose name is Josh without getting upset. My friend Joshua committed suicide when we were very young. He was bullied at school because he was gay and one day he came home and hung himself. Every time I speak to someone who is called Josh I get nervous and awkward around them because they remind me of the friend I should have grown up with. But I am not alone. On average, each day 12 teenagers commit suicide. Every single day 12 young people lose their future, 12 families lose a loved ones, and 12 groups of friends lose their partner in crime.

I struggle every single day. And according to these statistics, most of you reading this will be struggling too. If any of you feel overwhelmed please go have a chat to someone. Teachers, friends, a doctor, family, or me. Never feel like I’m off limits because I’m a stranger who doesn’t want to hear your crap, because that’s not true! It’s okay to struggle, but you should never have to do it alone.

This was in response to the Teens Tell Their Story Project, and 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 🙂