Wednesday, 28 January 2015

January 2015: Girl Online

Heyyyy Everyone,

I received Girl Online for christmas and was very excited to read it. Not only am I massive Zoella fan, but I also wanted to know if it would live up to expectations. 

When I began reading it I was slightly disappointed. I felt like the book was a bit childish, but well what did I expect when I watch a YouTuber aimed at people 5 years younger than me. So I kept reading and giving Zoe Sugg the benefit of the doubt. I thought the whole way through "my teenage self would love this book".

However, when I got about 2 thirds of the way through there was a twist (don't worry I won't give anything away). The twist had me hooked and I sat up until 1.30am to finish it, I couldn't put it down! 

So overall I was very impressed. Next I am going to be reading another Dorothy Koomson book called 'The Rose Petal Beach' 

Any suggestions of what I should read after that? Have you read Zoella's book? What did you think? 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

I'm Currently Loving...

Heyyyy Everyone, 

There are so many things that I am loving at the moment and as my blog is somewhere to share I thought I would share it with you all!

1. Scandal - Probably one of the best shows ever. I knew it would be amazing when I saw it was written by Shonda Rhimes, the same person to write Greys Anatomy, another absolute classic! If you have sky it is on the 'TV boxsets at the moment so go and download it quick! I watched the whole of season 2 in 24 hours, that proves 2 things- 1, I don't have a life, and 2, it's so addictive and amazing you need to watch it!      

2. The Sims Free Play (iPad App) - I rediscovered this app over christmas when I realised I had a fair bit of time on my hands. It is so addictive, its as brilliant as the original sims and there are also challenges to do. I don't think my iPad has been out of my sight for the last week and I'm looking after my sims better than I'm looking after myself, oops! 

3. Pinterest - Another rediscovery for me. I used to be addicted and then I just kind of forgot about it. But it has popped up on my radar now and I can't get off it. I sit watching tele just scrolling through pictures of home decor and fashion mainly, and wish I had them. 

What are you loving at the moment? 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Advice on Decision Making

Heyyyy Everyone,

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog called 'Act Your Age', where I basically discussed how I wasn't ready to enter the real world and came to the conclusion that I would put off 'real' life for a little while longer and reassess my situation when I'm 25. Little did I know.. I'm having to reassess my situation within 3 months. 

After my 'FAIL' trip to Canada, I have again been left in the sticky decision making process of what to do next. However, this time its 10 times harder. I'm a strong believer in everything happens for a reason and I'm still trying to figure out the reasoning for what has happened to me. You know at school, when the teacher says 'pay attention to this lesson because its the most important thing on your exam and your exam results will shape the rest of your life', but then you walk out the classroom and panic because you don't understand anything you've just learnt?! That's basically how I feel about my life at the moment. I have no idea what I've just learnt and I need to figure it out because the next few decisions I make are bigger than any decision I've made before! 

During my last few weeks of thinking I have learnt a lot about the process of making a decision, so heres some advice;

1. You should always take as long as you need to make decisions. If you can't decide don't just pick something because it's easiest, or your family say its the best, or your fed up of thinking about it. It has been 3 weeks since my life got tipped upside down and shaken about but I still have no qualms in telling people that, actually, I don't know what I'm going to do yet and I need some more time to make a decision. In the back of my head I'm shouting 'BACK OFF, WHEN I DECIDE I'LL LET YOU KNOW YOU!' but obviously it's better to be polite about the situation.  

2. Talk it through as much as you can. When your making a decision it is not advice you seek but more to just get your feelings off your chest. Talking to yourself in your head can make you go a little bit crazy, but saying it out loud to a freind or family member can help you understand if what your thinking makes sense. I spent a good few hours the other night opening up to a friend and once I got on a roll I found myself saying things I'd not even thought about previously. I intent to spend the next few days pouring my heart out to a few more people and I think that will send me on the way making a conclusion!

3. Everyone has there own opinion and it may be different to yours. Once you have made your decision stick by it, don't let anyone change your mind. Stand up for what you have chosen and be prepared to argue your case. I haven't even made my decision yet but I know that once I've decided I will see it through, no matter what anyone has to say. 

I hope this helps you out, have you had to make any big decisions in your life that have got you a bit confused? Do you have any more advice for me? 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Picture Perfect Relationships

Heyyyy Everyone,

How often do you look at someone else's relationship and wish it was yours? It might be a relationship you've seen in a movie, or just a moment you passed in the park. I'm not just talking about romantic relationships, I'm talking about any kind of relationship. Like them best friends that finish each others sentences and have dance routines that they perform at sleepovers. Or the brothers that would literally take a bullet for one another. Maybe just the friendly neighbours who pop round with freshly baked cakes. It's easy to look at them relationships and wish yours were more like that. 

When big things happen in your life it makes you sit back and look at the people around you. I've spent the last few weeks doing just that and have found I have some extremely spectacular relationships and some that maybe aren't so perfect.

I think it is important to remember that the 'perfect' relationships you see in movies or see other people having are not any better than your relationships, they are just different. Everyones life is different and your upbringing and things that happen to you shape the relationships you have. If your not happy with a particular relationship in your life then spend more time in the relationships that do make you happy. I'm by no means telling you to cut anyone out of your life, I'm just saying maybe spend less time with that 'less than perfect' relationship.  

Sometimes it's hard to even write my thoughts into a blog, get them from my head into writing, so it's even harder to find a quote that fits with the message I'm trying to get across, but I think this sort of fits... 

Sometimes do I just blabber on like my 'chatterbox' self or does some of what I say make sense? Ha 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3