Spinning plates. I like to be busy. That's what I say. There's a sense of adrenaline that comes with it. A sense of pride as I list everything that I'm doing. I can't JUST study my last and so very important dissertation module; I have to continue my internship, going at it with full force as it comes down to the last remaining months. I say yes to the extra challenges. The events and the jobs that I'm sure I can squeeze into my timetable. I can't give up my social life. My forever fight for equality as I attend networking events and panel discussions on feminism. I can't not have a part time job because I like to have a few quid in my pocket. But here we are, planning the upcoming weeks. Squeezing in workloads, making time and promising to myself that today was the last lie in. I promise myself this will all be worth it.
Get yourself a flatmate who you can be your true self with. Who listens to you and you can listen, whole heartedly, to them. Who dances as mad as you and if you're lucky, get one with a cat. It's even better if they're your best mate.
Get a shirt that can do both. It gives me a sense of I've got this whenever I wear it but can easily turn into the I've got the world's worst hangover and need something as comfy as pyjamas. In other news, I'm really looking forward to going back to uni (who the hell is this and what have you done with Katie?!) And really give it all for this final hurdle. I'm not sure what's going to be next...but I can't wait to see.
Coffee, catch ups and gift exchanges. @megan.davis24 gave me a very timely appropriate book.
Here's me in my new jumper dress, ready to eat my weight in food. I was treated to a lunch date today and this year is looking to be an exciting one, full of changes and the unknown. The perfect recipe for anxiety. But the only way for things to go forward is to move with the tide.
#2018bestnine There was Amsterdam, Alicante, a hot summer, a wedding and a lot and a lot of clothes bought. Looking back at the year, I can truly only remember the good things, the fun things and the happy things. I was lucky to go on holiday twice with Martin and be surrounded by so many wonderful friends. Next year is completely unpredictable as my student life will be coming to an end and it will soon be time to grow up and be a real walking talking adult. So here's to 2018, one of the best years I won't forget. 🥂
Only day off until Saturday. Better make the most of it. Merry Christmas everyone.
Who said it's the most wonderful time of the year? Town is so busy with fellow last minute Christmas shoppers. With ques filling an entire shop, I ran to the nearest cafe. What is it about Christmas that makes people push and shove? The shopping centre is turning into a battle field. Take cover!!
HELLO SIZE 10. Topshop put me in a situation in the changing rooms this week. After years of feeling terrified about being anything else but an 8, this week was different. I found comfort in wearing the size 10. Rather than squeezing myself into a pair of jeans that simply were no longer for my body, I chose to pick the pair that fitted, that were comfortable... and made my arse look banging. This might seem like not much of a deal, but this was the first time in years where I have accepted the number on the label. Since recovering, I went from a 4 to a size 8 and made a secret promise to stay at 8. Whenever I felt my clothes go tight, I put myself on a diet, chose no mayo, no bread, no cheese. But this week I looked in the mirror, in the size 10 jeans and without regret bought cookies on the way home, swinging the shopping bag happily. I'm still young and I'm still learning about myself. I'm learning to love my body in every shape it can come in.
Chilly days out
When you feel like you're spending all your time at work, it's important to make any spare time for the things that matter. Like hanging out with your mum, listening to your friends. And drinking gin.
Crisp winter days calls for cosy night's in. I've stocked up on fluffy socks and snacks, ready for Ru Paul Chrismas special ❄☃️🎄
December consists of nervously waiting for uni results, working almost everyday, hating the general public and getting a little bit festive...🎄❄☃️
I entered a competition and I recieved this today. Thank you @thomolson_watches It looks too good to touch 😍⭐ #wearethomolson
NO! This is not a healthy way to approach food or dieting but to many, this will seem appealing, a miracle worker in terms of weight loss. It is horrifically dangerous to take this approach and use teas and supplements for this reason. Just like every diet, once you start eating normal, the weight will pile on as your body has been craving nourishment and substance, something these shit stirring teas strip away. This article from the @bbcnews comes after @i_weigh @jameelajamilofficial called out celebs. . . #iweigh #feminism #mentalhealthawareness #cardib #skinnytea #faddiets #activism #feminist #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #antidiet #jameelajamil #angryfeminist #boycottskinnytea @theempoweredwomanproject #scotwomenrise
Just a couple more weeks until I finish the semester and can get into the Christmas spirit... 🎅
Martin gave me an orchid for my birthday in September and I've been persistent in taking care of her. She has bloomed some more and is continuing to grow, looking fuller and vibrant. Having plants is like another pet, I get attached to them and a sense of love and a need for nurturing them. It's like magic seeing them grow, a new bud opening, on Marylin the orchid, is so exciting and gives me such a strong purpose to keep her alive.
The jeans and nice top that accompanied double gins at a bitter sweet leaving party
Still dreaming about the delish food I had this weekend. Someone get me a time machine.