Ok, so this might only be a little thing – and I’m only part of the way there, but I’m exceptionally proud of the fact that I passed my theory test for driving for the first time last weekend! I just couldn’t get to grips with the Hazard Perception part of the test at all in all my practise sessions, always clicking a second later or not scanning the screen properly, so I really revised this part of the test. I felt anxious before the exam too as with regard to the multiple choice section as least I could have some idea of what I would be asked whereas with the Hazard Perception it was more about spotting the hazards whilst on the road which is obviously more of a real life scenario!
On the multiple choice I got one question wrong which was the stopping distance in tunnels. It was the last question on the test and my mind just went totally blank! I managed the rest ok and made sure I checked all of my answers 3 times at least.
I love to experiment with different styles and colours. I absolutely love patterns whether that be a simple floral pattern or a unique printed pattern. I love to dress up in different items and definitely have a bit of a shopping addiction with the amount of clothes I own in my wardrobe!!!
My favourite international clothing brand has to be Black Milk clothing. Based in Australia, they offer an amazing range of unique printed items. Over the years I have collected Disney princess leggings, snowflake leggings, a Christmas ribbon printed dress, a pumpkin printed dress and a spiderweb skirt. I absolutely love how each item is handmade and is made with such care. I always feel like every item I receive from them is of the highest quality.
My favourite type of clothing has to be the A-line skirt which I often wear with bardot tops for a cute, girly outfit. I often wear a black striped skirt with a black bardot top which has a particularly Parisian feel!
My favourite A-Line skirts..
Warehouse Metallic Paisley Print Skirt – £38
Monki A-line 70’S Suede Skirt – £60
River Island 70’S Geo Zip Front Mini Skirt – £30
Embroidered Jacquard A Line Mini Skirt in Black – £25
Red Abstract Jacquard Woven A-Line Skirt – £10
Do you have any particular favourite items of clothing?
I seriously dislike the word ‘hate’. I don’t feel like I ‘hate’ anything. There are things that make me feel uncomfortable and there are things that I dislike – certain tastes or smells for example, but I would never say that I ‘hate’ them. I also feel extremely uncomfortable when people talk about their hatred for other people. How can anyone justify their hatred of someone? Usually a feeling of ‘hatred’ stems historically or through a feeling of peer pressure, through isolated groups attacking one other. When asking someone why they feel the anger that they do I would bet 9 times out of 10 at least that they would not be able to reasonably justify their answer.
Hate is such a negative word. How can anyone be happy when they use it? How can anyone think positively and work towards a brighter future and better relationships when using it? I found an interesting definition of the word which interpreted the word as stemming from fear, anger or sense of injury. At least two of those words are associated with the person using the word feeling threatened by those they are targeting. I wonder if the same can be said for current situations in the world, whether action is being taken through fear or the sense of being threatened with injury or even death. It’s a thought worth considering. It could also be interpreted as a sign of weakness, and therefore that hatred can be stemmed through a feeling of weakness. The third word, anger, is often incorrectly associated with hatred but in fact these are two very different feelings and emotions. It can be argued however, that extreme anger is a form of hatred as severe action is carried out at this point.
In psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud defined hate as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness. Although many psychologists believe hatred to be a form of attitude rather than a temporary emotional state.
How do you feel about the word ‘hate’? Is there anything you feel strongly about?
So I’ve managed to miss a few days as I have been manically revising for my driving theory test but I’m back on it now!
I absolutely love to be creative. I love to write, to draw, to paint, to design new garments, to visit new events to get ideas for stand layouts – all sorts of things! This creativity certainly feeds my brain. Whilst I was off work with my poorly foot I spent most of my time colouring an epic paint by numbers – believe me, they’re not just for children. I was mixing paint to get precise colours and almost using a magnifying glass to paint the tiniest of spots! I haven’t quite finished the painting yet but will definitely share it all with you when I’m done! I’ve also recently bought some adult colouring books including a Tropical World book by Millie Marotta.They’re meant to help relax and de-stress so I’m looking forward to taking some time out of my busy lifestyle to start colouring!
Have you used any adult colouring books? What did you think of them? Are there any you can recommend?
Acts of kindness, sharing and giving are all definite things that feed my soul. I like to motivate and inspire people. Through my current job I feel I inspire young people into looking into different career paths through different areas of study. I try and encourage them to think outside of the box by thinking about their skills and then associate them to different careers. I really like to motivate and inspire particularly those who feel as though they may have lost their way slightly or are unsure of what they would like to do in the future.
For special occasions I enjoy creating gift hampers for people. I recently created a wedding hamper filled with treats for a friend of mine. For my sisters birthday I created a hamper full of her favourite things decorating the top with a chalkboard as she has just started a new job in a primary school. I really enjoy personalising gifts and to show that I have put some thought into them.
Do you create your own gifts? I’d love to hear some of your ideas for personalising your gifts.
So I am going to do this via two different approaches, mentally and physically.
Mentally – I like my ability to care for people. Although this might be too much at some points, I find my ability to care for people is what makes me, me. I like to be nice, and I like to do things to help people. I used to be in the Brownies, so maybe this was where my conscientiousness came from – I remember pouring cups of tea at one event. I’ve always liked to be of assistance to people, that’s just always been my nature. I think it’s definitely a good feature to have!
Physically – I like my curves. I wouldn’t say I struggle with my weight. When I was younger I was ultra skinny but as I have matured I have definitely “filled out!” I don’t mind this at all and I’ve never thought I needed to lose weight. I like to keep fit and healthy by exercising at the gym and by walking. I hope to take up cycling shortly which will also give me an incentive to keep fit!
How do you like to keep fit and healthy? Share your tips in the comments below!
I have always wanted to work in events. I am quite a creative person and so to have the ability to develop ideas through events and to create something others can enjoy is such a passion of mine. I have recently been promoted into an events role which I feel is something I have done right!
I feel that throughout my career path I have developed a whole range of skills. Studying a degree in media, I enjoyed the different topics but I felt unsure as to what role I could go into upon graduation. On leaving university I wanted to develop my administrative skills and so started off by working in an estate agent, developing my digital skills and customer service skills. From this, I found that I particularly enjoyed the marketing aspect of my role and so, developing my knowledge through a qualification in marketing I moved into the role of Marketing Assistant at a busy college in central London. Over the past few years I have developed this role, managing internal events and attending careers fairs nationwide. I recently received a promotion which means I can now take more responsibility in my role which is really exciting. I look forward to producing lots of creative events going forward and really developing my role further.
Pinterest is my absolute favourite for finding inspirational quotes – I literally have a whole board full of them! I don’t have one particular favourite so I have included a few below, as well as a link to my full Quotes board on Pinterest!
I think I have a few flaws – a few weaknesses, but I feel that I am trying to address each of them positively and working towards resolving them. I think my most major flaw however, which may also be seen as a positive, is my ability to care too much about people and things. Christmas, birthdays and weddings I tend to go overboard on family and friends especially with the hampers I have started creating! Whilst this has an obvious negative effect on my bank balance, I do enjoy filling the hampers with things I know my family and friends will absolutely love.
In my career, I always offer to take on additional work with additional responsibility and always want to look after and care for others. When I was younger I wanted to be a nurse, always wanting to care for those who may have fallen in the playground and I am still offering advice to friends now on the best treatments!
I do have a habit to put others before myself. Sometimes this feels like it can put pressure on me and I have in the past managed to overwhelm myself, taking on too much additional responsibility which at a time of a serious bout of anxiety I was undergoing, perhaps was not the wisest decision to make! I do however, like to care and I personally think it is such a lovely quality to have. So whilst I do care a little too much sometimes I do still see it as a positive and now I am just working towards finding a balance.
Do you have any flaws? What do you think they are? How are you working to adapt or rectify them?
My absolute dream job is to own a wedding dress shop. I’d love to be surrounded by the most beautiful dresses all day. I love meeting people and to have the knowledge that I would have had some input on their special day would absolutely mean the world to me. Maybe one day!!!