Saturday, 28 September 2013

Choosing a University

I am a pretty indecisive person. I thought we should just get that cleared up now. I find it hard choosing what I am gonna eat for lunch, what I am gonna wear and generally meaningless day to day tasks. So when it comes to choosing something important I have NO idea. None at all. And I suddenly find myself saddled with the task of where I wish to spend the next 3 years (or more) of my life.

Every weekend for the past month I have been trawling around university after university trying to decide which one I like best. But I am just too picky, one place I will like the accomodation, the next, the course, the one after that the city. And I am easily swayed. If it is raining or I am in a bad mood I will instantly go off the place. If an open day has bunting up, then I am hooked. But I cant seem to find a university where I love every aspect of it. Family, friends, teachers are all telling me to take a gap year out. But I just know if I do that I will spend it watching Jeremy Kyle and 'The Real Housewifes of Beverly Hills' (has there ever been a better show?). If I had something planned I could justify a year out, like a volunteering job, or a holiday abroad somewhere...? But I just havent planned for it and have no money. I want to go to Uni, I do, its just a matter of choosing.
Is that bunting I see in the distance!?

Pretty red flowers are also a deal breaker

There is then the problems of going. I am an extremely shy person, and new people get me very nervous and I never know quite what to do with myself. There is then the whole Freshers Week (even more people) where I just know I am going to do something stupid. Me and drink do not go well together, trust me (ooh thats another post idea, embarrassing stories, coming soon!!). Now I know anyone reading this will say that everyone is in the same boat, but are they really? There is always a certain group of people who are super confident and uber cool, even with copious amounts of alcohol in them, I just aint one of them.

I know that a new found independence and a chance for learning are also in the running, and I am truely excited about that, its just I cant help thinking about all the negative things too....

Now I am off to go whittle down my gigantic list of universities to five, so wish me luck! H x

Thursday, 26 September 2013

What I am listening to this Week #3

Its time again for my weekly playlist, so I am just gonna dive straight in.

1. Counting Stars- One Republic I have been hearing this song everywhere lately, and I gotta admit, I love it. I think I am beginning to annoy my friends by singing it constantly, but I just cant seem to stop at the moment....
2. Chocolate- The 1975 To celebrate these guys new album coming out this week I have picked a classic song by them for this weeks playlist. Now any band that has a song called Chocolate grabs my attention.
3. Wake me Up- Avicii This song is mainly on here due to it being played at every party I go to. It is a great dancing tune, mind everything from Avicii is, but this song has the beautiful voice of Aloe Blacc aswell, an added bonus!!
4. "Talk Dirty"- Jason Derulo ft 2 Chainz Here is another one of those party, gotta dance to songs, and when I first heard this I was in my school's cafe eating lunch with my friends and suddenly they just started doing this Egyptian esque dance. Not sure whether that was the sound Jason was going for, but it certainly is a tune that gets everyone dancing (even if it is Egyptain swaying hips).
5. Shout- The Isley Brothers I am a huge fan of old music, from blues and jazz to 60s rock n roll, and in my opinion this is the ultimate dancing song, that everyone should know and have a sing along too. As soon as this blog post is up I am gonna have to blast this out and have a good old shimmy too.

Now heres a bonus track, as I always have to have a curveball in here, so here it is, Miss Santanna Lopez's version of Nutbush City Limit:
Hope you enjoy this weeks playlist, and I would love to hear from you what you have been listening to thhis week. H x

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The B Word

Now, when I say the B word I know what you are all thinking, but today I am not talking about those cat fights you have at school, I am talking about the other B word, the Boyfriend word. Before we go any further, this isnt gonna be an expose into my love life, certainly not, this post came about due to the lengthy discussions I have been having with my friends over the last few days about THEIR love life (just so we're clear).

Sometimes listening to my friends talk about their love lives confuses me. There is all this umming and aahing over what they are thinking, what they want, whether or not you are actually boyfriend and girlfriend. And I sympathise with them, I really do, last relationship I had I turned into a monster, someone I didn't want to be. Clingy. Jealous. Obsessive. Three words I never want to be associated with ever again, so I really do understand the pain that relationships can put you through. But heres the thing, the be all and end all of relationships, that one defining word that can change oh so much, and that is the B word.

Maybe if we all just wore jumpers like these it'd
be simpler....?

Since social networking has become such a HUGE part of our everyday lives I have been hearing a certain phrase going around. This phrase I am reffering to is the 'Facebook Official' phrase. According to some people a relationship isnt official unless it is plastered all over your fb wall, that little 'In a Relationship with...' and a heart. But what if you dont want the high school of the internet nebbing around in your love life? I mean telling people at high school is bad enough, my relationship was even discussed between my friends and my teacher, which was a tad embarassing to say the least. Why cant we just leave our love life private, do things our own way?

This is not to say I am condemming the whole fb thing, for some people its great. And I admit next time round maybe I would put it up on my wall, but enevitably it always leads to that one awkward conversation. Asking someone you are just getting to know, or who you have just made out with or whatever, whether you can announce it to the fb world is never an easy conversation. What if they say no? Does that lead onto a whole other conversation? A premature break up? Feelings of distrust? I honestly couldn't tell ya, but next time someone wants to have a sit down chat with me about their love life I am gonna listen carefully, with totally unbiased ears, and see whether they can persuade me next time around to make it 'Facebook Official'. H x

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Monday, 23 September 2013

A quick update

Now I know I deserve a huge slap on the wrist yet again for neglecting my blogging duties, and I probably could do with some organisational tips as I am probably the least organised person on the planet.

I am almost a month back into school, and I have been exhausted. Lessons, socialising and waking up early to catch a lift to school all seem to be taking its toll, and dont even get me started on fighting for the bathroom in the morning. With my lack of organisational skills (as mentioned above) I have started going to school with frizzy hair, toothpaste on my jeans and cloaked in shapeless hoodies, and am I any less tired? Nope. Add the fact that all my weekends are spent touring Universitiy campuses and wishing people a Happy 18th and I am exhausted. When will it all end?? I mean I cant complain, celebrating with my friends is lots of fun, and planning where I will spend the next three years of my life is kind of exciting too. But I just wish I could get a little me time. Maybe have time for a bubble bath, a face mask, maybe even paint my nails (I have had chipped nails for 2 weeks now)?

I feel a little bit like this gummy bear I murdered...
 I would love to hear all about your stressy school, work or social life, cause surely I can't be the only one right!? Or is it just my lack or organisation...? H x
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