Signed…Anonymous

Good morning fellow bloggers!


 

I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but I don’t actually use my real name on here…(everyone definitely noticed).

Why have I chosen to be hidden?

  • First of all, I don’t want anyone I know to know too much about me or to know that what I’ve written is actually about me and what I’ve experienced.
  • Secondly, I find it a lot more exciting being able to express myself so openly without the feeling of being judged.
  • Lastly, I feel like Batman with a mask on giving me the confidence to fight bad guys and stuff…(it’s a legit reason).

Have I hidden it from everyone?

Yes pretty much, the only person who knows I have a blog is my boyfriend, but I refuse to tell him my name or let him read any of my posts…(as much as he begs to read about me). I don’t know why, I just like having something a little more personal to myself y’know. Even my family don’t have a clue! I think it’s the best way for me to do this.

The only way someone who may know me would figure out this was me is if they look at some of the imagery I have used in my posts. Or if you know me inside out and read all my posts you’ll know, but I doubt that.

Why is it a positive thing?

I think we can all agree it’s a lot easier to communicate with people we wouldn’t have a chance to without blogging with the persona we express…and it’s quite character building in my opinion.

I don’t particularly lack confidence, but I have met many people who have struggled with their self esteem and self expression when I was a tutor for younger people. This is quite sad to see and I wish that I had discovered word press blogging earlier to share it as a way for people that do find it tough to open up and somewhat self medicate…(breathe after that long sentence).

Why should we all recommend blogging?

Since starting my blog I have recommended it to a few people, one person being my mum. She has recently retired (party poppers go off), and I think it would be good for her to have this little pass time that takes up an hour or so of your day. It is something interesting to have as part of your routine which a lot of us lack. May I also mention keeping our minds active.

Blogging allows you to find like minded people who share the same interests as you and find things that you may not have discovered before and find very engaging to read.

I personally look forward to seeing where blogging can take me and hopefully come across many more lovely bloggers to add to the ones I already have!


 

Moral: It’s okay to be yourself, it’s okay to be who you want to be as long as you stay true you’re golden!

Results

Good morning peoples! How was your weekend? …I may have caved to having a creme egg, but I felt bad about it and I won’t do it again…(that means it’s okay, right?)

Anyway, I’m coming to the end of my first month trialling my new healthier lifestyle. What is keeping me going? Mainly the pair of really expensive leggings I couldn’t fit into four months ago that I tried on again yesterday which now fit! RESULTS!

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Physically seeing results is one of the best feelings knowing all your hard work is actually paying off and you’re doing something right! Not only do you see results in a healthier you, but in anything…a business’ turnover, studying for your exams, building new relationships…anything you’ve worked hard for will give you the results you’re hoping for.

 

I suppose the main thing is perseverance. Without it, how would you achieve anything? At first obviously you may not see any changes straight away, and I think this is where a lot of us go wrong. I always struggled to stay on track with eating better, and this is the first time I have seen any real changes in myself. My motivation is sky high at the moment.

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How have I managed it? Why is this time different? ….Well taking it slow is a key factor in this. I haven’t been able to go to the gym because I had two operations on both of my feet about a month ago and am still recovering, however I have been doing what I can. Easing yourself into something is the best way to achieve goals you want to be long term. Once my feet have fully healed I will then go back to the gym and give myself that boost to really start showing my hard work. Typically in weight loss your rate of losing slows down as your body becomes used to routine. This is why when dieting you must make it a lifestyle change that you can uphold rather than a temporary boost. So..once I see my body getting used to my new eating plan, I will push myself in the gym to keep it going.

 

Moral: Slow and steady achieves results!

Strength and Success

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Why do Tuesday’s feel worse than Mondays? …anyone? Today isn’t so bad because it’s my first anniversary! (yay)…but i’m stuck at work and my boyfriend is 100+ miles away, so I suppose it could be better.

Anyway, today I wanted to talk about independence, and being strong. Mainly in the situations where someone tells you that you can’t do something, or they don’t think you’re good enough, or even just plain old rejection. Why? because I have experienced my fair share of these people and I’ve turned their words into my motivation and success.

To start with I’m going back to when I was in sixth form (although not too long ago, it still is fresh in my mind). I probably experienced some of the worst and best teachers when it comes to empathy, having been through some ordeals, my dreams were consistently shut down. How does it feel being told ‘you’re not smart enough to do what you want to do in life’ by someone who is supposed to be guiding you, pushing you and helping you to achieve just that? Well it definitely put a dampener on things to say the least. The whole time I was studying I was put down again and again and again by multiple tutors, from being told I’m not smart enough to take this exam, to ‘we can’t help you anymore’. How did I overcome years of being metaphorically crushed by my ‘superiors’?…with one hand held by my dad, I fought my way through to get to where I am today. I used these daggers of words to give myself upthrust (see I did listen in physics) into this position.

Where am I today? …I have nearly finished my year out working (placement), which I spent seven months speaking to companies to finally find one practice to take me under their wing. Having come on in leaps and bounds with my technical skills I cannot imagine spending this year doing anything else, it is the BEST thing to do whilst studying at university. At the end of summer I will be returning to university to complete my degree and earn my BSc(hons) in Architectural Technology. Now…would I have predicted myself to be in this position three or five years ago…NO F****** WAY. However, how good does it feel that I am only 21 and am already more successful than those people who tried to stop me from achieving my goals? AMAAAAAZIIIINGGG is the answer!

Moral : Although it seems impossible, you must use the negativity people push upon you to channel your motivation into success.