6 Reasons Why I Blog

A lot of people ask me why I blog, so I thought I’d make a blog post on why I blog. As I know a lot of people blog for different reasons, and I have six… so here it goes in no particular order, just what comes to my mind.

1.) When writing personal posts, blogging is a way of getting things off my chest. Everyone deals with their problems or worries in different ways, I like to write about mine. Of course certain things I would never publicly post about, but blogging is a way of venting. For example, I could post about something in the media/news to get my thoughts out there if it’s been bugging me.

2.) I love being creative with the writing and photos. There’s nothing I love more than writing and taking photos, and experimenting with them. It’s amazing to look back on it all, you’d be surprised at how much you improve or/and change.

3.) The community is huge and the majority are friendly. I’ve spoken to some lovely people and hopefully, I get to meet some of them this year! I think this is such a bonus for those who have had crappy experiences with people in the past. I only surround myself with positive people who bring out the best in me, and I love talking to and meeting new people.

4.) To document pretty much everything; my writing, thoughts, advice, achievements, and memories. It’s an easy way putting whatever you want out there for people to see and read. What’s even better is that I can look back over everything I’ve done, and see how far I’ve come and the amazing experiences I’ve had.

5.) As a portfolio, due to me studying creative writing it helps to keep a blog as it is quite literally a portfolio. Which may be of use for future careers. Of course, I use my blog for more of a personal use rather than business/educational reasons. But I write in a way that I’d talk to people, no one wants to read dull blog posts where the person’s personality just doesn’t get across to its readers.

6.) Just for myself, for a piece of mind and it’s something I enjoy doing any time of the day. I genuinely just love writing, and being able to share parts of my life with others across the internet is amazing. There are so many positives to starting a blog.

 

Let me know if you have a blog in the comments below, and the reasons why you love blogging!

Kayley xo

What I Wish I Was Told In My Teens…

So if you couldn’t guess by the title, this blog post is on things I wish I was told in my teenage years, like between 13-18 years. I figure that if I write this it should help someone else around those ages.

  • Do well in school and revise.
    I understand everyone ‘hates school’, but what you may not realise is how much this can actually affect your future. I didn’t revise and luckily got solid passes. I was more bothered about going out and getting drunk with friends. But if you’re wanting to get a good career, or go to university… you need those GCSE’s! At least 5 of them above grade C, and you will always need your English and Maths no matter what you do. The more and higher you get; the better!
  • Treat your body with respect.
    Eat healthy, exercise regularly, have high standards of personal hygiene, stress less. Alcohol, drugs, and smoking does a lot more damage than you’d think for. It’s okay going out and having fun, but don’t take your body for granted.
  • You’ll never have it all figured out.
    But that’s okay, trust me. I’m nearly 21 years old and every time I think I’ve got my shit together, I just don’t. You’ll constantly question friends, careers, your general life path. Just follow your heart, there will be ups and downs on the way. But life would be boring if it was amazing all the time.
  • Be nice to your parents.
    They’re the ones that created you, look after you and love you. They may seem like the worst people in your teens, telling you what you can and can’t do. But they do things for your best interest. You just might not realise that until your older. But be nice, they’re all you’ve got.
  • Be yourself. No one else.
    Those people you aspire to be? Whether they’re the popular kids in schools, or famous pop stars. They have insecurities and problems too. It’s okay looking up to people, but you should never change yourself to be anyone other than you.
  • You will never have more free time than you do now.
    Spend it all wisely. Experiment with hobbies, find out what you love doing in your free time. Do things that will help your future goals, like volunteering, or learning a new language.
  • The outside world is better the online world.
    Although the online world can be pretty awesome, you can achieve much more outside. Get out more, explore, and live your life. You’ll regret it if you sit inside online all the time.

Thank you for reading this post guys. Let me know if you are a teenager and these points have helped you. Or if you’re like me and wish you had the same kinda advice!

Lots of love,

Kayley xo

21 Thing’s I’ve Learned in 21 Years

Hey, everyone! So I’m officially 21 years old since the 6th March just gone. I thought I’d do a blog post on 21 things I’ve learned, now I’m 21 years old. Maybe you can relate to some of them or you can learn from them…

  1. No one has a clue what they’re doing, but that’s okay. Take your time, follow your heart and be patient with yourself.
  2. You are priority number one! And don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Your health and happiness come above all. Respect yourself. 
  3. Spend as much time as you can with loved ones; especially parents and grandparents because they’re getting older. Time is precious, spend it with those who matter the most.
  4. It’s okay to not be okay all of the time. Even the strongest people need a little break every so often. Write it out, take a day off, do something you love to put yourself back on track.
  5. Get rid of the negative people from your life. You don’t need that energy bringing you down all the time. Be positive, onward and upwards!
  6. Spread your love; to strangers, friends, colleagues, family and most importantly yourself. If you can’t love yourself, how can you expect to love others and have that love returned?
  7. Work hard. Do the best you can, and take the steps to where you want to go. If you don’t try hard, you could miss opportunities. 
  8. Life experiences are better than material objects. So get out there! 
  9. Photograph, video or document the important moments in your life. So you don’t forget them and you can look back on the memories and achievements you’ve made. 
  10. Always be kind to yourself and others. Compassion and humility are beautiful traits that you should project. 
  11. Follow your dreams. If they don’t work out then at least you tried and you know what to aim for next. 
  12. Forgive people, because you’re not perfect yourself. We’re all human and we make mistakes. Move on from what’s been done and learn from it. 
  13. NEVER look up your symptoms online, because it will only make you worse. And if you stress about it, it could cause other problems. Go see a doctor or nurse to be checked out. 
  14. What people say and do, is more of a reflection of them, than it is you. And vice versa. 
  15. Not matter what you’re feeling or going through. You’re not the only one. There are others going through the same situations and feelings as you, all around the world. 
  16. Social media can be toxic, especially when you’re scrolling through it 24/7. 
  17. Don’t get too comfortable with anything. As soon as you’re in your own little comfort bubble, something or someone will come along and pop it. Step out of it otherwise, you’ll never grow as an individual. Discover new passions, make new friends, try new foods. It can be scary, but the rewards are better. 
  18. Failure and rejection are inevitable. But try not to be so hard yourself when it happens. They’re key to your learning process; it gives you the chance to reevaluate and prepare you to improve for next time. 
  19. If you don’t like something in your life. Change it. Don’t feel like you’re stuck, don’t waste your time on something if you’re not passionate about it. 
  20. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It may not be easy to do, but life is hard and going through it alone is harder. So whether it’s asking a lecturer a question on an assignment, or having a deep discussion with someone. It’s worth it. 
  21. Your parents know best. Looking back you realise how your parents are always right. You should listen to their wisdom and knowledge more! 

 

I hope you enjoy this blog post guys. Until next time!

Kayley xo