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

My Goals For My Twenties

Hey, again lovelies.

I really enjoy writing blog posts like these. Today’s post is a way of setting myself goals, putting them out there so I can remember them myself. And hopefully, it gets others thinking about their life goals. So here it goes… my twenty goals for my twenties. Enjoy!

  1. Spend less time on technology and more time on things that matter.
  2. Start driving.
  3. Always write in my journal. Whenever I can.
  4. Read at least one book every month.
  5. Get my own domain for my blog.
  6. Graduate from university.
  7. Start saving money.
  8. Always be busy. No one remembers the times that they did nothing.
  9. Take care of my body. Eating healthier and exercising.
  10. Write at least one book.
  11. Learn a new language.
  12. Travel to everywhere I want to go. Even if it’s alone.
  13. Get rid of my University debt and live debt free.
  14. Challenge and improve my culinary skills.
  15. Take every wanted opportunity that I can get.
  16. Record and snap precious and amazing moments.
  17. Improve my vinyl collection.
  18. Pick up a new hobby.
  19. Move out.
  20. Commit and constantly improve personal growth.


    Let me know what you think about my goals in the comments below, or let me know some of your goals. I’d love to hear from you all.

    Stay lovely!

    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