I know this post is a little late but better late then never anyway.
So some of you may know that I was born on Valentine’s Day although I was early as I was supposed to be born on the 20th.
Goodbye 28, and Hello 29 I am pretty sure the days and hours are just the same. However, I still feel as though there is NEVER ENOUGH TIME in a day or week to do what I need to do! (Rant Over) All joking aside 28 has been one of the best years of my life.
What I Have Learned:
-I need to slow down and enjoy the moment.
-Be present and put the phone down.
-Plans and people change, get over it.
-People aren’t as though they seem, therefore dust it off and move forward.
My Goals For This Year:
-Go back to London
-Start growing my family.
-Surround myself with people that truly support and understand my madness.
-Not to skip the gym! ( What, I like my sleep!)
Cheers to 29! The Best is yet to come!
Okay I know it’s not hit midnight yet but I wanted to post this befor it gets too hetic.
2017 has been an unforgettable year for me;
I went to college, I went on an 8 week Inspiring Futures program with coastline housing as an admin/Pa had an amazing line manager Julie,
then I was employed as a Lettings Administration assistant temp role at coastline housing.
I wonder if this year will be as exciting?!
I am soo ready for 2018 and whatever it has to bring.
I hope you all had the most wonderful time over Christmas and are excited to embark on a new year. had a lovely chilled Christmas with family.
Ive never a big fan of New Year’s Eve itself,
I hear the saying new year new me but I like to think I made a lot of progress personally in the last year so this isn’t a completely new me, just an improved and constantly progressing one I must admit in the past I have allowed my dislexia get in the way but since I went on the if (inspiring futures)
program I have learnt to challenge myself - if that makes any sense?
I like to say such a huge thank you to you guys for all your support,
This year I want to Keep a book log. I always used to do this A few years ago and it’s a good thing to look back on and remember what you read and how much you enjoyed it.
Take a photography class. I love taking photos and would love to be better at it.
Change up my content and challenge myself. I want to make more YouTube videos and writing this blog (very occasionally writing this blog!) for over a year now and although I am still proud of my content.
Eat when I’m hungry and not when I’m not. I am SO bad for this. I don’t want to start some crazy New Year’s diet that won’t last. I’m all about making healthy lifestyle changes and I think this is a really good one. Who else eats that last piece of pizza just because it’s there? Or orders pudding in a restaurant just because it sounds delicious not because you’re actually hungry still?
Think positively and keep an open mind. I’m a pretty positive person anyway, but I think sometimes I let things get me down if they don’t go exactly the way I want them to, so I want to be better at shrugging things off and not worrying.
I think life is just too short. It’s important to get some perspective sometimes.
Take deep breaths,
I would like to push myself a bit more and try some new things. I know theres the saying if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but this isn’t a case of anything being broken, this is more for me to feel more satisfied with my content and excited by it. If you have any ideas of videos or blog posts you’d love to see this year then please let me know in the comment section of this post.
I’m wanting to get a new planner so I can organise everything in it to appointments, holidays, birthday, and other things too I did start my old planner a few years ago but I got distracted with other things going on in my personal life.
I’m sure I could think of loads more resolutions
Please let me know in the comments what your New Year’s Resolutions are…
Lots of love
So since I had a phone upgrade I thought I'd do a new post of the best apps of 2017
I have a list of my top 8 it was so hard to put all my apps into a small category
3; Instagram (clarexox89)
4; Snapchat (uniuquebeautyx)
8; Twitter (uniuquebeautyx)
What're your favourite apps of 2017?
I know it's been a while since I last posted on here.
December has gone in a blur,
How was everyone's Christmas
I hope you all had a lovely time
I deffently have spending time with loved ones December has deffently been a rollercoaster month for myself my emotions have been on a high as well as a low,
I've been thinking of all those who are sadly no longer with us but also I have cherished every moment that I get to spend with loved ones.
Hello Lovelys Sorry for the disappearance!
I know its been ages since i last posted anything infact it was the begining of this year if i recall correctely.
Well I’m back! And it’s October and halloween is right around the corner.
you might be saying "well Clare whats been going on"
ealier this year i got on to a 8 week workplacement but had to pass the course's to be able to get accepted and i got accepted for the admin/pa role.
altho i was concerened about my dislexia getting in the way
after the 8 week work placement at coastline i was then employed by coastline as a lettings adminastrator assistant it was only a temp role but i loved every second of it,
over the years ive always let my dislexia get in my way even in school i was teased bullyied because of it and well thats a whole diffrent subject to post.
I found this online a few days ago.
Blush or bronzer: Blush
Lip gloss or lipstick: Lipstick
Eye liner or mascara: Mascara
Foundation or concealer: Foundation
Neutral or color eye shadow: Neutral
Pressed or loose eye shadows: Both
Brushes or sponges: Sponges
OPI or china glaze: China Glaze
Long or short: Either
Acrylic or natural: Both
Brights or darks: Darkes
Perfume or body splash: Perfume
Lotion or body butter: Lotion
Body wash or soap: Body Wash
Lush or other bath company: Lush
Jeans or sweat pants: Jeans
Long sleeve of short: Both
Dresses or skirts: Dresses
Stripes or plaid: Both
Flip flops or sandals: Sandals
Scarves or hats: Both
Studs or dangly earrings: Either
Necklaces or bracelets: Both
Heels or flats: Flats
Cowboy boots or riding boots: Cowboy Boots
Jacket or hoodie: Jacket
Curly or straight: Both
Bun or ponytail: Bun
Bobby pins or butterfly clips: Bobby Pins
Hair spray or gel: Hair Spray
Long or short: Both
Light or dark: Dark
Side swept bangs or full bangs: Side swept bangs
Up or down: Both
I tag all of you to try this tag!
After giving you all a re-cap of my Year in my previous post (2016. Wow what a year!), it’s only right now, to start the New Year on a more positive note.
After a turbulent year, I am determined to make 2017 the best ever.
I can’t say I have ever stuck to resolutions, but I want to make a list of things I’d like to do and achieve, and at the end of this year I want to look back and see which I managed to do.
I think it’s important to set goals and aims to give you something to look forward to and strive towards. It’s also the best feeling once you actually manage to accomplish something.
let’s get real and try to make some goals that we will actually stick to?
why don’t we start thinking about what our goals are and how we can measure ourselves to see if we actually succeeded or not, because depending on the goal, success will look very different.
Here are my New Year Goals!
Take better care of your skin
Save more money
Become more independant
Don’t sweat the small stuff!
Think and be more positive!
Drink more water!
Be more organised
Be the best version of you
I love goal setting and sometimes is it so easy to think that you either have passed your expiration date for certain goals or on the other extreme will set goals that are so out of the water that you will end up being disappointed Let’s take 2017 for self development and end up this time next year with adventure stories to inspire us for 2018 goals!
Happy Goal Setting!
I don’t even know where to begin, but here goes…
It’s only on reflection of the year just gone, when you really sit down and think about it,
that you realise how much one year you can truly grow as in individual,
January 2016 I was a broken person, pretending to be happy and continuing to smile on the outside I felt no one didn’t care about me.
There are things only a handful of my closest friends and family know, but it was a very hard time for me.
All I hope is if you're unhappy with something in your life, and you are being completely clouded by negativity and losing sight of who you are because of how someone treats you, please have a long hard think. We only get one chance at life, and you deserve nothing but happiness and to be surrounded by people who bring out the best in you this is exactly what I have done.
Since I got help from a therapist everything turned around for me, and I became me again (as cheesy as that sounds, I was beginning to get my spark back).
I’ve started photogthey and all the glam that goes with it and deluging into the gore, making scars out of latex for Halloween. Getting creative with polymer clay creating charms and Christmas ordements.
Learning to swim
Water was my nemesis. Always has been. When I was a small child I hated getting my straight hair wet and the one time I do remember going to a swimming lesson (it was sort of compulsory at school but I managed to always get out of it),
Let’s be honest, it’s always difficult to try something new or learn a skill for the first time; especially when you’re a little older, wiser and you can almost taste fear!
Yes, I feared water.
Its power as an element is a force to be reckoned with and therefore I decided to leave it well alone.
But there was always that niggle that it was something I hadn’t conquered and I wanted to change that.
My First Official Swimming Lesson was learning how to float and how to keep up in the water to my surprise I loved it, when the lesson was done I felt Exhausted but happy I’d finally 'taken the plunge'
For me It was the not knowing if I could actually master what I was setting out to do, anxiety because I thought people might look and laugh at me and the embarrassment as I hadn’t been in a swimming costume since having a child. So no, this isn’t something that is going to come easily.
One of the biggest problems for me is simply getting motivated. I can’t just jump into the pool, jump out and get on with my day. It takes serious preparation. The first time I went for a lesson, I forgot to pack my goggles (whoops)! The second time I forgot my moisturiser. It was getting quite frustrating to put it lightly. So I’ve had to have a swimming bag prepared and ready so I don’t forget anything ever again!
One reason why I hated the idea of swimming was when I was younger back in cubert primary school, our class went to Newquay water world everything was fine until I hit the water I noticed one of the tiles was broken and in the lesson I accidently cut the bottom of my foot on the broken tile and after that I always stayed behind back at school while my class mates went. Because of that I never went to a leisure centre until this year.
My steady progress in the pool
In terms of what is going on in the water, it’s been a slow but steady progression. Once I’m in the water and have stopped complaining about it being cold, I get quite into it.
I’ve been learning bi-lateral breathing for my front crawl and have started my breaststroke technique. I managed a full length stroke, but not yet at the deep end,
But one things for sure, there’s progress and that’s the main thing!
I’m glade I decided to bite the bullet and start blogging it’s a nice thing being able to write things down and to have others read I’m just glade that I’ve had no negative feedback as of yet.
I must be honest I was very nervous of writing my feelings down I think it’s easy for people to forget that underneath blogposts, I am a normal person with problems just like you, I just don’t always talk about them.
So there we have it, the best and worst year of my life all rolled into one blog post. Thank you all for joining me on my journey.
I’m so pleased that I get to share these things with you all, and I wouldn’t change that for the world. I hope you all had an amazing year and that you if you didn’t, you learnt from it and 2017 will be a fresh start for you.
Goodbye 2016 Hello 2017
Okay so Christmas is only a few days away.
This year has been another tough one for me,
There are so many things that I hate
And that is..... Well my son is in temporary foster care but I've done all social services have wanted me to do and still he's not home:(
I want to make a point to any other mothers out there if you're done it alone without the father respect to you but if you just broken up with you're child's father or youre or have been in the same position as I am please get in contact.
there is a lot to my past and in a nut shell I've been in a violent and controlling relationships and I'm only 27 years of age so the one peace of advice I want to give if you are in a violent relationship I know you're scared but it's not about you no more its about you son/daughter do it for you child tell the police ( they can help) don't do what I did and sit in violence because it's not right.
If any of you who have been there please leave advice and support this is what I want to do is to help others.
I'm still healing and that will take some time but I wouldn't be the stronger women that I am now if it wasn't for my love of my life and my amazing mum and dad and my family.
aswell as going Councelling once a week be only got a few more appointments left and the old and new improved Claire is here so if I can do it so can you we're all suvivers who are beautiful skin deep.
Thanks for reading xx
I’m sorry I’ve to posted on here for a few days been having problems with TalkTalk
Some of you may know that TalkTalk (and the post office) recently had a hacking but completely denied this but if it wasn’t true then why is it over the news.
It’s not just about the hacking really it’s how they have treated s as customers first off messing up the broadband order giving us one date then another until the order went through properly really just this and that.
I telephone TalkTalk on Thursday and Friday got spoken to by a member of staff like a pile of dog dirt on the ground and when I asked to speak to a manager I was told not on premises and that I’ll get a call back in a week or so.
It’s like on the BBC news report about TalkTalk how can they advise users that there is "no need" to change their routers' settings like WTF (sorry for the laungrade)
And also a spokeswoman for TalkTalk said that customers could change their settings "if they wish" but added that she believed there was "no risk to their personal information".
I think it’s disgusting that our personal information is at risk.
So I’ve been looking at broadband, phone and TV deals to see what’s best for us as I’m totally regretting choosing TalkTalk.
What’s you’re broadband etc., etc. provider and have you had any trouble?
If you wish to read up about TalkTalk hack I’ll leave the URL for you.
Thank you for reading