Monday, 23 May 2016

A to Z of me


I figured I haven’t really spoke much about me so far so thought I would do an A-Z. Basically, I’ve thought of a word to describe me or it might be something I like etc, it’s actually harder than you think! Hope this gives you a little insight to little old me! 

A – Alcohol. I don’t like/ don’t drink alcohol (SHOCK HORROR… a student that doesn’t drink!)
B – Brunette. All natural, never been one to experiment with hair colour
C – Chocolate. I genuinely don’t know how people survive a day without it.
D – Drama. I love a who dunnit? or family drama series like Dr Foster/ Shetland/ Broadchurch
E – English Countryside and beaches. One of the main things I notice when I travel abroad is how ugly their countryside is in comparison to ours! Walks through fields and along sandy beaches are my favourite.
F – Family & Friends. I hate being alone!!
G – Grey. Got a slight obsession with grey things
H – Home. I’m probably the biggest home bird going, most students are globe-trotting (or wishing they were globe-trotting), meanwhile I’m quite happy in my little city
I – Instagram. I have a love hate relationship with this at the moment! Love the fact I have somewhere to share my snaps. Hate the fact I’m constantly comparing myself to everyone I follow!
J – Job. I still have little idea of exactly what I want to do when I graduate
K – Kind. Such a boring word but I’d like to think people see me as kind!
L – Lovely Hannah. How I am often described.
M – Milo. Our beautiful, disobedient and adorable Cocker Spaniel.
N- Natural. I didn’t wear any make up until I left school and even now I only where a minimal amount, I think that’s more due to my laziness and lack of knowledge as opposed to not needing it!
O- Over thinker. I stress about stress before there’s anything to stress about, also known as chief worrier in the family.
P- Perfect. I quite like things to be perfect (or at least how I imagined them in my head).
Q- Queen. I frigging love The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family
R – Retail. I currently work in retail selling tea, coffee, cake and all kinds of tasty treats!
S – Sport. I’ve loved playing sport, especially netball, since a young age.
T- Theatre. One of my favourite things to do! Love a good musical or going to see a band.
U – University. I’m currently a student (although you’ve probably guessed I don’t really fit the stereotype!)
V – Vomit. Constantly worrying about being sick or those around me feeling unwell.
W – Water. My go to drink, rarely leave the house without a bottle.
X – Xmas. Again a bit of a love hate thing. I LOVE the fact it brings people together but hate the pressures that come alongside that, where people feel they have to spend lots of money and see every member of their family. It’s a tiring time of year!
Y – Yorkshire. I’m so not bias, it’s 100% the best county and damn I love it.
Z – Zzzzzzz. Yes…I’m that person that counts how many hours sleep they are going to get when they get into bed and I get mardy if I stay up too late.

Is that what you expected?! I personally love reading these types of posts and seeing how people view themselves! I challenge you to have a go...

Hannah x 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

5 things to do this summer

Firstly I must acknowledge the fact that I haven't posted in a while. As you can appreciate, it's been exam/assignment writing season over the past few months so I've spent most of my free time either reading/writing/ in lectures or working and when I've finished the last thing I want to do is pick up my laptop again. However, that stressful little period is now well and truly over (for a few months) and I now have the summer to myself. For many people I know, summer is a time to go off on multiple adventures abroad but, being the home bird that I am, that doesn't appeal to me as much. Having said that, I still like to feel I have done something with my time off and not wasted it! I get bored really easily so it's important I keep busy! With that in mind, I've come up with a small but realistic list of things I want to make sure I do in the next few months. For some people, these may seem small and not very challenging so it's important to remember lists like these are relative to the individual! It's mainly a place for me to refer back to if I have a spare moment and I'm not sure what to do with myself. 

1. Volunteer - Summer is a great time to try something new and fully immerse yourself without the worried of university looming, I have a few places I regularly volunteer but I will also be looking for new opportunities which may be appropriate to push me out of my comfort zone. 

2. Exercise - I find that, during a busy working period, exercise definitely takes a back seat. I want to make sure I don't spend the summer sat on back side and make sure I get out and burn some calories! I've recently rejoined by old netball team but I'm also thinking of starting the couch to 5k app again, I did manage to do this last year but think I'll be back to square one again! 

3. Blog - As much as I HATE writing assignments, I think it's important to keep writing over summer so that I don't have such a shock when I return next year. Obviously blogging is wayyyyy more exciting than academic writing so I'm planning to post regularly. This gives me the opportunity to develop my creativity and take lots of nice pictures!

4. Find new places - It's so easy to always return to your favorite place all the time so I would like to investigate new places to visit over the summer by going to places I've never been before, these don't have to be a million miles away, it might just be trying a new cafe or something like that. I have planned a trip to Brighton in the summer though with my family which I am super excited about! Just hoping the sun stays around until then! 

5. Find the good in every day- Personally, I find it so easy to think I have wasted a day, or not really achieved anything that day, and, whilst it's not necessary to achieve something everyday I think it's important to feel like you have done at least one thing, or something good happened. Competing the 100 Happy Days challenge really helped me appreciate the good in everyday, so whilst I may not post about it everyday, I do want to take a moment to think about the good in each day. 

Like I say, these might seem a little tedious to some people but for it's important to have goals that are realistic to you. I could quite easily say I want to travel the world but I know what wouldn't happen! Have you got any plans over the summer? If anyone has any summer projects too I would love to hear about them! 

Hannah x