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PMA is the key.

7 Nov

Hello everyone! Hope you’re well and happy Tuesday! 

So here we are on the journey of megs mental health and general life. Such a thrilling tale it is(!) ho ho ho….

The last few blogs I realise I’ve probably sounded like a moaning Minnie but it’s just all part of the rollercoaster journey! I appreciate if you’ve stuck around! It’s been very up and down. I’ve had some positive moments and some not so positive moments but as this year is nearly drawing to a close (holy crap how is it December next month) I am feeling reflective this week and positivity is in the air!

I put a photo on my instagram earlier this evening of a screenshot from my iPhone notes. I sat in my room having a moment with myself about a month ago with thoughts running through my head and I decided to open up inotes and start listing some goals and some positive thoughts. I was so fed up of feeling down and negative so I forced myself to just write. There were 3 main ‘goals’ that I wanted to achieve and I jotted them down:

GYM

NEW YORK

FLAT

I guess when most people think of goals, they think of the long term future or something they’ve always wanted to achieve but never put their mind to it. I’ve always been one of those people to set goals, big or small. It’s something that I find stabilises myself and my mindset and it keeps me in routine. 

When you have something to work towards, there feels like a purpose in your life, something to tick off, something to make you feel accomplished. I feel like the last time I really set a list and ticked the goals off was back in 2013/14. At the time, they were just small goals: get a part time job whilst at university, pass my driving test and move out of my halls of residence. Looking back now they weren’t anything major but to me at the time they were such important things that I was clinching to. I ticked off all of them and it made me feel so proud and happy.

Life really does get in the way sometimes and for me and I’m sure many people, mental health is a hard thing to deal with. It’s certainly gotten in my way these last few years and when I sat there on my phone a month ago, typing out all these thoughts, it made me notice that I’d stopped making my goals list. I had no real goals, no aims, no motivation, nothing. I hadn’t changed that for so long but now here I am years later and I’ve written down a list and I already have 2 of my current 3 goals done and dusted. 

Yesterday, I re joined the gym and went tonight after work for a gym and swim. It was one of the best feelings in the world and I’d been longing for that feeling for months!! Money issues kept getting in my way which was preventing me from re joining but I’ve finally been able to do it this month and I couldn’t be happier. I posted a photo on instagram at the gym and within the hour I received 3 motivational messages from my lovely friends. All spurring me on and making me feel empowered. 

So another goal for me after the gym was to sort out my living situation. This week, I put a deposit down for my very own flat. Not rented, BOUGHT! I never saw this coming for me so soon and it took me by surprise but one of the most important things for me over this last year has been to get my own place and to stop renting and paying out for shoddy flats. Now I can finally say that I’ll be a homeowner and I won’t have to pay shitty agencies their endless fees. I won’t have to deal with ridiculous wait times for repairs and I can do what I want when I want. This year we had a flood in the flat I’m currently living in and it just turned everything into a nightmare. I can’t wait to be free from it and step into my own property so the fact that I’ve already ticked that bad boy off the list is unreal.

And so brings me to my last ‘goal’ and that is to get a holiday booked for New York! I went to New York earlier this year on my own and had the most incredible time of my life. I have fallen in love with NYC and me and my parents have plans to return next Feb which is so exciting and it looks like we could be putting a deposit down really soon for that trip. After a hard year working on myself and working hard in my jobs, I’m really looking forward to a well earned break and adventure!

So I guess the moral of the story is…set goals, achieve them and be god damn grateful for everything you have in your life. Feeling motivated and getting all this great stuff done has in no way been possible without the help of my close friends and family. I am so damn grateful for all of them and they’ve really helped me achieve them. My family have supported me to the moon and back in everything that I do and really helped me take the steps to get my flat. My friends ( you know who you are) have always encouraged me to go for what I want and always spurred me to re join the gym and do what makes me happy. I also have myself to thank and to pat my back because without me or my self belief I wouldn’t make these things happen. (Side note – I love how I just casually wrote a thank you speech in my blog as if I’ve just won an oscar or something hahaha! Don’t mind me, just practicing for my big day! Anyway, back to business…)

Too often, we let all of the negative things in our life shadow over the good. I think it’s important to send out a daily or weekly reminder to everyone that life is not all bad and that life can be everything you want it to be if you put your mind to it! 

Every day when I go to work, I wear a lanyard around my neck that reads ‘PMA IS THE KEY’ (positive mental attitude in case you didn’t know what PMA was). I got it from a local mental health charity group called Heads Above The Waves who I’ve been following for the last few years (they’re great btw – check them out here!) and I look at it everyday and it reminds me to stay positive. There are plenty of days where I ignore the bold writing around my neck and I spiral into negativity but it never takes me long to step out of it and look down at what’s right in front of me. PMA is the key and without it we’d all be bloody screwed so get your positive hats on folks!!

Thanks for reading and ciao for now! X

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Lonely.

20 Oct

Hi everyone. Felt like writing a blog post because I have feelings in my head that I need to get out and if someone else can relate with me then great.

Today, I feel really lonely and vulnerable. I’ve spent all day alone and now I’m faced spending the whole night alone and this makes me sad.

None of my friends are around and there doesn’t seem to be anyone that I can spend my time with and that’s so hard to deal with.

For a long time, I’ve been accustomed to the feeling of loneliness and spent a lot of time in my own company but I’m honestly sick of it. I want to be with someone. I want to share memories. I want to laugh and cry with someone. Sometimes I don’t even want anything other than to be in a room with someone sat near me. It’s comforting. 

I don’t experience companionship like most people do. No one ever sends me cute text messages or asks me on dates. I don’t know what I’m meant to do to tackle this problem. I only ever try to work on myself and not force anything out there. Maybe I’m doing it all wrong? Should I be more daring? Do I sign up to something? I just don’t know.

What I do know is that this is one of my biggest triggers for my depression and anxiety. I have trust issues and fear of being abandoned by friends. It’s with me always and I wish someone would just pick up on that and send me a message to check in on me. 

I feel like most people would read this and think I’m just looking for attention or I’m doing it for the likes or some rubbish but I’m not. I just want my voice to be heard and I want someone to care.

This is just a continuation of my thoughts  from last week on mental health day. I’m getting real bored of the fact that no one takes the time to check in on a friend and say hi. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who does it. I want someone in my life to constantly show care. Am I asking for too much? Sometimes I think I am but other times not so much. 

Everyone takes so much time sharing shit on Facebook or stalking some celeb on instagram but no one texts a friend out of the blue saying, hey I’m thinking of you or hey you’re doing great. I wish the world had more of it.

I don’t know why this is making me feel so negative right now. I have plans to look forward to tomorrow hanging with a friend and I’m so grateful for that. I just think sometimes it’s too easy to get stuck in this rut of emotional thoughts and block out the positive things.

Man, mental health is honestly my biggest struggle. I’m so aware of the fact of how strong I am to continue onwards and this will never stop me in my path but sometimes you just need to put your thoughts out there and vent the frustration. 

I’ve never found it easy to do that with people or professionals and somehow this little blog thing on my phone allows me to feel free and express my feelings and thoughts.

I hate the thought of me being one of those people preaching negativity online and coming across as depressing but a little spark of hope inside of me hopes that by posting this type of stuff that it reaches out to another person or it connects me with someone else’s story.

If anyone else relates to my frustration, holla at me.

Thanks for reading x

Pushing forward.

30 Sep

“Share your story here…” says the default settings on this WordPress app. Well, share my story I will.

I haven’t blogged since April. Hot damn that’s been some time. But it’s fine because we cleared this up in one of my last blogs. I’m not here for consistent weekly blogs because #commitmentissues but anyway, it’s been a long few weeks and I think it’s time I blogged about it.

I hope you’re all well. I am good. I am surviving life as always! These last few months have once again been very up and down. There’s been a constant change in my work life but all of it for the good this time finally. I moved from a really depressing workplace hating my job to a place that values me so much more. I am busy doing work that challenges me and am rewarded in the simplest ways with better work hours and wages which makes me happy. I know some might think that sounds so simple but from working in terrible call centres and outsourcing companies who treat you like you’re a number, this is vast improvement for me!!!

It doesn’t all come in rainbows and sunshine though. I have felt depression creep up along the way which is just a part of me. I am happy in life and have great friends and family around but sometimes nothing can stop it from pulling you down for absolutely no reason! I’ve been feeling like it today and yesterday which makes no sense to me as I had the greatest start to my week going out to the theatre and enjoying the company of good friends but alas this is where I end up!

It’s a weird feeling, it’s really is. Sometimes there is honestly no actual reason behind it. Everything in my life is going very well so there’s nothing upsetting me at all. These chemical imbalances that go on in your brain and crazy hormones just like to pop up every now and again and mess with your head!

Nobody will ever understand it unless they’ve gone through it but I actually think more and more of us can probably relate to it now more than ever. My generation is built on the foundations of hope and we aspire to be things or do things that are splattered all over social media. Not all of it is realistic and I think that’s where our downfall comes. We are made to believe that unless we have our shit together by the age of 25, that the rest of our life is doomed. What a load of crap! 

I’m fed up of looking into the past and thinking where did it all go? Where am I going now? It’s about time we started living in the now and just enjoyed what we have in front of us.

It would be so refreshing if more people came forward and started talking out about how they feel and showed their vurnerable side. We are all guilty of bottling things up inside, (myself included) but it’s not a healthy thing to do.

Mental health awareness day is coming up soon I think so I’ll be interested to see who speaks out and what is said. 

There’s not much else to update you on at the moment, other than the fact that it’s more than halfway through the year already (whaaaaaat) , I need to re join the gym and that I am pushing forward!!!

Life isn’t always as grim as it seems and I need to remind myself of that from time to time. I’m gonna leave a few photos below of the good people and times in my life! Why don’t you share a few too?! Pass on the positivity 🙂 







Thanks for reading.

Ciao for now xo

13 Reasons Why.

6 Apr

It’s just hit 1am on a Thursday and I can only describe how I feel as being emotionally drained. I’ve had some time off work this week to just relax and catch up on TV and in particular over the last 2 days, I’ve been binge-watching a new Netflix series called ’13 Reasons Why’.

So, I know binge-watching or binge doing anything isn’t always the healthiest way to go about things but honestly, I just had to share my thoughts on this TV series. I’ve been hooked to it over the last 24 plus hours and it hit me so hard.

It’s making the rounds on social media at the minute and that’s what got me watching it. Everyone has been tweeting about it so I thought I’d check it out for myself.

The theme of the programme surrounds the impact of bullying, rape, teenage suicide and mental health on a selection of 17 year old high school students. This intense thriller follows the suicide of a character named Hannah Baker. The premise of the programme follows the harrowing stories of Hannah Bakers suicide told by the girl herself and why she decided to take the path that she did. It’s a very sad and upsetting story but it’s also so powerful and meaningful.

Without wanting to give too much away, the journey of this sad tale is mainly lead by one of the other protagonists, Clay Jensen. A previous friend of Hannah Bakers, Clay discovers a set of 13 tapes that were recorded by Hannah and so he takes us on his personal journey of learning about the real reasons behind the results of Hannah’s suicide.

The actors in this series, brilliantly display the hardships and turmoil that meet the high school students along the way. With the narrative going down the route of flashbacks and previous stories, it almost takes you on a backwards journey as to what happened. I was hooked on every episode and couldn’t stop thinking about what was to come next.

I’m so glad that Netflix are promoting and creating such important and powerful content in relation to the topic of suicide and mental health. For so long, we’ve been battling with the stigma of suicide and to this day, it’s still being treated as such a taboo. 13 Reasons Why helps young people and older people alike to understand the effects that social pressures and bullying has on people at such a young age. I think it’s vital that school kids watch a show like this to understand the impact words and actions can have on others.

Hannah Baker ends her own life because of the actions of others. She is affected by so much surrounding her life and nobody takes notice as to why. Nobody talks and nobody takes the time to understand what is going on. These type of things are happening in the real world that we live in. Males in particular are being highlighted to have such high statistics/rates of suicide. Campaigns like #itsoktotalk are helping us fight this problem and I really hope that the introduction of such a hard hitting TV series like 13 Reasons Why can continue to fight the battle. I’ve been so moved by this programme and truly hope that others can take something from it too.

As a way to round off this blog, I’d just like to state 13 reasons why you matter in this world. 13 Reasons why you should remind yourself to keep on keeping on and 13 reasons why you should always choose life.

  1. You are stronger than you think. Life throws you hurdles but you keep jumping over them. Go you!
  2. The sun is shining today. The sky is blue and clouds are nowhere to be seen. Go out and enjoy that sun beaming on your face!
  3. Pizza is a pretty great thing that exists in this world and it makes your life that much greater! Go grab yourself a slice of cheesy goodness.
  4. You are beautiful inside and out. Flaws and all and only you need to tell yourself that.
  5. The world is there to be seen. The world is there to be explored and there is always adventure around every corner.
  6. Struggles in life always seem tougher than they are at the time but all it takes is a little perspective and some time to reflect. Time heals all!
  7. Music is always your friend and always has a way of taking you through something. Stick those earphones in and escape to a world unknown!
  8. If music isn’t your thing, TV and film are always great ways of exploring and expressing yourself too. Try Netflix, try this show called 13 Reasons Why…… you won’t regret it!
  9. You matter to this world because you have a purpose! You have a skill to be shared, you have a story to tell and you’ll bloody damn well do it to the best of your ability!
  10. Always choose life because otherwise, when else can you drool over photos of Zac Efron shirtless?
  11. Sometimes, there is a greater path in life other than just you. You can use your voice to help others or to make things count!
  12. Keep on keeping on because you are going to be the stronger person. Stand up for yourself and tell that mean co-worker to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Hold your ground and stick with your gut!
  13. And finally, you matter because you’re you. And no one can replace you!

Cringe worthy life advice over. I’m no preacher but I think it’s nice sometimes to put some positivity out there! Do with it what you will, but I hope you’ve enjoyed reading! Let me know if you’ve watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. How did it make you feel!?

Thanks for reading. Ciao for now x

 

Visiting New York: The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

4 Apr

On September 11th, 2001, the world as we knew it completely changed when the tragic events of a horrifying terror attack on the World Trade Centre catapulted every human into a reality unknown. In February, whilst visiting New York, I spent a day at the 9/11 national museum and memorial that has been set up to remember the lives of the victims of that day. My visit started with a very sombre and moving look at the physical memorial itself which stood in the exact same spots that the twin towers used to be. The large area had been turned into two stunning water pools that featured the names of all the victims affected by 9/11. Each name carved delicately into the steel, stood out immensely, especially the names that had a white rose next to them which indicated the birthday of the fallen victim. The atmosphere surrounding this area was one of peace and tranquility and I think the exhibitors or creators of this memorial really thought about that when designing it. The symbol and sounds of water radiated a calm feeling for anyone spectating and this generally sets the tone for the rest of the museum experience.

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As I made my way to the museum entrance, the first thing I remember noticing was the openness of the building. The large glass panels were purposely built so that you could get a view of the new One World Trade Centre building that replaced the old tower. As you get a glance of the spectacular building, the journey then follows a path going down towards the start of the museum. I felt as though it was a very symbolic path to follow as if I was heading down to the wreckage on the day. It made me feel like I was in the shoes of the people present on that day.

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There were a variety of exhibits at the museum. Generally it began with a timeline of events and a lot of photographs and video footage of how the day unfolded. The narrative of the historic day were very clearly portrayed through maps and diagrams and it evoked a feeling of shock and a reminder of what exactly happened that day. It was certainly designed to capture your eye with the use of large photographs and moving images of people on the streets on 9/11. There was no background music as such to follow which was fitting as it was certainly more respectful to be silent whilst taking in everything around you.

Further into the experience, I was greeted with a very large blue coloured wall. The wall must’ve spanned a good few yards and was made out of 2,983 paper pieces(1 piece of paper for each victim of 9/11), each with a different shade of blue. On the wall, read a large quote that said ‘No day shall erase you from the memory of time’. Our tour guide for the day explained that the wall had been created by artist Spencer Finch and that the purpose of the blue wall was to denote the colour of the blue sky on that very September morning. The morning of September 11th for many was remembered as a stunningly beautiful day with no clouds in sight. The artistic quality of this piece was very poignant and it was something that stood out for all to see.

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Other interesting parts of the museum included a large exhibit of all the artefacts that were found and kept from that day. Airplane seatbelts, radios belonging to the firemen, police uniforms, high heeled shoes of office workers left behind from the disaster site. So many intriquite items on display that were accompanied by stories of the heroes of 9/11. Around every corner was also an audio theatre. Each theatre followed a different theme or story and the purpose of it was so visitors like myself could sit and listen to the stories of that day by the people who were there themselves. Audio and subtitles were accompanied with moving images relating to the day and it was a very immersive experience to hear the stories. I think the exhibitors aim was to make you feel as if you were in a room having a conversation with that person yourself. Again, it followed that theme of feeling like you were in their shoes. It was a very personal moment that evoked a sombre and sad feeling.

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The one thing that stood out the most to me about the 9/11 memorial and museum was how interactive it was. Although there was many a moment to just stand back and physically look at the wreckage and the damage from that day, the small interactive items throughout the whole exhibit was fascinating. I recall coming across an audio station where you could pick up a phone and all you could hear were hundreds and hundreds of repeated voicemails that were left for a certain person from that day. I stood there for 10-15 minutes just listening to the sheer volume of voicemails that were left just for one person. It really hit me hard about how many other people were affected by that day, let alone the individual in question. This was a very clever use of audio and it evoked a feeling in me of surprise and a reminder that not just 2,983 people were affected that day, but hundreds and thousands across the globe.

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All in all, the 9/11 memorial and museum was a simply stunning experience. The layout of the museum was exquisite and everything had it’s own individual standout point. One of the hardest hitting rooms within the museum was a gallery room with individual pictures of each and every single victim of that day. In the middle of the picture gallery was a dark projector room with benches placed around the square shaped room. The floor beneath was a see through glass panel that had different mood lighting to it. I took a seat on one of the corner benches and sat there for 10-15 minute whilst I was presented with each victims name, face and story. Descriptive stories told me of their ages, what they did for a living, who they left behind and some individuals were accompanied by a short audio clip from a close family member telling us about their loved one. I felt almost intrusive on such a personal thing but it was fascinating to hear at the same time. I felt honoured that the family members would share such personal details and it certainly evoked a feeling of warmth when you got to hear of all the incredible people from that day.

I entered the 9/11 memorial feeling sad and unprepared for what was to be ahead but I left feeling positive and warm. To take that feeling away from what is such a sad event in the history books was incredible. It was nice to know that the victims of 9/11 and their families had such a poignant tribute left behind for them. It was done with such style and class and it is certainly a recommended visit when in New York.

I got up to all sorts of stuff whilst over in New York other than the museum and I made it into a video so please check that out below!

Thanks for reading, ciao for now! 🙂 x

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHN1d_Nz5Qs << video!

Hello 2017…

27 Jan

Sorry I’m a little late! What’s up January?! Ok, so it’s nearly like the end of January now. Oops. My bad. Anyway!….thrilled to be back to the blog! I hope everyone is well. Aren’t we all glad to see the back of 2016 eh?! Although to be frank, the bleak outlook of 2017 with the activities of Donald Trump so far doesn’t set out the greatest prospects for us all but hey, let’s not look at it negatively! Time to look at the positives. (I mean did you SEE the women’s march last week? Holy shitballs, women of the world unite!)

I’m feeling fairly optimistic for 2017 at the moment. I have a couple of fun things coming up in my diary. Coldplay concert in July for my birthday is a highlight! A theatre trip to see Hairspray in August with mum is also on the cards. I’ve already ticked off one theatre show for the year with Mary Poppins a few weeks ago (ohhhhhh and what a show it was!) and I’m just so excited for all these little things I get to do.


Although 2016 was a tough year for me in many ways, I really was truly blessed with the trips and events I got to go to. My favourite highlights included a Coldplay concert, a Beyoncé concert and an Adele concert. I mean, triple threat right there! My late summer months involved awesome solo trips away to Spain and Disneyland Paris, (Please take me back 😭) and my Christmas period included a fantastic trip away to London with my mum to go and see Dreamgirls in the west end! Hands down THE greatest west end show I have EVER seen.


I moan a lot about my job situation but I really am so blessed to be able to experience all of the above. I wouldn’t be able to do any of it if I didn’t work hard and reward myself. I am in such a fortunate position to be able to do these things whilst living independently in my own flat.

2017 is the year for gratitude and just a general continuation of 2016. I already have some fun things to come but I’m so excited to plan even more and get the best out of life from the little things that count. Career wise, I’m still a little stuck on that one! I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% in my career path but I am determined to make a change. I need a fresh start and I need to get out of shitty call centres because it’s draining my soul!

Family is still very much the forefront of my life. We’ve had some ups and downs this year but we’ve all pulled through and stuck together 🙂 I hope to spend even more time with my family this year and maybe even fit in a holiday together somewhere. (Florida 2017 anyone……?👀)


There’s not much more to blog about for now! This was just a little hello to the new year and a brief update. I hope everyone else has had a good start to 2017 and I look forward to blogging a few bits and bobs throughout the year.

Here’s to a positive 2017! Xo

Solo travelling: Spain

25 Sep

Hello hello hello world! How are we? I hope you’re well!

So if you’ve been following my recent blogs I’m sure you may have realised that I am all about preaching alone time! I sound like such a hermit but something I’ve come to learn in the past few years is that having time to yourself is fucking awesome! (Excuse my french.) I’m not someone who lives alone or has no friends (trust me, I do like to socialize!) but something that I’m on a bit of a hype on at the moment is solo travelling. Lots of people solo travel and ‘discover themselves’ and trek the amazon or some shit but I’m actually just talking about going on little trips! Backpacking in the desert isn’t really my thing but seeing new places or going to a nice hot country is right up my street.

A couple of weeks ago whilst slogging away at work in a cramped office, I was sat dreaming away of a sunny destination and with a lot of annual leave and savings available I decided to book myself a last minute trip to Spain. Life is short so why not!? Naturally, I would usually go with a friend or something but with no one available, I decided to go alone! The excitement was real but everyone I spoke to gasped in shock when I told them I was going alone. Even speaking with people now, they all look at me in bemusement as if I’ve murdered someone. It makes me chuckle but it really didn’t bother me! I really enjoyed my time alone and had THE most relaxing time!

My trip started in the super early hours (I’m talking 3am) and my kind dad gave me a lift over to Bristol airport. I flew with easyjet and got myself the speedy boarding option that pretty much allowed me to skip all the queues which was FABULOUS. I rolled in feeling like an absolute G but it was soon short lived when I realised that actually, I’d still be sitting in a big old tin next to some screaming baby on a 2 hour squishy flight. Boring flight over and I soon arrived at my destination which was Palma Mallorca!

Palma was a strange airport and the departures and arrival lounges/gates all merged into one so after a bit of a confusing walk through to security, I was soon out of the airport and into the HEAT! I got a taxi from the airport to my hotel (top tip: always go for the official airport taxi rank! Don’t get roped in by some randomer trying to offer you a taxi especially if you’re alone.) 20 euros later (vom) and a 10 minute taxi ride and I was at the hotel!

I stayed at the Hotel Pamplona which was right by the beach in Palma. It was a 4* hotel and what a delight it was. Due to my early morning flight, my room wasn’t quite ready so I had about an hour or two to just hang by the beach until I could go back to check in. The Palma beach area was so lovely and I’d never seen such a nice, pretty beach view. Miles of golden sand and twinkling blue waves lashing back and forth with a mountain view to follow. HEAVEN!

Everything about the area was just easy and convenient for someone like me travelling alone. Endless supermarkets/shops nearby, a beach, my hotel with a lovely pool and even my own private cabana to lay on all day and do nothing!

I won’t lie, it got to half way though the week and I was going a little stir crazy not speaking to anyone but I soon got over it. Being alone wasn’t as bad as I thought it was gonna be. I thought I might find it a bit awkward with eating food alone but it really wasn’t an issue. With the type of hotel I had, the main meals were included in the deal anyway so it was a help yourself style restaurant which was a dream for me! I could go in, eat food and just go straight back out without the hassle of waiting around for the food.

I can’t say that I really spoke to many people at the hotel apart from the staff. Mainly because, everyone was German!?! I swear, I have never seen so many Germans in my lifetime! Palma is obviously a popular destination for them. They even had German bars and clubs along the walkways?!

Having a whole 7 days to just think about nothing or no one really switched my brain off which is what the doctor ordered for me! A blissful week of reading, music and sleeping was all I needed and doing it alone was even better. I didn’t have to converse with anyone (dear god, that makes me sound like such an anti social. I promise I don’t hate people) and I could do whatever I wanted on my own schedule.

I got to enjoy some time adventuring in the Palma aquarium half way through the week and would regularly walk around exploring during the night times (mainly catching Pokemon, I won’t lie,  but I CAUGHT TWO PIKACHUS THOUGH!!!!) I probably could’ve ventured into Palma city centre and seen more but to be honest, with the type of holiday I was on, I couldn’t really be bothered to venture far! I was so comfortable and relaxed in my own little routine and it’s something I’d definitely do again.

My next solo adventure actually begins in a weeks time which is ridiculously exciting and I can’t believe I’m on it again already! The next destination you ask? Well, it’s only bloomin DISNEYLAND PARIS!!! Wahhhhh!!! What is life!?! I am so so excited to go and I don’t think it’s actually quite sank in that I’m going?! I’ve been back in work this last week and haven’t prepared a single thing for my trip. It was super spontaneous but I love that! I will most definitely be filling you in on that trip when I return in a few weeks so keep your eyes about for that.

For now, I shall leave you with sunny photos of my Spain trip! If there’s anything that you take from this blog then it’s to go wild and book yourself a solo trip! Do it, do it, do it! I promise you, you won’t regret it. I feel like it’s something everyone should experience just once. Even if you don’t enjoy it as much as being with others, it’s such a good life experience and helps you get back in touch with yourself!

Thanks for reading and ciao for now xo