Paris , Vlogging & Getting Older // lifestyle

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would do a bit of a lifestyle , personal post today , the sun is shining outside today which is a bit rare for Ireland , so I thought why not write this post outside in the good weather with a big cup of lemonade? perfection!

So I suppose I’ll start off with Paris. about a month ago nearly 2 now , my boyfriend and I decided that we should go on our first ever holiday together and almost immediately Paris was the winner. I’ve been to Paris before with my family , but that was a long time ago so I thought why not go back and actually enjoy it at my age. At the age of 9 I didn’t really appreciate the beauty , and I think I was only bothered about going to Disneyland. We’re going mid July in hopes that we catch the gorgeous weather , its a 5 day long trip which is perfect because we have already planned out what we’re going to see and where we’re going to visit. I’ve already started saving my pennies because Paris has a Sephora and of course I need to spend a little time in there and pick up a few bits and bobs!

Okay … Second thing! Should I vlog while I’m away? I’ve been watching so many vlogs recently , Zoella , Alfie , Danielle Mansutti etc etc , and it has really made me want to vlog , there’s nothing that amazing to do where I live so I was thinking maybe vlogging while we’re in Paris? There’s so much things to do over the 5 days and I would love to document it to look back on , leave me a comment below and tell me what you think! also What is the best vlogging camera? the Canon g7x or the Sony a5100? let me know in the comments too!

well , well , well April is here , my birthday month!! I can’t actually believe that I’m turning 20 in 10 days! I still feel like I’m 17. Turning 20 is a little scary to me , since I don’t really have my life all figured out yet , I have no idea what I’ll be doing this time tomorrow , never mind this time next year. I’m not 100% sure if I even want to turn 20 ( as if I have a choice haha) I suppose I’ll have to play it by ear , get on with work, earn a little bit of money and figure it all out later when I scare myself a little more with the fact I’m getting older ( I’ve already started to up my skincare , can you tell I’m not too keen on turning 20 yet?) I still feel like a teenager at heart and I’m sure that feeling wont wear off soon , I’m sure it really doesn’t wear off even when you do get older.

I’ve also been getting into wanting to be a little more fitter , I’ve been looking up some recipies for smoothies I can make ( Once I find my blender , that thing has been missing for about a year) and healthier food I can have. I’ve been far too dependant on the odd pizza here and there , and it needs to stop even though I’m pretty sure I’ll never have the summer body I want at this stage , you gotta start somewhere! I’ve been following some instagram and snapchatters, and getting motivated to eat healthier and live a healthier life , so I made it my goal this up coming week , to get up early every day ( even if I do have an 8 hour shift to work ) make a healthy smoothie and take a walk!

 

So I think I’ll leave it there today , the sun is literally beaming down at me , and my lemonade could do with a bit of ice. I hope you have enjoyed my ramblings be sure to comment below what I should do in Paris while I’m away , whether I should vlog or not and what vlogging camera you think is the best! I hope you all have a great evening  and you enjoyed my little personal post , I want to do more of these more often as I think its a way of getting to know me a little better

 

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xoxo

Rachael

 

 

Something a little different || Life, College & Anxiety.

Hi guys

So I thought today I would do a different kind of post , I feel like I need to change things around on my blog, put a bit of a personal touch to it and open up a little more. I want to change some things around mix my daily life into it and maybe start vlogging? I’ve been playing around with the idea of vlogging for a while and would love to dive into it , it comes across as the best form of getting to know people and what their pesonality is like.

So apart from trying out vlogging , I’ve also had some things going on in my life, I recently passed my Theory Test for driving and will be starting lessons soon. Driving is something that I really feel I need right now. I think it will give me some independence and freedom as I still live at home because my college is only 15 minutes away.

I suppose before I ramble about college I’ll let you guys know how I’ve been the past few months because I haven’t mentioned it to many people aside from my family, friends and boyfriend. I’ve been having extremely bad anxiety the past few months , and over that short time it has been growing worse. I would find it hard to do every day things , I couldn’t even go to a till to pay for things , I couldn’t answer a phone and I could barely hold a conversation with someone I barely knew. Anxiety is something that everyone deals with differently and for me it was a huge issue a few years ago and has crept back up on me now. I felt like everything was on top of me and that I couldn’t even see where my future was going and that I was just stuck in a rut. I decided that I need to take things slower and set little targets for myself. I have decided to cut my course down from 4 years to 3 , with an optional year at the end of the 3rd year incase I still want to continue on to get a degree. The course I am doing is something I no longer have an interest in , but when I found out I could do 3 years I jumped at the chance instead of giving it up completely.

After talking about college and discussing my options I found that everything was easing off I felt the cloud of anxiety that was following me was finally starting to go. My anxiety isn’t gone completely but I feel  talking about the situation to the people closest to me really helped me deal with it.

On a lighter note , Halloween break was great , I finally was able to relax and not have to worry about assignments and work. I spent time with friends and had a chill week. My provisional license will be ariving some time this week so I’ll be starting my lessons once It arrives . My goal is to be able to drive before I go back to college next year so fingers crossed!

I would really love to know your ideas on vlogging , would you be interested in seeing some vlogs? drop me a comment below 🙂

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xoxo

Rachael