Don’t Be Scared To Get Lost

Don’t Be Scared To Get Lost

“Some paths can’t be discovered without getting lost”

In life, there are so many different paths that you can take; we get told from an early age that we decide which path to take in life. I found the quote above only today and it got me thinking about my life and how true this quote is.

A little insight into my little life, I use to be a bubbly, outgoing and social person but it all went wrong when I met the wrong person. Everyone makes mistakes, not everyone is perfect but you can be perfect through someone’s eyes. I fell into what I call a downward spiral which includes self doubt, anxiety, and all sorts of other negative feelings that I wouldn’t wish on even my worst enemy. While I was going through that downward spiral I did get lost; actually lost is an understatement. I took a path which brought me into a brighter life and only recently I went back into that downward spiral. This is a path I had already gone down which meant that I could figure out different ways to cope so I won’t end up on that downward path again. It’s a bit like a snakes and ladders game, you might laugh at the thought of that but in these times, the best way is to laugh it off.

Overthinking:
All the negative feelings that you may experience, the stress, the anxiety is all stemmed from the processes that go through out heads each day. Everyone is guilty of overthinking because we believe that the more we think about it the quicker we might solve it. That is definitely not the case. In fact, the more you think about it, the more holes you pick in it, the more you find more flaws that probably aren’t there which leads to stress. So, whatever happens, you accept what happens no matter how difficult that might be as over analysis gets you nowhere. You’re just wasting valuable time. Live for the present moment, don’t try and predict the future. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow.

Do something:
As I said before, we can’t control what happens tomorrow but we can control what we do everyday and therefore do something you want to do. Once you start doing things that you want to do and are on your bucket list you’ll instantly feel better because you’ll feel like you are achieving something. Once you start doing things you’ll feel a confidence and self esteem boost; trust me on this. I might not be in my perfect place right now but I am starting to do things each and every day that I want; not because I am being told to.

Start believing in yourself:
Don’t doubt yourself, believe that you are great, amazing and beautiful. Try your best in everything you do and when you try something new, believe that you can do it. Don’t doubt yourself, just go ahead and do it; the end result will be worth it. Don’t get hung up on how other people do it, you do it the way you think it’s best, roll with it and keep your head up high.

Don’t be afraid to get lost, don’t be afraid to take a path you’ve never been on before because we can’t predict the future but we take control of what happens today. So take the day with both hands, do something you want to do and believe that you are an amazing person, inside and out, no matter how lost you may feel. Don’t be scared. Be strong.

I’ll leave this quote, some food for thought…

I feel like my life has taken a turn. I’m heading down a road I’ve never been on before. Nothing is familiar. The signs don’t make sense. Do I get off the road, or do I keep riding? The people that I see aren’t the people i know. Do I go alone or take others with me? Who do I trust and who do I not?

 

 

Luck

Luck

Luck is a success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own action. Some people seem to have luck coming out of their ears, some people feel like they have no luck whatsoever and there are the people that just don’t believe in such thing called luck.

I’m a coin collector and therefore in this post it’ll be about all the lucky coins there are about in the world.

These coins are lucky coins that aren’t even issued as currency anymore and therefore are classed as precious coins. Lucky coins might lead to wealth, health, good luck and a prosperous life so if you need that extra bit of luck maybe one of these coins will bring you that.

The Caribbean Cent coin from Bermuda, decorated with a lucky pig – a symbol of both fertility and strength and also refers to prosperity and wealth.

The 1 Vatu coin from the South Sea island of Vanuatu. This coin features the lucky Triton’s trumpet which stands for happiness, success and love in Buddhism.

The 1 Tambala coin from Malawi features a fish which has been considered a symbol of fertility for many years. In China it also signifies wealth and success and in Christianity it signifies the faith.

An Irish lucky Penny, which brings great luck to its owner. These lucky pennies feature the Irish harp, Ireland’s national symbol.

The 1-Toea coin, which originates from Papua New Guinea. The butterfly on this coin symbolizes the joy and happiness evolving from things.

5 Pence from the Falkland Islands. The albatross on this coin signifies a happy homecoming and has been a popular motif for seafarers across the world.

The lucky Pfennig, the best-known coin in Germany. According to ancient traditional beliefs, this copper material that this coin is plated with compensates for evil charms and facilitates potency.

The historical Cash coin from Ancient China is often worn as jewellery to bring wealth and happiness to the wearer. This coin is seen as a symbol of wealth worldwide.

Now you know what lucky coins are out there but in the real world the question is is there such thing as luck? You always hear people say oh it must be my lucky day or I am so lucky to have you or I have ran out of luck today… but if you think about it if you are positive, and positive throughout the day and your life you don’t need luck because you’re in control. You don’t need luck to help you with your outlook on life and what you can gain from life, just know what you want, never give up and stay who you are, never change yourself for anyone. When other people treat you poorly, walk away, smile and keep being you. Don’t ever let someone else’s bitterness change the person you are. Be the strong, beautiful person that you are. Luck is just a bonus.

Daily prompt – Luck

Discovery

Discovery

Do you ever go to the beach and look out towards the sea? Do you ever go on a ferry ride or day at sea on the cruise ship and look out to the sea?

When I look out to the sea I think about all the discovery that could happen in the massive sea that is currently infront of me. You think of all the ship wrecks, corals and connections of earth plates that are yet to be inspected or discovered.

At the end of the day it’s not about the massive sea or ocean but the association with the discovery you can find throughout the years and moments of your life because life is full of massive moments.

Recently I have learnt that you should never give up on discovering new things in life and that you should never let people get the better of you. It’s a massive world out there and there is so much for you to discover. One day, you’ll find something that you become content with whether it’s in regards to work, home life, family life or just feeling content in general.

Daily prompt – massive

The Unseen

The Unseen

Definition of unseen (adjective) is to be not seen or noticed.

Synonyms: Hidden, concealed, obscured, camouflaged, out of sight, invisible, not visible, imperceptible, undetectable, unnoticeable, unnoticed, unobserved, covered, masked, shrouded, veiled

As the feature image says ‘hope in the things unseen‘ and in my life I feel like that’s true. I have always said that I don’t go out to look for things in life unless it’s necessary for my success. I believe in the phrase that ‘good things come to those who wait’ and therefore there is hope in the unseen. I feel that the unseen is the things or ones that make your life bright for the future. Recently I have been lucky to have various things and people to come into my life who I never expected to happen or turn up.

If you think that you have no one around, you don’t have a partner, you don’t have the career you want at this moment in time then I can advise you to stay positive. The unseen for me was my career that got handed to me on a plate, the various friends, family and loved ones who have come into my life without me searching for it and the positivity I have had so far in 2017 due to the luck I  have had from the surprises in life.

Also, for all the people I have lost, the people I have left behind and the people I won’t see again; they have all left unseen footprints on my heart. The memories I will always cherish and they will always be remembered.

Daily prompt – unseen

My Window

I’ve not really gone out of the box here with The Daily Post prompt interior but this is a little window into my life and as you can tell I love to travel. Rather than keeping a travel journal/diary of all my travels I buy souvenirs and I have a map on my wall mounted onto a corkboard where I put a pin into every place I have gone to. This is the interior of my bedroom which shows what my life is about… travelling. One of my goals this year is to write about some of my travels, suggestions of places to go and reviews.

I hope my future blog posts about travels will be interesting for you to read and if you have any questions then please feel free to ask.

Have a beautiful, sunshine-filled Monday.

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2017 – new beginnings

2017 – new beginnings

2016 has been a year full of ups and downs and didn’t end the best as my car was broken into but I have a good feeling about 2017. I have made many changes for 2017 to make sure that I have a positive and happy year with little negativity. I’ve set myself goals that I will achieve throughout the year, I’m starting a bullet journal to keep myself more organised in life and a diary to keep track of what my parents are up to alongside my arrangements. I wish you all the best for 2017 and hope you enjoy reading my blog throughout the year.

New Days, New Time, New Moments Ahead Are Waiting For You,
May These 365 Days Light Up Your Life,
Happy New Year!

Daily Prompt to Year

My top 10 things to eat/drink in the USA

My top 10 things to eat/drink in the USA

Hello there, if you don’t know me then there’s only one thing you need to know. I love food and I love the USA, it’s like my home from home. I have been visiting the USA (Orlando, Florida) every year since I was about 6 months old. We don’t go as frequent anymore due to work commitments and other family and travel arrangements that my parents have. We went this year and while my hair dye is curing I thought it would be a good time to write a small list of the top 10 things I make sure I eat/drink every time I visit the USA.

If you have any favourites that you have to try when you go away or wish they imported it into the UK then please feel free to leave a comment below. Be good to see what other people like to try and if it’s something I’ve not tried then I shall put it on my list for next time I visit.

  1. Root beer – I love root beer, this is why it’s on the top of my list. I drink it in moderation now due to dad getting diabetes 2 years ago and need to keep my sugar intake limited. Every restaurant I go to my first question is ‘do you have root beer?’. I always buy a case back with me when I go to the USA, it’s my guilty pleasure.
  2. Dippin Dots – This is the best ice cream I have tasted, it’s cool, inventive, lots of flavours to choose from and we have refillable mugs we take over with us every time we go. Flavours range from Cookies ‘n’ Cream, Banana Split, Mint Chocolate to Rainbow Ice (which I have no idea what it’s meant to taste list but it’s nice!).
  3. Maine Lobster – I love lobster, it’s a luxury food in the UK but in the USA we love to go to Red Lobster (a sit down restaurant with Maine Lobster as their speciality) or Boston Lobster (a buffet style restaurant but a little on the expensive side for a buffet).
  4. New England Clam Chowder – You can’t go wrong with a New England Clam Chowder. It is so tasty I buy a few tins back to the UK.
  5. Denny’s pancakes – They are soooo fluuffffyyy! They are to die for and they have different variations too. Also, I found a Denny’s pancake mix in Walmart so we bought a pack home. I can’t wait to try it.
  6. NERDS – I know you can get these in the UK at certain sweet shops but these you can’t miss. They are little, crunchy, colourful balls of candy. If you can, the NERD ropes are the best (in my opinion).
  7. Turkey Leg – If you go to any Disney park they sell roasted turkey legs at stalls dotted around the park and they cannot be missed. They are massive, tasty and enough to feed 3 as a snack.
  8. Philly Cheesesteak – The best place to have a philly cheesesteak is to go to Charleys that is located in Florida Mall. All their sandwiches are made fresh, along with their fries (don’t call them chips otherwise you’ll get crisps).
  9. Barbeque – the USA is known for their barbeque. Food ranges from chicken to ribs and the best place that I have had a proper American barbeque was in Miami. The restaurant is called Shorty’s Bar-B-Q and is in South Miami but it’s definitely worth a visit if you are down that way. Their food is good value for money and ever so tasty.
  10. Carlo’s Bakery of Cake Boss – So, all my other must haves were things I found early on in my various visits to the USA but this one was from my most recent visit. Have a cake from Carlo’s Bakery of Cake Boss in Florida Mall. His cakes are to die for! If you have ever watched the Cake Boss, the cakes in his bakery are up to those standards and not that expensive. Definitely worth a try.

I hope this has been an interesting read and you try out these and let me know what your opinion of them are. If you have any that you think should be on the list then please comment below, I’m always up for trying new things.