Food for the soul: 10 ways to enrich your life

We only live one life, so why make it boring and lifeless? So many people, myself included, spend so much time wallowing over the past and sitting around not doing much with their lives. Not only that, making poor choices and bad decisions repeatedly will set you in a never ending cycle. Here are 10 ways that you can impact your life to make you a much happier person: Continue reading

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Update on Life

What with the recent change in season, I thought I would take this opportunity to basically just fill anyone who is interested in what’s been going on in my life recently. If you have been following this blog (or at least the rare occasions when I actually do blog anything) you will know that I was recently let go from my job. Here’s normally the part where you might expect me to announce that I’ve now found a job and am very happy. However, that is not the case. Reality is, I am still looking for work and I am struggling. I’m pretty much in the exact same place as I was this time last year. Onwards and upwards, and all that, though.

I am also in the process of importing all of my old posts from a previous blog I used to post on, The Drama Student Diaries, but then somewhat abandoned once I had graduated. I made the decision to import all of my previous posts onto this blog as I don’t want some of these older posts to be lost or deleted, as it is my intention to delete this blog and continue to just use this one as my main blogging platform. So, there should be lots more posts for you to backtrack on, should you wish.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about this blog and what kind of content I actually want to be sharing and writing about. A lot of what I write about now is very disjointed and doesn’t really follow a particular pattern. I suppose the only real title you could put to this blog is that it’s an ‘update blog’, much like this post is. I might like to delve into areas which differ from what I’m writing about currently, of which could include lifestyle and beauty. I will be the first person to say that I am now expert when it comes to beauty or makeup but that I do have an interest in it and also an opinion. I’d also like to create more posts in regards to issues that affect everyday people, such as insecurities about weight, self confidence, depression, etc. These are the kind of posts that I think matter the most to a lot of people, myself included, and I want to contribute to the community of writers that choose to talk about issues such as these and more. If you have any suggestions about things that you would like me to talk about too I’d be happy and open to them.

Until next time,

Chloe ♥

I’ve been sacked

Tailing on from my last post about how I currently feel lost and constantly miserable, I was recently sacked from my job and am now unemployed. I have mixed feelings about this, one part of me is happy that I no longer have to go back to my job because I truly hated it and I was miserable there. However, the other part of me hates the fact that I am now back to the same place I was this time last year, struggling to look for work. It’s kind of like a complete circle and I have to start all over again. To be honest, though, I was going to hand my notice in and I’m more frustrated with the fact that my manager got in there before me! Continue reading

Finding your Light

Depression is not a be-all or end-all. There is a light at the end of a seemingly dark and gloomy tunnel; I’ve been there and I am fighting. This blog post speaks truth and wisdom about an illness that so many people still do not understand or know how to confront or discuss with those that it affects. I am incredibly proud of Kirsty as she is proof that with enough determination, will power and positivity, anything is possible. Please give this blog a read, whether you suffer from depression yourself, know someone that does, or would like to educate yourself more about this highly stigmatised illness; you will even see a tiny little snippet from myself hidden in it about my own struggles with this illness. Please also subscribe to this blog as it truly is beautifully written and genuinely comes from the heart, it is always a joy to read.

Shine Your Light

If you suffer from depression, I can imagine that for a lot of the time you struggle to see a light at the end of the tunnel; you have been trapped in this existence for so long you don’t remember what ‘normality’ feels like. I know because I was there. For so long there was no silver lining in sight; no light at the end of the tunnel or any light inside of myself. That had been extinguished a long time ago. In Britain, one in four adults exist like this; with a mixture of depression and anxiety being the most common type of mental illness. Unfortunately, mental illnesses do not discriminate when it comes to age as it is also estimated one in ten children and young adults also suffer. * The pressures children and young adults are under in the twenty-first century are overwhelming. From school, to the…

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I am Miserable

Just by looking at the title of this post, I’m pretty sure you will know how this post is likely to go about and the tone in which it will take.

To cut a long story short: I am miserable. It has come to the point where I find myself feeling more upset and detached from myself than I do actually feeling genuinely happy or content in life. And that shouldn’t be the case, surely? I’m twenty-two and should be loving life right now. I’m young and still have the rest of my life in front of me, yet I feel horrible and lost on a regular basis.

I’ve been considering why I’ve been feeling the way I have for a long time now and I’ve come to the conclusion that the following three obstacles have been major contributing factors to my long-term unhappiness and discontent: Continue reading

Friendship

Have you ever stopped and thought about all the relationships you’ve ever had growing up and the friendships that have grown from meeting specific people, some of whom you might have even considered your best friend? Have you then taken a look at your life now and compared to your life when these people are most significant to you and realise that the vast majority of these people haven’t even crossed your mind in years?

I’ve found myself in this predicament and it wasn’t really until one of these said people suddenly, out of the blue, popped up on Facebook messenger after reading a status I’d posted a few days before about having a bad day at work. And then a nearly two hour conversation happened where we caught up with each others’ lives and where we were and what plans we had. And it was nice. But it also made me quite sad when I tried to remember the last time I actually spoke to this person either online or actually in person, and I honestly couldn’t remember. I felt terrible. How is it you can let people who were once so close to you just slip through your fingers and forget about? Continue reading

I got a job!

After graduating in September and months and months of doing nothing productive with my life, I can finally say that I have got a job! At long last, and I am so relieved.

For the last four weeks I’ve been working at a recruitment agency in Nottingham on a work experience placement that had potential to last up to eight weeks. Well, after reaching the half way mark this week it has been made official and confirmed that my manager would like me to stay on and continuing working on a permanent basis as of March 2nd. I couldn’t be happier, and it finally means I can say goodbye to the dreaded job centre once and for all! I have one more appointment with them before I officially start perm, but after that I never have to set foot inside the place. Thank goodness! Continue reading

Update on Life

It has come to my attention that it has been quite a long time since I last posted on this little blog of mine. Nearly a month, in fact. That is very bad and I am quite upset with myself for having neglected this site for that long. I had actually promised myself that I would post here somewhat regularly and not abandon it, unlike other blogs I’ve created and forgotten in the past. So, he’s a little update post for you to take a gander at. Continue reading