I’m Feeling Twenty-Two💃

So I am officially twenty-two years old! Wooooohooo I’m officially old and greying…

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I feel like twenty-one was one of my most successful years and I had so much fun with it. I tried so many new things and let go of a lot of things that were holding me back.

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I also learnt how important it is to say “thank you for your apology” instead of “it’s okay” when someone apologizes because when you say it’s okay it makes the person think that what they did is okay. I know this doesn’t work for all situations like if someone bumps into you please don’t say “thank you for your apology” but it really makes sense for some things and I think it’s important to know your value.

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I also took some time this year to really focus on myself and what I want and I’ve realised that it is important to be selfish sometimes and do what makes you happy. I have really tried to work towards my bigger goals.

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As for this blog and my social media pages I am happy to report that they have grown a lot and I was able to talk to so many amazing people and meet so many new people this year which in my opinion is the best part of blogging. I seriously so look forward to your comments!

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Thank you all for making 21 so much fun for me and let’s hope 22 is even better!

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5 Cofacilitations And A Presentation

So thankfully my semester is almost over which means I’m done with my cofacilitations and presentations. I have a really hard time with these as I’ve told you guys because I am one of those people that is just not great at speaking in public or to groups.

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So two of my cofacilitations I did on my own which I actually prefer because I’m kind of a perfectionist and like to be in control…

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I had to do the other three cofacilitations and the lecture presentation with other people and the majority of them went pretty well. One of the people I had to do the cofacilitation with turned out to be an arschloch while the others were really nice.

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I did well in all of them except one seminar cofacilitation where no one had read the stuff and no one was answering the questions we had and it was just super awkward and weird.

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The lecture presentation went better then last time and I did pretty well in it.

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Anyway I’m just happy I’m done with them although now that I’ve done them a couple of times they’re not as scary anymore and I kind of know what to expect and how to handle certain situations.

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Hope you guys enjoyed this little update sorry I haven’t been able to do more but…

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Another Scary Experience!

A lot of universities need students to do co-facilitation’s which is when you teach the seminar for one class. My university is one of them. I have five of those to do this semester and I just finished my first one yesterday and I thought I would tell you guys about how it went!

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Firstly, the seminar topic I was doing was about Kenya so I at least I knew what I was talking about and I didn’t have to do a ton of research on the topic.

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So it started with me having to explain the two articles which was alright because I had written notes on what I had to say and kind of just read from the paper. The only thing was I was a little red in the face, kind of looking down while reading and not making too much eye contact. But I don’t think it was that bad.

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Then I had to ask question which I had prepared which was a little scary because sometimes people just stare at you and no one answers.

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Luckily this class was not like that and people participated and answered a lot which was so great. That was a big load off my chest.

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Plus, the professor was SO sweet and helpful. He would always chime in with helpful questions, answers and information. I thought that was nice because some TA’s/Professors don’t do that and you’re kind of just left hanging.

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I was super anxious the whole time obviously but it was 50 minutes and I somehow got through it without totally freaking out.

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After the class my professor talked to me and told me I did a good job which was so nice of him. I got my results for it and I got 9/10!

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I’m glad I have these co-facilitation’s because I’m hoping they’ll help me get over my anxiety a little and be better at being in charge and talking to groups of people.

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Well that’s where my story ends. Have an awesome weekend guys!

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A Broken Bed, Vegan Ice Cream And A Photo Booth

I have had a very interesting day today to say the least… I thought I would share it with you guys since I wanted to start sharing more about what’s going on with me on this blog.

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So I wake up in the morning and my bed literally falls apart. Like literally I sit up and boom it falls. It does do that sometimes because it’s kind of broken but I had just woken up and I was super shocked and decided I needed to do something to fix it.

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So I spent like half the day tightening all the screws and duct taping everything together. It sounds not too difficult but it takes forever and is exhausting when you really do it.

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After I was done with that I was like you know what I deserve to have a fun afternoon and ended up going out with my sister. We passed this place called Rolly Polly Cow which used to be my favourite ice cream place before I went vegan. My sister and I were talking and I was like damn I wish they had vegan options I would so get some and just as I said it I read that they had just started a vegan menu! I was so super excited you have no idea how happy I was!

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Of course I had to try it and we ordered the one with the most chocolate because duh!

Doesn’t it look like the most delicious thing ever because it sure tasted like it!

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Next we went to the photo booth and took some pictures which came out pretty cute but not as cute as I had hope… but that was because of my face 😂

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It ended up being a better day then I expected to be honest and I’m glad we decided to go. I needed that!

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My Scary Experience

So today I had this presentation for my piracy class which was super scary!

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I really like the class but I just really hate presentations because I have anxiety as it is I don’t need it to be made worse with worrying about talking in front of a bunch of people.

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Also for some reason (probably because it’s such a fun class) everyone always shows up so there are at least like fifteen to twenty people there.

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And I am really not a fan of speaking in front of people especially if there are more then ten people. Plus, two of the people who were supposed to present with us could not make it.

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It was a pretty scary experience and I stuttered and stammered and rambled A LOT.

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But it was also kind of fun and I think it went pretty well for a first presentation. I learnt a lot from the experience and hope to do better the next time I have to present (which I’m hoping is never!)… maybe next time I’ll be less freaked out I hope…

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Hope you enjoyed hearing about my little experience and let me know in the comments below how your first presentation went!!

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How To Get More Followers On Instagram For Free

I recently started using Instagram and picked up on some ways on how to get more followers and I thought I would share it with you guys!

Be Active- try to make sure you like, follow and repost others posts as well as leave positive comments. This will help people notice your page and more people are likely to follow it.

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Post Regularly- If you’ve been on Instagram for a while you know that even if you don’t post for a day you’ll start losing followers so try to post as regularly as possible to avoid losing followers and gaining more on a regular basis.

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Don’t follow to unfollow- Seriously everyone hates those people that follow and and unfollow people on Instagram. Most people have apps to get rid of unfollowers anyway so it’s really not going to help you plus it’s just a crappy thing to do and people will not only unfollow you back but probably end up blocking you.

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Tags- Make sure to use a good amount of both popular and less popular tags to attract more people to your page. You can find the tags on Google but make sure you use tags that are relevant to your post and not just random.

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Be Genuine- Post about things you genuinely like and want to post about instead of posting about something everyone else is posting about. Sometimes it’s really helpful to be unique and different and it will actually attract more people to your page. Plus, people can tell when you’re passionate about something and it will make them appreciate your posts more.

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5 Ways To Make Your Blog Look More Professional

You do not need to necessarily have a super professional looking blog but it would help increase both traffic and followers. It would also help if you are thinking of attracting sponsors or working with other blogs as more companies are likely to work with you if you have a very professional looking blog. Anyway, here are some tips that might help you out

1. Edit- One of the first things people tend to notice is whether or not your post has been edited. It may not seem like a big deal and it may seem like your writing is fine but a lot of times when you reread your post you will find little mistakes you didn’t even realize you had made. Make sure to read through it at least once to check for spelling errors and grammar mistakes. A well edited post shows the reader that you have put a lot of work and effort into it and looks really professional.

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2. Use High Quality Pictures- To make your posts seem more professional be sure to use high quality images.  It looks much more professional and you’ll be more likely to get sponsors or companies that want to work with you.

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3. Create Social Media Pages- Advertise your blog on social media. Most professional blogs do tend to have social media pages such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Another really great place to create a profile on is LinkedIn. Here you can broaden your professional connections and also find jobs.

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4. Organize Your Blog- If you want your blog to look professional you have to make sure it is well organised. Make sure it has specific categories and tags the reader can use to find specific posts.

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5. Sound Professional- This sounds a little obvious but try to sound professional by doing things such as avoiding too many contractions. I am totally guilty of breaking this rule and I tend to use contractions a lot but this is where editing comes in. When you reread your post make sure to get rid of any contractions that are unnecessary or anything that doesn’t sound professional.

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500th Post

So according to my stats this is officially my 500th post!

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I know I’m as surprised as you are! I honestly can’t believe I’ve posted so much and I can’t believe people have actually viewed them. I know I say this a lot but when I started this blog I honestly had no idea where it was going or if anyone would even read it. But apparently you guys did!

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I want to thank everyone who has followed me, liked or shared my posts, commented on my posts or even just viewed any of my posts!

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This blog wouldn’t be what it is today without you guys so thanks for all the support and I hope you continue supporting it!

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Let me know in the comments below what your favourite post has been so far!!

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Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For Halloween

Just in case you still don’t know what you’re going to do for Halloween…

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My 5 Favourite Halloween Makeup Looks

These are so amazing wanted to share them with you guys! I always admire people who can be so creative with makeup especially when it comes to Halloween makeup. Hope you guys like them as much as me and maybe find something to go as for Halloween!

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