Changes are coming

Hi guys,

Just a heads up, things are going to get really quiet on this page soon. Why?

I’m jumping ship and launching a new blog in two weeks. A lot has changed since I started this blog. My mentality has changed too and this page no longer fits with my message.

I’m still about food, travel and lifestyle, but now I want to talk more about women issues, insecurities, music, cool projects going on in London, current trending topics….plus my obsession with K-pop and K-dramas need an outlet.

I hope when I launch the new blog, you guys continue to follow me. I intend to follow you all and hopefully, you like the new content. I’m currently brainstorming a new name and will link to my new blog as soon as it is up.

Thanks xxx

2016 countdown – Always follow your instincts

Hi guys,

Apologies for the neglect, but a big thank you to the new followers for joining me! This year has been a super hectic year for me, so I’ve neglected my blog a little. I think it’s fair to say that this hasn’t been an easy year. A real test of character and strength for many people, not just because of all the celebrity deaths, terror attacks or Trump.  People, including myself seemed to have really battled life this year. Nonetheless, we are alive to fight another day. So let’s make sure 2017, is kickass and awesome!

With less than seven days left until the end of the year, I thought I would do a countdown of the things that I’ve learnt this year.

Always follow your instincts 

I started 2016 jobless and anxious. I was turning 25 and hadn’t quite found the role I wanted yet. After freelancing, I knew what I wanted to do career-wise. I just didn’t know how to achieve it. Then I got a job which turned out to be career waster. I spent 6 months in a job that had no future. Now, I knew it didn’t after one month in, but I stayed.

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I ignored my instincts in regards to career choice ( AGAIN) and hoped I would get promoted before I left. Big mistake!

Life, like my period, isn’t always predictable and my company ended up dismantling my team. My managers were honest and admitted that weren’t sure what direction, they were going to take the team in. No shit!

So, they were rearranging us and offering us lower paying junior roles. This time, I followed my gut. 2015 me might have been grateful, but 2016 me knows her worth and was like…

“Thanks, but no thanks”

Excellent choice by me! I’ve already fucked up twice accepting roles, I didn’t want so I could have income and be employed. I wasn’t doing it again and now, I’m ending the year in a better company where I’m learning so much. The staff are great and I’m working on such cool projects.

It’s not always easy to do, but following your instincts is one of the best ways to lead your life! If it doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t! If I had stayed in that job for the mileage aka experience. I would have struggled in a couple years time at higher role when I left. I wasn’t learning anything, minus what I didn’t like to do.

Umm…I could have learnt that in a role I love as well.

Thank you 2016 for teaching me that. This is a lesson, I believe God has been trying to teach me for years and I’ve ignored. I’m glad the older me is learning it slowly.

No getting involved in projects I don’t love! No more allowing people I’m unsure about into my life! Everything I do now, I do it with both feet in!  2017 I’m going to start listening to my body more and letting it guide me better.

If it doesn’t feel right, it’s not right!

Never forget!

#AllLivesMatter is a stupid hashtag, stop using it.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard about the craziness that’s been happening in America. Two black men ( Alton Sterling and Philando Castile) killed less than 24 hours apart. What is this world coming to?

My heartbreaks for those people and their families, so many lives lost and families torn apart. Every time I go on social media, I see the video  of Philando Castile bleeding to death and I can’t keep my hands from shaking. It makes me sad, uncomfortable and angry. But do you know what makes me angrier? These silly people who tweet all lives matter to people who are crying out for justice for the innocent black people.

What are you doing?

wyd

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It’s awkward, it hurts, it’s my first smear test..

So I managed to break away from the hectic drama of Brexit and my streams of ‘dislike’ mail to TFL to finally have my first smear test. I’ve been 25 for about 5 months now, but I had been slack in getting it booked. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I was worried about some stomach pains it occurred to me that I need to stop playing with my sexual health.

Worried

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Postcards from……Germany, Cologne

Isn’t it crazy that just last week, I was in Germany walking along the River Rhine? If it wasn’t for the souvenirs and pictures I almost wouldn’t believe I went anywhere.

Weekend trips always fly by so quickly.

Cologne was a very special journey for me. It was my first solo trip and although, it wasn’t a smooth process I really enjoyed myself. It was nice to have a break to think and it helped me feel a whole lot more confident about doing things by myself, not just travelling.

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Alone in the city of Cologne, Germany

 

It is official, I’m part of the Solo Travel gang now.

I’m in Germany, by myself in a Brahaus hiding from the hormonal weather. One minute, I was sunbathing in overwhelming heat and now I’m soaked and freezing. What is going on?

Anyway, enough about the weather. Can I get a big whoop for making it to Cologne? I almost abandoned my Germany solo adventure. Why?

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