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My quest for happiness and my goal of being a better person

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My Positivity Journey

When I started this blog, I wanted to be a better, happier and more positive person. These blog posts are basically my struggles in the process, but also my determination to keep on going. For me, it’s a also way of checking my progress I guess

Changes and Re-evaluating

I read a brilliant post by A Mozzarella Orange the other day about Mid-Year Performance which prompted me to take an evaluation of my year and blog.

Even though I kept some of my resolutions (I did keep up the fitness), Continue reading “Changes and Re-evaluating”

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The Long Winding Road

I was convinced I was going to die there. There. In the middle of nowhere. No way of letting anyone know where I’d gone or why. No reception to phone for help. No map to find my way home. No one will ever find me here, I thought as I pressed my head against the steering wheel. Oh why did I decide to be spontaneous? What was wrong with good old boring, never taking risks me?

Whoosh.The car shuttered. Continue reading “The Long Winding Road”

Your One Ring that Rules

I take comfort in the fact that even if you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. I wasn’t going to post this as I want to focus on positivity on this blog. The reason I am writing though is because when I started this, I wanted to be honest and every now and again I do have setbacks. This week was one of them. Continue reading “Your One Ring that Rules”

Mary Got Hit By Lightning

Did you hear Mary down the road got hit by lightning?”
I nearly choke on my coffee. “Oh my god, is she okay?” I have no idea who Mary Down the Road is. I don’t know who this shopkeeper is either, but this is the first thing he says as he checks my items at the till.
Ah yeah, sure she’s grand. She was doing yoga”. Continue reading “Mary Got Hit By Lightning”

2015: Year of Grooviness

Happy almost New Year, everyone! :D So overall, how was 2014 for you? Mine was a mixture of very good and very bad but overall, there was much more good and that’s what counts i think :)

As I mentioned yesterday, I love making resolutions and ringing in the new year. But the other day when I was googling “fun resolutions” and I was surprised with the amount of Continue reading “2015: Year of Grooviness”

Hi. Me Again

Hi :D

So I hope you all had a great Christmas and that you’re as excited about the new year as I am. I always look forward to New Year’s- probably because I love making resolutions. It’s a new year; it’s a fresh start- I just love it all. Continue reading “Hi. Me Again”

New Challenges. New Life. New Me.

When I started this blog in April 2013, my goal was to reform my pessimistic ways and become a happier, better person who was a positive influence in other people’s lives. I began by gradually changing my attitude towards life and aimed to get fit through my fitness challenge. This blog definitely helped me retain positivity and to keep on track with my goals Continue reading “New Challenges. New Life. New Me.”

Unique Beauty

When I was younger, I used to constantly compare myself to other girls. I’d flick through magazines and ask myself: why don’t look like her? I’d conclude that I was ugly because I didn’t have eyes like Taylor Swift; I didn’t have lips like Angelina Jolie; I didn’t have hair like Jennifer Anniston, etc. Continue reading “Unique Beauty”

Grief

I’ll never forget the way the light faded from her eyes; the way her breathing gradually slowed until it stopped altogether. And even though I’d known my aunt had been sick for a long time, it was still a shock being there that night when she finally passed away. It was a relief to know that she was no longer hurting but it was hard too- it still is- to adjust to life without her. To realise she’s gone. Continue reading “Grief”

Still Alive

Hi :)

I know it’s been a while but I’m still alive! (thankfully!) I honestly can not believe it’s been so long since my post. Life’s just been so crazy. When I say life, I mean final year college. I think the words are synonyms because my life has been college with little else the past while back. Not sure how healthy that is, but whatever- I’m finished! :D Continue reading “Still Alive”

Tips for Building Confidence

The guys in my class said that I’m like a totally different person this (academic) year- in a good way. According to them, I used to be very shy and wouldn’t really talk to anyone; now I’m much more “out of my shell”. I’ve been reflecting on that and…yeah, I guess it’s true. For a long time, I had very low confidence; Continue reading “Tips for Building Confidence”

Happy New Year!

Just want to wish you all a very happy new year and all the best for 2014! And since I haven’t been on this for longer than I’d realised… happy belated Christmas too! Continue reading “Happy New Year!”

Don’t be Taken for Granted

So I spent a big portion of yesterday helping a friend of mine to install a certain programme on his computer. It’s a horrible thing to install; I know this from my own personal experience with it last year. Continue reading “Don’t be Taken for Granted”

Hi again

I honestly can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve logged on here! My god, it’s true what they say about how time flies! But anyways, I hope you are all keeping well and that all is fine and groovy :) Continue reading “Hi again”

Accepting Self/ My Struggle to Talk

I did a public reading today. Might not seem like that big of a deal but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while ‘cept I’ve always put if off. Because of my speech. Continue reading “Accepting Self/ My Struggle to Talk”

Controlling the Darkness

I really hadn’t been feeling like myself the last few days. On paper I should have been happy: high grades in college; interesting job that I love; lots of new friends. Yet somehow I felt sort of… empty inside, like there was something missing. Continue reading “Controlling the Darkness”

In the Tearoom

Never doubt the kindness of strangers. I know I had a post not too long ago with the same opening line (and coincidentally a similar title), but it’s true- the kindness of total strangers never ceases to amaze me. Continue reading “In the Tearoom”

Steps on the Road of Becoming an Optimist

Someone called me an optimist the other day; that’s new. I used to be the most pessimistic person I knew (quote: “It’s a nice day outside? Ughhh now I can’t stay inside all day and play computer games. Total mega sadface!”). Yikes! :P When I started this blog, I planned on changing that and I believe I finally have obtained a positive attitude.

So I thought I’d post some steps I took in the road of developing a more positive attitude: Continue reading “Steps on the Road of Becoming an Optimist”

Finding My Place

Okay so I know I haven’t logged in for a few days but it’s been a random sort of week. I couldn’t do my fitness challenge at the start due to “unforeseen circumstances”, though to be fair I’m not sure how unforeseen said circumstances were; Continue reading “Finding My Place”

Panic Attacks

I’ve finally finished my exams and I must say the last three weeks are definitely ones I would not want to revisit if I had access to a time machine. Even though I was happy overall with them, these past weeks have been so stressful. The last few years, I’ve been dealing with panic attacks and they were pretty bad this year. Continue reading “Panic Attacks”

Refusing to Succumb to Pessimism

I must say, this blog has really helped me to stay positive and optimistic- I want to thank everyone who left lovely comments and liked and followed me. I really appreciate it- you guys are awesome :) Continue reading “Refusing to Succumb to Pessimism”

Facing Fears and Smiling

I did some volunteering work the other night- at a youth club in the same village as my old school. Ever since I’ve finished school, it’s always felt weird being back in that area. And not in a good-weird sort of way either. Continue reading “Facing Fears and Smiling”

Confessions of a Reformed Pessimist

Up to relatively recently, I would have counted myself as quite the pessimist. There’s no point in denying it. For example, a friend of mine made me the most delicious cake for my birthday last year (seriously, it tasted like happiness!) and I was just there wondering how long it would be before I dropped it all over my dress. I find that strangely funny now looking back :P

    Continue reading “Confessions of a Reformed Pessimist”

Things get better

I’ve been debating whether or not to post this or not, because I know it’s not gonna be that easy for me to write. But the reason why I am is because if there’s anyone reading this who’s feeling in any way unhappy or unappreciated, I want you to know things will get better. It may not seem that way now, but they will, trust me. Continue reading “Things get better”

Hello World :)

Hi :)

Okay, so this is the first time I’ve ever done a blog or anything like it so apologies if it’s all over the place or whatever. Prefer to stay anonymous so let’s just say my name is QcatQwerty. Right so where to begin… Continue reading “Hello World :)”

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