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Sunday, 26 March 2017

The 52 Lists Project // Week 12

Good morning! You may have noticed that I didn't post week 11's list and purely and simply it's because I was in the depths of essay writing and last week's list didn't really speak to me so I've decided to cheat a bit and skip it! On the plus side my two philosophy essays for this term are now in and my 7,000 history one is so nearly done which means that I'm going to dedicate some time this week to a good old catch up post because I feel like I haven't properly written here in forever.

This week's prompt is "List your best qualities" and I think that this is a really important one because we so often put ourselves down or, being British, feel that we're being arrogant if we stop to admit that there's anything good about us at all when of course there is and it's so important to remember it!

So, while this wasn't the easiest list to write, it gave me a boost to put it together so here are what I think are my best qualities :: 

  • I'm resilient, organised and hardworking - You'll very rarely find me giving up on something or not putting my all into it if I'm committed and it's something I really want. 
  • I'm trustworthy, reliable and caring - Friends and family are the most important thing in my life and I will always be there for them if they ever need me.
  • I'm generous - With the exception of sharing food (side note: if I share food with you, you know I really love you!), I like to think that I'm a generous person be it with my time or gifts, it makes me so happy to surprise people with a letter, card or something little like a coffee or cake if they're feeling down. 
  • I'm loving - This is something that my Mum's always commented on as one of the things that she loves about me most - that I have so much love to give. I'm definitely selective with who I give it to but if you have a place in my heart then you well and truly do, no question about it. 
  • I'm curious - Not about all things but definitely about people and I like nothing more than learning all about my friends and family!
  • I'm passionate - If I invest my time into something, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'm incredibly passionate about it. It's funny because some things don't interest me at all but others give me so much excitement and fill me with bounds of inspiration.

What are your best qualities? 

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The 52 Lists Project // Week 10

My friend Susie came to stay with me in Exeter for a couple of days this week and it was brief but lovely to catch up with her. She's such a good egg and someone who I can talk to about absolutely anything so that definitely brightened up my week amidst reading, essay writing and yet more reading!

This week's prompt is "List the things you should ignore." and writing it was a great reminder of how precious my time is and how pointless it is wasting it on these following things ::

  • The opinions of those who don't have my best interests at heart
  • Social media (not entirely but much more than I do at the moment)
  • My dress size/how much I weigh
  • The voice in my head that puts me down and tells me I'm not good enough
  • Things which I have no control over
  • People who just want to bring others down
  • Time-wasters 

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet as I think those things all speak for themselves - I hope you're having a lovely Sunday, whatever you're up to! 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The 52 Lists Project // Week 09

Happy March everyone! I for one am incredibly glad that Spring is around the corner now and we can hopefully wave goodbye to the cold and dark weather we've had of late. Much like last week, this week has been full of reading and beginning to write essays for me so not all that exciting - although I had a really fun night out on Friday with some of the nicest girls which was great.

This week's prompt is "List the things you treasure most." and, while people are far more important to me than things could ever be, there are a few things I hold very dearly to my heart and here they are ::

A few of my most treasured things featured in one photo - birthday cards, my watch and ring

  • Photos
  • Diaries I've written in 
  • An amethyst and white gold ring my Mum gave me for my eighteenth birthday (amethyst is my birthstone so it was such a lovely present)
  • White gold hoop earrings my sister gave me for my eighteenth birthday
  • A white gold crucifix necklace my godparents bought me for my First Holy Communion (can you tell I'm a silver and not a gold person at all?!)
  • The books that fill my bookshelves
  • Birthday cards and letters that people have written me over the years - I've still got some from my seventh birthday so you could say I'm a bit of a hoarder... 
  • My rose gold Michael Kors watch which my Mum gave me for my seventeenth birthday
  • My Olympus Pen camera

As you can probably tell from this list, I'm incredibly sentimental so it's really things like cards and photos and jewelry that are very special to me which I treasure. It's nice to look at these things and feel comforted in the reminder that I have wonderful people in my life and amazing memories, so even in thinking about things it comes back down to people being my most treasured thing in my life, and I think that's exactly as it should be.

What things do you treasure?
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