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5 Changes I'm Making For the Future

It's been a couple of weeks since I turned 23 and it's given me a little time to think about what I want from life. I'm definitely not a teenager anymore, I'm firmly sat in my twenties. I'm an adult and with that comes adulting. I'm definitely not the best at keeping my self-confidence up but I've always been good at deflecting to make it seem peachy, so much so that even after years of friendship, people are only now beginning to notice how difficult I find it.

1. Take Better Care of my Body
It's easy to get trapped in the 'I Wish' mindset about my body when I'm scrolling through instagram, but now I have been gifted a gym membership, I'll be able to actually achieve the goals I desire. Not only does exercising improve you mentally and physically, it helps introduce you to healthy habits and social situations which can be hard at first but will be fruitful.

2. Dress Better
The way I look takes a massive toll on my self-esteem. When I dress in oversized hoodies and sweatpants, I find myself walking around with my head down, hoping to avoid human interaction when I'm out and about but that's not the way too be. It may sound stupid, but doing the little things like putting on that cute pair of dungarees I like or washing my curls so they're defined and putting them into a little pineapple make me happy and I need to do that more.

3. Be my own Hype Man
I have vowed to stop letting that little voice in my head get the best of me. I need a new mantra, one that reminds me that no matter how helpless I feel, I need a mantra that will help me get out of bed in the morning, put a smile on my face and remind me that I am the sum of my all of my parts and not just my failures.

4. Let My Creative Side Take Over
Some of my happiest times have been when I've found a new hobby and I am able to let my creative juices flow and to look at the work I have created. I've started embroidery and water colour and right now, it brings me such peace whenever my mind is in turmoil.

5. Ask For Help
I gets harder, especially when I get older, to ask for help, especially when there is so much pressure in the world to have everything sorted out for ourselves as soon as we leave home. It can be hard to ask for help, but there are always people around who love you and are willing to help you, even if it's just a cup of tea and a listening ear.

Confidence in myself and my abilities are what is going to bring this new year in my life to greater heights than the previous years. Bring it on 2018!
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My Birthday Wishlist (23)

By some sheer horrific twist of fate, my birthday here and I am actually getting older. It has happened almost in the blink of my eye and I can believe I am one year further away my teenage self and become more adulty every day (ew). I hadn't really been in the mood to even think about my birthday so it was a shock when I was suddenly bombarded with the age old question: what do you want?

Clothes: I am always in need of new clothes for various reasons, occasions and seasons. I used to have such trouble shopping because I would buy things that would end up being too big for me and then I would be afraid to send them back, resulting in a closet full of clothes that never saw the light of day and sat in their pristine packaging. Now I'm a little more knowledgeable on sizes etc, I am on the look out for statement pieces and basics that will help out flesh out my closet and what better time to get clothes than your birthday.

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Music & Technology - One can never have too much music and I really miss the days were you'd hit up Virgin music stores and scour through the rows and rows of disks for a bargain. Right now I am positively obsessed with this kpop group called Seventeen. When I was a teen and lived in Asia, I was all about the Korean boy groups, but as time went on I grew out of it. I randomly clicked on one of their videos and I am now obsessed with their music. I have done quite a bit of major hinting about the album, going as far as to watch un-boxing videos and making very loud oohs and aahs, so fingers crossed.
The Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens is a combination of a want and a need. I first bought my Sony a5000 when I wanted to take a stab at photography and wanted something that was good quality like a DSLR but without the DSLR pricetag. I've thus far taken my Sony all around the world with me and it has given me some good photos but I feel like it's time for me to trade up on my lens. I'm looking for something to provide me with some crisper shots and the 50mm has been recommended to me by bloggers who own the Sony a5000 too.

I've also started Twitch streaming so I am in desperate need of a good pair of headphones to stream properly. The only headphones I have make me look like a low budget wannabe pilot.

SEVENTEEN 2nd Album - TEEN,AGE (Ver.WHITE) CD + PosterBuy Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens. from Jessops

Hair & Beauty - I have been going natural after a long period of chemically straightening my hair and nothing burns a bigger whole in my pocket than finding the right product to give my curls back their wow factor. Not only is it hard to find the right product, natural hair products can cost a pretty penny and by the time I find the right one for me, I could be out a good few hundreds. So I am not too proud to ask for some Shea Moisture products for my 23rd. 

Also, what give could do without a little Fenty Beauty on their makeup table. I particularly intrigued by the Killawatt highlighters. I mostly do basic makeup looks but I always make space for highlighter. I would just love to get my hands on some Fenty Beauty. 

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What do you think of my wishlist?