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Hello March

I literally can't believe I am sat writing this on the first day of March. January and February have absolutely flown by, but it's safe to say 2015 is shaping up to be one of the best years of my life. I have never really been a big believer of the whole "new year, new me" mantra, but bizarrely that is exactly how I would describe the transformation that my mind has undergone over the past two months and the path my outlook has journeyed on in such a short space of time is greater than I ever imagined.

I've decided to compile a little list of the changes that I have noticed in myself and hope to maintain over the next ten months.

1. Positivity -  I always wanted to recover, to be happy, healthy, positive, but after having spent so long living such a unhealthy lifestyle fuelled by relationships and friendships with detrimental influences it became hard to imagine living a life any other way. But positivity cannot come from any external force, it has to come from within yourself. To change your mind you have to want to change your mind, and work bloody hard at it every single day until finally you are back in control of yourself. We view the world the way we choose to, and I choose positivity.

2. Failure - A word I have been irrationally frightened of for longer than I care to admit. However, I have learnt that failure is not defined by an inability to complete something, failure is an inability to try something, to push yourself harder and further than you ever imagined. Staying in your comfort zone means you will never succeed in something new unless you open yourself up to the prospect of failing at it first. What defines us isn't our falls, it's how well we rise afterwards.

3. Determination - I am too determined to be defeated. Although determination is always a trait I have possessed, it is something that has been heightened to a whole new level over the past two months. It's so easy to confuse determination with obsession and obsession is drilled into us as a negative trait to chase. What I have learnt is that obsession is the word that lazy, negative and jealous people use to describe dedication. I am not obsessed with my health or my body or working out, I am dedicated to living a pure and healthy life.

4. Friendships - My friends mean the world to me. It's hard leaving school, leaving normality, uprooting yourself and beginning your life again in a whole new city. It was even harder for me because I did it three times. I left school, moved to London, moved to Manchester School of Art and then moved again to the University of Manchester. For a long time I felt very lost, feeling so unsettled made me wary to open up or become close to anyone for the fear that I would invest so much in them and then have them no longer be a part of my life any more. One friend in particular has been there for me through thick and thin, I love her like a sister and although we have both had our fair share of ups and downs I wouldn't change any of it for the world because being on this journey together has only made our friendship stronger.

Here's to an amazing year of 21st celebrations, health, lifelong friendships and happy memories,

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  1. This was such a lovely post, I can totally relate to this post :)

    annaboho.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw thankyou lovely I'm so glad you could xx

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  2. this is such an optimistic and inspiring post:) xx

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  3. A beautiful post, really made me smile :) I'm all about embracing the positivity and appreciating good friends. x

    lissyhayes.co.uk

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    1. thank you!! such a lovely comment xx

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  4. Loved this and good on ya for taking the effort to change your outlook! It's amazing what a little positivity can do for your overall health and balance in life. :)

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  5. Love how inspirational this post feels - definitely need to get a more positive mindset! I'm still recovering from my ex breaking up with me - so I'm trying hard to have a good mindset!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw thank you so much!! i really hope you feel better soon xx

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  6. A very inspirational post. It feels good when you have control over how you live your life. It sounds like you have found a good way to change things and have a more positive outlook.
    All the best.

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  7. I love posts like this :) these past two months have gone incredibly fast, and now that I have a blog myself It's going even quicker... maybe its the fact I have a pass time now haha :) x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  8. I keep telling myself I'm 'desperate' to improve my lifestyle, but I mustn't be. I haven't done anything towards it, have I? I've always lacked determination and persistence, but I'm choosing to work on it. I know I'm only 13, (trust me, it's drilled right into my little brain!) but I feel unhappy with my lack of emotional control, overall health and lifestyle. What did it take for you to push yourself and go, 'No, seriously, I need to do this.'?

    - Manna :D
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    1. It's a very hard thing to do but i wish you all the best in doing it! xx

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  9. I love your optimistic attitude, keep it up! X

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  10. it's good to reflect on the past and see the changes. I also can't believe it's March already as well!!

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    1. i know this year is just flying by! xx

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  11. So lovely to see such a positive post! Despite hardships, it's really inspirational to see you've come through it all and a little self reflection like this helps us to put it all into perspective. Glad you're much happier now!

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  12. Great post! I hope this year is everything that you want it to be xxx

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  13. I am so with you! 2015 has been a real change and so amazing for me too! I've had failures already as well, but the successes and experiences totally weigh them out completely! Glad you're having a great start to the new year lovey xx

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com

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  14. Congratulations! Keep up the good work! These past two months did fly by! www.dressdynamic.blogspot.com

    Stephanie

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  15. I was actually shocked as well that March was upon us because it seems like January & February just flew by so quickly! I love this post & you're adorable (followed you on Insta) xx, Ada

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    1. I know its gone so quickly hasnt it! awww thank you so much xx

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  16. I was actually shocked as well that March was upon us because it seems like January & February just flew by so quickly! I love this post & you're adorable (followed you on Insta) xx, Ada

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  17. awesome post! Being positive is everything and yet so hard sometimes. It's great that you've learned how to achieve that mid set!

    Giselle | Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams

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  18. really like this post ! It so inspiring to see where you were and where you are! Lovely to see it have goals and are able to reflect. I think its something I should do more of! xx

    livrhmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. So positive, so lovely! I love it xx

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