Friday, 25 August 2017

Health and Happiness

Sometimes, we look to the future a little too much for our happiness- we're all guilty of it. It may be as simple as thinking that we'll be happy once we've met a certain person or once we've done a certain thing. The truth is: we're surrounded by experiences that make us happy and by taking our attention away from the now, we're missing out! 

That's why I've decided to make a list of a few awesome things I've done, no matter how small.  Although the future is full of endless possibilities and new experiences, you have already made some incredible memories from opportunities you were lucky enough to grasp in what was then the present. 


Aqua zorbing
Abseiling
Archery
Paintballing
Mountain biking
Ice skating
Winning a ‘good for one go’ voucher at mini golf
Climbing a mountain
Sitting on the edge of an erupted volcano

Walking behind a waterfall
Swimming in the Blue Lagoon
Standing in between the Eurasian and North American plate boundaries
Taking a ferry from Dover to Calais
Seeing ‘The Jungle’ before the migrants were forced to leave
Travelling on a plane for the first time
Visiting Euro Disney
Eating snails in Paris
Climbing the Eiffel Tower
Visiting the Louvre, Notre Dame and Champs Elysee
Sleeping in a tent for a week
Going to a Christian camp
Acting the lead role in a play
Starting a blog
Going to a roller disco
Kayaking
Rock climbing
Losing laser tag
Writing to the Queen
Sailing
Playing rock-it ball
Sleeping in a pigsty
Crawling through a hay bale maze in pyjamas
Visiting more castles than I can name
Riding Europe’s longest roller coaster
Making a jam sandwich blindfolded
Buying food from a service station at 2am
Watching the sun set and rise
Being veggie for two years
Spending the night at an aquarium 

I'd love to hear what you all have on your lists!

Health and happiness,
Marti xxx

Friday, 18 August 2017

Sandcastles in the Sand











A few pictures taken in TintagelPort Isaac, Padstow, Boscastle and The Cornish Coast :)

Health and Happiness,

Marti xxx

Friday, 11 August 2017

Thinking About The Future- An Interview with Bailey

Meet Bailey: Bailey is a student living in some village in the middle of nowhere with an unlikely passion for film and editing.

Bailey's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrbaileydyble/
I met Bailey almost four years ago and was struck by his ability to broadcast and edit videos soundly. We’ve supported each other over the last few years and I could not be happier to introduce you to him. Bailey works tremendously hard to produce quality content for his YouTube channels and is here today to tell us a little about his views on the future and what it brings.

1) Firstly Bailey, if you don’t mind, tell us a little about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

My favourite thing I can do is make movies. The whole process, from the recording to the uploading can never get boring. Apart from that, I
play video games, workout and eat.

2) It’s a common belief that there are three types of people in this world: people who look to the future for happiness, people who look into the past for happiness and people who focus their happiness on the present. Which one would you consider yourself to be?

Id definitely say I live in the now and take happiness from just doing something and getting it done but I do feel it's wrong to regret your past, as that's what got you to where you are today and you should be able to take a level of happiness from it. I can't really say much about getting happiness from the future because apart from with goals and aspirations I don't understand that mindset but happiness from goals happens in the now when you achieve it so my point is now invalid


3) At school we’re always being asked the same question over and over again: ‘what would you like to do when you leave school?’ Do you believe that this is necessary in today’s society? A society where the average amount of jobs held by one person before the age of forty is ten.

Knowing where you want to go is always a positive. If you can define where you want to be then you're halfway to doing it, you'll only have the hardest bit left (which is actually doing it) however not knowing what you want to do can leave you more open to take in suggestions.

       4) Jobs in IT are becoming increasingly popular. Do you think that this will result in the death of traditional jobs like postal workers and solicitors?

Definitely jobs are going to get taken over by robots so the people who once did them get to sit and admire what the world is becoming!

5) At risk of sounding like school, do you have any ideas for what you’d like to do in the future? Do you think that it’s important to have some thoughts on the matter?

I know exactly what I want to do. And it's a bonus to know what you want to do in detail but not knowing isn't a huge downfall because there's always people who'll give their opinions on what they want you to do whatever you want

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions Bailey! 

Thanks for having me! :)

Health and happiness,
Marti xxx

Friday, 4 August 2017

Two Goals for Five Weeks

Read as many books as I feel like reading
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This year I've probably read more books, both big and small, than ever before. I've found so much peace and solitude through reading that it's the thing I've been doing most. However, I don't want reading to become something I have to do. If there comes a time this Summer that I'd rather do something else than read, that I shall. I can become a bit of a hermit sometimes and neglect the rest of the world. This year I've taken media for an option at school and couldn't name any celebrities we were shown. I just don't pay any attention to them which my teacher found funny, although said 'you're seriously going to have to start watching TV this year' ahahah. 




    Give myself lots of creative outlets 


    The problem with my time without a phone earlier this year was that I couldn't take photos on the go- unless I took the camera out with me. I've realised that this is one of the simple things I really enjoy doing and something that brings me immense happiness. I've also rediscovered how peaceful it is to just sit with a pencil, some watercolours or even a word document. Creativity can take many forms and doesn't have to rely on a visual outcome. I've set myself a challenge to put my heart and soul into whatever creative project I embark on, whether that be blogging, drawing or getting my head around Photoshop.





















    That's all for now, two very simple goals that I hope to fulfil. What are yours?

    Health and happiness,
    Marti xx

    P.S.  My review on Love From Lexie got a feature on Cathy Cassidy's blog! You can check it out along with Cat and Sophie's reviews here :)