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January 14th: Book review- The kiss thief L.J Shen.

Hi readers,

Sorry haven’t been blogging that often just been so busy,

I’ve just finished a book, which is also available on kindle unlimited.

The genres of this book are romance novel, new adult fiction and contemporary romance.

This book is full of drama and left me wondering what was going to happen next. It features a nineteen-year-old girl Francesca, who is the daughter of a Mob boss. Then her world is turned upside down when she is forced to marry but is the Senator as bad as he seems.

I would recommend this book. I managed to read it pretty quickly. It seemed just the right length for me.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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4th January: 21 Positive quotes for 2021

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” Unknown

“You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A. A Mine

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” Michelle Obama

You are always stronger and more resourceful than you give yourself credit for.” Rob Moore

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” Dalai Lama

“May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles.” UNKNOWN

Tough times never last but tough people do.” Robert H. Schiuller

“Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.” Charlie Brown

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” Roy T. Bennett

“Positivity always wins…Always.” Gary Vaynerchuk

“Sometimes, we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.” Unknown

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’

Sydney Harris

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden

 “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.” Swami Vivekananda

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” Simone Biles

“I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.” Issa Rae

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug” ~Patricia Neal

Thank you for reading!

Take Care Lauren x

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1st January 2021: First blog post of the year, and my goals for 2021.

Hi readers,

So here it is it’s 2021 and my first blog post. I’m excited about what this year entails.

Last year I didn’t set any goals, so I thought it would get the year to a good start. Here a few ideas that I would like to achieve during this year,

  • Blog– Practice and hopefully get better at blogging.
  • Drink water- My goal is to drink a litre of water a day.
  • Read more– Set myself more free time for reading.
  • Practice knitting– Find some knitting projects and practice.
  • Exercise- Set myself an achievable workout plan.

Have you set any goals for 2021?

How things are at the moment, getting through the day seems like a goal achieved. Take every day as it comes is something I strongly live by.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 20th: How I’m dealing with not getting the Christmas I planned 2020.

Hi readers,

So I don’t think many people are getting the Christmas they planned this year. It hasn’t been an easy year. Now further disruption from announcements of tier four restrictions in the UK. It’s dishearting, but here is how I’m trying to cope and stay positive for Christmas 2020.

Video calling– As I am in a long-distance relationship, I know video calls can be a saviour. It’s comfort. I’m going to try calling and video calling as much as possible.

Trying to distract myself- I’m going to do as many indoor Christmas activities as possible.

Look forwards- There will be hopefully many more Christmases and occasions I will be able to celebrate.

Take one day at a time- When life gets too much I’m always trying to tell myself just take one day at a time.

Accept it’s okay to be upset– I’m not pressuring myself to be completely happy always. Life doesn’t work that way. It’s how I react and pick myself up is the main thing.

Thank you for reading

Take care Lauren x

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December 16th: My story with Crohn’s Disease.

Hi readers,

This blog post will be quite a long one, but I thought it would be a good idea to write about my journey with Crohn’s disease. Sorry if bowel talk isn’t very Christmassy.

I will always remember going back to my last year at school. I was in my lesson, and I remember telling a friend I just didn’t feel right. I was only fifteen, but I felt tired. It was persistent, so I visited the doctors.

Later on, I had a blood test. It didn’t take long for me to get told that I was anaemic. So I was prescribed iron tablets and started taking them straight away.

However, the symptoms didn’t stop. Also, I realised I was developing new symptoms, horrible stomach pain, and diarrhoea.

After going back to the doctors, then the tests started to begin. The doctors were coming up with lot’s of causes to what I was experiencing. The first thing they thought was irritable bowel, then food intolerances and even a rumbling appendix.

I had blood tests, MRI scans and ultrasounds. But nothing, in particular, was found. During the time, I was unable to go to school, and it was taking a toll on my mental health. It felt like I was never going to know what was wrong.

It took around a year, but I finally got the answers when I had an endoscopy.

The doctor then diagnosed me with Crohn’s disease. An inflammatory bowel condition. Even though it is a lifelong condition, treatment can ease symptoms.

After being put on a medication called Azathioprine, it changed my life. At twenty-one, my symptoms are pretty mellow. I do still get a painful stomach some days, but it is much better now than how I was when it first started.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 12th: How I deal with Christmas stress.

Hi readers,

Christmas can be a stressful time, so here are some of the techniques I use to combat that stress.

1. Start early- It saves a lot of worry before the big day.

2. Get in the Christmas spirit- Watch a Christmas movie, create some Christmas crafts or listen to some Christmas music.

3. Talk with family/friends- Keeping in touch is very important at the moment. Speaking any concerns to those I trust always seems to make me feel better.

4. Try to focus on the positive- It can be difficult sometimes to see anything positive, but I find trying to focus on something positive can help my stress.

5. Enjoy the moment- During Christmas time, it seems as though I’m trying to one thing to the next.

Thank you for reading!

Take care Lauren x