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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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2nd January: A big thank you!

Morning readers,

Was very happy when I see this morning that I had reached fifty followers! Also over 50 likes!

I would like to thank everyone who has taken their own time, to like, comment and follow my blog.

My advice to anyone who would like to start blogging is, take the leap of faith and enjoy it. The reaction you may get could be completely unexpected.

I’m looking forward to seeing how my blog progresses in the future, and where my blogging journey will take me.

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 31st: Goodbye 2020 and Happy New Year!

Hi readers,

Just wanted to do a quick post to say Happy New year!

This year I’m going to have a quiet new year’s eve. I’m going to watch television, put on a skincare facemask and maybe a Malibu and lemonade (or two)

Hope everyone has a safe and healthy new year’s eve and 2021!

Thank you for reading,

Take care and see you next year Lauren x

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December 30: New Year Look Back Tag!

Hi readers,

I think most people have had an unexpected year this year. I thought this blog post would be a final reflection of 2020, then a move on and a clean slate. Also, I want to pick up some postives so I don’t think this year was all bad.

What did you do in 2020 that you’ve never done before?

I travelled to France and stayed in Paris for my twenty-first birthday. Also, I visited Disneyland for the first time.

What was last year’s New Year Resolution, how did you do?

I can’t remember setting resolutions, but I know that I was desperate to pass my driving test. After my sixth attempt, I finally passed during lockdown August 2020.

What would you like to have accomplished in 2020 that you didn’t get to?

Getting through 2020 itself feels like an accomplishment to me. I believe all should focus on what we have accomplished this year, and how well we have dealt with the circumstances.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

It’s a difficult one its either getting my driving licence or passing my first Open University module.

What was the best thing you bought?

It’s going to strange weird, but knitting supplies. This year I learnt to knit, and it has kept me occupied during this year.

Did you travel anywhere memorable?

Paris in January, it seems like a lifetime ago now. I feel grateful that I did have a holiday this year.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned last year.

I’ve learnt never take anything or anyone for granted. The everyday things I have missed during lockdown has been a real lesson of how I should always apricate them.

If you could look back on one memory this year you wish you could relive, what would it be?

The memory I would like to relieve is missing my boyfriend’s birthday due to restrictions.

If you could change anything about the year you had, what would it be?

I don’t like this sort of questions. As I would always say I would change something, but would I be the person I am? I believe everything that happens to you is a life lesson.

Share something you’re looking forward to this year.

The summer and hopefully watching the Coronavirus impact go down.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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27th December: A relaxing Christmas.

Hi readers,

All things considering my Christmas went pretty well. I spent the day with my family. Think I also eat a little too much food.

It seemed to be over within a flash. I can’t believe the countdown is officially over now. It seemed very weird not doing blogmas anymore. Now to look forward to hopefully a better new year.

Hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Christmas.

Wishing everyone the best.

Take care Lauren x

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December 24th: Merry Christmas and end of blogmas.

Hi readers,

Just wanted a quick post to wish everyone a happy Christmas! Can’t believe it’s that time of year again. I’m so proud of posting on my blog every day for twenty-four days. I’ve enjoyed it, and it’s taught me a lot.

It may be quiet this year. However, I’m going to try and make it the best I can.

Wishing for better things for everyone in 2021

Have a safe Christmas and new year guys.

Thank you for reading

Lauren x

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December 23rd: Things you can do on Christmas Eve.

Hi readers,

Happy Christmas Eve Eve everyone! Here are some ideas for activities you can do tomorrow.

Bake- Bake some Christmas treats such as mince pies or cookies.

Watch a Christmas film– There are so many to chose from, have a relax on a sofa with a Christmas film.

Read– Read some Christmas themed books.

Sing and Listen to Christmas Music- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Do some Christmas craft- Colour or create something Christmasy. Papercraft or knitting are my personal favourites.

Have a walk around the local area and see lights on houses- I love seeing the Christmas lights around the Local area.

Do something charitable– Reflect on those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Wish everyone you know a Merry Christmas! This year, it’s so important to keep in touch with others.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren

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December 22nd: Questions about Crohn’s Disease.

Hi readers,

Sorry if it’s not a very Christmas one again.

Today I discovered a website https://www.ittakesguts.org.uk/ and a brilliant idea called In My Shoes. The concept is getting others to understand what it is like to cope with Crohn’s and Colitis. So in light of that, I thought I would answer a few of Googles most searched questions on Crohn’s disease, as best as possible.

How do you get Crohn’s- I think this one is for the medical experts. The possible cause is unknown. Many factors have been researched, such as genetics, diet and environment. No one is one hundred percent sure yet.

What does a Crohn’s attack feel like? It feels like a sharp stabbing pain in my stomach. Also, it makes me extremely fatigued. Trying not to get too graphic but I make many toilet stops if you get my gist.

Cure for Crohn’s disease– Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. However, some treatments and procedures can help with symptoms.

What do I have to avoid with Crohn’s disease? Alcohol, cigarettes and spicy food. I don’t smoke, but I do allow myself a wine occasionally and some spicy food.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren

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December 21st: Christmas unpopular Food Opinions

Hello readers,

Here are some of my unpopular Christmas (ish) food opinions. Hope you enjoy it.

Mince pies are lovely.

Brussels are nice.

I hate creme eggs

Bounty in a celebration tin isn’t that bad.

I prefer savoury to sweet.

Hot chocolate is not nice.

Chocolate ice cream isn’t nice either.

Boxing day food and the leftovers are great.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x