Sunday, 25 March 2018

Q+A | LIFE ADVICE + WHY DID I START BLOGGING?


What GCSE's did you take?
Apart from the ones that you had to take which were English, Maths, Science and PE, I took Drama, Food Technology and Business Studies. When I was at school, I never knew what I wanted to do with my life at all so when I chose what subjects I wanted to do I kind of just chose the ones I enjoyed the most. Looking back, I don't know why I wanted to do Business Studies because it's not what I thought it would be at all. I guess because I knew I didn't wanna go through the 'typical' route of going to the university, I thought well I'm going to want to start my own business but I cannot tell you one thing I learned in that subject at all because it was kinda pointless. I don't know if this was down to the teacher I had or what but I learned absolutely nothing.

How do you balance work and friends?
I don't find this particularly hard but I am such a friends person. I love doing thing with my friends and catching up with them. I think I've mastered a good balance to be honest, if I have plans then I make sure I've got everything done so I can do those things with my friends. For example, I'm seeing some friends this evening so I'm writing this in the morning to make myself free.

Would I ever get a piercing?
I think the only piercing I would get is on my lobes/ear. I had my lobes done in two places before but after going to hospital in November, I had to take them out to go for scans which was happening pretty much everyday, so I just left them out and then after my operation I just totally forgot to put them back in but I will get them done again. The only trouble with me is that I hate feeling uncomfortable and I remember how sore the top of my ear was when I had that pierced, so I think I'll wait until Summer and then get them re-pierced.

Is it okay not to know what you want to do with your life?
100%! I think there's so much pressure when you're at school to leave and then go to Sixth Form and then university but as I said before, I knew this wasn't the route I wanted to take. I've always known that I didn't wanna go to university but that's all I really knew. Throughout school, I didn't have a lot of push or motivation with my work and I know that if I was in the mindset I am now then I would of done so much better. I've worked hard and if you work hard then you can do anything that you want to do. People presume that bloggers don't work hard and it all comes easy but I had to do this for two years before I earned a single penny because I used to just enjoy it, it was my hobby and it still is, I just earn a bit of money from it now but I carried on working hard because I thought that it could be something. It's all about consistency and if you have a hobby then you should keep going and keep going. Make the life you've always wanted to live.

Have you got any advice for someone who has trust/jealousy issues?
Yes! I think you have to constantly ask yourself what someone is doing or who they're with then there's definitely a reason for that. It's like that horrible feeling you get in your gut (which I would always trust and listen to) I was in a very toxic relationship before and it was so draining because we had constant streams of communication but it was never portrayed and I knew something was wrong and my gut told me that, and I was correct. I wanted to write a little on this question but if you want to read more about that then you can here.

What is worse, failing or never trying?
I think if it's something you've always wanted to do and you've dreamed about it for ages then go for it. What's the worse that can happen? If you've got a dream or a passion then go for it, if it doesn't work out then it doesn't work out. But I always imagine myself when I'm really old and ask myself weather I'll look back and hate myself for not taking opportunities that are given to me. It's all about confidence as well. Nobody is going to laugh at you for failing, and so what if they do? Everybody has different dreams and ambitions and we all have a right to full-fill them.

When and why did I start my blog?
I started my blog in 2014 and I made it purely just as a hobby. I never thought anyone would read it at the time I made it and it didn't really cross my mind on what could happen if people did start reading it but I've just gone with the flow. The content I make now has changed slightly to what I was making when I first started blogging but I've only ever changed it for me. My audience demographic is far too large to be able to please everyone, you never can. I've always made content that I enjoy to read and that's what I'll always continue doing.

Is it too late for someone to start blogging and be successful? 
I think this all depends on what the person defines as being successful. Also nobody has the right to tell anyone that there's no point them doing it because why not? I would say that there are a lot more people doing this now and kinda going down the social media route with their careers but honestly, I just think it's amazing how many people want to do it now. When I started, there wasn't a lot of people doing this and I started when blogs were becoming a bit more popular. If you have the passion and commitment then go for it because a lot of the time, it's not even about the content it's about the consistency. Nobody has any right to tell someone not to follow their passion, if you have the commitment then I'd say go for it.

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