Monday, August 17, 2015

The Land Of Fiction

I always wondered why I had such a love of films, books and tv shows and recently I think I've figured it out. The land of fiction is so much more interesting than the land of reality. Honestly, I don't know if this is such a good thing for me as once I get even a taste of a fictional world, I get completely sucked in and become obsessed with it. For example, I much rather think about the wizarding world of Harry Potter than what I'm going to do with my life.

I really do believe that these world of witches, wizards, vampires, shadowhunters, werewolves, love, adventure and what not are taking over my life. My mind is constantly thinking of these places from movies and books that I sometimes forget to live my own life. So now I'm an eighteen year old who is happiest spending all day every day watching Disney films or catching                                                                                                              up on the latest episode of 'The Originals'                                                                                                                while the world passes me by.

By getting absorbed into these worlds I can forget my own problems or my own life and start obsessing over the problems of the characters even though THEY ARE NOT REAL! Just yesterday I watched Beauty & The Beast for the first time in years and now it's all I can think about. The story, the characters, the songs. While I love this obsession with fiction and stories, sometimes I do worry that it will take over my life to the point where I won't even care about what happens in my life but rather care about these characters and their worlds and problems more. I don't know. Maybe I'm being dramatic and should embrace this passion.

Do you ever get completely absorbed into the world of fiction? To the point where it's all you think about? I'd love to hear your opinion and personal experience. Leave a comment below.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Entering The Adult World

As of the 30th of July 2015, I am a fully fledged adult of 18 years. This sounds surreal to me because I still feel like a little kid watching cartoons and eating too much chocolate. Honestly, I know that it is time for me to grow up and start acting like an adult but I find it hard to let go of my childhood and start accepting responsibilities.
New Phone!

New hair!
My birthday itself was a great day. My three best friends surprised me by coming over with presents and cake. Their gifts were so thoughtful and amazing and I'm so grateful to have friends like them. My parents for my birthday bought me a new phone which I desperately needed. I got the Samsung Galaxy A3 and am completely in love with it. I also took a big risk and decided to get blonde highlights put into my hair which I do like but is taking some serious getting used to!

As I have said, getting older scares me. I don't enjoy going out and getting drunk like a lot of other 18 year olds and don't feel ready to tackle the big bad world on my own just yet. However, now that I am 18, I have comprised a list of things I want to do to ease my way into 'adulthood'.

1. Eat healthier and not just chocolate and sweets 24/7
2. Actually do some exercise (btw walking to the shop to buy food does not count!)
3. Learn to drive (I'm not too good yet)
4. Stop wearing childlike clothes
5. Go to a nightclub
6. Try drinking alcohol (that's right I have only ever sipped it once or twice)
7. Make an effort to change up hair
8. Say yes to more things!

So there you have it. I can't promise that any of these things will actually stick seeing as I have just eaten a fudge brownie (it was a birthday present!). As much as I hate to admit it, growing up is something we all have to do. The thought of making a life for myself scares me. But anyway, maybe if I can start acting like an adult I will become a respected adult without even realising.

Any advice on how to be an adult? How do you feel about growing up? Leave a comment below.