My hair saviour!

Ok so for me there’s not many hair products that impact me that much that I keep going back…but Aussie, now this is something I will always go back to.

I first discovered Aussie when I was at Uni. My hair was very damaged due to dyeing it so much since I was 13, to the point where ‘good condition’ was a distant memory. So being the girl I am (who had recently received her student loan), I went to Boots and basically picked up anything I could in the hope of restoring my hair’s health. Hair masks, deep conditioners, hair oil…basically anything and everything. Among these products was my hair holy grail! The Aussie 3 minute miracle reconstructor.

So basically after trying most of the other products and having very little results, I decided that this product would be the next I tried so one day after work I decided to chuck some on my hair while it was still dry and sit with it on for about 10-15 minutes. Best. Decision. Ever. My hair felt so much better already! It only took a couple more times to get it back to a good condition, and it felt amazing.

However that wasn’t the most impressive rescue mission from this product. The second time, it saved me from the Blue lagoon (I know the saying is the black lagoon but I literally mean the blue lagoon…in Iceland). Anyone who has been to the blue lagoon, knows that if you get your hair wet it can damage it…massively. Its something to do with certain levels in the water being high which causes your hair to stiffen, and therefore you should use loads of condition when you get out…which I didn’t do, as I was unaware of this at the time. Anyway so as soon as we got home I basically did the same thing that I did while I was at university, and hey presto the miracle that is Aussie prevailed again!

So basically this is now my go to hair product, and I would personally recommend it to anyone!

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Make your own path

There’s a quote I come across a lot when looking at traveling, it goes…

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldorf Emerson 

I find this quote really inspiring both for travelling and home life. For travelling I like the idea of going where no one else has gone before me. Like a astronaut exploring space. In my eyes why should we do the same thing day in day out, when we have the whole world at our feet to explore and just live. I think that’s one of the reasons why I fell in love with Iceland so easily, it gave me a sense of freedom to discover something new and I love that.

On the other hand though like I said I can also apply it to home life. Like I’ve mentioned before I’ve never really been career minded, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t seen the right career choice. Maybe if I created my own career (i.e make my own path) then I’d be career driven. It’s just finding something I really love doing, something that I’m unbelievably passionate about. Anyway I’ll keep wandering the earth, trying to find out how to create my own path. One day.

30 Goals for 30 days!

  1. Write more
  2. Make better drinks at work
  3. Be more sociable
  4. Visit more places in Yorkshire
  5. Take more photos
  6. Cook more
  7. Try new recipes
  8. Pay off a big bill
  9. Get a new tattoo
  10. Sell more on Ebay
  11. Clear out my room
  12. Watch a new film every week
  13. Finish Tuesdays with Morrie
  14. Buy flowers
  15. Start planning my trip to Europe
  16. Book my flights for my Third trip to Iceland
  17. Organise my new Photography Project
  18. Take a Photography Course
  19. Be more confident
  20. Tell more bad jokes
  21. Meet new people
  22. Smile more
  23. Be more positive
  24. Attempt to cleanse my insides once a week
  25. Eat more fruit
  26. Do light exercise
  27. Block unwanted emails
  28. Change my blog layout
  29. Paint
  30. Throw out old clothes!

10 things that make me happy!

  1. Food. I love food, even when I’m down it can make me happy. Especially chocolate cake…with cream…and marshmallows. Yeaahhh. 
  2. Films. I have a huge obsession with films. All variety’s, even the occasional documentaries. I like films with information in too, so I can learn new things as I’m being entertained. So films about the war, or even the stock market interest me.
  3. Emoji’s. I’m an apple user, and one of the biggest upsides of that is the built-in emojis. I love them! I use them in most messages, to cheer people up or even to be cheered up. My favourite one at the minute has to be the skull 💀. Just because sometimes I have no response, or I like to show that I’m done with the conversation.
  4. Facetime. Linking to the previous ‘apple praise’, facetime is also a built in app I love. Sometimes just a phone call isn’t enough, and I like the feeling of hanging out with someone without being physically present. Especially when your either ill or just down.
  5. Coffee. This is a relatively new thing that makes me happy. Because although I’ve worked with coffee since I was 16 I never really drunk it. However recently I’ve been drinking it more, and it gives me a nice boost to start my day.
  6. Photography. I’ve always liked doing this, but recently I’ve begun to attempt making it more professional, I’m just starting out but for the minute it’s making me happy. So I’ll see where that ends up. Here’s a link to the Facebook page if your interested. www.facebook.com/NJOramPhotography
  7. Travelling. Although I have plans to travel, right now I’m only talking about Iceland. I’ve been to Iceland twice now and each time I fall in love. The atmosphere, the environment, the people, everything. In the future I genuinely think I’d move there.
  8. Driving. I know I’ve only been driving for a few months, but if i ever feel like i need to get out…my car is always there. Ready and waiting to take me as far as my petrol tank will allow it. It’s a permanent escape route.
  9. My guinea pig. I have a few animals in my house, but the one that makes me happy most right now is my guinea pig. I mean I love my cat to pieces but…I doubt he feels the same. But with George I can get him out and all he’ll want to do is cuddle. Which is perfect when you have a anti-social cat…
  10. Mitch Albom. I know I talk about his work a lot on my blog, and also throw in his quotes but the books he writes are just…brilliant. In a way he clears my mind, and I can’t wait to start the next one. My only question is who do I move onto after I’ve read them all.

Innovation over Creativity

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

— Theodore Levitt

In my opinion I think I’m quite creative. I’m creative in the sense I can make things, write things and maybe even see things others wouldn’t. However what I do lack majority of the time is Innovation. You see, I may notice opportunities where creativity is needed but then I fail to act upon them. So to state the obvious it holds me back…quite a lot.

I’m still trying to work on my new years resolutions and one of them was to improve myself. I’ve always thought that the first step to improvement was noticing the issues and this is one of them. Soooooo now I just need to work on it.  In the next few months I hope to start my own YouTube channel, I already have the layout for it and also some video ideas. But there’s one thing stopping me. What to upload for my first video?

I had a couple of ideas, one of them being a thirty-second video of me pretending to do a tutorial of how to eat a starburst with a funny accent, but then my mind starts thinking. What will people think? This will be their first impression of me, and I don’t want to mess up already. Ahh the issues of having a woman brain.

Overall I just want to start doing things, not just dreaming of them. So I think I’m just going to set a deadline to upload the first video and go from there. If all else fails the first videos that go up will be vlogs from my second trip to Iceland. I’ll just have to see how it goes…fingers crossed.

Dream One

One of my biggest dreams at the minute is to go travelling. This could be due to wanting to escape from other things right now, but it’s mostly about seeing the world and realising that there’s more out there then the mundane lives we lead sometimes. Not only that but in my opinion getting away from reality and seeing the beauty of the world, often allows us to see the beauty of our own lives.

I’ve read many stories about how people realise who they are while travelling, or even who the want to become… that’s not to say it’s the reason I want to do it. I prefer to be on the road exploring, because in a way I am writing my life story everyday and I’d prefer to be moving while doing it. Even if I’m not necessarily moving forward I’ll be happy. Though some would see that as procrastinating instead.

I don’t really have a set route planned out of where I’m going or in what order. However this will probably change once I have money saved and it actually seems like a possibility. Of course I have places in mind that I want to visit and even some to revisit, as I didn’t exactly pay attention to the culture of them when I was younger… well not as much as I would now.

My main plans will be to look over areas that have history for example Germany, Ukraine and America. Then also go on to look at areas of pure beauty like Italy, Switzerland and Amsterdam. Finally going back to places I visited mainly when I was younger like Cyprus, Crete, Portugal and finally back to the last place I visited Iceland.

Hopefully I will have enough money someday to make this dream a reality, but until then I shall carry on exploring England as much as I can.

“It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be. But you grab a moment, or you let it pass.”” – Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper.