Sunday, 31 January 2016

Monthly Memories: January


I don't know about you, but I usually class January as my 'detox month'. It marks the beginning of a brand new year, and I feel that means that it's time to set goals for the following 12 months that are ahead, and to reflect on everything that has happened during the previous year.

Normally for these 'Monthly Memories' posts, I would be sharing all of the special, happy moments that I've experienced, and all of the magical memories that I have created throughout that particular month, but seeing as I haven't done that much throughout January, I thought I'd just make this one more of an update.

I'd firstly just like to say thank you so much for 1,000 followers on Instagram (30th Jan 2016), and 100 followers on Bloglovin (31st January 2016). Every single one of you who followers my Instagram, and my blog means so much to me, so thank you, thank you, thank you!

I've actually been really busy at school recently. I had Parents Evening a week, or so ago, and it went very well. All of my teachers seemed to have positive things to say about my attitude, and about the content of the work that I'm producing, and that made me feel really pleased with myself, and also proud that I've been able to continue producing my work to the high standards that I would like. It isn't always easy, as there is so much to get through for so many topics during Year 10, but I do enjoy the subjects that I picked, and I do feel that they are all helping with my independence, and my self-belief greatly.
The running theme was actually that I do need to have more faith, and confidence within myself, and that is something that I'd like to work on throughout this year as a whole.
I'm usually perfectly capable of doing things, but I'm quick to doubt myself, when most of the time, I'm doing fine, and I just need to remind myself that I know what I'm doing.

Alongside that, I'd like to work on gaining more confidence within my social life too. I think that I have naturally always come across as quite a shy, reserved person, ever since I was a little girl, but I'd like to try, and challenge that, so I can become more involved within social groups, and interactive activities. I'm not alone, because I do have some wonderful, supportive friends, and a loving family, but I often convince myself that I'm lonely, because I surround myself in a 'shell of isolation', which is unnecessary, and it doesn't do any good either. Having said that, I'm definitely going to make sure that I'm a lot more conscious, and wary when it comes to opening up to others this year, as I don't wish for anyone else to betray, or abuse my trust, and I do feel like isolation can be appropriate sometimes, as it goes to show that those who care enough for you will break down the walls that you have so firmly built up around you.

 I completely understand, and respect the fact that I probably don't know many of you on a personal level, but I will always be here if any of you need someone to talk to. It can be so easy to become trapped in such negative, upsetting mind-sets, and once you are in that state, it can become so difficult to get out of it, but it is possible. I know it is, and I believe in each, and every single one of you. If you feel like you don't have anywhere to turn, then I'm always happy to have a chat, or a heart to heart, however deep it gets.
I would never share any of your information, or personal stories with anybody else, and although I'm no professional, and I'm in no way qualified, I have learnt a lot from personal experience, and from experiences that my loved ones have dealt with, so I will try my best to help your situation in some way. You can either contact me through email (, or you can contact me on Instagram through direct message (jademillard_). I'm always checking my email, and I will reply within a couple of hours, depending on how busy I am, and I'm also always on Instagram, and will also reply on there within a couple of hours. I would find it easier to email, but it depends on what suits you, and what is easier for you too. I often have free times during the evenings, so I will reply in bulks then, if anybody even contacts me that is! If any of you would be interested, we can be like pen pals, but through email. It's a nice way to get to know some of you individually, if that's the sort of thing that you would like to do.
I just want you all to know that as much as I blog about all sorts, and I often just write for all of you to read, I am here to talk to, and get to know on a friendlier level too!

I'm not too sure about what else to say for this post, so I might just round it up here.

Before I go, I just wanted to say that I will be writing more over the next few weeks, and months, and so I'm going to be sharing some more of my work in that aspect, and I also intend on sharing more photos, rather than just talking, and reviewing things all of the time. If any of you have any particular requests, then please do get in touch, and let me know. I love reading the comments that I get, when I do get them, and I always reply within a few hours, so if ever you do want to comment, then you should, as it always puts a smile on my face, and I love to hear from people that actually do read my posts!

I hope you're all having a lovely week, and I hope that the upcoming one is just as good to you.

Lots of love,

Jade x


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