Sunday, 28 February 2016

Monthly Memories: February







Hi everyone! It's that time again where I share with you all of my monthly memories from February. Where has the time flown by, eh? It's going to be my birthday on Wednesday and I'm going to be 15! It's absolutely insane, don't you think?

Anyway, I've picked out 6 photos from my camera roll on my phone which I thought summed up my month. For me personally, January was my detox month, which was the time for a fresh start and new beginnings, hence why I didn't really do much, apart from tried to better myself and set out goals for the year ahead. Alternatively, February is the month of love. Although I think that you should appreciate the people most important to you every day of the year, I do believe that sometimes you should just show a little bit more appreciation, as you never know when you could lose everything and everyone around you. I used this month to meet new people, spend time with those who are close to me and to do the things that I love.

1. What better way to start of a photography post than with a picture of a sunset? If you know me well enough, you will be aware of the fact that I literally used to obsess over sunsets. I'd constantly be on the lookout for them and I'd always capture them whenever I could, just because I thought they were something incredible. Let's face it, I'm not a morning person in the slightest and I don't get up for anything or anyone, let alone sun rises, even though I totally would if I had the motivation. I took this particular one from my bedroom window, so I just thought I'd include it, because it made me smile and I thought that it could make some of you smile too.

2. The day after I broke up for half-term, which was during the middle of the month, I went out to meet one of my lovely friends Sophie. I'd been speaking to her for a short amount of time before this day, but I was in quite a bad mood, so she offered to meet me and cheer me up. It was honestly one of the nicest days I had all month! We had such a nice chat, we laughed non-stop and I didn't feel awkward in the slightest. As I'm quite an anxious person, I find it difficult to meet with people that I've never actually spoken to in real life before, but Sophie made it seem so easy and I really do love her for that.

3. I apologise for this picture being quite grainy and dark, but it was actually taken at about 5pm, so the day was gradually disappearing before I had even realised. This photo was taken before I went out for a family meal with my mum, my sister, my grandma and my granddad - 4 of the most important people in my life. We actually were going out to celebrate my mum's birthday, which had fallen 4 days before on the 13th of February. My granddad came upstairs to see me and have a chat, so I thought seeing as I had my phone out, I'd take a picture with him, because why not? I really do love my granddad. He's one of the only men who has never let me down and I could not be more grateful for that.

4. Even though I really didn't do too much during half-term, I did have a nice time as it came towards the end of the week. I met up with a few of my friends and we all just had a chilled evening out. There were a lot of giggles and for once, I actually felt accepted as part of a group. That doesn't really happen very often, because as I've said, I'm quite a socially awkward person, but I really did feel comfortable around the people that I was with and I didn't even feel anxious. What a result. I guess that when one day out goes right, you feel as though all the others will go right too, which really gave me that surge of confidence that I needed. It just goes to show that even though some things can seem difficult and nerve-wracking before they actually happen, they usually do turn out absolutely fine, or even more than fine, so there really is no need to worry so much! It's easier said than done, I know, but honestly, everything works out fine in the end.

5. The day after, I went for a sleepover with Tia. Considering the fact that I hadn't been for a sleepover in forever, I was actually quite nervous, but once again, I didn't have any reason to be. I think, as humans, we always over-analyse things and work ourselves up when there really is no reason to be quite so anxious. 90% of the time, we have great fun and then we wonder why we were ever questioning our choices in the first place! I never really get much sleep when I stay over at other people's houses, but I think that adds to the excitement of it! I did have a really nice time though and I think that's why it's better that I don't have sleepovers quite so often, because when I do, they always end up going better and making up for the time that I didn't have them.

6. To finish off this post, I have a picture from Friday afternoon. After school, I decided to go and hang out with two boys that I know quite well. I don't really know why I took this picture, but I guess I do take random pictures at times, if I think they look nice, or just if I want to capture the memories from that day. I did have a really lovely time and once again, I did feel like I was accepted for the most part. I think that those days where everyone is so chilled and care free are the best kind of days. You just enjoy each other's company, so it doesn't matter whether you're hanging about in the same place for 3 hours, or whether you're gallivanting off on some wild adventures. It's the people you're with that matters.

All in all, I've had a really nice, positive month. I did my first collaboration here on my blog with some fellow blogging girlies for Valentines Day, I made some new friends and managed to be sociable and try new things, I got some good exam results and I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. I feel really proud that I've managed to do all of those things whilst keeping a smile on my face. It isn't always all about sunshine and sparkles, but you have to make the most of what you have in life. Things won't always go your way and that's okay. I'm very proud of all I have achieved this month, and I hope you're proud of yourselves too!

Next month, it's my 15th birthday, I have another collaboration planned for you, I have a huge variety of posts coming your way and a whole lot of other things that I don't even know are happening yet! What are your plans for the month of March?

Lots of love,

Jade x

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