You can also check out the hair bow DIY I wrote on her blog here! xx
Let me start off by saying that I'm so happy that I get to write a guest post on Zoe's lovely blog, its an amazing opportunity and I'm quite pleased that she has handed over the reigns to me (atleast for one post haha). Second off, how about the pun in the title eh? *wink wink *
Considering that babbling about my experiences in my 17 year old life is my forte, I'm here to share with you guys a slice of my top 5 tips. Yes, I do have them. Oh look at me, being a meticulous adult and all! So let me hook you gals (and guys, I see you too) up with simple things that will make your life amazing (for you and for the others around you.)
Listen More Than you Speak: This little saying comes from a folktale that my great grandma used to tell me. If you have two ears and only one mouth, you must decide for yourself which one to use more. Don't hurt your heads – the answer is you should use your ears more. Listen to someone before giving your opinions (funny thing coming from me) but wouldn't the world be a better place if we just considered everyone else's perspective for once?
Try on other shoes: I think this is something I learnt in my junior year of high school. Comfort zones are like the plushy and cute teddy bears that everyone has around their rooms (don't lie, you do too) and they are so nice to be around, but you have to grow out of them eventually. That is the way life goes. Imagine all the wonderful things you can do and all the adventures you can go on, if you're day-dreaming them then I can say with certainty that they are outside your comfort zone. It might seem scary but do take that leap, it will be worth it.
Wear your flaws like an armour!: I see so many young girls and boys that are so condescending about themselves. My chemistry teacher always said that we were the most cruel judges when it came to ourselves (don't I get too much of advice from everyone?). Its so true though. But I want you to know (yes, you!) that I really do like your freckles and your crooked teeth and snippity-hair and all the other things that you wouldn't want anyone else seeing. I think, its the best part of ourselves and you should definitely wear them out like a beautiful brooch.
This too shall pass: Statistically saying, anyone reading Zoe's blog has to be in the teenage year frame. Am I right? And those are the times when we feel most out of place. I have caught myself so many times when I just go – Ugh! Why me? What have I done to deserve this? Why is *my* life so hard?? But the truth is, I'm not the only person feeling this way. During such times just remember this – this too shall pass. Nothing is permanent in life, not the good parts and definitely not the bad parts. You just have to get through it really fast, like pulling off a band-aid.
Love and Be Loved: Really? I don't think I have to explain this. Share your bucket of love and you will get an ocean in return. I promise with all my heart. Also, watch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, it'll do you good.
So that's all guys! I'm gonna go head off and read a book or something. I really hope you liked the sketches, I had a fantabulous time making them! Have a good day and stay chill!
Love and Awesomeness