Thursday, 6 February 2014

Moody Face Syndrome

‘’Are you okay’’ ‘’Why are you in a bad mood’’ ‘’Cheer up’’ ‘’Why the sad face’’, just a few of the comments that get said to me… ALL THE TIME.
If you’re like me, someone who is born with a naturally sad/moody face when you’re in neutral pose, my dear friend, you’re not alone.  On a weekly basis my facial expression is pointed out to me, which makes me feel even more paranoid about the way I look. Once it has been pointed out I spend the rest of the day awkwardly forcing a smile.
                                           *me forcing a smile*

‘’You look so annoyed’’ well I wasn’t until you said that.

Where I work we often have to check the stock out the back, a job which involves no communicating with customers - or for that matter, anyone! So why, I wonder, did 6 of my colleagues (yes I’m counting) just this month feel the need to point out my ‘not so happy face’. My manger has asked me ‘’’what’s wrong’’ several times and just recently stopped when I replied ‘’I was born with a naturally moody face, don’t mind me’’. I’m getting a little fed up of having to explain to people that I was BORN THIS WAY.  I can’t help the way I look, I’m afraid, so please would you kindly stop pointing out how miserable my face is.  
                    *we didn't choose the face our mummas gave us*

Anyway, if you do suffer with moody face syndrome, don’t stress too much about it. Click here to watch a clip I found on youtube where a group of people manage to make a comedy out of people with the ‘’syndrome’’. Have a watch! It might actually put a smile on that grumpy face of yours – it did me. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

10 Reasons To Travel

You'll create unforgettable memories. No one ever cherishes or 
remembers a trip to the dentist but swimming through a coral 
reef is something you will never forget. If you want memories 
that will last a lifetime then travelling can make it happen.

Trying different cuisine. You're probably used to your
Saturday night takeaways, so trying different foods 
around the world will definitely excite your taste buds.  

 Finding Yourself 
Learning about yourself as well as the world. You'll find out
how strong you are as a person as you'll have responsibilities 
and be independent. You'll have to deal with being in situations 
you've never been in before. It will really test your strength 
and patience but will give you chance to find yourself.

We all know that travel broadens the mind. (So they tell me)
Travelling teaches you long life skills that you wouldn't find
 in a classroom. The only way to learn about the world is to 
explore it. A book, a video, a movie: can only tell you so much.
 You've got to get out there and see things for yourself. 

Living Life Spontaneously 
Everyday is different. It sucks being in routine, so 
going to sleep not knowing what the next day could 
bring is a totally exciting way to live, in my opinion. 

As human beings we crave adrenaline and excitement, which is 
something that is hard to find in our everyday routine. 
Travelling gives us the opportunity to find adventure. Meeting 
new people, trying new foods or even jumping out of a plane
 (with a parachute!) these sorts of activities release endorphin's 
which help to make us feel good and better about ourselves. 

The Places You've Dreamed About
Visiting the places you've seen in the movies. All those
 places you've heard and read about. It will really put in to 
perspective how magical and beautiful this world is. If you've
got a dream destination, stop making excuses and go. 

 One of the greatest feelings in life is being surrounded 
by people who bring out the best in you. On your travels 
you will have the opportunity to meet new people 
who could end up becoming life long friends. 

Different Perspective
Meeting people from different cultures will teach you that the 
way you look at life, isn't necessarily the same as others look at
 it. All those times you wished 'you had thicker hair' or that 'your 
legs could be smaller', seeing people in different/harder 
circumstances who appreciate so little, will make you 
forever grateful of what you have.

The feeling of freedom. The ability to be a good person
while doing what makes us happy. What feels good to the
 soul. How, in my opinion, every human being should live
 their life. Not feeling dread and regret as we wake up to
go to our jobs each morning which make us miserable.

*None of these pictures are my own, credit to tumblr*