The happiness list

In order to keep the positive vibes flowing (even on days I don't think it's possible) I want to post a list each weekend as a reminder to myself of the things that made happy within those 7 days. The list can be as short and as long as the memories that made me smile.

1. Girls nights out


Last night I went out with my four favourite ever ever girls and got too drunk and ate too much food and danced to so much cheese I was in my element. After the past few weeks it was the best cure and was my favourite smile of the week. Sometimes you just need to let go and enjoy yourself and come home when the sun is rising. It was epic.

2. My Family


My Mum, Dad and two sisters are in Portugal right now and it made me realise how much I miss being with them. Since coming home from Uni I've moved in with my Auntie because there wasn't enough room back home anymore and it just made me feel so out of it - don't get me wrong I couldn't go because of work but seeing them enjoying the beautiful weather and seeing pictures of them smiling and being together makes me value them so much more. Everything I am and do is because of them and I wouldn't change a second of my past 21 years being surrounded by them.

3. Dreaming

In my hungover state this evening, I sat back and mentally listed all the places I want to see. These dreams are only gonna happen by sticking out my dead end job and racking up all the money in the world to live the dreams I've had for so long. The dreams are only going to happen if I put my all into it and that's exactly what I'm going to do. 

It's only a short one this week to get the ball rolling as it's been a long few weeks and I think I let myself fall back into old habits and bad thoughts but I need to focus on where I want to be and what I want to achieve and I have no doubt I will accomplish that. I think sometimes we need to take a step back in certain situations and analyse where we are and if we're happy enough to follow the path. Although the job I'm currently doing isn't for me, I have to do it to get where I want to be. I know that now. Stay awesome world and keep dreaming.

Chels
xo

Adapting


I do apologise... it has been quite awhile since I last blogged to the world. This past month has been roller coaster and I've found it hard to adapt to real adult life, 40 hour weeks and a job that doesn't particularly fuel my creative drive. I've felt deflated in a way and become un-chelsey like. I eat, go to work, come home, sleep in a constant cycle 5 days a week, even when I'm doing things on weekend with friends I just don't feel like I'm truly there. You know what the most frustrating thing is? The statement people around me keep saying 'you're young, it will come to you' and don't get me wrong, I understand that completely I'm sure there's people at many stages in life when they're questioning if what they're doing is the right thing but for me, it's the scariest thought. I'm an over-thinker and although I like the sense of living in that moment, I don't like not knowing what's round the corner for me. It's my biggest fear, coming out of Uni not wanting to do what I've dreamt about for so long and realising there really isn't much more I want to do makes me feel like I've hit a brick wall. I just want to travel but saving up is taking so long I'm scared life will take over and I'll get stuck in a rut. But anyway, that's enough of that moment. I'll plod on, I always do I just hope one of these mornings I wake up and it's clicked, my brain has pinged and I know exactly where I wanna be and what I wanna do. Until then, I'll dream big world.


My life hasn't been too dull in between! I officially officially finished Uni and wait anxiously for my results before graduating in July, I've drank a lot of cocktails and had some fabulous nights out, I've met new friends and ate so much food I really need to have a word with myself and start gym-ing properly again. I voted (although I'm sure half of the UK feel as though it didn't count - one day it will) and I saw the most fabulous S Club 7 live in concert and screamed my lungs off like my inner 8 year old did when I last saw them. My holiday countdown is slowly but surely ticking away and I also recently booked Paris in January for my baby sister's 18th, yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Paris is one of my favourite cities; I can visit over and over and still be in awe each time.

My main goal right now is writing, blogging and channeling my inner creative soul to feel more Chelsey like so if you guys have got any project/ideas that you do or want to do, then please pass them along in the comments or via twitter @beingchelsey. I'm setting myself half way through the year resolutions and hopefully happiness and fabulousness will follow. Maybe one day my blogs won't be so ranty! but a dream eh? haha. But thanks world for being on the other end of the computer screen with nice messages every now and again it really does help. As Sir Albus Dumbledore once said 'Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light'.

Until next time guys,

Chels
xoxo

Bad habits

"the body achieves what the mind believes"


So I recently went down a path that hasn't been so familiar to me in awhile and lost control of something that I'd been so on track with for so long. For those who follow or have read a few of my posts you'll have picked up that I've been on a lifestyle change journey for awhile. My back has been bad and I used it to escape back into the world of glorious glorious bad food, it's just so easy to slip into old habits and I've never been able to stop or know when I'm full.

I'm using this post as a note to myself if you will, the more I write about the bad I'm putting into my body the more it should sink in, right? I've sat and made meal plans for the next week and re-signed up to the gym in Manchester along with a sports therapy session on Tuesday to see what's really happening back there, my neck snaps, my back pops and I'm in a constant cycle of tension and stiffness. It's really a pain in the arse. I think it's become my biggest fear to become the person I used to be even though sometimes I remember being happier then, more carefree and I didn't let what society defined me as size wise effect me. It's weird isn't it how the more weight loss or change you undergo the more self conscious you feel. But alas I've never had more body confidence and I felt fabulous, I've never been as low as I was and despite the pounds I've put on these past few weeks I'm still constantly proud of how far I've come. Sometimes we just needed reminding.

I've become so wrapped in becoming societies idea of perfect I think I lost a bit of Chelsey along the way, I am beautiful inside and out. I guess sometimes I need to remind myself. That and not to lose sight of my own goals and dreams, keeping in mind my own happiness along the way. So to anybody else out there that is struggling, I guess this post is to say you're not alone. We all have bad days, weeks, months but as long as we're happy then do what you gotta do. Right now, I'm not happy and I'm gonna change that. Knowing what you want is the best way to be; don't let anybody influence how you should live your life or how you should look. If you're not happy, change something and if you are, then carry on and be proud of everything you are as a person. I think I'm gonna start making end of weekly posts in regards to a food diary to try and keep it fun and inspire and showcase recipes whilst motivating myself. If you've got any favourite low carb treats and foods you'd recommend let me know either on here or via my twitter @beingchelsey. I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks for listening world, until next time...

Chels
xo

New digs


Howdy y'all! So much has changed since I last posted. I've left Liverpool, left my job and started a new one, moved house and entered the adult 40 hour week life! Stayed tuned for an update post but I just wanted to share my favourite thing about moving home and house... having a new bedroom to use as a blank canvas. My favourite place is always my bedroom and I use that canvas to make me feel as at home as possible, I think the spaces we live in become a reflection of us and our personalities. So make it kick ass.








I love maps, my biggest dream is to explore some of the world's very depths so surrounding myself in world, city or even country maps makes my dreams feel more alive. I also love reminding myself in little quotes to be thankful for what I have or that happiness is the key to our very existence. I'm trying to become a positive person so I believe surrounding yourself in the smallest of ways makes your days easier to get through. Everything I put onto my walls are photos of my travels, memories, artwork that I like or tickets I want to remember for ever. Does anybody else like decorating their rooms in such away that when you're locked away no matter how many problems you have outside those four walls everything seems okay? Maybe it's just me.

I'd love to see some of your guys latest decor projects, have you been up to anything?
Now that I'm home and slightly settled I look forward to posting more and reading blog posts like there's no tomorrow!

Speak soon world,
Chels
xo

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