Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Impossible

Oh Hi!

I recently read the book "The Humans" by Matt Haig and it completely changed me. While the whole book was filled with amazingness I want to focus onn one specific thing which really just stuck with me.

"You shouldn't have been born. Your existence is as close to impossible as can be. To dismiss the impossible is to dismiss yourself." - Matt Haig "The Humans"

In the book, the main character thinks about how the humans are pretty much impossible. This me that I am is close to impossible because of the hundred of sperms (I'm sorry) and the million of things that can go wrong. But still, I am. That in itself is a miracle. (If you read the book it's a lot better explained so please do!)

Because of all the things that could've gone wrong but didn't go wrong, you're sitting here reading this blogpost (thank you) and I'm here right now writing it. We are impossible. But still, we are.

Because of all the things that could've gone wrong but didn't go wrong, you're breathing today. That's impossible. But still, you are.

What Matt Haig is saying (and what I'm saying now) is that the impossible is possible. Because we are impossible but still, we are
That means that everything people say is impossible, is possible. It's not a matter of not being able to do it, it's a matter of not actually doing it. How will you ever know if the impossible if possible if you don't try?

So next time you think "No, it's impossible" remember that so are you, but still you are. So breathe in, and go for it. Because you are impossible, and still, here you are.

This also leads me to a video that Luke Cutforth, aslo known as LukeIsNotSexy on youtube uploaded a video kind of discussing this. Watch it, it's good!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hair Talk | Beauty Wednesday

Oh Hi!

Today I thought I would discuss hair because that's something I've recently been focusing on (seeing as I can't do anything to hormonal breakouts). I am on my way to going insane over my hair.

I have pretty healthy hair and I don't wash my hair everyday, but the ends are dry like the desert. It's normal for people with curly hair to have dry ends but it's frustrating! I've read up on the interwebsss and I am going to buy some coconut oil as that's something to apparently put in your hair to make it healthy. 

I also want long hair, but my hair just doesn't seem to grow past my boobs at ANY TIME. I really don't know what to do to get it to grow but maybe if I get my hair to be healthy it will grow faster? *Fingers crossed* Since I have naturally curly hair I can't use hair extensions or else I would have to straighten my hair everyday, which won't work.

Currently I'm having a no heath week/weeks (we'll see how long I can go) since my hair just needs a break from heath. I don't straighten all my hair but I tend to straighten the front bits as they just stand in weird ways. Fingers crossed my hair will get a good break!

I've also had an urge to dye my hair light pastel purple/lilac. I don't know, but I want to have my hair an unnatural color at least once in my life. There's no chance though that I get to dye my hair any unnatural color while I still live at home, but you can wait for some crazy hair when I turn 18 or so!

What hairtips do you guys have? What do you do to maintain healthy hair?♥

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

Oh Hi!

I recently decided to start reading again as I actually love reading! So I made myself a challenge; In 2015 I will read 30 books. Yep.
What I thought is I would tell you the 30 books I plan on reading and then we can read books together! And whenever I've read a book I'll come and check it off!

  1. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg - Read 1.1.2015, WONDERFUL book! I recommend it!
  2. Where Yesterday Lives (swedish version) by Karen Kingsbury
  3. Oceans Apart (swedish version) by Karen Kingsbury
  4. The Vow (swedish version) by Kim & Krickitt Carpenter
  5. Inte Lämna Dig (no english version, straight translated to Not Leaving You) by Hanna Christenson
  6. One Tuesday Morning (swedish version) by Karen Kingsbury
  7. Paper Towns by John Green - Read 12.2.2015, I cried. Of course I cried. It was wonderful.
  8. Looking For Alaska by John Green
  9. The Humans by Matt Haig - read 8.1.2015, one of the best books I've read, honestly! Please read it. It's lifechanging!
  10. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - Read 22.2.2015, Rowell's writing just does something to me, I honestly didn't want to put the book down. And I cried (of course).
  11. Outsider by Klaire de Lys
  12. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
  13. The Cost Of All Things by Maggie Lehrman
  14. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
  15. Girl On The Run by Jane Costello
  16. No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown
  17. The Shock Of The Fall by Nathan Filer
  18. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
  19. Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
  20. The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
  21. Follow The Stars Home by Luanne Rice
  22. Seven Letters From Paris by Samantha Verant
  23. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  24. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  25. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  26. Something Borrowed Emily Giffin
  27. The Book Of Hard Truths: 16 Facts of Life We Should Learn to Accept by Eran Dror
  28. The Before Now and After Then by Peter Monn
  29. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
  30. Top Ten Clues You're Clueless Liz Czukas

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Dreaming December - M&C Collabs

Oh hello there!

It’s Cara!

For the last (OH NO!) M&C collab, we decided to write our posts as always but post them on each other’s blogs, like guest blogging. So when you’ve read my post (This one here!) then be sure to head over to my blog and read Maddie’s post. Confusing, I know!

Happy New Year to you all! Considering it is now 2015 (I can’t believe it!) it felt right to title this post Dreaming December.

Every New Year, I like to think about what I can do to make myself better and how I can continue to grow into the person I want to be. I think this is really very important for teenagers to have goals that they can strive to achieve.
So for this post we are going to be talking about our goals and fears for the New Year.

One goal myself and Maddie have in common is to always to our best in school. I have a lot of goals for the future that need hard work and focus to become reality. If I don’t reach that dream, at least I am going to be able to say that I did the best I could have done and have reached my full potential, which was just not enough. I plan on continuing to do my best at school.

Another goal of mine is to become more active, fit and lose weight while staying healthy. This is a very difficult subject for me, so I won’t weigh on it too much. For my height, I am the exact average weight however I feel unhealthy and unfit and that my body should be so much better. There is no point in telling me “Oh, you’re not fat!” because that is how you see me and not how I see myself. So I am going to make an effort to work out, and be physically healthy this year.

Another one of my goals is to start doing stuff. I mean saying yes to things that I wouldn’t normally agree to (nothing illegal or irresponsible obviously), taking opportunities and going on adventures. I want to make this memorable and fun, living by a couple of lovely life mottos which I might be doing a post on!

Another goal for this year is to be more productive and organised. I mean having time set for school, time set to blog, and just general things that I find difficult to factor into my current schedule. I honestly want to make this work, as I need to prioritise things that are important and do more of them!

My fears for 2015 are very simple, because it’s a fear I have in life. That fear is not achieving what I plan, or want to achieve. Now I know, this sounds incredibly stupid, because if that was a fear then I would cry every time I missed my alarm! I don’t mean something that simple, because obviously life and this year is going to have its ups and its downs. I mean for example if I do not become fitter, then I will be disappointed. In life, if I never go to New York, I will be disappointed. But I guess if your dreams don’t scare you then they aren’t big enough.

That’s all for today’s post. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed 2015, and that much happiness comes your way. I hope you will continue to stick with Maddie and I throughout this New Year, despite how crazily bad we are at posting on time!

Thank you beyond words for reading the 12 M&C collabs that have gone up. We appreciate that support immensely. Head on over to my blog to read Maddie's post and have a wonderful 2015!


C xx