Strangers

Hey, you guys. This post was very spontaneous and unplanned, but anyways. This is kinda like a “thank you” post? Well, not exactly but still. There are a few things that need to be said and put out there, so here goes nothing.

First, I want to thank everyone who broke me in the past, because they’ve made be stronger. So shoutout to you guys. Okay, guys honestly, I have so much to say but I really don’t know how to put it into words. I might not even post this but eh.

There have been loaaaaads of people who have come into my life, but only a few have stayed. Those few people mean so much to me, and I love them to pieces. And the rest of them? They’re irrelevant. Sure we had had good times, but that’s where it ends. Those people were toxic, they made me question my own sanity. Also, most of them left in the midst of amazing friendships. I waited so long for answers, but let me tell you a thing. It’s pointless. Don’t waste your time, take my word for it. Don’t go looking for answers, don’t go wishing you could turn back time. It’s malarkey.

But despite all the darkness, if we hadn’t crossed paths, I wouldn’t have grown as a person and I wouldn’t be where I am now. Everything happens for a reason, right? I believe in that so strongly. I’m really happy with how far I’ve come, and I’m so grateful to have amazing people by my side. A piece of advice? Don’t waste your time on stuff that won’t matter as time passes. Instead, take that time that you would waste sulking, and put it into doing you. Look after yourself and your health. Love yourself, and alwaysss put yourself before anything else. Nothing else really matters, trust me.

I would once give everything for those peeps, but now I’m really thankful that they are no longer in my life. We’re better off as strangers. I wish them well.

Almira x

 

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Travel bucket list – The Wanderlust Series

If you’ve seen my previous posts, I’m sure you can tell that I love traveling. If you haven’t, well, now you know. I mean honestly who wouldn’t enjoy travel? It’s so therapeutic and relaxing.  Today I decided to share my travel bucket list (that I just made cuz why not) with you guys. And also, since I just made this like 2 days ago, it’s kinda incomplete. I’ll do an update on it later on. Let’s just hope I don’t get lazy and completely forget about it.


 

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My travel bucket list:

  1. Ride a water taxi in Venice
  2. Visit the glow worm caves in New Zealand
  3. Visit Bora Bora
  4. See the northern lights
  5. Visit the Amazon
  6. Take a trip to Machu Picchu
  7.  Ride the London eye
  8. See the Eiffel tower
  9. Go to Seattle
  10. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  11. See the Grand Canyon
  12. Go whale watching
  13. Trek through the  Himalayas
  14. Go to Antarctica
  15. Stand under the Hollywood sign
  16. Visit Mount Rushmore
  17. Go on a cruise
  18. Go to Disneyland
  19. See the tulip fields in Holland
  20. Put a lock on a love bridge
  21. Float in the Dead Sea
  22. See the Stonehenge
  23. Visit Easter Island
  24. Take a trip to the Arctic
  25. See the fairy pools in Scotland
  26. Make an adventure book
  27. Go zip lining
  28. Ride a private jet
  29. Go to Ayada Maldives
  30. Stay in French Polynesia
  31. Ride in a hot air balloon
  32. Go skiing
  33. Visit the Harry Potter studios in London
  34. Visit platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station
  35. Stay at an underwater hotel in Fiji
  36. Walk through a wisteria flower tunnel in Japan
  37. Go to a black sand beach
  38. Go to a pink sand beach
  39. Visit Australia
  40. Go to the Great Barrier Reef
  41. Spend a day at a waterpark
  42. Spend a day at a theme park
  43. See the statue of liberty
  44. See the Big Ben
  45. Have breakfast at Tiffany’s

That’s all for now, although I have so much more to add. Some of these aren’t exactly about “travel”, but they still fall into that category in a way.

Also random thought/fact: I’m the type of person that has speech typos. I make ‘typos’ while speaking. Like, speakos. I’m sorry (only like 5%), ignore this and carry on.

Almira x

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Nostalgia

There are certain moments – or people – in your life that just bring you this unexplainable happiness. There are also those songs that you were listening to during said moments, and so every time you hear it again it fills you with pure joy and a whole bunch of other emotions. It’s a lovely feeling, but it’s also quite overwhelming. Why? Well, I can’t really say for everyone, but personally, I think it’s because of the mixture of feelings. I feel this really strong urge to be back in that particular situation, and it just overwhelms me. Like nostalgia maybe. But otherwise, it’s an amazing feeling, looking back. I mean, when you’re in the moment, whether it be with people you love or just you alone, you just enjoy it. You’re not thinking about how you’d feel looking back. Even if it’s me alone, in cute sweats or a onesie (or with pizza and my jakey – or even just binge watching my fave tv series, you know what I mean?) Those are my favorite moments. That’s what I love about making memories, the “remember when…”s. I was actually listening to a couple songs while writing this, it’s why I actually got the motivation I needed to write. The songs that made me think about the memories I’ve made with the people I hold so close to my heart. Thank you to everyone who has helped me create amaaaaaazing memories, I love you guys.

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Allie x

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On hiatus

HI, YOU GUYS. Firstly, I want to apologize for not blogging even once since the new year has begun. I thought to let y’all know that my blog will be on hiatus for a while due to school/exams blah blah. I will give you guys an update on my ‘wanderlust series‘, though. Later. And I’ll also try not to take a super long hiatus, I’ll try to find the time here and there.

See you sooooooon

Allie x

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Surviving on excitement – The Wanderlust Series


I love aeroplane views.

It’s been a really long day and to say I’m exhausted would be an understatement. I guess the only thing that actually kept me awake today was the excitement I got from traveling. Honestly, I’m really happy to be spending time with the family.  The best (and also worst) part is that I have no network, and so I don’t – well I can’t – use my phone much at all. Why it’s the best part? Because then I get to actually take in my surroundings and have an even better experience. Why is it the worst part as well? Because I miss my jaaaaakey. Oh well.


Because idk.

Allie x

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I’m going on an adventure – The Wanderlust Series

Hii. My family and I are going on a little trip for the weekend, but I would like to think of it as an adventure – I’m going on an adventure. I even made a tiny song thing about it because that’s how excited I am.

Traveling -or adventures – make me happy; I love exploring/wandering/traveling, and all the experiences they bring with. Also, they give me great stories to tell later on. It helps to get me out of my comfort zone and to find things that I didn’t even know I was looking for. It’s just amazing all-in-all. From the excitement of being in the airport and the thrill of being in an airplane to hotel rooms with super comfy beds and an amazing gym (sorry but I had to) – it’s an experience worth having over and over again. For these next few days, I’m starting a new blog series called the wanderlust series because why not.


Talk soon,

Allie x

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An open letter to my mother

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Because you’re super amazing and I love you, like really.

Dear Mum,

Let me start by telling you that you’re the best mother in the whole world. Ever since I was little, you have been my role model and my mentor, never in my life have I seen someone as strong as you are. Mentally, physically, or emotionally. Honestly, I feel so proud when someone says I’m just like my mother, because there isn’t anyone else I’d rather be like.  I really do appreciate you even though I may not show it very often.

Thank you for always supporting my dreams and decisions, and for staying by my side through everything, whether it be good or bad. Thank you for making me the person I am today, without you I don’t know where I would be. Thank for for all the sacrifices you make to keep us happy, I understand that it isn’t easy. Thank you for working countless hours in a week just to provide for the four of us, we truly are blessed to have a mother like you. Thank you for the laughter and the smiles, all the lessons, and for loving me for who I am. Thank you for knowing when I was wrong and spanking me when I was being a brat. Of course I hated it then, but looking back I’m so grateful that you did.

Thank you for teaching me the importance of hard work, for making me independant, for passing down some of your best qualities. You’ve taught me to always stand up for myself, to never let anyone belittle me. I am a better person beacause of you. There’s nothing that I want more than to make you proud. Thank you for always being super amazing, and for accepting my friends instead of telling me I don’t need friends like someone had said.

I know I haven’t always been the best sport and that I’m not very good at communicating with you – or anyone – properly, I get angry very easily and argue on really silly things, and for that, I’m truly sorry. Sometimes I tend to lose sight of the things that are most important to me. You are so important, so special, you mean everything to me, and I don’t want to take you for granted. I’m sorry for always arguing, for not immediately listening when you ask me to do something, and for alwayss being lazy. Like extra lazy.

Lastly, I promise to try my best to change and to be a better (and more helpful) daughter. I want you to know that I (as well as the other three) will always be here for you no matter what. You need to know that we love you so so soo much, and we always will. You are our best friend, one we can always laugh or cry with, someone we can always count on.

I love you mommy.

Love, your eldest.

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50 Facts About Me – Again

About a year ago, I had written the typical  ’50 facts about me’ post that everyone seems to be writing. Seeing as that was so long ago, I’ve decided to do a part 2 because why not? This is for those of you who might actually be interested in getting to know me a tiny bit.

  1. I love astronomy. Anything that has to do with stars or galaxies or the sky or universes – all that fascinates me.
  2. I love eating and I’m always hungry.
  3. I love pizza – pepperoni especially, because eh I just like it.
  4. I’m a very weird person.
  5. I’m terrified of open heights. Also deep water.
  6. I can’t swim – I don’t get why people say swimming is easy because it isn’t.
  7. I’m super ticklish all over. If you tickle me, I will hurt you.
  8. I hate all tea except green tea.
  9. I love black coffee – it’s my go-to when I pull an all-nighter or something.
  10. I love animals – they’re super cute and furry and I just love them.
  11. I love wearing sweatpants – all day every day, never get sick of it.
  12. My favourite colour is black – everything black.
  13. If I don’t have my glasses on, I’ll keep saying “I’m blind” to everyone, even though my prescription is really low. like -0.5.
  14. I don’t like eating too much sweet stuff because, well, it’s too sweet.
  15. I love science and chemicals.
  16. I’m unimaginably lazy it’s not even funny.
  17. I love dark chocolate.
  18. I love working out and I love buying new workout gear/clothes. It makes me happy.
  19. I love experimenting and trying new things.
  20. I love traveling, though I don’t do it as often as I would like to.
  21. A beard is one of my favourite things on a guy (ahem, hi you.)
  22. I’m committed to one person only and I always will be.
  23. I’ve always wanted to try doing youtube since I was little.
  24. I love reading – whoever doesn’t is boring.
  25. I love writing. It’s therapeutic in a way.
  26. I enjoy programming.
  27. I think math is fun but I hate doing it.
  28. My friends know more about me than I know about myself. Maybe.
  29. I love sports. Playing, not watching.
  30. My hidden talent – that’s not so hidden – is that I can sing. I love singing. I will literally be singing everywhere, no matter where I am.
  31. Winter is my favourite season.
  32. Despite the temperature, I always sleep with the AC on.
  33. I like paper. Having new stationery/notebooks/paper is so satisfying to me.
  34. I love photography.
  35. I like taking pictures of the sky.
  36. I love sleeping and I love naps.
  37. I love wearing big shirts.
  38. One time I kinda slipped in the shower and to stop myself from falling, I tried to hold onto the water. I managed not to fall, though.
  39. I once went 7 months without talking to my best friend because of a fight we had.
  40. I tell really lame jokes. I am lame.
  41. I love my family so much.
  42. I’m so lucky to have people who love and care for me.
  43. I will always support and defend the people I love.
  44. I love makeup but most of the time I prefer being bare-faced.
  45. I’m actually just a big baby.
  46. And I’m a really tiny person.
  47. I love babies so much. They’re literally the cutest little things ever.
  48. I can’t wait to start a family of my own with the one I love.
  49. I love baking. Cakes, brownies, muffins. Cookies, I love cookies.
  50. My favourite quote – “Age is just a number; maturity is a choice.”

Almira x

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When you finally get out of your comfort zone

What exactly is this so-called comfort zone? Well, a comfort zone is a state of mind, you could say; a situation that you would feel the most relaxed and comfortable being in. Whether it be in bed all snuggled up, watching your favorite series, or sitting in your reading nook surrounded by books, everyone has a comfort zone.

Let me tell you a thing or two that I’ve learned about the comfort zone from experience. Although you may feel safe being in your comfort zone, it’s not exactly your friend. Of course, it may seem like a beautiful place – and I’m not saying it isn’t – but by staying inside your comfort zone, you’re not allowing yourself to grow as a person.

Now though it may sound scary to some, you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone. Preferably sooner than later. By doing so, you’re allowing yourself to be more productive and bring about positive changes in your life. You’ll discover new things, learn stuff about yourself that you didn’t already know, and you’ll find yourself happier than ever. You just need to believe in yourself and take that leap of faith. When you get out of your comfort zone, it enables you to feel more confident, boosts your self-esteem, and it also helps you to overcome fears. You’ll feel proud of yourself, believe me.

That’s all I have to say, for now at least. Just thought I’d put it out there.

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Allie x

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One of those nights

It feels like one of those nights where I have no will to do anything. Those nights where everything seems dull and I just want to sleep. You know, those kinda nights where I feel a little melancholy.

All I want and all I need right now is you.

Allie x

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