Life is about the journey.

I’m the kind of person who needs an end goal. I plan and plan for that end goal, but once I get to it I feel a little empty. That is, till I find a new one.  When I’m pursuing a goal I feel like I have a purpose, I feel motivated because I’m moving…

I have a stationery problem.

By problem, I mean I’m awesome. By awesome, I mean I should not be allowed to purchase anything ever again. In my defence most of this was from my time in Seoul. But on the other hand, a lot of it isn’t. This is years of stationery hoarding, my god there’s a lot isn’t there?…

My new job at L’occitane.

My retail experience is extensive, very extensive (sob). I have worked in all kinds of places, food, service, and I have stories that would make you raise your eyebrow. I try not to talk badly of anywhere I’ve worked, even if it was horrible, because every experience is a lesson in some way. Working in…

I’ve been stuck in Draft Hell.

As you can tell, I haven’t posted anything substantial on my blog forever. This is entirely my fault, because I got stuck in this rut. I used to write things for me, but when I moved over to WordPress I guess I kind of shifted focus and started writing for an audience. Those likes and…

Today is a personal day.

I’m so exhausted. This last week (and last weekend) has been a whirlwind of activity. The house went from bursting with people to being empty with only me (sad face). I bought a tablet for school! I went to London to hang out with an old friend. I met more of boyfriend’s friends and we…

ENFJ. Teacher, Giver, Coach.

    This past year has left me a with a lot of time to be very introspective.  So I took a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator quiz to better understand myself. This test is not the be all and end all, and I don’t quite agree with every observation, but I have to agree that generally I…

I got in!

I don’t know if I can explain to you guys just how thrilled I am.  

Goddamnit Facebook. Get it together.

This is what I woke up to this morning. Click the picture to take you to the blog post Facebook is referring to in the email. Thankfully, I’ve locked down my account and the information on there is negligible. There’s a difference between pretty sure that all the bug placing and spying in movies are…

I don’t do yardwork.

So this is what happened, my garden became a wild jungle of terribleness. I have never once in my life seriously mowed the lawn. The benifit of growing up with three boys is that I was never called upon to do any kind of gardening, and I revelled in it. But now they’ve all left…

Not the Bees!

  Hugh and I were on our way to the park for the day and we were going to pick up some sandwiches at the closest sandwich shop, turns out bees had nested there and were having none of it. I felt pretty bad for the shop owners, a Public Holiday, sunny day and then…

I need you to play nice with the rest of my friends G+.

  I feel like I’m dealing with a friend who has a crush on me whenever I deal with Google+. Dear Google, We are great together. You make me so much more productive and I know that you’re the go-to guy whenever I’m lost, or need an answer about anything. In fact all the times…

How well have you memorised brand colours?

How well have you memorised brand colours? My average score was 60% I felt bad then I realised that I had f.lux enabled (doi) and I had no idea what colour the Apple logo actually is. 3.14 didn’t really help my average!

Annnnd so it begins!

  I did it you guys, I applied. I felt really sick the whole time I was filling out the boxes, to be honest I’m 90% sure that I filled it all out incorrectly and they won’t know how to contact me, oh my god what is my name?! -slap- Okay, be cool Deborah, they’re…

Ain’t no party like an internet party!

When I left to go visit Ghana, I left knowing that the internet wouldn’t be super stable when I was out there. I knew I was heavily reliant on the internet but I didn’t realise just how reliant I was till I was browsing one day, the connection dropped and all the media I was…

The Easter Bunny is real y’all.

This Church in Newcastle is one of the nicest, friendliest and welcoming places I’ve been to. It’s rare that I walk into a church and enjoy myself so thoroughly. Plus, the Easter Bunny lives here, so.

#birthdayswag

2013 is the year of #birthdayswag, not because I got a lot of presents, but because I had the best birthday weekend, ever. You know when you think of a super thoughtful gift and right after you give it you think, “Oh balls” because there is no way you can ever top it? Well I hope…

Ramirez, do everything!

Currently sat at home trying to plan out this application. I only have a month till the deadline. I’m super nervous and I keep trying to convince myself that pushing the deadline again would be stupid. If I try and I fail then I failed. It’s so bizarre, this fear of failing thing that I…

# c’mon boy, come see about me# I’ve been listening to this song on loop, and it’s put me in a great mood.

Faith.

I used to think in life there was no powerful motivator than people doubting you. Right now at this very moment, I’ve never been more encouraged by someone telling me they believe in me.

2013. The Resolution.

  I don’t really do resolutions, because I always go ‘big’, become unable to maintain it and then feel bad and discouraged when I inevitably crash. This year, I’ve picked smart and attainable goals. I’m sure there are more things that I want to accomplish in 2013, places that I want to visit, things that…

배고파?

Had lunch with Lucy at Byron Burger today. It was so good, I couldn’t finish everything. We ate slowly and walked around for a while after but I still feel so stuffed. Note to self: Milkshakes make you full. Stop trying to do both!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! It’s afternoon and I slept most of the morning and I feel great! The sun is shining, and I’m excited for what 2013 is going to bring!

Being Fat.

I struggle with my weight and I struggle with food. I love to eat, I love snacks but I’ve had to come to the horrible conclusion that I can’t eat whatever I want whenever I want and be skinny. I’m not one of those people, I have to watch what I eat not to become…

Happy Holidays!

You guys are awesome. Everyone who follows me, and everyone who comments, tweets at me and hangs out with me online. You’re cool. I hope you’re all having an awesome holiday period, and 2013 is going to be awesome! Hugs and stuffs, Khaleesi ^o^  

Happy.

I woke up to the rain, it’s so awful outside but I’m feeling good. Because hugs that’s why. Because rainbows and happy thoughts. I woke up today hopeful and optimistic about the future instead of angry and resentful of my life. I’m happy with WordPress, I’m happy with the way things are working out, I’m…

I hate the snow.

Have I said this before? I hate the snow because in this country everyone acts like the snow is this mystical thing that’s never happened before and no-one reacts to it on time. No-one wants to admit that clearing it is their responsibility, so it never gets cleared. Then people get hurt, and no-one accepts…

International Men’s Day (19/11/2012)

aremay: Today is International Men’s Day, with the theme this year being focused on men and health issues. In a world where average life expectancy for men remains lower than for women in the majority of countries on the planet, where the victims of war are still overwhelmingly male and where finding good male role…

khaleesi: Things have to end.

salamedic: Wish I could hug you right now. I know that things are going better with you lately and you really deserve to be happy! Please stay happy, you’re an amazing person. ❤ Thank you. Even just your well wishes are wonderfully encouraging. It’s been a hard few months for me, trying to deal with…

Amazon can suck it.

I think I’ve been spoiled by Valve. When I buy a game through Steam, I can download the program anywhere I like as many times as I like, and install the games I’ve paid for as many times as I like. It. Is. Awesome. Especially as a laptop gamer who is running Windows 7 64bit. Sometimes…

I’m really upset.

My phone has been acting pretty buggy, so Orange sent me out a new one. Unfortunately for me, it arrived at the later end of the delivery window, meaning I was in a big rush getting ready for work. -sigh I took out everything but the micro SD card. I’m in bits, I can’t even…

아고 u_u°

당신같이 친절한 사람은 처음이예요. I think that’s why everything is so muddled. … 다시 만납시다. ~

I do what I do, so I can do what I love.

Working in retail sucks, it’s a daily grind of tracking performance, cleaning up after people and talking people into things they might not want/need. I wanted to quit. I have a degree, I don’t need this goddamn it! I watched the mock debate episode of The Newsroom and massively identified, to do what I love…

Words.

This is a really long text blog. Don’t read it.  I can actually remember the moment when I realised how much power they hold, I was watching an episode of Sister Sister, the one with the stolen slam book. If you’ve seen Mean Girls, it was basically that but on a smaller more contained scale. For those…

I just received this. I have so many feelings. How do you thank someone for something so awesome? I’m too overwhelmed to open it, he really wants to tear the wrapping off and play. He’s so awesome.

Lots of “I”.

So I’m an adult. I still don’t believe that I’m an adult. When did I stop being a kid and become an adult? I don’t remember that day, I didn’t check the box saying yes I accept these changes. I didn’t authorise this transformation, I wasn’t ready! I need more time. I can barely feel…

BLAH.

Blocked creatively, it’s really frustrating.

That’s it.

I applied. I sent it. I did it. It’s done, out of my hands.  NOW TO WAIT. nnnngggh.

Sleep.

I’m not entirely sure what’s happened. I’ve started aiming to be in bed by 11pm-midnight, asleep by latest 1am. It’s been working-ish bar a few late night distractions.  Allowing myself about 7 hours sleep this was supposed to be an awesome way to get myself into a more reasonable sleep/wake routine. I hate coming home…

gulp.

I started my application process for a job in Seoul. … I am freaking terrified. 

Toni & Guy

I had an appointment with Toni & Guy but then it fell through. I cancelled the appointment, tweeted about it and then I was contacted by their Twitter Customer Services. This is what I sent to them, let’s see what happens next?  I recently tweeted about a poor experience I had at one of your stores and…

Boobs and the internet.

I’m always a bit wary of discussing what it feels like being a woman in a male dominated environment. Why? Because regardless of what I say or how I try to phrase my thoughts it’ll either come across as whiny or entitled. I’m neither and I’m not about to flog a dead horse today, I…

Oh just retail.

The first thing people ask me is where I work now that I’ve graduated and I always reply meekly, “Oh just retail”. Four years of university and I’m still working in retail. Gah. I’ve held on to a lot of shame. Shame that I failed to achieve the grades I wanted, shame that I let…

Happy International Women’s Day!

With the recent female contraception debate/scandal/drama going on in the US women around the world need to stand together again to fight for our rights as people. This is maddening, 2012 and men are still debating women’s health by excluding them from the conversation.  I came across this wonderfully written piece that eloquently conveys my…

Efforts.

I just pretty much spent the whole day doing productive internet things. o_____o  Now I’m going to look at pictures of cats to remind myself why I do what I do.