Thursday thoughts 💬

Happy thursday gals. I came across this little post on facebook earlier “20 signs you’re doing better in life than you thought” 

now believe me if anyone puts themselves down and feels like they are going nowhere in life it is 100% me and even I found a few home truths in this little post. Not everyone is where they want to be in their life or maybe career but positivity and perseverance in what you Wanna do and be can really help! Starting this blog was for me and my interests and to be able to express my passions and if people find tips and advice even better! Do what makes you happy, so have a wee read for some positive thursday vibes 😝✌️ Lotsa love, AG Xxo
This post was written by Brianna Wiest and originally appeared on Thought Catalog.

#1. You paid the bills this month, and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you belabored the checks as they went out, the point is that they did, and you figured it out regardless.

#2. You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.”

#3. You have a job. For however many hours, at whatever rate, you are earning money that helps you eat something, sleep on something, wear something every day. It’s not failure if it doesn’t look the way you thought it would – you’re valuing your independence and taking responsibility for yourself.

#4. You have time to do something you enjoy. Even if “what you enjoy” is sitting on the couch and ordering dinner and watching Netflix.

#5. You are not worried about where your next meal is coming from. There’s food in the fridge or pantry, and you have enough to actually pick and choose what you want to eat.

#6. You can eat because you enjoy it. It’s not a matter of sheer survival.

#7. You have one or two truly close friends. People worry about the quantity but eventually tend to realize the number of people you can claim to be in your tribe has no bearing on how much you feel intimacy, acceptance, community, or joy. At the end of the day, all we really want are a few close people who know us (and love us) no matter what.

#8. You could afford a subway ride, cup of coffee, or the gas in your car this morning. The smallest conveniences (and oftentimes, necessities) are not variables for you.

#9. You’re not the same person you were a year ago. You’re learning, and evolving, and can identify the ways in which you’ve changed for better and worse.

#10. You have the time and means to do things beyond the bare minimum. You’ve maybe been to a concert in the last few years, you buy books for yourself, you could take a day trip to a neighboring city if you wanted – you don’t have to work all hours of the day to survive.

#11. You have a selection of clothing at your disposal. You aren’t worried about having a hat or gloves in a blizzard, you have cool clothes for the summer and something to wear to a wedding. You not only can shield and decorate your body, but can do so appropriately for a variety of circumstances.

#12. You can sense what isn’t right in your life. The first and most crucial step is simply being aware. Being able to communicate to yourself: “something is not right, even though I am not yet sure what would feel better.”

#13. If you could talk to your younger self, you would be able so say: “We did it, we made it out, we survived that terrible thing.” So often people carry their past traumas into their present lives, and if you want any proof that we carry who we were in who we are, all you need to do is see how you respond to your inner child hearing, you’re going to be okay, from the person they became.

#14. You have a space of your own. It doesn’t even have to be a home or apartment (but that’s great if it is). All you need is a room, a corner, a desk, where you can create or rest at your discretion; where you govern who gets to be part of your weird little world, and to what capacity. It’s one of the few controls we can actually exert.

#15. You’ve lost relationships. More important than the fact that you’ve simply had them in the first place is that you or your former partner chose not to settle. You opened yourself to the possibility of something else being out there.

#16. You’re interested in something. Whether it’s now how to live a happier life, maintain better relationships, reading or movies or sex or society or the axis on which the world spins, something intrigues you to explore it.

#17. You know how to take care of yourself. You know how many hours of sleep you need to feel okay the next day, who to turn to when you’re heartbroken, what you have fun doing, what to do when you don’t feel well, etc.

#18. You’re working toward a goal. Even if you’re exhausted and it feels miles away, you have a dream for yourself, however vague and malleable.

#19. But you’re not uncompromisingly set on anything for your future. Some of the happiest and best adjusted people are the ones who can make any situation an ideal, who are too immersed in the moment to intricately plan and decidedly commit to any one specific outcome.

#20. You’ve been through some crap. You can look at challenges you currently face and compare them to ones you thought you’d never get over. You can reassure yourself through your own experience. Life did not get easier, you got smarter.

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sunday funday!

Morning gals! apologies for the delayed post i spent my day off yesterday nursing a vodka and champagne fuzzy head never good!! Anyway have to say the night was totally worth it! Me and the girls were out to celebrate our best friend niamhs 23rd birthday! We started in one of Belfast’s newest hotspot Rita’s. Rita’s is beside the widely talked about China White, the cool and quirky layout of the place is right up my street! Have to say as there was quite a few of us it did take them a little longer for our cocktails and food to be ordered but it was defiantly worth the wait!! An impressive array of drinks and cocktails are available, menu was limited but arrived in presentation to die for and finger food at its best! There are other menus available but the time we were there this was just the selected one!

http://www.ritasbelfast.com

We moved on to the sunday bingo show at Union Street after dinner, have to say i had never been before and it was hilarious! Really good change of scenery and would recommend it if you are looking something different to do! Of course as all nights in Belfast go we finished in style at Thompsons! Always a fun and as expected messy night!

champagne showers
champagne showers

As i stated in my previous post i was going to try my lime crime “salem” velventine this weekend and as i promised i gave it a go and lovedddd it!! Such a fun colour ro wear for a little change and it stayed on all night which was what i needed especially from being out all evening….so much so that i looked like the joker yesterday morning when i woke up!

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A few snaps and details from my outfit from sunday below! Lotsa love, AG Xxo

coat - missguided blouse - h&m shorts - h&m shoes - zara
coat – missguided
blouse – h&m
shorts – h&m
shoes – zara