Saturday, 28 February 2015

Shiny New Template!

Hello lovely people!

So a big step has been taken today.  I finally changed the template of my blog!  It's quite a daunting thing for me to do as I'm not the best person when it comes to technology but so far happy with how it is looking :) :)

I still have a few things to figure out and tweak (eg the top header bar) so please be patient while I figure out how to do everything!  But if you have knowledge in the blog tweaking area please please please please make yourselves known hehe would be hugely appreciated just to have some hinters and guidance on what to do and where to go!

I've also just gone back to university and so far it's going quite well!  Really love one of the units I'm enrolled in and will have a post up on what we did as it was definitely something I'd never expect to have to do haha very different from any of the units I've ever done at university!

Just a little post but hope you're all doing well!

Until next time, keep smiling :) xx

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Monday, 23 February 2015

A New Start

It has been a while.  Definitely has been quite some time since I've posted on here.  I'm the type of person who if the task they're doing they're not 100% happy with it won't go ahead and here on this blog, if I'm not feeling inspired to write something I won't post anything.  I have in the past and honestly they were terrible posts and not something I want to post so I've just had a little time away from my blog, just to clear my head, and have a new start!

I'm not the best when it comes to technology but I am making a determined effort to switch up the template of my blog, something I had probably said before but this time it will happen!  I've found a few which tickles my fancy..  Can I say that??  Either way I've found a few which I like the style of and now just to take the plunge and click where I need to click and I'll have a shiny new template!  I'm the silly person that is scared that she'll go to install a new template and some terrible thing will occur and I'll be sitting here going "oh bother, help" but I'm hoping that won't be the case because Google is a good friend of mine and I'll figure everything out!

Also today marked the start of semester 1 for my university.  Wooo yeah.  See how excited I am?  Honestly I am a little nervous as my best friend graduated last year and I've gone through university with her and it'll be extremely odd to not see her at uni :(  but I'm thinking it'll be good to kind of not know anyone in some units.  It'll be like a fresh start, a new start and I can smash this year out and show the tutors what I've got!

I was talking to Alannah earlier today and said this year at uni was going to be all about me.  By this I mean, I'm concentrating on my studies and not focusing on helping everyone out like I did in previous years.  It's in my nature to want to help people but it's hard when you help them so much and the only time they help you is when you're desperate and when they do help it's like 'really, that's how you're going to go about it?'.  I also really don't like when people only help you when you're on the verge of having a mental breakdown... I don't know if they get some sort of enjoyment out of seeing people not be able to complete a task.?  Not sure, weird.  I know in saying all of this I know I will help people but I have to put myself first if I ever want to finish this degree haha!

But this is a new year (even though the second month is nearly finished...) and a new semester, so for Emma, it's going to be a new start.

Until next time, keep smiling :) xx

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

#BeABigSister | Daisie Smith

A few days ago YouTuber Daisie Smith uploaded a video called BE A BIG SISTER which you can view here :)

I though it was a great idea as a video and if you have less than two minutes to spare I really recommend you go and watch it!  I think it's beautiful that with the simple hashtag of #beabigsister you can give someone that motivation they need, and with it Valentine's Day just around the corner February can be not the best time for single people and there is an abundance of romance in the air.  And from personal experience, I know exactly how they feel.

If you want to get involved and bring a smile to someone's face, all you have to do is post on Instagram or Twitter your favourite quote and include the hashtag #beabigsister and you will find yourself surrounded by motivational quotes!

This is the quote I posted onto my Instagram and I will definitely be having this pinned up somewhere in my room!

Also you can check Daisie I'll leave links to her social places below:

Twitter:  @Daisie_Smith
Instagram:  @daisie_smith_

:) :) :)

Until next time, keep smiling :) xx

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Thoughts In The Morning

You're either a morning person or you're not.  Apparently haha!  Straight up, I am not the most friendliest person in the morning.  So whether your alarm wakes you up in the morning or not, here are some thoughts people (based off my personal experiences hehe) have right when they're feeling most comfortable, all rugged up in a nice, warm, cosy bed.....

Hang on my alarm hasn't gone off yet.  Back to sleep then.
Oh come on, I just turned over!!
Okay will be up in a minute.
I could just study at home today...?
Fine I'll get up.
Where are my slippers?
Oh.  My.  Goodness.  The.  Floor.  Is.  Cold.
When is it the weekend?  I want to sleep in.
Come on, it's dark outside.
I could skip breakfast and buy something later.
Nah I'll make something.
Burnt my toast.  The world must hate me.
No mum don't mind me, just sulking over my burnt toast.
No vegemite?  Well, this day is just getting better and better.
Why won't this jam spread, I'm an adult.  JAM.  SPREAD.  PLEASE.  Vegemite would never do this to me.
How come I have to get changed in a freezing room?  How is that fair?
Do I wear something warm or cold?  Can't trust weather reporters?
This will do, pretty sure I wore something similar last week.. Oh well.
Right hair.
Oh look we have the natural look.  Again.
And the facially naked look.  Again.
I look so pale.  I could fit into a vampire movie.
Bronzer.  Why you no show up on my face?
 Nope.  Not going to risk overly bronzed on my face.  Less is more.
Right, lost my history book.
Why is it still cold?  Come on warmth, there are you?
Where is my history book?
It's a two hour lecture and no tute, I can really stay at home.  Is it too late to back out?
I've put jeans on, I'm going in.
How am I the first one ready?
Wow medal for Emma.
Might lie down on the couch while I wait and rest my eyes.......
Or not.  (Insert swear word)
*leaves home and drives for a few minutes*
It's raining.  My shoes are not for the rain.  Knew I should have worn my boots!

This is pretty close to one of my mornings haha gotta love Tasmanian weather, should really pack a suitcase full of clothes because some days the weather changes so much!  Cold, sunny, then rain, back to sunshine and it's like summer!  GAH!

What are some of your thoughts in the morning?  Are you a morning person?  Or do you prefer to sleep in a cosy bed like me haha

Until next time, keep smiling :) xx

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

And It's February!

If anyone pinches or punches me, don't.....  It's February!  You know how everyone says to start the month with a bang..?  Well I decided that I would start, well end, the first day of the month with burning my finger on the hot plate on the stove.  Cannot believe I had gone nearly 22 years of my life without burning myself from the oven and today, yep thought touching the hot plate to see if it was hot was such a smart decision!  NOT!  


I'm honestly not surprised that February is already here.  I had been getting worried through quite a lot of January as I was having so many troubles with enrolling for university that I honestly felt like UTAS didn't want me anymore!

We were sent an email asking for our enrollment to be sorted by the 30th of January so I tried to enroll.  Didn't work.  Tried again the next morning.  Still didn't work.  Sent an email to the lady who was meant to help up, she was on holidays so I had to wait a week.  The new week started and I had tried again to enroll.  The new and improved site is worse than the original and now I couldn't click any of the units I needed.  Got a bit angry and sent an email to the degree coordinator.  She said to try again the next week and that the issues would be resolved.  Well the next week arrived and I still couldn't enroll.

And so by this time there were less than four days til we had to be enrolled by and I was getting emotional.  I swear I experienced every emotion and some more.  Ended up going into university after a few more emails had been sent and I am now FINALLY enrolled!  *Cue celebration sounds*

And so that is how I know it's already February.  And also people have been tweeting that it's Harry Styles birthday.  So Happy Birthday Harry.  Hope you have a fab day :) Em xx

But now that February is here, that means the end of my verrrrry long holiday from uni...  I'm for once excited about going back to uni this semester (see how long that lasts) and I am very excited about the electives I've chosen for this year!  It will be nice to see a lot of people again but will also be very different not seeing Alannah.  That is going to be very different not seeing her every week :(

What are you looking forward to in February?  Got anything interesting planned?

Until next time, keep smiling :) xx

PS!! Come and say hello!!! :) x