South African Wildlife!

Hello everyone! Here are some of the photos I promised on my last post from my trip to South Africa. It was a truly amazing experience, pictures simply cannot capture it’s beauty. Enjoy and let me know what you think! I will be back soon with my fourth anxiety help guide post.

To be honest I got more videos than photos which will all be combined into a YouTube video which will be posted on my channel- Hannah Grace- soon! I saw lots more animals than just these few but I wanted to enjoy the present moment when I was there and not live behind the camera or through a screen, I hope you all understand.

All my love,

HG

YOU’RE WORTHY

So we all know how it is to feel worthless and useless right? If you haven’t you’re a very fortunate person and I envy you considerably. But often what we don’t realise is that the reason we feel worthless is due to the fact that we allow other people too much control over our emotions, we rely on their opinion of us to affirm our own opinion of ourselves… and that’s not good. 

This post today is about taking that control back, and never allowing anyone else’s opinion of you to topple your own, never allow anyone that pink plane windowpower over you. This is especially evident in relationships. How many young girls rely on some dirty trash of a guy’s opinion in order to feel fulfilled and good enough? Why should we allow someone the power to control how we feel? The answer is we should NOT. 

Recently for me after going through a breakup I allowed myself to become lower in self-worth because of this one dude I met like 3 times. This guy intimidated me, he was older, very ambitious and successful. Consequently I thought he was a rather arrogant person, which can obviously become unattractive when not in moderation. So this intimidation and feeling that he was better than me (since he’d been so successful) led to me believing that I had no worth and that everything I had made for myself through my blog and YouTube was useless. All this from meeting up with a guy 3 bloody times!!!

It’s like I forgot all about ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’ and that I control my own worth, no one else should be given that control. The problem was I allowed this dude the power to change my worth, making me forget how freaking amazing I am, making me doubtful and lowering my overall frequency. 

pink cloudsNow, I know I am not the only girl that has had this experience with boys that they’re seeing. If you’re feeling low and depressed due to a guy who isn’t showing or giving you the attention you so rightfully deserve, get rid of him, throw him in the trash. You and you alone set the bar for what you deserve. If you believe you deserve someone who is lazy with no ambition you’ll attract and accept people like that. You’re better than that, you deserve to set that bar as high as you can, and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you are a bad b*tch, an independent woman, who does not need a mans attention and appreciation to feel whole. 

I just feel like so many of us fall into this trap, subconsciously. I mean I would say I’m a pretty strong young lady and even I get sucked into this vicious circle. I think at the end of the day we all like the attention, but we deserve the best sort of attention, not the arse who isn’t giving you the love you deserve. 

Remember this ladies and gents, I think we all need to hear it sometimes. 

All my love, 

HG

(The Broken Pearl) 

Get to Know me a bit better!

Good morning beautiful readers. How are we all today? God knows why but I’m in a bit of a low mood, even after going on a morning run, so that’s a sign to me that after I’ve written this post I need to get outside again and go and visit my grandparents and get social rather than wallowing in my own pity at home on my own. Because I find that when I’m on my own it’s easy to get sucked into a black hole of despair, and as I just said I really don’t have anything to be sad about!

So here’s the Questions and Answers for you all- enjoy!

What’s my favourite book? This would have to be The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregroy for me. I absolutely love historical faction, it’s my favourite genre, and this book started my addiction to it! Gregory actually inspired me to write a dissertation about Anne Boleyn for my EPQ in Sixth form, that’s how much this book moved me!

Favourite Ice-cream flavour? Anything chocolaty, honestly I think I’m addicted to chocolate it’s pretty bad!

What’s your most embarressing childhood memory? I don’t know if this is the most embarressing but it’s one of the only ones I can remember, I kissed this boy at his house when I was like 3/4 and I went in for it so hard he hit his head on the end his bed post!

3 favourite movies? I’m not even going to lie to you guys I don’t really watch TV, like seriously… This probably isn’t an absolute favourite but I do love the movie Safe Haven, I love the scenery and picturesqueness of the area it’s filmed.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? I would have to say South of France, we hiked between these moutains, the views were gorgeous and there were so many natural pools and greenery it was magical.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Starting this freaking blog! I’ve always wanted to create an influence for myself, starting YouTube was another one of my big achievements, it’s just keeping commited to it!

Who would you like to live like for a day? May sound weird considering I’m a 19 year old girl, but I would love to be David Attenborough, I love the things he gets to experience and the influence he can weild, all for good causes too!

If you could ask your pet 3 questions what would they be? Do I annoy you by calling you cute all the time? Do you like being smothered? Do you love me?

When you’re having a bad day what do you do to make you feel better? One of the key things I do which eleviates me immediatly is writing it all down to find a solution, or I meditate, eat chocolate, have a bath, see my friends, cuddle my mum, go on a dog walk, get outside, go running…

Using one word how would you describe your family? Unfortunatly… COMPLICATED.

Who is the kindest person you know? Honestly I cannot pick between all my friends, I’d feel bad just writing one name down so here’s a few- Maisie, Lydia, Katy, Laurine… the list is endless.

What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? The Babadook really shook me up, I had to sleep with the lights on…

Celebrity crush? Gavin Leatherwood from Sabrina is seriously sexy omg..

That was a bit of random one folks, I could go on and on but I don’t want to bore you all to be honest! If you want to get to know me better you can always shoot me an email or comment below! Feel free to answer any of these yourselves too, I’m intruiged as to what you guys are like too, lets get to know each other!

All my love,

HG

(The broken pearl)

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The Broken Pearl

Hello everyone, today’s blog post is going to be a bit more raw than all the others. I’m getting deep with you guys, because I’m majorly in my feelings.

Why am I sad? That doesn’t even need to be said, all I have to say is that my heart is aching badly and all I want to do is curl up in a black hole and hibernate for a year to get through this pain… From this I assume you understand my situation right? If you don’t I’m sure you can all relate to this is one way or another.

dark ocean.jpgI’m just having a very bad day today, which seems impossible for someone who always seem’s upbeat and writes about self-help all the time. Well even people like me have our off days, and it is shitty but right now I really can’t find the motivation to do anything, but I know that writing seriously helps me so that’s what I’m doing, and because I get to basically talk to you guys about it and that’s what I need right now.

It’s tough not knowing if you’ve made the right decision or not, but as Oprah Winfrey once said you have to understand your intention before making a decision. I think I have made my decision, I need more space to grow into the better person I want to become and I believe being without my partner will allow me to do that.

The whole point of me vomiting all this onto a page for you guys is to prove that no ones perfect. We all make poor decisions from time to time, and have days when were not feeling up to doing anything, days when getting out of bed is our biggest achievement, and that’s FREAKING OKAY. We can’t put the pressure on ourselves or expect ourselves to be motivated and super inspired every single f-ing day of the year, because it’s not physically possible. Life is going to throw obstacles at you every now and then, and you’ll undergo a rollercoaster of emotions in order to smash that obstacle down.

pearl 1.jpgOur imperfections make us human, our poor decisions make us human, our mistakes make us human. We are all broken pearls, or pearls with tiny cracks in them. Pearl’s are often idealised and symbolic as perfect because they’re spherical and fine, we all wish we could be that un-cracked polished and dazzling pearl. But in reality we all have a few cracks and scars, and that’s because were human, and it shows that we’ve lived!

Today I realised this, and that not every day can go as smoothly as you’d like. I didn’t expect to write a blog post on bloody pearls but here we are! I’m sorry if this isn’t what you came on here for, but I’m just keeping it real with you guys.

All my love, 

HG

(the broken pearl)