There’s a lot going on in the old relationship department recently. Not just for me, either. It seems everyone I went to school with got married this summer.
So relationships have been on my radar a fair bit, and I’ve been thinking about what it is that makes me feel like I’m in a good one (which I do). At the beginning of my relationship, there was a lot of “OHH so this is how it’s supposed to be, I didn’t know!”
Along with that, I realised why a few of my previous relationships haven’t worked out, and it isn’t necessarily for the reasons I attributed to it at the time. Now, I’ve learned a lot more about what I need and want from a relationship, as well as what the other person probably needs and wants.
There is no way you’re not going to make mistakes in a relationship, but I like to believe they teach you something about what’s right for you. There are relationships I had as a teenager that always make me cringe to think about now. I question my sanity, as I’m sure most people do, and wonder how I couldn’t see what was really going on at the time. The short answer is because I was, like, 16, and I was only just starting to learn about myself and what ‘myself’ is like in a relationship with someone else.
I first heard about the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches on the episode of Sali Hughes’ in the bathroom series with Ruth Crilly. Ruth briefly mentioned that they’d worked for her, whereas Sali said she hadn’t really had any success with them. Experimental (translation: desperate) as I am, I thought I’d give them a go and quickly ordered some from Amazon.
If you’ve never seen them, they’re basically stickers that you put over a spot to try and get rid of it. I’ve been using these for about a year now, and I can tell you that they work consistently.
I paid less than a fiver for 24 different sized patches, which is really reasonable when you consider how much some anti-blemish solutions are.
I love a good quote. This year, I bought a calendar with various positive affirmations on each month which I like to look at every morning. My ‘wise words’ board on Pinterest probably has the most pins on it. I’m planning on getting them all printed and framed to display around the house.
I think the reason I love a good, relatable quote, is that it makes me feel less lost. If there are words that someone has strung together that can so completely describe my current situation or thoughts, then someone else must have gone through something similar and come out of the other side. Does that make sense?
It makes me feel understood on a quiet level, instead of a shouty social media level. I read quotes sometimes and it helps me to accept my own thoughts. I really like quotes that make me feel hopeful and positive. I’ve noticed a lot of people struggling recently with motivation and a lot of “what’s the point?” discussions going on, especially on Twitter. So, I wanted to share my favourite quotes that can help change my mindset whenever I start to feel pessimistic about the future.