Dreams: Working in america over the summer (BUNAC)


So in my last post I told you how this blog will be having a bit of a spin of genre, and instead of focusing totally on beauty and secondary lifestyle it will be mostly lifestyle with the teeniest bit of beauty incorporated into it. I've noticed a lot of bloggers are becoming consumer journalist's and I don't wanna work for a company free without any perks of the job. I'm not a beautician but I do have a killer attitude to life: "do what makes you happy, fuck everything else".
I mean that in the best healthiest option, if what makes you happy causes your liver to rot because you only find happiness in a wine bottle then I don't condone that, but if travelling the world makes you happy then your my kinda person and I celebrate your life.

Speaking of travelling the world, I have signed up to a programme called WORK AMERICA with BUNAC, which works closely with the american embassy to allow explorers from around the globe (like myself) experience american and also earn money while they're out there.
Additionally to WORK AMERICA, there is WORK AUSTRALIA, and conservation work that you can do in asian countries like NEPAL and SINGAPORE, so if your an animal lover, an environmental ambassador or just wanna get your steak and ribs on, there is something for everyone.
There's a catch though, you must be a student, there is other companies like this that cater for none students, but it looks fantastic for your graduate placement, because if your open to travelling (especially for those who degree's are internationally needed) you could find yourself living in another country and having a life rival to kanye's and kims.

Click the picture to be taken to the website, they have a lot more to offer than whats mentioned above. 
To start the process you have to pay a deposit of £100, i've already done this which means my BUNAC ball is rolling.

Really excited

de montfort

Horse Riding Lesson (friday 11th oct)


On friday I got up promptly and put my jeans in my workout bag, and my pumps as I wanted to change into these after the lesson had finished, one of the equestrian girls told me that riding in jeans was super uncomfortable so I put on a pair of tights and a pair of leggings on over the top so I would be warm.
I also wore a blue jumper with a sports bra and tank top on underneath, I knew we would be rinding in a barn so warmth was key here.
I walked to the meeting point (the university local pub) and then got in Jenny's car. (Jenny had organised the lesson a week ago after conversing over facebook), I was in the front and there were too other girls in the back, we all got talking and when we got to the stables we paid our £20 for the lesson and then proceeded to the barn where we met our horses and got to grips with the saddle, the boots and the helmets.

When we got in the barn, we mounted our horses, I needed the stool because preston was so tall and I'm only 5"2, once I got on him I had to adjust my legs in to the stirrups because one side was longer than the other. We were then all walked around to the outer edge of the barn all in a line.

My horse was called preston,  a 7 year old stallion of chestnut colour with a blob of white tuft in between his eyes, in a diamond shape, ( I will get a picture next time) and he such a good temperament, in fact he was quite lazy, I was second in the line of our four person school, and the horse in front of me was called breeze, and everytime breeze went preston wanted to go.

First we were lined up and we just walked around and learned how to steer the horse and keep them as close to the outside as possible, the instructor told us to keep our heels down as this way we can kick easier into the side of the horse to make him go faster. Preston would not do this, every time I tried to make him go faster he would not so the instructor had to run with us while preston trotted.

I trotted!
At first it was hard to raise my bum up off the saddle to his rhythm, but the second time was much better where I was doing it on the straight of the barn but round the corners were much harder, then the third time I mastered it all around the barn, the instructor said I had come on leaps and bounds, (what a pun) to which I replied I was a fast learner.
My first ever time on a horse and I did a rising trot, especially proud of myself. Up and down with my heels down every time the weight of the horse shifted on to his oposing legs, there is a way that you can stay still on the horse while it is trotting but this bashes your groin, this is what they do in dressage and it really hurts you, you have to have a very strong stomach for it.

I've put a little video so you can see what a rising trot is, I can tell that that horse has a wide stomach because she doesn't rise that far from the saddle, her knees need more bend in them.

Can you see the way the heels are curved down
When her legs are straight she will be able to stand, perfect bend in the leg.
My next lesson is on thursday 17th of october and already I'm really excited for it. I wish I had had the money to do this when I was younger, and when I have children they will be riding horses. I will keep you updated on my progress and how its going.


M.I.A and Updates


Blogger in her natural habitat at 8pm on a saturday night, making homemade soap wrapped in a duvet.

I saw this picture last night and it kinda sums up how my life was in the midst of blogging, lonely. To some degree I was doing it to fill some time up and take my mind of the fact that my friends hardly wanted to spend anytime with me and that I even though everyone knew my number I wasn't getting a "hey, how are u?" text just to talk.
It seems to me that the "blogger" status has some very negative connotation of a vain loner who cares more about her makeup than her friends and wants to be more a internet sensation, than a well liked and social person. Its also a competative medium, which one blogger in particular used her "louis vitton" bag in every photo to get more SEO brownie points. 

So what I'm tryna say is, I've been missing in action because I'd rather live my life than write about makeup and MAC's new collection because even though they are great and I love their 90's drag queen throwback, I wanna write about what is important to me.
Not get search links for a company that won't even know me personally.

Now for the stuff I want you to know

I have just started my second year at university and I am eagerly awaiting my first assignment honestly, its quite exciting to be a geek. I've moved into my new massive student house with my course friend aridja and her friend nimo, I have aquired the attic room, which is delicious and has its own stairs to the kitchen.
In regards of university I have picked my specialist subjects and I'm really interested in getting to know about PR and the business of magazines. I've also joined the rowing club and the equestrian (horse riding) club and should be having my first riding lesson very soon. The equestrian club have also promised to teach me on basic horse care, which im really eager about. 
In addition to this i've also joined a programme called BUNAC which will find me a job in america for the summer and get me a working visa for 4 months, I'm finally doing what I've been scared to do, and maybe i've hid behind beauty blogging to make my options a more "stay at home, work at home" bolt. 
After university I've been wanting to go into the Royal Air Force to do something with either pilot or public relations, not something that is usually female, but femininity is not your job, its your vibe.

I'm gonna be writing about that.

Thanks for all you that have stuck by me, in my time of blogger drought, but if you still stick with me I will hopefully inspire you to put the makeup brush down, stop focusing on how you look and focus on something that means something to you.

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