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The Little Things

It’s no secret to my friends, family or twitter followers (oops) that my brain is a little bit of a mess right now. I struggled mentally all throughout my teenage years and it’s cruelly followed me into my early 20s now too. My mental health is something that I’m beginning to accept; I get this way sometimes. There often isn’t a trigger or an obvious cause, I just get stuck but I have to say I’m getting tired of it.

That being said, I‘ve been thinking recently how nice it’d be to change my ways a little bit. I’d love to get into blogging, to do things that used to bring me joy... I could even just say I’d love to get back into a somewhat normal life. At first I didn’t know where to start but I think I’m onto something here. By making this list I’m hoping I can look back on it on those dark days and realise there’s so much I’m missing out on being stuck in my own head all the time.

Over the past few months I’ve realised that sometimes it’s the smallest things that can bring a smile to my face, or bring a little bit of sunshine to an otherwise gloomy day in my life. These things can be tiny and insignificant to others, but just finding a little something to be happy about really can help me get through the day. Here’s my list featuring just some of ‘life’s little things’.

♡ The atmosphere before my favourite band come on stage
♡ Pain au chocolat
♡ A good YA book
♡ Brand new highlighter palettes (ABH Dream glow kit, I’m looking at you)
♡ Group chat voice note conversations
♡ The perfect cup of tea
♡ Photoshoots and being silly with Liv
♡ My favourite song on vinyl
♡ Drives on summer evenings
♡ Banana flavoured/scented EVERYTHING
♡ Urban Apothecary candles (in saying that, they don’t sell them anymore so I am very upset)
♡ Knitwear
♡ Sunflowers and red roses
♡ Christmas drinks at starbs and costa
♡ Gingerbread
♡ Harry Potter marathons
♡ Glitter
♡ Blackpool Illuminations (and the Pleasure Beach. And the arcades. AND Velvet Coaster Wetherspoons. Just Blackpool!!)
♡ Disneyland Paris days
♡ Hugs
♡ Coffee catch ups with Liam
♡ Visiting Amsterdam
♡ Old school arcades (Arcade Club in Bury has my heart)
♡ My cat babies
♡ Lava lamps
♡ Cry laughing
♡ Fluffy blankets
♡ Pretty sunsets
♡ White hot chocolate
♡ Mac and cheese (specifically the one I had at Winter Wonderland last year... it was damn good)
♡ Going to places “for the gram”
♡ Wandering London with Demi
♡ Dawlish Warren beach in South Devon
♡ Peter Pan
♡ Matching tattoos
♡ A good café or dessert place
♡ Meeting my favourite band
♡ Managing to keep houseplants alive
♡ Spontaneous nights in with my bestie
♡ Post Malone’s acoustic songs
♡ Holding hands with my favourite people
♡ The lantern scene from Tangled
♡ Shawn Mendes The Album
♡ Rev’s pretty cocktails
♡ Or anything bubblegum flavoured and alcoholic
♡ Spoons halloumi fries
♡ Rose gold and pastel pink
♡ Snow globes
♡ Waltzers

If you made it to the end of all that, congratulations! I’m aware the list was long as hell but we like multiples of 10 here, and 50 seemed like a decent amount to keep me going on those sad days. Hope you enjoyed that, and I’d love to hear some of your “little things” in the comments.

Thank you for reading!

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