Things I've Learned From Being Raised By A Single Mother

My mum probably deserves a medal, like all single mothers, she did her best. Raising twins all by herself (with the help of my nana and grandad too) can't have been easy. Me and my sister didn't know any different, all we knew was just our mum, nana and grandad - that was our family. Our father figure was our grandad and it couldn't have been anyone better.

Being raised my a single parent teaches you a lot. It makes you want to be better, live up to high expectations and push yourself a little more. 
Mothers help you shape yourself into the person that you want to be. They forgive you for your past and your mistakes because chances are, they have done the same things. It's true what they say: the apple never falls far from the tree. I'm probably more like my mum more than I'd like to admit of course. Strong minded, passionate, loving and sensitive.

A Playlist Of Songs That Relate To My Mental Health

Waking up every morning and facing the world with a mental illness is and can be daunting. Depression can make everyday tasks seem challenging, getting out of bed and out the door is a big accomplishment no matter how big or small it is.  

While it seems like we have a hard time talking about mental illnesses in real life because it is difficult - someone in the world is battling their inner demons everyday and sometimes it goes unnoticed., music has always been a way to express what is hard to say out loud. Maybe before you realised what you were experiencing had a name, a certain song let you know that at the very last, you weren’t alone.

22 Things I've Learned In 22 Years

As of July 11th I've been on this crazy earth 22 years. I'm only 22 and i still have so much to learn. I have so many things i want to do such as: travel, study, write a book. I'm not quite feeling 22, it seems only yesterday was 19. Some of these lessons took longer to learn than others, and some I am still grasping. And there are still so many lessons to learn. There is no rule book for life. But for now, here are 22 things I have learnt in 22 years.

Important Lessons Learned From Blogging

I've been blogging for about 3 years now and i love it. It's something I consider a hobby and something that can open doors. While good bloggers can make blogging look easy, the reality is that showing up at your computer on a regular basis with fresh ideas is hard work, you lack motivation and of course life gets in the way. The BeautifulxImperfections Journal is my little creative heaven, it's my little baby (I'm aware of how cheesy it may sound) i'm proud of my blog, I'm proud of myself for taking the leap and creating it.