Things To Live For : Part 2

First of all, SORRY that I haven’t written for long. I’m actually in the middle of a lot of stuff – 3 debate and speech competitions, a couple of tests (whats new?) and a dance to learn for school. Its like a miracle I even got time for this. But since it isn’t physically possible for me to keep away from all you lovely people for any longer than this, here I am, making time out of my crazy schedule. So, without further ado, here’s the continued post that I left off from last time.

1.  Assorted Chocolates

bonfires

2. When your dog knows you’re down

bonfires

3. Snowglobes

bonfires

4. Stuffed animals

bonfires

5. Cotton candy at fairs

bonfires

6. Create days (Painting/Sketching)

bonfires

7. Stargazing with your friends

bonfires

8. Chick Flicks/Sappy romantic movies

bonfires

9. Ice cream trucks

bonfires

10. Home-delivered Pizza

bonfires

12. Water Balloon Fights in the summer

bonfires

13.  Staying up all night talking/texting him

bonfires

14. Camping trips with friends

bonfires

15. Spray painting

bonfires

16. Rainbows after a light drizzle

bonfires

17. Butterflies in the spring

bonfires

18. Curling up to a good book

bonfires

19. Roller coasters

rain

20. The street after it rains

rain

21. Catching fireflies

rain

22. Glitter

rain

23. Pinky Promises

rain

24. Shooting stars

rain

25. Getting the window seat

window-seat-lo-fi--large-msg-131336666688

26. Trampolines

rain

Thats all for now, I’ve work to do. See all you lovelies later. I hope this brightened your day or that you’ll remember these things on days you’re feeling a bit blue.

Stay beautiful

Deliya x 🙂

Advertisements

Things To Live For : Part 1

I’ve just realized (through school, of course) that suicide rates in Britain have risen 15% over the last couple years. (Wow, that is one depressing start) But anyway, I just thought it’d be a nice idea to possibly list down some things that I personally think are worth living for. Here goes!

1. Ice cream

icecream

2. Flowers in the Spring

flowersspring

3. Music

music

4. Your pets

dogs

5. Your siblings/family

family

6. Your friends

    friends

7. Christmas mornings

christmas

8. Bonfires with friends

bonfires

9. Childhood memories

    memories

10. That one boy you just can’t get off your mind

boy

11. Wanderlust/The need to travel and see new things

travel

12. The beach in the summer

beach

13. Sleepovers

JGalt 061

14. The smell of books/libraries

books

15. Sales

sale

16. New born babies

beach

17. Bucket lists

sale

18. Food/Pizza/Midnight Snacks

beach

19.  Fireworks

books

20. Rain

rain

21. Warm beds in winter

travel

22. Long hugs

books

23. Football season

boy

             24. Fangirling

fangirl

25. Lazy days

fangirl

26. The first snowflake

sale

27. Driving with the hood down

sale

28. Weekends

rain

29. Disney movies

rain

30. Packing for vacations

bonfires

These are just some things off the top of my head. I’ll add some later!

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

Things That Annoy Me : Part 1

We all live in a pretty irritating world, where we inevitably and regularly find things that piss us off. I know for a fact that there are at least a thousand things I can think, just off the top of my head, that bug me and get on my last nerve. So, I’ve decided that it is time to reveal (only part 1 of) the list of things that annoy me.

1. Laziness/Tardiness

watch

Maybe it’s just me, but don’t you absolutely hate it when people say they’d do something or be somewhere by a certain time and they’re always always late? Like, is being punctual for once in your life a crime? And when my brother is sitting right next to the telephone whilst I’m in the other room and it starts to ring and he refuses to pick it up even though its right there and I have to end up racing down the hall to get it. Gosh, there’s nothing that ticks me off more than laziness.

2. Spell my name wrong

write

I get it if you do it by accident, but when you’ve known me for 9 years and you still decidedly spell it wrong on purpose, you’re just asking for a whack on the face. Come on people, its not that hard! Say it with me now, D-E-L-I-Y-A.

3. Swearing Too much

swear

Don’t you just hate it when people (generally boys, though girls do it too) swear too much? It sounds so harsh and uncouth. Saying all those rude words doesn’t make you cool. It just makes you sound unpleasant and mean. I mean, yes, everyone uses them once in a while (aint no saints) to express deep-rooted emotions (of hatred, or love) but not all the time.

4. Slow/No Wi-fi

slowwifi

Do I even need to elaborate? Slow or no wi-fi is just such a mood-kill. Its just so terrible when you’re forced to go out into the daylight and mingle with other humans and then realize you’re almost to introvert-ish to function in normal society.

5. Bad grammar while texting

badgrammar

I mean, yes, everyone makes the occasional spelling/grammar mistake or the ‘lol/omg/rotfl’ abbreviations. But messing up your grammar and spelling on almost every word while you’re texting makes me just want to throw a dictionary in your face. Maybe its just me being a grammar Nazi, I don’t know.

6. TV commercials

tv

Maybe I”m just over-exaggerating but why do TV companies think its OK to run the actual show for like 10 mins and then put on completely useless ads for absolute junk products for like 20 mins? Like I’m going to believe that that stupid shampoo will make my hair go from flat to as voluminous as an Afro in 1 wash. Yeah right,

7. Muggles

muggles

Need I even say more? Get out of my face, you non-believer! There is magic and as soon as I get my letter to Hogwarts (its running a couple years late), the first thing I’ll do is turn you into a toad.

Well, thats it for now. Of course, the list is truly never ending but I’ll got assignments staring at me from the edge of the room and I’ve just got to get to work already!

Love,

Deliya x 🙂

How To Make A Girl’s Day

So recently someone emailed me asking  how to make a girl feel special. I don’t know if this person asked as a friends or if this person likes a girl and wants to let her know she’s more than a friend to him. In any case, I thought I’d lend a hand to all those guys out there who’re wondering how to make their best girl friends or their girlfriends feel special. No matter who you are, here are some ways to make a girls day.

1. Compliment her

lifeasiseeit

This one’s simple and outright and pretty much obvious. Ever girl wants to and loves to be complimented (who doesn’t?). Whether this is your girlfriend (or someone you wish was your girlfriend) or yourfriend, the simplest way to make her smile is compliment her. Now be sure to space out the compliments. Don’t just pour them all into a a paragraph and make it all awkward. Just lay them on from time to time and she’ll definitely feel special around you. Another thing is to make sure you don’t only compliment her on her body or looks. I mean, those are nice and all, but maybe a little compliment on her personality or her eyes would feel a bit more warm and from the heart?

2.Surprise her

surpriseher

A girl loves nothing more than proof that you’ve thought about her while she wasn’t in front of you. Make sure you know her well enough to get her something you know she’ll totally love. Maybe she’s a girly girl and loves bracelets and necklaces? Or maybe she’s a tomboy who likes hats and skateboards. Or a chocoholic? You’ve got to know her well enough to get her something she’ll love. In fact,ever better, is when you make her a gift. There’s nothing more personal than something you grew/made/organised on your own. Thats when shit gets real.

3. Don’t lie

lie

There’s absolutely NOTHING a girl hates more than being lied to, so the simple obvious other is to not lie to her. Girls being the way they are, generally know the truth (80% of the time) so why risk it?

4. Act Like You Care…

youcare

Another simple way to make a girls day is listen to her. Talk to her, go out to eat with her, do something fun with her. In other words, show her you care. That spending time with her is something you like doing. That being seen in public with her (and not always your guy friends) is something you’re not only ‘macho’ enough to do but also love doing. Take her somewhere fun and interesting, make plans for her and listen to what she says. Girls love it when you remember the little things they’ve said earlier. It shows you were actually paying attention.

5. Always notice

newhair

Guys I don’t know why, but this is really important to a girl : always ALWAYS notice when a girl does something new to her hair or her look in general. This is essential to both your happiness and that of the girl in question’s.

6. Respect her

respect

No girl likes a guy who’s always acting like a douche or a little bit too full of himself. I mean, yes, its definitely a fact that us girls are somehow more attracted to guys who aren’t total mama’s boys (a.k.a. the infamous bad boy) but even girls know the limit to acting like a jerk. Your girl deserves to be treated with respect – whether its to her opinions and decisions or to her body and personality. Also, make sure you’re not always talking about yourself when you’re with her. Try to listen to her and ask her how her day was for a change?

7. Don’t take ages to respond

goodmorning

The last (and one of the most important) thing I’m going to tell you is to not take ages to respond to her text. You don’t seem busy, you just seem like a self-obsessed idiot. Its not nice to make a girl wait hours before you respond to her text. Another thing that goes along with this one is to send her a “Good morning” text. Let her know she was the first thing on your mind when you woke up. Girls love good morning texts, don’t ask us why because we probably couldn’t explain it to you anyway. Just do it.

weheartit

All in all guys, don’t be a complete good boy (break the rules for her once in a while) but be sweet and nice and thoughtful. Be there for her when she needs you and be patient with her (as she is with you). Stand up for her and keep her smiling and that ought to let her know you mean something to her. Hope that helped you!

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

Lies That Everyone Tells

Everyone on the planet tells a white lie from time to time. Its just the way of the world (gosh, that sounds so bad but its true).  Some lies are to save friendships and relationships, some are to get out of trouble or to get others out of trouble. Usually, as long as we’re not breaking the law or something, white lies simply cushion us from ourselves. So without further ado, here are some common lies that everyone tells.

1. I’m fine…

tumblr_mbbtu32wmd1rfzzqfo1_500

I don’t know exactly why humans just feel the need to bottle up everything inside and not tell anyone how they are. I mean, I get that you probably don’t want to share what you’re going through with everyone but at least make sure to tell your close friends (what are friends for?) or else you’ll get sick bottling up all those emotions. I mean, you clearly don’t seem fine, that’s we asked how you were in the first place. Its like you’re telling us we’re not worthy of knowing or that we wont understand. But we asked because we actually care and we probably want to help. So don’t go around with that bottled up sass.

2. I didn’t do it…

tumblr_static_33

OK, this is definitely a lie I sympathize with because I have used this one on countless occasions. I know it’s not right at all, and that you should always take responsibility for your actions, no one wants to get into trouble willingly (especially when no one can find out the culprit) right? I mean, this might not work for everyone but since I’m lucky enough, my rules for trouble have always been to deny everything and, if that doesn’t work, blame my twin!

3. Dinner’s ready in 5 minutes

tumblr_lw9hugDWjB1qbycdbo1_1280

Is it just my mum, or everyone’s that lies about how soon dinner’s going to be ready? She’ll go like “Honey, the table will be ready in 5 minutes.” and then I go downstairs 5 minutes later and dinner’s still in the oven. I mean, why even tell that lie mum? I love food but I also love tumblr. If food wasn’t ready yet, I could’ve just read that book/watched that video/finished that game level/texted for a little while longer. Its not nice, giving people false hope.

4. Thank you so much! I love it…

tumblr_ldleypRmLN1qebenwo1_1280_large

We all have that one Uncle Bob or Aunt Clair that always gives you rotten birthday/Christmas presents and, well, they’re so sweet and nice to you that you don’t have the heart to tell them that the present you have is the most useless thing you’ve ever seen/would never be seen in public with. Then you’d just seem like an ungrateful brat or an insensitive jerk.

5. I’m sure I texted you…

tumblr_m2fmhaZkt01qhwyt6o1_500_large

Because telling someone that they were low on your priority list or agenda would just be outright mean and rude, no matter how much you dislike that person. It would just make things weird otherwise and hurt your relationship, so you’re probably better off telling this lie and blaming technology for your mistakes.

6. Yeah, I was with Andrea last night…

dresses-friend-friends-friendship-girls-h3rsmile.tumblr.com-Favim.com-76379_original

Because that just what friends do…they agree and go along with your story first, and ask you questions later. You were probably in a really tight or awkward situation anyway, or you wouldn’t have had to rope someone else in, in your web of lies.

7. Yeah, you look great in that dress…

tumblr_l062as1tRz1qzln3yo1_1280

OK, so I’ve never personally done this one before (because I don’t particularly understand the necessity to lie about how somebody else looks in a dress, so they get a fake impression and get happy then but end up wasting money and getting embarrassed publicly later) but my sister has done this to me countless times before, where I get hooked on to a silly-looking outfit and she just nods along and agrees and I end up getting humiliated later. Its just not done; its mean, so knock it off, you overtly nice people! I can take a bit of criticism.

8. I did finish my work, I just forgot to bring it to school…

tumblr_lx2mcbUyCh1r4ffuao1_500_large-5710

OK, so I know I cannot be alone in this. I just know it. I mean, me and my friends have gotten out of trouble with this one a million times before. Seriously, no one’s that honest.

Stay beautiful!
Deliya x 🙂

Bucket List : Part 1

It’s surprising how we often get so wrapped up in our lives that we seem to miss out everything and anything in our immediate circle of need. We’re constantly in this rat-race, this sort of cross-country marathon of never-ending competition and beating others that we forget to look around at the lovely country-side views passing us by – the green meadows, the unending blue skies, the fluffy cotton-candy clouds and the sea of pretty blue flowers. Life’s all about appreciating and enjoying the journey to our common final destination  – death – no matter who we are, or where we’re from, we’re all humbled by it in the end. And in the end, all that would’ve mattered was what you did as a human being for others, how you touched and changed their lives and how you made the most of it while you could.

typewriter

And so in relevance to making the most of life, I thought I’d jot down a bucket list, just to see how it goes. Enjoy!

1. Meet Ryan Gosling

kinopoisk.ru

OK, lets get serious. This is a serious bucket list, I’m not just kidding around, and so obviously, meeting Ryan Gosling HAS to be on the to-do. What else do we live for, right?

2. Travel The World

tumblr_mc7f2s9Bt11r9me8wo1_500

Or at least, set foot on every continent. I’ve never been outside of Britain, unless you count my trip to Paris (which you should), so yeah, that’s definitely something I would love to do. I’ve got wanderlust – big time. I just…you know, have a very busy life (as if) and so I don’t get to travel often.

3.  Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower

view_from_the_eiffel_tower_by_qvisions-d5n44vm

I’ve already accomplished this one (that is a picture my friend Mark took from the top of the tower). I went on a trip to Paris with a couple of my best friends last year and we were all out of England for the first time and we just went EVERYWHERE and it was amazing. And in case you’re wondering, yes, the view from up there was what you would call breathtaking and what I would describe (very accurately, I might add) as asdfghjkl…

4. Spend Christmas at Disneyland

disneyland-christmas-decorations-hd-wallpapers

I mean yes, sure, I HAVE gone to Disneyland when I was 4 (which is, to this day, the best day ever) but I want to spend Christmas there. Just once. With some friends. It’ll be like a magical place where dreams come true where I get to dress up as a princess for a day COMBINED with the joy of Christmas giving. WHAT could be more cheerful than that?

5. Attend a Masquerade Ball

tumblr_m78tg7MDAO1rb6sylo1_500

I saw this movie once when I was really young and I dont really remember it, except that there was a masquerade ball in it. I remember being absolutely fascinated by the idea. Only much later though, did I know what they were called but its really caught on to me as a child and I would really love to attend one.

6.  Write A Book

736155615_1376189483

I’m in the process of this one. I am writing a book, I’ve got the idea together and everything but what with all this schoolwork and soccer practice, I cant always make out time for it. But I will definitely do it someday, though.

7. Learn to play the Drums

tumblr_m3a2f4HYR91qzup4jo1_500

I’ve always admired people who could and I’ve always wanted to learn but never really got round it. I think the rhythm and the beat are the most important part of a song, so this a must-do.

8. Party all night

a4abcb5a4a65e7cb_tumblr_lnwl00L3Wv1qklgmpo1_500_large

This one sounds sort of rude, but thats not what I mean. I mean to say like, go to a club or a concert and party through the night and into the morning, just jam to some music with some friends. That would be a first.

9. Go to Times Square and/or the Walk Of Fame

city-kodak-new-york-photography-times-square-Favim.com-57959

I know what a complete stereotyped weirdo I sound like, but come-on, look at that view! *swoon* I wanna, I wanna and I’m gonna.

10. Ride a camel/elephant

tumblr_lz8taccmTS1qz7t0xo1_1280

Maybe its just me and my obsession with unusual animals but how amazing would it be to go on a safari of some sort and ride one of those? Imagine the view from up there!

tumblr_mnogxw4iWz1rk5x5go1_500

Thats it for now! This is just part 1, I’m probably going to be adding a lot more stuff as it comes along in my head. You can always give me some of your suggestions as well. You know where to reach me! Bye for now!

Stay beautiful

Deliya x 🙂

I Pray For A World Like That : Gay Pride

This week I thought I’d go a little deep and thoughtful on my blog because some things have happened in the past week which I wanted to share about with all of you. I know that a lot of people arent OK with this and this is an extremely contreversial topic but I’m willing to risk anything that comes my way because standing up for what I believe in was what I was taught to do.

tumblr_m788kry3891rb9yaoo1_500

One of my closest guy friends (I’m not naming any names) came up to me and he told me that he was gay. And then started crying. It was actually really cold outside (isn’t it always?) and it was 9 in the night and he’d come running all the way from his house 4 blocks down to come and tell me. When I opened the door, he had little snowflakes on his eyelashes and hair and his face was all pink. He didn’t say hi or anything. He just blurted it out and started sobbing his heart out. Like it was a bad thing. Like it was wrong. I looked at him and he looked at me, and to me, he didn’t look any different. He still had that same sincerity in his eyes, the same beautiful heart and the same caring soul that I had loved all these years and he was in my mind, exactly the same.

tumblr_lo1txaMhMJ1qh1e4vo1_500

I held him while he told me all about it that night (he ended up sleeping over) and he told me that he hadnt even told his parents yet and that he was terrified if anyone found out. I felt terrible for him but after a while (when he’d calmed down a bit) I told him there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. That it’s perfectly fine and that its nothing to be ashamed of. That its just a part of who you are, not all of it and definitely not the most important part. It didn’t change who he was and that he was lovely human being either way. I told him that all our friends would still love him and that those who didn’t never deserved to have know him anyway.

a-place-abraco-cute-love-people-photography-Favim.com-47275

But, I assume he took it in the patronising way because then he threw a fit saying I didn’t understand how difficult it was because I wasnt in his position and a there was a bit of name calling on both ends (I might’ve called him a bit of a crosspatch), but after about 2 minutes we got serious again.

tumblr_lqizrlX84C1r00liao1_500

I dread to think I’m growing up in a world where my friends, family or my (future) children (if I ever have them) will be fearful or embarassed to admit to who they are. Its like lying to the world, and worst of all, lying to yourself. Its like secretly being a Belieber and just saying you hate him to everyone else just to fit in. Its just not right. Being gay (or a Belieber or whatever) is just as much a part of who you are as is your eye colour. You’re simply born with it and it presence or state doesnt in any way change who you are from the inside. At all. And isn’t who you are on the inside all that really matters in life and love?

12879613017524418804

If we are but human beings at all, why would  we want to poke fun of other people just because they happen to be different? Isn’t variety the spice of nature and life? If we have even one humane quality within us, we’d want to treat everyone equally. Especially after the terrible past LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual trangender) people have gone through, the need of the hour is to be loving, affectionate and accepting of them. Because really, whats wrong with being the way you are? Would you like it if people made fun of you because of where you were from or how you looked? It would be plain cruel and unfair simply because where you’re from and how you look are things you cant help. You were born with them and there’s absolutely no reason such a thing should get you down.

girl

Being gay has NO effect on someone’s personality AT ALL. I’ve loved this best friend of mine since we were 4 because he is funny and helpful and loyal and caring and just plain all-round awesome. It didn’t matter to me if he was gay. He was still the guy I went on my first ever road trip with, the guy who was there for me when I broke up with my first boyfriend, the guy who carried me home when I broke my ankle at a soccer game once and the guy I made so many amazing memories with and that will never ever change. He’s a beautiful person and him (or anyone else) being gay shouldnt at all affect our (or anyone elses) thoughts of him.

tumblr_lsnkh0vibh1qd3wdoo1_500

I just pray that, one day, we will live in a world where people would be as accepting of gay people as they are of males and females. That one day it wouldn’t matter what people’s gender was as long as they were capable, strong and true. I pray that gay rights would no longer be an issue and that people would not be afraid to admit to who they are. I pray for a world like that.

Stay beautiful,

Deliya 🙂

Feminism Isn’t Working and I Give Up

I GIVE UPby Admin Jen

I’m hanging it up.

Yeah, that’s right. I’m done with feminism. It’s not working. We’re getting nowhere. In fact it actually seems like we’re going backwards. Someone come confiscate my “Feminist as F*ck” t-shirt, buy me a beekeeper suit and leave me to my new, non-feminist existence which will entail popping out more children and possibly listening to a lot of Katy Perry, who is an avowed non-feminist. (The woman who dresses her tits up like cupcakes says she is not a feminist, are you surprised?).

Fighting double standards has become worse than passé. In that entire media whore-nado over Miley Cyrus and her VMA spectacle, the only person I saw pointing out that Robin Thicke is actually kind of questionable for grinding his bits on a girl who could be his daughter… was another dude. Even we in our own circular firing squad of feminism didn’t…

View original post 1,096 more words

Things Disney Movies Taught Me

Even though Disney movies are produced essentially for kids, there is not one person I know (or choose to associate with) who doesn’t have that one favourite pick that they can watch any time, any place with some ice cream and a slight fangirling session (mine is definitely Peter Pan). It’s just the way life works. Simple as that.

So yesterday I went to the movies with a couple of girlfriends (we’d decided to give her a grand all-out fancy GNO to get over her broken heart) and what better than a Disney movie to ease the pain? We ended up watching Hercules and (surprise surprise) I loved it, even though I’d already watched it earlier. So today I thought I’d blog about what Disney movies teach us, just as a tribute to their all-round awesomeness. Lets begin, shall we?

1. Peter Pan

tumblr_m7kwds0pnv1rzemldo1_500_large

This one’s my favourite so obviously it had to go first. I think the main message goes along the lines of growing older and mature, but never really growing up. We all want to foster and sustain a piece of childish innocence in us, no matter how old we grow. We want to laugh at the top of our lungs and not care what others think and just do what we want, as we used to when we were children. Something to remember of Tinkerbell’s character is that you can be small and powerful at the same time-one does not prevent the other. Another thing we learn from Peter Pan is that thinking positively can work wonders (it can even make you fly) but if a boy shows up at your window, he’s (more likely than not) going to be trouble.

 2. Hercules

tumblr_lkkom57sQw1qd5lsco1_1280

An important thing to learn from Meg’s life is that, without first thinking things through thoroughly, you mustn’t completely uproot your life and ways for someone else. Also, you mustn’t let the mistakes of your past let you ruin or hamper with the opportunities that lie for you in the future. Hercules shows us how simply being famous or a celebrity doesn’t automatically make you a role-model and that you have to earn your way into being a hero or a ‘god’.

3. Finding Nemo

AyB2-2ICQAACOzW

Three of the most important things that Finding Nemo shows us is, first, that being forgetful doesn’t mean you’re stupid and being happy doesn’t make you weird. Second is that family might annoy you at times but when you’re in trouble, they would literally cross the oceans and seas to find and save you. And lastly, when life gets you down, no matter what, always ALWAYS keep moving ahead and keep your head up.

4. Pocahontas

tumblr_lh14z1dphI1qgxg64o1_500_large

Listening to your parents is important, but so is standing up for what you believe in. Everything has life and everyone deserves to be treated with equal respect whether your skin is brown or white. The earth is not a dead thing you can claim and you cannot judge people before you know them or walk in their shoes just by their appearance.

5. Alice In Wonderland

tumblr_lyoitk8ul01r03jp0o1_500

Imagination and creativity can take you wonderful and amazing places. You don’t have to be like everyone else and its OK to be nervous and different.

6. The Lion King

tumblr_l8k30sOBox1qa7kg4o1_500

Its OK to remember and think about the past, but we have to remember that bad things happen and that instead of sulking and brooding over what was, we can imagine and plan of what could be. You mustn’t believe everything you hear. True friends accept you, the true you, all of you, farts and all. Hakuna Matata!

7. Beauty and the Beast

tumblr_lym5j1K7Td1r6dm17

The most obvious take-home from this one is that you mustn’t judge everyone by their physical appearance. A terrible beast may actually be a kind-hearted romantic prince on the inside. Also, it’s OK to be an oddball and love books. – books take you all sorts of new places, but make sure you’re not too caught up. Always learn to appreciate the beauty thats inside.

8. A Bug’s Life

A Bugs Life

Its OK to be weird and original and creative, even if noone else is with you. If you work together, there are no enemies to big too defeat and no problems too big to solve.

9. Toy Story & Monsters Inc.

img-thing             tumblr_m5iyjjV8Xx1ryvkawo1_500

No matter what the hurdles may be or how hard the challenges ahead may seem, we will do anything, risk anything for those we love and truy care for.

10. Cars

tumblr_m5o8a43KV01qm4we9o1_500 (2)

You are not a champion simply by the number of trophies on your wall. The true treasures and the greatest of victories are the lessons you learn and the people you meet along the journey of life.

11. Up

tumblr_lunekdERgG1qm6oc3o1_500

You are never too old to try out new things. Dreams and true love live in your heart till the end of time, till your very last breath. The adventure never ends.

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

The Rules For Being Human

Hello everyone!
Recently I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since there’s been a lot going on in my life and its all been complicated and mixed up and a complete hot mess.

When you’re 17 or 18 as I am, there’ll be a lot of big life decisions to make and it can be very scary. An all-too-fast, all-too-real train into a misty unknown future thats just overwhelming you and the pressure starts pulling you under.

tumblr_mb5qqrPLSe1rnvzfwo1_500

So this week I sat down to sort out my thoughts in my little blue notebook and I narrowed everything down to its basics : what I need to remember and reorganise and what I dont. What I need to worry about and what not. The basics of my life, so to speak. So here are some things I personally think everyone needs to remember for life that made me realise there are a lot of things we worry about for no absolute reason that just end up overly complicating our lives. (Shit is about to get real.)

1. Love Yourself

tumblr_mbtfuhRodC1rcb4y6o1_500

This one’s been sung over to death but who really follows it? How much simpler our lives would be if we just learned to love ourselves, as we are. How much time would we save each day not worrying excessively about what others will think of what we do, how we do it, when, why and how we look. Love our bodies, love our minds, love our hearts and love our souls. Its the only way we can spread love and joy to others – when we learn to love ourselves first.

2. Life teaches you lessons

tumblr9

From kings to paupers, life spares no one of lessons – albeit of different kinds. Everyone fights their own battles in life, and its not god to judge others’ or assume they have it easier.  Noone’s life is fair or easy, and you might as well get used to the idea before you’re too disappointed later. Life bitch-slaps you sometimes, just for the heck of it, but everytime you get up, remember that it was just life trying to teach you something and you’re a better person for it.

3. No mistakes, only lessons

tumblr_miltx1bLfB1rmoq8po1_500_large

Life never EVER stops teaching you lessons so dont expect it to let up. You WILL make mistakes, theres absolutely no doubt about that, but to learn from them is the true test. Unless and until you do, life will keep throwing the same lessons back to you, harsher and larger each time until you finally get it. So learn your lessons the first time over. Revise your mistakes but don’t relive them.

4. Stop looking outside

tumblr_mtw0w2VN5J1r0gq4mo1_500

Stop looking for the answers to life and love in the outside world. (I know it sounds cheesy but) the answers are all inside of you, as long as you’re willing to look for them long enough and hard enough. You will find what you’re searching for in the end. Look, listen and trust your insticts, they will guide you.

5. The grass isn’t greener

tumblr_milc17J4aU1qmn4wvo1_500

The grass isn’t greener on the other side. Its the greenest here and now, where you groom and water it. Even if you do cross over and reach ‘there’ or ‘the other side’ where the grass is supposedly greener, you’ll just end up finding another ‘there’ which is even greener and you’ll never be happy. So be content with what you have and where you are and do your best from there. Make your grass the greenest of all.

I’m going to stop now before I get too emotional over all this, but this is what I feel we must all always remember and incorporate in our lives. Simple things that easier said than done – but make our lives infinitely easier. Hope this helped some of you, the way it helped me.

Stay strong,

Deliya x 🙂