Take Care of Your Mental Health <3

Hello!!

How are you??

I finish my finals this week ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Can’t wait to not study for a while and then for prom and (myp) graduation!!! So much to look forward to.

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to write a related blog post, just like last year (for anyone who remembers that one lol).

Anywayss taking care and being mindful of your mental health is a pretty important thing. It’s still a topic that people are scared to talk about in case it’s something you’re like meant to keep to yourself. Well spoiler alert: you don’t have to keep it to yourself.

Honestly, everybody you know has their own thing that they’re dealing with, so remember that you are not alone and there’s nothing wrong with you. I’ve found it’s really nice to talk to someone you love and trust when you’re not feeling your best because we tend to overcomplicate stuff in our head and that outside perspective can be super helpful. It’s okay to reach out for help when you need it!!

As always I recommend journaling if you need a place to get your thoughts out without judgement or to try and get a better understanding of what you’re actually feeling. I like to journal when I notice that I’m avoiding my thoughts because it forces me to think about what I’m feeling and although it doesn’t fix the problem it really makes it feel a lot less scary than it did before.

So like I said earlier, everyone has their bad moments, worries and insecurities. For example I know I tend to compare myself to other people I know a lot and put too much pressure on myself. Currently trying to work on that โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

The pictures I’ve put in this post do a better job at talking about mental health than I do but please remember to take care of yourself and go easy on yourself and rest when you need it because resting is GREAT and actually an excellent use of time.

I love you so so much, thanks for reading this post!!

Hreemy xx

(my friend agrees with this and I trust her sooooo you should too:)
yes yess!!! always!!

My Picnic Guide ๐Ÿ’

hellooo guyss what’s up?

Earlier this month my friends and I went on a little picnic and honestly it was extremely fun, 10/10 recommend it.

Since it is quite nice picnic weather at the moment (at least in the evenings) I decided to write a mini picnic guide with dos and don’ts that we learnt from our experience. Some of the tips are a tiny bit obvious but in our defence, we didn’t really think it through ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

Anyways yes follow our tried and tested guide to a nice picnic with contributions from Simmy, Netra and Misha:

  • Bring lemonade and pizza
  • Don’t forget your plates, cutley and hand sanitizer (we learned this the hard way)
  • It’s better to get a little too much food than a little too less
  • Don’t sit on a slope (hurts your butt and back๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ)
  • Get tissues with you
  • Music and Bluetooth speakerssss + a playlist made in advance so you don’t have to keep picking the next song
  • Maybe don’t have your picnic in a place where dog walkers all meet up and leave their dogs off leash so dogs don’t try to eat your donuts
  • Bring trash bag for the trash and gloves so you dont have to touch the trash cause coakroaches ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข (Simmy’s contribution and YEAH WE REALISED THAT AT THE END TINY COCKROACHES CAME ON OUR MAT)
  • Pack blankets because it gets a little cold
  • Don’t wear socks if you’re in a grassy area and plan to take off your shoes

so yep those were the main points of wisdom that I had to share.

Afterwards when it got dark we lay down (that sounds like incorrect English but apparently it’s right) on the grass and looked at the stars which was so cute. I didn’t expect to see any stars but it was very pretty I loved it. So I recommend doing a little stargazing on your picnic as well โ˜บ๏ธ

THE STARSSSSSSS ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

I hope this post inspired you to go on a picnic because pleaseee you won’t regret it. Spend some time in nature hehe.

Song recommendation of the post: Don’t Let It Break Your Heart by Louis Tomlinson has somehow crept its way back into my favourite songs so I hope it creeps its way into yours as well (he should totally hire me I would promote his music so well). I love the song and the message of it so much it can be quite motivational or comforting or whatever at times. Let me know what you think!

Chat with me in the comments about whatever! Do you go on picnics often? How’s the weather becoming where you live??

Love,

Hreemy xx

Autumn-Winter Photo Dump ๐Ÿ“ท

hello beautiful peopleeee!!

how are you? what’s up?

wow another post in less than a month? I’m like a whole new person.

I’m really not ๐Ÿ˜” I just love photo dumps so I took the opportunity of spring starting to do a little autumn to winter photo dump and life update.

At the moment I’m on my second week of spring break and studying once again for my second set of mocks (why do we need two ๐Ÿ˜ญ) and my economics and business finals. It hasn’t registered in my brain yet, it’s only gonna register as I’m halfway through my third exam. oh welllll wish me luck!

okay now let me do some bullet point life events that will sometimes (like 99% of the time) correspond with the pictures in my dump. enjoyyy ๐Ÿ˜š

  • Met my best friend Noelle when she visited from Switzerland in Jan
  • Hung out with friends a bunch of times which was very fun and also with my cousins when they came back from uni for winter break!
  • Enjoyed the masterpiece that is Red (Taylor’s Version) and spent a week or two writing the masterpiece that is Red (Hreem’s Version)
  • Developed an addiction to hot chocolate (especially Starbucks’ hot chocolate for some reason, I think they put something in that)
  • Went to Expo 2020 for three days on a school trip and it was a little too sunny but still so much fun I got like 26 stamps โ˜บ๏ธ
  • This didn’t happen to me but my friend Misha nearly burnt down her house (exaggeration but not really) while trying to make chocolate covered strawberries for our friend who had covid and me who nearly got covid and was therefore isolating. Chaotic. I just added that to give some context for one of the last few pictures.
  • Met Celia (the girl in the third picture) and became besties and sang+wrote songs together
  • Celebrated Valentines day with my friends with lots of chocolate and heart-shaped balloons
  • My mom got me and my brother very cute Valentines donuts ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ
  • Had a little holi party with some of my friends which was the most fun thing EVER (took me forever to get the pink colour out of my scalp and nails but honestly worth it)
  • Adopted a stuffed penguin with Simmy (he’s our baby and his name is Louis)
  • Got our MYP graduation photos taken (a very momentous occasion dude years 7-11 were a rollercoaster and I’m not even done with year 11 yet)
  • Went on a very cute picnic with Simmy, Misha and Netra

I didn’t realise how much happened in the last few months until I listed everything and then cut a lot of it out because… it got a bit much.

But I hope you enjoyed this post because I absolutely loved writing it and collecting the pictures. Photo dumps will forever be my favourite posts to read and make.

What interesting stuff has happened in your life lately? What are you looking forward to? What did you think of Harry’s new song???

Chat with me in the comments about literally anything I love talking to youuuuuu!!

Song recommendation of the post: AS IT WAS BY HARRY STYLESSS. Can’t believe he’s back. Took forever but I’ll forgive him I guess ๐Ÿ™„ I love As It Was so so so much honestly the melody the lyrics the everything. I’m so excited for this new era and his album!!!!! Listen to the song if you haven’t heard it already (if you haven’t heard it yet, where have you been) and tell me if you love it, or even if you don’t.

Lots of love,

Hreemy xx

Things My Friends Do That I Like :)

Hello everybodyyyy

How are you doinggg? Hope you had a Happy Holi if you celebrate (I did celebrate, it was so much fun. Except my scalp is still pink but oh well)

Ages ago one of my friends did this cute thing where she wrote down ‘things her friends do that she likes’ and I thought it was very sweet so here is me doing it on my blog for a few of my best friends.

Noelle

  • calls people by cute nicknames (e.g. lovie)
  • what a feeling by one direction is literally our song
  • can talk to her about anything and she gives great advice
  • her taste in music is so versatile
  • always makes me laugh even over text

Netra

  • loves analysing and really understanding people
  • super observant, she notices like the tiniest things
  • practically adopted this cat that keeps visiting her house
  • eats anything and everything (also smarties that have fallen on the floor)
  • does whatever she wants/ makes her happy

Simran

  • sends us a picture every time she gets her nails done
  • always giving hugs and playing with your hair
  • does her eyeliner so nicely
  • has a necklace she made with the name of her favourite book character (idk where it’s gone but she wore it for a long time)
  • is always so herself

Misha

  • gets so excited whenever she sees a dog and shows pictures of her dog at every opportunity
  • her laugh is a very cute giggle
  • always calls me hreemy
  • gives the best motivational speeches
  • her perfume is really strong I always smell it on my clothes after hugging her ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Yana

  • can easily become friends with anybody ever
  • if she ever puts on nail polish it ends up taking an hour and then she takes it off and tells me about it afterwards
  • makes the most unique acronyms while we study for business and biology
  • acts and looks like the main character in school
  • her spontaneity and ability to do anything at any time

Varshitaa

  • makes new little chains for her phone case like every two weeks
  • is now besties with our math teacher and they talk about mani pedis
  • wears double masks ๐Ÿ˜ญ (because her mom told her to but still)
  • we attempt to have full conversations in French for no reason
  • once wrote me a 10-point list of reasons why she is โ€œa material gworlโ€

Aaand that’s the post.

I hope you liked it! Took SO much time not gonna lie it’s hard to come up with stuff on the spot but I like the end result lol.

Comment stuff about your friends, family or even yourself (self love guys) that you like or just chat because I always love your comments ๐Ÿ˜Š Ooh which one of my friends do you think you relate to most or find the most interesting??

Song recommendation of the post: ICU by Phoebe Bridgers is my FAVOURITE song of hers and maybe one of my favourite songs of all time, it’s just that good. I love love love the feeling of the song and the production and the way it builds up then calms down then builds up then calms down then explodes with that amazing guitar and whatever amazing chord she decided to add into the song ๐Ÿ˜ซ Also the lyrics. I mean “if you’re a work of art I’m standing too close I can see the brushstrokes”??? Insanity!!! In conclusion, listen to the song because I’m IN LOVE with it.

Love, Hreemy xx

Let’s Talk About Fangirls

Hello guysss

how have you been??

I’ve just been super busy and tired which is annoying.
Last we had our Personal Project exhibition in school and it was pretty fun because my board was next to most of my friends so we were just chatting and laughing most of the time but it was also extremely exhausting so there’s that.

Anyways, quickly moving on to the topic of today’s post because it’s something I’ve been noticing a lot recently:

โœจfangirlsโœจ

If you’re following my blog and are interested in the stuff I post, I’d say you are most likely also a girl, probably a teenager, and probably a fan of something or someone because I know I am. And if you’ve ever expressed this admiration you have in front of other people you’ve most likely been made fun of for it at least a little bit or been called a “fangirl” in a derogatory way.

For some reason, society loves to hate on girls or women who express their love for…anything really. If a girl goes out of their way to do something for a person, band, book or whatever that they love, or if they express any emotions towards this thing, they are immediately dismissed as obsessive. I mean, I remember One Direction fans being hardcore bullied way back when just for liking a group of five teenage-ish boys? Oh and when people got upset about Zayn leaving or the guys taking a break, the entire internet labelled them as overdramatic and moved on. That doesn’t sit right with me because majority of the people that had something to say were full grown adults like dude let children live and enjoy what they want please and thank you ๐Ÿ˜.

What makes all of this even funnier and more interesting is the fact that sports fans get away with the same behaviour – if not much worse – without any criticism. Sports has generally been seen as a more “masculine” thing, especially before (obviously I don’t immediately associate sports with guys, I just mean in terms of history and the fact that all sports used to be male-dominated) and that suddenly seems to make things okay. Like 15-year-old girls who cry at their favourite artists’ concerts because they’re just overwhelmed with emotion (which I’d say is very sweet) and do no harm to anybody are “hysterical” and “crazy” but screaming and swearing at a sports event just shows that you are “dedicated” and “passionate”. Make it make sense.

There are adult men out there throwing a whole tantrum, vandalising property and literally harming people because their sports team lost and the other team was obviously cheating it was so rigged!!!!!!! but people point fingers at teenagers getting excited about seeing BTS live. Cute.

So yep, those are my thoughts on this topic and I had so much more to say but we can save that for another post.

Let me know your thoughts on what I said. Do you agree? Do you disagree?? I love to read your comments so please leave one ๐Ÿ˜Š

See you next timeeee

Song recommendation of the post: Feels Like by Gracie Abrams came out a few months ago I think and at first I just thought it was like an okay song but I started listening to it more and now I love ittt. I feel like the melody is so nice and her voice is so pretty. I’ve listened to it more than any other song this year so check it out and let me know what you think!!

Love,

Hreemy xx

Goodbye 2021 โœจ

Hellooo

Happy new year!!!

Maybe 18 days too late but I have a valid reason and that is that I had my mock exams immediately after winter break so I had to just study for a while. I mean I could have written about price elasticity or the process of aerobic respiration or something but I doubt you guys would be interested so … I didn’t.

Anyways, the point is, it’s 2022 now! 2021 was definitely a very interesting year which means it kind of sucked but also had some great moments here and there; a huge combination of things. So this post a very short one where I talk about some highlights and maybe some things I learnt in 2021?

  • Improved a ton in my singing and guitar playing because I was pretty much always at home for the first 8 months
  • Journaled a lot more which I always forget to do (finished 1 and a half notebooks for the first time wow)
  • Came first place in my school’s talent show! The show actually happened in 2020 but I only found out I won in 2021 so it counts.
  • Grew my blog a lot more (hit 200 followerssss) and finally got around to and figured out how to change the way my blog looks. I love the redesign a million times more than the old theme.
  • Hung out with my cousin a ton before she left for uni ๐Ÿฅฒ
  • After finally returning to school in person I realised that doing school online for a full year was terrible and I was not enjoying it as much as I thought I was (seriously why did I think I was vibing at home)
  • Started learning to play the electric guitar which is SO COOL! Also got my own electric which looks and sounds amazing I’m still obsessing over it
  • It rained a ton on new year’s eve and I had been waiting all year for that
  • Started becoming more confident
  • And lastly, one of the best parts of 2021 was making a new friend group :))))) Only one of them is actually a new friend (hi Misha if you’re reading this, which you should be) and the others I’ve known for quite a while actually but yes the combination of people is new and they’re very fun. so yep, definitely a highlight.

aand that’s everything

I mean there’s probably more but nothing else is coming to mind at the moment so I think I can leave it here.

how was your 2021? what were some of the highlights for you? as always, talk to me about those questions or literally anything else in the comments, I love to chat.

Song rec. of the post: Babe by Taylor Swift. THIS SONG has been on repeat since it came out, it is so catchy. Even my mom loves it which is slightly irrelevant but I think it’s necessary to mention. Oh and don’t even get me started on the bridge of the song ๐Ÿ˜ซ. Point is, listen to it and let me know what you think.

Love, Hreem xx

Another Photo Dump

hello everybody!!

it’s the lovely month of November now and has been for a while but oops

the past few months have felt chaotic to me because we’re going out a lot more (going to school and stuff) but it’s been oddly fun and time FLEW.

omg and RED (TAYLOR’S VERSION) RELEASES TOMORROW!! ALL TOO WELL TEN MINUTE VERSION!! I cannot wait ๐Ÿ˜ซ If you’ve been following me for a while you should already know what’s coming next… (Red album review of course). Between Us by Little Mix also releases tomorrow so it’s definitely gonna be a good day.

In honour of finally having a reason to take pictures again but not having anywhere to put them, I decided to do another photo dump โ˜บ๏ธ I love making photo dumps and also seeing photo dumps on other people’s blogs because it’s a nice way to see your blogger friends in real life lol. Like we all just know each other through writing; isn’t that so cool but also strange but also awesome??

Anyways yes here’s … chic life through my lens?

He apparently had no idea who One Direction is and just randomly found this bag in his house. I played him some songs and he now loves Drag Me Down โ˜บ๏ธ Character development.
my room looking vibey
hi jaanvi
my birthdayyyy โค hi misha, maia, yana, simran, and netra

my last photo dump feels like forever ago but it was only the end of April wow. Time flies.

update me on how your life is going right now! how’s school? how are your friends? how are your hobbies? anything you’re currently looking forward to?? let me know!!!

Song recommendation of the post: The Kids Are All Dying by Finneas. The songwriting of this song is just so good like all of Finneas’ songs but I’ve honestly never heard another song like this one. It’s so ironic and critical or criticism and accepting of criticism and just funny at some parts. His entire new album is amazing but this song in particular I’m just obsessed with at the moment.

Love, Hreem xx

It’s My Birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ

hello everyone…

it’s my birthdayy!!!

I am now SIXTEEN which is strange because I literally still feel thirteen. I’m much cooler than I was at thirteen though, at least there’s that.

I obviously had school today and that is something I never thought I’d be grateful for (having school on a weekday I mean) but after celebrating basically by myself last year because of the pandemic, I’m very glad to be with my friends.

I actually had so much fun though because I brought donuts to school for me and my friends to share and we just laughed and had so much fun. I later also went for dinner with my family so all in all a pretty great birthday ๐Ÿฅณ

ALSO!!! My parents told me that they were going to take me to a Harry Styles concert for my birthday???? They were like fully serious about it but then idk what happened and they ended up having to cancel ๐Ÿ˜ญ Oh well. It’s the thought that counts so yeah still quite happy. Maybe someday I’ll get to go…

Fun fact: Last year I randomly developed a fear of growing up (๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ถ) which meant that for the past few months I was actually kinda dreading my birthday and I completely ignored anyone who talked about it or acknowledged the fact that I was turning sixteen (sorry guys). But like a month or two ago I saw this post that said something like “growing up is a privilege” and that somehow shifted my entire mindset?? Like yeah that’s very true and also might as well enjoy it since there’s absolutely no way to avoid it.

Anywaysss I’m going to go and enjoy the rest of my day so I hope you have an amazing day as well!! Thanks for reading and celebrating my ‘sweet sixteen’ with me *in spirit* โ˜บ๏ธ

COMMENT YOUR BIRTHDAY AS WELL PLEASE I’M INTRIGUED.

Song rec. of the post: Steal My Girl by One Direction solely because of that one lyric at the start that goes “she be my queen since we were sixteen”. Yes. I’m a bit annoying like that.

Loveeeee, Hreem xx

“You never know what someone might be going through”…so?

“You never know what someone is going through. Always be kind.”

I’m sure we’ve all heard some variation of that quote, right?

Like I know growing up I’ve heard and read many people say stuff like “ohh be a kind person. don’t bully anyone because they might already be fighting their own battle”.

And obviously it’s a great sentiment because it’s great to be a considerate person and to be kind to someone because they might have other things in their lives that are not as kind.

But honestly, who cares if someone is going through something? Why should that matter?

How about we just be nice because … it’s nice to make people feel nice?? Literally what’s the point in being mean. It makes no sense. Maybe the person is living the life and vibing and super happy and all that jazz without a single worry in their life, or maybe they hate everything. Either way lets just be kinder people ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž.

SO yep a random topic that I wanted to rant about because why not.

In honour of this uncalled for post, let’s all do something kind today. Maybe compliment someone, maybe give them a hug, maybe do something nice for them, maybe spend time with someone you don’t usually make time for or maybe give someone a random little gift (me being lazy and listing the five love languages). Or just make them laugh, whatever you want. Just be kind besties because kindness is nice ๐Ÿ˜‰ (that includes being kind to yourself, remember that)

Give me a life update in the comments!! I don’t care if we’ve never talked before, tell me the best thing that happened to you lately. How’s school/ college? Did my title trick you for a sec? How is your friend situation going at the moment? What is something you’re looking forward to? What act of kindness are you planning to do?? Tell me pleaaaase I’m bored.

Song rec. of the post: in your wiiiildest dreeeeams ahaahahhhhhhhh โ˜๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ 1989 era is on it’s way guyss. Idk if we’re crying for Red or dancing for 1989 so maybe a combination?

All the loveeee, Hreem xxxx