(to anybody wondering why I’m SCREAMING in this post: There was a blogging challenge and the first challenge was to write in all caps. I also wasn’t allowed to mention that it was a challenge but it’s over so now I can ✌🏽)
THIS IS ME DOING AN INCREDIBLY RANDOM AND UNCALLED-FOR POST JUST BECAUSE I’M FUN LIKE THAT.
LET ME BLESS YOUR DAY WITH A FEW PUPPY PICS, YOU’RE WELCOME
This is going to be a very chill and random post because I don’t have any other ideas and because I think everyone needs a cute catching up post every once in a while.
First of all (as you probably already know) I hit 200 followers which I once again want to say a big thank you to you guys for because it is just so awesome.
Things are pretty much the same lately (where I am) and the weather is getting SO HOT again which sucks but what can you do. There’s a lot of ice cream and it’s mango season so I’ll be okay until at least June or July. As if the heat wasn’t enough, we’ve been having sand storms for the past 2 days so that means leaves and sand everywhere ugh.
It is Ramadan right now though so school is shorter and I am so grateful for that because I get to sleep more 😭 I don’t know how I’m gonna handle it when the hours return to normal though because each lesson is going to feel like two hours each lol.
What about you guys, how have you been lately? What are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments! And now here’s the photo dump:
Not a ton of pics but I still love them. Thanks for reading if you made it this far and answer my questions from before or comment about literally anything, I love to chat.
Love, Hreem xx
(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers 💞💞)
Happy international women’s day to all my lovely blog readers!!
sending so much love and respect to all the very amazing women out there and to YOU too if you are one. to all the women on the frontlines during the pandemic: thank you so much.
it’s a good day to celebrate all the strong women you know and all the female accomplishments that deserve a round of applause. so here are some great women throughout history!
(all women are queens but I can’t list them all here you know 🙄😔)
Marie Curie: Discoveries about radioactivity which were really helpful in developing X-rays that are in every hospital today
Maria Beasley: Invented foldable and fireproof life rafts which were used on the Titanic and saved over 700 lives
Mary A. Delaney: Invented retractable dog leashes (definitely need to thank her for that lols)
Queen Elizabeth II: The world’s longest running monarch
Malala Yousafzai: Youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize (when she was 14!!) activist for female education
Joan of Arc: Led the French army and won
Sarojini Naidu: A freedom fighter and poet who helped found the Women’s India Association
Amelia Earheart: First female pilot to fly across the Atlantic ocean
Amrita Priam: A feminist and inclusive writer and poet
Hedy Lamarr: Co-invented a radio signaling device which was important in developing our wireless communication today
Althea Gibson: First African-American woman to play at Wimbledon
Meryl Streep: Most Oscar nominations
Kamala Harris: First female vice-president (who also happens to be African-American and South Asian)
So yeah…there they are.
There are so many more women in every field these days and so many who are now realising that they are actual prettu powerful and independent and amazing on their own which is amazing. Keep fighting gender roles and stereotypes and ignoring some unnecessary opinions and saying what you feel and empowering other women. WOooo. 🎉 🎊
AND A HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ALL THE AWESOME AND INSPIRING WOMEN IN MY LIFE LIKE MY GRANDMAS AND AUNTS AND COUSINS AND BEST FRIENDS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MY AMAZING MOMMMMMMM 💖☺️🌷👑✨💐
let me know what women in your life inspire you!! it can even be celebrities!! literally anyone lolll!!!!!
can you believe I’m back in less than 10 days?? wow, who am I.
It’s because I want to post a bit more regularly this year so this is the start of that beautiful journey. Much easier said than done but we can ignore that.
Today’s post is an 🎂 introvert appreciation 🎂 post (sorry the cakes were uncalled for) because basically everyone praises extroverts but lol it’s not my fault I’m unable to talk to people, I’m just literally built like that. I was booorn this waaaaay. I really hope you heard that in Lady Gaga’s voice.
** by the way I’m re reading this post and I realise I painted myself in kind of a weird light so just letting you know I am quite normal in person
Let me start off with the super glamorous struggles.
Phone calls: dude I don’t know if this is just me but I HATE phone calls. I literally hate them. I don’t mind texting or like video calling but only hearing somebody’s voice is pure torture and I don’t know why. Omg especially when it’s like someone’s birthday who you don’t know that well and you have to wish them on the phone and you’ve finished all the basic questions like what did you do, what cake did you get etc. and then YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY. Pure pain.
Can’t start conversations, even if you want to: It’s weird because most of the time I do enjoy talking to others but if I have to start the conversation, it’s not gonna happen. It’s even worse when you’re in a group conversation but you don’t know the people very well so you kinda wait for them to invite you into the conversation. People who notice and do that are literal angels and I’m forever grateful for their existance.
Being around people for too long is so draining: After any kind of party or social gathering I literally feel like all the energy has been sucked out of me. Bonus points if majority of the people you were around are extroverts. I was hanging out with like 5-6 friends a while ago and all of them were super chatty and extroverted people and for that reason I barely said a word that day but also when I came back home I was so so done lol. I just journaled and went to sleep ☺️
LOVING alone time: my family always gets so confused when I tell them that I enjoy being by myself but it’s honestly the best. Like, I could spend a whole day without any company and I would’ve been completely content at any given moment. For that reason, at the beginning of the pandemic I was SO HAPPY not having to meet people. lol that sounds a bit sad. I do love hanging out with others but I also love myself hehe.
Wishing you were extroverted 😔: the final struggle that we all know all too well… wishing you were more social and a better communicator and all that jazz. Kinda sucks but what can you do about it, amiright?
SO here are some positives of introvertedness
A good listener because you generally don’t have tons to say
Thinking before speaking which saves you from so many situations
I don’t know how this is related but literally every introvert I’ve ever known or heard of is more creative, it’s just science (don’t quote me on that part tho)
Choosing good quality friends over a high quantity of friends because firstly, you don’t want that many people and secondly, you’re kinda picky so you’ll pick someone good
Soooo much more independent, this is great cause I hate asking people for help anywayyssss
I really hope you liked reading this post because I definitely enjoyed ranting.
Any introverts I want to know which if you relate to these very fun things and if you have any important ones that I should add (I know I’ve forgotten like 5 honestly). And whether you are an introvert or not, talk to me in the comments about literally anything! Tell me your favourite and least favourite food and why.
Lots of love, Hreem xx
(p.s. please check out my covers it would mean the world ☺️)
I had/have a bunch of tests and assignments at the moment so I don’t have the time to come up with and write a good post. And that sucks.
Sooo I decided to make this post just a cute positivity post because I think everyone could always use a little, you know? (I also just realised I did one like this last feb haha)
Yep so here are a bunch of quotes that I found on pinterest and really liked. I’m also adding a short playlist kinda thing at the end with a bunch of soft songs (I don’t know how else to describe them lol) or like songs that I consider just like cute and gentle and … soft? I was actually debating between really upbeat and happy songs or these slow-ish ones but I feel like the vibe at the moment doesn’t really match the upbeat songs.
Okay enough of that, here is the positivity I promised (sorry the quality of some of the pics is a little trashy) :
Aaaand that’s all the ones I really liked.
Obviously there are a lot more but I don’t want to bore you with like a billion quotes so I stuck to just a few. Along with that I made this:
Hreem’s Soft Playlist™ (you know I had to add the TM)
Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves
Call It What You Want – Taylor Swift
come out and play – Billie Eilish
Finally // beautiful stranger – Halsey
gold rush – Taylor Swift
I Want To Write You a Song – One Direction
Left Side – Eloise
my future – Billie Eilish
Sorry that’s it heh. I honestly thought I had more songs but *apparently not*.
I hope you listen to the songs cause I love them and if you do please recommend some more to add because…why not?
And that’s the post!
Talk to me in the comments about literally anything you want, I’d love to read what you have to say! 💖 Incase you don’t know what to say, I want to know what your favourite book/movie is and why ☺️
Lotssss of loveee and take care of yourselves, Hreem xx
this is my first proper blog post of the new year and it is about something that I think you should start doing.
(this post is gonna be kinda long but KEEP READING, it’s worth it, honestly)
No, not like a bullet journal. a book where you write all your life secrets, to put it plainly.
Ok so I’m 99% every single person has started a journal / diary (lol I really hate calling it a diary and I don’t know why but it physically hurts me) as a kid and then either quit in a few weeks or continued writing forever. I think I’m the only person I know who continued writing 😔BUT it was so worth it.
My story with journaling is that when I was like 9-10 I used to read Dork Diaries a lot and decided that I wanted to write one too so I wrote random entries about absolutely nothing in this pink notebook. I cringe reading it now because at the start I used to write and sign off just like the girl in the book did and that’s so grosss because that isn’t how I write and thinkkkkkk. Anyways, at first my main motivation to write was Dork Diaries but eventually I genuinely started enjoying writing so yeah I’ve been doing it for 5 years ✌🏽
You’re probably thinking why should you start a journal when it’s so boring and you’re just writing about your life. I have a few good reasons for that which I can tell you from personal experience. First of all, you can write anything in the world in there; literally the most random thing that makes no sense and is so pointless or something that is the most important thing to you because nobody else is gonna read it. There’s some things you think about that you just wouldn’t tell people cause you have no reason to and instead of forgetting that thought you can write it down. Dude I’ve literally rambled on for pages talking about me and my friends hanging out and about songs I like. Yeah I actually wrote 3 pages about an album. It was a great experience though. There’s no rules for how to write or what you should/shouldn’t write about, you just do things how you want to.
Secondly, you can get stuff out that is bothering you. This is like the first point but also not. You can write down what your feeling to understand it better and it doesn’t even matter if it makes any sense because you just want to get it out of your system. Then when you’re done and feeling fine you can just rip out those pages and throw them away and pretend it never happened.
And finally (probably the best part?? maybe?? not really but kinda) it’s so fun to read back on those entries in a couple of years. Like for me I find it so funny to see what things were the most important to me when I was 11 and how I used to think at the time. Plus I’ve written down so many small things that meant a lot to me that I would have otherwise forgotten. Reading your old journals is the weirdest but most interesting experience ever.
Maybe those three main points inspired you? Hopefully they did. If not here are some more ideas that make journaling more fun:
you can make it a whole special thing. like just set aside a special time where you can write about little things that made you happy in the day and light some candles and drink some tea…
listen to your favourite music while writing! or listen to anything you want honestly. sometimes I like to listen to this fireplace crackling thingy because it sounds so cozy and gets me more relaxed.
incorporate your favourite things into the journal. if you’re into art, make some random collages and doodles. if you like music, every entry you can talk about a song you’ve been loving lately and what’s so special about it. if you like photography, stick in pictures everywhere. I could go on listing things but I think you got the idea 😂
Ifff you made it this far, you first deserve a round of applause *cue the applause*, and you most likely might be into the idea..? a bit? YES. YOU ARE. That’s good, I’m really proud of you.
The worst thing is you might like journaling but have no clue what to write about so here are a couple little prompts to ✨spark the inspiration✨(they aren’t very good I’m sorry, I don’t ever really use prompts)
small things that make you happy
things you love about yourself
your favourite songs and why
your biggest dreams and goals
something that hurt you that you want to forget about
letter to your future/ past
letter to somebody that you won’t actually send them
aaand that’s all I have but I really hope you try keeping a journal!
If you read this to the end I appreciate you very much. Talk to me if you have a journal or your considering starting one, I love reading your comments ❤️
(I know this pic is completely irrelevant lol but it’s the only nice one I can find. Think of the road as symbolism for the year ahead )
it is the end of 2020??? whattt???
this year has obviously been absolutely crazy for everyone and I highly doubt anybody will forget it lol.
so this post is basically me looking back on the good things that have happened instead of the *very obvious* bad stuff … yeah that’s really it. I barely took any pictures because firstly, there wasn’t a ton of exciting moments and secondly, I forgot 😋.
SO let’s begin listing the good things:
I got to spend lots of time doing things I love because we had to stay home.
I hung out with my friends back in Feb and it was so much funnn.
I think I grew a bit as a person?? Like I feel like I’ve changed to become more like how I want to be.
A bunch of singers I love released new music and I also found new artists I like heheh.
International day: the last big gathering lol and I had so much fun with my friends.
I started a bunch of things that I’d always been too nervous to do!
Aaaand that’s all haha sorry. My mind literally went blank when I was thinking of these.
To anybody who feels weird like they haven’t accomplished anything today and has seen other people’s posts on all the great things that have happened: it’s okay!! 2020 was honestly a hard year and the fact that you were strong enough to go through it is great.
If you made it to the end of my post thank you so so much for reading and have a happy new year!! I hope the next one is much better for you.
Let me know some good things that happened to you this year💛 let’s start off the new year wellll 😊
Happy Diwali!! ✨(to anyone who celebrates, or even if you don’t)
I KNOW, I haven’t posted in a month 😦
But I do have an excuse, if you count not having any post ideas and not wanting to write a bad post for the sake of it an excuse. I mean, seems like a reasonable reason. lol.
SOoo I decided to write a post about Diwali because it’s a part of my culture and also I have no clue if people from other countries know about it. Like in my school I think everyone kinda knows like the teeniest bit about it since it’s an international school and also you always hearing people bursting fireworks on Diwali so you’d probably know why. *I literally hear the fireworks every 30 seconds as I’m writing this post*.
If you already heard of it before please do comment because I genuinely want to know if I’m just being overdramatic 😂
Diwali is probably the biggest celebration/festival in my religion and country (Hindu and I’m from India if you didn’t know lol), it happens every year somewhere in October or November. It’s also referred to as the festival of lights because people burst fireworks and light candles/oil lamps called diyas, I would explain the story behind it but that would take a while so I’ll just say it’s basically to signify how light always wins over darkness and good wins over evil.
During this time we wear new clothes and tidy our houses and decorate them with diyas and fairy lights and this kind of powder art called rangoli. I usually make the rangoli every year with my mom but this year I did it all by myself ahhhh! It’s not the best but I’m honestly quite proud of myself; it’s harder than it looks ☺️
And yeah to celebrate we burst fireworks with friends and family, eat sweets, give presents and obviously pray. Usually every year we would celebrate with my cousins because I have a lot of cousins so it gets very fun and chaotic but this year we couldn’t do that because of corona 😔 It is what it is.
Sooo I hope you guys learnt something and enjoyed this post even though it’s pretty short and more informational than usual 😄
Talk to me in the comments about what’s happening in your life at the moment, I love to chat! 💖
That is super unrelated to the post but I think everyone should be able to annoyingly remind people that it’s their birthday because it’s very fun and your birthday only comes once a year so why waste it?
I am now ✨fifteen✨ which doesn’t actually have any perks that make it very exciting but saying your fifteen when someone asks how old you are definitely sounds much cooler than 14 so I’ll take it.
Soooo now that it’s the very lovely season of autumn and life gets very cozy and comforting whether you like it or not, I decided to make a post about like how to be as autumn-y as possible because who doesn’t love being extra?
Actually a lot of people don’t but I’m going to hope you do.
Yes. It’s time to pull out all of your hoodies and sweaters and thick knitted stuff woohoo. I mean I wear stuff with long-sleeves basically all year round because…idk it’s comfy? But now you’ve got that perfect combination of cool and warm weather so the hoodie will be comfy but not too hot.
Make Your Room Cozy
This is totally unique to each person but basically cozify your room (that isn’t a word but we can act like it is). Literally do whatever feels comforting and make sure to have a bunch of blankets and cushions around that are super snuggly. Ooh ooh hang up those warm yellow-ish fairy lights above your bed or desk or something, that’s sooo nicceeeee.
Stock Up on Candles
Light some cinnamon or apple or … whatever you want candles so you have a cool vibe in the air. Why on Earth did I say vibe lol it’s so out of context compared to the rest of the post. Anyways, you’ll know you’ve succeeded once your room smells like bath & body works 👍🏼
Get Into the Halloween Spirit
What screams autumn more than halloween? Yeah, nothing, I thought so. Although I have no clue if halloween will even be a thing this year (😭) you can binge watch a bunch of halloween movies on netflix. You could also always just buy a bunch of chocolate or candy for yourself. I mean, it’s not illegal so why not?
Listen to Autumn-y Music
Dude I know that I used to have like a whole autumn related songs playlist but right now I can’t even think of a single one. Maybe songs that are like optimistic and sweet and kind of soft, they set the mood pretty well. A lot of people seem to classify Red as a fall album so go for that if you’d like.
Drink a Ton of Hot Chocolate
I credit my friend Maia for this point because she sent our gc a picture of her hot chocolate and I was like YES THAT’S AN AUTUMN THING. So yes, be really fancy just cause you can and find really over the top hot chocolate recipes on pinterest and enjoy it while looking out a window at sunset. You’ll feel really dramatic, trust me.
aaaand that’s basically all the stuff I do! Please comment your ways to ✨autumnify✨ your life or just about anything because your comments make my day.
I should really stop making up words, they don’t even sound real.