Things I’ve Learnt While Being 16

Helloooo

Not sure if you know this but my birthday was at the beginning of this month (the 5th, to be exact) and I am now a dancing queen, young and sweet, only 17.

I’ve already used that lyric at every opportunity so the people that know me are so done with it. But like it would be a waste if I didn’t make every single lyric related to being 17 my entire personality for this year.

Anyways so 16 was definitely the most chaotic and eventful year of my life; the highs were the highest and the lows were the lowest, as Louis Tomlinson once said. Through all of it I learnt a few lessons and came across a few quotes that really stuck with me so I decided to share some of those things on my blog, hope you enjoy.

“Your aim is to do your best, not better than someone else”

This is actually advice I offhandedly gave to one of my friends this year and if you knew me you’d find that incredibly ironic because comparing myself to others is one of my talents. But last year I worked really hard to improve my economics grade from a passing grade at the start of the year to the highest one you can get at the end of the year and realised that it’s so much more satisfying and rewarding to compete with your own achievements than someone else’s.

“If you never bleed you’re never gonna grow”

Some wise words from Taylor Swift that I didn’t understand when I first heard them but I get them now. Although we hate getting hurt and enduring negative situations, we can’t grow or develop as a person without them. Even though it sucks, you need to experience failure, or losing something you love, or just being really hurt or upset in order to grow stronger.

“If nobody said it, don’t assume it”

This one might not make sense but I need it because I tend to overthink conversations and people’s reactions until I somehow come to the conclusion that they don’t like me anymore. So my friend told me to not assume this unless I have solid evidence (the only acceptable solid evidence is the person outright saying that they don’t like me) because until then there’s kind of no proof. I don’t know if that makes any sense but I find it helpful to remember that anytime I’m in that sort of situation.

“Just because things could’ve been different doesn’t mean they would have been better”

This one is pretty self-explanatory 🫶🏼

So yep. I didn’t expect to be old and wise already but here I am writing about LIFE LESSONS. Gosh. I hope you enjoyed reading this post or at least found one of the lessons valuable because I mean they do have potential, you know?

Talk to me in the comments about anything I’ve written here, or about autumn, or about MIDNIGHTS (I love the album, honestly. I’ve heard a lot of people say they were disappointed but I really love most of the songs like Anti-Hero, Question..?, Midnight Rain and the rest are growing on me).

Song rec. of the post: Maroon by Taylor Swift. Taylor seems to really love the colour red but it’s okay because I do too. I feel like this song sounds like those movie scenes where the main character is standing in a dark, crowded party but the only thing they’re focused on is this other person and everything is happening in slow motion. Ugh I just love it so much so go listen to it and tell me what you think.

Love,

Hreemy xx

It’s My Birthday! 🥳

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 🥳

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 😭 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 (😋😶) 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* ☺️

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

How to Make the Most of Autumn: a guide

hey guysss!

Today’s my birthday!!!

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.

Sweater Weather

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.

Have a great day I love you!

Love, Hreem xx

What I Got For My 13th Bday

IMG_7556I know, I know.

This is one of the most cliche posts and is long overdue.

Buuut, in my defence, some people gave me my gifts this week because they didn’t deliver or for other personal reasons. JUST SAYING: I didn’t write this post to brag or show off, I just enjoy reading other people’s posts/watching videos about this as it gives me some great gift ideas! Also, it’s just really fun.

Here are a few things I picked out! (I gave everyone credit because I knew they would ask for it)

  • Porcelain Rose beats from my mom (which are sooooo goooood)
  • A little set of baby blue makeup brushes from Sakshi that are super soft
  • A Cropped ‘Friends’ hoodie from Milla (!!!)
  • A black and white striped romper from Maya & Mia that I really love ♥
  • Bright and pastel Tombow brush pens from my little brother
  • A loveeely Pandora gift card from my aunt
  • A cute little Superman Phoebe Funko (also from ‘Friends’) from Yana
  • The cutest little denim top which me and Yana bought together
  • A few little goodies from Icing from another one of my aunts
  • A Wreck This Journal from my cousin
  • and a few more little things that I don’t want to bore you with

Another thanks to everyone that wished me and gave me these gifts because I had an amazing 13th birthday!

Finally 13!

Balloons No. 1

Heyy everybody!

Yesterday was my thirteenth birthday (woop woop) and I had literally nothing planned.

Buuttt, my friends and parents threw me a surprise party and it was the best day of my life and I had the yummiest cake!JPEG image-5B6794A8A628-3.jpeg

Basically my dad and I came back from the mall and all my friends jumped out and surprised me with confetti, balloons and everything. Then we went to this place called jumble which is kind of like an escape room but not really. After jumble we came back home and – obviously – did a photoshoot with my balloons.

After that, we went forthe movie ‘The House With a Clock in it’s Walls’ which was ok and had a lot of jump scares. One of my friends (Maya) kept screaming at the jump scares and people started shushing us 😂

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They stayed over but Milla couldn’t 😭 and we had so much fun I can’t even believe it! Expect a few more posts regarding my birthday because I’ve got a few planned!

Thank you so much to all my friends and family,you completely made my day xo