The Art of Being an Introvert

Sorry about the extremely irrelevant pic but I didn’t want a post without a photo so here we are

hey guysss!

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 drainingAfter 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.

byyyeeeee

Lots of love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers it would mean the world ☺️)

Positivity Post🌷✨

hello everyoneeeee!

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) :

stars woule be proud

daydream

change the future

silent lovers

feel good

what if

progress

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

 

Goodbye 2020 😌✨

(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 )

hello everybodyyyyy

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!
  • Created my YouTube channel ☺️

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 😊

Love, Hreem xx

My Favourite Things Tag

my favourite things tag

hey guys!

I hope you’re all happy and doing well!

I’m so sorry I didn’t post in over a month but school started and stuff so I got busy and then I was so sure that I posted something but then checked back to realise that I didn’t so that really was disappointing.

Anywayyyss, about a month ago the super amazing Jasmin kinda tagged me to do the ‘my favourite things tag’ and it’s pretty cool so I’m excited ☺️

Rules:

Thank and link back to the person’s blog who tagged you!
Thank you so much Jasmin for tagging me! Tags are always super fun to read so I’m happy I get to do one.

Thank and link back to the person’s blog who started the tag!
Thank you to Beth for creating this very cute tag! It’s such a cool idea

Write about eight of your favorite things in your post!

Add at least 2 pictures or gifs in your post that is related to your favorite things.

Tag eight people at least! (If you don’t know eight blogs to tag just tag as many as you can)

Put the eight rules in your blog post!

Include the picture above for the beginning of your post!

Have fun!!!

*disclaimer: most of these pictures do not belong to me*

1. Music

music

I think by now basically everyone knows that I love music with my whole heartttt 💖 . Listening to music, playing it, making it, all of it is just so magical ahh. It is one of the most amazing things ever and you can go ahead and fight me on that heh.

2. Friends and Family

Hanging out and talking  to family and friends is so much fun too. The best thing is when you all laugh so hard that you can’t breathe or talk and anything anyone does just makes it more funny. Even when we started online school, me and my friends have zoomed many times and literally even watched a movie together on video call. It took ages to set up but it was fun anyways sooo.

3. Autumn

autumn

It’s nearly autumnnnnn ahhhhhh. Apparently autumn *officially* starts on September 22 this year so that’s on Tuesday yay. It’s in my opinion the best season because it’s so cosy and not too hot but not too cold. I’m probably going to write a whole post about autumn soon so be ready for that.

4. Pretty Things

pretty things

This is the weirdest thing on my list because it really makes no sense. I just love like pretty necklaces, places, people, dresses??? You deserve a round of applause if you understand me because I made no effort to explain it.

5. Taking Photos

I always take a bunch of pictures and videos when I’m with my friends or family and then they’re like “Hreem stop taking so many pictures”. But then the same people beg me to send all the stuff to them a couple months later. Really love that. I also have a really cool polaroid camera (not the instax ones, the polaroid originals ones that are bigger and look kinda similar to the old cameras) and it’s such a rush taking one of those and then waiting for it to develop. It’s just been lying around for the past 6 months because of the lack of cool things happening 😦

6. Baking & Cooking

Me and my mom always bake stuff like cupcakes and cookies and stuff which do turn out weird sometimes but majority of the time they’re so goood. I also like to cook and help my mom make stuff but I’m not as skilled at it so I do it a bit less. Basically anything involving food is perfect.

7. Flowers

flowers

Flowers are so pretttyyyy. So I guess this should technically count as pretty things but I wanted to make a different point for it because like … flowers dude. We don’t actually have a wide range of flowers growing wehre I live because it’s way too hot so I have to settle for pictures of flowers instead. It’s ok, pinterest is close enough.

and finally…

8. Reading & Writing

reading
readingonastar.wordpress.com

I’ve always loved reading stuff like books and poems but right now I don’t really have any new books to read which sucks. Comment any suggestions if you have! I also love writing things like my journal and (you’d never guess this) my blog! My three year blog-iversary is in like two months, wow.

So those are a few of my favourite things!
I hope you sang that to the tune of the song in your head. If not, what are you even doing? This was actually super fun so thank you Jasminnn!

I don’t think I can nominate 8 people to do this but I’ll see how many I can haha:

Aaand that’s all for today.

I really hope you enjoyed my post almost as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Comment what some of your favourite things are and what things we have in common, it makes me so happy 😊

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. It’d be awesome if you could check out my covers )

 

I Love the folkore Album!

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Hey everybodyyy

I hope you’re enjoying your summer (if you can lol). I can’t believe it’s already August!!
This year took forever but it also went by super fast and it’s really strange but I mean, has anything been normal this year?

Nope.

Sooo this post is about Taylor Swift’s new album that she announced on July 23rd (rip 1D’s anniversary) and released on July 24th, THAT FAST. I was so confused when I saw the post about it because she had just released her last album (Lover) less than a year ago so nobody saw this coming.

The album was written in the first 3 months of quarantine so you would expect the quality of work to be a little less but it is her best album to date. It’s not her best album in the conventional way of being full of radio engineered pop hits with catchy melodies and stuff, it’s more about the lyrics and the fact that the album is so well-written and a lyrical masterpiece. If you haven’t listened to the album you should do that right now (after reading my post heheh) because I love ittt.

My ranking of songs when I first heard them is so different to the ranking now, I can’t believe I put some of those songs that low at the beginning lol. Also it’s impossible to rank them because I love almost all of them equally but here is my attempt right now:

cardigan
betty
august
my tears ricochet
illicit affairs
exile
invisible string
the last great american dynasty
the 1
7
this is me trying
mad woman
peace
hoax
mirrorball
epiphany

This is such a soft and storylike album that you should listen to on a rainy night, with pretty candles, wrapped in a cardigan (heh) and while drinking tea?? maybe?? Something super cool she did is she wrote three songs about a teenage love triangle and each song is from the perspective of a different person, if you don’t listen to anything else at least listen to those three (cardigan, betty & august). It’s so interesting once you see the lyrical parrallels in those songs.

Anyways I hope you enjoyed reading this post even though it isn’t as interesting because I really love music and it’s fun to tell other people about music ☺️

Let me know what songs you’ve heard/liked from the album in the comments or just tell me about your favourite album from any artist, I love reading your comments! 💖💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. I’d love if you could check out my covers 🙂

Who Knows Me Better feat. Maia & Simmy

(sorry maia for the not-so-flattering pics)

hey guyyys!

Hope you’re all safe and happy and physically distancing as much as you can!!

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through July, this happened waayyyyy too fast and I just don’t approve of it, I really don’t.

Anywayss, this post is kinda like a conpetition between two of my friends, Maia and Simran (you might know them from my wrap-up post 🙂 to see who knows me better. I chose them two because I feel like they know me basically the same amount so neither of them really have much of an advantage.

We did all of this on a video call #justquarantinetings and it was actually a lot of fun so I hope you enjoy reading this too!

 What are 3 items I always carry with me?

Maia: phone, hair tie, lip balm
Simmy: lip balm, phone, earphones, mask (lol an extra point for mask cause I didn’t think of it)
My answerphone, lip balm, hair tie, earphones

What toppings do I have on my pizza?

(they really struggled with this for some reason which I found hilarious)
Maia: olives, mushrooms, peppers, onions
Simmy: olives, capsicums, mushrooms, onions
My answer: olives, mushrooms, capsicums, onions and TOMATOES. They literally couldn’t get tomatoes even after I gave them hints and after Maia went through everything in her fridge she still didn’t get tomatoes. Maybe I’m just the weird one for having tomatoes on pizza.

What’s my dream job?

Maia: a popstar
Simmy: a singer
My answer: a singer. They know me so well *wipes tear*

If the whole world was listening to me at one go what would I say?

(point goes to the answer I like better)
Maia: “Follow my blog and insta, get me Taylor Swift’s number, #swiftiesforlife and I love you Taylor.”
Simmy: “Taylor Swift You Belong With Me.”
I choose: Maia. They really exaggerated how much I like Taylor, I seem like I would probably stalk her but trust me I’m normal(-ish).

What are my favourite scents and/or a perfume that I like?

Maia: warm vanilla sugar, peppermint swirl, frosted coconut snowball, lavender, rose.
Simmy: warm & cozy, a thousand years, lavender, orchid, mint.
My answer: vanilla, lemon, lavender, all the perfumes were right except for a thousand years, I’ve literally never worn that.

What are my top 3 ice cream flavours?

Maia: cookies & cream, strawberry, brownies.
Simmy: love potion, rainbow sherbet, mango.
My answer: love potion, mint chocolate chip and rainbow sherbet. I guess Simmy would know this more because I’ve never really gone to have ice cream with Maia.

What is my biggest fear?

Maia: being alone
Simmy: being alone
My Answer: being alone. So yeah they clearly already know that and I love how they both answered it in the exact same way lol that really made me laugh for some reason.

If I could only listen to 3 Taylor Swift albums for the rest of my life what would they be?

(I was honestly hoping for one of them to say “hahah that’s a trick question you can’t just choose three” but unfortunately that didn’t happen. *wipes another tear. out of sadness this time* So I had to overcome my indecisiveness and pick 3 because I know (correction, HOPE) a situation will never arise where I’m only left with 3 of her albums. Ok let’s move on)
Maia: Lover, 1989, Speak Now
Simmy: Lover, reputation, Fearless
My Answer: IT WAS SO HARD FOR ME TO PICKKKKK. but in the end I went with Lover, reputation and Fearless because they have the most different sounds. *I’m so sorry Speak Now, 1989, Red and Debut, I really feel bad*.

If I’m on Netflix right now, what show am I watching?

Maia: Fuller House, Friends and Gilmore Girls.
Simmy: Friends, Jane the Virgin and Fuller House.
My Answer: Friends, Jane the Virgin and Brooklyn Nine Nineeeee. Can’t believe they forgot that. Also idk why Maia said Gilmore Girls, I literally stopped watching that like 2 years ago lol.

finallyy….

What is my favourite inside joke of ours? (haha none of you will understand this sorry ’bout that)

Maia: Rackets, Simmy is irrelevant, ook.
Simmy: all of them, they’re all too funny (couldn’t she have said something along those lines for the albums???) ok fine rackets.
My Answer: It was hard to pick but I went with rackets, ook and knocked up (don’t even ask).

So the winner of this was …. drumroll please …. Simmmyyyy with 20 points. Maia had 19 points which wasn’t that far behind so I’m quite proud of both of them.

If you made it until the end of the post I salute you and thank you very much for doing that. Comment down below about what your answers would be to some of these questions, if we have any answers in common or literally anything else! I really love reading your comments so don’t forget to leave one 😉

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers it would mean the world 💖)

Trip to Gstaad

Me in the snowww

Hey everyone!

This post is long overdue but I forgot that I had already written it and I didn’t post it!

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I like to travel a lot and last year I really got to explore the world more than I used to and that is amazing. So, on the 17th of December (ages ago) me and my family left to Switzerland and took a few trains which took altogether 3 HOURS! But I had a new book to read so it was all good 👍🏼 The view on the train was beautiful and when we got there there was a fair amount of snow; not too much but just enough.

On the second day (I think) we went skiing and it really started to snow a lot and the whole town looked beautiful. But of course every day after that there was rain so it just washed away all the snow and it was gross and muddy and ew.

View from Glacier 3000
View from Glacier 3000

One of the highlights was going up a mountain called Glacier 3000 which had the softest, most powdery snow I’ve ever touched ❄️ Except it was really, really, really cold and my toes actually went numb. Having hot chocolate after that was amazing.

On the second-last day I got to meet my bestie, Noelle who some of you may have read about in my first few posts. All we really did was walk around the town and chat but the weather was nice and beautiful (except for the tiny bit of drizzle which turned into a lot of rain).

On the last day (the 24th!) we had a bit of time before our flight so my family decided to walk around Geneva and do a bit of shopping since there weren’t many shops in Gstaad. I got a nice, pinkish-purple, knitted top which is sooo pretty. You might see it in a future blog post 😉 After that, we had to go back to the airport and go back home.

What place in the world do you really want to visit?

XO Hreem

♥️