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 ☺️)

Underrated Artists You Need to Listen To

hey guyssss!!!

How are you all?? I hope you’re doing greattt ☺️

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m kind of in love with music and will force my favourite songs onto you no matter what (with kindnesss, obviously). And recently I’ve been recommending a lot of songs by artists that are lesser known or very underrated so I decided to share these very cool talented people with you guys!

I even put the links for the songs that I like specially for you so you can listen to them super quick.

Abigail Barlow

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I’m starting with Abigail because she is a QUEEEEN. If you’ve been on TikTok a lot lately you’ll probably know her from the ‘If Bridgerton Was a Musical’ concept (which has super great songs that you’ll love even if you haven’t watched Bridgerton, like me). But she’s literally a popstar and has such a good voice and writes all of her songs. Lol I don’t know what else to say about her except that she writes awesome hype songs that you would dance to if we could party right now. I mean you could always have a party in your room, by yourself.

My fav songs: Future Ex, Nobody Cares, Where’s That Girl? (where’s that girl is so goood)

Finneas

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Next is FINNEAS because he is also extremely awesome. I think he is pretty known but still underrated. For anyone who doesn’t know, he is Billie Eilish’s brother and co-writes and produces all of her songs, and he’s also produced and written with/for artists like Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello so he’s quite cool. The fact that he’s an amazing songwriter, amazing producer and amazing singer just blows my mind. His style is more alternative pop, I feel like, but I’m telling you, his songwriting and song concepts are wayyyy too good.

My fav songs: Claudia, I Don’t Miss You At All, Let’s Fall in Love for the Night, American Cliché

Boysworld

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Now we have a very fun girl group named BOYSWORLD. If you’re wondering why they’re called Boysworld when they’re all girls it’s because ‘boys’ stands for ‘best of yourself’ and then I think it was also for irony? Kinda remember them saying that? Anyways, they all have unique voices, harmonize suuuper well and are good dancers.  They were actually just formed I think a year and a half ago so they only have two songs out at the moment but wouldn’t it be nice to say you knew them before they got big?

My fav songs: Girlfriends, Wingman

Sabrina Carpenter

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Sabrina Carpenter! Her songs are genuinely good pop songs that would definitely be super big if more people heard them. They aren’t cheesy songs that you might think she’d make because of her Disney background, she has grown up and so has her music. Plus her vocals??? I didn’t expect her to be that good, but she is, so go listen.

My fav songs: Bad Time, Almost Love, Sue Me, Paris

Gracie Abrams

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And lastly we have Gracie Abramssss. Her songs are more soft songs, compared to the rest of the artists above. It’s more like bedroom pop (I think that’s what you would call it yikes). She has a really nice voice that is kind of raspy at times and that sounds so good 😭 Her voice and her songwriting style make her songs feel a lot more personal which I really love!
My fav songs: Friend, 21, Mean It

Tadaaaaaa.

Those are the 5 smaller-ish artists I think deserve more.

I beg beg beg beg you to listen to them. PLEASEEE. Listen to any one or two (or all 😉) of the artists and you have to lemme know what you think, that would make my day. Please. You won’t regret it, I’m telling you.

Okay that’s it 🙂 Tell me in the comments which singers you like that you think are very underrated, or even a singer that’s already popular but you think still deserve more recognition. I’d loooove to hear your recommendations 💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. check out my coverssss it would mean the world ❤ )

About Diwali ⭐️🎆

hello everybodyyyy

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 😂

Anywaysss.

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 ☺️

my rangoli hehe ☺️

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! 💖

Love, 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

My Favourite Characters

hey everybodyyyy

Thursday was my last day of MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wow that’s the weirdest thing ever. I definitely do not think I look or act like a high school girl yet. Hopefully I glow up a little bit before school restarts.

I was actually kinda sad about school ending because I really liked a lot of my teachers and my classes and everything and also because I didn’t really get to spend as much time with them. I was just getting to the point where I started to enjoy school but I guess it wasn’t meant to be lol. I’m most mad that we missed spirit week dude, I love spirit week.

Anywaaayysss.

I thought it would be a fun idea to make a post about some of my favourite movie/tv show/book characters and how I relate to them or what we have in common so yeah here it is!

*After writing this post I realised that they are all female characters and I apologise for that*

rachel, phoebe and monica

Firstly we have Monica, Phoebe and Rachel. Truly an iconic trio. They are all funny and have interesting personalities (especially Phoebe) and I really love Monica and Rachel’s style. I mean their outfits are basically always on point. I relate to Rachel because she’s sensitive and cries for little things and so do I (hate to admit it but … oh well). For Monica I guess we both like things to be organised (but I’m a little less extreme) and we’re also people pleasers lol. I’m not sure I have much in common with Phoebe because she’s honestly super unique. Ooh wait Phoebe and I both play guitar yayyyy.

gina

Next is Miss Gina Linetti from Brooklyn Nine Nine. She is a true queeeen and is never not iconic. I don’t think I’m similar to her in any way because she’s super confident, and me…not so much. I’m also sarcastic at times but I don’t do it that well.

hermione

Hermione Grangerrrr. You could never miss her in a list like this because she’s brave and smart and a great friend and just an amazing person in general. There probably wouldn’t even be a second book of Harry Potter without her because she literally helped them get out alive. Plus Emma Watson is suuuuper awesome too so *insert shrugging emoji because the actual shrugging emoji comes out weird*

lara jean

And finally, the one that I relate to the most is…Lara Jean Covey!! Honestly, who doesn’t relate to her, she’s a whole mood. She’s introverted, reads a lot and daydreams impossible things. Guess who else does! Hint: me. Also her room and her outfits and everything is so cute and you can’t deny that.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and kinda getting to know a bit more about me???

Let me know some of your favourite characters, characters you relate to or even just how your week has been because I always love reading your comments! 💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers)

 

Never Have I Ever

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hey everybody!

Before I start this post I first want to make sure that everyone knows about the Black Lives Matter movement.

I didn’t talk about this in my last post because I wanted to first make sure I have all the correct information just so I don’t say something that isn’t right. But if you haven’t already, please please please sign any petitions or go to protests (safely and peacefully and if you’re old enough) or donate to places. Do whatever you can. It makes no sense that we have to fight for people to not be treated different just because of the colour of their skin. If you know anybody who doesn’t agree just talk to them about it and hopefully it will help change their point of view. I would link the petitions if I could but certain ones are blocked where I live. I’m sure if you search them up they will be there. help make a change.

So, this post is me doing never have I ever, which you probably figured by the title. I know these questions are probably extremely boring but it’s almost impossible to find any questions on the internet that aren’t…weird. I tried to pick ones that I have a bit of a story for so please enjoy haha.

Gotten Stitches

I have never gotten stitches (thankfully) But when I was a baby I tripped somewhere and cut my head right between my eyebrows. When I say right in the middle I mean there is literally equal amount of space on both sides which is pretty strange?? Anyways, the doctor said that I should probably get stitches but we ended up not doing it cause that means it would leave a scar. It left a scar anyways but I got away without stitches lol. I’m pretty sure you can even see it in the pictures in my last post. *cue stitches by shawn mendes*

Gotten Detention

Technically I have got detention (ooh what a rebel) but technically I also didn’t (jk I’m a goody-two-shoes). Basically the teacher gave half the class detention for not doing what she said for homework but I half did and half didn’t, I can’t explain the whole story, and somehow got away with not going.

Had a Dangerous Experience

have had a dangerous experience. I tell this story to everyone because it’s one of the only interesting things in my life lol. So one day it was raining a lot and there was thunder and wind and everything. My mom was helping somebody with something and like a really smart person decided to go like dance around this tree that was nearby. Not in a weird ritual way just a fun “yay i’m dancing in the rain” way. I heard this weird noise so I ran away and the tree fell right where I was standing. It was truly a traumatizing experience.

Broken a Bone

I have broken a bone not once, but twice. The first time was when I was about 6 or 7 and I tripped and hit my wrist on a slide and then again I broke my wrist in the exact same place, same bone and same part, while I was biking to school. Ooh this is another dangerous (-ish) experience story, how fun. I was biking to school and the traffic light was red for cars so clearly I was allowed to cross, but one AMAZING (note the sarcasm please) dude felt like it wasn’t important and came speeding towards me and I thought he was gonna hit me. (spoiler alert: he didn’t. I’m all in one piece and all good. Healed from that incident too) So I braked really hard and somehow did something to my wrist which fractured it and then proceeded to let go of the bike from the pain which meant I hit my wrist on the handle which made it worse and there was definitely MUCH MORE PAIN. Oh ya, also, the dude drove away. *shameless*

Met a Celebrity

I havee??? ish??? I took a picture with Bebe Rexha at a concert but I didn’t get to tell her a thing. And then me and my friends once thought we were meeting Camila Cabello because of this random guy who started talking to my friend and we all freaked out but it turns out he was talking about these radio people, not Camila Cabello. It was probably one of the biggest betrayals of my life.

Annnywaaayyy.  This post ended up being a little longer than I thought but I hope you enjoyed these random stories.

Please comment because it makes me very happy when you do and also tell me if you have done any of the above!!

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers)

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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hey guys!

I hope everything is going okay and that you are, staying home.

I know it’s really boring being at home but it’s better to be bored than get the virus, I’m sure. Plus there are so many people working on the frontline who are doing so much that it’s rude of us to go out and risk everything.

Since you have so much time at home here is a really great, eggless recipe for chocolate cookies that I really love and you probably will too. It’s really not that hard so try it!!

Serves: at least 12 (depending on the size) || Time: 50 mins || Difficulty: Medium

You’ll Need:

  • 1 and 1/8 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

How To Make It:

  1. Firstly, make sure to preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a large bowl and then keep the bowl to the side.
  3. Beat your butter, vanilla extract and sugar in a smaller bowl. Once it is much softer, add in the milk and mix until softened.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix them together until they form a dough. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. To make sure the dough isn’t very soft, leave it in the fridge for about 20 mins.
  6. Once the dough is cool, make small balls out of the dough and place them on the baking tray, slightly pressed down with enough space between each cookie.
  7. Bake the cookies for around 10-15 minutes but not too long or else they’ll be too crunchy.
  8. Eat them whenever you want! But obviously not as soon as they come out of the oven because that’ll burn.

I hope you try out this recipe because it tastes really great and it’s not too difficult. If you do try it, please let me know how it went ☺️

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. it would mean a lot if you checked out my covers)

 

 

Traits of a Libra

hey everybodyyyy

I hope you are all doing well and are free from corona virus. Our school is closed for a month while they clean it thoroughly so I can write a bunch of more blog posts.

The second two weeks we’re going to have to do online school but like still.

Basically, my zodiac sign is a libra as I was born on October 5th and libras are from Sep 23 – Oct 22 I’m pretty sure. So in this post I’m going to list some libra traits (and stereotypes?) that apply to me haha. I was going to just list the traits in general and see which apply to me and which don’t but basically every trait applies because I’m an extremely stereotypical libra girl so that’s very fun.

If any of you readers are libras too please comment which ones are also true for you! (that rhymes? kinda??)

Super indecisive
I think this is like the first trait that really comes to mind when you think of a libra. Although it doesn’t apply to everyone it definitely applies to me 😊 I’m one of the most indecisive people I know. You have no idea how stressful it was for me when I had braces and had to choose a new rubber band colour on the spot…

Overthink a lot
VERY TRUE (for me). I must think about a situation like ten times before it actually happens and over analyse every little thing a person says or does. If you don’t give me an answer I’ll make one up and that’s just how it is.

Never say what they really feel
This is half true and half not, pour moi. Because sometimes I will straight out tell a person about something that is bothering me if the person I am telling is a part of the reason because they can do something about it. But otherwise I wouldn’t tell because telling them wouldn’t really benefit either of us.

Always want things to be balanced and fair 
Actually, most of the libras that I know are peacekeepers who want things to be fair and equal. People get really annoyed about this at times but oh well, haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate

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Way too nice & people pleasers
Not sure this is for everybody but yeah that’s me. I’m too nice to people so my friends tell me to stop being a people pleaser. Such supportive friends am I right?

Cares too much about what others think 
That’s meheeheeeeeeee. I care way way way too much about what other people think of me which is funn *smiles the fakest and most distressed smile ever that eventually gets kinda creepy* But you know what? I’m trying to care less and that’s all that matters.

Sooooo if there are any other libras out there, let me know if any of these traits are true for you!
And other zodiacs please comment what traits of your sign show for you ❤

Love, Hreem xx

My Year in 13 Pictures

HAPPY NEW YEAAARRR!!!

I know it’s already been 2020 for like 10 days but the last time you read a post from me was last year so yeah.

I enjoyed 2019 although there were a lot of ups and downs. I got to do a lot of traveling, try new things, meet new people and continue doing and improving things I aready love to do.

For this post I am going to share one picture from each month of 2019 (two for August) and a little caption if I have something to explain so I hope you enjoy it!

JANUARY💛 – a lot of people were giving us weird looks so I’m proud of us for getting as many pictures as we did.

FEBRUARY💛- Camila Cabelloooooo! I’ve already fangirled over her for like two posts before but she’s great so *deal with it* 🙂

MARCH💛- It was spirit week and we had to dress alike. The bathroom wasn’t the best place to take the picture but oh well

APRIL💛- sorry but I don’t even have any kind of explanation for this, it’s completely random.

MAY💛- A very pretty sunset in England 😊

JUNE💛- Let’s not talk about my weird facial expressions. That was a fun day though!

JULY💛- This says “I am your biggest fan” and it makes no sense but I have barely any pictures from July so let’s pretend this is really cool.

SEPTEMBER💛- This is a picture from art class which may not be extrememly interesting but the only other option was a picture of old mushrooms (also from art) so I think this was a clear winner.

OCTOBER💛- The ‘after’ of Halloween feat. Maia. We probably had a sugar rush right about then.

NOVEMBER💛- A picture from the Dua Lipa concert that I forgot to include in the post.

DECEMBER💛- This looks like a summery picture and is totally unrelated to December but I like this picture a lot.

ALSO, I don’t have any good pictures of this to include but I got my braces offff!!! I’ll point it out in a future post and good luck to anyone who has braces on right now, it’s very worth it.

Thank you so much for reading (probably just skimming through the pics but that still counts) and comment some of the best things that happened to you this year!

Love, Hreem xx

P.S. Who else is excited about Selena’s new album? I’ve heard a few songs already and I really like them.