The Big World And Me

A tale of an honest, introverted, realistic, ordinary and very normal young woman. With a passion for fitness, well-being, procrastination and people.

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Bon Voyage! plus Foodie Fridays

Good morning people, so I just watned to update here and let you all know that I am off for a week to Aviemore with a good friend.  Im sure I will have plenty stories to tell when I am back, I will be sure to take LOTS of photos.

Before I go though I wanted to add to my Foodie Fridays  idea 🙂

This was Tuesdays breakfast: small pitta with boiled egg, avocado, tomato and a smidge of mayonnaise…it was deliscious – I apologise for the crappy photo though.

I hope you all have a great week, I know I will!

See you when Im back

Sac 🙂

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The Script – 2012 Glasgow

It had been 6 years since I last went to a live concert, I was 15.  Although my cousin and I were sitting far at the back in the Glasgow SECC, Iron Maden were a joy to watch.  Their performance was particularly powerful and I enjoyed every minute of my time being there.  Now thinking about I am extremely glad I was NOT standing – the idea of being sucked into a circle pit at the age of 15 seems like a terrifying experience.  The supporting band, Trivium, warmed up the arena magnificently.  The full gig was a “metal-heads” dream.

I grew fond of the band The Script in 2008, “we cry” I believe was their first official single and I loved it.  The fact they were an Irish band intrigued me even more – like a lot of females out there I do love a bit of de Irish 😉

During the time I got their first album I was already in my first relationship, we were actually on a rocky stage and I found comfort in listening to The Script’s album.  When their second album was released I jumped at the chance of purchasing it, and just as I expected I loved them even more.  2 months ago I would never have thought I would be seeing The Script live!  But I did, and that was last night at the Glasgow O2 ABC arena.

Just like Trivium warmed-up the anticipating crowd before Iron Maden, a young man called Josh Osho did the same thing last night.  Josh’s music has a kind of Bob Marley feel to it, but more of a modern twist to it.  He is young, fresh and I can tell he will go far in his music career.

After a half hour wait when Josh finished, the full arena waited anxiously for The Script’s entrance.  I could empathically feel the excitement everywhere.  And finally, the lights dimmed further and a  streak of royal blue lights lit up the stage awaiting for the band.  Finally, they came running out on stage.  Cheers were everywhere, whistling and clapping echoed the entire venue, the thunderous screams from the fans pierced my ears.  It was like this for the full hour and a half that they were on.  They truly were amazing.

I really enjoyed my time in Glasgow last night, the concert was superb.  I still cannot fathom the idea that I was so close to Danny either, I think I was emotionally star-struck!  The full evening was more than I imagined it would be, it was completely better than I had expected.


I would see them again in a heart beat.

Sac 🙂

Update – September

Good morning guys, I seem to have gone missing for just under two weeks! It hasn’t been intentional, I promise.  I figured an update was quite essential.

On the 24th of August I had my induction for college, safe to say everything went better than expected and I am glad I did decide to go back to college.  It was a quick day but I was filled with excitement, nerves and anxiety all at once…scary stuff.  That weekend I struggled to sleep, pretty badly – bed at 9pm, up at 11pm, slept at 3am, woke at 4.30am for work – this time pattern continued right through until Tuesday, the day I officially started college.

Thankfully though on Tuesday evening I slept like a baby and have done ever since, until this morning.  I think it was just my nerves and my anxious state which kept me from sleeping, im sure it was.  I think when your anxious your mind just finds it so hard to drift off to sleep, that was the main problem I struggled to fall asleep and get back to sleep after I had woken up.

Last night I fell asleep around 11pm and woke this morning at 4.30am, but this past week I have had this blog on my mind.  For a long time I have wanted to start a blog, one which is true to me and one which reflects MY opinions and views on all subjects in life.  I don’t want MY blog to just be about health and fitness and nutrition (even though they are my passions), I want it to reflect also my 21 years of wisdom through all things – including random things, like which tea-cups I find are more perfect for a good cup of tea – aswell as my passions.  I am not trying to sell myself to anyone or feel the need to be approved, I’m doing this for me and whoever wants to follow me on MY journey.  I read a great article called “4 reasons why your blog sucks” – http://menwithpens.ca/4-reasons-why-your-blog-sucks/  – I found it intriguing and I think other people would enjoy reading it too.  The thing which stuck out to me was that some blogs lack “authenticity” here is a snippet from this section: “It can be daunting to publish a post you’ve poured your heart and soul into with no guarantee other people will approve”
He hit the nail on the head with that one, I believe there’s a glint of these feelings deep within bloggers. I mean we are only human so of course if we spent hours typing away and putting a lot of effort into a post which reflects perfectly our points of views and feelings, we would be completely taken aback and feel as though someone put a bullet through our throat if other bloggers attacked us in a sense  and disapproved of our creative words.  Perhaps not a bullet but you get my drift.  We would feel creatively  and emotionally hurt, our posts there after MAY even change in ways to reflect the harsh opinions of that person.

But it truly depends on our perspectives.  If we have a positive outlook on life it is possible that some off-putting comment wont affect us that badly as opposed to if we had a negative outlook on life.

Back to college.  So for the past couple of weeks that is what I have been getting up to and why I have not had the time to be fully present and write a blog entry.  I am studying an NQ Access to Applied Science course.  It is the first time I have ever studied chemistry and I am in fact a tad worried that I wont be able to handle the course work, currently I am finding that if I read over and over my notes when I am home I understand it better than when I am sitting in the class.  I sit in class feeling slightly anxious about whether my lecturer will pick on me to answer a question and I will just sit there with a red face shrugging my shoulders…oh the thought of it creeps me out.  I hope it never happens.

Do any of you guys dislike speaking out/answering questions in front of class?

Sac 🙂

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