Monday, January 28, 2013

Shy By Nature

If there was one things that I wish I could change about my personality is that I wish I wasn't as shy as I was. I really hate that I go shy around new people, and large groups of people.

Tonight we had a small group of people over for dinner and a game. My friend Karina did the inviting of the guys that we wished to have join us, she did all the inviting as I was too shy to ask them. They were guys that I had briefly meet but that I had not actually talked to much or really gotten to know.

But after the hard stuff was done, and they arrived, the evening was a total success... except for one things... We made chocolate coated strawberries for dessert... which I put in the freezer to set... instead of having dessert straight after main, we had them at the end of the night... I had forgot to take them out of the freezer so they were a bit frozen! But still nice.

We all had a great time, good conversations, lots of laughter, and a good amount of competitiveness when it came to winning the game... even more competitiveness to who would win second place!
It was great, thank you Karina for being an awesome friend, pushing me outside of my comfort zone, proving that life is fun outside of it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

101 Things About Me...

Lolly Watson Photography
I would like to use this blog post for you to get to know me a bit more, 
For me to share random less known thing about myself.
Here I go... fingers crossed I can come up with 101 things about myself.

  1. I hate dry lips & hands. I carry moisturiser & lip balm where ever i go.
  2. Nail polish. I love having different colours and style on my nails and looking after them. I also have a kinda large range.
  3. I love a good adventure, I love the feeling of blood pumping through my veins, I love adrenaline! I am a thrill seeker.
  4. Music. I love it for all moods. I have over 11,000 songs. I have a wide range of tastes.
  5. I get restless legs and hands. It is frustrating. And always seems to happen at most annoying times. 
  6. Trust is a big thing for me. It takes a big for me to trust someone, sometimes I am able to trust a person fairly soon after I meet them, it is rare but does happen. But once my trust is broken, I find it extremely hard to rebuild that trust.
  7. When I stay at a hotel, the first things I like to do is unpack and get myself organised. Its hard to understand till you see it... next time I will take a photo of it.
  8. Movies, love them! Great way to relax.
  9. Loyalty, I am extremely loyal to those that I trust.
  10. I hate the feeling of my feet sticking out of the bottom of the doona when I am sleeping. Most likely cause as a little kid I ways believed that a monster would come along and munch on my feet.
  11. I have naturally curly hair. I love it when I have a tamed hair days. Curly hair is very high maintance. But at the end of the day I love it and would never trade it for straight.
  12. I love reading a good book. Plus I love seeing a book shelf full of books. And I will have to admit that I love my romantic books :)
  13. Personality traits that I dislike in people are... arrogance, rude and disrespectful.
  14. I love photography, when I was in high school I would take black & white photos using a SLR film camera, then developing them in a dark room. For my 18th birthday my Dad gave me he's SLR film camera which he has had for over 40 years. This is one hobby I wish to take but up in the future.
  15. I am not a morning person at all! 
  16. I love good long conversations
  17. Best thing in life is laughter. Laughter makes anything better
  18. My favourite app on my iphone is instagram... if you don't have this then you need to get it.
  19. Trials. They are apart of life, there are never fun, but I am grateful for each and every one that I have been through, and look forward to what the lord has in stall for me in the future.
  20. Musical instruments... in high school I learnt to play the clarinet & saxophone. I also taught myself to play the piano.
  21. I am the youngest of 6 kids.
  22. I tended to keep a small group of close friends, rather then a large group of average friends.
  23. I love sunflower, they are always bright and happy. I also love forget-me-nots and daisies. 
  24. I love to cook, but I have to be in the right mood for it. At the moment the moods have been for baking.
  25. I am double jointed. I can bend my thumb behind my hand.
  26. I have hazel eyes. Then can change from hazel green to blue.
  27. The future both freaks me out, but is starting to excite me.
  28. I love my parents, they are my best friends, and I am grateful for the relationship that I have with them
  29. Open and honesty are two very big things for me.
  30. I am a strong believe in "Actions speck louder than words"
  31. I can be very stubborn when I want to be.
  32. I can also be very blunt if I want to be! Sometimes works in my favourite, sometimes not.
  33. In a group setting I am the quieter person, I go shy.
  34. I love to people watch, it is always interesting to see how act and always interesting to wonder about what types of lives they live.
  35. My dream job would be a Storm Chaser... I love tornadoes!
  36. When I was younger I was climbing on a chest of draws and a wardrobe and when I was told to get down, I decided to use the fish tank to assist me with getting down... bad move... my hand went straight through the top cutting my hand resulting in stitchers... my sister who was baby sitting me at the time was not impressed with me at all!
  37. I have sprained my ankles 5 times. Twice to the left, three times to the right.
  38. I am allergic to rockmelon... also known as cantaloupe.
  39. Growing up I cut my own hair twice... never a good idea!
  40. When I am nervous I bite my lip and/or fiddle with my fingers.
  41. When I am focusing, I poke out my tongue.
  42. I am extremely ticklish... if you tickle me, then I am not at all responsible for any injuries that may happen to you.
  43. I LOVE snail mail!
  44. I am a big fan of bright colours.
  45. I love disney movies. I could watch them all day long. favourite ones are Tangled and Beauty and the Beast.
  46. I am a romantic girl at hard. With a bit of a hard shell. I am also a old fashion girl, but with a modern twist.
  47. I have 3 nieces & 3 nephews. Love them all to bits.
  48. My favourite smells are vanilla, and when I am cooking I love garlic.
  49. I enjoy singing... just when there is no one around.
  50. If flowers weren't so expensive I would buy myself a bunch of fresh flowers every week. I love fresh flowers in the home.
  51. I want the man I marry to be my best friend, for eternity.
  52. I love long walks. It's when I feel most comfortable to have long or serious conversations.
  53. Hammocks are amazing, my dream home will have one of these.
  54. I love bonfires, and also fireplaces. Nothing better than curling up in front of a fireplace in winter, with a hot chocolate and a good book, or a man to curl up to.
  55. My knees crack... seriously my knees sound like a set of haunted house stair cases.
  56. I love boardgames, especially scrabble, UNO and Cranium.
  57. I hate cooking chicken... I am always afraid that I won't cook it properly.
  58. I love cold showers, since movie to Brisbane that is.
  59. The best present that I could ever be given is something that is thought out, and shows how much they know me.
  60. Last year I rediscovered my love for camping. Now time to go camping more!
  61. I love and miss star gazing. Tasmania has amazing star gazing on a clear night, yet to see anything as good here in Brisbane.
  62. I HATE spiders, bugs and any other different types of creepy crawlies!
  63. I love paddle pop rainbow ice cream!
  64. I am a dog person, but I do not like small yappy dogs. I still do like cats, but I rather dogs.
  65. The weirdest thing I have ever eaten was when I was younger... promite and honey sandwich.
  66. I love tree houses, I always wanted one when I was younger, but didn't have one. One things that I would love for my future kids to have.
  67. Smiles... When someone smiles at you can't help but smile back!
  68. I love the fresh feeling, especially since I moved up here to Brisbane, having a nice cold shower on a muggy day, best feeling ever!
  69. I love doing random acts of kindness. seeing the look on someones face or just knowing that they enjoyed it, makes it all worth while that I made a difference in their life.
  70. Stationary... Love it! I wished so much that I when to uni or did study just so that I could use it and have a descent excuse to use.
  71. I am not happy with my body, and I have low self confidence, this year it's all about working on me and learning to love me.
  72. I want to be a stay at home mum when I have children. I want to be there for them, to teach them to make their life full of joy and happiness. I want to make sure they start their life on the best foundation as possible.
  73. I wish I was more crafty, that I could take time to be more crafty and to develop that talent.
  74. I love theme parks, I have only been to one here in Brisbane- Dream world. But is was so much fun! It more so has to do with adrenaline.
  75. I am a list maker. When I have things I need to do, or things I like, or dreams and goals that I have, I put them to paper.
  76. I love asking questions, I also more so do it when I am nervous, when I am getting to know people I don't like silence, that would be thanks to my wild thoughts, so I ask questions, plus its the best way to get to know someone.
  77. My favourite place that I have been to so far is the Bay of Fires in Tasmania, gorgeous place and so peaceful! White sand, red rocks, clear blue water, perfect location.
  78. I LOVE Road trip, put me in a car with good company, wide range of music, a map, unlimited petrol, munchies and unlimited time and the road in front of us. perfect!
  79. Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love the true meaning of Christmas, I love decorating and baking. Spending time with family and friends. Each year I am determined to make it better!
  80. Traditions! I love having and making traditions! Wether they be christmas or birthday traditions. Or just random traditions for the fun of it!
  81. Natural Disasters amaze me. For me they displace the true power of the creator of this world, Heavenly father has created an amazing world!
  82. Balloons- love them, bright and big bunch of balloons make me smile and no matter how bad life my seem, this makes it better no matter what!
  83. I love the beauty of sunsets and sunrises.
  84. I love doing puzzles, good way to relax and zone out.
  85. I love being spontaneous, best way to feel alive.
  86. There are certain parts of my life that I have to kept organised, like my work desk is kept neat and tidy. Others parts of my life... total mess.
  87. I can be most of the time totally impatient. So many times I have been give trials to learn to be patient... so not easy.
  88. I have a caring personality, I look out for people and I worry about my friends.
  89. I hate having my photo taken.
  90. I am a Mormon. and I love having the gospel in my life, I have had a period of time in my life without the gospel, and I would never go without it again.
  91. I love bubbles and sparklers, simple and fun things!
  92. I would one day love to be able to afford and design my own dream home!
  93. I love quote! They are inspirational, and uplifting.
  94. I am a notetaker, when ever there is a fireside at church or something said that I want to remember notes will be taken so that I don't forget it.
  95. Pinterest! I love it and I am addicted to it!
  96. My favourite animals are great white sharks and great white tigers.
  97. I am a Apple girl, I love mac's and iPhones. Love my new iPhone 5!
  98. One of the only things I hate about Brisbane is that it has caused me to develop Hayfever! :(
  99. I have a bad habit of letting my mind ran wild. Thinking up the worst out come, I guess it's a bit of a coping mechanism. When my thoughts get too much for me, that's when I put in my headphones and turn up my music too loud and drown them out.
  100. One thing I miss about Tassie, is my crazy, insane, spontaneous friends.
  101. In primary school I learnt sign language, this year I want to relearn and develop that skill

Wow! So 101 things about one's self is harder than I first thought!
Hopefully you have learnt something about myself and it was enough to keep you entertained.
Lolly Watson Photography

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quote Of The Moment...

This quote is perfect for me at the moment, I need to remember these things in my everyday life.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Near or Far...

Via: Pinterest
One thing I have learnt from moving to Brisbane, is how grateful for the people that I have in my life.
The new and the old, the near and the far. Each and everyone of them hold a special part in my heart.
From each one of them I have learnt somethings from them. I have frown more into the person I want to be from heir example and advice.

It is sometimes hard to be away from those that I love, over the past couple of weeks there have been moments where I wish I was right beside them, to give them a hug and shoulder to cry on when things are tough, or to talk for hours about things that are on their mind (Skype is ok, but nothing bets in person), to lean a helping hand to friends that need it, or to celebrate with loved ones as they achieve great and small successes or milestones in their lives.

It's funny how friends do effect our lives, how the things that you love about them is what sets them apart from the crowd. The things I love the most about my friends are their fun loving spontaneous natures, our long conversations.

I am blessed to have some amazing best friends who know me so well, that they can pick me up from miles away. They know just what to say then I need inspiration. They know when to listen or when to distract me.

I am proud of each one of my friends, they have all been through a year of trials last year, each experiencing their own unique trials. But no matter how much of a mountain they had to climb, they have all come through it as a stronger person. I look up to each one of them. And for those of my close friends still fighting those trials, please know that I admire you the most.

It's funny how life changes, one things that I do miss, that I need to find again, is a male friends. Now I am not talking about a boyfriend, that is not something that I am looking forward at the moment, this year is about me (i'll go into that more later.) What I want is a male mate, their friendships are different to female friendship, I personally find that they are more blunt and honest, and open. And those types of friendship are the ones that I love and miss at times.

So if you are a guy that reads my blog, then how about we become friends? no strings attached, plain old simple mates? (preferably one in Brisbane.)

Thank you to all my amazing friends, no matter if you are near or far, old or new, please know that I love each and everyone of you, I am alway here for you! And I miss you dearly.

If you are a person that reads my blog and wishes to become friends with me, then please email me:
I would LOVE to get to know you!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Life Lately...

Blogging has been on the slower side lately,
Sorry about that.
I have kinda lost my blogging groove,
But I aim to get it back this year.
So please stick with me and I promise you will see a improvement.