30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 2 – Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years?

My humblest apologies to everyone who was waiting on this post. No I did not forget, I was just having very bad WiFi problems but the issue has been sorted out and here I am!

Day 2/30: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Today I had a lot of time to think about this blog post and what I really wanted to say. You see, in my dream world I would see myself having won my first Oscar and starred in at least 10 films before I turn 30. I would love to have my own reality TV show and have written my autobiography and just be on vacation for the rest of my life because I won the lottery and gave a portion to my mom and charity… But I had to come down from this cloud really quickly.

I’m no psychic, I fear that I might dream too big sometimes and I always tend to get into the worst jobs for some reason. After some thought and discussion with both my mom and my boyfriend I came to realize that I have to be realistic so here we go:

I’ve narrowed my list down to 8 goals and aspirations so that I don’t bore you to death and because I feel like I could go on forever but I won’t.

  1. Due to the fact that I will be getting my degree in 3 years time, I just want to be successful in my career and enjoy what I do. At the moment I’m still not sure if I want to go into journalism or the entertainment/advertising industry but whatever I choose, I hope that I am well and happy. I’m not sure whether I’ll pursue a second degree or diploma but if I do then you do you girl. Dream big, hustle hard and stay humble!images
  2. As I’ve mentioned before, I am a hopeless romantic and I’d like to be married before I’m 30. My ideal age for engagement would be 23/24 and I’d like to be married by 25.7751_1455
  3. I hope that in 10 years time I would have been able to pay back my family for everything they’ve done for me. I’d love to give my mom the vacation of her dreams and my dad a good car. My parents have honestly done so much for me that I could honestly never repay them but I can always try.6358136108662414155350240_9102657_orig.imgopt1000x70.jpg
  4. I don’t want to look back and regret that I haven’t traveled enough. Which is why I would like to have at least been to a few good places. Traveling means so much to me and I hope that I can have my little passport book tattooed so many times I’ll need a new one! original
  5. Personal growth and happiness means a lot to me. I hope that I’ve learned from my mistakes and really became a better person. I hope that I still value my religion the same and have grown spiritually. I really want to know that I’ll be grateful for all the opportunities and lessons I’ve learned. 143495-Eat-Drink-And-Be-Thankful
  6. Have my first child by 26. I really want kids while I’m still fit and able to keep up with them. I’d love a family of 4 but I’ll settle for 3. 33e6a440f0124cdaa467c220ed6ea257
  7. I really want to be comfortable financially. Growing up, I could never work well with money and always struggled with jobs. I just want to be able to spoil myself and my family.tumblr_net9xrs1MK1rdk4vco1_500.jpg
  8. The last one is going to sound cheesy but I’ve mentioned before on my blog that I don’t really have that many friends. I hope I’ve met a few great people who are ambitious and goal driven and bring out the best in me. The type of friends I can call and schedule a last minute road trip with so we can leave our hubbies at home for the weekend. I’m hoping Sex and the City type of friendship if you know what I mean. index

I’m so pumped to do tomorrow’s post so stay tuned!

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30 Days of Blogging Challenge: Day 1 – The Basics

Hi there everybody!

I’ve decided to take on the 30 day blogging challenge and basically I’ve decided that I wanted to put a bit of my own spin on a few of the posts because bloggers must be so tired of reading the same things over and over again. Day 1/30 has the simple task of stating a few basic facts about yourself so I thought I’d write down a few basics and a few randoms.

I did a video on my YouTube channel with a little bit about me which you can click and watch down below:

I narrowed this blog post down to 20 facts about me, enjoy!

20 FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. My full name is Deeanne Michaela Daniels. I was given this name because my dad’s name is Deon and my mom’s second name is Jo-Anne.
  2. This year I will be turning 20, which scares me to death because I will no longer be a teen and also excites me because I heard your 20’s are supposed to be the best year of your life.
  3. I love anything that has to do with art. From photography to writing, creating and decorating things.
  4. I’ve been hospitalized 4 times, 3 of those 4 times I had to be put under anesthetic.
  5. At the age of 17 I fell in love, I haven’t looked back since. My boyfriend Matthew is my best friend and we’ve been through so much together. I would be devastated if I ever lost him.
  6. I love reading. I could read for days and never get bored or sick of it. However, I can’t read the same book twice for some reason.
  7. I struggle to keep friends. My mom said that it’s because I’m such a good person that people often abuse my kindness.
  8. I don’t like to party. I don’t drink, except for the occasional champagne at a celebratory event. I do not smoke and have never smoked or gotten drunk in my life. I love to dance though, so I’d like to think I could still be the life of the party without needing alcohol or drugs to have a good time.
  9. I have a sensitive nose. I pick up smells really quickly and easily. It’s a blessing and a curse because I have terrible headaches sometimes.
  10. I love animals. Fun fact: I actually had a little kitten come into my house and then adopted it for like 2 hours until the SPCA had to pick him up because my brother is allergic. I miss him.
  11. I get attached to people really quickly and I have a heightened sense of sensitivity and compassion. I feel other people’s pain and I hate seeing others in pain or upset.
  12. I wish I could shop for a living but I’m broke. I’ve never had any luck when it comes to jobs. I’ve only worked 2 jobs in my life and I didn’t like it.
  13. I can’t whistle. Ever since I was a kid I have never been able to and people still tend to make fun of me for this.
  14. I used to be a brace face and after my wisdom teeth surgery my teeth shifted into their original position because I had stitches in my mouth and couldn’t wear my retainer.
  15. I’m really competitive. I don’t like losing. It’s an ugly trait in my opinion.
  16. I’m a sucker for cheesy romantic things like flowers and midnight drives. I’m just a hopeless romantic.
  17. I’m really lazy and it bothers me sometimes.
  18. I have a YouTube channel, you should subscribe and check it out, show me some love.
  19. I want to get my driver’s license this year but I’m so afraid of getting into a car accident.
  20. Freshly cut grass gives me a rash. I don’t know if it’s an allergy or what but I can’t stand it.

So, tell me a little bit about you?

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Back To Campus Stationery Supplies Haul 2016

Hello my lovely readers

I am currently typing up this blog post with the biggest headache because I am in the process of reorganizing my room. I don’t know why cleaning always gives me such a headache. Today I’ll just be showing you my stationery supplies for the year and I know it’s January but I go back on the 15th of February and I wanted to start my year off on the right note x

Nothing mentioned below was sponsored and all my stationery was purchased from Pick n Pay unless stated otherwise.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:

 

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My glitter pencil case is from Typo and it was a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas. It’s not really big but holds everything I need including my¬† mini stapler and staple remover and I was really impressed.

 

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The second gift from Typo is the A5 buffalo grey glitter notebook which I use as my planner. I use a notebook because it gives me more space to write and plan and I can paste months-at-a-glace planner pages which are basically free printables from my favourite studyblr which you can find here.

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These are my 192 page hardcovers in which I transfer my notes neatly and make them colourful. I really like these book covers which are from Carte Blanche. I do not take these to campus every day and I re-write my notes at home.

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This adorable owl notebook I purchased from CNA and this is where I will scribble down my notes from class and then transfer them to my notebooks at home. I really like the ringbinder type of notebook and this one has those pre-cuts where you can tear out your pages without leaving the ugly marks from the rings.

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My Hello Kitty Tippex correction tape is so small and easy to put in my pencil case. I like how small it is and it’s so adorable!

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My owl ring binder in which I keep my tests and assignments. In the past I have been asked to resubmit assignments and I always misplaced them so I just keep everything in one place because I do not want that to happen again so lesson learned!

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I personally think every student should have a flip file because this stores all my information so if I should lose my backpack then someone can find my student number and email me if they find it. Also, I keep loose notes in here so that they don’t get crumpled and ruined in my backpack.

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My little Tatty Teddy envelope keeps all my loose notes in one place for when I’m in a rush and can’t file everything separately. This is one of my must haves for campus because it’s so convenient.

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How cute are these Hello Kitty pens from BIC? I was so scared these were the gel ink but luckily they weren’t. This was a great deal but I would’ve preferred more black pens though! However, I like taking tests with blue pens.

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I personally love using koki’s in my notebooks because they make my notes neat and colourful and I mean, who wouldn’t want to study from colourful and brightly coloured notes? I’m not really a fan of highlighters because they always smudge so these are a great alternative.

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Sticky notes for little reminders and important notes. I have them in yellow, pink and green.

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The reason I bought this little notebook was for the colourful tabs. I’m an English student and we do a lot of reading so I have to mark up texts and these are perfect for that. Also, the sticky notes I purchased separately are not going to be nearly enough so I’m glad I purchased more.

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How cute are these erasers? I just died and went to heaven when I saw these because I love cupcakes and these are so tiny and cute.

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As a student you have to hand in TONS of paper and most of the time you’re not allowed to bother the staff for a stapler which is why I keep one in my pencil case. I also keep a staple remover because I often have to remove rubrics from previous assignments or I forget to attach a rubric or declaration.

That was pretty much it for my little haul. What are your favourite stationery items?

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