Oahu, Hawaii.

For this week’s post I thought I would do a throwback to when I went on holiday to Hawaii last year. Now this was my first big overseas trip so I just want to talk briefly about my experience.

We stayed in the Hilton Resort which was moments from the beach.  Our hotel room had a beautiful view of the big mountain and in spots around the hotel you could see the sea view side which was so amazing and blue.

The shopping I absolutely loved as I could finally go to all the shops I have only ever looked at online like Victoria Secret, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and H&M. Whilst shopping I saw a door that said “Janitor” on it and I had to get a photo with it because I thought it was the coolest thing haha! Considering we don’t use that word at all in New Zealand.

The main beach was really beautiful and the water was so warm. There were surfboards out sitting on the beach and palm trees everywhere. I was really surprised at how busy Hawaii actually was though. You had to go really early or quite late in the day if you wanted to actually get a seat at the beach.

We went on a few tours and one of the tours took us to the north shore where the beaches were much more beautiful. It was white sand everywhere and I spent most of my time snorkelling and chasing colourful geckos.

Another tour we went on was to a Luau which had beautiful music, amazing company and we saw the coolest sunset. It was great to be among a similar island culture to the native New Zealanders (Maori’s).

Hawaii itself was such an amazing trip but if you want to have a relaxing, peaceful holiday I defiantly don’t recommend the main island Oahu. It is very tourist like and the only bit of land that seems untouched can only be accessed by doing tours.  But for those wanting to go to a beautiful island and do some shopping it is the perfect island to go to in Hawaii.

I did go to Pearl Harbour but I thought I would save that for another post.

Hope you’ve all had a good week. Where is one place you can’t wait to visit??


25 Get To Know Me Questions

Hi Everyone! I know it’s been awhile since my last post but I have just been finishing my final week at university before my holidays so have been busy working on projects! But as I am coming up to my holidays I will be posting a lot more.

For today’s post I thought since I am still very fresh to this blogging world I would do a 25 question tag just so you can all get to know me a bit better. These are very generic questions but perfect for getting to know me (:

Let’s get started!

  1. What is your middle name? Jayne
  2. What is your favourite colour? Purple (even though I never wear it)
  3. Who was your first best friend? A girl I am still very good friend’s with called Phoebe
  4. How tall are you? 5/6 maybe
  5. Cats or Dogs? Definitely a dog person!
  6. Funniest moment throughout School? When I got my leg stuck under a viewing glass platform and someone had to remove the glass to get my leg out!
  7. How many countries have you visited? 2, Australia and US (hawaii)
  8. Are you in/gone to college? I am in college right now studying Spatial Design!
  9. What was your favourite/worst subject in High School? Favourite was Design, Least was Maths
  10. What is your favourite drink? Ginger Beer ((:
  11. What is your favourite animal? PENGUIN OMG
  12. What is your favourite perfume? I actually very rarely wear perfume so I have no idea!
  13. Tea or Coffee? Coffee
  14. What would you (or have you) name your children? I only have 2 names so far: Amber and Malia
  15. What Sports do you play/Have you played? i swear I have played every sport you can think of  (could never stick to just one)
  16. What is your favourite book? I love the Alex Rider series and Series of Unfortunate Events as a kid (:
  17. Who are some of your favourite YouTubers? Fun For Louis, NigaHiga and Joe Sugg
  18. What is your favourite movie? I have so many, Apollo 13, Pineapple Express and of course the Harry Potter series
  19. Are you Single or Taken? Recently single
  20. What’s your idea of an ideal first date? Oh god I have no idea, Dinner and a movie for me I think. 
  21. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had? Only 2
  22. Favourite memory from childhood? Building blanket forts with my dad and sister(:
  23. Do you speak any different languages and how well? I tried learning french in high school but completely failed so only English!
  24. Do you have any siblings? 1 Sister
  25. How would you describe your fashion sense? I am still trying to figure this one out tbh, I am quite casual though
  26. What is your favourite restaurant? Wagamamas is pretty amazing
  27. What are some of your favourite tv shows? Game of Thrones, Mr Robot, Teen Wolf and of course Prison Break. I absolutely love these shows.
  28. PC or mac? I have a PC but prefer Mac
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?) IPhone 5S Silver (:
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits! Eating my nails when I am stressed! Currently have no nails!

Thats it for todays post. I hope you didn’t mind me answering some questions about myself. I would love it if you comment below some ideas of posts you would like me to do. If you see anything from this questionnaire you want me to talk more about just comment below as well and I will be sure to do them!

Thank you for reading and have a good week!(:

3 Day Quote Challenge 3


For this challenge you are supposed to post 1 to 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days. Each of those days you challenge 3 other bloggers to do the same.

Todays last quote I actually found on facebook, a page I had liked posted it and I loved it so much so I saved it to my phone.

This quote to me feels so special because there have been people in my life who have come and just blown me away but the timing for everything was so off as our lives didn’t fit together. It reminds me to enjoy those people and the feelings they give you but don’t be to caught up in trying to make things work because somethings cannot be forced.

“Our lives may not have fit together, but ohhh did our souls know how to dance…” – K. Towne Jr.

Today I challenge:

1. The Shameful Sheep

2. Emily Rose

3. Cristian Mihai

I have loved doing this challenge and I hope you have all enjoyed my quotes. Comment below your favourite quote!(:

3 Day Quote Challenge 2


For this challenge you are supposed to post 1 to 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days. Each of those days you challenge 3 other bloggers to do the same.

For todays quote I actually came across this a few weeks ago on a quote app I had just downloaded called DailyQuote.

Life has plenty of ups and plenty of downs and I feel like this quote is important to remember because if you ever feel like you’ve messed up or you can’t start again, you can. Because each day is a new day and although you can’t stop yourself from making past mistakes you can learn from them and not make the same mistakes in the future.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

Today I challenge:

1. Liyana

2. Earth To Emma

3. Coming Out From The Dark

If you haven’t been tagged still post your quotes in the comments section as I would love to read them (:

3 Day Quote Challenge 1

I have been challenged by Alice from Help Down the Rabbit Hole to do the three day quote challenge. You should check out her blog if you haven’t already! She posts very helpful advice about dealing with different situations and is very supportive.

For this challenge you are supposed to post 1 to 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days. Each of those days you challenge 3 other bloggers to do the same.

I hope my quotes can help inspire you and make you feel abit better about life.

I thought I would start by sharing my favourite quote of all time. This quote has helped me feel a lot stronger when I feel alone or weak. It is encouraging to be dependent on yourself and if you need someone for something, why not become the thing you need the most.

“She Needed A Hero, So That’s What She Became” – Unknown

Today I challenge:

1. alohalotte

2. Chelarose

3. Katy Lane

If you haven’t been tagged still post your quotes in the comments section as I would love to read them (:

Living With an Ex

2 months ago me and my partner of 5 years broke up. We had been together since we were both 15 and pretty much grew into adulthood together which made the situation a lot harder. In the city that we are living in it is extremely hard to find affordable accommodation plus we both really loved the people we were flatting with so we decided for the next few months we would live together. Now at first I felt like this was the best scenario because when you have been with someone for 5 years it is the hardest thing in the world to just not see them every day. During the past 2 months I have come up with a few reasons why living with your ex is actually a very difficult thing to do.

First thing is those nights when you’re at home and he’s gone out to a club with his friends and all you can do is lie there thinking of all the things he is doing. Your heart aches, your mind goes wild and you can’t sleep because in your head all you can imagine him doing is getting with other girls and it makes you feel sick to your stomach.

Secondly as you start to become a single and a more independent person you want to go out and do things with your friends like catch a movie, or go to the local pub on a Sunday to catch up and have a few drinks. But you still feel like you need to let your ex know what you are doing. Also as somebody who would often socialize with my partner, I felt guilty every time I went somewhere and left him at home. This is probably one of the worst things as a lot of the time it actually stopped me from going out even though when it was his turn he didn’t give 2 thoughts about it.

Thirdly living with an ex can be hard because as time goes on you have moments of wanting to get back together with them. In some cases it’s a good thing but in cases where the relationship is unhealthy and you’re both better off alone it can be a very hard time. This is because deep down you know that this is what you have to do but because you still love them and you see them every day you start coming up with reasons why it could work like “oh we could go to a counsellor, or it could work if I tried a bit harder doing this”. If you have come from an unhealthy relationship these are only short term solutions and in 6 months or a years’ time you will both be back in the same positioning feeling the same thing. It’s pretty much a battle between your head and your heart. Your heart loves them so much but your head knows that it’s the right thing to do. It all comes down to instinct.

Fourthly when you are with somebody and you live with them it is very hard to switch off doing things for them. You are so used to cleaning up after them, doing there washing and cooking them meals that when it’s time to just stop, you almost can’t. But the only thing you can do in this situation is take a step back and actually watch them struggle as hard as that is. You have to watch there washing pile up, you have to watch them attempt to cook their own meals and lastly if they don’t clean up after themselves and you simply say to them “can you please put your dishes away since they have been there a couple of days” it turns into a yelling match about your relationship and why it ended.

Lastly when you live with an ex it’s pretty much a time where you can’t really have sex. You can’t bring somebody home (not that I am nearly ready to move on yet anyways) and you can’t have sex with them because it just makes things a lot more complicated and emotionally involved. It can also give the other person false hope and that is the last thing you want to happen.

In the end I know the hardest part is yet to come. It will really start to hit when we stop living together whenever that may be. But I know that for the future it is the best thing for me as the relationship was very unhealthy.

If anybody wants me to write a post on unhealthy relationships comment below. I still might just write one anyway soon as it can be a big problem for a lot of people out there.

Also I would love to hear everybody’s thoughts on this issue of living with an ex. Do you think it’s a healthy thing to do or unhealthy?  (:

New York

When I was 7 me, my mum and my sister would all cuddle up in the lounge and watch a romantic comedy movie that was based in New York. Ever since then I have longed to go to New York. Growing up I would have New York posters all over my room, I would get given New York themed items for multiple birthdays and would often dream about walking through Central Park. Now this longing to go to New York wasn’t because I wanted to have one of those romantic comedy movie moments. I just love the look, the feel and although never actually going to New York, I love the atmosphere. I love all the hidden crevices, I love the wide range of people, and I love how there would always be somewhere new to explore.

Last year I turned 20 and after a few years of saving my money I realized I actually had enough money to go to New York. My first instinct was excitement, I would finally be able to go to this place I have been dreaming about since I can remember. But where there’s excitement and positive feelings, the negatives are often around as well.

Ever since I left home my anxiety has slowly been becoming more and more visible. I often get anxious over travelling, even if it’s just around New Zealand, so the thought of going all the way across to New York for a week or two just freaks me out. There are days where my anxiety is less visible and on those days I feel the excitement again and I often say “Yes I can actually do this”. But then a bad day will come along and my anxiety will be higher and I start thinking of all the reasons why I should freak out and it’s just a vicious cycle from there.

Do any of you out there also get anxious over travelling? And is there anybody out there who has any tips for people like me on how to overcome this fear?

I know I will get there one day.

Whangamata, NZ

As I am new to the blogging world I thought my first post should be a little bit about my country, New Zealand. I recently went to a beautiful place here in NZ called Whangamata. This word is actually a Maori word (the native language) but I recommend you try to say it out loud! Its a high possibility you will be saying it wrong 😛 lol.

Whangamata is a small town off the Coromandel in the North Island. It is usually always busy during holidays and New Years as a large group from bigger cities commute down to this little town. 

The beaches here are flawless, the water is amazingly warm and the night sky is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. This is just a small but beautiful part of paradise I wanted to share with you all.



It has now been weeks and I have been wondering on how I would start this blog. So I kind of guess I would just jump straight into it. I believe I should start by telling you a bit about myself and what content I am hoping to post on here. My name is Brittany and I am a 20 year old living in New Zealand. This is the first blog I have ever created and I am hoping to write down my thoughts that often stay unspoken. I am not the smoothest writer you would have come across but I truly believe that my thoughts and posts will be relatable to some of you. I guess you could call me a lifestyle blog? I will be discussing travel, anxiety, relationships, depression, life, home décor and whatever else pops up along the way. If you like what you see on my blog I would love to hear any positive feedback or your thoughts in the comments and I look forward to being part of this community (:

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