It’s that time of the year again!

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2014 has been one of the most interesting, stressful and exciting years so far. It’s taught me a lot, some good, some bad. But I thought I’d share with you guys what I’ve learnt.

1. You can’t plan your future, it’s really not that simple. No matter how much you try to create a schedule or time frame, life doesn’t work that way. ‘Next summer I’m going to go to W with X, while still being best friends with Y, oh and I’m going to get a job at Z.’ Everyone is hopeful and don’t get me wrong I’d love nothing more than to have a plan that I can stick to. However, 2014 has made me realise life goes on, yes something may not be what you necessarily wanted. But it has encouraged me to think on my feet and be excited for the future, because I know it’s going to be great. Whatever happens.

2. Make peace with the past. If you don’t it’ll be like an anchor and just bring you down. Don’t let it disturb your present or your future. Time is the best healer, honestly.

3. Friends come and go. But it is the people that are there for you day in and day out that are going to be there long term. Make sure you appreciate them, tell them you love them, thank them, there are thousands of ways to tell and show someone you love them.

4. Being a best friend is one of the most wonderful things in the world. I don’t think that needs anymore explanation.

5. Being an aunty is SO underrated. I love my family, as dysfunctional as they are, I wouldn’t change them for the world.

6. I love travelling and need to do more of it. New York was dreamy, it has spurred on my love of cities.

7. Write a journal, or carry around a notebook. I have one in my bag at all times, if I hear a funny quote or a see a restaurant I want to visit at a later date I write it all down. It’s a nice memo if nothing else.

8. Indulge. Maybe I do this a little too much with clothes and shoes, but you earned it!

9. One text goes a long way. Whether it’s rekindling a relationship, friendship or telling someone you’re there for them. It makes a big difference.

10. Don’t waste time reading rubbish books just to say you’ve read it.

I wish you all a very happy New Year, and I hope you bring in 2015 as you mean to go on. Are you doing anything special?

Take care,

B x

John Mayer, 2013 Tour

I apologise for being a really bad blogger recently. Second year is torture already, I’m currently drowning under a pile of assignments, presentations and readings. But come next week it should settle down a little, fingers crossed.

It’s my birthday on Monday, yippee! I don’t usually get that excited for my birthdays, being a twin kind of relaxes the whole celebration I think. It’s just a day my brother and I get presents and spend time with our family, then go for a yummy meal. So, because it’s nearly my birthday one of my best friends got me an unbelievable present… Tickets to see John Mayer last weekend!! We absolutely love him, so what could be better then going to see him live at the 02 on his Paradise Valley Tour? Nothing.

He was everything I expected and more. Yes, his voice sounds EXACTLY as it does on all his albums, flawless. Yes, he is just as gorgeous in the flesh and yes, he is an exceptionally talented man. I love live events, especially music. I think it’s really difficult to not enjoy a live music concert, even if you don’t like the genre or know the songs. The whole atmosphere is electrifying, it makes you feel like you’re a part of something special. Well, I think it does anyway!

The set was awesome. It almost had a 3D affect of the wilderness and then background, the sky, changed depending on the song, with stars, the moon, sunlight etc. He didn’t talk to us that much throughout the show, just every now and then to tell us occasionally about the song. He said that we were there to listen to him play and if we wanted to know his thoughts or views on things then we could find them on the internet, although he’s not sure how true all of them are. He came across as very humble and passionate. If you’ve not been lucky enough to go to his tour then YouTube them, you’ll be amazed! (One of them he played the guitar backwards, yes backwards! The guitar solos are breathtaking.)

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I know the photographs don’t look too good, they certainly don’t do the show justice! I can’t recommend going to see him live enough. You won’t regret it! I promise.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Take care,

B x

“I know a girl, she puts the color inside of my world.
But she’s just like a maze, where all of the walls all continually change.” – John Mayer, Daughters