Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Music for 2016

To me, music makes the world go round. A world without music would be a world without feelings. Whether you're happy, sad, angry, in love, crazy, etc... (the list goes on) there's a song out there for every emotion. Most of the time I feel like we'd rather sit and listen to music than have a conversation with someone (or is that just me?!). I love finding new artists and songs that aren't always in the top 40 charts and don't sound just like every other song out there.

My favourite albums are always the Radio 1 Live Lounge albums, I could just listen to those for days on end. I love the music being stripped back and hearing the words properly.


I'm not going to lie, I have often been one of those people driving along with a song full blast pretending to be in a music video, and I will probably continue to do this until I'm at least 80 years old.

I wanted to share my top 3 gems that I've recently found that have either meant something to me and hit an emotion, or that I just think are amazing songs and feel that everyone should know about them. I love finding new music by people that can actually sing and have raw talent.


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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Polercise

So, I know saying 'I do pole dancing' isn't really a thing people usually just drop into conversation, but this post is in fact going to be dedicated to pole dancing.

Half way through 2015 I realised that I needed to tone up, I started going to a few gym classes which were brilliant (Combat & Pump being my faves) but I also wanted to do something really fun. I went round to a friends house one night and she told me she'd started doing pole dancing classes and how much it had toned her up. She asked me a few times if I'd like to go with her, but I turned it down every time she asked. I didn't feel the most confident in swinging from a pole in front of other random strangers. Also, at this point I had no upper body strength whatsoever, so I just thought I'd make myself look like a div. 

Anyway, a few months down the line, my friend told me the new beginners classes were starting and so I thought I'd take a look at the pole Facebook group. I saw lots of pictures of these girls hanging upside down, swinging around and most importantly; having a good laugh. I am always up for a good laugh and so I decided to bite the bullet and go to a class, and you know what, I'm so glad I did. 


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Monday, 11 January 2016

So it's 2016...

2015 was a bit of a funny year. I'm not really sure how to explain it. Probably a massive rollercoster would be the correct term. It had a lot of highs and a lot of lows, but it was a bit odd. I said half way through the year that I wasn't going to do anything that didn't make me happy, but then I ended up doing those things anyway. But then I also got to do a lot of things that did make me happy. Maybe that's just a normal year? We go through these ups and downs to make us into who we are, even if by the end of the year we still haven't figured out who we're supposed to be. Maybe it's okay.

In 2015 I changed my job 3 times (by complete accident) and hated one job but then loved my new one, I lost my creativity and then found my creativity again, I started to cook more and then stopped again, got addicted to exercise but then lost it a bit, and missed several events that I should've been around for. I then finished the year skiing which again was odd because I'm not very good at it.  I also found my old diary from school and it included a lot of detail about a friend that we recently lost, it feels so strange to read things in a diary and remember all these memories about someone who is no longer with us.

I think in 2015 I probably felt a little lost. I'd been looking to move house but couldn't decide where to move to, been looking at holidays but couldn't decide where I wanted to go, and changed jobs but struggled to keep my creativeness. I also absolutely loved blogging in 2014, but this slipped off my radar towards the end of 2015 as my life was just taken over by other things.


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