Beware the barrenness of a busy life..

Hey everyone!

I haven’t been very active on my blog recently so I thought now that I have time I would update you all on all that is happening recently!

I completed my assessment term and decided to do the optional Summer Show Term, which means stay in London for an extra 6/7 weeks to prepare for a showcase. This term has been quite a busy one for me as I decided that I would travel home to work on weekends, therefore somedays I would get an early 5am train to London to get to rehearsals for 9 and the other way round for work. It finally got exhausting as somedays I’d only be home for one day or in London for a few hours and then would get the train home.. So, it was a very busy and confusing process but completely worth it! I got to earn money and I got to watch my sister perform since every time she has recently performed I haven’t been there.

Not only have I been travelling around, working and rehearsing but I was also having to pack my flat up as I was moving out. For my next year in London I am moving in with my two friends into a flat across the road from my college which is great! Yesterday I moved in, using Sainsbury’s trolleys to walk my stuff to my new flat.. Seemed like a good idea until we realised there were stairs and busy roads.. So.. Clearly there was a lot going on so it was very hard to get a chance to write blog posts. However, I am sitting in my new flat all unpacked and settled in and honestly feel very calm and relaxed for the first time in a while, sometimes you need to take a step back from a hectic life to appreciate it all!

BIG NEWS!

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Next week I will be travelling the USA! I have been sorting and planning and I will be travelling to New York and Los Angeles with my mum and sister! EXCITED ISN’T THE WORD! I recently travelled 5 states in America in February with Jake, I haven’t wrote a blog post about it yet but will be writing up posts about all the different places that I have visited, so keep posted!!

Will be keeping you updated on my travels! So make sure to follow the blog on Instagram, Twitter and like on Facebook!

Until next time…

#DontThinkJustBlog

-Giovana x

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2017 New Years Resolution.. Live My Life!

Reasons for my new blog and to share my goals for future blog posts!

So, this is my first ever blog post!

At first I didn’t think I’d ever get round to writing a blog even though I’ve always wanted to. I didn’t know what to write about for my first blog posts but I realised it would be best for me to explain the reasons for me even creating this blog and why I aim to carry on with it.

The last few years have not exactly been kind to me and my family and I decided I couldn’t deal with dwelling on negatives anymore. So I wanted a change of thought and lifestyle.

Starting from January 1st 2017, my new years resolution was:

I’m going to live my life, without any questions, if I want to do something, I am going to do it.. you’ve only got one life to live after all hey?!

So from that point onwards I decided to stop re-thinking certain choices and to just go with my gut instinct. I decided that I wanted to create a bucket list that I could keep adding to and changing so that I had certain goals that I could finally get to do. Certain points on my bucket list included :

  • Go Travelling
  • SkyDiving
  • Visiting the natural wonders of the world
  • Start up on an online writing blog and carry on video blogging!

And many others were included in the list. I have small things that were also included on the list that could come down to making a stranger happy or feeding the homeless. In other words.. My bucket list carries on extending. So, I decided that whenever I would stop to re-think over something I’d rather just do it and see where I ended up. And this is where I am.. writing a new blog! Another point on my bucket list done!

With my travelling point I decided to take action and decided to buy a scratch map to keep track of all the incredible countries in the world that I have travelled to already and to continue adding to it until most of the map is colourful and complete. The image below shows what the scratch map originally looks like when you first buy it, I recommend buying one to anyone who reads this. It really puts into perspective of how much of the world is truly unknown to you and pushes you to take a chance and travel to the most unexpected places.

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Above Picture of the original scratch map
Get yours here :  Scratch Map

I decided then to scratch in the map of the countries I had visited already and now I have a lot of scratching to do until I complete it!

Some of you may relate to this, some may not. But the aim of this blog was to show people that we think to much and never really do the things that make us happy. Whilst some people dream of doing certain things with their lives others are out there doing them. So be the person who doesn’t over think everything, and be the person who is booking the next flight to Paris or Spain or Japan!

So! My first blog was a bit of a jumble of words but I hope you get the idea!

Let the journeys and experiences begin!

Until next time..

– Giovana Braia