New Things

Hey guys, just want to wish you all a very happy 2017!

I have work early tomorrow morning so unfortunately I can’t really celebrate the new year (unless you count me on my laptop alone in my room of course) but I sincerely hope you are all having a great time tonight!

I might be starting a new Instagram account purely for this blog, since I’m getting back into some of my artsy hobbies – and once I get a camera all my photography stuff will go on there too, what do you guys think? I’ll obviously post more about it as it happens.

Anyway, hope everyone has a wonderful start to the new year!

~FoxQueen

The Little Things

Hello there, how was everyone’s Christmas Eve Eve? (That’s what my mother calls the 23rd December… No, I’m not entirely sure why).

Just wanted to share something that really brightened my day, in the hopes that something similar has happened to brighten your day too:

I had a tough shift at work – I mean, 12 hours is always tough but it was rather busy today because it was a Friday. I was in an awful mood by the time my shift was over, and the pouring rain didn’t particularly help, despite how much I love the rain… But when I got home, I was greeted by my overly large dog, who always whines and makes a scene if I don’t fuss her immediately – it’s what I always look forward to when I return home from somewhere. The amount of love I have for her, and vice versa, is always enough to put a smile on my face! But that’s not what I wanted to tell you; another thing that was waiting for me was further in the house. Friday nights are usually nights that my family and I order food in to sort of celebrate the weekend starting (as lame as that sounds, it’s like a family tradition), but usually if I’m working I miss out because my family would eat before I would even get home. However, tonight they waited a little longer just for me, so that when I got home there was a piping hot pizza ready for me in the kitchen… I really brightened up my mood and I was so grateful to my parents for even considering doing that for me!

I find small gestures like this are often the most thoughtful, even if the person doing said gesture doesn’t think it’s a big deal. It really made my night if I’m honest with you.

I hope the rest of you had a wonderful night as well!

~FoxQueen

One Of My Dreams

Hey everybody, hope you’re all well!

I am in a shockingly good mood right now, got no clue as to why but I intend to roll with it!

Who here is a fan of YouTube? I expect most of you are because lets face it, YouTube has every video you could ever want on there. I myself love to watch videos on there – I can easily set aside some time and just binge watch some specific YouTubers’ videos because I love them so much; what they do, what they talk about, etc. Usually cute animal videos or gamers and things along those lines. I can’t get enough!

Originally I did want to start a YouTube Channel (it was my original dream job) but I don’t think I could ever have the patience to do it, you know? Setting aside hours for recording content, editing it all and things like that – I’m so impatient, so I doubt I could stick to it if I didn’t get viewers. And the hardest part would probably be figuring out what I would even do videos on! I mean, I couldn’t do vlogs because nothing interesting ever happens in my life. I don’t game very often and I’m awful at the ones I do play. I am really jumpy but I couldn’t ever bring myself to voluntarily play something or watch something if I know I’d jump at it… I don’t really wear makeup so I couldn’t do stuff like tutorials. I would hate to make a fool of myself so prank videos were out of the question. I could carry on but I think you see my point!

Lets face it, if you like recording and editing videos then its not even a job really, its just a hobby that you get money for! What could be better? My dad always told me to find a job that I love, that way I’ll never have to work a day in my life. I’m sure he probably stole that quote of somebody else, but those words have stuck with me for years; unfortunately I can never seem to get a job that I actually enjoy doing… I feel like I’m failing him a little bit.

I do still want to start one. Being totally honest with you guys here, I do. I recon I’d be okay at it, once I could figure out what my content would be. I just don’t have the time – maybe once I move out and have a place of my own with a job that actually gives me time away, then I could do it. But right now it just doesn’t seem plausible for me… *insert sad face*

Hope you’re all having a wonderful lead up to Christmas!

~FoxQueen

Gift Giving

How is everyone today?

Well, I finally finished all my Christmas shopping; thank goodness. I find it so stressful finding presents for people, I don’t know about everyone else? Like, what if they have already got what I want to give them, or what if they don’t like it, or what if they spent a lot more money on a present for me? I’d feel awful… It’s just so much stress!

To me it doesn’t even feel like Christmas, you know? I mean, yeah you hear Christmas songs all the time on the radio and everyone has these pretty decorations up, but it’s now less than a week until the “big day” and, for me, there’s not much hype about it anymore. Have I just reached the age when Christmas starts being less fun and more of a chore? Christmas was amazing when I was a young child but the last couple of years there has been a slight lacking of enthusiasm.

What makes it worse is that I’m working on Christmas day. And all surrounding days. And New Years Eve/New Years Day. Yet another reason I can’t stand my job… I just feel like it’s making me miss out on time that could be better spent with my family, is that selfish?

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

~FoxQueen

How Was Your Day?

Hello humans, this post is going to be short but sweet.

I want you guys to comment on this and tell me what was the best part about your day. Could be anything at all. Even the smallest thing; as long as it made your day, I’d like to hear about it.

As long as that’s alright with you guys? Just drop a comment telling me what that is please!

Thank you in advance, and have a wonderful day!

~FoxQueen

A Closer Look

Hey guys it’s me again, hope you’re doing okay. Just a forewarning, this post is going to be a bit soppy, but hopefully it will give you more of an insight into my life.

A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of celebrating my one year anniversary with my S/O. It’s the longest relationship either of us have ever had, and I can honestly say I have never been happier with anyone.

You always hear people give advice on relationships and I’m starting to realise how wrong most of the stuff I’ve been told actually is. Things like the “honeymoon” period where you’re all lovey-dovey only lasts about 4 months, then its likely you’ll have the argumentative stage which really “tests” you as a couple, etc etc. But frankly, none of that is true for us. I know every relationship is different, but I never imagined someone could be so wrong. My S/O and I are still quite lovey-dovey, but at the same time we are comfortable around each other, we know so much about one another and yet, even after being together for just over a year, we haven’t had a proper argument – disagreements, yes, but nothing serious enough to call a fight.

Due to reasons I won’t get too into at the moment, we don’t get to see each other as much as either of us would like; it just makes the time we do spend together so much more special, because we know it might be a while until we get to see one another again. We are both aware that he doesn’t have much free time – if at all – but he works overtime and practically pushes other things out of the way just so he can see me for that one day every couple of weeks, and I could not be more grateful. We don’t have much money and we live quite far from each other, but time sent with him is better than anything money could ever buy. And yes, I am aware at how soppy that sounds.

In fact, only a very select few people even know that we are together. Long story short, a person I was once close with didn’t like him and tried to make me date someone else so that I’d lose interest. When I refused, that person took all the other people I was close with and essentially made them dislike both myself and my now S/O, just because that one person didn’t like him. I don’t regret my decision – not even slightly. I’m glad those people are out of my life, and I couldn’t be happier that he is part of it instead.

Hopefully this isn’t viewed as a bragging post, it isn’t meant to be. I just wanted to share that social norms, especially about relationships, don’t fit everyone. This is so cliché these days, but love is love. You don’t choose who you fall for, nobody does. As long as you’re happy, stuff the rest of them and go for it. Life is far too short to hold back just because social convention dictates that you need to act a certain way or do certain things. I don’t recommend you drop your friends if they don’t like the person you like or date, because that doesn’t always have a happy ending. What I do recommend, however, is getting rid of the toxic people in your life; those that don’t have your best interests at heart. You will feel so much happier in life after you do.

I wish all of you the best in all you do, have a wonderful night.

~FoxQueen

Nights Out

How is everyone today?

Sorry I don’t get to post as often as I’d like – a mixture of my shoddy work hours, preparations for Christmas. decorating the house and family drama are all taking a lot of my time. Not to mention my depressive episodes make me unable to do just about anything so that is also to blame really…

Moving swiftly on. It’s a Friday night and we all know what that means; drinking and having fun! At least, that’s what my generation associate with Friday nights. Personally I don’t see much point in spending far too much money for liquids that basically incapacitate you in places that smell like a sweaty armpit with far too many humans packed inside… But I digress. There are a few rare occasions where I do participate – mostly birthdays and things like that if I’m honest – but as it’s nearing Christmas, a few of my friends and I wanted to meet up for a night out since the closer it got to Christmas, the busier we would all be and have less time to see one another. So, we all booked time off work and set aside one night that was specific to that purpose – we had planned it weeks in advance and we were all pretty excited for it.

I won’t bore you with the details for once but in a nutshell, that night was meant to be tonight. The main coordinator of this “event” cancelled suddenly for no reason, which meant I had no means of travel to or from the drinking establishment. So I also couldn’t go. After that, it was a domino effect; the only other girl wouldn’t go if it was just her and the guys so she refused to go, one of the guys refused to go if no girls were going so then he refused and the remaining guy obviously didn’t want to attend all by himself. So the night that had been specially picked out and planned for so long in advance, was then so easily cancelled all because of one guy who was being selfish.

In a twist of fate, the other female then decided to go because her boyfriend wanted to go, along with one of his friends. Which meant that the other two guys were also on board. So they are now all on their way there.

Surely its acceptable for me to be a bit sour, right? I don’t have many friends as it is, and the ones I have I don’t get to see for one reason or another. Plus, I was looking forward to tonight for a while since I don’t get to go out very often, and now they’re all going with not a thought about me. I’m just…stuck at home. Okay, I’m a lot more than a bit sour. It’s just not fair.

Wow, I sound like a whiny child… But that still doesn’t change how I feel. I can just tell that my mood is going to sink further…

Hope everyone is having a better night than I am.

~FoxQueen

 

Kindness Can Go A Long Way

Hey everyone, how are we all?

I had the strangest and yet best days I’ve had in a very long time. And it just goes to show what an impact you could make if you only have a kind heart.

After a very long night shift I finally got home at around 7:20am and all I could think about was my bed in the warm. As soon as I got out my car I heard something behind me; turns out a cute black and white cat was meowing at me. Now, as an animal lover I can’t just pass up an opportunity to make a new furry friend, so I fussed it and it seemed really friendly – which was odd because the strays around my area usually don’t get this close to people and all housecats would be in their homes, in the warm, asleep at this time and temperature. It didn’t have a collar on so I had no clue if it was owned or not but it was very affectionate so I didn’t believe it could be a stray.

I kneeled on the ground so I could fuss it better and gave it some of my leftover chicken sandwich in case it was hungry; it certainly was, I’d never seen a cat eat so quickly! After it had eaten it was purring like you wouldn’t believe and even crawled onto my lap – my legs were very dead after a while but I couldn’t leave the poor thing in the cold. After a while I had to get up because I couldn’t feel my fingers it was so cold, so I got up and started walking towards my house (after my legs came back to life) and the sweet little thing started following me! I felt like a disney princess, I won’t lie.

I quickly went inside and since I have pets myself, I got some cat biscuits, ham from the fridge and a bowl of water and went back out to see if it was still there – it was. It ate everything I put in front of it and once again curled up on my lap when it was done, purring really loudly. I had this gut feeling that I shouldn’t leave it, that I should do something to see if it was lost. My original idea was to take it to a vets to check the microchip – if it had one – so that the owners could be informed. Unfortunately it was 8am on a Saturday morning so no vets would be open. So I did the only other thing I could think of; took a few pictures of the sweet thing and posted it on a Facebook page. My mother was afraid I’d get sick staying out in the cold for so long (apparently I was turning blue, but I think she was exaggerating) so I made a makeshift bed out of a box, newspaper and a towel so that if the cat had nowhere else to go it could stay warm in our courtyard. I kept checking on it as much as I could but unfortunately being at work for 12 hours took its toll and I fell asleep not long afterwards.

As soon as I woke up I checked my phone – holy moly, I have never had so many messages and notifications on my phone as I did right then. Apparently the cat I was approached by had been missing since September! The owners and friends of the owners had been trying to contact me, I felt so bad for falling asleep… But as soon as I called the number and explained who I was, they practically burst into tears; apparently they had come down my road (I shared what road I lived down on the post) and the cat came when they called him! His name’s Loki and the owners were so happy, they said it was the best Christmas present they could have asked for. I felt like I was on cloud 9, I’m so happy that he’s back home safe!

Genuinely, the best feeling I have ever felt. I am so glad it was a happy ending :’)

I hope everyone has a wonderful day too!

~FoxQueen

‘Have courage and be kind’ – words I live by. May also be from Cinderella.