A little adventure….. Brighton (PART 1)

The popular misconception is that you have to be to be rich to travel… but honestly this could not farther from the truth ….

Travelling is all about making small scarifies for a memories that will last a life time.

I won’t say that my trip to Brighton was off to a great start  ….. It starts with me running through Manchester pic like a crazy woman… Praying desperately  to my dear Jesus that I do not miss my 8:00 AM bus to London….
I am sure your thinking you should have been more organised and gotten up early trust me I did thanks to my painfully annoying sister ….. Any way back to the reason why I was running through Manchester pic…. I think it is safe to say that I was not the luckiest woman in Manchester as I got to the platform to get my train to Manchester pic, I watched my train leave me …..everyone knows that this is the most annoying thing in the world … So I got on the next train like any reasonable person would have done and one stop before Manchester pic …. A woman decides to pass out on my train …..I know this was not her fault but why today of all days I screamed in my head …. So I change trains and I finally get to Manchester pic with less than 10 mins to my bus time… well i think that explains the running.

To say my bus ride to London was painful ….would be putting it lightly… Definitely  not the best 5 hrs of my life
So finally get to London Victoria … I decide to get myself a nice caramel frappuccio because I have earned it ….. No sooner had I started enjoying my drink and thinking that the universe was finally on my side did my  my dear friend Vanessa decides to message that she would be missing our 14:30 PM train to Brighton  with no explanation ….in my head that was just the last straw …. I decided to get on my train to Brighton and take deep breaths  as there was no point worrying my self over things I could not change ……but this unfortunately did not stop me from wanting to set fire to her hair …. !!!!!!!

LOL … So my dear Vanessa finally gets to Brighton about 2 hrs late. I was so happy to see her crazy ass ….. I could not even be mad at her …… Plus she was looking like life in this orange dress

As they say it is better to arrive late than ugly

She was finally here so our amazing Brighton trip could finally begin
We began our day with a nice walking tour of Brighton …. With our amazing greeter Jackie who showed us around town, while explaining the significant history of the town
I was just so beautiful … Brighton had the most weird and wonderful shops ……
Just see for yourself …

what more can you ask ??? for everything is made of chocolate
what more can you ask ??? for everything is made of chocolate !!!!!
....everything in this African shop is hand made... helping to support small businesses
….everything in this African shop is hand made… helping to support small businesses

Link to this amazing African shop https://www.facebook.com/hellobohogarden

....And of course hand made furniture... we couldn't help ourselves
….And of course hand made furniture… we couldn’t help ourselves

We knew we had made the right decision when we final got to the sea side
I was so beautiful we literal stood in awe of just how amazing our God is
As we stood and filled our lungs with the amazing sea air … We had just had pure joy in our hearts….

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You know girls do not play with there tummy … We did not want to leave the beach but we were starving ….it was time for some food… After that … It was time to head back to our accommodation … We did not realize how tired we were until we hit our bed and it was lights out !!!!

The next day was time for some Basic grocery shopping, after a huge breakfast it was finally time to head into town … !!!
Armed with google maps we hit the town  stopping at the great pavilion gardens of course…then finally the famous Brighton pier for some games..YAY!!!!

Pavilion gardens
Pavilion gardens !!!!
Pavilion gardens !!!!
Pavilion gardens !!!!
Pavilion gardens
Pavilion gardens!!!!
model Vanessa in the building!!! pavilion gardens
model Vanessa in the building!!! pavilion gardens
happy dance moment ...
happy dance moment …

We had such a laugh although I lost…but I am a winner at heart…. (yes that is what i told my self to make me feel  better LOL)

I lost
I lost

We got an early night ….mostly because we were exhausted and because we had a big day tomorrow of hiking through the coastlines….

MORE COMING SOON .. SO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR PART TWO !!!!

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REDEFINED

This one is close to my heart guys…… I hope it gives you the strength/ practical tips to help you redefine yourself.

On my way to work I saw the poster below…..

kick as.....

What really cut my attention was the words …….

under this gloves is a beautiful manicure

It made me laugh , to me it was like her way of telling the world to shut up and shove all their stereotypes of what they expected her to be. She was going to be the only one that got to define herself.  I was thinking go girl you tell them… and while you are at it bunch anyone that tries to stop you…LOL !!!!!!

We live in a world where people are very quick to judge you, they expect you to fit into one box as this makes them more comfortable. As human beings we like certainty and anything outside that certainty makes us uncomfortable. So subconsciously  we try to conform to just being one thing as this will fulfill the  pre-constructed stereotypes that society has made, not because we like it but it is what we have been taught is “normal”… (that is what we tell ourselves ), when truly it has just been us being too afraid to step out of our comfort zone.

I used to try to decide  on the one thing I wanted to be. But for some reason I could never settle on one thing… it always felt like I was missing something. (now I know why LOL.)  Until one day it finally hit me why in Gods name would I ever want to be one thing when I can be so much more.??? Why could I not be everything I wanted to be ??

When I look back at those times I tried to decide on one career path… I laugh at myself… I imagine being a child in this amazing ice-cream shop…. I mean for real guys this ice-cream shop has all the flavors of ice-cream I could have ever dreamed of and more .. then my mum comes in and tells me that I can only pick one flavor of ice-cream…. I am thinking mother why have you done this to me …But I want so much more!!!!!

It is the same thing with choosing a career path…..why do you have to just be a lawyer… why can’t you be a lawyer and chef….. I am not saying in any way that choosing one career path is wrong… I am just saying it is ok… to chose more than one path.

I know you are probably thinking … Pls don’t even get me started on all the paths  I want to take…. it is probably impossible to do all of them at once there is just one of me !!!!!!!

Yes yes I know there is only one of you… so below you will find 5 practical tips to get you started…. All you will need is a pen & paper.

1) Take a pen and a paper and write a list of all career paths you have ever wanted to follow and could never decide on………….Yes even the stupid ones.

2) Narrow them down to the top 5 (within reason )

3) Decided on the first one you think you can begin to work on.

4) You are going to need to focus on that one for however long it takes you to get that up and running……

5) Move on to number 2 on that list…. then repeat step 4.

This is probably easier said than done… P.S this will take some time ….so this is not for the faint hearted ….  you have been warned  

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Mirror Mirror on the wall…………

One of the most powerful quotes I have ever read…. That truly changed me was

The best way to predict the future is to create it

It is a very simple quote… But it tells a big story….. it tells the story of the constant battle we all fight with ourselves.

It took me a really long time to fully understand what this quote was telling me, until one day it finally clicked.I can only explain it in one word self-discipline. The dictionary defines self-discipline as the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses.

I finally understood this quote when I looked in the mirror…. And the mirror did not reflect what I expected to see. I did not see a person that was even remotely close to who I truly was on the inside. I finally realized that, that person only existed in my head

The big question is how do you pull the person in your head out so that one day when you look in the mirror, your reflection is actually who you see yourself as.

It all comes down to self-discipline….. for only after we have conquered the enemy inside can we even begin to fight the enemy outside.

I personally had to learn this the hard way… because of the course I study.  I have to go on placements. My placements start at 8:00 AM that meant I had to be up everyday at 6:00 AM, this also meant I had to be in bed for 10:00 PM to allow me get my much need 8 hrs of sleep. For a night owl like me it was a big struggle, but every time forced my self to go sleep at 10:00 PM. I was grateful the next morning.But when I did not get to bed for 10:00 PM I paid for it dearly the next day.

I can promise you that it will not be easy, I promise that it will suck most of the time,but I also promise you that  at the end of the day you will be grateful for every min of it.

So I Challenge you to take a good look at the mirror and if you are not happy with your reflection… try a little self-discipline….. I promise you will be glad you did.

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A NEW VIOCE

I sat in my living room at about 12:30 AM; because I can’t sleep. It is funny they say

 when you are built for greatness your potential keeps you awake.

LOL…. that is what i would love to have myself believe. A lot of people have blogs in our society… So your  are probably thinking here we go again another blog…. To be honest I thought the exact same thing in my head, when I first thought about writing one. So I did what everyone would normally do. I talked myself out of it over and over again. Yes we all know those conversations we have with ourselves in front of the mirror .Yes that one…..

If you are reading this as you  have already guessed  the mirror talks did not work.To be completely honest i had to write this blog not because I wanted to but because I had to. I can’t explain it was like a fire, i had tried desperately on several occasions to put out but it just kept coming back bigger and brighter until  I finally gave in.

This blog will serve as a new voice for our generation, because I look around and I see a generation in which we have all become so engrossed by the exterior. we have so easily forgotten that the interior is the foundation and like any building with out a foundation it will not stand .

So I welcome you to your next guilty pleasure ……..

A NEW VOICE
A NEW VOICE