Happy Tuesday everyone, hope you’s have had an amazing bank holiday weekend . Now I know that most of you’s are probably thinking ‘oh no, not another one of those generic 10 facts about me posts, however I thought it would be a good idea if I posted a few things about myself as it’s only my second blog and some people may want to know a bit about me.
I am currently a student studying Health and Social Care at the University of Sunderland. I am coming to the end of my second year of my three-year course and I can honestly say I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to uni. For example, I absolutely love going to uni to see my friends and a have a laugh and when a subject is good I’m always eager to learn and find out more about it however, when a subject is boring and I just can’t seem to get interested in it. I find it harder to attended them classes and its so easy just to not go in because there’s no one there to stop you from staying in bed all day. The only problem with not having anyone to push me to attend uni is that I end up falling behind on that subject I already hate and then find it hard to catch up meaning in the end I end up doing more work and putting more pressure on myself than I would have if I just attended the classes in the first place. So my advice to anyone at uni/ college etc is to attend the subjects you don’t like and don’t stay off just because you can because you will just be making it harder for yourself in the long run. After I finish my three years I plan to do a masters in Social work as it would really help me towards my goal of becoming a professional social worker.
I am FRICKEN petrified of heights. My legs genuinely feel like jelly when I walk over a bridge and look down that’s how bad I am. Even though I absolutely hate heights I don’t let it stop me from doing anything, I will always give it a go because I know that I would regret not doing it and to be honest I’m always trying out new things to help me get rid of my fear of heights although that is taking some time to overcome. I remember back in 2016 when I was in Blackpool for the weekend I decided that I wanted to go to the top of Blackpool tower because as I said before I didn’t want to leave before I had the chance to explore it as I would regret it so me and Keith went on it and as soon as I stepped into the lift I started to panic. I wasn’t only panicking because I knew that once I was in the lift I couldn’t get back out I was also panicking because I hate lifts and being in a lift that is outside, shaking and going to the top of the tower just mortified me. Although I had my eyes closed and was shaking the whole way up the lift I knew I couldn’t back out now so I ‘thought’ I had calmed myself down a bit but NOOOO, as soon as I stepped out of that lift and saw how high I was I froze and to my embarrassment I started panicking and crying and I just wanted to be down but at the same time I didn’t want to ruin it for Keith so I managed to remove one hand from the pole I was latched onto and take a few pictures of Keith and then I found some seats that I stayed on with my eyes closed till it was time to go back down. The most embarrassing part of it all was that young children were loving life up there and running on the glass and all whilst me (a young, fully grown adult) was sitting having a mini panic attack wishing I was as brave as them :).
I LOVE a good theme park. Theres just no better feeling than that feeling of excitement/nerves flowing through your body as you and your friends/ family run through the park gates or just before you go on a ride because you just don’t know what to expect. I also love it when you and your friends come off a ride and just cant wait to see the absolute ‘MUG SHOT’ that was captured as you went down the fastest part of the ride and to be honest it’s always such a crease because they’re bad 99.9% of the time. My all time favourite thing about having a day out at the theme park is being able to spend all day in the sun with your pals and being able to surround yourself with so much positivity for the entire day and just have a day off from worrying about everyday stresses. Theres just nothing I love more. I know that some of you may be thinking ‘ Shannon you just said you were petrified of heights so how do you manage to go on the high rides etc ?’. Well I am about to tell you. Although I said that I was petrified of heights I am fine when it comes to heights when I am strapped in (if that makes sense). For example I couldn’t do the Blackpool tower because I wasn’t strapped in and I didn’t feel safe and comfortable being that high up however, when I am on a roller coaster (or on any ride in a theme park for that matter) I feel safe so that’s why I am okay to go on them.
I absolutely love animals, especially Hamsters and Dogs. It honestly breaks my heart seeing all the dogs and hamsters up for adoption, I just want to leave with them all and I honestly think I would if I could. On the other hand there’s no better feeling of taking your dog (or in my case, the dog I look after) to the beach or to a massive field and seeing the excitement on their face when they realise they have it all to explore. It honestly just melts my heart :).
I love nothing more than being able to relax at the end of a LONGGGG day. I like to relax by putting my phone away for about 2 hours and catching-up on any YouTube I need to catch up on, watching Netflix or even reading a book ( which I do rarely). The YouTubers I am really loving at the moment are Zoella, Alfie Deyes, Joe Sugg, Byron Langley, Stephanie Lange and The Slow Mo Guys. Fun fact actually, I could never and I mean NEVER do my makeup to the point where it looked alright and by watching Stephanie Lange’s YouTube videos on repeat I soon was able to do my makeup to the point where I could leave the house with it on. Her channel is also great if you have hooded eyes because she has a variety of different methods of how to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner to hooded eyes. The shows I am loving on Netflix at the minute are Riverdale, IZombie, Once upon a Time and of course The Great British Bake off. Having all of these series to watch is all fun and games until I realised I am falling behind on uni work because they’re all so addictive and I always say “I’ll watch one more, then I will do some work” and then before I know it its time for me to go to bed and I’ve done no uni work.
I think it’s fair to say I have a love for my makeup (even though I’m not very good at it haha). I just love everything to do with makeup and I think I spend a bit too much on it but we will not get into that :). Theres nothing I love more than being able to experiment with different lipsticks, eyeshadow shades and use different techniques to help improve my skills.
I believe that everything happens for a reason so when something in life gets me down I just know to ignore it or don’t worry about it too much because something better will be coming along and to be fair that has always happened to me personally. All you got to do is surround yourself with positive people and bounce off each others happy energy and it will honestly get you through any hard time and make you feel 10x better about yourself. It’s all about timing and good vibes so I always try to make a negative situation into a positive one because every second of life has a purpose.
I love listening to music. I don’t have one particular genre of music that i like listening to as i think that, that would get very boring. My music taste depends on my mood so when I’m feeling happy I like to listen to chart music so ill listen to the likes of Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Demi Lovato and just whatever is in the charts at that particular time. When I am feeling energetic I like to listen to bands such as Neck deep, Don Broco, Enter Shikari, A Day to Remember, I prevail and Sleeping with Sirens and when i’m feeling a bit down or I just want to listen to chill music I tend to gravitate towards the likes of Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie and Taylor swift.
I love to sing even though I am well aware that I am a shite singer and I mostly sing around those I feel comfortable with. Believe it or not but back in the day me and my friend won quite a few singing competitions during our time in first school. I remember singing “Thats my goal” by Shayne Ward as part of the competition to get into ‘Alexandra’s got Talent’ and making Miss Ginger cry (probably because she couldn’t stand the sound of my singing voice haha) anyways, we got through and we sang Reach for the stars by S Club Seven and then we then went on to sing punk Rocker for our leavers assembly and we had a whole dance routine and everything 🙂 I’m sure there are pictures/ video evidence of this somewhere haha. Me and that same friend also used to stand on the walls and sing and dance for people at break and lunch time in first school and OMG I’m not sure where our confidence came from but I guess when you are young you just don’t care what others think of you, I know I didn’t anyways and that’s probably why I loved first school so much.
Finally the tenth thing about me is that I grew up in the care system from the age of 12 with the best foster family and I loved every second of it. I think it’s really lovely how I’ve grown up along side of my carer’ children and we were similar ages so we became quite close and I knew that I would always have them in my life to help guide and support me. I also love it how I moved out and we still stay in touch and I go around quite a lot for my dinner and to have a catch up and I love it. Feel like they have been the family I always wanted from day one and I am so grateful for everything they have done for me.
Thank you for reading. Hope you’ve all found it a little interesting haha :).
Lotta Love, Shannon x
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What are your favourite memories?