Tuesday, 3 November 2015

#CARNIVALFIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES

Ladies and gentleman, if you know me well you know I love a good party. Nothing sets my heart a blaze than some good tunes, food and peeps. Luckily, last month I got all of that when I was invited to the #carnvalfiesta event with Thomas Cook  Airlines. The event was held  in one of my favourite haunts Barrio East in Shoreditch. I could go into why I love this place so much or the "adventures" I have had there; but let's leave that to another time shall we ;). The purpose of the event was to showcase all things carnival, in the lovely Tenerife, and also let us know about the wonderful country and it's colourful culture.

CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES
CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES


Let me tell you, I definitely got to know Tenerife VERY well during the evening. That's because we were treated to an abundance of activities through out the night. When we entered the venue, we were greeted with cocktails and  our ears were tantalized with the electric samba tunes of carnival. We  were treated to the performance by Leny and Romero, who were absolutely sick! Whilst we were amazed by their fancy footwork, I was pulled up to dance with Romero! A challenge I so happily took on, where I showed the Samba king, the moves of an Afrobeat queen. 

CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES
CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES

After such an amazing introduction, we were separated into 5 sections, which included carnival makeover, samba dancing, head piece making, cocktail masterclass and speaking to the  team about Thomas Cook airlines. What I really liked about the event, was the ability to mingle with my blogger peeps. In addition, I got to learn new skills! I learnt to Samba, which was my favourite activity! Trust me, I am out on Saturday, and I want to wow everyone with my new moves. Like I want the crowd to be like Julia Styles in Save the last Dace wowed! Also cocktail making was another one of my favourites, let me tell you that me and the bar man were really great friends after that activity! Let's just say I am an overachiever and made banging cocktails, that would make your tastebuds explode with awesomeness. In all seriousness, I really loved getting to know about the culture of Tenerife in such an innovative and interactive way! .
CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES

The #carnival fiesta was one of my favourite events this year, and I really hope that I can go and experience it in February 2016. It's hard to explain why in words only, so I included these nifty pictures to explain my love for  Carnival!
CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES
CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES
CARNIVAL FIESTA WITH THOMAS COOK AIRLINES


PHOTOS- BY  MYSELF AND THOMAS COOK AIRLINES

All in all, I had a wonderful time! Thanks Thomas Cook.
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Sunday, 1 November 2015

LIFESTYLE | IT'S OK TO FEEL LOST, THE QUARTER LIFE CRISIS

I am not sure what the point of this post is, honestly. At the time you are reading this post, it will be Sunday afternoon. All thanks to my uber amazing organisation skills, that are proving to be quit useful. But in reality, I am writing this post at 3 am on a Monday, because I can't sleep. Not because I stayed up to stupid o'clock, (well partly), but they overwhelming thoughts, that plagued me back in the early part of the year, are coming swimming back. In a nutshell, I feel lost and my impending 25th birthday is not helping; as quite frankly I thought I should have had my shit together by now.

THE QUARTER LIFE CRISIS


Now I know you maybe thinking, Jess your still young. No-one really knows who they are until their 30s right? Well I know that, logically. However, it is so easy to compare yourself. I have never really been the one to compare myself to others, my mantra has always been "do you boo", which simply translates to you do your thing, and I will do mine. However, the power of social media, and the way I am feeling makes it very easy to compare myself. You see your peers with well planned out jobs, with the devoted boyfriend, starting a family or taking life by the horns and back packing for a year. Everyone seems to know what they are doing, where they are going and I feel like I am in limbo. I am plagued by self doubt with the decisions I have made; all in the quest for happiness. If you are completely confused about the decisions I am talking about, I was basically  unhappy a couple of months ago and decided to take a risk, and quit my job. In order to take my blogger network FBL Bloggers to the next stage. 

THE QUARTER LIFE CRISIS

Now although things have been tough, I am happier. I have been able to have time and reflect and realize what I want, and what I will be willing to fight for. I have learnt in the space of 7 months, that if you really want something you will go out and get it. I mean I am.. but no one ever tells you how long it takes you to get what you want. Frankly, I am a little frustrated. I am usually a laid back, go with the flow kinda girl. But because I have chosen an uncertain path, I don't have the security of saying that. I guess I want things ticked off, I mean everything is just so in the air. I don't know where I am going really, or if things will go my way. I want to be selfish, and I want it all right now. I want my business to hit the ground running, I want the amazing relationship, I want my little black car, I want to feel settled.

However, is it the right time for all of that? I mean if I was supposed to have all of that right now, right here, with the snap of my fingers, would I truly appreciate it?  I think I am looking at me feeling lost as a negative thing, Maybe me feeling lost, is a signal to stop overwhelming myself and take it easy. I have the rest of my life to worry about these things, but I will not always have the time to be young and enjoy my life. I mean there are more troubling things going around the world. I know logically that everything always seems to work out, I just wish I could truly believe it right now.

THE QUARTER LIFE CRISIS
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