Saturday, 16 June 2018

It's Okay

Do you feel like you're the only person who suffers with a mental health illness? Do you feel like that no matter how much you try and explain it to someone they won't truly understand what it feels like?

It's okay.

I constantly feel like I live in this little bubble, where i'm surrounded by all of these thoughts that try and drag me down and take me away from reality. But there is one thing that I have begun to learn, and that is that, it's okay.

It is okay to feel alone sometimes. It is okay to feel like no one understands what you're going through, and it is okay to feel like you can't speak about your problems to your nearest and dearest.

Mental health illnesses are SO common, but we don't realise it. We don't realise that probably, every person we look at or talk to are feeling the exact same as we are. We don't realise that it is probably SO EASY to get out of this mindset that we feel ourselves falling in to, day in and day out. But we don't realise that, because mental health illnesses won't allow us to. They want to take control, they want us to feel like crap all day, they want us to see the glass as half empty instead of half full. 

And that is okay.

Don't get me wrong, somedays (well, the majority of the time) I don't want to get out of bed and face the day. I don't want to feel motivated, (what even is motivation these days?!) and I certainly don't want to put on a 'brave' face, smile and say "yeah I'm fine" when I'm really not.

And that is okay.

I don't want to get dressed or put on a full face of makeup, just because that's what is deemed as acceptable these days. I don't want to tame my hair from it's unruly frizz, straighten it or put it in cute little french plaits.

And that my friends, is okay.

In no way, shape or form am I saying that it is okay to feel or suffer from depression- all I am saying is that it is okay to feel this way, because I know how it feels and I know how hard a day-to-day battle with it is. I am not saying that we should be consumed by this irritable darkness, or let it win. But sometimes, just SOMETIMES it is okay to feel this way. Because a battle can be exhausting, tiring and it can feel as though there are no chances of you winning that battle. But one day you will. One day you will be victorious, and all of these mini battles that you have to try and 'win' on a daily basis won't seem like battles anymore, and you will smile. You will smile again, you won't feel tired and you will want to get out of bed, put you favourite outfit on AND TAME YOUR HAIR IN TO CUTE LITTLE FRENCH PLAITS TOO.

So if you suffer from any mental health illness whatever that may be, I just want you to know that it it's okay. You are allowed to feel these ways sometimes, and you are allowed to recover in whatever way you see fit. But just remember that these mental health illnesses that are dragging us down? They won't win. They won't be victorious. They won't exists for much longer because, they cannot exits if we do not let them to. 

You just carry on being you.

And that is okay.
  

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

*NEW VIDEO* | COME BACK IN TIME WITH US!

Hey guys!

I have a new video up!

Me and my little sister Ellie went through some old photo's in the attic, and decided to share them with you all! I hope you all enjoy.

Give it a big thumbs up, like and SUBSCRIBE for more!

Lotta love,

Jessie x

Click HERE for the video!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

*NEW VIDEO* | Chatty GRWM & 25 Facts About Me!

Hey guys!

I have a new video up on YouTube containing 25 facts about me, whilst you get the chance of watching me get ready! Oh you lucky lot you. 

For the video, click HERE
Click on the 'here' above to take you to the video!

Lots of love,

Jessie
x


Saturday, 26 May 2018

BIG NEWS | I'm On YouTube

I did it. I'm on YouTube.

So I have been wanting and trying to start a YouTube channel for a while now, and anxiety the little minx doesn't really like you to fulfil your wishes... But I said a big 'stuff you' to anxiety and caring about what anybody thinks, and made a YouTube channel.

I decided to call my channel 'Jessie' because that's what my blog is called, and it is short and sweet.

I made my first introductory video today and i'm not going to lie, I was NERVOUS.

CHECK OUT MY VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNc8PyHt8oc
So go and check it out! Like, comment and SUBSCRIBE as more video's will DEFINITELY be coming your way!

Love and big hugs,

Jessie
x





Friday, 18 May 2018

3 Influential People I Follow

Hey guys!

Seeing as though I have been awol from blogging for a while, I thought that I would come back with a blog post allllll about the 3 most influential people that I follow at the moment. This is either on social media or in my day-to-day life, and I would also like to explain why!

Ingham Family of Five

Image from HERE
I found the Ingham family when I was browsing YouTube one day, and they came up as 'recommended' for me. Ever since I began to watch their videos everyday, I have never looked back. They have become a part of my daily routine!

Their family consists of dad Chris, mum Sarah, Isabelle (12), Esme (8) and Isla (6), and they share their lives with the world on a day-to-day basis. 

I decided to choose these as 'influential', because they really do have a positive influence on my daily life. I relate to Sarah especially- as she has endured some things in her life that I have also endured, but she does not let that stop her from living her best life, always being cheerful and always being positive. I love the way that they constantly remind you to be thankful for your day and whatever you have, even if you do not feel that you have a lot. With me, they make me want to spread positivity, cheer and love to everyone around me and I would like to thank them for that. 

Every single video they make and share with us is full of laughter and smiles, even if it is pouring down with rain. They constantly see the good in people and their lives and their own, and I will forever be thankful to them for teaching me how to see that in my own life and what I have around me. 

If you fancy checking out their videos, I have attached a link HERE!

Lady Louise Pentland (Sprinkle of Glitter)

Image from HERE
Lady Louise Pentland. LADY LOUISE PENTLAND.

When I think of a strong, independent woman this is who springs to my mind. Not only is she now a Lady, she also bought an engagement ring to herself because she is that strong and independent. 

This woman is just full of what a woman should be. Yes she has a partner and 2 beautiful children, but she never lets that define who she is. She is continuous with showing people that you need to love yourself and your lives, no matter where you came from, what you look like or what you have had to endure in your life. She teaches you to never let that define you, and that you can change your life to be the best possible life that you deserve. 

We both share obsessions over laundry, cheese, good food and if that isn't enough, we both worship the same God. 

Each time I watch her 'weekly' vlog video, she always makes sure that every week has a theme/meaning, and she will ensure that this is drilled in to you (but in a very good way!). She makes me feel confident and strong- exactly what a woman should be. 

She is that influential she has just met with Prince Charles and Camilla, published books and still remains a down to earth woman. 

So thank you Lady Pentland for teaching me and continuously showing me how to become a better person and version of myself. I will forever be in your debt for this.

If you would like to check out Louise's videos, I have attached a link HERE.

Jesus

Image from HERE
Now I feel as though this is going to be quite a controversial one to some people, but for me it is my way of life and the life that I have decided to live.

If you ready my blog, you will know that I am a Christian. I follow Jesus in my day-to-day life, I pray, I give thanks, I bless my food and I am enjoying every single moment of it. 

But why have I chosen to include Jesus in my list of influential people you may ask?

Because Jesus is the most influential person that I follow. 

Jesus has taught me many things that I was struggling to find answers to. He gave me insight in to why I was suffering by showing me the light at the end of the tunnel, shows me how to live a life that may not be absolutely perfect but that is perfect to me. He has given me opportunities that I could never have thought of in my wildest dreams and this is only the start. He gives me hope for a better me, a better future and a better life and I will forever continue to give thanks to Him and praise Him for this.

So these are the 3 influential people that I follow so far. I would love to read/hear about what influential people you follow, so feel free to leave a comment below and express yourselves!



Sunday, 4 March 2018

Where Were You Our Father?

Where were you our Father?
When my heart began to break,
When the sky came falling down on me,
And the ground began to shake.

Where were you our Father?
When I spent many restless nights,
Crying in to my tear soaked pillow,
Pushing through all of my fights.

Where were you our Father?
When I could barely stand,
When I wanted to meet you face to face,
Why didn't you take my hand?

My child I was with you,
I was carrying you through the days,
You thought that this was your entire life,
But I promise it was just a phase.

My child I was crying,
I was watching your every move,
I watched you put your trust in the false,
But never Me did you choose.

My child I have got you,
I'm fighting for your life,
You don't need to damage your beautiful temple,
Now put down that damned knife.

My child now you'll listen,
You'll walk this walk with Grace,
You'll put every trust in Me,
Because I have put you in your place.

My child I love you,
Within you I exist,
Put your love and trust in Me,
And I will forever be in your midst.

- Jessica McKenzie - 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Who Is TYPE0?

Who is Type0?

If you follow/are friends with me on any of my social media, you will see that I have been ranting and raving over this so called 'Type0' guy. But who is he?



Nathaniel Leacock a.k.a 'Type0' is an upcoming music artist in the UK, focusing on hiphop, pop and grime music. Growing up in London, Type0 now lives in the city of Manchester where he is signed to a label called CoolShade Records owned by Lennie Richards.

Type0 has just recently finished touring with the UK Hip Hop Legend 'Roots Manuva' on his UK tour, performing in the cities of Leeds, London, Glasgow and Manchester.

Type0 was alongside other supporting acts such as 'Chali 2na' from 'Jurassic 5', 'Oscar #worldpeace' and 'Krafty Kuts'. Together, they created a storm of an opening ready for the main act of Mr Manuva himself.




Whilst touring the UK, Type0 released his FIRST single with CoolShade records called 'One Thing'.

'One Thing' is a mixture of rap and singing and is definitely something you want to be hearing right now.

You can find it linked below, with a music video VERY soon! GO GO GO!!

Apple Music: https://goo.gl/XD36PH

More on Type0 to come real soon...