Just can’t get enough

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So with all the posts I made on my first day/night/next morning on here I decided to give you a break from, well, me. I can’t help myself sometimes, I sign up to a site and become addicted to it! So addicted that I created another blog, so I’ve been gearing all my energy towards that too! If you wanted to look its HeelsandSteals. It’s fashion related so I thought I would keep it separate from this one completely because I’m nice like that!

So what’s going on? Are we all OK? I bloody hope so, I seem to have the sniffles so I’m being annoyed every 5 seconds when I have to sneeze… not nice… Got my Kleenex at the ready!!

Nutty Owl........

Nutty Owl……..

Now with this blog and me, you will notice that I post things at the most awkward times, mainly because sleep seems to be disappearing from my bodily functions, and I’m awake at the strangest of times. Now if you’re in a different time zone that could be handy 😛

So with writing two blogs, looking for work, training a dog I’ve made myself a very busy bee! Which is what I love. I like being busy and doing things all the time, I also like my own company so it doesn’t bode well if someone wants to go out for 9 hours! That’s just annoying.

Busy Busy Busy bee

Busy Busy Busy bee

Well I’ll let you get back to your days/nights/mornings and enjoy the other blogs you read, or leave you to write your own. I think I’m finally “mastering” this WordPress thing now, especially now I’ve found a small collection of blogs I like to read. Feel free to put your link in the comment section if you want to 😀 I know some people find it annoying but it’s how I find most of my favorite things on blogs so go nuts!

Till next time

Stay safe

Jamie-Leigh

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Don’t forget about tomorrows first Saturday Style Steal!

I’ve found some of my favorite pieces from yesterdays Fashion Icon Friday! And found more affordable options for you to complete your Saturdays collection! But who will it be next week?

Friends On Benefits

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Hi. So as the current recession draws on many people are out of a job and looking for work. One of those people is me!

Now whilst the benefit system is handy for those who need a temporary tide over until they find a new job, there are some people who are not only cheating the benefits system but who are proud to be doing it. Has being on Job Seekers become the new “in” thing. Well if it has, I can’t wait to get out.

I hate being on benefits, and I mean hate it. But I made the silly yet “at the time it was the right thing to do” decision to leave my job (I’ll explain in another post) and now I’m on benefits. It’s degrading and I feel ashamed that I have to use the system but needs must and without it I’d either be homeless or starving.

Whilst on benefits I feel useless, like I’m not making my contribution to society and yes I have worked since I was 16, and after college I volunteered for 6 months and put something back into my community before going back into full time employment, but for me, someone who has technically worked since I was 14 (volunteering for the church and local hospital) I have my own personal work ethics and being unemployed is driving me insane.

How can someone (with the exception of the retired,sick or disabled) live without working, how can they feel good about themselves. I just don’t understand it. Why would someone not want to work!

Now since I’ve been on benefits, I have been lucky to have the opportunity to have 4 interviews although at the time I “wasn’t the right candidate” but it’s giving me hope that something will come along. I hate being the “friend on benefits” it restricts me a little bit, with only “£112” every two weeks where I used to earn £400. But life is life and I have to live with my decision!

The Job Center don’t make things easier for our self esteem, I thought their job was to increase our self esteem and confidence to make is more likely to find a job? The advisors at my local center can’t wait to get rid of us, and the looks we get are so degrading. It makes you feel like shit (N.B The security guards at my center are actually quite nice and always have a smile for the people that walk in so I will exclude them from that statement)

What I want to know is, Have you been on benefits? If so how did it make you feel about yourself? And what do you think is the true publics perception of people on benefits?

Till next time

Jamie-Leigh x x x

P.s When I mention benefits I only mean job seekers allowance, not any other benefit such as child benefits, Disability living allowance or any form of sickness benefit. These views are my personal views about life on benefits and no offence was intended.

PPS: Parents are also excluded from any statements. Unless the child/ren are over 10

What’s Love Got To Do With It

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We all crave this big thing called love. For the first years of our long lives we crave it from family, through adolescence we crave it from friends and as we go into adulthood we want the only love that completes us. From a partner. 

We all experience it, even if our love is secret, the flutter of butterflies in the pit of our stomachs, the intense increase in our hearts beat, the beads of sweat in our palms as we see that one person we love walk past, brush against us and even speak to us, but what happens when we get the person we love? Does the novelty wear off? And can love truly last forever in this day and age?

I’m no expert, hell, I’ve never even been in a relationship, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t loved. But with nearly 50% of all relationships “failing” (they make it sound like a machine) these days, does love still truly exist, or is it companionship we’re searching for now?

The films are typical, boy meets girl, girl meets different boy, boy is crushed. Girl eventually goes out with boy, fall in love, whirlwind romance, lasts a lifetime. But do you know anyone these days, where that even remotely happens. 

It just seems so messed up in these times, they say “Love conquers all”, but the most “love” some girls get is a quickie behind a club, near the bins. 

I say we take our relationship examples from our grandparents, great grandparents for some of us, and build our relationships on the love that lasts a lifetime. We are all so rushed to find “the one” when we should be taking our time. I’m 22 years old and in no heavy rush to find “the one”. Enjoy your youth before marriage and children take some of it away.

Live life to the full and let NO ONE get you down!

Till next time

Muchos Love

Jamie-Leigh x x x

 

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The rise and fall

As we’ve seen in the past few months, Miley Cyrus has become one of the most controversial stars of the year, from twerking her way through one video, to riding naked on a wrecking ball in another.

But why the sudden change, Miley used to be one of many Disney stars who gave inspiration to many youngsters with her catchy songs from Hannah Montana. From the same Disney era as Selena Gomez, she is now following a path paved by stars such as Lindsey Lohan and Amanda Bynes who equally were both former child Disney stars.

Has the success at such a young age enveloped them to become unrecognizable or has the downside of the industry encapsulated them and turned them into people we could never have imagined.

It’s a shame that the path Miley has taken has turned into a controversial “star” and the fame and attention she is getting from this type of behavior won’t help her return to the mature and level headed adult she was seeming to become.

Could this be Miley’s last stand, and can she ever recover from the absurd things she’s been doing lately. The MTV VMA award performance was one of the latest in nonredeemable actions made by Miley. But my ultimate question is, who is behind the wheel, after all, these things are choreographed, does she have a say in what she’s doing? Or is it a question of do it or get dropped?

Whilst these actions are bringing her the success she craves, she is ultimately turning into a person who won’t be respected as she grows and her longevity is questionable.

Can we ever have the “old Miley” back? Or is it too late for yet another child star?

Let me know in the comments, or Join the conversation on TWITTER #RiseAndFall

Experiments

To my followers…. all 2 of you 🙂 (thanks) 

Please excuse the mess of my blog as I figure out, rearrange and change my layout and design. It will be a temporary measure, but posts will still be coming..

But in the meantime, anyone who is reading my blog, leave yours in the comments and I’ll be sure to check it out 😀 I like reading other peoples posts so make use of me x x x

Till next time

Muchos Love

Jamie-Leigh x x 

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different – Coco Chanel

I live by this quote. What is the point in being the same as everyone else when we can all be so different and unique. Live life to the full and enjoy each moment, you only get one shot! Why waste it

Footprints In The Sand

Hello There!

 

This is my FIRST blog using WordPress. Thought I’d give this thing a whirl after using Blogger for the past few years. I hope you come and join me in my WordPress adventures and build a little blogger community together 😀 (It’s why I moved away from Blogger, no community aspect)

 

About Me:

My name is Jamie-Leigh, I’m 22 years old, currently unemployed (sad times) and I love to write, which is probably why I’m here. I was going to add a photo so you can put a face to a name but it wouldn’t let me shrink it so if you have any tips then feel free to leave a comment advising me. You will have to bear with me whilst I get used to this however it seems simple enough so far :S I’ll probably be eating my words later on. 

 

About my Blog:

Now my blog is a personal blog, my experiences, thoughts and feelings, hence the name The Many Thoughts. It’s what I’m good at writing about, after all who knows me better than, well, me. So you can expect a wide range of different topics on this blog. I have a lot of thoughts and a lot of time to write them all down. One thing I won’t be doing is copying my old blog posts from Blogger but if you wanted to get a grasp of what I write about then you can visit that particular page: HERE

Why WordPress? :

I decided to try WordPress for a change in scenery really, Blogger is very isolated whilst I’ve seen that WordPress is more of a community and I’m hoping you will welcome me into this community, I’m sure I’ll fit in ….. Somewhere :S

Social Media:

If you wanted to get in contact with me you can get me HERE:

Twitter

In the future if you want a FB page to see me then let me know 🙂 

I hope to be talking to some of you in the future, and if you have a blog then let me know about it. I don’t just like writing things I like reading them too!!