IT'S OKAY TO NOT FEEL OKAY SOMETIMES

Thursday, 28 January 2021


As you all know, the United Kingdom is under its third national lockdown. I got back to London just two days before it went into lockdown and ever since, I've been feeling unmotivated.

Even though I'm doing my assignments for university every day, I still feel very emotional and uninspired. I still have a lot of work to get through and yet I still find myself binge-watching Friends which I watched at least five or six times.

Being in lockdown means being stuck between four falls and having minimal social interactions. Because of that, we are bound to feel unambitious at some point. 

What I want to accomplish with this post is to try and help some of you who may be struggling like myself. I started to run some "errands" around the house to keep myself busy and maintain positive. 




Don't be too hard on yourself if you feel a bit down some days. One of the best advice I've ever gotten is to never feel sorry for the way you feel. It is completely normal to feel this way and to do nothing. The most important thing to remember is that this feeling won't last forever. We just need to get through this hard part to get to the good days. "No rain, no flowers.". Remember that.

I'd have to say that being less on social media has helped me a lot. I've been focusing more on reading books and keeping myself busy rather than scrolling through Instagram for 2 hours and then spending 2 or 3 more on TikTok.

If you're struggling, I would recommend talking to someone. I always talk to my friends first when I'm overwhelmed and after the conversation I feel like the weight has been lifted off my shoulders. So always try and talk to someone. I wouldn't suggest keeping it all to yourself because that just leads to overthinking. There are a lot of people who can help you - parents, friends, university, mental health services (there will be a number down below to contact if you want to). You can always contact me if you're struggling and if you think that in any way I can be of help, I would love to help if needed so please indeed, contact me also. :)

Mental health is a priority and it is something that needs to be talked about. So let's talk about it!




I hope you enjoyed this short post about mental awareness. If you need someone to talk to here are some of the organisations that can be of help.

Mind - Phone: 0300 123 3393 to call, or text 86463
Samaritans - Phone: 116 123 (works 24 hours a day)
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - Helpline: 0800 58 58 58; Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat
Sane - call 07984 967 708 and leave a message, giving your first name and contact number


I hope I helped some of you!

I also apologise for my English as it isn't my first language.

See you very soon! Stay safe and healthy!

Love, Bruna 


WHO AM I? ∣ FIRST POST

Sunday, 24 January 2021 London, Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo

 Hi everyone!

Welcome to my first post! I decided to start my blog journey in a chill, get to know me type of way. As some of you may know, I already had like 10 blogs in the past but because of judgy people I was scared to post anything and just decided to stop - please don't do that, I honestly regret it now.

Well, without further ado let's get on with this post!


1. What is your full name?

My full name is Bruna Haller. My middle name is Helena.


2. What does your name mean?

Honestly, I googled it once before and I think that Bruna in Italian means brown. I am not a 100% sure. If you're Italian please clarify lol.


3. Are you named after anyone?

I am and it's so funny to me.. My parents, after they got married, went on a vacation in some small village near the coast and they met a waitress in a cafĂ© bar they were always going to while being there and the waitresses name was Bruna and they thought it was a really beautiful name and they decided to call their future child (me) that. I don't know why, I just find it so funny. 


4. Where are you from?

I am from a small town called Sisak in Croatia. I was born and raised there. :)


5. Who did you look up to while growing up?

I can't ever remember. At a young age, probably nobody, but when I started high school it was my parents. They are both the strongest people I know.


6. What is your biggest accomplishment?

Oh for sure it would have to be getting into my dream university and moving to London! Really proud of that one!


7.  What is your biggest regret?

As I said, I really regret being 'scared' of my peers in my hometown. They always judge and now I understand that it's always going to happen no matter what I do and that shouldn't stop me from accomplishing things in my life. 


8. What inspires you?

Most definitely imagining myself at my dream job. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to work in a Fashion Magazine and just imagining it really inspires me to work hard and to finish my degree and work my way up to the top.


9. What is the most important thing in your life?

My family. And by family yes I mean my parents but also my friends. Everyone is always there for me and they all give such good advice. They always support me and I just love them all sooo muchhh. <3


10. What is your favourite musical genre?

I listen to almost everything, but my favourite right now would have to be R&B. 


11. What is your favourite quote?

"If it comes, let it. If it goes, let it.". I have no idea who said that but it's really true. 


12. What is your favourite movie and your favourite TV show?

My favourite movie I think is Shutter Island (it's hard to choose because I have so many) and my favourite TV show is either Gilmore Girls or Friends.


13. Are you a dog person or a cat person?

I love both. I want to have both in the future but I want to have a cat while I live in a flat and later when starting a family I would like to have a dog.


14. Do you have a tattoo?

Yes, I have six of them and I plan to get more once everything goes back to normal.

 

15. What is your star sign?

I am an Aquarius but I honestly don't get all the buzz about star signs. 


16. What was your first job?

My first (and only) job I've ever had was a waitress. I worked as a waitress for a month and a half and then quit because the people I worked with were awful and I just wanted to have a good summer. 


17. Do you like reading books? 

I've never and I mean NEVER been the type to read books. I didn't even read the ones I needed to in high school just cause I found them boring but funny I say that, I am reading them know because being in college is harder than being in high school. :)

Yeah, so now I'm actually reading books for my university assignments and I am reading one for my personal enjoyment. It's called Such a Fun Age and it's by Kiley Reid. 

Also, one of my New Years resolutions is to read one book a month. I really want to start reading books more. 


18. What is your favourite song at the moment?

I think the one I am listening to the most right now is Streets by Doja Cat. 


19. What is your favourite social media platform?

I guess Instagram. It's a love/hate relationship.


20. What can everyone expect on this Blog?

I just plan to talk about trendy topics, what I do in a day and such. I will mostly talk about Fashion and Lifestyle.





I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit. I plan to post at least once a week and sometimes twice when I have enough time. 

I also apologise for my English as it's not my first language!

Thanks so much to everyone who supports me, means a lot!

See you soon!

Love, Bruna ♡