For Me ~ Motivation Monday ~

Welcome to Motivation Monday!

I’m Doing This For Me.


Do it for you. Forget everyone else. Forget the weight of expectation, and all of the supposed to’s. Forget what anybody else thinks you should do, or why they think you should do it.

You are important. Its your life. Look after you, because you are worth it. Fight for your dreams and goals, because you want them to become reality. Do it for you.

Keep Smiling!

~Shade x


Tape ~ Fiction Friday ~

It’s another Fiction Friday!

This week, we’re talking about a book called ‘Tape’ by Steven Camden.


A book for young people about love of all kinds, family, platonic, and romantic, as well as strong themes of loss. This story is interesting, entertaining, and great for a light read.

A story for young people, telling a tale of all different kinds of love. This book has platonic, romantic, and family love themes, as well as strong themes of loss, and grief.

Interesting, entertaining, and great for a light read, this book is perfect to sit down and get lost in when you’re feeling a little bored.

If you’ve read ‘Tape’, plan to read it, or if this post inspired you to give it a shot, do be sure to let me know of your thoughts in the comments!

Keep Smiling!

~Shade x

Banana Pancake ~ Wicked Wednesday ~

It’s Wicked Wednesday again!

Banana Pancakes. They’re all fun and games until the rest of the ingredients forget to get involved.


I was a kid when this happened, maybe 9, and at primary school. Mum had packed me a lunch, as usual, and when the lunch bell had gone, I’d opened it up to find whatever food was waiting for me.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I like bananas a lot, but this one was a monstrosity. Sandwiched. Flattened. A mushy, soggy pancake made only by it’s squashed self, lonely without any flour, or milk, or egg to accompany it.

It had contaminated the rest of my meal, and burned its image into my brain. And sometimes, when I think of banana pancakes, I still think of it, instead of the wonder that is a banana pancake you have intended to make.

Keep Smiling!

~Shade x

Good To You ~ Motivation Monday ~

It’s another Motivation Monday!

Don’t Just Be Good To Others, Be Good To Yourself Too.


Be your own best friend. and your greatest advocate. Believe in yourself. Be proud of yourself. Look after yourself, and treat your self ever now and then. Look after you. Be good to you.

You spend time making sure that you are nice, and kind, and a good person, and that you make others around you feel special, and important. Remember that you deserve those things too. Remember to show yourself the very same kindness and love, and consideration that you would show a friend.

Be Good To You. You deserve it.

Keep Smiling!

~Shade x