Have You Met Jo?

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Jo blogs over at Hello, It’s Jo. Jo is 21, and based in England. She’s just come off a placement year where she worked full time, in between her second and third year of university. She started her blog back in January of this year. She blogs and shares with us bits and pieces of her life. This can cover travel, thoughts, lifestyle and basically her life in general!

 

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Here’s a snippet from her About page:

You’ll find just a little bit of everything on here and you’ll see I like to talk a lot! I love to chat and offer advice so feel free to send me a message and I’d probably do a little happy dance behind my screen ❤

I have been following Jo for so long, she’s one of the first bloggers I’ve followed. She’s so sweet and chatty, and reading her posts always brings a smile to my face! She took a blogging hiatus for a bit over the summer (and did a whole bunch of travel which all looked amazing judging from her Instagram), and now she’s back, so I wanted to talk about her in this series as she is the loveliest.

Here are some of my favourite posts of hers:

Never an easy topic to deal with, and I feel like we could all use advice on how to handle this better. Jo went through this when she was looking for a placement, and would get so close before losing out. She offers really sound advice about how to deal with this and how to move on from it.

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One of my all-time favourite posts from Jo. It starts off as a potential horror movie, but ends up as a lovely weekend trip up to Devon. It’s also the post with the above photo that never fails to make me laugh! 😀

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I mean, I love seeing what people buy from stores. Why else would we do haul posts? 🙂 Jo shares with us three cute pieces from Zara.

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This was so much fun to read about. Jo shares her first hand account of taking part in the X-Factor audition process, which is just fascinating. Also, after reading about this, Jo, I found your YouTube channel, then listened to your cover songs, and girl you can sing! I hope you don’t mind if I link one of the videos 🙂

As mentioned before, Jo had a blogging hiatus where she finished her placement year and went off on some travelling adventures! She shares with us more about what she’s been up to and it was so nice to hear from her again!

Ella recently did a post on being on birth control too, and it’s so interesting to read about Jo’s journey as well. It’s not talked about much openly, but personally, my experience has been good with it. However, that wouldn’t be the case for everyone, so it’s good to see some of my favourite bloggers talking about their own experience so openly.

Be sure to check out Jo’s Instagram too!

Jo, you’re such an awesome and lovely person and blogger! Reading your posts and seeing you pop up in my notifications never fails to make me smile. I can’t wait to read more about what you get up to, and I wish you all the best in whatever you do next!!

So, have you guys checked out Jo yet??

Angela.

Things You Should Do As An Adult

I was browsing the internet as I do, and down a rabbit hole I fell, I came across this  article from everyone’s favourite clickbait site, Buzzfeed! Basically, it had a list of 23 things that every grown-ass adult should do. That’s the title. I had fun reading through the list, and thought, why not make it a post?

Okay, here’s the list, and how I measure up to it. Feel free to play along if you consider yourself an adult.

1. Find a calendar and to-do list system that works for you and actually use it.

I mostly use my phone, but I also have a calendar. I write everything down, appointments, reminders, etc. I don’t understand why you wouldn’t, cause forgetting things is easy. I like looking at my calendar or phone and knowing what’s going on.

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2. Check your bank account.

The article says to check it everyday. I don’t think I do it everyday, but every few days. It’s good to know where your money is at. I also have a habit of writing down what I spend, and I have a little monthly budget spreadsheet thing. So in general, I’m good with my money.

3. Learn all of your logins and passwords.

I know most of them. I rotate between 4, so I always know it’s one of them.

4. Create a separate email account for bills/home admin.

This just seems unnecessary. I use my Gmail account for everything. It has tabs to separate the emails into sections for all that.

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5. Open your bills and actually read them.

Why would you not open a bill? A lot of the time, you pay less if you pay it before a deadline. Rory and I also have automatic payments set up, so we’re good.

6. Follow instructions.

I skim instructions when it comes to electronics, cause there’s so much. If it’s building something, like a desk, then we read them multiple times. So I feel like I can say yes to this.

7. Show up on time.

Always, I’m the one who shows up early. It makes me nervous to think of arriving late somewhere.

8. Don’t snoop.

The article means through people’s physical or digital stuff. Like going through possessions or emails/texts. I wouldn’t do that, cause it’s rude. But I do love snooping through people’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

9. If a problem could be solved by picking up your phone and placing a phone call… pick up your phone and place the damn call.

I’ve done that so many times. I hate having to call a helpline and waiting in queue to that music, but I will do it. Sometimes it’s the only way to get things sorted, especially if their website is confusing.

10. Get enough sleep.

I’m pretty solid on this. I go to bed at around 10pm most nights, and wake up between 6 and 7am. If I don’t get a good sleep, it’s normally out of my control.

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11. Instead of saying yes to someone and then flaking, just say no up front.

I have started to do that. I try my best not to flake, and go out more. But if it’s an invitation to something I know I really don’t want to do, and not just cause I don’t feel like it, then I say no.

12. Respect other people when they say no to you.

This is like the opposite of the previous one. If I can say no to someone, then they can totally say no to me, and that’s all good!

13. Learn people’s names and learn to pronounce them correctly.

I do my best with this. Why would you actively go out of your way to mispronounce someone’s name. Give it your best shot and try at the very least.

14. Clean up your vocabulary.

I have never been one to swear in general, so I feel like I’m already good with this 😀

15. Stop losing your keys.

It’s not my keys I lose, it’s my iPod. Every day. I don’t know why I keep forgetting where I put it.

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16. Get a primary care physician.

Like a general practitioner doctor? I have that.

17. Knock all of your annual health care appointments out at the same time each year.

This makes sense, but I don’t always do that. I try to, but sometimes they don’t. I do 6 month dentist visits. I have recently done my optometrist check up. I haven’t had a general doctor check up in a while. But when I get my repeat prescription for the birth control pill (around every 6 months), they do blood pressure and all that, so I feel like I’m covered there. Oh, and I’m up to date with the smear test too. So I’m adulting everywhere.

18. Start keeping track of health-related things.

In general yes. Cause they ask me about it again when I get the repeat prescription.

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19. Create a living will.

No. I mean, I know you should. But as I’m still young, and don’t own too much. I haven’t thought about it this far yet. I do have all the insurance though.

20. Register to vote and then actually vote.

Yes and yes.

21. Stop texting while driving.

Or never start! That is a terrifying thought.

22. Mind ya business.

I feel like I do this. To the point where I don’t realize that things have happened, and I’m the last to know. I’m just in my own bubble a lot of the time.

23. Related: Don’t be an asshole.

I don’t think I’m an asshole. I go out of my way not to be one. I like this image I found from Etsy.

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How’d you guys do on this list?

Angela.