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Who is Zara? ILiveItIBlogIt

August 13, 2017

Hello readers and possibly fellow bloggers;

Earlier this week I was approached by one of my all time favourite bloggers John Sennett (his blog can be found HERE) regarding his new hashtag "#ILiveItIBlogIt" and he had asked me to either write a post, record a vlog or use the hashtag on the 13th of August demonstrating a life experience (or experiences) that makes me the person I am today. I graciously accepted and I couldn't wait to take part and here is my post;

As a kid I always had a keen sense of curiosity; whether from books and things I saw on the TV, listening and watching people around me or exploring things within my reach that could possibly teach me something new. I also always felt a little distanced from other people my age, I didn't always fit in and because of that I developed a sense of independence that has helped me through life. At school I loved the subjects where I could write, read and do hands on work like science, english, cookery and languages (I took German as a GCSE and got a B!)
A picture of me when I was at baby school
After school came college and oh boy that was a trip and a half! I didn't really take college seriously until this year where I started again in a medical based science course - which I passed and got a diploma for! I have such a passion for what I'm doing and I've recently received an invitation onto the second year of my course so I can go back in a few weeks and learn a whole new bunch of stuff. The career I'm aiming for is either a Pathology based job or Microbiology because those are my favourite topics of Science hands down, to get there I need to work hard and be focused.
My diploma
But it isn't just my academic journey that has helped me be the person I am now; my boyfriend Craig has shaped me into my current self quite nicely with his support and guidance. I'm very much a loving person and will take a night in with Craig over a night out any day, there's just something cosy about being around people you love when you need them. We're going on 3 years now and in those 3 years he's seen me cry, laugh, grieve, fight and no matter what he's always been there for me.
Me and my goofball boyfriend
Another reason I am where I am is my mother, shes a HUGE reason actually. I recently moved back in with her after leaving my dads and she took me in, rebuilt any confidence I had lost and provided me with a safe space to be myself. People ask me about my dad and I'll keep it simple; he doesn't know how to be a parent, sure he can throw money at you and take you out but his temper isn't worth it so I don't even bother anymore. His loss! But my mum is worth every minute of my time and I am forever thankful I have someone like her who goes out of her way to keep me happy (and in line at times) even if it means a sacrifice on her part.
One of the best photos I have of her; at a friends house for Christmas in 2011
Because of all these reasons I have developed a caring, loving side brought on by my loved ones and a fierce, hard working side brought on by challenges facing me on an academic level. Who is Zara? She's a sweetheart with a good brain and a mouth that never stops talking (unless shes eating).

I live it. I blog it.


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  1. This was such a lovely read. Great to know more about you ✨

  2. Seen this hashtag around and I think it's an amazing idea. Loved this post!

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  3. I loove this story! Good luck with your blog! Also a B in German is amazing!

  4. Awww this is such a lovely post! The #ILiveItIBlogIt campaign is such an amazing concept, John definitely did well! It's so niece to read this & I'm glad you've built your confidence up again. Good luck with microbiology, my sister's just finished her biomedical science degree so if you want any tips I can definitely ask her! Thanks for sharing Zara. It's nice to get to know you more xx

    1. Thank you for the kind words my love! xx

  5. This is so sweet! i love personal 'get to know me' type posts - probably because I'm super nosey! haha x


    1. Haha I am too its okay! Thank you xx

  6. Aw this is such a lovely post! Both your boyfriend and your Mum sound like lovely people, just like you! Best of luck with your degree and career, I'm sure you will do really well 😊

  7. Sounds like you are surrounded with good people!

  8. Loved learning more about you in this post and your relationship with your mum inspires me to cherish my own mother! x

  9. This is such a lovely way to get to know you and so well-written, I especially love the way you talk about the people you care about! You clearly have a lot of respect and appreciation for them, I hope your course continues to excite you and you get where you want to be! 😊
    Alice Xx