Protected: MY NIGHTTIME SKINCARE ROUTINE

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Using Photoshop as a Creative Outlet

This year I wanted to get in touch with my creative side. I have always loved the arts, particularly visual art. However, I lost this passion after leaving one of the many schools that I’ve been to. One day, I was pulling an all-nighter and my mind started to wander off. I started drawing a…

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Welcome to GAKENIA

This is more of a ‘welcome back’ post, rather than a ‘welcome’ one. I started this blog towards the end of 2017 when I needed an outlet to vent. I needed somewhere to pen down my emotions as expressing what I feel has been something I have struggled with for a while. I stopped blogging…

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First Q&A

A few days ago, I asked my followers on Instagram and friends on Snapchat to send me a few interesting questions because I wanted to answer them here. If I’m being honest, I thought they’d mainly be questions about myself but most are questions about life. I hope no one gets offended by my answers…

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‘Are you happy?’

she asks you: ‘are you happy?’ this isn’t something you’re usually asked. it’s usually ‘how are you?’, you say you’re fine and leave it at that. ‘are you happy?’ she repeats. it then hits that you’re not. the things you do are for other people; the compromises you make are for other people, but it’s…

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My New Year’s Resolution

As human beings we have such high expectations for new calendar years. They are a symbol of starting over; getting a clean start for free. We come up with resolutions and ditch old habits. We vow to become better people and to leave our mark on the world. Even though most of this is short…

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Breathe

A nervous or mental breakdown is a term used to describe a period of intense mental distress. It’s happening again. You held everything in for too long; It’s all coming out. You try to stop. Breathe, breathe, Calm down: You repeat that to yourself, But it doesn’t stop. Why do you do this to yourself? You know this always happens. You…

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Unsuccessful

‘Unsuccessful’ That particular word is staring at me: taunting me, mocking me. ‘Unsuccessful’ However they try to phrase it, nothing changes ‘Unsuccessful’ I read it over and over again hoping that something will change. Am I reading it wrong? Did they misspell something? Maybe if I refresh the page the words will change. The first…

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