When do you think it will all become clear?

In the words of Lily Allen, I'm being taken over by the fear. Fear of getting back into work after a couple of weeks off, fear of returning to the gym properly for the first time in months, fear of meeting new people, and fear of blogging after my haitus. Some days the fear really grips me more than others, and then other days I think what the HELL am I worried about? These days are becoming more present than the negative ones, so I thought the best approach is just to throw myself back into everything. I think we should all be a lot kinder to ourselves, and accept that we are on our own personal journeys which won't be smooth sailing 100% of the time. Hey, it's all character building right? I'm starting to practice mindfulness and be more aware of the simple pleasures that I enjoy in day to day life. My morning coffee, cuddles with Dexter and that smell of 'summer' in the air. 

Despite the sombre start to this post, life is actually pretty good. Another simple pleasure which I want to share my appreciation for is Adventure Time! For those of you who haven't watched it before, AT is a cartoon following the adventures of Finn the human and Jake the dog. I have been indulging in a lot of it recently and I must say, some of the quotes the characters come out with are the most uplifting, simple and straight up forms of wisdom I've heard in a long time :)

As far as cartoons go, Adventure Time is definitely my favourite. I turned 25 a couple of weeks ago and got some lovely AT related goodies for my birthday.

I got my nails decorated full of Adventure Time characters by the amazing Nancy, who takes nail art to an insane new level. Her hand painted creations are absolutely flawless, and so bloody cute! Was so chuffed to catch her for an appointment while she was up visiting from London. I felt like taking a deep breath every time Nancy took her miniscule brush to my fingers. My favourite nail has to be BMO on the very left hand side. LOOK AT HOW TINY HIS BUTTONS ARE! ♥

I made this Jake the dog phone case on Mr Nutcase, and apart from a little bit of damage (white dot on the red rainbow stripe) I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Birthday money well spent I think, since my last phone cover was just a sticker and giving my iphone no protection whatsoever. This one is a hard case that wraps around the sides too. If you're looking for a new personalised phone case you can get 10% off with my code "Thanku10"

A very special person got me this Adventure Time comic for my birthday too. It is issue no.1, with a limited edition cover drawn by the creator of Adventure Time - Pendleton Ward. I've been told it is 1 of 500 made and was only available at San Diego Comic Con 2012... so no pressure! Haha I've had a delicate flick through but definitely think I'd be safer getting this little piece of magic framed.

How do you allow your mind and body to have a complete reboot when you've been feeling a bit lost or unmotivated? If you're having a tough day I genuinely recommend giving Adventure Time a watch.


  1. I've tried to describe to adults why they should watch Adventure Time but I never do it justice. It's a masterpiece of a show.

  2. Completely understand what you're saying about fear! I'm finished with my degree and looking for full time work right now and that is so damn scary! Good luck with the next few weeks!

    Sam xo

  3. I never watched Adventurer Time but maybe I should! I know a lot of people who love it so mabye I should give it a go, it looks so fun. The last gif with the robot(?) is sooooo sadm giving a thumbs up although you can't see ;_; I usually love to lay in bed all day watching TV series to reboot or playing a good game on my 3DS :)
    Have a nice week!

  4. I love Adventure Time so so so much, always cheers me up. x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  5. I have so much damn love for Adventure time! Have you got the newest comic? You can get Finn and Jake frisbees! Perfect for summer, hehe :)

  6. This is such a dreamy post Ayden. I LOVE all things Adventure Time! I agree that it's totally inspiring and deep on so many levels. It's total comfort blanket cartoonage. I LOVE the nails, so much I have just emailed Nancy to see where I can find her in London. What a mega talented chica! Good luck with the mindfullness, it'll see you right, even in the tough times. x

  7. I bloody love Adventure Time! One of the highlights to my trip to NY last year was going to Toys R Us & going a bit crazy buying AT goodies!

    I'm slowly introducing it to all my friends. My boyfriend is now hooked. Although I don't think he'll forgive me for getting the Bacon Pancakes song into his head...

    Your nails are absolutely incredible, I am in total awe! Hope you had a fab birthday xx

  8. You look fearless to me! That's because you are!!!