#justsaynon

I failed again with posting, bloody laptop dying on me all the bloody time. So I am on my phone, this has no spell checks or grammar checks. 

You truly see the dyslexic side of me in this post. Yippee? 

Anyway, I have just watched a campaign add. Since 2016 has been rubbish year as it is, couldn’t be bad as the brexit campaign, surely? Right? 

Just say non
Though this is about family planning and contraception, again a topic that I’m involved in since my birth control is almost up (will do a review on that later). This was about the emergency contraception, and I will put a UK view on this because that’s where I’m from.

In the add (and I have taken the E.C once upon a time ago since I had a lovely ex who happened to slip the condom off without telling me…) the E.C cost the range of £30-45 at the local chemist! Outrageous! When I took it it cost me £40 at London Euston.  Should have made him pay. 

However I am seeing the other side of the arguement of “you should have been on the pill, implant or add any other method here” yes, but doesn’t mean that your protected 100%. Especially with the pill, if it works for you fab! But the way I see it, it’s unreliable so it depends on the persons point of view. I don’t mean take the E.C everytime you have sex, but find it out what works for you. Who are you to judge? 

“The NHS is giving so much for free anyway! WE need to focus on mental health instead of sexual health?”

 I do agree, but I am willing to pay more tax for me and other females to have the E.C. However,  our sexual health is important and should always be that. Same with mental health. I mean :- 

when was your last smear?

When was your last counselling session? 

If you haven’t noticed these are really important too? They both have the same urgency don’t they? 

All that I am saying, don’t knock it unless you have tried it since it’s a time sensitive drug, and not always your going to have the chance to book it through the doctors and have it as a prescription but unless you live in Scotland or in Wales even then it comes at the cost. It is quicker to get it at the chemist but the expense. When your unemployed, a young person or a student it’s not always black and white. 

Hope you didn’t mind reading my rant. 

See you soon over the moon (or when the laptop is fixed)

Alexandra 

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Goodbye pop, hello water.

Hello beautiful creatures,

Let me explain in my November (link here) I explained that I didn’t want to drink pop anymore. Even if it doesn’t include sugar or no calories. Pop or fizzy drink does ruin your teeth and the stuff on the inside. Hence why I am doing this cold turkey after loving Coca-Cola or Pepsi, Fanta and so on. I don’t want pop to be my savings grace when I need that pick me up really.

I know people would reach for the cordial drinks (the syrup fruit juice that needs to be diluted with water) because water is tasteless and some water around the UK can be harsh but the water where I am from is actually mountain spring water and we get it from the rivers on the mountains so it shouldn’t be harsh but soft.

Getting deep in this now, I do know when my body hasn’t had enough water or enough fruit juice especially when I see my boyfriend and I do get really weird about it because of urine problems really I get UTI’s more than I should, and it stinks and my sweat is worse than normal. A little TMI there? Sorry but it needed to be blurted out.

So from now till next month, and maybe the months after I will stick to this and see what benefits there are and see what it’s done to my body.  I’ll let you know how I get on? A little like a science experiment.

See you soon over the moon,

Alexandra Layla,

xxx

Monthly Goals – November

Hey you beautiful creatures,

Boy oh boy this year is going fast, and I would like to get off this train now. Please?… no? okay. Anyway, as you know I haven’t posted anything in October and I feel bad for it. I am my second year of university now and its starting to get to on that I only have 1 year left until I graduate as a graphic designer without the student but I am preparing loads of future blog posts, and preparing art and video projects too.

So, onto the monthly goals.

  1. To finally get help sorted at university.
    I started to put help in place at university last year when I was a fresher and because of my course was so ever intense for me I couldn’t be finished with it, and you would think I would go to my tutors saying “I need to get help, I cannot do this.” And basically, I didn’t, instead I struggled most of the week. However, I know I need help, I know that I need that extra support to get the mark that I deserve.

 

  1. Give up Pop.
    Either you’re American, or living somewhere else in the UK its fizzy drinks. I want to get rid of pop/fizzy drinks basically and find something else that it’ll give me a boost if I need it.

 

  1. Keep to the three-day upload schedule.
    I want to keep to the three-day schedule which is a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday which if I am preparing future blog posts I can do it surely. Right?

 

  1. Don’t take criticism to heart.
    As an artist or anyone, we take criticism to heart and take it very personally when we should be taking that criticism on board and improve ourselves and improve our work.

 

I think that’s it, and obviously, there will be a goal review at the end of it. Thank you very much for reading!

Loads of love,

Alexandra Layla