GUEST POST// Aish from Babbles to the World

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Heya everyone! I am super duper excited to announce a little surprise for all of you- my wonderful blogging friend Aish has written a guest post for B&L! Aish is a lovely girl and her blog is great so make sure you hop on over and have a look. And don't you think her pictures that she drew for this post are SO amazing?

You can also check out the hair bow DIY I wrote on her blog here! xx


Hello there!

Let me start off by saying that I'm so happy that I get to write a guest post on Zoe's lovely blog, its an amazing opportunity and I'm quite pleased that she has handed over the reigns to me (atleast for one post haha). Second off, how about the pun in the title eh? *wink wink *

Considering that babbling about my experiences in my 17 year old life is my forte, I'm here to share with you guys a slice of my top 5 tips. Yes, I do have them. Oh look at me, being a meticulous adult and all! So let me hook you gals (and guys, I see you too) up with simple things that will make your life amazing (for you and for the others around you.)
Listen More Than you Speak: This little saying comes from a folktale that my great grandma used to tell me. If you have two ears and only one mouth, you must decide for yourself which one to use more. Don't hurt your heads – the answer is you should use your ears more. Listen to someone before giving your opinions (funny thing coming from me) but wouldn't the world be a better place if we just considered everyone else's perspective for once?
Try on other shoes: I think this is something I learnt in my junior year of high school. Comfort zones are like the plushy and cute teddy bears that everyone has around their rooms (don't lie, you do too) and they are so nice to be around, but you have to grow out of them eventually. That is the way life goes. Imagine all the wonderful things you can do and all the adventures you can go on, if you're day-dreaming them then I can say with certainty that they are outside your comfort zone. It might seem scary but do take that leap, it will be worth it.
Wear your flaws like an armour!: I see so many young girls and boys that are so condescending about themselves. My chemistry teacher always said that we were the most cruel judges when it came to ourselves (don't I get too much of advice from everyone?). Its so true though. But I want you to know (yes, you!) that I really do like your freckles and your crooked teeth and snippity-hair and all the other things that you wouldn't want anyone else seeing. I think, its the best part of ourselves and you should definitely wear them out like a beautiful brooch.
This too shall pass: Statistically saying, anyone reading Zoe's blog has to be in the teenage year frame. Am I right? And those are the times when we feel most out of place. I have caught myself so many times when I just go – Ugh! Why me? What have I done to deserve this? Why is *my* life so hard?? But the truth is, I'm not the only person feeling this way. During such times just remember this – this too shall pass. Nothing is permanent in life, not the good parts and definitely not the bad parts. You just have to get through it really fast, like pulling off a band-aid.
Love and Be Loved: Really? I don't think I have to explain this. Share your bucket of love and you will get an ocean in return. I promise with all my heart. Also, watch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, it'll do you good.

So that's all guys! I'm gonna go head off and read a book or something. I really hope you liked the sketches, I had a fantabulous time making them! Have a good day and stay chill!
Love and Awesomeness
-Aish xx


  1. Wow, I've never had the pleasure of reading such a fantastic guest post, especially regarding personal advice for people my age. I'm really glad there are like-minded people in the blogosphere to relate to, not to mention, fellow teens. It's a vivacious and overwhelming world out there, and 'This too shall pass' was a reminder I really needed right now. So thank you Zoë and Aish! Also, you are a brilliant sketcher and advice giver. You are wiser beyond your years, remember that. :)

  2. I LOVE THIS. The drawings are very wonderful, I think I'm gonna collage them and use it as my laptop wallpaper. This is a very inspiring post, much needed especially for girls my age. I love the fact that it gives hope and advice without being preachy. I also love that Aish injects humor in her writing. Thanks, Zoe and Aish!

  3. Hello Aish, great guest post you wrote here! And hello Zoë, I'm Kate! It seems that we have a mutual friend, Aish. Lovely girl isn't she? Anyway I was in the midst of reading your post over on her blog, and I got interested to come and check out yours! You have a lovely, simple setup here and I truly love it. I hope I don't sound stalkerish or anything, but I really have enjoyed reading your blog. :)

  4. The drawings are absolutly beautiful...really emotional , if you ask me...