hi guys! i hope you’re having a great day. this is blogtober day 16 and here is the quote i picked out for today!
(this quote is from Pinterest! if you click on it will take you right to the pin:)
it is. it is so amazing. but it’s awful when they stop feeling like home. for me, this is more in friendships than romantically, but it’s still so true. recently for me, someone stopped and someone else started feeling like home.
hi there! i hope you are having an incredible day. this is the quote i had for blogtober day 15 (but that post got deleted:/) anyway, i hope you like it!
(this image is from Pinterest! if you click on it, it will take you right to the pin:)
i think the key takeaway from this is that there is something you can learn from everyone. even if a friendship ends, they were meant to be in your life for that period of time, and you now have those experiences and why the friendship ended, which shapes who you are.
hi guys. i am so sorry for not posting for a little bit – let me explain; i had a whole week of posts scheduled and i didn’t look to see if they were being published or not, and turns out they got deleted, which is really sad! so, i’m trying to redo those posts and just post them all right now. i hope you don’t mind too much. from now on i will actually make sure to check if they’re being published and deal with it right away.
hello and welcome to blogtober day 14! we’re already 2 weeks into blogtober~ and apart from some stress, it’s been a lot of fun:)i hope you like today’s quote!
(this image is from Pinterest! if you click on it, it’ll take you right to the pin!)
this is such an important reminder. especially during teenage years. we all have different lives and things happen differently for all of us. so, remember that just because someone else is doing something, doesn’t mean you have to! it’s just not the right season of life for that.
i hope you have a great day and thanks for reading (you’ll hear a lot from me tonight as i catch up on deleted posts:)
hi there! welcome or welcome back to my blog! today is blgtober day 13 and i found a really great quote for today!
(this image is from Pinterest! if you click on it, it will take you right to the pin:)
i think for pretty much my whole life, i’ve struggled with comparing myself to others. however, recently i have not been doing that, and i am so much happier. like, you got 2% higher than me in maths? good for you. that doesn’t take away from the fact that i got 97%.
this has never happened by the way, it’s just an example of how i’ve been focussing on my own progress rather than my progress relative to other people’s.
thanks for reading! i hope you have a great day.<3
hi guys! welcome or welcome back to my blog! today is blogtober day 12 and i can’t believe we’re nearly 2 weeks through blogtober! anyway, here is the quote for today;
(this image is from Pinterest! if you click on it, it’ll take you right to the pin!)
this is something i am working on too. for me, when i’m hurt, or angry, i can be really unkind to people and kind of push them away, which is something i want to stop doing. i am also working on not getting hurt by what people say, because i have this one person who constantly says things that hurt me, then doesn’t say sorry and says i’m makig it up. i’ve just kind of decided that i’m doine being hurt by it, and we’re not friends anymore, because you’re supposed to surround yourself with positivity, right?
also, exciting thing: i recently got a new monitor, which makes blogging so much easier and super fun!
anyway, thank you so much for reading, and i will see you next time:)
hi there! i hope you’re having a great day! welcome to blogtober day 11! i can’t believe we’re on day 11 already. i have We Fell In Love In October on repeat, and i’m wearing warm clothes, and the sun is setting. it’s such a beautiful day, and here is the quote for today!
(this quote is from Pinterest! if you click on the image, it’ll take you right to the pin:)
this is something i think i need to hear sometimes. i defne myself a lot by what other people think of me, which is so unnecessary honestly, but i’m trying to stop.:)
i hope you have an incredible day, and i will see you tomorrow. thanks for reading!
hi there! i hope you are having a great day! i have a really great quote for you guys today, and i hope you like it;
(this quote is from Pinterest! if you click on it, it’ll take you right to the pin:)
i think that the younger generation especially, sometimes we need to hear this. and can we talk about that-
nowadays there is so much pressure on teenagers to already know everything they want to accomplish in life, and we just don’t give people time to figure it out!? i’ve seen this especially with one of my friends (she’s sixteen right now), and i remember her telling me about how as soon as she was a teenager, everyone expected her to have everything figured out. now, since turning 13 specifically, i’m seeing that even more in my life. like nowadays, when i say yes to going out with my friends, i feel bad about it because i could be studying (not that i would rather be doing that tbh), or working on something. nowadays, all of what is supposed the rest of my childhood is looking more like preparation for adulthood, and honestly, it’s really scary. especially for a person like me, i’m a perfectionist, and i always feel like if i’m not productive i’m wasting time. i was at a friend’s house the other day, and i saw this sign they had on their wall which said “time you enjoy wasting isn’t wasted time”, and that just kind of hit hard. anyway, that’s my mini rant for today, thank you so much for putting up with this-
thank you so much for reading! i hope you have a great rest of your day. see you tomorrow<3
hi there! welcome to Blogtober Day 7! except.. it’s not the 7th of October. the thing is, WordPress has not been working for this blog recently, and whenever i schedule a post, it sometimes doesn’t post on time or at all. that happened with this post, and i was busy with schoolwork and i was out with friends last night, so i just assumed it had been posted. so i’m really sorry it wasn’t up on time, but i’m just editing this in as an explanation, and i will still be doing the rest of blogtober:) i hope you enjoy this post!
(this quote is from Pinterest! if you click on the image, it’ll take you right to the pin:)
i get to do hours of homework today and tomorrow.
i’m feeling more positive already.
but actually, i guess it is positive, because i get access to education. so that worked, really! also the way they have this on their laptop keyboard as a reminder<3 let’s have a moment of appreciation for that!!
i really like the way this quote points out the positive in what might seem like a negative thing, and also gives it a new viewpoint.
i hope you like this quote just as much as i do! have an incredible rest of your day, and i will see you next time<3
hi there! how are you all doing? i hope your day is going really well and i am so excited to share this quote with you today! welcome to blogtober day 6:)
(this quote is from Pinterest! if you click on it, it will take you right to the pin:)
i think i really need to remember this right now. i have had to make a few ~decisions~ recently involving friendship, including cutting a certain someone off. they went and were super dramatic to everyone about it, but i know what i did was right, and i honestly feel a lot happier without them in my life. recently, i’ve just realised that of course you should forgive and forget, but there is a limit to how many times. and i think that i’ve also been realising that i’m kind of the only person who’s always going to be there for me, and i should treat myself the way i treat people i love. and sometimes that means getting rid of negativity. and i feel a lot less suffocated now, and i’m really happy without this person being one of the main stress factors in my life. i don’t really care anymore that this person thinks i’m an awful person, i did what was best for me, and i’m quite proud of that.<3
i hope you guys liked the quote for today, and i will see you next time xx
hi there! how are you doing? i hope you’re having an incredible day. today is blogtober day 3! here is the quote for today!<3
(this quote is from Pinterest! if you click on it, it will take you to the pin:)
i think i really need to learn this, because it’s one of my biggest things holding me back right now. i think it’s important to admire other people’s beauty (on the inside as well not just the outside!!), but somehow when someone else is doing well, it makes me feel like i’m not. hopefully this isn’t anyone else. i don’t want anyone else to ever feel that way. and hopefully soon i won’t either.
i hope you liked today’s quote! i’m going to try and live by that today. and most days, actually. i hope you’re enjoying this series, because i’m really enjoying creating it! what are your favourite quotes, specifically about comparison? i think i need to hear them right now. i would love to chat in the comments<3
have a beautiful day. i’m so grateful for you. you matter.
hi guys! how are you all doing? i hope you’re having a great day! today is Blogtober day 2, so here is the quote for today:)
(this image is from Pinterest! if you click on it it’ll take you to the pin:)
this one kind of makes me feel kind of sad, but also really reminds me of how important it is to be grateful of everything you have now. whether things are better or worse in a year, they won’t be the same, so it’s important to just take a second out of your day to recognise how much you have, and that it’s not forever.
i hope you enjoyed reading Blogtober Day 2! this is going to be a really fun series and I honestly can’t wait to share more quotes with you guys. You can comment your favourite quotes, if you want! i would love to hear them.
hello and welcome/welcome back to my blog! today is officially the first day of October, and i am doing blogtober this year! if you didn’t know, blogtober is a thing bloggers can do every year where they post every day for the whole month of october. i am doing it here on this blog and on my main blog mewrites this year. on my main blog i won’t be doing any other posts, but on here i’ll still do a few posts scattered throughout october! on my other blog my interrupted life, i’ll be keeping things normal though, and doing regular lifestyle themed posts. so anyway, let’s get into explaining how this month will work on here!
basically what i’ll be doing is everyday i’m going to share a quote or saying, so that we can all stay positive and happy during this busy month! so these posts won’t be very long, but i hope you enjoy anyway! onto today’s quote:
(i got this from Pinterest! if you click on the image it’ll take you right to the pin:)
so anyway, thank you so much for reading this first day of blogtober! this already feels like it’s going to be a busy and stressful month for everyone, so remember to get plenty of sleep, don’t skip meals, and take care of yourself! good luck to all the other bloggers out there doing blogtober (or some variation of it!), i believe in you! remember to always take a break when you need it. see you guys tomorrow! byee xx
hi there! how are you guys doing? taylor swift just announced a new album and i am soo excited to listen to it. Midnights comes out on 21st October and i cannot wait i am physically shaking. i am fully entering my 2am era-
this post is going to be somewhat of a word vomit. i’m going to be telling you about how i feel about the new school year, turning 13 and some other stuff. if you carry on reading from here, i appreciate it! if not, i understand:)
in a week, i will be in school. actually, in a week, it’ll be my birthday, as well. i am sooo nervous to start school again. it’s crazy because i already know my way around the school and everything, it’s my 2nd year there. technically, i shouldn’t be nervous, but the thing is- i have a bunch of stuff happening this year. i’m convinced my 13th year of life will be my busiest year yet. i’m planning to audition for the school production this year, and also i will be getting more homework. i also have to take my options choices this year, which i really shouldn’t be too concerned about considering i already know what i want to do. i’s just the possibility that i won’t get the classes i want that scares me.
on the bright side, taylor swift’s new album should get me through when my start-of-year motivatioin runs out.
ok, that’s it. i’m also excited for my birthday. i have my last proper birthday party on saturday, my birthday in a week on tuesday, and then also my birthday sleepover the weekend of the 10th. elena armas is releasing a new book on my birthday and colleen hoover is releasing a new book in october, which i can’t wait for!
hiii there! how are you guys doing? i hope you’re having a great day and a great week full of light and laughter and love. today is going to be a part 2 of this post, because i didn’t finish it and decided to make it into parts instead. today we are going to be going full-on, english-lesson style, dissecting this song. also definitely go listen to this song, it’s so good and worth listening to. okay, onto the breakdown;
lyric breakdown˗ˏˋ ♡ ˎˊ˗
and you were tossing me the car keys,
"f- the patriarchy" keychain on the ground
this is kind of controversial because there has been some confusion on whether the guy said “f- the patriarchy” or the keychain said that, but the point of this is that he let her drive and trusted her enough to drive, but it was more of a command as he carelessly threw keys at her.
we were always skipping town
and i was thinking on the drive down, any time now
he's gonna say it's love
you never called it what it was
i think this is important because he took her away to a place where for example, his friends couldn’t see them together, which shows him kind of being embarassed of her. also, he never called it love, but she thought it was as she had already met his family, and it seemed like they were quite deep into the relationship.
til' we were dead and gone and buried
check the pulse and come back swearing it's the same
after three months in the grave
and then you wondered where it went to as i reached for you
but all i felt was shame, and you held my lifeless frame
this is important because it shows they broke up and their relationship was dead and gone and buried in time, but then he comes back and ‘checks the pulse’. this is super clever because your pulse is how fast your heart beats, and it’s like saying ‘my heart still races for you’. he told her it was love, and they were just as in love as they were before. after three months in the grave – they had broken up for 3 months and that’s when he came back. this is where state of grace, which is another song on the album, comes up, because the hidden meaning of state of grace is that ‘you can’t tell me it’s love after we’re done’. she reached for him, to kind of pull him back to her, meaning that she got back together with him (which is where We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together comes in!), and then all i felt was shame is to convey that she was ashamed of taking him back and ‘you held my lifeless frame’ is to show he – metaphorically – took the life from her. a narrator who was so happy and full of light, he took that away.
and i know it's long gone and there was nothing else i could do
and i forget about you long enough to forget why i needed to
cause there we are again in the middle of the night
we're dancing round the kitchen in the refrigerator light
again, ‘i know it’s long gone’ brings us back to how long ago it was, and it feels universes away. i loved this part of the song in the short film, because i think she showed it really well. here, i’ll insert a photo;
as you can see, in this photo they are dancing round the kitchen in the refrigerator light ( i mean it’s cute but like – maybe don’t do this if you like the food in your fridge:). i love this because the man’s side is cold and dark blue, whereas the woman’s side is golden, kind of portraying how full of light she was before, and how he took that from her.
down the stairs, i was there
i remember it all too well
again, the whole ‘she’s reminding herself that she was there’, and this in particular is clever because it says a detail about where she was to ‘prove’ she didn’t make it up in her head.
and there we are again when nobody had to know
you kept me like a secret but i kept you like and oath
sacred prayer, and we'd swear
to remember it all too well, yeah
this is such a good part of the song. again with the ‘older man who didn’t want his friends to know he was dating someone like 10 years younger’ thing. nobody had to know – that shows he wasn’t proud of their relationship. you kept me like a secret – this is clever because the connotation of secret is something you don’t want people to know about, something that is very deceptive, etc. but an oath is like full-on, loyalty, wedding oaths, etc. i think that really shows the two sides – there was deception on one, and loyalty on another.
well maybe we got lost in translation
maybe i asked for too much
but maybe this thing was a masterpiece til you tore it all up
running scared, i was there
i remember it all too well
lost in translation is kind of like you know how in some languages, they arrange clauses differently? i think that’s what this line means. they had different interpretations of their relationship. maybe her interpretation was asking for too much. and then she counters it with ‘maybe it was how i remember it, and you remember it like that too, but you ended it like this. i spent forever creating this masterpiece, perfecting every little detail and you just casually broke the whole thing’. and again, she remembers it – she remembers the masterpiece.
and you call me up again just to break me like a promise
so casually cruel in the name of being honest
i'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying here
cause i remember it all, all, all
this, again ties in with WANEGBT because you call me up ‘again’. i also love ‘to break me like a promise’. because the whole point of promises is that you don’t break them, which shows that he broke promises routinely. so casually cruel – that shows that he was able to be really mean but it was casual because he did it often. in the name of being honest is kinda self-explanatory, he was mean but called it being honest 😦 i’m a crumpled up piece of paper lying here – do you guys know the whole paper-bullying thing? where you crumple up a piece of paper but then straighten it out and say sorry and everything, and it still doesn’t go back to normal. that’s the effect of bullying, but in this context, it’s the effect of gaslighting. i llike how her voice sounds in the last lyric of this part, because the all, all, all part sounds like she was trying to remember it to make herself feel better in the beginning of the song, to validate that she was right, but now she’s like ‘oh no i remember it’ and the memories are causing her pain.
they say 'all's well that ends well' but i'm in a new hell every time
you double-cross my mind
you said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine
and that made me want to die
this is a parallel with Lover (all’s well that ends well to end up with you), but also it shows that every time she thinks of him, or a piece of him comes up in her life, she is in a new kind of pain. with the age thing, it made her want to die because she knows it wasn’t her age that was the reason he broke up with her, since he continued to date people her age and that worked out. so she ‘wanted to die’ knowing that it was not her age, but something else that led to their breakup:( poor tay
well, this has gotten pretty long. i think i’ll have to make a part 3 for this, because i don’t want to make it too long. i hope you enjoyed this post, and no i will not be paying for all the tissues you’ll need when you listen to this song 😆 i hope you have a great day and i shall see you next time. bye xx
hi guys! so today’s post is going to be a little different, because i am going to be breaking down one of my favourite songs ever! this is going to be quite a long post, and if it’s not for you, then that is okay, feel free not to read. i think i might do a few more lyric breakdowns, so hopefully this goes well…
i am going to be full-on breaking this down, English class style (going through connotations, metaphors, etc.), which is because i want to work on my analytical skills, as we do a lot of it in school. this is just a fun way for me to practice that, and i hope i’m not too bad at it… we shall see.
the song i am breaking down today is all too well (10 minute version)(taylor’s version) by taylor swift, and i hope you enjoy!
i walked through the door with you
this already shows the beginning of the relationship, and how the two parties were equal.
the air was cold
this sets the scene, we know it’s autumn or winter time, so it’s a sensory description. this can also be seen as foreshadowing (it was cold from the beginning).
but something about it felt like home somehow
somehow, which shows she didn’t know what felt like home, but it was probably the person she was with
and i, left my scarf there at your sister's house
this shows that she’s meeting his family, and that she felt comfortable enough to leave something there
and you've still got it in your drawer even now
this line brings us back to the present. in the lines above, it’s in past tense but you would think it’s recent, unlike this line, which tells us it’s been a while since this relationship. i think this might also tie in to the short film because at the end, you see her as an author who’s written a book about the relationship, which means she is looking back.
oh, your sweet disposition
this line shows us that Taylor thought he was ‘sweet’, and that was her first impression of him, the idea she had of him.
and my wide-eyed gaze
so for me, when you ‘gaze’ at something it’s an indication of admiration or adoration, which is what she felt toward him here. i also looked this up because i wasn’t sure if it was just my interpretation, but ‘wide-eyed’ – it reminds me of a child, which serves the connotation that she was just a child.
we're singing in the car, getting lost upstate
for me, this shows how he would take Taylor away from her normality. for me personally, it just implies that it felt unreal – dreamlike.
autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place
i loveeeee this lyric. first of all, it confirms that it was autumn, going back to those small details. it also shows that things ‘fell into place’ and everything felt right – like a puzzle put together. i researched into this lyric a bit more and it’s also a metaphor for falling in love, and feeling like everything was so perfect.
and i can picture it after all these days
this lyric brings us back to the present – looking back on the relationship. i also love it because it shows how significant every little detail was to Taylor, and how clearly she remembers exactly how it happened.
and i know it's long gone and that magic's not here no more
this shows how strongly she felt about the relationship. when you call something magic, that connotes that it is too good to be true.
and i might be okay but i'm not fine at all
this line communicates that she’s doing okay, but she’s still not over it, and he (metaphorically) killed that wide-eyed child.
cause there we are again on that little town street
you almost ran the red cause you were looking over at me
wind in my hair, i was there
i remember it all too well
i think this last line is so poignant, because with how this relationship ended, i think the ‘other party’ gaslighted Taylor? i’ll have to do more research, but that’s what i have gathered from what i know about this whole situation. anyway, the whole ‘hook’ if you will, of the song is ‘i was there, i remember it’. i think by providing us with these tiny details about how things played out (the air was cold, singing in the car, almost ran the red), she’s proving almost to herself that it was real. she was there, and that is what happened.
photo album on the counter
your cheeks were turning red
you used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin-sized bed
and your mother's telling stories about you on the teeball team
you told me about your past thinking your future was me
this whole verse – oh my goodness. she remembers all those things about his past – she was trying to learn about his past so she could be his future. she even remembers how big his bed was as a child! like wow. i think the last line is what got me in this verse, because she felt special getting to hear those stories and memorised them, which shows she really believed he was going to be with her forever. why would you memorise all those things about someone if they weren’t forever? and also, i am not quite sure if she just assumed that he wanted to be her future, because there are times when someone hasn’t said something to you, but all their actions show it? like why would he tell her all about his past if she wasn’t his future?
okay, i don’t think i have the capacity for the rest of the song in this post, it’s already pretty long, but htere will be a part 2 next week! let me know what your favourite song from red is, and what your favourite lyric from atw is! see you guys next week. bye x
(i’m listening to long live on repeat and ahh the vibes)
hello lovely hoomanitarians of the internet! you’re still reading this, which means you somewhat care about what i have to say! thank you.
today i thought i would do yet another life update. sooo, if you didn’t know, i took a small break from blogging, and i am super happy to announce i am officially back! it is now august, the month before my birthday – and to say i’m excited is an understatement.
pretty sure the new school year also starts on my birthday. like wowww. haha anyway, i’ve kinda been thinking about my next year of school. it’s crazy that it’s another school year, and i won’t be the youngest year group in the school anymore! the thought of going back and it not being the same anymore is… scary. i’m the worst at handling change, but i somehow manage to keep it together most of the time. this year just feels different. i mean, i don’t have to worry about school just yet to be honest, i still have more than a month until it starts again. it’s probably just jitters to be honest – but i feel really unprepared for what’s coming my way. this time next year, i will have officially chosen which subjects i want to do for pretty much the rest of my life, and that’s kinda heavy. also, i will have a new class this year, which is also kinda scary. (IGNORE HOW MANY TIMES I SAY SCARY/SCARED IN THIS POST)
it’s weird. usually i love school but right now the thought of school makes me want to go an curl up under my duvet.
anyway, i’ve been feeling oddly cut off recently. i haven’t met up with my friends ouside of school at all yet, and i just feel … alone. we still text and everything, but i just feel weirdly distant. i love seeing people and i kinda have a need for social interaction. without it, i feel (not to be dramatic, but i don’t know how else to describe it) kind of hollow. although to be fair, i am having a sleepover tomorrow and i’m going to see lots of my friends soon. right now it’s Wednesday. when you see this, it’ll be tuesday and i’ll be okay again.
but anyway, that’s basically it. to sum it all up, i’ve basically been feeling alone, and nervous for school to start again. i’ve also been listening to The Archer by Taylor Swift on repeat and the bridge is so relatable to how i feel about social interaction at school.
i hope you’re doing good. i just realised i always ask how you guys are in my intro, and i didn’t today. sorry about that – how’s your day going? i hope it’s great.
i think i’m gonna go now. (also do you like the featured image for this post? i do!) byee xx
hiiiii hoomanitarians! how are you lovely people of the internet doing? i hope you’re having a great day and a great week! today’s post is going to be a list of little things that give me serotonin. i hope you enjoy reading, and feel free to do this post idea as well!:)
reading for hours at a time
raindrops on the window
burning a candle
finishing a really good book
buying a book you’re excited to read
bike rides on mildly sunny days
apple pie in autumn (ONLY in Autumn!!)
the sea on a warm, sunny day
bike rides with friends/going out with friends
finding a great new outfit
finishing a difficult task
buying new pens
smiling at strangers
listening to music
when you do your nails and are patient enough to le it dry, and it looks nice
getting compliments on something i put effort into
going on swings with friends
waking up excited for the day
thank you so much for reading! what gives you serotonin?
i hope you have a great day and i will see you next week! SCHOOL’S ALMOST OVER YESSSS
walk a mile in my shoes,
tell me what you see.
children wishing for food
on a war-town street.
walk a mile in my shoes,
tell me what you hear,
the cry of a defenseless baby animal
hoping its mother is near.
walk a mile in my shoes,
tell me how you feel.
the weight of a world on your shoulders
where you can't tell what's fake and what's real.
walk a mile in my shoes,
tell me what to do.
this world cannot be abandoned,
it needs you.
(this poem belongs to this blog. please do not steal.)
so recently i have been getting my exam results back from school. i had end-of-year exams, and i worked quite hard for them. anyway, i have been getting results back, and i’m trying to be positive about them. just to clarify, i haven’t got a bad grade on anything (yet!), and i am quite happy with everything so far. there’s just one thing.
there’s this humanitarian in my class, we’ll call them X. this person is also really smart, and competitive. i have the ‘the only competition is you’ mindset, and don’t like to compete. with anyone. i hate competition. with a passion.
so for example, i got my history exam back and i got a really, really good grade. i was super proud, and when X heard me telling my friend how proud i was, they said i ‘didn’t really work hard enough’ for that grade. i honestly did work hard, and thought i deserved that grade. X got a lot lower than me, and i decided to let it go because it’s never easy when someone does better than you. so anyway, i was a bit stung, but let it go and was proud of myself. i was really, really annoyed because i had been so happy, and then this person swoops in and makes me feel bad about my accomplishment?!? how does that work!?? i completely understand if i got a bad grade and someone said to ‘work harder’ next time. but i got the highest grade there is, and i’m being told i don’t deserve it?? that’s so unfair.
so anyway, the next one i got back was geography, and i did quite well. now, at this point, X was sitting next to me (we have assigned seats:/) and they got a higher grade than me (BY 2% BY THE WAY!!) and started boasting. i let it slide, because obviously, they’re proud. but seriously, they were full-on telling me i wasn’t good enough. like wowww. so anyway, i ignored it – i worked hard for that grade, and i wouldn’t let X take that from me, so i moved on. X did this with every exam. including one where we got the same grade. like- i’m actually concerned that this person can be so unkind to others.
so anyway, i’m proud, and i’m getting my English grade back today, and i’m super nervous because i kinda freestyled it in the exam (since we weren’t allowed drafts with us). but i have decided that i am under no obligation to tell X my grades, and it’s 100% my choice. so that’s what i’ve learned.
i’ve learned a few things from this, actually. people are more bearable when they’re humble. it’s my choice what i tell people about myself. i don’t have to tell them anything i don’t want to, and i don’t have to listen to anything they say about my life. i am allowed to be proud of myself for trying.
thanks for reading. i really really appreciate every single one of you.<3 has this ever happened to you? if you have anything to say, you can go comment:) let’s chat about these ****annoying**** type of people!
You know that feeling, where you just washed your hair, you’re in comfy clothes, and it’s beautiful and raining outside? yup. i have that right now. *gasps* my little brother just brought me a small snack. i love him<3
anyway, i have like, 10 assignments due this week for school, exams, and family stuff too, and i….feel prepared, however i am also nervous. so today i just took this whole day to relax, i slept in 1 hour this morning before school (it’s a Wednesday), and it’s just been so chill. i finished my book after i got home from school, washed my hair and did some stuff like that to prepare myself. i also planned out my calendar, and some other planning, and i think i’m ready for this term. i’m made a post over on my other blog where I was getting ready for the new term, so i don’t want to go too in depth about what i’m doing here. anyway, here i am. sitting at my desk, which faces the window. it just rained quite heavily, and now it’s quite pretty outside, and i can see the raindrops on my window. i’m in a hoodie and fluffy socks, and i just feel so cozy. like i could curl up in bed and read for hours right now. anyway, the whole reason i logged onto WP just now was to write this post. and today’s topic is…
wow this sounds like a tutoring service for kids
no offense tutoring services of the world
taking care of yourself during busy times. I think i mentioned i’ve been busy with school, also trying to keep up with blogging, and you will see this on Tuesday, 5 am GMT because that’s when I’m planning to publish posts on this blog. anyway-
so ye. i’ve had a lot to do recently, and i’m super excited for it all to be over, and honestly i think at the end of it i will deserve summer holidays. so with all the stress of exams, i have decided that every day i am going to get as much done as possible, except Wednesday, which is when I will bulk-write my posts and also wash my hair, etc. anyway, i see a lot of people on Pinterest being like, “it’s exam season, gonna get on my grind” and whatever, but i think what these videos don’t show is the self-care, resting part of it. in order to perform your best, you must rest! ooh that sounded nice . for example. i would rather have 8 and 1/2 hours of sleep and be able to remember more from the little revision i did than 2 hours of sleep and an impressive(?) study time. it’s quite important in times of stress to take care of ourselves, because worry can do so many bad things to you, emotionally, mentally, physically… the whole thing. so here are some tips (from what iv’e learnt, from my research);
try and have a skincare routine. not, this doesn’t have to be like, 10 steps and 30 minutes long, it can just be one or two products, and five minutes. back in march and april, i had a really fancy skincare routine, but the products just weren’t doing anything. so, i decided to cut everything out of my skincare routine and now it’s at most 3 quick steps. i try not to spend too much time on it, but the routine i have going is quite effective for me. when we’re stressed, one of the first things to go can be our skin. and then i won’t get enough sleep because i’ll stay up thinking about how im “ugly” (even though no-one’s ugly, i still have insecurities).
get enough sleep try and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. I know it sounds cliche but seriously, i can’t function without at least 7 and 1/2 hours. it makes your brain have to work harder on everyday tasks, and that’s the last thing we want.
stay hydrated. water keeps you calm. facts. if you’re having a breakdown, drink some water. i don’t know how much it’ll help emotionally, but it’ll relieve tension from your muscles/body. also, drinking water and staying hydrated in general is so important.
don’t overwork yourself if you need a night off, take a night off. it doesn’t even have to be a whole night. just take a long shower/bath, read a book, talk to a friend, or something that relaxes you. it’s important not to be on all the time – we’re not machines:)
NUUUU i wanted 5 tips but i could only come up with 4
i hope you enjoyed reading this post. if you, like me, have exams coming up, then i hope these are useful! of course, these can be for everyday life as well, if you’re a busy person.
but remember, busy doesn’t = productive.
have an incredible day. i love you all so much and i will see ya soon xx
This poem is copyrighted to Deep Convo. Please do not steal, whether on paper or digital.
The truth was twisted and told,
So less was heard but there was so much to unfold.
Pieces which should have been put together
Seem to put you in a fatal loop forever.
Someone you trusted,
Someone who was your friend,
Turned out to only care about themselves in the end.
They were there in the good times,
Abandoned you in the bad,
You never thought they would take advantage of you like that.
Amongst all the "see you soon"s and "text you later"s,
Lay the disshevelled motives
Of a traitor.
I hope you liked this poem:) have an incredible day!<3
HI guys. It has been a minute since I posted on this blog. I have still been active on my 2 other ones, but I guess I’ve just been kinda stuck on what to post. So, I decided to start with a life update… and we’ll figure things out from there:)
Recently has been….. an interesting time with lots of ups and downs, and since I have holidays I barely have any routine in my day. I’m not sure why, but I am so done with this month. Not gonna lie, I’ve not been feeling my best, I’ve been procrastinating more than ever, and my screen time… not looking good. I haven’t actually socialized in a while. That was a lie. I saw my friend yesterday, but it just felt different. I’ll talk about that later. Thank goodness, I have a sleepover with one of my closest friends tomorrow and that should motivate me to socialize.
so all my life, I have been an outgoing extrovert who loved drama. I’m not sure why, I just did. But recently, ever since I started secondary school, I just have not felt like getting involved in anything. Obviously, stuff happens, and it sucks because sometimes I get pulled into things, but I try and not get involved in things I can ignore. The majority of my year group are not even teenagers none of us are even teenagers, yet we have people vaping at school, going out with each other, making inappropriate jokes, and legit acting like 17 year old (nothing against 17 year olds, they’re lovely. I mean that they’re acting a bit too uhmmmm…. they’re in a rush to grow up, which I’m not a huge fan of). They all think they’re so mature, and it’s appropriate to act like that, but really… I think the most mature thing to do right now is to just enjoy being children. We aren’t even teenagers yet (I will be this year), and yet we have people out here wearing ReAlLy short skirts to school, flirting, and wearing a full face of makeup to school everyday, and it just annoys me because I really don’t see the need to swear every 10 seconds, or to flunk school to impress a boy, or to vandalize property (yep, that’s right..).
The “popular” group at my school claim that everyone wants to be them, but I disagree. I’d rather have my group of 5 loyal friends than 50 “friends” who gossip behind my back. I’d rather have good grades and make myself proud than flunk school so that I can get a smirk from a friend. I’d rather be polite to people than treat them badly for no reason. But it’s surprising how many people disagree with me. I’m so lucky that my inner circles of friends agree, because I know I’m not alone. Recently, though, one of my friends (no tea no shade), let’s call her Homeworkbecause I have some in front of me to keep her anonymous, has been acting uhmmm….. interesting. She got a bf and is quite familiar with the “popular” group, and every week (I kid u not, every week) at a sports club we both go to, she sets up one of her friends with random dudes. This human is not even 13. We were on a walk recently, and I’m praying she’ll never see this because she knows who she is, but she saw one of the people she was trying to set her friend up with and they were acting all weird together. Please, humans. Don’t make this awkward. But of course, they had to. I don’t want to be involved with all that yet. Give me a couple years. Not because I don’t think I’m mature enough, just because I find it so unnecessary. And I don’t care really if other people do it, it’s their choice. Just please, don’t rope me in.
And now for some GOOD news! 2 of my friends got dogs recently and I’m so happy for them! I can’t wait to meet both dogs, they’re adorable. Also, one of my friends got a dog and her new ducklings hatched (I just butchered the spelling and had to correct it 4 times) , which is exciting! I also got 4 new fish. We got tetras, and we already have 4 neon tetras, and they seem to be getting along well! We also have I think 6 or 7 other fish.
Recently I have just been questioning a lot of things, which isn’t all bad to be honest. I’ve realised my current routine just has not been working anymore, and I’m changing it. I used to think I was an after-school typa exercise-r, but now I like to exercise in the morning more. I think I like it more because it kickstarts my day, also I can get it out of the way. I might do a post on my exercising habits over on my other blog, because recently I have really been enjoying getting my body moving!
Another doubt I have been having is about some of my friendships. For some reason, I have just been questioning the dynamics between some of my friends and myself. (are we drifting apart, do they not want to be friends anymore, do they see me a certain way, blahblahblah.) I know this is just a … point in time where I’m changing, and it’ll all be okay.
Thank you so much for staying until the end of this post, it means so much to me that you have. Hopefully, I can get my life back on track soon, but for now… let’s close with a quote:)
So last week I was in a really bad slump. Like, it was bad. I literally didn’t want to get out of bed, I was just not participating well at school, I got NO homework done, I even abandoned my blog schedule. It was…less than ideal.
So here’s a quick summary of my week.
Monday – I woke up, didn’t want to get out of bed, and spent the morning practically a zombie. I was grumpy, sleep deprived, and just not feeling it. I was also in a journalling and planning slump, which had a huge effect on my motivation and productivity.
Tuesday – I literally got nothing done. I woke up, got ready, ate, watched YouTube for an hour, went to school, came home, watched more YouTube… I didn’t even feel energetic enough to shower.
Wednesday – I was just kind of lying around all day
Thursday – I actually forced myself to get up and write up Saturday’s blog post
Friday – I came home and I was working on a blog graphic the whole evening. I was so irritable that day, literally spent hours on that image:((
Saturday – I was being lazy all day. I didn’t do much, I was eating really unhealthy, I didn’t wash my hair (ew…), and then I threw up. I had cramps after that, so I laid in bed eating sweets. Then I went for a sleepover and stayed up until 4.
Sunday – I woke up at 6, running on 2 hours of a sorry excuse for sleep, and I literally couldn’t be bothered to do anything. So I realised all this was happening, had a journalling/planning session, cleaned my room, all that lovely “reset” stuff.
I’ll admit, Sunday wasn’t fully wasted. I just wasn’t … motivated to do anything. This week is a lot better, though. And that’s what I’m here to talk about:))
If you’re in a rut, I know it sucks, and it feels like you want to change, but you just can’t. I appreciate that it’s not easy, and I’m here to give some advice.
I know it’s hard, but just get up and clean, or plan, or do something. I realised that once I actually started cleaning, it made me more motivated.
Recognise that it will pass. You’re never in one season of your life forever. Good times will come, you just need to push yourself a bit.
Stay off social media for a couple hours AT LEAST. When I was journalling, I was trying to find the root cause of my unproductive-ness, and I realised social media is a huge factor of why I didn’t get anything done. If we look back to Tuesday, then you’ll see I was on social media all day, which, admit it, is distracting.
Find why you’re not working very well. Is it a loss in your personal life? Are you bored with your everyday routine? How can you fix it?
Make a playlist of HAPPY songs. If, like me, you’re the kind of person who likes sad songs, then maybe try listening to only happy music for at least a day. For me, what I listen to really has an effect on my mood, so just be aware of that.
Spend time alone. It’s less overwhelming, and you need to think.
Thanks so much for reading! If you see this, comment a 👑 emoji (let’s confuse the others!)
Have an incredible rest of your day. I will see you next time. Bye!
Hi guys:) so right now I have a bit of… let’s just say, a decision that I need to make. At school, they’re doing a school production, which is super exciting! I love acting, so I really want to audition. However, here’s the thing;
My friend was in the school production last time (a few weeks ago), and she was really stressed out about it. They scheduled early practices, late practices, and loads of them. She was to the point where she was doing homework IN SCHOOL. Which is really concerning. And for me, well… it would be worse, because I would either have to take a blog break, or try and balance posting 4 times a week, homework, school, extra-curriculars, and being in the production. Of course, I can try, but I’m really not so sure. What do you guys think? Everyone I know irl is encouraging me to do it, but they have no clue how much I have on my plate, even without it.
Do you have any suggestions for me? What do you think I should do?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed? The world we live in has a very fast pace of life – it can be hard to keep up. In today’s world, there are so many things that compete for my attention, like school, my blogs, spending time on the things I love, friends, homework, extra-curriculars, the pressure to be well-rounded, and more.
In the beginning of January, I began to realize all these things. I felt like I was drowning in things to do. And as a consequence of that, I started to feel burned out. I wasn’t starting off the New Year strong (mentally) and as soon as I realized, I sat down, scheduled most of my posts for that month (less stuff to do afterwards) and I started to get ready for February. That’s right ladies and gents, on the literal 10th of January I was drawing out my final bullet journal spread for February. And now, today is the 23rd, and I’m preparing for February as if it’s the New Year, because I couldn’t – or didn’t – for January. And now I feel ready. Change is a process and getting out of a rut can be hard, but I do encourage you – if you ever need it – to take things slow and not “glow up” I guess you could say, in just one day. Self-growth is a discovery process, and it won’t happen overnight.
But the point of this post is to warn you. Please don’t overwhelm yourself with tasks like I did. I know it’s hard when the world around you says you’re supposed to “be productive” all the time, and I too, am guilty of promoting productivity as a good thing (which it is when thought about in proportion.) which isn’t exactly the way I would want to promote it… afterall, you should be productive in order to spend more time on things you want to do, not to do more things. I think I’m going to go now.. but keep what I’ve just said in mind 🙂
I love new beginnings. I love the idea of a fresh start, and a chance to try again. I just love them. Everyday is a new beginning. I get to fix my mistakes from yesterday and do even better. I love the thought of waking up to a whole new day, where I’m under no obligation to be who I was yesterday. I get that feeling with new weeks, too. Yes, I do look forward to Mondays as well!
Centuries. Decades. Years. Months. Weeks. Days. Minutes.
They’re all new beginnings. It’s strange, because five minutes ago when I sat down at my desk and started typing this… it’s gone. It’s now in the past.
I am a New Year’s goals person. I love setting resolutions, goals and habits for the New Year, and I love setting them generally. For me, it doesn’t have to be the new year for self-improvement (although the New Year is motivating!) – I like to set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. I think there’s this whole idea that, for example, your grades can’t improve halfway through the school year. You have to wait for a new one, and automatically become better when the time arrives.
Goals don’t work like that.
It’s currently the 12th of January as I’m typing this. Everyone is still pretty hyped about the New Year, and I am too! This month of January, for a lot of people, is an amazing month, because they are motivated to achieve their goals. Most people have their peak in “productivity” around this time. I’m having that too. I find myself super motivated, and that’s great, but I do think that it could be going better – which is fine, because that means that I know I will see some growth in this month and February. As of now, I a doing the best I can – getting excited for every day, every new beginning, and just living in the moment.
I guess what this post is saying, is that if you aren’t keeping up with your resolutions, don’t be disheartened. Because, as I said before, every day, every week, every living minute is a new beginning, and a chance for you not to change, but to grow.
no matter how ugly the sunset, the sun will rise beautifully again tomorrow.
Hi! Welcome to my first blog post on this blog! This is just going to be me, introducing myself.
Hi, I’m Shiny787🤍. I’m so glad you found my blog! Comment how you found it!
On this blog I’ll be doing posts which take a look at aspects of life, and break ’em down. I hope you like it, and maybe swing around again? I won’t have a schedule on this blog, so you can expect posts from me at random times!
Anyway, I won’t keep you too long. See you again soon!