I Don’t Even Know

Today’s post is a bit like a page out of my life, and I feel like I just need to set it free and get it out there. It’s not like anyone reads my blog anyway, right?

So there’s this guy at my school and I’ve had a crush on him for 2 and a bit years. I thought I was over it at the beginning of the year, but every time I have a class with him, my feelings just get stronger. This sounds so pathetic and cheesy, but I don’t know what else to say. He’s tall, cute, funny and just perfect. (Not to mention he’s also been single for a while haha). Whenever we talk at school, it’s normally him just asking me a question to do with the work that we are doing in class, or him wondering if he can borrow one of my pens. It’s never a deep, meaningful conversation or anything.

A few days ago, we were talking online, and I saw a whole other side to him. He was calling me pretty, and telling me not to doubt myself, and it was really nice to hear this, especially coming from him. He knows that I like him though, so I wasn’t sure if he was just messing around with me, but his words still made me feel really happy, and I had the biggest smile on my face when I was receiving his messages.

Still, I don’t know if I was right to believe these words that he was saying to me. I know that he would never tell me that I was pretty to my face, and if he happens to walk past me, it would be rare for him to even look in my general direction.

I feel like everyone has two identities. Online and offline. As though we have to hide our true personalities and the only way we feel that we can let them out is to do this behind the protective wall that is the internet. Where people can judge us, but not to our faces. Where we can say what we want, and not have to worry about who might overhear our conversation. And yet, nobody realises just how wrong this is.

And The Award Goes To…..

You know how there’s that one song, that when you hear it, you just want to belt it out at the top of your lungs, and bust out your best dance moves. Or that album that you are obsessed with – your go to for road trips, or fun night ins with your girlfriends. Today, I would just like to stand – or sit – here and admit to mine.

Considering the Grammys were yesterday, and Valentine’s Day is today, I thought I would award all of my favourites and all the songs that I love.

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Best Album Of My Life: One Direction’s Take Me Home. Now this may seem like the everyday stereotypical answer of a teenage girl, but honestly I still love every single song on this album with all of my heart. Every time I put it on, I can’t help just singing along, and trust me, that has become a problem considering I mostly listen to this through headphones.

Favourite Song Ever: Fifteen by Taylor Swift. I love love love this song, and I have since the very first time I heard it. I don’t know what it is but I just like listening to the lyrics. It’s also the perfect song for every mood, whether you’re happy or sad, this song is just incredible.

Best Album I’ve bought So Far This Year: Sit Still, Look Pretty by Daya. I love this girl and she has achieved so much for an 18 year old. Released at the end of last year, every song on this album is amazing, and once again, I just love listening to the lyrics. My favourite song on this album, Words, has so much meaning currently, and I admire the sass that she gives to the topic.

Best Song Of This Year So Far: Julia Michaels’ Issues. I love this song, but I have to admit, the first time I heard it I wasn’t so keen. However, every time it comes on the radio now I am reciting all the words. This song has really grown on me.

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All of these songs and albums are available for purchase on iTunes if you want to check them out, and if you do be sure to comment your thoughts and like this post if you agree! So anyway, that’s today’s post. My others are linked on the left side at the top of the screen so be sure to check them out if you are interested. Thankyou for reading and have a lovely day!

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

So, I read this book exactly a week ago today and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since so I decided that I would do something about that. My solution: Let everyone else know how amazing this book is!

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Incredible, mindblowing, extraordinary along with a million other complimentary descriptions can be used to describe this fictional masterpiece and I am glad to admit that I enjoyed every single page.

Anna, an American student travels to Paris where she will be attending the School of America in Paris, because of a choice that her Father made for her. She agrees reluctantly at first, mainly because she has no choice, but soon realises there is a slight possibility that she might enjoy her stay. After meeting her new friends, and allowing herself to step outside of her comfort zone and explore the city, her whole world is flipped upside down by a boy who goes by the name of St. Clair. The boy that every girl in the school is falling for. The rocky road soon turns smooth as the pair realise they really can’t live without one another. As their stay in Paris is quickly coming to an end, they need to work out whether they can make their relationship work, or if they will have to part.

Anna and the French Kiss is a book about teenage romance as well as the hurt that can be caused by having separated, controlling parents. I would recommend this book to girls from the age of 14 to 20, as I feel that the people in this age group are most likely to be able to relate to the plot of this magnificent book.

For me, this book took less than a day to get through. I literally couldn’t put it down! To be honest, the more I read, the more I didn’t want to reach the end of the book. I just wanted to keep following the story of this perfect couple, and I couldn’t wait to turn the page and discover what would happen next. If somebody asked me to pick a fault in this book, I honestly don’t think I would be able to.

The way that this book made me feel simply can’t be put into words. Just read it and you’ll know how I feel. I promise you won’t regret it!

 

10 Quotes That Make Me Smile

10 Quotes That Make Me Smile

For me, school holidays have just started, so this means that I have had a lot of time recently to just browse the internet. One of my favourite things to look at are quotes, so today I would like to share some of these with you.

  1. “If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” – Taylor Swift
  2. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” – C.S Lewis
  3. “We know only too well that we what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Theresa
  4. “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green
  5. “Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.” – Wiz Khalifa
  6. “Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  7. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius
  8. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

Now, I believe it’s best to leave you to interpret the meanings of these quotes for youself. I hope that they have allowed you to see your life in a different way, as they have for me.

Motivation…. Or Lack Of Motivation?

Motivation…. Or Lack Of Motivation?

Okay so let’s get started.

I haven’t posted anything in about a year, but saying that, I only have one other post, which has probably been deleted by the time that you are reading this. So today I am writing about my complete lack of motivation, or maybe ideas. I’m not sure yet….

Over the last year, I have been working on a project for school. Each student in my year level has to do it, and the idea is to complete it mostly at home, as we’ve probably had a total of three hours on it at school. So the idea is that you set yourself a goal – I chose to write and illustrate my own children’s book – and then once you have achieved this goal, you write a report about your learning process and how you managed your time. Anyway, you probably don’t care about that.

At the moment, I am writing the report…. and struggling. the whole idea of being able to chose your own goal was that you would be interested in it, and you wouldn’t lose focus. But, like everything, my project got boring over time. I am struggling to work on this report for more than half an hour straight, as I have absolutely no motivation to complete it. It is due at the end of the week and I promised myself that I wouldn’t leave it until the last minute, but it is almost like I can’t help myself. The main thing that is keeping me going at the moment is the fact that I won’t have to stress about it anymore once it is completed, but even that isn’t really working.

Anyway, motivation. Where does it come from? Or more importantly, where can I get some?  I am sure that if you are reading this, than you have probably felt the same way about this at some point in your life. But the truth is, I don’t just struggle with this from time to time, I never have motivation for anything. I will always have great ideas, and then as soon as I start on them, I will lose interest, and nothing ever gets completed. The exception to this of course is school work, I mean, I don’t lack motivation that much. Is there a way to acquire motivation?

Then there’s the other side of things. The reason why I haven’t posted anything on here for a year. A lack of ideas. I never have any ideas or inspiration for anything, and then when I do have an idea, all I can think about is what people will think of my ideas, and whether they can be seen in a negative way. I think that I worry too much. About a lot of things, but mainly the opinions that other people have or will have of me. Maybe the whole idea of ‘going with your gut’ isn’t such a bad idea after all. Maybe it’s the solution.

Now that I have written all of that, I am not sure what the idea of this post was. Maybe I just wanted to express how I felt about this topic. Or maybe I wanted support. I just hope that if you are reading this, it has helped you in some way, or made you feel better about the fact that you have trouble with this as well. No conclusions can be drawn from this piece, but I just feel like this needs to be out there, and I hope that maybe someone who reads this can help me to work towards a solution to this problem or I have helped them towards a solution of their own.

Thank you for reading this post, I really appreciate it….. Is that a thing? Do people normally thank their readers? I don’t know, but I appreciate the fact that people take time out of their busy lives to read a few words that I have written.

Popularity Is Affecting Students’ Mental Development

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As a high school student, I know that most teenage girls want to be popular more than anything. All they want is for people to know them, not for who they are, but for the way they present themselves in public so people will appreciate them. It is arguable that popularity doesn’t even have a meaning in society, however, I think that it is still overpowering the lives of those who have gained the title of popular.

Popularity is bad for students’ education and mental development. This is because it gives them a sense of importance and power, leading to them bullying and teasing other students. Students bully others because it makes them feel better about themselves when they make someone else with less power feel worse.

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Some might argue that popularity improves self confidence in students, however, it makes others feel worse.  Popularity turns students into bullies, affecting the way they think and act around others. This can also cause distractions during class and trouble with getting along with others later in life. Would you like your child to bully others and grow up with no people skills because they were popular in school?

Personally, I think that students should all get the same level of respect at school. There should be no difference between high achievers and the supposed ‘cool kids’. Aren’t students meant to feel good about themselves and where they are at school?

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Popularity can ruin the lives of those who fall victim to the title. It causes bullying, distractions and the lack of people skills doesn’t help later in life. Society is being destroyed by the system of popular and unpopular. Don’t you wish that every student received equal respect in the school environment?

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