Sunday, 28 December 2014

2014-2015 New Year's Resolutions.

  I am an abuser of chance.
It's bruised and beaten up,
With every passed opportunity
And every missed glance.


Calvin and Hobbes
Not mine.

The arrival of a new year is soon upon us and it's a time where we begin to evaluate what we want to achieve and improve on. I for one am slightly dreading 2015. I think it may be due to my fear of amounting to nothing and living a life of where my presence is barely noticeable. And with every new year there is less time in which I have to be someone and make a difference. I wouldn't really have to worry about this if I would stop procrastinating so much but we all know how difficult that can be. The struggle could not be any more real.
 I'm determined next year to stick to my new year's resolutions because in all honesty all the previous ones have been utter fails. I think it's time we take a look at them:
*Eat less fried chicken. I'm pretty sure we all know how that went down. Lets just say, KFC is still my bae.
*Save up for a unicorn. I'm 13 ok, I can dream. In all seriousness the saving part went rather well but when we ventured out to the pet shops they didn't have any unicorns in stock.
*Read a 100 books. I did read, just not technically a 100 books. It would have been a hundred if you times the amount I had by 20 divided that by 10 and added 82. ( I wonder if you can work out how many books I actually read.)
*Cut down on chocolate. This, I feel can only be expressed by this vine.

So what are my new new year's resolutions?
* Stop procrastinating
* Accept that not everything that happens in my life is  always going to be controlled or influenced by me.
*Smile more.
*Be a lot more confident and outgoing.
*Give a 100 % in school at all times. This one in particular is one of the hardest things for almost all teens but education is something that needs to be valued and seen as a privilege, not a chore. Of course not every lesson I take will be enjoyable but that doesn't mean I can't try. No matter how bad I may be at that lesson *cough Design Technology cough* I'm willing to try.
  
What are your new year's resolutions?




Saturday, 27 December 2014

2014-2015.Evaluating the previous year.

 I walked among the rows of fluttering flowers; growing further away from the frost covered petals into an abundance of dew covered daisies. Leaving the past behind was something that I had never been good at but as I walked through the meadow I felt the memories ease away. With every footstep I journeyed into an uncertain destiny and unlocked the gates to possible futures that I had never known existed.
  
Is it just me who feels like time has gone too quick? 2014 went by a lot faster than I had previously predicted and it's left me questioning if 2015 will go the exact same way. So how was your year?
Here's an outline of mine.
This year....

*I took part in the solutions for the planet project with a few of my friends.
*I finally started a blog.
*I choreographed a dance.( Not a very good one but hey I tried.)
*I started getting more interested in poetry.
*I began to read more.
*I created a yearly project.
*I discovered blogs by kids and made a ton of new friends.
*I wrote a song. Check out what I have so far.

What are you most excited for next year?

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas everyone.

It's Christmas!!!.......well almost. It's Christmas Eve and as a little gift to all the elves out there I am going to be giving you guys a little story. A six word story.

I'm a child of the snow.

Beautiful right? The only problem is there's no dang snow. Christmas will always be Christmas without snow but I can't help but feel like something is missing. I'm still hoping that miraculously it's going to start snowing any time now. I'll run out the door wearing my pajamas, flaunting my morning Afro as I play in the snow. All will be well.

But onto the real purpose of this post. I wanted to thank you all for reading my posts. I wish you a very merry Christmas and if you don't celebrate Christmas then I wish you lots of joy and an amazing week. Have fun and enjoy the beauty that this festive time possesses.

( And as she closes her computer, she stares through the window with tear stained eyes and asks the world. "Why won't it snow?")
Byeeee.
                                                                     Oh Santa.

Not mine.
                                                                        



Sunday, 21 December 2014

Lyrics - The beauty of songs.

Recently I've got these lyrics stuck in my head and I can't seem to stop singing them. They just appeared and I didn't know what to do with them till today. I want to share them.
I'm thinking of developing them into a song when school starts again.

pre-chorus.

So in the meantime I'll just,
Stand here waiting for you.
Hoping for love.                                            
Not mine.
Hoping for love.
But every second becomes,
Somewhat like infinity.
There's always too much time.

Chorus

Yeah, there's always too much,
Always too much,
Always too much,
Always too much,
Too much oh.
Yet there's never enough,
Never enough,
Never enough,
Never enough,
Of our love.

This may have been a result of listening to Sam smith's like I can on loop for a whole day.
What do you think? I'm struggling to come up with guitar chords and a strumming pattern that works.
A little note- This was an original piece of work.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Christmas tree - A poem.

My Christmas tree is alive.
It rocks,
It sways,
It smiles.
Sometimes it even talks to me,
We talk all day and night.

She says she doesn't like dresses,
And we should all stop buying her clothes.  
Not mine.
But what sort of tree is naked?
Well there might be some,
I suppose.

She wears a golden unicorn,
Upon her head so high.
We tell her to take it off,
But she refuses to comply.

One day I found her running,
So fast across the room.
She tied herself to the kitchen door,
And said she wouldn't move.

She opened up our presents,
Then blamed it on the elves.
I saw my bracelet on her hand,
She stole it from the shelf.

My Christmas tree is a liar,
And a stubborn one at that.
She doesn't follow rules,
I think we'll take her back.

I haven't posted a lot about Christmas recently but I hope you enjoy this poem.
What type of posts would you like to see in the future?



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Inspiration-12 words,1 message.

Another post in the series.

Seize today. Pray for tomorrow. Accept the past. Opportunity awaits its taking.

Another short post. I'm so excited for winter break so I can start posting slightly longer and hopefully more humorous posts.
I'm praying for snow this winter, what about you?

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Inspiration - 12 words,1 message.


Stop running away, and stand tall. The time for running has ceased.





A shorter post than I'm used to but I wanted to share it. What do you think, should I make more of these in the future?

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Winter- A short little something.

I used to love the winter,
And I was such a fool,
To think that somehow winter,
Had always loved me too.          

"We wait in anticipation for things to occur.  Failing to recognize that time does speed up nor slow down and the longer we wait the more we're anticipating and building our expectations. That's not to mean we can't dream of things. What would life be with out imagination and the desire to want something? That's how we motivate ourselves. I like to think of the future and I think we all do. So for now I'll reminisce of the past. Dream about the future. And live for the moment." - Just a little outburst.

 Something about the winter always confused me. When I'd wish for it to snow the most it would fail to snow yet when I most dreaded its arrival it snowed in abundance. I resulted to refusing to acknowledge its existence all together. Soon enough the cold and chilly winter just became a part of the normal December convention. But things seem so different when you really pay attention to them. I'm not just talking about acknowledging the presence of something. I mean something much greater.Understanding the influence that something (tangible or non tangible) has on the world around you. I had never acknowledged the beauty of the snow. The way it fell so gracefully upon the floor. The way it covered the world in a blanket of  beauty. The way it was capable of being cold yet it could bring such warmth and happiness. I had never known how spectacular the winter was till it was no longer there.The summer inevitably came and it felt like all the days were just the same. I missed the never ending snowball fights and building snowmen. Before I knew it, I was wishing for the snow to come back again.

Want to read more about winter?


Where has the time gone? Oh My Goodness!
 I want  to wish you all an amazing Christmas. Have fun and enjoy the festive time.
 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Project Happpiness - The one where I share ideas.

I'm back.
 Today I'll be sharing the ideas I have so far for project Happiness.
Before I begin, if you're not aware of what project H- The pursuit of happiness  is maybe you'd like to read my earlier post on it.
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Here is where it started-Click me
The list will now commence. Prepare. ( Ignore this, I thought I was funny)

 The first ten, what do you think?

1) Attempt to make a new friend or invite someone to join your friend group.
2)Make someone laugh.
3)Create an inspirational quote.
4)Write a poem reflecting on the things you love about life.
5)Come up with a funny jingle.
6)Smile.
7)Write a letter to someone who inspires you.
8) Give someone a helping hand.
9) Hold the door open for someone.
10) Start a conversation and ask someone how their day went.

Sometimes, doing the simplest of things can have the largest results.
I still need suggestions so share as many as you like.
Do you like the name of the project? I think we should call it something really different and cool. Comment any suggestions.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Perfection.

I used to think that I had to be perfect. That I had to conform to every trend and rule and that in doing so I would become perfect. Perfection to me was more than just a ten letter word. I tried so hard to reach it but the only problem was I was doing all the wrong things. You see my image of perfection had been influenced by too many people and their points of view. I had lost who I wanted to be and the way I wanted to be that person. I had become plagued with so many false expectations that I was trying to be someone I was not. I wanted to be perfect. The person who was popular,rich, thin, smart,beautiful,funny. Everything I thought meant you were perfect.
  I  soon realized that trying to be perfect wasn't worth it. I stopped trying to be someone else and just accepted myself for who I was. I was perfect in my own way and all that mattered was that I gave a 100 percent in everything I did and that I never gave up. I know that I may not be perfect, but I'm human. Perfection shouldn't have the ability to dictate how you act, or talk or be. It should only be there as something you should always try and strive towards.It's not attainable but you can come close to it just by being yourself. You see perfection is what you make of it. Don't let anyone influence that because everyone is perfect in  their own special way. And yes that sounded terribly cliche but it's true. Just simply be you.
Perfection - having all the required or desirable elements,qualities, or characteristics;as good as it is possible to be.
 Perfection to me -having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be in your opinion.