I absolutely love Zoe and Louise's new series "ChummyChatter" on youtube,
so far they've dealt with really important topics like setting boundaries, saying no et.c.
I feel like this week's ChummyChatter is on a very important topic,
it doesn't matter if you're in an abusive relationship, or if there's another aspect of the relationship that is making you depressed or making you feel bad about yourself, you have to have the courage to walk away.
If you're feeling really bad about your relationship,
and you feel like you've tried everything to change it, but everything's just going around in circles,
you have to walk away. To save yourself. Sometimes you have to be really selfish, because you can't let anyone else ruin your selfesteem and your life. As Zoe says, "Your problem is you, and his problem is him".
When it comes to abusive relationships,
whether they're verbal or physical, there's no way you can make it work.
My mum's always told me that if a man hits you twice, he's going to hit you again.
In abusive relationship, there's really no question about whether you should stay or go.
Go. Leave, and don't turn back.
Sometimes you have to put yourself first, set your own boundaries and say no.
I thought this joke goes quite well with what I'm going to spend my whole day studying,
which is cell biology. I have my Biology exam tomorrow, and after that it's just the Maths exam that's left on Wednesday. I wrote one of the toughest exams I've ever written today, which was Religion studies.
"Discuss ethics in media in the light of the Christian view on humanity."
How about nope.
Oh well, this was my last RS course ever, and I only have two exams left. Things are looking brighter!
Whelp - once again writing a hurried post just before I have to hurry to catch the bus!
I'm going to see Catching Fire with a few friends today,
and I had planned on dressing up as a jeweler from District 1 (which would apparently be my profession and my district if I lived in Panem), but I felt a bit too self-conscious in the outfit so I decided to just go with my hoodie,
camo leggings and boots. As usual. I tried to contour my face, though, so that I'd look like a starved tribute, haha!
Did it work?
I'm so excited to FINALLY see Catching Fire! <3 Have you seen it yet? :)
Yellow! I've spent the day on the bus to Turku, at the hospital and then on the bus home.
It's sick that the bus ride takes so long. *le sigh* Oh well, at least I got to visit my friend, who's in hospital for pneumonia. I bought her a chocolate bar,
because apparently hospital food isn't very grand.
I also really don't understand why they feel the need to build hospitals as if they're a maze you're never supposed to get in (or out) of. Luckily, a handsome guy seemed to sense I was lost and offered to help me.
I also bought some kind of aloe vera water that's supposed to taste like pomegranate for myself,
they could've warned me it contains "bits of aloe vera-gel". It feels really funky to drink, so I think I'll leave it.
I don't have an exam today, so I just woke up to the wonderful news that Jack and Finn harries have reached 3 million subscribers on their youtube channel!
A while ago, I was contacted by a girl called Kaiti, who wanted to make a video with Jacksgap fans from around the world, congratulating Jack and Finn. I, of course, accepted, and since they reached their 3 million subscribers now, the video was uploaded on Kaiti's channel.
Above you can watch the final product, where I'm featured somewhere around 04:05. :)
the driving lesson didn't go that well (don't worry, I didn't run over anyone or anything), but we did much more advanced stuff this time than we did last time so of course it didn't go as smoothly as last time.
I stumbled across this song on Tumblr, and admit it - it makes you a thousand times happier!
I first heard it in How I Met Your Mother a few years ago, and I actually fell in love with it right from the beginning. I can understand why some people can't stand it, though. :)
I have my second driving lesson soon, and after that I'm going to bury myself in my bed with my textbooks. Maths is probably the most horrible thing on earth, I spent ages trying to solve a problem in school today,
and when I did it the way I was supposed to, it didn't work. I actually started laughing and crying at the same time, people looked at me as if I was crazy. :')
(I think it actually shows quite well what my emotional state is like at the moment, though. I'm an emotional wreck, and it was just a matter of time before something like this would happen.)
This gif makes me feel like a horrible, horrible person. :c
I'm finally done studying for the day,
despite the fact that I started a bit late because I had a horrible headache so I decided to take a nap after having taken a painkiller, I feel like this has been an awfully productive day. I've studied a lot of different subjects, with short breaks to read a chapter of Sex and the City every now and then.
It's been oddly calming and comforting to spend the day in bed studying and reading, instead of in front of the computer. But it's also made me realise just how lonely I am now, because when you have a long-distance boyfriend, you have someone you need to talk to online every day. When you don't have a long-distance boyfriend anymore, and you don't exactly have an extensive social network, you don't really have anyone to talk to either. I still have my cat though. Cats are awesome. They purr when you scratch them. Did you know that? Yeah, they're awesome!
I'm going to cuddle up in bed now, though, and just read for the rest of the evening. I've made it my mission to get through at least half of the books in my book pile (you know, the half-a-metre tall pile of books, with books that I've started reading but never finished) before New Year's.
I'm a bit bummed, though, because I was supposed to sign up for an online course about Shakespeare, but apparently it started in October even though my headmistress and the website said it starts a few months from now.
Good morning everyone! My cat decided to wake me up early this morning, and then proceeded to lie down in the middle of my bed to sleep. Don't you just love cats and their sassy attitudes? Exam week is almost upon us, which means I'm spending my day with my nose buried in my textbooks.
I hope your Sunday looks a little brighter than mine! :)
I heard this song for the first time on the glam rock cruise last Saturday,
when Jussi69 (from The 69 Eyes) played it while he was DJing before Reckless Love came on stage. I immediately heard that it was Michael Monroe's song, because he has this very distinct style and unique voice, that I absolutely love.
I've been in love with the song ever since!
I have to go to the children's even we're hosting now, and I'm spending my whole day painting on children's faces there, so you probably won't hear from me before tonight. Have an amazing Saturday!
My friends and I are hosting a children's party tomorrow,
to raise money for prom. We have a bunch of different activities planned for them (I'm in charge of face painting with a friend) and Nora came up with the genius idea of letting the children
make small bows and use cotton swabs as arrows.
I think it proves just how much of a child I still am, that I ran around shooting arrows at everyone all day in school today. People were quite annoyed by the end of the day, but I had a lot of fun. :D
Yesterday my mum wold me there was water in our basement,
I thought she meant like a small puddle or something so I started wondering why she didn't come back up for a while. When I went to check on her, I got quite a shock... Our whole basement was flooded, and the water was about 20-30 cm deep. Mum tried getting some of the water out with a small pump that we have, but my uncle had to come in with a bigger pump and they managed to get all of the water out. There's still water rising in the well of our cellar, though, so mum has to run down and turn on the pump every two hours, leave it on for an hour, run down and turn it off et.c.
We're thinking it might be a blocked pipe or something,
even though it's rained a lot before, this has never happened earlier. It was quite a surreal feeling to stand on the lowest step of the stairs and see a sea of water spreading throughout the entire basement. (The temptation to push Whiskey into the water when he was stroking up against my leg was real. He almost managed it himself, though, because at one point he looked as if he wanted to jump onto a piece of cardboard that came floating by)
I managed to save one of dad's shoes that was floating quite close to the stairs, but then I had to leave for my driving lesson.
So yesterday was quite a crazy day, and mum hardly got any sleep last night because she had to go and check on the pump every now and then. Luckily, though, dad comes home from work tonight, so they can take turns on running down to switch on/off the pump.
Somehow these things always seem to happen when dad's at work!
because I wanted to be completely in the moment. These are the only two decent pictures that I got. I'm not quite sure on how long they played, my guess is just over an hour, but it felt like five minutes.
This has truly, genuinely been the best weekend of my entire life, and I can't wait until I get to see them live again sometime. They're such an amazing live-band! <3
I'm completely knackered right now, though, because I didn't sleep last night.
Reckless Love started playing around half past 12, and they were done sometime around 2.
I must've looked a bit tipsy when I was making my way back to the cabin, because I'd been jumping around in heels all evening, and I was high on Love. Reckless Love.
The concert was unbelievably amazing,
all of those high-pitched screams were done without playback, they played a lot of songs from their new album and they also played a lot of songs from their old albums. The crowd was amazing and it felt like a great, big party. I can truly say I was "So happy I could die".
I didn't take very many pictures,
I only snapped a few right at the beginning and then I left my bag in a back room.
I don't think you should experience a concert through a camera lense, but I have some really sweet mental
images of Olli's abs. ;)
One more thing before I finish typing this: Olli's a sex god on stage. There are no words to describe how sexy he is, and I feel truly sorry for everyone who wasn't there to witness it yesterday.
This poem was originally intended for Jack and Finn Harries' anti-bullying campaign. If you'd like to help me out a bit, you can reblog it from my Tumblr >here<, and help me spread it that way. People need to realise that they need to act when they notice that someone's being bullied, and not just dismiss it as "playful banter".
Mark was fairly normal Or so he’d always thought But somehow he got singled out And by his school friends caught
They broke and bruised his body And soon they reached his mind They told him he was nothing Until he became blind
He was not the only one For similar was Lucy’s fate They tore her down to nothing And now all she knows is hate
They put all kinds of stupid thoughts Up in her poor head But they fail to realise That soon she might be dead
Yet those are not the only ones There are also people who Don’t have any real friends There’s no one they can turn to
They’re not invited to the parties Ignored by all their “friends” They’re forced to sit and play alone And have to bring their own pens
The problem goes beyond the schools Beyond the parks and playgrounds It’s also on the internet In messages and sounds
It’s not just the children Though sometimes they are cruel It’s also grown-up adults Who should be more difficult to fool
What’s even worse than all of this Are the people who don’t dare To speak up when they notice Someone crying in despair
If you ever see someone Who’s picked on, lonely, hurt Please give them a helping hand And teach them they’re not dirt.
is the glam rock cruise on Viking Grace. Reckless Love, and a couple other bands are playing there tonight,
and since Reckless Love is one of my favourite bands, I decided I'm going. And dad didn't really have a say in it, haha. ;) Nah but he was OK with it, so once again: The perks of having a dad that works at Viking Line.
Oh, should my people fall Then surely I'll do the same Confined in mountain halls We got too close to the flame Calling out father hold fast and we will Watch the flames burn auburn on the mountain side Desolation comes upon the sky
Ed Sheeran recently released a new song for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,
and I'm pretty sure I've just died and gone to heaven. As most of you probably know, I'm a huge fan of Ed Sheeran, he's my ginger Jesus and his music never fails to move me emotionally.
This, though, is better than anything he's ever done. He truly has the voice of an angel, and if I could marry his voice, I would!
The lyrics are also so fitting for The Hobbit, and there's honestly nothing negative anyone could say about this song.
I'm looking forward to seeing The Desolation of Smaug even more now!
My day's actually been OK today. I had a free period of two hours in school today, but the internet in our school was acting up and started working after my free period was over. Just my luck!
My sister just spent a few hours here because her daughter's having her birthday party so she thought she'd leave them alone for a while.
I'm probably going to bed soon, though. I haven't gotten very much sleep this week either, and I have to be well-rested tomorrow! I'll tell you tomorrow why, but I can reveal that my weekend will be epic! ;)
I've been having some issues with finding motivation and inspiration for school lately,
especially since I have a number of larger projects due quite soon. It really helped me, though, when I sat down for a few minutes and scrolled through pictures of King's College in London, the school I want to go to after I graduate.
So if you feel like you can't be bothered with school, try to inspire yourself in a similar way! :)
and I couldn't sleep last night so I've been going on overdrive all day. My energy's starting to fade now, though,
and I still have a lot of school work to be done this evening.
I'm still a complete, utter, broken mess, hence the lack of posts on my blog. I'm not going to apologize or anything for this, because I don't think it's anything I need to apologize for. If I don't feel well, I don't have to post, it's as simple as that. :)
I wanted to share Joe's latest video with you, though,
because he made me smile. A lot. It's so nice of him to surprise his viewers like that!
And it's not like he's entirely unattractive either...
Written on these walls are the colours that I can't change Leave my heart open but it stays right here in its cage
One Direction released their new music video today,
"Story of My Life" and I actually really like it. It's just my kind of music - with guitars, soft voices and lots of glorious harmonies. And the lyrics... oh the lyrics! *swoon*
It's a bit heartbreak-y, just the way I like it (and need it) right now. I can't deal with overly preppy songs when I'm in this mood. I can feel this healing the cracks in my heart, though. There's nothing better than music when you're down!
The video's nicely made too, I like the "flashbacks" to when they were young. For some reason, I really like watching them working with the photographs. They look so concentrated and gorgeous!
I'm going to keep it on replay while I try to finish a few presentations for school tonight.
What do you think? Do you like Story of My Life? :)