Snapshot of Summer

 

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I really love how blue the sky is in contrast to the green. Do you see the mansion?

 

Happy Sunday Everyone! When I woke up today it was especially bright and sunny outside for the first time in a long while during this week. The temperature here has suddenly decreased very dramatically for the past few and even though the thermometer indicates this change,it does not justify how cold it has gotten.

Anyways, today I went out on a morning walk around nine-ish and was very happy to see how lovely the weather was- blue skies and not a single cloud to be seen. Generally, in Ireland the weather is very rainy and even if there is sunshine it doesn’t last very long. Rain is very common especially in the month of September. And since it is Autumn now it was sort of unusual to be woken up by sunlight streaming into your room uninvited.

I made the most of it though and during my walk, I took a lot of pictures of the park I walked in. Today was the day I took snapshots of Summer before it came to and end and also before autumn arrives.

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Love this photo too!

 

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I used Panorama¬†for this. ft. my shadow on the right. ūüėČ
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A trial I was walking and the best part is I caught a person in action! It adds to the photo really.
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More pictures of beautiful trees. The trees here are actually humongous and are probably thousands of years old, I had to really bend my back to take this one.
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A swan that couldn’t stop following us, I think it thought we had food for it. I’m glad I got this photo. PC: My Mom

 

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Another tree photoshoot.¬†ft. a dog that wasn’t intentional. Just so happens he/she was passing through. But I think it makes the photo so much ¬†prettier.

 

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Another view of the trees from a different perspective.

 

Hope whoever reads this enjoyed looking at the photos as much as I did. I really love this set of photos I took and I enjoyed taking them too.

Have a good day everyone!

m.

 

 

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Wilting in Time

largeAnother one of my musing/poetry about how we should spend our life being happy doing the things we want.Not for anybody else but for our own happiness.


Life is fleeting, just like the seconds that pass every moment. Then, not before long, you begin to notice the years that disapparate into nothingness; numbers are added to your age but every year counts for a year lost for the future. You carry on working that 9 to 5 dream in hopes for – What exactly? Holidays, new cars, new houses…..

You sit in the office chair looking constantly at the circular shaped object with hands that command your every movement. Is this the life you want? Waiting and counting every minute until you can be relieved of this awful hell. Living and reliving the same dull routine every day and judging your happiness by the noughts you have?

Go reach for your dreams because life is fleeting. Go for what your heart have always craved and sung and let the mundane world realize your potential.

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Have a good to whoever is reading this and I hope you already have found something your heart sings to you about!

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First Day of Ballet class

Hello¬†everyone! You might notice from the title my blog and my other topics for other posts are very random.Most of the time I post things that really ¬†I’m very sorry if you are a writer, traveler etc or anyone who is categorized¬†in a certain topic and you are following my blog strictly for the purpose of updates for travel and writing posts only. That is not to say that I am not going to have many¬†future updates in these categories and I assure you they will more coming once I get my creative juices flowing and when school doesn’t kill me. *face plant on the table* Also I would like to say, thank you to new followers. I feel so happy that people are reading what I write and I don’t know how to thank you for it. All I can say is a million thanks and more to those amazing people!

So, without further ado let me begin the big rant about my life/journal blog.

 

Since I was very young maybe about 11 or 12 I was introduced to the world of ballet and I became hyped about it.In those years of my life, my mom was very busy with work and most of the time did not have much time let alone enough energy to look after me. She worked very hard very day.At that time we could not afford to let me attend any ballet classes. My mom was also very old-school and believed that doing anything like ballet would not give me a bright future ahead.

Looking back I can honestly see how inconvenient ballet would have been, and I also understand why parents are so adamant to encourage their children to find a job that would provide them enough. More often than not parents are very worried about their children and their future. Most parents like to think about the worst case scenarios in their child’s life. For example, for my mom, it would have been going homeless.

Now I’m 16 years old and time has changed a lot of things in our lives. My mom doesn’t have to work that hard anymore and endure rigorous amounts of late nights working. Time has also brought back a lost love I had when I was younger and this was Ballet. I think it really started with Instagram and seeing all the beautiful dancers with their pointe shoes and perfect poses. Then I really came to realize how much I loved it and since maybe a year or two years ago my passion has resurfaced.

Countless times I have asked my mom about attending classes, but again the answer was a quick “no.” Yet I was very adamant. Then during last year towards the end of summer, I had the opportunity to work in a local restaurant at 16 and I was very glad for the experience but unfortunately, my time there did not last very long because within three months it closed down. Since I worked I was also paid meaning I could do what I wanted with it. But I choose not to and decided to save it for a rainy day, and this brought me to the ballet classes which I am paying myself! These classes are fortunately for teens and not adults. I think I felt quite relieved for that because ¬†I think I would feel so misplaced in a room full of grown-ups!

So before ¬†I was told about the teen ballet classes, ¬†I have emailed a local ballet teacher¬†in my area,unfortunately, she¬†did not offer me the classes I wanted. However, she did suggest to me about a “teen ballet class” starting just a little in a few days. Later I found out my current ballet teacher was one of the students of the ballet teacher that I had emailed in the first place!

So, let me tell you about my experience. Sorry, it was so long! If you read this far, I admire your patience!

So, it was a Friday evening and I was sitting in the car with my mom and driving towards the place. I was very nervous at first and arrived very early to class. My teacher was really nice but also can be quite strict if she wanted to be.So I was left with an intimidating-ish teacher while she asked me questions about my hobbies etc. Thankfully, within a few minutes, other girls and boys arrived and we started our very first class. It was such an amazing experience, probably better than I had expected it to be.I did feel quite insecure though because I was the oldest in the class while other people were 12-14 years old. But since I am quite petite-(5’2 1/2 and maybe a few more cm)I felt alright because some of the others were taller than me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I could drag this on but I don’t think anyone would have the patience to read about my life story.

Thank YOU to those who did though, and if you are one of those ballet enthusiast I encourage you to just give ballet a try, even if it’s just one class. If my story isn’t inspiring Misty Copeland is a perfect inspiration for you! Here’s a little hope for you!

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Sunrise or Sunsets?

Do you  prefer the glorious beginning of Sunrises or peaceful ending of sunsets? This is just some random musing and thought I had in mind and I was also very curious to see what people thought.

For me, I really like sunrises, because there is always something infinitely special about them. When I wake up on an early morning I always feel very special. It seems to me like the world is fast asleep and only I am awake to experience the beauty of the sunrise and only a select few can really enjoy its splendor. Sunrises are new beginning and hope that spurs me on even if what is ahead is bumpy. They are always there for you even when you feel the morning blues and come back to you again when the clouds disperse and dawn breaks. This is what I love to see every morning and forever in my life.

What do you prefer Sunsets or Sunrises?

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I would love to hear your responses!

Have a good day everyone!

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The End of the Artic

Hello Everyone! It’s Friday and I’m pretty ecstatic about this. But that’s not the issue today and it’s actually about to get even more serious. Today I want to talk about the End of the Artic.

I’m sure many of you out there know about the detrimental effects of Global Warming and how this is influencing our climate today. And I’m also sure that many of you have probably heard it so much that you kind of push it to the back of your mind and leave it to other people to think of a solution? Well, if you are guilty of this, your not alone because I am too.

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Just now, I saw an amazing yet moving video that describes the End of the Artic and it really made me realize how cruel humans can be. What really angers me about the video is how Oil Companies take the advantage of Northern Regions particularly in the Artic, close to North America even though they know it may affect the habitats and Inuits(people) that live there. These Companies don’t even make rock sampling a job anymore and because of its inability to predict accurately places rigged with oil it has used Seismic Blasting instead. This is more efficient yet has costly consequences. Many sea mammals, like whales, manatees, sea otters and even Dolphins are particularly affected by this. I especially feel a strong compassion for them because they are vulnerable and cannot do anything about the situation. Mammals in the ocean depend on sounds to live, whether it is for calling for a lost one or finding new friends none of these animals should go through this. It could also be detrimental to their well-being; many of these beautiful creatures do not know what is going on and can experience high levels of stress that can influence their immune system and even contribute to reproduction impairment. Even adult fishes in the Oceans are experiencing abnormal changes to their body that might will without a doubt harm humans when we consume them. Schools of Fish are experiencing stunted growth, enlarged livers, changes to respiratory and  breathing rates, fin erosion, (definitely would hurt a lot on a living being, imagine having my limbs eroding away…not very pleasant and kind of disgusting) and the main one that seems to the most damaging, is reproduction impairment. It does not take a genius to realise all this does not bode well for the future and that is exactly what I am here, to bring at least some hope.

Humans are also immensely affected by this, and to think how some people can make other people’s life hard just for their benefit.  The Inuits who have inhabited North America and who’s source of food is the sea is finding it increasingly difficult to hunt for food. Now they are resigned to shop for food and unlike many of us who have our choice of different supermarkets and stores, they only are assured one option. This is “Northern” a store that is available in many parts of Canada. However, though it may seem like the better option, prices for many of the “Northern” stores in locations where Inuits reside are severely overpriced. This makes it harder for the Inuits to live their way of life, hunting and gathering as they did in the old days.

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So, I’m sure many of you might feel a sense of responsibility for your Earth. And for me, I feel I have a huge responsibility because, I think my voice in this community of the internet is much more  effective one and probably one many people will listen to. This is my generation and I think for the future and the other beings who will live on it. But mostly because I want people to realize that we are not the generation that made stupids mistakes that ended up in the in the destruction of the Earth. I want future generations to look up to us and admire us and realize hope is always there if you try hard enough to believe in it.

Also, there is a petition to potentially stop Oil Company(ies) from exploiting North America, or if any of you fabulous readers who have taken the time to readers and live in Canada or want to make the trek to the beauty country of Canada can also stand with Clyde River (an organisation that can prevent these Companies) on the 30th November in Ottawa with Mitch and Greg from Asapscience. ūüôā

Here the link to the video and ENJOY!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrRDtZp96jw

Here’s the link to sign the petition: http://bit.ly/arcticasap

I wish I could, but I neither have the money or the time because of exams and also because I am only a 16 years old which makes me ineligible to travel on my own without an adult. So please, if you do have the chance go for it!

Right bye for now everyone, hope you have a good Friday or whatever day you read this!

M.

What Libraries mean to me

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Since I was a young child Libraries have always and will forever, have a special place in my heart. Nothing could compare to the feeling of satisfaction when holding a good book beside a warm fire and sipping on hot chocolate. Today I still possess the little plastic card, slightly bent and scratched but still usable that started my love for books and ultimately my relationship with writing. This card is 10 years old today and it started my journey with words from a very young age- 6 until today at 16 years old.

Every time I arrive at the doors of my local library something always seems to brighten inside of me and it makes me feel like I’m in another world, safe and happy from reality. This is especially true the moment nobody else is there; Just you and the books. Libraries have always fascinated me and I’m not going to lie, Beauty and the Beast have something to do with it.

 

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When I was younger the local library was only about a 2-minute walk from my primary school and I was extremely grateful for this. Back then I learnt the world of unicorns and mermaids and how evil minds transpired. These are magical moments I cannot forget. Since then nostalgia always hits back at me every time I wander to this place. I think everyone has these special places in their heart and for me,the library has always been mine. Books were never something I could really afford when it comes to buying but I do appreciate the services library have and for that, I am very thankful. Libraries raised me and they are my paradise. ūüėČ

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Dear readers, do you have a special place in your heart? Hope you enjoyed reading this because I think everyone can relate to it.

How you have an amazing day, bye for now!

M.

Hello September!

Dear September, I am so happy you have arrived. And this brings a lot of new beginnings like a blank sheet that you have so kindly let me keep. With your beautiful colors life will never be boring, perhaps even better than summer but don’t tell her I said that. She tends to kill me with her radiant rays! The supernal raindrops will not bother me, just like the gusty winds you will forcefully push and pull will not keep me from loving fall. What more could you ask for? If not for cozy sweaters, pumpkin¬†spices, hot cocoa in the midst of a rainy day while being home alone or a warm hearth burning the brightest and golden fires;Autumn could never be better.

Small excerpt of my attempt on poetry, or just some random mulling I have put together  for the first day of September. Hope you like it!

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