Where I have been

There are times in your life when you realise you have no control and times when you realise you have got to take a hold of your dreams and make them happen. 

This past week I finally got my results and in all honesty I was not happy. I wasn’t really disappointed but rather annoyed that the hard work I put in didn’t show in my grades. Still I was quite calm and accepting with the results I got. A part of me is glad that I got my second choice out of the first choice. I think In the back of my mind I wasn’t really even sure what I wanted to do. I’m still really young and if I really wanted to do x y z course I can most definitely go and do it. Nothing is ever to late everyone! 😜

I really believe everything happens for a reason. This taught me the extent I have to put to achieve my dreams and boy do I have to try really really hard.
I will be starting my first year as a Computer science student. 🙀It is kind of intimating and exciting at the same time. It definitely will open more doors and opportunities for me. At the same time dancing is something I want to pursue. I recently can back from a dance intensive and I loved it so much, 😍😍 more than I expected! Even though the days were long I enjoyed every moment. I think I could even do it for the rest of my life! 

Whoever is reading this, know that dreams are always possible to achieve. Why would you have them in the first place? But it’s up to you not anyone else to make things happen. There are going to bumps in your path but they will teach you more than success ever will. 😉 

Hope you enjoyed this post, sorry I have super MIA lately! 

As always see you in my next post!

May 

Whenever I feel like my mind is overwhelmed by thoughts I love to go on walks to think about them.

Splits progress from almost a year of ballet.( I have both sides now)
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Running Running running….

Where I love to run. ❤️

Recently I saw the London Alethics 2017 on BBC and it has got me extremely motivated to get moving. Coincidentally it collided with a new habit I am trying to form, and this was running.  

I have been running for almost 4 weeks, currently on my fifth. Thus, it is about a month since I have started. Unfortunately, the unpredictable weather here is quite a nuisance that forever prevents me to run as I want to every morning.  

In previous times I have ran for only a couple of weeks until I called it quits. I don’t real remember why. But I do know it had something to do with my sister who was my running budding returning to the City to study. Since then I haven’t been running until now. 

Honestly I think it is one of the best decisions I have made. And I think you should do it too! 

I used to be extremly self conscious but now I don’t feel it anymore. Perhaps it’s because I have taken the first step in stepping out the door that it has made me more confident.

After my first run I realised it wasn’t so bad and it was something I could grow to love. Never in my whole life would I think this way. 🤣
Then I saw a documentary called “Born to Run” on YouTube about the Kenyan runners and their aspirations to become great runners and I was immediately filled with great motivation to run. 

The next day I ran my first mile without stopping to walk and it was also my first time running 8km. I was thrilled about it! What was even stranger is that I felt like I wanted to run more and I didn’t want to go home! I have never felt this way before with running! It was super strange but at the same time exhilarating. 

Even as I write this I am looking forward to my next run. Perhaps it has inspired you to consider running too? Give it a go, I know for sure it will be worth it. 😉


Here’s a quote that I believe is extremly relevant to this post. Do you think so? If so get moving! Maybe it’s not running but something like horse riding, dancing, yoga that you are interested in. Either way keep moving; lest you want to have a sore butt for sitting too long! Hahahaha.   It may be funny but true! 

Have an amazing day everyone! 

May 

Earth Overshoot day and Gratitude

 

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These wild flowers are everywhere!

On August the 4th was Earth Overshoot day, and I only heard about it for the first time. It was only when I was looking through my Instagram account from WWF did I know of this day. To think I have been on this earth for 17 years and still did not know anything about it! It is quite appalling! Do you know what it is about?

 

If you don’t know what it is I will tell you.  #earthovershootday marks the day where mankind has consumed all the natural resources than nature can give. What’s worst is that this day was marked earlier than it should be, seven months to be precise. 😦

I know this is extremely depressing but it must be addressed to let the world know how serious the problem of damaging the earth is, let alone climate change. It’s a sad reality.

On a brighter note, because of this awareness, it has made me more conscious of the beautiful earth we live in. Perhaps the reason why people are not respecting and caring the earth is that they don’t get to experience its splendor. They have not traveled to see the real world, of green lush fields, snow-capped mountains, and clear crystal rivers.

Nowadays kids are brought up in cities, not because their parents want to but perhaps because it is the most convenient place for both parents and children. And whilst they do seem to be able to see nature’s wonders in books, nothing compares to being physically present in these places.

I’m glad I live in rural areas, everyone is so much more animated and expressive. While city life can be exciting, it can be overwhelming at the same time, though I do love it!

Lately, I have been running during the mornings by myself and I can’t help myself by stopping to take some pictures.

 

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I run under this trial. It has made my running life so much easier especially since the trees are there to shade me when I am hot and the sun is burning. 😉
 I hope this post is insightful and by no means is it to make your day depressing! I just want to make people more aware of what is really happening. But I know we are all helping the best we can. There is still hope!

 Whoever is reading this I hope you have an awesome day! See you in my next post.

Much love

May xx

The rose that grew even in Winter

I hope whoever reads this may find these quotes useful and motivating in the new year of 2017. These quotes really made me realize how stagnant I live – I wake up, go to school, do my homework, scroll through my phone, eat, sleep. Nothing I do every single day will make me proud or happy when I think of how I will feel when I look back on my life. I know I will remember the time wasted and the time I lost in forgetting to pursue my goals. I am sure I am not the only one who lives like this today, but perhaps I am the only one who realizes it. Therefore, I want to share with you all these powerful words that I believe will change this year.

EDIT: forgot to post this even though I had written it!

Quote day III

Good morning all! Today is the last day of the quote challenge for me and unfortunately the last day of winter break. I am not ready to face the next few months filled with exams and homework, but I am positively sure I will survive it.

I hope whoever reads this may find these quotes useful and motivating in the new year of 2017. These quotes really made me realize how stagnant I live – I wake up, go to school, do my homework, scroll through my phone, eat, sleep. Nothing I do every single day will make me proud or happy when I think of how I will feel when I look back on my life. I know I will remember the time wasted and the time I lost in forgetting to pursue my goals. I am sure I am not the only one who lives like this today, but perhaps I am the only one who realizes it. Therefore, I want to share with you all these powerful words that I believe will change this year.

 

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These were the only white roses in my garden and surprising were the ones who lived through the cold winter. They remind me to stay strong and most of all beautiful in both inside and outside. 

 

 

Without further ado here are my last three quotes of the challenge! And Thank You, Maya Rose for nominating me.

1. “Every dream begins wth a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion; to reach the stars, to change the world”  -Harriet Tubman

2. “What is the point of being on this earth if you are going to be like everyone else.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

3. “If you are lucky enough to be different from everyone else…..don’t change” – Unknown

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amazing quote few people epitomize. As we grow up we are hardened and changed by society and we slowly grow far from who we once were when we were children.   We grow up.

 

Dear readers hope you all have a lovely day. Stay golden. 😉

may.

Wilting in Time

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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.

m.

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!

m.

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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!

m.

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. 🙂

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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this is me. definitely.

 

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. 😉

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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.

Fresh beginnings

 

Today, I woke to the sound of my blaring alarm clock that broke the silence of dawn once the clock struck 6:45. I woke up with a start, slightly groggy and tired at the same time. It was completely silent with not a single sound. These are the best morning especially when the shiny sun streams into your room uninvited. Today was, you guessed it, the first day of school for me. To be quite honest with you I was slightly excited. As some of you might already know, I live in Ireland. Here, once you enter secondary school you are expected to prepare for the Leaving Certificate which is a State exam at the end of the 5-6 years you spent in school. This year is my last year, and I’m in 6th year now. *biting her nails out of nervousness* And today started out okay. I had an assembly, which was expected, received my new locker, and met with friends etc.

But nothing could describe the overwhelming feeling of finally being at the last year of school. I just don’t know the right word for it. Happiness. Bliss.Euphoria. From my first year up until today, I have waited and anticipated for so long. And finally, I will almost reach it by completing the Leaving Cert. This means I will have to work super hard to not only get the points I need for the University I want to get into but also to succeed this year. I’m sure many of you have felt this way before as if the “world is at your fingertips” and I honestly 100% sure this year will be the biggest change in all my 16 years.

This year, there are many things I want to change when I start. First I want to become more open to my peers. I’m not really sure how you readers perceive me. But I’m actually very queit. Truthfully I don’t have a lot of friends that are close to me, and I think I only have one true friend. But thankfully I discovered WordPress which is a whole different community that I am growing to love!

Dear Readers, are you in that stage of your life when things are starting to get complicated or just what you imagined them to be? Whatever your answer is I truly hope everything goes well even if you didn’t plan it.  Here’s a motivational quote to end/start your day!

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I LOVE Quotes! Do you?

 

 

Hope you have a good day and see you in the next blog!

m.