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 

What I learnt from plants

Today I went to visit my sister who lives in another town a couple of miles from our home. She is a nurse-in-training and lives by herself and is in her last year of uni. Her house is so unlike my own. Outside cars can be heard bustling around and men chatting could be seen coming out of the nearby pub. At home silence is our guest and nature is everywhere. Cars are generally heard once in a while, not a lot though. So coming to her house made me really appreciate nature and its beauty. I don’t think I would be able to live in the city without being surrounded by greenery and flowers.

This realisation gave me the opportunity to relish in the few plants my sister has in her house. Funny how sometimes the most prettiest things are right in front of you, yet we don’t see it!

You may be wondering why I named this post “Be a Cactus.” It’s because even in such a perilous environment  this cactus still seems to survive. It overcomes many obstacles by retaining water and growing long roots in order to live. It is extremely resilient. Furthermore, though it is silent its thorns are its deadliest weapon that can harm even the biggest predator. A.k.a humans. 😉

I guess what I am trying to articulate is that we are like plants in many ways. We live and survive off of one another.

Though it’s clear we have many difference. E.g. Our anatomy plants teach us that life is valuable and that we should be more assured of ourselves. Obstacles that come our way can be easily overcomed. Like the polluted enviornment we have our own which can be array of many things but we can still be the person we want to be. I think this is a nice notion to have, even if it may be a little naive. Let me know how you view it, do you think I am wrong or right?

 

Is summer over? And update. 

Summers in  Ireland are very scarcely and when there is sun it usually lasts for only a couple of hours before clouds cover the sky again. Luckily, this summer we were able to experience the cool and warm weather of summer. Temperatures were quite high, around 20° and up. But nothing compared to our counterpart in London at 29°

However, I don’t really mind the heat. More often I usually visit my family across the world where temperatures are hotter and the climate more tropical. So you could say I am very used to hot weather. Unfortunately, this year I won’t be traveling across the world. With, uni just around the corner and summer intensive to attend it is very hectic, at the moment.


Here’s a photo of how beautiful summers can be here in Ireland.♡♡♡ 

As opposed to what everyday would look like. Very dull and dark, usually. But these days are great for hot chocolate beside a cosy fire. ♡♡

This year has been an amazing year for me. I started my own blog around this time last year and I graduated from school. I can’t wait to start a new chapter in my life and to bring you guys along with me. I don’t know what the future has in store for me but hopefully it is an interesting one filled with big bumps and unexpected moments!
Love Mayxxx

Fluid like water

 

Dear Readers,

What do you do when life presents to you a brick wall that prevents you from going further? This is the feeling I am feeling right now; in a stump, unable to get near or far from anything I have set myself to achieve. Along the way, I have somehow forgotten my goals and the fire I once have has nearly been extinguished but not entirely. Life really is life the fluidity of water but it’s up to you to go against the currents and pave your own path, at least that is what I have come to comprehend in my life. I spend so much time putting aside my goals to focus on other things that I almost forget about them in the long- run. I want you to know that life is only ever lived once- not that you don’t know, but just a friendly reminder that this is your only shot. 😉 Ask questions later, who know what life will bring!

A question to ask yourself.

As always, see you in my next post. xxx

M.

Stars in others

Some people are like stars,

They shine in what they are not in who they are,

Even in the darkness they find the light,

they find hope and they live to see others appreciate their glory,

Once in a while they fly to inspire dreams,

they make people believe,

And before they die their radiance glows the brightest

in selflessness, they breathe

until the last breath but not before lighting ardor in people’s heart.

Dear readers, thank you for giving my thoughts and musings/poems a chance. I have never been a natural poet. Here’s my attempt at developing a better relationship with words. This poem is for all those people who are the light in the life of others and the people who are precious to me in my life.  They remind me of the brightest stars out there and they give me so much hope when I feel like I can’t go on anymore. I feel very grateful and lucky to have these people in my life.

Happy Reading!

m-

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.

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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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.