Earth Overshoot day and Gratitude

 

This was actually a small hill. I always feel like I’m going to fall down when I run down it! 😂
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

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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?

 

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!

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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.

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. 😉
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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.

 

 

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.

 

Happy Days

Today,or more like a few days ago was one of the sunniest day in Ireland. If you have never lived in Ireland before than you surely won’t know about the unpredictable weather we have here. Considering the fact that we live in the west of Europe,close to the Atlantic ocean it is no surprise this tiny island experiences heavy and long rainfall that will last almost forever. This is due to the south-westerly winds that blow moisture from the oceans and seas towards our small country However in the most unlikeliest of days, these past few days have been really beautiful and warm. I have celebrated this turn of moment with a nice walk with my sister in a local park where I live.

I have debated whether to post or not as I didn’t have my phone with me out during this walk and so I wasn’t able to take any aesthetic pictures. Luckily, courtesy of my sister,she had reluctantly allowed me to use one of her picture she had taken. (The one above if you want to know) And yes, that’s me! So, as you can probably tell the walk was a good one from the beautiful nature surrounding the place. The picture above was one I took in another time when I was there.

Today is another stunning day spent in- not my hometown but in the city. Hopefully, there will be more blogs to come in the future.

Goood day

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