Thursday, 25 April 2013

Ombre Aspirations

Hello all.

I want to do something with my currently blackish brown roots-beginning-to-awkwardly-show hair. I'm trying to grow it out to reach my aspirations of long hair! It's never been as long as I'd like. It's taking a long time. In the mean time, I thought I'd do something with the colour- lighten it for summer. But the one thing I've truly wanted to do for ages is... ombre it. I love the way it looks , and after browsing through pictures on Pinterest and seeing videos on YouTube, I just know it's what I want. But should I take the plunge? Should I risk damaging the ends of my hair in the bleaching process? Lots of people just say 'I can just cut it off if it gets too damaged' but that's the thing- I don't want to cut it off, do I??

My  plans:
  • Go to Boots this weekend and get a colour remover. This will (hopefully) remove the majority of the black in my hair and will get it as close as possible back to it's natural state (Medium brownish shade).
  • If I'm happy with the main colour, then ombre the ends... If not, pick up a brown dye that I like the look of, and use that over my whole hair, before ombre-ing the ends.
  • Voila.
I'll keep you updated on this- I'm curious myself as to how this will turn out. If you don't know what I mean by the term 'ombre', here is a picture (Can I just be her?!)

Right. That will be all ;)

Wish me luck with this process...

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Unnecessary Problems...?

Here's the thing. As soon as we see an issue rising from the mist of woe, we turn it into a problem. How? By thinking about it. By doing this we are creating a patch of negativity that wasn't there to begin with. A clean mind is a clean conscience. 

Don't overthink things.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Minor rant... My life... etc.

I think that school expects too much of us sometimes.

 I'm in year 10, which means the start of wonderful GCSE's. Fine. I had prepared myself for this. I didn't pick to do Geography, Music, Drama and PE expecting for it to be a 'walk in the park'. The problem I'm facing, is meeting expectations. This includes:

  • Reaching target grades (for the end of Year 11) within a month or so
  • Completing coursework and homework within deadlines along with revison for practically every subject
  • Getting the time for a 'good night's sleep' every day therefore not resembling some kind of zombie in the morning
  • Participating in extra events, activities, trips... (most of which just include a hundred-and-one college prospectus' being shoved in my face)
  • Knowing my future career, having an idea of what further education I'll be doing after school, etc.
  • Work with others in a lesson where teachers will attempt to put us into 'groups', when you can't stand any of them
  • Stand in a canteen queue without being harassed by year 9's...
  • Being absolutely fine about facing an early Maths exam
I could go on forever, but you get the point. 

Another thing I can't stand, but I suppose I'm getting used to now, is being in a class with a teacher who is focussing their attention entirely on the 'disruptive ones'. Fair enough, they need to be disciplined, but to be honest, shouldn't you be looking more at the students who actually stand a chance of getting decent grades? I could go a whole lesson in need of speaking to the teacher, to explain the task more thoroughly, or even just read through what I've written so far. But it's impossible. And another thing- those annoying so and so's who aren't engaging in the lesson at all think it's suddenly 'pathetic' when a teacher goes to help a student who 'already knows what they're doing' therefore 'doesn't need any help'. Um, excuse me, but to achieve the grades I'm expected of, some support would be nice!

So that's how things are going for me at the moment.

Friday, 1 February 2013

My Life As Of Now...

Hey y'all! So this week I've been doing work experience at a local college- working in the drama department. It really gave me an insight into what I might want to do with myself after secondary school. I've had to get up early every day and travel by bus there and back (this is all quite new to me). As long as you get an early-ish bus (before the mad rush of students, etc), public transport isn't so bad.

I had a 3-4 hour snooze when I got back. I needed it. Right now I'm just trying to 'wind down' as they say, and just chill a little bit. I have a few things that need doing this weekend. One of the main things I need to focus on is Homework. (So time-consuming these days). I also have work tomorrow morning... (Yay for a lie-in.. not.) I believe half-term is approaching, which I do look forward to. Sometimes, you just need a break, y'know?

On a tangent, I ordered a 10m string of fairy lights the other day, to decorate my room. I already have some, but I just want to add to the general fun of it to be honest. I like to feel somewhat joyful when I'm in my room. Fairy lights help ensure this.

I hope this upcoming week isn't too hectic, as I don't think I can take too much chaos right now.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

It Snowed.

YAY! It did snowww. Quite heavily actually for a whole day :D

School finished early, I got to play in the snow, it was amazing... Today I was walking to work and I felt like I could slip and fall flat on my face at any moment. It was so icey! The snow hasn't really melted away yet. It's also very chilly outside. Brrrrr!

Here is a field in all it's beauty.

I need to get some sleep now. And prise my eyes away from my laptop (easier said than done).

Bye For Now! <3

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

I'm Excited.

Just a little while longer till I get to hit the shops! :D
I can't wait to just have a good time and bring back some bargains/materials of awesomeness.

In other news, I've been practising  new songs on my ukulele daily... I think it's so fun!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

~Quote Of The Day~

Remember, we all have 'bad days'. You need to get through some of those to reach and good-uns.


Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Weather As Of Lately...

So people are saying it's going to snow soon. Well at the moment, I've got rain. Heavy rain. It's definitely getting colder though, the air is rather crisp. If it were to snow any day soon, I would be so happy. I think the sight of it is beautiful, and it comes so rarely where I live :'(

The thought of school being closed due to snow excites me. That feeling when you find out you can go back to sleep for another few hours. Ahhh, bliss. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but it's not easy. I'd also like to take some good photos of some snow, as it doesn't last forever.

Fingers Crossed.

(Here is a pic of the snow we got a few years ago. It was the most I've ever experienced in my life, and it. Was. Amazing.)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

~Quote Of The Day~

Ignore that devil on your shoulder telling you to ignore the things you feel passionate about- it'll
be worth it in the end.  

Quick Helloooo!

Just a quick update. By the way, I'm typing this at school. And I'm on an Apple Mac Computer. Such fun! So far, day has been ok. I still have 3 more lessons to go. Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

~Quote Of The Day~

Good day to you all. Today's words are important and are ones to be remembered. To be the fairest of them all, abide by this:

Who knew trees had such knowledge? 


What a longggg day.

I found out today that I'm doing my work experience at a drama department in a college... I am mildly scared of a whole 5 days in unknown territory, making my own way there and back.. Scary stuff.

I'm pretty tired at the moment, from not being able to sleep at night (I swear I'm an insomniac) followed by getting up at 6:30 in the morning. My body/brain hasn't adjusted yet, and the moment I walk into that school building, I know I won't be leaving for what will seem like 10 years. The lessons just seem to drag, onnn and onnn! :(

I always like to have something to look forward to, especially in this current situation of doom and gloom. In a few weeks, me and a friend are going shopping. More importantly, we're off to Primark (since I don't have one near, me, yes- this is a big deal). I have a big urge to completely re-vamp my wardrobe with materials of awesomeness.  I just started my new job in a library as an 'assistant', and I think this would be a good way to celebrate.  I've never been on a big 'shopping spree' before, so this should be amazeballs ;D

3 more days left of this torture. Ok, not exactly torture. Well... yeah, kinda is actually. I'm just a miserable teen who hates everyone and likes tea and enjoys being home.  ;)

Monday, 7 January 2013

~Quote Of The Day~

Hey there! Here are today's wise words:

I often feel, with the pressures of applying to Colleges and future career choices at this age, much like a tiny ant who has reached a dead end on it's journey. I do see it as being 'lost'- no idea how I want my future layed out, and I like it that way. But I have now come to the conclusion that I'm not 'lost' at all, just 'wandering'. And where's the harm in that, eh? ;) Everything happens for a reason and all that jazz, so maybe we need to just sit back for a while and let things fall into place. I understand that it isn't always that easy, however the concept is important to understand. 

Now that we have confirmed that I am a 'wandering ant', I'll leave you to get on with your journey.

School -_-

So it was my first day back at school today since Christmas. One word: Mehhhh. My lessons were:

  • Ethics (typing up coursework on a laptop, not too bad)
  • Geography (working on a hurricane case study, which was alright)
  • Maths (stem and leaf diagrams... Yay.)
  • Double Drama (Scriptwork, working in groups with irritable people.. need I say more?)
The general atmosphere of being inside the school building depresses me. It lacks freedom and fun. I mean it isn't exactly prison, but it's a long way off what I was used to over the last 2 weeks :'( 

I'm not used to being around so many people, I'd prefer sitting in the comfort of my room with a cup of tea any day. I'm crossing the days off my calendar till the weekend, and it's only Monday! Arrrgghhhh. Not to mention the amount of revision/homework I have piling up on my plate. Things can only get better, right?

I hope so.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Diary Entry

Hello There :)
Every now and then I've decided to do Diary Entries- writing out my day, and pointing out the highs and lows. So here is today's:

  • Got up late (last lie-in before back to school!) as usual. I had porridge for breakfast.
  • Frolloped around (good word I think) for a while, before sitting down for a Roast.
  • Went on my laptop (the usual social networking fun-filled afternoon)
  • Revised for my Biology exam approaching quickly (arrgghhhh)
  • Made beans on toast. (exciting)
  • Back on my laptop.
Over the Winter holidays, I've definitely had a lot of those non-achieving-anything-because-you-can't-be-bothered days. I always feel like a useless blob of nothingness on these days. Perhaps making to-do lists would improve this situation. Anyway, back to school tomorrow, so I guess I need an 'early' night. I've been struggling getting to bed at a normal time recently, as I'm prone to staying up on my laptop, etc. 

Knowing me, I'll go through school tomorrow half-asleep, then get home, feeling exhausted. Then I have 4 more 7-hour-long days of education before the weekend comes around again. I'll stop moaning now. I hope your week goes ok.

Bye for now!  :D

~Quote Of The Day~

Hello everyone, today I am creating my first post for 'Quote Of The Day'. Every now and then, I come across quotes over the internet, *cough cough* Pinterest *cough cough*, and find that they often relate to a lot of people. I thought I'd share a quote with you every now and then to give you a quick boost. I find that it's usually just what I need when I've had a bad day. There are many wise words out there that just need to be heard!

Worrying about something is a waste of time, it is important to move on and get past any issues. Being happy will make you a better a person, and also more fun to be around.

Thanks for reading :)


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