Monday, October 31, 2011

My Blog My Story

Sometimes when I need to breath and relax I read my past blog posts, its strange how I get so caught up in writing them that I never get read them and the story held within the post. Its the best story of all, I can tell how I was feeling that day just through the post. My blog is story of my life so far and its personal to me. The reality is that I blog for ME only ME I don't care if I don't have any readers its a place for me to poor my heart out to the world. I want to make a mark on this world and this is one of my ways of doing it no matter how small it is. So here are few reasons why I started to blog:
  • One of my (adult) friends did it and I thought I would give it go, though I haven't blogged regulary until this past year.
  • I needed a place to share my thoughts and views.
  • I wanted to further my writing and this was the best way (for me) to do it.
  • I thought it would be great to look back on past posts to see how much I have grown.
These are just are a few of my reasons I would defiently consider blogging if you wanted a creative outlet. There is no limit to what you can or can't blog! I know of blogs that are a story and each post is a new chapter, there are recipe and craft blogs. Its really up to you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lessons I Have Learnt From School!

Have you ever wished life could have a pause button? I mean right now I seriously do! Its funny how that throughout your schools years you want them to finish but when you get to the point of them finishing you just wish they wouldn't end. Its sad to say goodbye to them, but I know its time to. So what better way to say goodbye to school than to write a list of lessons that I have learnt during my high school years to pass on to the next new year:
  • Ask questions! I wish I had learnt this lesson earlier, teachers never get mad when you ask questions (unless they are stupid or not anything to do with the topic).
  • Don't leave anything to the last minute. This is a bad habit to get into and will cost you marks and grades.
  • Get enough sleep! Sleeping in class is a big no no in anyones book and it will only cause the teachers to keep an extra special eye on you during class.
  • Getting in trouble isn't the end of the world. Trust me everyone will get in trouble at least once or twice in school and its no big deal.
  • Choose classes that you like and you think you will actually use in real life. Don't choose them cause all your friends are doing them or your teacher tells you mum that you should do it (this happened to me with Politics and Law, if it wasn't for the fact that the teacher was awesome I would've left the class).
  • Learn how to annoy your teachers and do it every class. Fun annoy though, not get in trouble annoy. For example one of my teachers hated cats so every assignment this year I found a way to involve something to do with cats (he had me for two classes so it was a lot of cats!) and it became our joke. Because of that class was always a bit more fun and I looked forward to it.
  • Start a blog (just kidding only if you want). I did and I found it helped to clear my mind and also improved my english and typing skills. Don't do it for anyone though just you, it doesn't even have to be about a certain topic Erin's Antics is a mix of everything and I like it that way, it gives me freedom so I can write whatever I feel like.
  • Read books. This improves your English skills and also allows you to get better insight to the world around you. I love reading as it gives me an escape into different worlds and places.
  • Finally you get what you give. Don't expect to get an A in a subject that you put little work into, work and try your hardest and you will get far in school (and life and Narnia!).

School is a great place and allows you to travel far in life, though at times it might seem overwhelming but make the most of it. One day you might even find yourself missing it :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's Over!

Well it's over! No more school for me, no more homework, no more early mornings and no more school uniform (though I have to wear it a few more times to school events such as graduation etc) and its sad. I am sadder than what I thought I would be and I know its going to feel weird not going to school on Monday and I will miss it (in some twisted way). I know I am ready to move forward though, it just seems like next year will be full of new things: new church, new routine, new places to know and I admit I am looking forward to it, it's just that I'm dreading leaving the old behind.

So whats next for me? Well I am trying to find a job to pay for TAFE next year and have applied to around 7! Heres the thing you would think that if you don't get the job they would tell you well they don't out of the 7 two of them have told me I didn't get the job and that was find but the others haven't! I mean whats the time period of finding out if you will ge the job? Or should they ring you up or contact you to tell you no haven't got the job? Its confusing! Its going to be weird knowing that I'm not a high school student anymore! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

School

How can you say goodbye to something you know like the back of your hand.
How can you say goodbye to teachers who have made you who you are.
How can you say goodbye to a place that is a part of you.

How can you feel happy yet sad to leave a place that sometimes you forced yourself to go to.
How can you feel nervous yet exited for the next step in your life.
How can you feel realived to leave a place that you know so well, yet has been a struggle to get to know at times.

How can you miss a place even though you haven't left it yet.
How can you miss the people in the place even though you will see them again.
How can you miss the early mornings and work yet when you have (mostly/sometimes) hated it for as long as you can remember.

How can you trust what the future will hold.
How can you trust that the decisions you will make will be the right ones.
How can you trust yourself that you won't forget the memories that you have created.

Tomorrow is my last day of school EVER and these are just my thoughts on it, which I needed to spill :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

5 more days

I have 5 more days of school left and its strange I don't want it to end, I really don't know why considering school days aren't something I have enjoyed (I was the student that was always bullied) but for some reason I am sad to see them go. Maybe its because it has been the one consistent thing that has happened for the past 14 years of my life? Or maybe because deep down I actually like school? I don't know why but I am sad to see them. So here are a few things I am going to miss about school:
  • The teachers, most of the teachers I have had have been good and kinda cool, always willing to help out and have been great mentors to me.
  • The peer groups I have made, its sad that after this year that they will all be faces on my facebook page whom I haven't seen for awhile and I mean yes they are the people I am graduating with but after a few years I know (and its sad to think about) I will have lost touch with most (or a good group) of them and the next time I will see them is at my schools 10 year get together (will we even have one of them?!) where we show each other pictures of our husbands/partners and families (and in my case cats haha) and brag about the jobs we have.
  • Not being able to muck around and annoy (and drive them mad) the teachers. There are a few teachers that I like to annoy on a regular basis and its going to be sad not being to annoy them,I don't know if they will miss me though!
  • Seeing my friends every day. It means that I will actually have to make an effort to see them.
But of course there are a few things that I won't miss about school such as:
  • The early mornings!
  • Sport/PE I am suprised that I haven't failed it at all, considering how bad I am at it.
  • Exams self explained exams are the worst things to do at school.
  • Bullying, all work places have a strict no bullying policy so its safe to say I won't be bullied once school is over.
  • Lectures from teachers.
So with school coming to an end, I know I will leave it with mixed feelings but its time to focus on the future.

Movie Review: Lemonade Mouth

I felt that I should do a movie review and its only fitting that I should a Disney one being the school holidays.
Lemonade Mouth is along the lines of the common Disney teen flick you know the ones Camp Rock, High School Musical, just to name a few. But with a few major differences one they don't break into song randomly (ok they do but thats in a music room so its not in the middle of class which doesn't count) and the other, the music is actually good (and decent), its so good infact I downloaded the album and am loving it!
What do you get when you take 5 kids who find them selves in dentention and have ears for music, all completely different and relateable, a principal who is a jerk, and organic lemonade? You get Lemonade Mouth! This film is great as all the actors are unknown (though you may recognise 2 from small cameos on Disneys Wizards of Waverly Place) and each have real talent. Its hard not to love the charcters. There is a Lemonade Mouth 2 in the works so I am looking forward to see how that turns out.

Who would enjoy it? It you liked Camp Rock and High School Musical  also if you like music.
Genre: Family, musical
Best Bit: When they perform on stage for the first time at the Halloween Bash.
Worst Bit: When they can't perform at a singing contest due to injuries (and sicknesses).
Would I watch it again? Yes I have already watched it 3 times!

I love this film and I highly recommend it!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

What we're looking for

I have always been fairly organised (I rarely forget anything) but for some reason I am prone to loosing things! I mean I keep track of things in my head and some things have no set spot, like my phone or iPod so I am consistently misplacing them! Though for some items they have set spots like my craft things (in a create under my bed) and books (on my bedside table or near it, or school bad depending if I'm currently reading the book), so I rarely misplace those unless of course I forget to put them away which does happen (I'm a teenager I get lazy). But when I do loose items, its normally after I stop looking I find them.

This is also the same for when I am shopping for items. For the past few weeks I have been looking for a summer dress to wear places, I looked in just about every shop I could afford (I had birthday money) and had given up hope on ever finding that perfect dress (that suited me and made me feel beautiful), so I gave up and thought to myself I don't need a dress I have heaps of nice dresses (ok one is good for everyday wear but thats beside the point). Well what do you know the day after I gave up looking I found one! It is perfect for me I mean yes I need to wear a camosole under it and it needs to be shortened but I love it!

The way I see it is that we all give up to soon with various things. Sometimes what we're looking for is there, its just hidden.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Boys: When does a crush go on for too long?

For some reason when ever I talk to my friends the topic of boys always come up -.- but heres the thing the topic only comes up with my friends who haven't had boyfriends yet but lots of crushes. Due to this I have heard many theroys about moving on from guys (and crushes) such as:
Theory #1 one of my friends says that you never move on from crushes you just crush on another guy and thats how you move on.
Theory #2 Another one says crushes are stupid and you can like a guy but you shouldn't obesess over him and you can like many guys at one time (which I think is healthy as long as you don't date more than one guy during a period of time) and that if the guys no interested you just gradually move on.

Whats my therory? Well its a bit of both of the above :) like and crush are the same thing in my books and mean that you are interested in a guy and its healthy if you have more than one, at times I have had one realistic (say a guy at school) and one not realistic (like a celebrity).

Now onto to the moving on part I am currently not interested in any guys and am happy being single, (I have never had any actual relationships though I have been more than friends with a few guys (which didn't equal anything) thats about it). So that rules out the moving on part of theory #1, but I do agree with the moving on theory of theory #2, but sometimes moving on isn't that easy (I should know) as guys send out mixed messages and moment they act like they're interested in you and the next they are happy being friends, so how do you move on in a situation like this? I think in order to move on in a situation like that you need to do the following:
  1. Think about it and talk to some of your friends (if you can talk to some mutral friends of you and the guy you like and ask what they think about the situation).
  2. Think about some more and talk to your mum (or an older friend) I mean she has been through all of this and mums do have some of the best advice on guy problems out there.
  3. If you are in doubt ask the guy! You may have to do this a few times to get a clear answer but it will be worth it in the long run!
But heres another thing how long is too long to be crushing or liking on a guy? It all depends if a guy has no interest in you what so ever 1 month to 2 months is fine, but if the guy is showing interest in you 4 months to a year is normal (but not ideal). But every girl is different, but sometimes you just have to face the facts and move on no matter what your heart is saying. A crush on a guy should never distract you from your friends, school work, family, social life and mental well being and the bottom line is if the crush is doing that MOVE ON it will save you in the long run!
*please note these are my opinions I am not forcing them on anyone I just wanted to get that off my mind.
(Image is from the wonderful blog Loves Of Life go check it out :D)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Truth

I want you to know the truth
But the truth hurts.
 I don't want to tell you the truth
But then the truth will hurt even more.
 I care for you.
Which is why I don't want to tell you the truth.
I feel the truth may be to much for you to handle.
But you need to hear it.
I want to make the truth disappear.
But thats no possible.
I want to hate the truth
But I can't because the truth is the truth and it will follow you where ever you go.