Tuesday, 31 August 2010

"I don't give a damn about my bad reputation!"

Teenagers have a reputation for being, messy, forgetful, careless and full of attitude.

This stereotype annoys me immensely...I mean, none of us are all of those things! We may be messy or careless but I think that character traits are of the beholders choosing - meaning if I want to be messy I will be, but if I don't want to be messy ill tidy up (however, this is not likely).

The same thing goes when adults talk about "youngsters nowadays", apparently we waste our weekends drinking, sleeping and watching Hollyoaks on a Sunday morning - well maybe some of us do that...but we aren't all identical clones who copy each other's every move! Our lives all take different paths at birth and there is nothing we can do about it. All teachers and 'superior' adults seem to believe that if a teenager who was a complete stranger jumped off of a bridge then the rest of the teenage population would follow suit! I'll have you all know that this is not the case.

To be completely honest teenagers try as hard as humanly possible to be unique and different to their peers, we may be categorized into the same column but what's there in black and white, could not be further from the truth...

Sunday, 29 August 2010

"If you got the money"

Is it just me or do Sundays always take forever?

My surfacing time on a Sunday is normally closer to lunchtime than breakfast and after that the day just takes forever to move along. Along with the fact that I always have a tonne of homework there is nothing else to do, and everyone apart from me seems to want to spend the so called 'day of rest' either in their beds or doing absolutely zilch! To be honest I wouldn't mind doing nothing as long as I had some company...if that makes sense?

So, to keep myself occupied I have constructed a Sunday play list on Spotify that consists mostly of Jamie T, The King Blues, Kate Nash and Mystery Jets. So if your feeling slightly blue today - go and make your own little play list and waste the day listening to Britain's finest exports!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

the age old question...

So, in my last post a nattered on for a bit about exercise and healthy eating...truth is I think I might have found a form of exercise that isn't completely horrific!

It all started with someone I know, doing a teaching course for pilates (pi-la-tees - I didn't know how to pronounce it at first). Now I know what you're thinking...isn't pilates for old ladies? Well, that is the stereotypical pilates image, but no that's what I thought to begin with also. I was persuaded into going one Saturday morning and I have to say I loved it! Plus I really felt like I had worked the next day, sore stomach muscles and everything. The good thing about pilates is, that it tones you up, without you going through that awful stage of looking like a tomato - never a good look.

You may be thinking I am talking a load of rubbish, but it's working for me at the moment. Anyway, you know what they say - if it isn't broke, don't fix it!

As for the healthy eating...I may adapt to a veggie lifestyle at some point, it just doesn't look like its going to be any time soon.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Size 12 is NOT fat!

To all those skinny people out there - you have no idea how lucky you are!

I don't by any means, think of myself as fat but I'm definitely no Alexa Chung. Lunchtime is the most exciting part of my day usually, but recently I have been brought crashing back down to the ground every day at fourth period when I realise what lies ahead...healthy food, cue shivers.

Chocolate, crisps, name anything unhealthy - I crave it daily. It really is a surprise when you eat what you think is a completely unacceptable amount of food and it lasts you through until teatime without so much as a grunt from your stomach.

Another hatred of mine is exercise, but we've all got to do it! Every time I go out for a run, I tell myself it will eventually get easier but these lies are just a clever trick that our brains fool our bodies into thinking. My thoughts on exercise and healthy eating are spurred by the fact that I need to lose a few pounds (and a dress size) to make me feel more secure in my own body. I certainly have no plans to go any less than a size 10 and plan to eat Chinese food for a week if I ever go below eight stone! Anyone from a size four upwards should be proud of the way they look.

Just remember, there is no right or wrong weight or size to be, as long as you are happy and secure in the way you think and feel - you can take on the world with a smile on your face!

Monday, 23 August 2010

School Style?

A wise woman once told me, that school is not a fashion show. My reply, was of course a  mocking laugh and thoughts of going to school looking anything but my best - not nice at all!

Now, reading this a person could get the impression that I am young naive and care way too much about my appearance. To the people who think this - YOU ARE TOTALLY CORRECT! The fact of the matter is, the second most important rule of going to school (the first being an education) is to socialise, make friends and show off whatever new piece of clothing you got at the weekend, whether it be a gorgeous Topshop necklace or a nice new bag from River Island. As teenagers, we go through life believing that everyone is judging us and creating opinions based on what they see, we respond to this irrational paranoia by dressing to what we think will impress.

However, in the eyes of our peers, there will always be something wrong with our outfit, hair or even the way we walk! Every clique in the playground, has a different outlook on what should and should not be worn to school, whether hair should be curly or straight and if the right choice is sitting or standing to eat our lunches.

I have recently realised that everyone's opinion and outlook has a place in society - and the playground! Us teenagers, just have to learn not to paste our opinions all over our faces and let them roll off our tongues until we have seen the situation (or outfit) from the supposed "wrong doers" point of view.

So, yes school is a fashion show! Lets just think of it as the most avant garde of them all...

Sunday, 22 August 2010

EducatedMumbles: Hello!

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