Ramblings》What’s up 

I am officially in love with Factorie!!! So as you know (I think) I’m supposed to be a gangsta for this school play and even though Google was no help, Pinterest was and I found a few (by that I mean 1) ideas for outfits. Now I was faced with the challenge of finding the stuff (I don’t shop online😂😭) and I narrowed it down to like 3 shops and you won’t believe it but, guys, I for real, bought jeans!

I’ve never like jeans because I’ve never found them as comfortable and I feel like they make my legs look huge. Though I have started wearing them more these past few months , I only have two pairs (black and blue). I went into Factorie and I found the cutest shorts ever! I tried them on and they fell off me. I didn’t think I would ever get over that but two days ago I found myself back looking for a top and some skinny jeans for the play. I found this top that I’ve been seing a lot on Pinterest and am obsessed with, I stared at pictures of the same shirt for like 20 minutes and then sighed knowing I would never find it. And I found it !!!!

3ac40a65b4cc98971908823b69fc0bdb Mine is in black.

I would marry this shirt if I could I am that in love with it! I should be re-writing my class notes because I didn’t write them neatly and I hated the way they looked but I decided to take a break from that after 3 pages so now I’m listening to Kygo and eating burnt popcorn (honestly it doesn’t taste that bad❤😂).

Did you just cringe😂😂

Yeah😂😂❤

I HOPE YOU’VE BEEN HAVING A FANTABULOUS WEEK (JUST CALL ME THE BARD) (COZ THAT’S WHAT THEY CALL HIM RIGHT?)

I tried out for the school athletics team but the results are only coming up tomorrow tbh, I don’t think i made it. BUT I tried out and I didn’t think I would ’till I thought of my personal motto and then I was just like

What happens when you’re 102 and you’re great great grandchildren don’t want to do things because they’re too scared too, are you gonna tell them how you didn’t try out? *me with hands on hips*

I got a 90 for this EMS(basically business)test, that feeling when you thought you failed and get a good mark😂😂❤

I’m reading a book called Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and it really is my current obsession. Book review? Maybe? I’m not very good at those.😞

We have a History test next week that I haven’t started studying for and a test on acids and bases #sorrynotsorry

I’m busy working on collabs with a few friends, and planning for this school project which I am 100% not prepared for(awful considering the fact that if I fail this I probably fail EMS).

I wrote something too, which might become a poem but I’m not sure yet, seeing as the wifi has abandoned us I’m not entirely sure when you’ll read this probably tomorrow morning though.

This has been a lot of random stuff but I want to share something funny with you ( ps:you had to be there to understand the humor, so this may be the dryest joke you’ve ever heard, it’s not even a joke, it just made me laugh)

Like I said interhouse athletics trials were on Tuesday I ran 400m and then two short distance races which adds up to 100m so 500m and they were compulsory, and then on Wednesday I had school athletics trials and I did 400m and then, today (yesterday if you’re reading this on the 28th) I had P.E and we run two laps and then we have stations were we have to do a whole bunch of different things. Back to the subject: so my muscles were killing me slowly and painfully and I had this like Deep Heat patch thing so I put that on and I assumed it would stick, then around 7:25 ish (I wake up at 5) it kept falling off and I was at school and I didn’t bring a bandage so I had to hold the patch against my leg whilst playing soccer (not easy at all) and it falls of like twice. Once we get to registration I ask my teacher for some sellotape and I stick the thing to my leg and it looked so weird and I’m just laughing because I look ridiculous with a patch sellotaped to my leg😂 So now I have a bandage thanks to the P.E coaches who gave me one from the first aid box but because I can’t wrap a bandage it’s fallen off more than 8 times today😂

Like I said a lot funnier if you were there. I have to do some English uomework now because I’ve almost forgotten to do that these past 3 days.

I’m also thinking of doing an updated Bible Study thing but it’ll be like an improved version as I’ve learnt a lot since then and I do Bible Study every night so my game plan has really improved!

Ps:I figured out what an alkali is 😂😂

XxxChips 👅

 

 

“I can’t deal” moments

                                We’ve all been there.

1. People eating with their mouths wide open

 Excuse me, I didn’t ask for a before and after of your burger😂

2.Anyone who makes a mountain out of a molehill

3.People who are rude to you and then try to make excuses for their behaviour

4.Everybody who said I was killing animals by eating their food when I was a vegetarian, because yes, all vegetarians survive purely on grass 😉😄😒

5.One-uppers

6.When people insist on speaking with fake accents and can’t pull them off

7.People who boast about their abilities and fail horribly when it’s time to present those skills

8.Wanting to start reading a new series of books and not having the first book in the series

9.The fact that I use ‘amazing’ so much

10.Not having a thesaurus yet

11.When the person I wanted to win gets eliminated off a tv show.

12. Having to re-re-explaim

13. People who ask you a question then say, ‘never mind’ when you don’t hear them

14. The lack of books on my bookshelves 

15. When my phone, laptop or tablet dies and I’m seconds away from plugging it in to the charger

16.Not having a charger when my laptop, tablet or phone dies

17. When judges on tv shows crush people’s dreams

18.People who try to bring you down because they’re having a bad day

19.When Deezer doesn’t have the lyrics to your jam🎤

20. The ‘Little Miss Perfect’s’ of the world

-I strongly believe that we are all perfect, I know we’re not perfect. I understand that we all have flaws, but I like to think that our flaws make us better people. And if we try to better ourselves, and strive to live truly awesome lives then that’s my version of perfect. What I do have an issue with is people who think they are better than others and those people are the Little Miss/Mister Perfect’s of the world.

21.When the WIFI finishes

22.When I’m listening to a CD and my radio player says ‘ER’ (error)

23. Getting into the shower and realising the water’s cold

24. When I buy a pack of ten coloured pens(one for each colour) and then halfway through the year realise I have seven oranges, none pinks and four reds but no other colours

25. When the lids fall off my pens, kokis and highlighters in my pencil-case

26.People who break promises

27. When my new headphonesstop working after two weeks

28.Having to wear earphones that constantly fall out of my ears because my headphones are broken

29. Trying to decipher Shakespeare and not understanding the first line after reading it ten times.

30.Not having a jersey on a cold morning at school (when they don’t switch on the heaters😭😂

31.People who complain about my attitude

32.When people walk slowly in front of me

Apples…

Have you ever thought about how the resemblance between you and an apple is uncanny. For the longest time, I would always examine the apple check for bruises and bumps, marks I didn’t like. Until, today when I realised that I was searching for the perfect apple and even though that sounds sort of weird, I was! I had a post called 🐧 on my blog and that’s a quote by me about my realisation. I was searching for the perfect apple, but what I didn’t realise was that every apple was perfect and every little scratch and dent was part of the reason why. I like to think I’m an apple.

Each one of us is different but we all have bruises, and in this bowl of fruit called life you learn that you wouldn’t be you without them.

Your apple

XxxChips

My Fitness Routine💪

Hey! My fitness routine is a post I wanted to put up ages ago, but I haven’t really had the time or been in a workout mood so it didn’t make sense to. However, I recently completed three of my fitness goals which I am super happy about! 1) 25 burpees 2) 25 push-ups 3) this wasn’t really a goal, just something that happened so yeah, 300 starjumps in a row! My fitness routine is fairly simple it pushes me to do my best and once that becomes easy I find things that push me further.

This is on a weekend or a holiday because during school I only have an hour to get ready and I wake up at five so I’m pretty tired. I’m still in the process of figuring a morning and night routine out so this is basically the start of me figuring out my routines.

9:00 Wake up and stretch

9:15 Remind myself to workout before I shower, you wouldn’t believe how many times this has happened😂

9:30 Check what’s happening in the wonderful,world of blogging

9:45 Begin workout

I don’t really go in an order but what I like to do is randomly pick one with my eyes closed and then go from there.

100 Starjumps

25 push-ups

1 Minute Plank

Alternating Lunges

What I like to do is repeat positive things aloud, when I start to feel the burn and want to stop eg. I’M DOING THIS FOR ME! I WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T GIVE UP!I’M NOT TRYING TO BUILD A SUMMER BODY, I’M TRYING TO BUILD A LIFESTYLE! You can find more on my Fitness board on Pinterest

25 Burpees

Opposite Arm and Leg Lifts

30 Sit-ups (THESE ARE MY FAVES💙💙💙💙)

Squats with a side kick

20 Mountain Climbers

After that Eat then shower

It’s simple and I like it that way because I don’t have to go on Google in order to find out what a starjump is, I just know. And if you find yourself in need of Google, Google it ,find a picture and then save that on a Word document with the name of the exercise(because how I am supposed to remeber what a Russian twist is)

XxxChips

We got this

My Positive Affirmations

Look, I could explain this in the intro. It wouldn’t exactly be understandable, but I could instead I leave you with these:2 book recommendations and some affirmations

Books

#GirlBoss- Sophia Amoruso

You Are A Badass- Jen Sincero

Affirmations

-MY LIFE IS FULL OF PURPOSE

-I LIVE MY LIFE ON MY OWN TERMS

-HOLDING ON TO MY BAD FEELINGS ABOUT THIS IS DOING NOTHING BUT HARMING ME, AND EVERYONE ELSE, AND PREVENTING ME FROM ENJOYING MY LIFE FULLY. I AM AN AWESOME PERSON.I CHOOSE TO ENJOY LIFE. I CHOOSE TO LET THIS GO.

-I AM LOVED, I SHINE BRIGHT

-I HONOR MYSELF IN EVERY DECISION I MAKE

-MY CHALLENGES HELP ME GROW

-I AM UNIQUE, NOTHING CAN REPLACE ME
 
-I AM IN CONTROL OF MY THOUGHTS, MY LIFE, MY WORDS
 
-I HAVE THE POWER TO INSPIRE OTHERS
 
-I AM BRAVE,FEARLESS,BOLD AND STRONG
 
-MY BODY IS GETTING HEALTHIER AND STRONGER EVERY DAY
 
-THE UNIVERSE ALWAYS PROVIDES
-I LET GO OF ALL NEGATIVITY IN MY LIFE
 
-I AM READY 
 
-TODAY I CHOOSE JOY
 
-DEAR UNIVERSE,I AM OPEN TO SOMETHING AWESOME COMING MY WAY
 
-I BELIEVE IN THE PERSON I’M BECOMING
 
– I AM WHOLE, I AM ENOUGH, I AM GORGEOUS, I AM LOVE
 
-TRUST ME, YOU WILL BE WHERE YOU NEED TOO
 
-I AM IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING POSITIVITY
 
-FOCUS ON WHAT COULD GO RIGHT
Be open to it being better than you imagined
XxxChips

It’s a work in progress

Okay, I need to clear a few things up. So as I told you guys before my blog is going through some changes.

Lol, my blog is going through puberty😂😂

Which is why if you look at the title Seventeen Wishes and the URL sweeterthanhope.wordpress.com you’ll notice they’re different. If you search this you can find my blog, Seventeen Wishes. Hopefully, everything will work itself out and next month or so you’ll be able to check out Seventeenwishes.com!

XxxChips

 

The times they are a changin’

So, I’ve been thinking it would be nice to change my domain to something shorter an easier to remember. And this site needs a shorter name, and even though I would love morethanjustaprettyface.com that’s already taken.I’m asking you, because you guys subscribed to this blog for a reason and I want my blog name to reflect that. If you have any ideas please don’t hesitate to let me know!

XxxChips

Girl Talk❤

Hi, guys🖑

Today I’m doing a post with my friend Claire from Chasing Kites in Neverland!!!

Today, we’re having a talk but not just any talk a girl talk.(Now is the time to make yourself coffee)If you have any questions comment them down below! We think that it’s important to share this with y’all  (never used that word before) because it’s important to share, what you know, what you feel, what you think. This is a girl talk but share this with everyone☺

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  • Why I’m too scared to go running👣

Everyday,all over the world you hear about people getting kidnapped and mugged and a lot of other scary things. We live in a world where having a million locks on your door and a high-tech alarm system is normal. The fact that I can’t even go running without the fear of something happening to me is scary and I just don’t understand… I don’t understand why this is normal. Running is my passion, it makes me happy, I hate that people can’t do the things they love because they don’t feel safe.

  • GET IT TOGETHER!

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Why do I have to dress a certain way, act a certain way, think a certain way? Why should I let society define me and tell me what I can and cannot do? The fact that you allow people to, have that control over you sucks. ”You have to because you’re a woman” is such a stupid thing to say because I don’t have to anything, if in 2017 you’re still letting society define you that needs to stop. Be confident in yourself because at the end of the day you don’t need to look like the girl on the cover of that magazine because you are gorgeous right now!  I know who I am and who I want to be and I am so sick of society trying to define that. Today I define me! And you can try to label all those amazing men and women who don’t let society define them but those labels don’t mean anything until you accept them!

  • Eyebrows

If there’s one struggle we can all agree is real, it’s the one for good eyebrows.

(They are life right now, right?)

Basically every girl I know spends an unbelievable amount of time thinking about waxing vs threading, watching YouTube tutorials of how to achieve the perfect arch, and testing out all the products in creation to find something that will actually make their brows look ‘fleeky’. (I think this word was basically invented for eyebrows. THAT’s how important they are right now – they have their own word.)

Because somehow good eyebrows have become the new must have fashion accessory. And if you don’t have them, well, it’s easy to feel a little bit left out.

(Trust me, I understand this feeling all too well. Over the years mine haven’t just been terrible, they have been several different types of terrible. They started out being blonde and virtually invisible, to being over-plucked and clumsily pencilled on like two shoestring rainbows, to basically looking like I’d got a McDonald’s M style mono-brow resting on my forehead.)

But no matter how bad you think they are, persevere with them. Don’t settle for less than the brows you deserve. Keep practicing until have your dream ones. All that effort will be so worthwhile on the blissful day when some random girl looks at you at says, ‘wow, your brows are on point!’

  • Social Media📱

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m pretty anti-social media. I haven’t had Facebook in years, I lasted on Twitter for about a month and I haven’t even dared to try Instagram. Why?

Because I quite simply can’t handle it. Looking through endless streams of other people and their seemingly perfect lives always made me feel a little depressed. I compared myself to everyone I saw and always felt inferior because I can’t take the perfect selfie, I don’t have holiday hot dog legs (mine are too pale), and I’m not part of a squad who goes out every week and has too much fun for one picture to handle.

I realised that, so I was happy to remove myself from the realm of social media. I don’t really feel like I’m missing out too much, but I know I’m in a minority. (Seriously, how many people do you know who aren’t on some kind of social media?)

That’s because there’s a real pressure for girls (and guys!) to be on social media now. (Even my 10 year old cousin is on the countdown until she’s allowed to have Instagram!) But it’s not enough to just be on there – you almost feel like you’ve got to have a perfect life on there. Because everyone else is putting their perfect life on there.

You see the perfect selfie snap – but you don’t see the fifty other snaps with the closed eyes and bad lighting. You see the holiday hot dog legs – but you don’t see the pictures of head to toe sun burn. You see the fun squad pictures, but you don’t see the back stabbing and gossiping.

Basically, you’re only ever seeing the highlights of someone’s life – try to remember that.

  • Equal pay💲

A lot of people don’t believe this is still an issue. They automatically just think, ‘yeah, it’s 2017 now, of course everyone gets paid the same.’

If only.

On average men are still getting paid more than women. To provide a pretty scary statistic to demonstrate that…from 10th November 2016 to the beginning of 2017, women were basically working for free. Insane, right?

This. Has. Got. To. Stop.

The pressure to have the perfect body.
We’re living in a time where girls are bombarded (and I don’t use that word lightly) with ideals that make them think one of the foundations to a truly happy existence, is being 100% body perfect (I don’t use that word lightly either.) Because ‘perfect’ is the only way to be – or at least the version of ‘perfect’ that is being forced on us. (You know the one I mean. It’s not like there’s a great deal of variation in the portrayal of beauty. It’s much more a one-size-fits-all kind of standard.But I’m not here to preach; I’m in no position to do that.

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’ve been pressured into doing some unhealthy, crazy – and even scary – things to be thinner. They’ve included working out like a maniac, drinking green tea every hour, and forgoing any food that isn’t completely devoid of taste. They became my rituals, and without them I feared that I would automatically gain three stone and my world would be over. Sounds dramatic – and more than a little bit embarrassing – but I know I’m definitely not on my own. Every girl I know has a deeply insecure relationship with their body, and their diet, to the point where being healthy isn’t a priority anymore.

I’ve learnt to be better as I’ve gotten older – but I’m nowhere near perfectly recovered from that state of mind. It still ruins my day if my jeans are too tight, and I still can’t risk weighing myself without getting obsessed. It means I can’t provide too much of a definite conclusion here, but I can say that if you ever feel like this too – you’re definitely not on your own.
I was going to leave it there, but then another one occurred to me…
It’s the shortest one, but ironically it’s actually one of the biggest.
There’s a whole load of pressures and issues that are not quite the same as any of the others. It basically in a whole league of its own, and it’s contained in everything we read, watch and – at least for me – has underpinned almost all of my thoughts since I was fourteen.
Dating.
(What on Earth is that all about?!)
Maybe we’ll try and talk about it sometime. (Although maybe that would be like the blind leading the blind? Dating is SO much harder than good eyebrows.) But right now we have to go and fight over who loves Leonardo Di Caprio more. (Obviously me.)
We honestly hope you enjoyed our very first collab as much we did. (We’re both basically somewhere over the moon right now.)

When I went on camp at the beginning of the year we did this thing, to support each other and went something like this:

Round of applause-then we’d clap while moving our hands to form a circle

Seal of approval-then we’d make seal noises

and lastly

Take a bow-and you’d take a bow

Chips:And the first time I read this, that’s exactly what I did! Claire you’re an amazing writer please don’t ever stop!!!
Claire:Chips, you are equally an amazing writer. When you get to my age you will be all kinds of sensational. (I’m actually worried for how incredible you’re going to be!)

And to all of you out there, who took the time to read this: THANK YOU

Please stick around – there will be plenty more from us soon. Oh, and don’t be shy about contacting us if you want to help out with the next one. We’re always on the hunt for new friends, and we want this to reflect ALL girls – so we’d honestly love to hear from you. 😊

Great timing!

Recently, I’ve been obsessed with perfectly timed photos. You know the ones that make people look funny and are the main cause uncontrollable laughter. So I searched the internet, long and hard to present with these perfectly timed photos!

Cinnamon challenge anyone?"This is of my best friends' cinnamon challenge attempt." – emilyw46f47e20c

Someone’s hungry.

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Really???

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Coz, sometimes I laugh when people fall

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Go, through the hoop!You hear me!?

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Oh-la-la

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This was incredibly short, I should know, I don’t write long posts.

Hope you enjoyed,

Infinitite X’s and O’s

XXXChips