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Monthly Look Ahead

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Today is August, and tomorrow is September so it’s time for my monthly look-ahead organised by Coolbeans4  🙂 Most of these things I’m looking forward to will be to do with school because of Back to School… So… Let’s start!

  • Using my new stationery

In my house we have a rule, that nobody uses any of the new stationery until we have gone back to school because we have some eager children who would probably wreck all of their stuff by the time they actually even need to use it… But I think that makes going back to school a bit better. Because nobody wants to get up at 6:45am instead of 9! So having new stuff to use is great! 🙂

  • New Toilets!

Ok… Our school has had the most disgusting toilets you could imagine… Most of them didn’t flush, some didn’t lock, some had no toilet seats, there were fizzy drink cans in the sink… etc… you get the point 😀 . So this year (during the holidays) the toilets are being knocked down, and rebuilt! I can’t wait! I usually don’t go to the toilet all day because I hate the toilets that much and have to leg it up the stairs when I get home so I don’t wet myself… But now they will be clean! And I won’t have to worry that the toilet won’t flush, or that someone will let go of the door they were supposed to be holding…

  • Darcy Oake Tour!

First of all, if you don’t know who Darcy Oake is, he’s a magician who was on Britain’s Got Talent in 2014. I think he came 2nd or something? Anyways, he’s going on tour and my mum bought tickets for her, me, and 2 of my sisters. I can’t wait! Hoping he doesn’t do anything like this though. I think I’d die from just being terrified…. 😀

  • New Timetable!

Every year, at school, we are given a new timetable (guessing that happens in all schools?) and new teachers. It’s quite exciting because we get given them on the first day back. Usually, me and my friends all compare timetables and see what lessons we’re in together or if we have good teachers. Most  of the time though, I’m in a few lessons without any of the squad.. 😦 Maths has always been one of them. I usually seem to be alone, in the top set. But that’s ok. I have some of my other friends in there 🙂

  • New Beginnings!

I know it’s really cheesy and stuff, but a new school year means new chances. Chances to change your attitude. Chances to make new friends. Chances to make sure you do your homework properly. This year, I’m going to try and talk to more people. I find that if a few of my friends are off school, or I can’t find them, I have nowhere to go… But if I try to talk to more people and make more friends, maybe I won’t have to worry about being alone. Plus it would probably help with confidence.

  • ONCE UPON A TIME SEASON 5!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

I will admit, out of all of these things, I’m definitely most excited for this! I won’t give any spoilers but what happened RIGHT at the end of season 4 was so huge! ARGH I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s all for right now, but what are some of the things you look forward to in September? I’d love to hear them in the comments! 🙂

Oh and just a quick question… Do you think online quizzes work for anxiety? I took a few and some of them said I have some social anxiety… I thought I was just socially awkward… But that’s a possibility too.

Thank you for reading! I’ve probably missed out some stuff… Nevermind… 🙂 As usual, make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and  leave any comments or suggestions in the comments below!

BYE! 🙂

Just Average Teen Me

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August Favourites!

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. If you read my post (A Feature?) then you’d know that I’m starting a monthly favourites. I thought the last day of the month would be good, but then I realised I also have a monthly-look-ahead to do then. So I decided the day before the last day would do. So here are some of the things I’ve been loving this August!

  • Once Upon A Time

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As some of you might already know, I am in LOVE with the TV show Once Upon A Time! Since I have been waiting months (feels like years!) for the new season on September 27th I thought I would re-watch some of the episodes. I can’t actually explain how much I love it! Do any of you watch it? You totally should if you don’t! But it’s American so it isn’t on British TV….. I don’t think… But it’s on Netfilx! Pah, I remember back in the day when there used to be really crappy Netflix adverts with that beaver puppet thing when nobody even used it! Ahhhh funny! I’m going off topic…. ANYWAYS

  • Girl Online – Zoe Sugg aka Zoella

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Yes, I am quite a Zoella fan….. And I have pre-ordered her signed 2nd book, but that doesn’t arrive for 50 days! 50 WHOLE DAYS PEOPLE! THAT’S A LONG TIME TO WAIT! So, I have been re-reading the first Girl Online. I think 3 times in the Summer Holidays??? I love girl online and I can’t wait until the 2nd one arrives! Is anyone else getting it?

  • Seventeen Stay Time Concealer

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I am NOT usually one for makeup….. But I will admit, being able to cover up spots is so good! Especially when you’re in a school full of judgemental people who expect everyone to look perfect all the time…. This is actually the 1st concealer I have ever used… But it works really well! It seems to stay on all day, it’s super easy to blend and it seems to be lasting quite a while! Not to mention it was really cheap! I think it was only about £4 from Boots… And it was in my shade! Seriously, it was so hard to find one for me beacuse my skin is so pale!!! 😀 I usually don’t use it under my eyes though… Makes me look even more like a ghost!

  • Taylor – Taylor Swift perfume

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I have had this perfume since Christmas, it was given to me from one of my cousins. I don’t usually go for perfumes with super intense smells… But the Taylor Swift one is more subtle…. I’m not quite sure how to describe it… But it’s one of the smells that makes you feel lifted? Like sometimes you smell something and want to sink because it smells so nice but some make you feel light…. That’s the Taylor Swift one. The packaging is so cute and pretty too!

  • Olay Essentials Daily Facial Cloths

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OK…. When I first smelled these, I thought they smelled like my Grandma. I suppose that isn’t all bad really… Anyways, they’re basically dry towel sort of things, and then when you add water and scrub them, they go all soapy and you can clean your face. I found they’re really refreshing and really do clean your face! Plus, it leaves your skin feeling quite soft. They’re really good for when it’s been SUPER warm (like in mid-ish July and for some reason Britain was like 34 degrees or something??)

  • Olay Essentials Beauty Fluid

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To add to the ‘Daily Facial Cloths’ I have been using the Olay Essentials Beauty Fluid. Yeah. I know it sounds really weird. And no. It doesn’t just make you beautiful when you use it… I wish… 😀 But it does make your skin feel REALLY soft! I tend to use this before I go to bed, after the facial cloths. Usually, I smudge it all around my face (Not much obviously) and then pat it with a towel, and do it again. This seems to make your skin feel softer than just one time… Not sure… It’s quite a good base for makeup too! It stops my concealer from flaking and looking dry when I use it!

  • Flockers

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If you don’t know (you probably don’t), Flockers is a PlayStation 4 game. I’ll type what it says on the back.

Flockers is a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure. Held in captivity within the evil thrall of their fiendish masters the sheep are finally making a dash for freedom. But without your guidance they are destined to die in the most horrific ways as they follow each other into diabolical traps, giant meat cleavers, spikes and other deadly obstacles.

Yeah. It’s quite very violent… Not my usual but it’s really addictive! And really hard! I think I’m on about level 24???

  • Music!

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I’ve decided to include music in all of my favourites because I’ll always have a favourite song at some point… At the moment, I’ve been listening to a lot of Blank Space and Style – Taylor Swift, Cheerleader – OMI (don’t you love how Summery that song is?) and Human – Christina Perri.

That’s all of my favourites for August! 🙂 What do you think? What have some of your favourite things been this month? I’d love to hear them in the comments! Thanks for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you enjoy my blog! Is there anything in particular you’d like to see here on my blog? Of course I’ll be doing my monthly-look-ahead tomorrow and I’m hoping to do a Back to School Haul before I go back to school!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

P.S THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’VE REACHED 40 FOLLOWERS! YAY

I’m gonna go watch some Once Upon A Time….

BYE! 🙂

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Update

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. This is just a quick post to update you all on something. I have updated my blog, so that it has a menu bar! YAY! 😀 It took me quite a while to realise how to do it, but when I got to the right place it was super easy!

In the menu bar, there are a few tab things. At the moment I have: Home (where you can see my most recent posts), About Me (where you can read about me, bet you didn’t guess that! 😀 ), Codenames (where you can check who’s who. There will be more eventually) and blogging101 (most of my blogging101 posts. I think I forgot to tag a few……)

That’s all for now. Please let me know what you think in the comments and any ideas for more menu button things! Make sure to like and follow if you enjoy my blog and I’ll see you next time! 😛

BYE! 🙂

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Help

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Yes, I know, I only just posted but this post kind of needs to go up. Now. I really need any of the help and advice I can get, I’m sort of having friendship problems I think…. Okay…. I’ll give you a backstory..

So, if you read my post on Changing then you’ll know that I was betrayed, and had literally one friend (that I never seemed to be able to find at lunch and breaks) when I started high school so I was usually alone. If you’ve ever been alone then you’ll know how awful it feels. But after a year I ended up with some friends. To be specific – A Squad. There are 5 of us. Everything was going really well (I had friends finally) until early on in the Summer holidays. Let’s call her Regina.

Anyways, Regina started to seem like she was trying to start arguments at any chance she could. This wasn’t face-to-face by the way. Our squad have a WhatsApp group chat. And at first, I tried to pretend that it was just a phase, and that it would blow over soon. But it didn’t.

After a week, I decided to single message her on WhatsApp, asking her to stop, because the rest of the group didn’t need to be constantly having their notifications full of arguments. And so I didn’t have to feel like I was going to end up with no friends again. I seriously didn’t want to end up back there. And she replied. Saying that we could start over. No more arguments. And I was really happy! Everything was getting a little better! 🙂

But after 2 weeks, she had already started to be subtly insulting, or trying to start arguments. Usually, I would just ignore the messages. But it got to the point where I was getting really annoyed. So I private messaged her again, asking her what had happened to what she had said them 2 weeks ago. And she blamed it on ‘that time of the month’. So, I just sort of accepted that.

But it carried on. And I’m quite sure her lady time doesn’t last the whole month. And does that even make it acceptable to constantly argue or disagree with anything someone says? I didn’t see her doing it to anyone else….

Particularly today, she has been being quite insulting… I had been to Primark. And bought a Harry Potter T-shirt. I absolutely love Harry Potter so I was quite excited, and asked the squad to guess what I found in Primark. After a bit of them guessing, I sent a picture of the T-shirt, and one of my friends replied with positively, about how she liked it and had some similar ones (she loves Harry Potter too). Regina, on the other hand, replied with ‘…’. Followed by wow. And then telling me about how everyone in the UK knows that there are Harry Potter T-shirts in Primark. And that she was disappointed. So I replied saying that I was just quite excited and she said: “Well I guess you don’t really go to Primark much then” which she knows (it’s true). I replied saying that I hardly ever go into the town centre. And the next thing she said was actually quite insulting. She said: “Or anywhere else”.

I was actually quite offended by that, and replied saying that I do go to places. And she simply replied with “Sims” – which all of my friends know is by far my favourite game. Although I would say sims does take up a fraction of my life, it isn’t my whole life (which I said on the group chat). And with that, I left my phone upstairs for a bit.

Later on, when people were talking about what they plan on doing tomorrow, I said that my sister’s boyfriend (he can be called Dave. He isn’t actually by the way) was coming to our house for the night. And Regina replied with: “Don’t know who Dave is. Don’t need to know.” Which was a bit over the line in my opinion…. And after then, a lot of the things that I said, she replied with either “Umm” or “K”.

Even later on, I was talking – well, texting – about my dog, and how cute she was. And Regina said “Good for you”. And in a separate message “FOR YOU”. Basically saying that she doesn’t care about what I have to say. Why should I listen to and reply to what she says if she doesn’t for me?

It is really starting to get on my nerves now. I can’t exactly say I don’t want to be her friend – I do! But even if I didn’t, she is in the squad, and I am too. So everything would just be more awkward…. And I definitely can’t just leave the squad. I have no other friends at my school. And I suck at making friends….

Does anyone have any advice??? Have you ever been in a situation like this? Thank you so much if you know anything that might help! I should be back to my positive self again in my next post!  🙂

BYE! 🙂

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___ Is The New ___

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. This post is inspired by Mon’s blog post which was inspired by The Daily Post! Check it out here! Anyways, it’s a sort of challenge where you have to click over to your favourite blogs, and pick out the 4th and 14th words (that aren’t “the” or “an”). Drop them into this phrase:  “_____ is the new _____.”

Here are the phrases I got!

  1. Out is the new old – Elm
  2. Solicit is the new transference – Mon
  3. Decided is the new blog – A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts

Some of them sort of made a tiny bit of sense I guess! I think I’ll leave it at 3, I only used a few blogs because most of them made even less sense than these!

You should try! Leave a comment with some of your favourites! Thank you so much for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you enjoy my blog!

BYE 🙂

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Back To School Tips

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. This week’s Teens Tell Their Story topic was school. It’s getting to the point where we’re starting to realise that school is only a few days away. *cries* So I thought I’d give some tips!

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  • Pack your bag, the night before school.

Packing your bag when the alarm didn’t wake you up and you still have to brush your hair, do your makeup, have breakfast is definitely not what you want. Packing it before is better too because you won’t be rushing, so you shouldn’t forget anything….

  • Wrap some coloured tape over your pens and pencils.

Do you ever start the year with trillions of pens and pencils but by the end you’re left with none of them? If that’s because you’re too nice and always let people ‘borrow’ them (I will admit, I do this all the time….) but they never come back, then putting tape over them will make sure that they’re different to everyone else’s. So you can spot the people that never gave you your pen back! 😉

  • Make sure to revise for tests

Especially language ones. No I did not ever,  NEVER forget to revise my French vocabulary spelling and sat there the whole test like: “Oh my Gosh! What even are these things?!?!?!”. *insert guilty face here* Trust me. If you have never been in that situation, you do not want to be. It’s horrible. Especially if you’re one of the people that teachers expect to do really well… Luckily, I got away with it! Because my teacher likes me! 🙂

  • Colours!

Everyone knows that colours look nice! And sometimes dull school  books look like they just need a bit of it! Don’t go overboard and graffiti your work book, but just make it look nicer! Maybe use highlighters (they come in great use for tests, revision AND just making things look nice!) Some people use wrapping paper to wrap around the front and back cover of their books so it looks prettier! Which brings me on to my next point.

  • Sticky back plastic

If you don’t know what sticky back plastic is, well… It’s quite self-explanatory really…. It’s thin plastic stuff that’s sticky on one side. I get mine in huge rolls, and it has lasted years. You can probably find it in most shops and stuff, but I found mine in Staples. Anyways, I use it for sticking to my school books, so they don’t rip and get wrecked! Sometimes I glue little pictures on first like this:

It's Spanish if you can't already tell. Isn't the taco just so cute!??!? :)
It’s Spanish if you can’t already tell. Isn’t the taco just so cute!??!? 🙂
  • Be yourself

You don’t want to look back on this year as ‘the year you decided to try and be cooler than you are and ended up with friends you don’t like and now you’re stuck with them’. Be yourself and find friends that are like you, and they like you too! And I know how hard that is when you’re as socially awkward as me!

And on that note, that’s the end of this post! Thank you for reading! 🙂 Leave any thoughts and suggestions in the comments and what are some of your back to school tips???

Oh and just a quick question, would anyone be interested in a ‘Back To School Haul’? I’m going out at some point this week and thought it would be fun to show you guys what I got for school. What do you think??? 🙂

BYE! 🙂

-Just Average Teen Me

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Allergic-To-O Challenge!

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. And today, I thought I’d try the ‘Allergic to O’ challenge’…. First of all, thankyou SO SO SO much to Ananya for helping me find this post! If you’ve seen my previous post (here) you would  As I am writing this, I’m realising that this is actually going to be really hard…. Like, I’ve already used 4 O’s (5 now!) (6)!! Anyways, the challenge of this challenge is to write a paragraph – without using the letter O. At All. I wasn’t nominated but I decided to because of Hann’s post. Check it out here! So… Here goes!

Hi. What can I even write here? Me, my sister and my mum were all dying last night at ‘Anti-funny-things’. Basically, they are ‘funny-things’ because they definitely aren’t (can I say that?? There’s a ‘ instead???) I’ll add an ‘anti-funny-thing’ when I’ve finished this paragraph. This is hard… I like cake… And sweets. But I can’t have many sweets because I have braces…. I’ve had them a year and nearly a year again. Yep.. 😦 This is just seeming really random weird…. I can’t make it seem natural…. .HALP MEH PLEASE! 😀 I NEED MENTAL HELP! 😀 I’ll be finished in case a human dies because I am being very cringey….

There! That was my Allergic to O paragraph…. I have read it so many times and I seem to find a sneaky o in it somewhere each time!!! I will admit.. It was really hard to come up with something to write as well as to write something without the letter O in it!!!

Oh and here’s an anti JOKE for you (feels so good to be able to say joke instead of ‘funny-things’. That one was driving me insane!!! :D)

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? It was dead.

Why did the second monkey fall out of the tree? It was stapled to the first monkey.

Why did the third monkey fall out of the tree? It thought it was a game

Why did the refrigerator fall out of the tree? It had no arms

Why did the little girl fall off her bike? She got hit by 3 monkeys and a refrigerator… 😀 😀 😀

Yeah…. I know it’s evil but I died laughing when I read it yesterday! Do you know any good jokes??? I’d love to hear them in the comments!!!

I think that’s all for this post! Thank you for reading! Leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments below (and your favourite jokes of course). And sorry about my fail of an ‘Allergic to O’ challenge! Make sure to like and follow if you like my blog!

Bye! 🙂

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WHY?!?!?!?!?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Just a quick question… I just did a post. Saw it on my blog. And now it’s disappeared! Does anyone know why? Has it ever happened to you??? It’s happened once before this but I thought I’d just forgotten to post it…

Just in case you were wondering…. The post was the allergic to O challenge. I spent a while proof reading and everything… But now it’s all gone 😦

If anyone knows how to fix this I will love you forever!

Thanks

Just Average Teen Me

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My Interview!

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Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. This week’s Teens Tell Their Story organised by Caitlin and Sherina was interviews! I was paired up with the lovely blogger – LifeofMon aka Transcend. Here are my answers!

  • What are the topics you cover at your blog?

I usually cover things to do with teenage lifestyle, like I did a post on 44 teenage girl things. I’m starting the Teens Tell Their Story project and the monthly look-ahead. I’ll also be starting to monthly favourites!

  • One inspirational song? Why did you chose this song?

I know it’s cheesy, but Who Says – Selena Gomez. I don’t know, most songs that are encouraging certain people, seem to discourage the others, but Selena gets it just right! 🙂 Born this Way – Lady Gaga is good too!

  • Your favourite quote?

A man unwilling to fight for what he wants, deserves what he gets. – Captain Hook, Once Upon A Time ❤

  • One of the bloggers you can’t miss a post from?

Just Call Me Elm or Something

  • One writing trick that you use?

Try not to edit too much, just write, fix any typos and post. Don’t change how you worded it first. It will sound less formal and more casual! 🙂

  • What are 3 great qualities you have?

This one’s harder… I would say I am quite a loyal friend, I am good at keeping secrets (helps when you have an anonymous blog!). And I guess being a perfectionist sometimes comes in handy!

  • What are 3 qualities you want to embody?

I would LOVE to be able to play a harp! And I’d quite like to be more confident.. and less shy and self-conscious… 🙂 And 3rd….. I’d like to be more of a social butterfly!

  • What is one great piece of advice you received?

Say yes to more things!

  • What is one thing you’ve wanted but never ever told anyone?

Hmmm….. I guess I want a cat… But a few people in my family are allergic so I wouldn’t be able to anyway! 😦 I’m quite an animal person!

  • What are you grateful for this week?

I am grateful for my dog, because she’s amazing! 🙂

That’s all of them! What do you think? Check out Mon’s version with my questions and her answers too here!

Thankyou for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you enjoy my blog and leave any comments or suggestions below!

BYE! 🙂 xx

-Just Average Teen Me

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A Feature?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Today I’m making an announcement. Blogging 101 challenged us to create a feature to happen on a day of every week, or a date of every month etc. So at first, I was thinking about something music related. But then I realised that it would end up being the same EVERY time! It’d be like:

“So…. I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift on repeat all weekend…Yeah”

And trust me, it’d be like that EVERY week…. Taylor Swift’s music never gets old! Plus, with that, there isn’t much else I can say really….

Then I got the idea! Don’t get too excited, it’s not that big or anything! 🙂 Basically, lots of youtubers and bloggers do this sort of thing… It’s a monthly favourites! So at the end of every month, I will post a blog about some things that I have been loving or using a lot! See… I told you it wasn’t that exciting!

As you might already know, I will also be taking part in the monthly-look ahead. So both blogs probably won’t go up on the same day! So don’t be confused if only one has gone up! Especially with being back to school soon and back on homework..

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Thankyou for reading! And which post should come first? The monthly look ahead or the favourites post?? Let me know in the comments below! And leave any suggestions for other features there too! I’d love to hear your ideas!

BYE! 🙂 xx

Just Average Teen Me